Mental Health Case Study: Sandy Veale

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Case Study: Mental Health Student’s Name: Institution: Date: Introduction Scientific studies have shown that psychosocial variables play a major role in the ability to predict whether medical treatment will be effective or not (Bruns & Disorbio, 2009). Medical care practitioners have a valuable role to play in dealing with the challenges presented by biopsychosocial assessments of candidates requiring treatment, most especially surgical procedures.


He is a widower with two sons who both live in Adelaide and with whom he is estranged with as they accuse him of being violent to them and their mother when they were growing up. They have irregular contact with their father. Mr. Veale has a history of mental health illness, having been diagnosed with psychotic depression three years ago and been admitted twice to the psychiatric unit. Mr Veale has been brought to the clinic because of a number of concerns. Mr. Veale thinks that there is a man fishing in his stomach and so feels unable to eat and complains of constipation; he also believes that his room at the aged care facility is constantly being searched and that the cleaners there are in charge of medications and dispense him the wrong tablets. Recently the cook gave him a lavender spray for his room but he believes this is a poison spray. He also believes that a mate of his is being abused in the room next to his. Assessment According to Gatchel, Peng, Peters, Fuchs, & Turk (2007) a collaborative biopsychosocial model is superior to traditional biomedical model of patient care and may be used to diagnose and predict medical treatment outcomes. ...
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