Conducting a Mental State Examination of Bella

Imagine that you are a member of the A&E liaison team and conduct a mental state examination of Bella, one of the participants.

To answer this question, critically appraise elements of the therapeutic relationship. Then critically evaluate the evidence required to care for and support people with acute mental health conditions. Examine a range of health assessment strategies and tools to develop a person-centered care plan. Apply the principles of risk assessment and management that reflect positive risk-taking in mental health care. Critically integrate relevant principles of law, ethics, and professionalism when delivering and evaluating care for people with mental health needs.