Mental Health Promotion
Purpose of assessment task 2
Physical and emotional violence has a demonstrated impact on mental wellbeing (Matheson et al., 2015). It is important that nurses are cognisant of the impact of violence as many people under their care might be affected. This assessment task is an assignment requiring you to demonstrate your understanding of violence, its impact on mental health and wellbeing in Australia and what mental health promotion approaches can be used to address violence.
In this assignment you are required to choose one of the following types of violence, from the World Health Organization (WHO; 2002) typology of violence:
• Family violence
• Community violence
Discuss this type of violence and its impact on mental health and wellbeing. Include in your discussion:
• Factors that lead to this type of violence;
• Incidence, those at risk, impact of this type of violence on the mental wellbeing of Australian individuals and/or families and/or communities;
• Use the literature to:
o Explore mental health promotion approaches that can improve health outcomes in relation to this type of violence and;
o How nurses can use this information to make a difference to those who have experienced violence.
Unit learning outcomes and Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
This assessment task provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate the following Unit Learning outcomes and Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes;
Unit Learning Outcomes
• ULO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of contemporary mental health issues
• ULO2: Evaluate social, political, environmental, and economic factors in relation to mental health
• ULO3: Relate primary health care philosophy, principles, and strategies to promote mental health in nursing practice
• ULO4: Predict and interpret early warning signs and risks associated with mental health problems
• ULO5: Select and evaluate interventions that promote mental health and wellbeing and build emotional resilience for self and others
• ULO6: Evaluate a population-focussed mental health promotion prevention or early intervention program.
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession
Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment
Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change
Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems
Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information
Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions
Student instructions for assessment task
• Access relevant contemporary mental health promotion literature to support your discussion. References should mainly include refereed journal articles;
• The suggested readings in the unit are a good place to start. References to websites and/or Wikipedia are not appropriate for this assessment task;
• Familiarise yourself with the online material on CloudDeakin and the material covered in the seminars;
• Draw on theoretical concepts of health promotion covered in HNN301
• Make sure you self-assess your assignment against the marking rubric available before submission. This enables you to make sure all the required areas have been covered.
Front page: to include student name and number, Assignment title and word count.
Adhere to word limit requirements (within 10%). The word count does not include headings, references page, reference citations and direct quotes.
A reference list should be provided on a separate page headed ‘References’ at the end of the assignment.
Appendices (if applicable) are attached after the reference list page
Table of contents: Do not include a table of contents unless instructed to do so
Headings can be used in assignments of >3,000 words
Specific presentation requirements as per APA style guide. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.apastyle.org
12-point font size (never use a larger point size for headings or on the title page). Use Times or Times New Roman.
Double-line spacing (do not insert extra lines between paragraphs or the references list entries). Use one space after all punctuation except certain periods within abbreviations, quotations or parentheses (e.g., p.m.; “et al., 2014”).
Page numbers to be provided on all pages except front page. Place page number in top right hand corner.
Margins should be 2.54 cm at the top, bottom, left-hand, and right-hand sides of the page.
Indent the first line of each paragraph (using the paragraph tool).
Exceptions: abstract, block quotations, titles and headings, table titles and notes.
References list indents
Apply the hanging indent for the second and subsequent lines of a reference.
Justification of text
All text needs to be aligned to the left, not justified.
Your assignment should be converted to a PDF document before submission. Please check the document before submitting to the dropbox to ensure the formatting has not changed. Software for converting word documents to PDF is available to download from the Deakin software catalogue at no cost.
Must contain a purposeful introduction that outlines some general background to the topic, an aim and purpose and themes for discussion. The body of the assignment will constitute about 80% of the word limit and provide key arguments supported by literature. The body of the assignment is normally organised in paragraphs of approximately 150 words with each paragraph focused on explanation of one idea. There should be a logical progression of ideas as demonstrated by logically linked arguments/discussion made in each paragraph. Each paragraph should commence with a topic sentence and end with a link to the next paragraph, and show a logical progression of ideas/argument. The conclusion paragraph should provide a summation of ideas, draw together the discussion, present no new material (references are not expected in the conclusion paragraph) and offer your position drawn from the discussion.
Communicate using academic writing
Adheres to conventions of written English e.g., word choice, professional language, grammar, use of appropriate sentence structure, punctuation and spelling.
Use of direct quotations: unless really necessary, most assignments do not require the use of direct quotes. Instead, re-expression of author arguments into your own words is required. If a direct quotation is used, you must explain how it adds to the discussion.
Acknowledge sources and adhere to referencing conventions as per APA 6th Edition style: www.deakin.edu.au/referencing
Matheson, F. I., Daoud, N., Hamilton-Wright, S., Borenstein, H., Pedersen, C., & O’Campo, P. (2015). Where Did She Go? The Transformation of Self-Esteem, Self-Identity, and Mental Well-Being among Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence. Women’s Health Issues, 25(5), 561-569. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2015.04.006
World Health Organization. (2002). World report on violence and health: summary. Geneva: World Health Organization.