CNC:MH – 92446
Assessment 2: Collaborative Mental Health Nursing Practice (Weight 50%)
Marking Criteria
1. Introduction (Total 10 marks)
? Introduce the topic: collaborative mental health nursing practice with healthcare
consumers who have experienced a mental disorder.
? Define key terms.
? Outline the purpose of the assignment.
2. Discussion (Total 30 marks)
? Written in a manner consistent with academic convention: the writing is
structured using paragraphs and complete sentences and is free of spelling and
grammatical errors.
? Refer to relevant literature, including a minimum of eight peer-reviewed journal
articles and:
(i) Discuss why it is necessary for mental health nurses, when developing a
collaborative nurse-consumer relationship, to gain an understanding of the
health care consumer’s experiences of living with the effects of a mental
disorder (15 marks).
(ii) Identify one aspect of your own nursing practice – a behaviour, an attitude, or
a skill – that requires some development for you to work collaboratively with a
health care consumer who has experienced a mental disorder.
Discuss how you could develop this aspect of your own nursing practice
(15 marks).
In part (ii) of the discussion you can use the first person, ‘I’, when you are discussing
your own practice development; however, you must support this section of the
discussion with references to relevant literature.
3. Conclusion and Referencing (Total 10 marks)
? Summarise the major findings of the discussion and form a conclusion.