IAN FEDWICK -Question -5
Read the case notes and complete the writing task which follows
Ian Fedwick is a 6-year-old boy who is the son of one of your newly referred patients in the community mental health center where you are a mental health case manager.
Date of birth: 12 April 2008
Place of birth: St.Joseph Hospital, wales
Religion & ethnicity: Catholic, Parents born in Wales
Mother’s name: Angel Fedwick
Mother’s community admission date: 15 March 2013
Mother- Major depression with psychotic features
son-? early onset separation anxiety disorder
Angel suffered PND- depressed since
she sometimes hears voices calling her and sees ‘men’ running around her house- nil serious psychosis in functional terms.
Ian’s psychological status ok until DSH and hospitalization , after this signs of separation anxiety
Father is self-employed and works long hours. Rarely see Ian &dismissive of Ian’s emotional states ,He’s like a bloody girl now! he told us.
Ian loves chess and playing with his dog, ‘Bunny’.
serious otitis media-required grommets at 18 months
Medication: Nil meds
Case management and progress
Angel new to our area &referred to mental health unit
we will provide her with long term MH case management
Ian really panics whenever mum leaves his sight, socially withdrawn &refusing to attend kindergarten, insomnia &nightmares,
This greatly increases pressure on Angel when her MH is already fragile.
Father, Federal, uninterested in meeting in person or discussing problem in detail.
Ian attended the initial assessment with Angel and separation anxiety behavior very obvious
Referral; to early childhood mental health team for assessment and management of Ian’s early-onset separation anxiety disorder
Request joint meeting with case manager and Angel
You are the Case Manager caring for Ian Fedwick’s depressed mother but due to his psychological issues needs to write a referral for him to Tom baker, Clinical Psychologist on the Newstown early childhood mental health team at Newstown Hospital.
In your answer:
Expand the relevant notes into complete sentences
Do not use note forms
Use letter format
The body of the letter should be approximately 180-200 words