92436 Essay On Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders Assessment Task 3 Answer

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92436 Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing

Course area UTS: Health

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  1. Consider how personal and societal attitudes, cultural background, beliefs and values impact on the development of understandings of mental health and illness (RN Standards for Practice 1.2; 1.3).
  2. Incorporate a strengths based focus when caring for people with mental health concerns (RN Standards for Practice 2.1; 2.3; 2.4; 2.5; 4.1; 4.3; 5.2).
  3. Demonstrate nursing skills to enable therapeutic relationships with consumers and carers that support recovery (RN Standards for Practice 1.3; 2.1; 2.2; 2.3; 2.4; 2.5; 3.2; 3.7; 4.1; 4.3; 6.1).
  4. Examine the significance of legislation that impacts on mental health care such as mental health act, guardianship and essentials of care principles (RN Standards for Practice 1.4; 1.5; 6.5).
  5. Develop the therapeutic use of self and explore aspects of personal and professional resilience (RN Standards for Practice 1.2; 2.1; 2.2; 3.1; 3.5).
  6. Utilise and administer assessment tools and documentation in mental health care (RN Standards for Practice 1.6; 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 5.1; 5.2; 5.3).
  7. Demonstrate beginning competencies in mental health nursing practice through participation in the delivery of care (RN Standards for Practice 1.2; 1.4; 1.5; 3.1; 6.1; 6.2; 6.5; 7.1; 7.2).
  8. Collaborate with consumers, carers and other members of the health care team in the delivery of mental health care (RN Standards for Practice 2.8; 3.7; 4.3; 5.2).

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes specifically to the following graduate attributes:

Embody a professional disposition committed to excellence, equity and sustainability (1.0)

Engage in person-centred care that is appropriately sensitive to the needs of individuals, families and communities (2.0)

Communicate and collaborate effectively and respectfully with diverse groups (3.0) Inquire critically to assess a body of evidence to inform practice (4.0)

Competently apply knowledge and skills to ensure safe and effective nursing practice (5.0)

Assessment task 3: Essay on the DSM- Written Task

Intent:The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has a lengthy and controversial history. From the first edition published in 1952, to the most recent edition in 2013 (DSM-5), the DSM has been heavily criticised by various stakeholders. Understanding the historical and contemporary controversies of the DSM will prepare you to practice in a way considerate of the ethical and moral issues that will confront you during your caring career.

Objective(s): This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s): A, B, C and D

This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s): 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0



Task:Over the course of the session, you will have learnt about various mental health diagnoses that are within the DSM. Although a common reference in this subject, the DSM is a highly controversial text. Your assignment is to write an essay that addresses the following two tasks:

  1. Identify a past or current controversial DSM diagnosis, and discuss the reasons why it is controversial; and,
  2. Discuss consumers' qualitative experience with receiving/having a mental health diagnoses.

You are expected to write a discussion based on a critical examination of literature. This is an individual assignment. Please note, this is not an essay about your own individual, personal experience with receiving a diagnosis. Please note the following requirements:

Start your essay with an introduction paragraph, and summarise your contentions with a conclusion paragraph.

Please address each task under separate sub-headings.

Please note, the focus of each task can be independent. That is, your answer to the first discussion task does not need to be related to the second discussion task.

Consult the content in the assessment folder on UTS Online. Resources and further guidance are provided.

Minimum 8 references expected. Online blogs are not a viable reference. References of any age are permitted.

You may reference articles and sources of any age. Only word documents are to be submitted (no PDFs).

Your essay must be submitted to Turnitin for a similarity report. You do not need to reference the DSM, but you may if you wish. No more than 10% of the essay should be quotes

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