Things Fall Apart Essay. Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart addresses the impact of colonialism and in particular the missionary endeavor on Ibo society. In a 5-7 page essay, discuss what Achebe finds to be the impact of colonialism and the missionary endeavor on Ibo society. Please include AT LEAST two additional sources (besides Things Fall Apart), one that addresses the impact of colonialism on Africa and one that addresses the impact of Christian missions on Africa. Sources should be either scholarly articles (i.e. from peer-reviewed journals) or books from academic presses (excluding textbooks). All other sources are unacceptable. Sources, including Things Fall Apart, should be incorporated throughout the essay. Essays should be 5-7 page in length and conform to the Chicago Manual of Style. Papers without citations will under no circumstances receive a grade.
Case study 2 “Mike”
Mike is a 74 year old man admitted to an inpatient psychiatric ward under section 11 of the Mental Health Act 1992. His family had contacted the mental health services as they were very concerned about his ability to care for himself. He presented in dirty, wrinkled clothing and was malodorous, appearing not to have showered for several days. His clothes were loose and he appeared gaunt, his family report that he has lost a significant amount of weight recently. On assessment Mike made poor eye contact and replied with monosyllabic replies to questions asked. There was also marked latency of response. His family report that there has been a steady deterioration in Mike’s functioning since his wife died eight months ago and they are concerned as he had been expressing that life was not worth living without his wife and he wished he were dead to. They report they feel the only thing that stops him from acting on these thoughts are his strong Christian beliefs despite Mike no longer attending his regular church. Mike has denied having any problems and he wished his family wouldn’t interfere in his affairs. He refused to come to hospital voluntarily stating that he was perfectly able to cope on his own.
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One of the aims of this assignment is to demonstrate analysis of key concerns or potential problems this person may be presenting with.
What potential risk does this problem/concern/diagnosis pose for this person?
You need to identify why you have come to your conclusions e.g. using peer reviewed literature that supports your identification. You may indicate several methods you may use to support your hypothesis.
Identify and discuss two key issues…. and interventions that a clinician could use to address this concern.
Once again clearly identify the interventions and discuss how a clinician could use these to manage the key concerns.
We do not want a list, we are looking for a discussion which is supported with relevant literature.
Must be a nursing intervention, as you are trying to demonstrate an understanding of the role of the nurse in mental health.
Discuss the impact of this person’s altered mental health or addiction on the person and their family including consideration of stigma and discrimination.
Tip. Link this to your key concern, i.e. how can hopelessness be affected further by stigma and discrimination
Barriers to recovery can be analysed with this section, these can include stigma, discrimination from family, services, community and self!
Identify and critically analyse legal and ethical issues relevant to this case study.
Consider potential use of paternalistic legislation, risk and definition (S2 MHA92)
Rights, privacy, code of conduct, cultural safety
You may link this area throughout the essay or as a standalone section. You may also want to consider legal/ethical issues associated with interventions and as potential barriers
Consider; autonomy vs beneficence vs non-maleficence
WRITE UP Break down
Introduction – introductory statement and outline purpose of the assignment (200)
Identify and discuss key concerns, (500)
Impact of altered MH/addiction on person; the family and barriers to recovery (500)
Relevant legal and ethical issues (500)
Interventions to address the key concerns, two-three paragraphs (600)
Conclusion – concise summary of your findings and concluding statement (200
= 3000 words (excluding reference list and appendices)
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APA referencing (in-text & reference list)
Check grammar & spelling (proof-read)
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Weighting A Grade B Grade C Grade D Grade
Comprehensive and succinctly demonstrates a thorough analysis of the selected therapeutic intervention.
Critical analysis of relevant literature and implications for nursing/care delivery is evident.
Critical analysis of legal and ethical considerations associated with the Impact on individuals and service delivery identified and analysed.
Clearly demonstrates an analysis of the selected therapeutic intervention.
Analysis of legal and ethical considerations is evident.
Impact of intervention implementation on individuals and service delivery is identified and explored.
Demonstrates some analysis of the selected therapeutic intervention.
Impact of implementation of the intervention for the individual and service delivery is identified but with minimal discussion.
Legal and ethical issues are poorly understood and minimally stated.
Limited analysis. Impact of implementation of the intervention for the individuals or service delivery is poorly discussed.
Potential impact of legal considerations and ethics is not explored
20% Cognitive Skills
Critical integration is clearly demonstrated through exploration of meaning, relevance and application of appropriate literature. There is a clear identification of findings and use of discrimination.
Methodology and search strategy clearly identified.
Synthesis of key findings is clearly demonstrated through comparisons of finding across literature with clear identification of both supportive, congruent material along with differing or incongruent ideas, with specific context or areas of inquiry.
Methodology and search strategy identified.
Analysis is clearly demonstrated through extraction of key ideas and findings from literature with responsiveness to questions such as who, what, how and why. There is identification of an appropriate range of literature and other resources.
Methodology and search strategy not clearly identified.
Description is provided of literature in which material summarizes key points with identification of areas of interest and concern within specific literature.
Methodology and search strategy not identified.
20% Developing an argument
There is a logical presentation of ideas in a way that develops sequential sound and well supported reasoning. The introduction places the topic within an appropriate context and clearly indicates the line of reasoning. The conclusion identifies key findings and indicates their relevance.
Ideas are generally presented logically with a clear and sequential line of reasoning. The introduction provides some attempt to place the topic within an appropriate setting along with some sense of the line of reasoning to be developed. The conclusion briefly outlines findings.
There is an apparent attempt to develop a logical, sequential line of reasoning but this is not fully developed. The introduction provides a broad orientation to the topic. The conclusion provides an overview of the assignment rather than identification of findings.
Ideas are disjointed with little or no evidence of support for a central argument. The assignment has considerable limitations in/or lacks an introduction and conclusion.