mental status exam

It is to be in APA paper format with a title page, double spacing, etc.  There should be at least 2 references.  The paper should be approx 2 pages in length, excluding the title page and references, in other words, 2 full pages of text.  Please post to the drop box by the due date.



  1. Select a famous person – Robin Williams

mental illness – describe the demographics and                                                             10pts

behaviors of that person

  1. Using the mental status exam or brief psychiatric scale* –                                   20pts

evaluate that persons   mental status with available pertinent

information from the literature (use only areas that apply)

  1. Determine a DSM-IV diagnosis for that person                                                     20 pts
  2. Determine 2 nursing diagnoses pertinent for this person’s

mental status and nursing care needs                 .                                                          20 pts

  1. Identify two nursing interventions for each nursing diagnosis                                20 pts

Include rationale for each intervention.

Introduction and Summary/conclusions paragraphs                                              10 pts

Total:  100 pts

The grading rubric is listed above.  Points deducted for APA errors, grammar and spelling errors, etc.

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