You are to write an essay which analyses a case study in order to discuss appropriate biopsychosocial factors and nursing management or interventions relevant to that case. Recent and relevant literature must be used to support your discussion.
1) Select a case study provided.
2) Use recent literature to support your discussion:
2.1) Discuss biopsychosocial factors that contribute to the development of the selected disorder.
2.2) Discuss a nursing management or interventions appropriate for your selected case study.
2.3) Discuss ethical implications for the selected case study.
– Ensure that you use scholarly literature (digitised readings, research articles, relevant Government reports and text books) that has been published within the last 5 years.
– Provide a clear introduction and conclusion to your paper.
– You may use headings to organise your work if you wish.
Unless otherwise instructed, write in the third person.
– Use academic language throughout.
– Refer to the marking guidelines when writing your assignment. This will assist you in calculating the weightings of the sections for your assignment.
Case : Depression
Amy is a 75-year old woman. She has been diagnosed as having depression for ten years. She started to feel depressed after she was diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension. She felt more depressed after the loss of her husband three years ago. She was hardly eating anything and wasn’t sleep. She felt like she had no one to talk to. After the death of her husband, Amy moved to a retirement village. While living at the retirement village, Amy manages her medications by herself. Sometimes she forgets to take her medications.
Amy has two daughters. They live in another city, about one hour drive from her home. They visit her almost every month. Amy is a quiet but caring person. She likes to keep things to herself. Amy has similar characters to her mother who also had depression and passed away fifteen years ago.
Amy was brought to a mental health hospital by Sue, one of Amy’s daughters, after the retirement village manager contacted her. This is her fourth admission to the hospital. Over a period of two weeks, Amy has experienced a loss of interest in her activities and sleep disturbance. Amy was restless at night and she found it hard to fall asleep. Over the past two weeks, Amy has felt increasingly tired and fatigued, resulting in her not wanting to get out of bed. Amy has lost her appetite. She has lost six kilograms in the past two months. Amy expresses feelings of worthlessness, helplessness, and hopelessness. She feels she is a burden for her daughters. Amy reported low mood and stated “If I were gone, things would be easier for my daughters”.
The doctor prescribes Amy another group of antidepressants. While she is in an inpatient unit, she attends cognitive behavioural therapy as well as art and craft group activities.
Word Count: 2,000 words
Format: APA 6th referencing style (also include in-text references)