Summative Case Study In Nursing

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Introduction: This summative case-study will endeavour to apply the core principles of Behavioural Activation (BA) to a patient from practice experiencing a major depressive episode. For the purpose of this assignment, the patient will be referred to under the pseudonym of ‘Jordan’. Jordan’s personal information has been removed or altered to ensure that his confidentiality is respected in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council; Code of Conduct (2015) which outlines the importance of respecting a patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality (NMC, 2015). This summative case-study will present a structured formulation of Jordan’s problems to which he presented to the Emergency Department Psychiatric Service and his ongoing care he received in a community setting. It will also describe and clarify the justification for the application of BA, which has arisen directly from Jordan’s formulation. In addition, this summative case-study will apply knowledge, theory and literature that describes and validates the approach used to measure Jordan’s progress in his journey to recovery. Case study Jordan is a 36-year-old man with a diagnosis of depression. Depression is a broad diagnosis which the ICD-10 classification system requires the patient to present with at least four out of the ten depressive symptoms to be formally diagnosed (NICE 2009, World Health Organisation 2010). For a formal diagnosis of depression, the DSM-V system requires five or more of the nine possible
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