Week 3 Assignment: How Illnesses and Injuries Affect the Mind
Health complications can be stressful, especially in more vulnerable populations like young children and the elderly. With stress and loss of function often come depression and other psychological manifestations. As a nurse, part of your job is to recognize and educate patients and caregivers on how to deal with the psychological complications of a health crisis.
In this Assignment, you will educate either a caregiver of an elderly patient or a caregiver of a young child patient on ways to prevent and manage psychological manifestations. Review the Learning Resources dealing with injuries and depression and anxiety.
Develop a teaching plan for treating the potential psychological issues that may result from health crises in either the elderly or young children. You will use PowerPoint to present your teaching plan. Some considerations to make include:
• In what ways does mental health need to be considered across the illness/injury continuum?
• How can nurses help both patients and caregivers work through mental blocks and depression associated with an illness or injury?
• Although treatment will take place in a medical facility, how can non-medical treatments be used as a supplement?
Support your idea with a minimum of three references from the professional nursing literature in the assigned course readings and other references in the Walden Library. If they are relevant, you may use one or two professional Web sites in addition to the literature references.
Include the main elements of your presentation to a group of parents or elderly or their caregivers. This PowerPoint presentation should include between 8–10 slides. It will be assessed using the Week 3 Assignment. Prior to submitting your Assignment, make sure to review the rubric, which is located in the Course Information area.
Provided an overview slide on the purpose of the presentation.
Described ways mental health needs should be considered across the illness/injury continuum and focused on population to consider and target audience.
Outlined a teaching plan to help both patients and caregivers prevent/manage psychological manifestations associated with an illness, injury, or health crisis.
Addressed possible non-medical treatments to be used as a supplement.
Provided a summary of the main points of the teach plan/presentation.
Academic Writing Expectations (AWE 3) 4000 Level
APA Formatting: cover page, title of paper on second page, level headings, Times New Roman 12 font, 1″” margins, and page numbers. APA References: Uses in-text citations appropriately and format correctly. Paraphrases to avoid plagiarizing the source.
Reference list is in alphabetical order, hanging indent, double spaced in format. Each specific entry contains all information required by APA format including author, year of publication, title of publication, pages, DOI, website, as appropriate.
Slide —title slide
Slide —overview of the presentation
Slide —make sure you name you discuss the continuum, such as depression can go from young to old….
Slide —develop a teaching plan such as:
counseling is a treatment option……
therapy is a long-term option to help ……
exercise is useful in mental health because……
medications such as antidepressants and antipsychotics are……
Slide —list non-medical treatments available for your topic of choice
Slide —summary slide with your main points
Slide —references in APA format