When should a mental status exam be conducted?
Conduct a full mental status exam and a Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE) on a family member, colleague or friend; NOT an actual patient. Compare and contrast the two exams.
Describe your experience with both exams. How long did they take? What did you learn from the experience? When should a mental status exam be conducted? What is the clinical importance of assessing mental status in your patient population (homeless, hispanic, african american, poor/underserved)? Response should be 4 well-developed paragraphs with APA references and Citations.