(Answered) NR326: Mental Health Nursing


The student will review, summarize, and critique a scholarly article related to a mental health topic.

Course outcomes: This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

(CO 4) Utilize critical thinking skills in clinical decision-making and implementation of the nursing process for

psychiatric/mental health clients. (PO 4)

(CO 5) Utilize available resources to meet self-identified goals for personal, professional, and educational

development appropriate to the mental health setting. (PO 5)

(CO 7) Examine moral, ethical, legal, and professional standards and principles as a basis for clinical decision-making.

(PO 6)

(CO 9) Utilize research findings as a basis for the development of a group leadership experience. (PO 8)

Due date: Your faculty member will inform you when this assignment is due. The Late Assignment Policy applies to

this assignment.

Total points possible: 100 points

Preparing the assignment

1) Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment. Speak with your faculty member if you have questions.

  1. Select a scholarly nursing or research article, published within the last five years, related to mental health

nursing. The content of the article must relate to evidence-based practice.

  • You may need to evaluate several articles to find one that is appropriate.
  1. Ensure that no other member of your clinical group chooses the same article, then submit your choice for

faculty approval.

  1. The submitted assignment should be 2-3 pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages.

2) Include the following sections (detailed criteria listed below and in the Grading Rubric must match exactly).

  1. Introduction (10 points/10%)
  • Establishes purpose of the paper
  • Captures attention of the reader
  1. Article Summary (30 points/30%)
  • Statistics to support significance of the topic to mental health care
  • Key points of the article
  • Key evidence presented
  • Examples of how the evidence can be incorporated into your nursing practice
  1. Article Critique (30 points/30%)
  • Present strengths of the article
  • Present weaknesses of the article
  • Discuss if you would/would not recommend this article to a colleague
  1. Conclusion (15 points/15%)
  • Provides analysis or synthesis of information within the body of the text
  • Supported by ides presented in the body of the paper
  • Is clearly written
  1. Article Selection and Approval (5 points/5%)
  • Current (published in last 5 years)
  • Relevant to mental health care
  • Not used by another student within the clinical group
  • Submitted and approved as directed by instructor
  1. APA format and Writing Mechanics (10 points/10%)


RUA: Scholarly Article Review Guidelines

NR326 RUA Scholarly Article Review Guideline 2

  • Correct use of standard English grammar and sentence structure
  • No spelling or typographical errors
  • Document includes title and reference pages
  • Citations in the text and reference page

For writing assistance (APA, formatting, or grammar) visit the APA Citation and Writing page in the online library.

Please note that your instructor may provide you with additional assessments in any form to determine that you fully


Scholarly Article Review

One of the most important aspects of health of individuals, communities, and societies is mental health. As argued by Mills (2018), mental health does not necessarily imply lack of mental disorders, but also involves the well-being of individuals such that they are able to recognize their abilities, cope with normal stressors in life, and work productively to impact their communities. Taking this into account, this paper will review a mental nursing article by Shiner et al. (2019). This paper will first summarize the article and then critique the article by discussing its strengths and weaknesses.

Article Summary

The article by Shiner et al. (2019) focuses on how patient-reported outcomes can be used in order to understand the effectiveness of treating post-traumatic stress disorder through guideline-concordant care in clinical practice. In the US, PTSD has a lifetime prevalence of 6.1%. Most of the people affected are veterans, which according to…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $10.