Topic: A Case Study critically analyzing schizophrenia in men and women and a critique of the changing nature of the management of health care in the UK.

A Case Study critically analyzing schizophrenia in men and women and a critique of the changing nature of the management of health care in the UK.

  • First section – Case Study = focusing intently on a topic (i.e. Schizophrenia) and social stratification/s (gender, ethnicity) – 1,000 words – definition, prevalence, historical backdrop, asylum, ethnocentric/eurocentric viewpoint, diagnosis etc.
  • Second section – You are using the topic and stratification as a way to critique of the changing nature of the management of mental health care. This is the heart of the essay and should consist of the bulk of words ie 2,000 words
Length 3,000 words
Outcomes Assessed Knowledge & Understanding
1.a Discuss changing concepts of mental health and mental illness including historical and cultural differences – definition of mental health/illness from global (WHO) organisation,  historical backdrop including schizophrenia in the asylum from a Eurocentric and ethnocentric viewpoint , when was schizophrenia first diagnosed? What happened in the asylum? – prevalence of schizophrenia in the uk, diagnosis of schizophrenia, 
1.b Analyse developments in the management of mental illness including the role of mental health services, professionals and service user groups.  – nhs, public health, community care, biomedical and social model talking therapy, therapeutic community, biopsychological moel, person centred care, cultural competence
1.c Examine the impact of social divisions such as social class, ‘race’, ethnicity, gender and age in theprevalence, incidence and experience of mental illness. – gender, men and women how were they diagnosed differently with schizophrenia, what were they categorised as? Ethnic differences within schizophrenia? Cultural views on schizophrenia? How its changed over time? Subject-Specific Skills  2.a Demonstrate understanding of current UK mental health policy and practice and its impact on service users. – institutionalism, mental heath act, community care act, 5 ways to wellbeing, nhs 5 year forward. 2.b Identify and apply the main theoretical approaches to understanding the nature, prevalence and impact of mental illness – social construction, stigma, sick role, psychiatric model, labelling theory – use several models in the study Personal Transferable Skills  3.a Identify, analyse and present written communication – good essay structure and use of critique
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