Critical evaluation of shared decision making in mental health practice

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Critical evaluation of shared decision making in mental health practice

Part 2
Theme: A critical evaluation of shared decision making in mental health practice
This 1 000-word assignment is to help you to support the work that you did in Part 1.
✓ You are to critically examine between 9 to12 sources of evidence which focus on shared decision making in mental health practice. The sources you choose should relate to the context of the clinical practice area where the chosen Individual Case Study that you discussed in Part 1 took place.

✓ You will need to demonstrate what you have learned from these sources of evidence; how you plan to use them in your future clinical practice. You also need to discuss what you learned about engaging in shared decision making because of working within your identified clinical placement area.
✓ You may use appendices to provide a reflective narrative of your personal involvement in shared decision making with the patient that you discussed in your Individual Case Study. In other words, you may use appendices to further elaborate on the lessons learned as you were planning, collaborating, preparing and engaging in decision making on placement. Feel free to include the support and direction that you may have been given by your practice mentors and supervisors. Remember: your appendices will not be as part of the word limit for this element of the assessment.

To help you to complete this assessment, you may also wish to include the following themes:
• Evaluate the roles of the mental health professional team in enabling patient choice in decision making. Also, discuss how professionals can distinguish between information that is relevant to shared decision making and information that is not.
• Identify the barriers to shared decision making when working with children, young people, adults and older adults. Discuss what, if anything, can be done to overcome the barriers to decision making.
• Review ethical issues which may arise in the process of shared decision-making. Also, explore how ethical mental health care can be delivered.

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