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HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions


Knowledge Assessment HLTENN009


Unit code, name and release number

HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions (1)

Qualification/Course code, name and release number

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing (1)

Version:                             20200721

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Assessment Instructions

Assessment detailsInstructions
Assessment overviewThe objective of this assessment is to assess your knowledge required to contribute to the nursing care and management of a person with a mental health condition.
Assessment Event number1 of 3
Instructions for the studentThis is a written assessment and will be conducted as a take home assessment without supervision. This assessment is in one part: Short answer questions This assessment is supported by assessment feedback.
Submission instructionsOn completion of this assessment, you are required to upload it or hand it to your assessor for marking. If you complete this as a paper-based assessment, ensure you have included your name at the bottom of each page. It is important that you keep a copy of all electronic and hardcopy assessments submitted to TAFE and complete the assessment declaration when submitting the assessment.
What do I need to do to achieve a satisfactory result?To achieve a satisfactory result for this assessment all questions must be answered correctly. If you do not achieve 100% you will be provided with feedback and asked to resubmit responses to those questions you answered incorrectly within two weeks, unless otherwise agreed with the Head Teacher where there are extenuating circumstances. If you do not achieve 100% after this resubmission you will need to talk with the Course Coordinator or Head Teacher who may use their discretion to allow additional attempts.
What do I need to provide?Computer, internet access, ability to print assessment (if required)
What the assessor will provide?Prescribed textbook: Koutoukidis, G, Stainton, K. & Hughson, J. (2017) Tabbner’s Nursing Care (7th ed.) Elsevier, Chatswood (e-textbook) Online learning platform and resources, copy of this assessment, assessment guidance and feedback.
Due dateTeacher/Assessor to complete as per the assessment schedule.
Time allowedIndicative time: 4 hours
SupervisionThis is an unsupervised, take-home assessment. You may be asked for additional evidence to verify the authenticity of your submission and confirm that the assessment task was completed by you.
Assessment feedback, review or appealsAppeals will be addressed in accordance with TAFE NSW Policy. Refer to Every Student’s Guide to Assessment in TAFE NSW for more information.

Part 1: Short Answer Questions

Read each question carefully and respond in the space provided. Ensure that you adhere to any word counts, where indicated.

  1. A range of risk factors are associated with mental health conditions, including psychological, cognitive, physical and social factors.

In the table below, identify two examples of each risk factor relevant to the development of a mental health condition.

Risk FactorExamples relevant to mental health conditions
Psychological factors 
Cognitive factors 
Physical factors 
Social factors 
  • Incorporating the consumer perspective is a critical element of the delivery of contemporary mental health care.

Outline three key benefits of designing mental health services in collaboration with consumers.

Incorporating the carer perspective is another critical element of the delivery of contemporary mental health care. The following video provides some insight into the carer’s perspectives on the mental health care provided to their loved ones. View the video and respond to questions 3 and 4 below. Get essay help and dissertation help services with affordable prices.

  • Outline two key carer insights from the video about how practitioners working in mental health services could improve services for people experiencing a mental health condition.
  • Identify two ways in which you would apply these carer insights in your role as an enrolled nurse.
  • People with a mental health condition may experience stigma and discrimination. In the table below, define the terms stigma and discrimination as they relate to people with a mental health condition. Each definition should be between 15 – 30 words.
  • Identify two potential impacts of stigma and discrimination towards a person with a mental health condition on their interactions with health services.
  • A person’s cultural background and belief systems influence how an individual experiences their mental health condition.

Outline two potential impacts that culture and belief system of a person with a mental health condition can have on the way they interact with mental health services. Your response should be between 50 – 100 words in total.

  • Mental healthcare in Australia is regulated by a range of laws and regulations. Describe two of the key objectives of specific mental health legislation in Australia.

  • The table below lists key terms used in the mental health sector. For each term provide:
  • A definition
  • Two key features of the mental health legislation related to this term.
Terma) Definitionb) Two key features of related mental health legislation
Admission procedure  
Involuntary admission  
Consumer rights  
Involuntary review processes  
Seclusion and restraint  
Community Treatment Orders  
Mental health practitioner  
  1. Poor oral health can be an outcome for people living with mental illness. In the table below, outline:
  2. How each of the four factors listed contributes to poor oral health for people experiencing mental illness.
  3. One nursing intervention an enrolled nurse could use to improve the oral health of clients experiencing each risk factor.
Factora) How it contributes to poor oral healthb) Nursing intervention to improve oral health
Level of motivation for self-care  
Access to health/dental services  
  1. The National Framework for Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Services formalises a recovery-orientated approach to mental health practice.

Briefly explain the concept of recovery-oriented mental health practice when working with people experiencing a mental health condition. Your response should be between 25 – 50 words.

  1. a) In the table below, identify the six principles listed in the National Framework for Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Services.
  2. Identify two ways that an enrolled nurse could apply each principle to their nursing practice, considering their duty of care in all instances.
a) Principleb) Application to enrolled nursing practice
  1. The table below lists some common mental health conditions. For each condition, provide:
  2. Two key signs/symptoms of the condition; and
  3. Two key approaches to treatment and management of the condition.
Mental health conditiona) Signs/symptomsb) Treatment and management
Anxiety disorder  
Panic disorder  
Social phobia/specific phobias  
Obsessive-compulsive disorder  
Organic disorders  
Post-traumatic stress disorder  
Mood disorder  
Bipolar disorder  
Eating disorders  
Borderline personality disorder  
Personality disorders  
  1. In the table below, provide two examples of behaviours associated with each mental health condition and describe the effect each behaviour may have on the client and others.
ConditionBehavioursEffect on the clientEffect on others
Obsessive-compulsive disorder   
Post-traumatic stress disorder   
  1. SafeWards is a new model of care designed to reduce conflict and containment in acute adult mental health inpatient units. The following video describes the contemporary nursing evidence base for SafeWards:

Review the video and answer the following questions:

  1. Outline two strengths of the existing evidence base for SafeWards identified in the video.
    1. Outline two limitations of the existing evidence base for SafeWards identified in the video.

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