Written Assignment Individual Essay – 2000 words
This assessment requires students to generate an argument and make a case for claims made in relation to mental health promotion and nursing interventions focussed on the mental health needs of refugees and their families. To be able to do this, students will apply theoretical knowledge of mental health promotion.
In ‘Godefa One Man’s Story’ you are introduced to many of the issues facing people who have been forced to leave their country because they are at risk of, or have experienced, persecution. Godefa believes that nurses have a critical role in supporting refugees who are resettled in Australia.
Critically discuss the key components of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion in relation to the mental health of refugees and what impact you as a nurse can have on improving the mental health and well-being of refugees and their families.
Unit Learning Outcomes assessed:
ULO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of contemporary mental health issues -in particular by exploring mental health issues related to refugees
ULO2: Evaluate social, political, environmental, and economic factors in relation to mental health – by considering the factors that contribute to poor mental health in this population group
ULO3: Relate primary health care philosophy, principles, and strategies to promote mental health – by considering refugee health in the context of the Ottawa Charter
Graduate Learning Outcomes assessed:
GLO1: Discipline Specific Knowledge and Capabilities – by apply mental health theory to nursing practice and considering the role of nurses in supporting and improving the mental health of refugees
GLO2: Communication – by demonstrating the ability to communicate ideas and knowledge through writing
GLO4: Critical Thinking – through evaluation of information and critique of key ideas from the literature and mental health promotion theory as it applies to refugees