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ASSIGNMENT 2 Written Critique of the care provided in a Case Study according to a Clinical Practice Guideline to improve patient care
Students to provide an 1800-word critique of a provided case study scenario inline with relevant elements of a selected clinical practice guideline (CPG) upholding
• NSQHSS and/or
• NMBA standards and/or
• Palliative Care standards
Due date: 14/10/2020 1600 hours
Length and/or format: 1800 words +/- 10%
Purpose: Students are required to demonstrate an understanding of how theory translates into practical nursing care and how evidence underpins best practice. Each student will review and critique the care given in the Case Study provided according to their choice of ONLY ONE of the provided Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG’s) best suited to the highlighted discussion (See Assessments LEO Tile for Case Study and CPG’s) .
Learning outcomes assessed: LO1, LO5, LO7
How to submit: Electronic Submission via Turnitin
Return of assignment: The assessment feedback and grade will be returned via Turnitin.
Assessment criteria: The assessment will be marked using the criteria-based rubric.
Please note that in-text citations are included in the word count
whilst the reference list is not included in the word count. Words that are more than 10% over the word count will not be considered.
Writing requires skill and being able to write within a specified word limit is an essential component of professional and academic work. Reading and writing critically are fundamental skills which demonstrate an understanding and an ability to make judgements and solve problems, hence why only 10% of a word count should be direct quotes. That is, if the word count is 1500 words only 150 of those words should be direct quotes. Word counts provide students with an indication of the amount of detail and work required for each assessment item.
What is included in a word count?
Essentially, all text within an assessment item from the introduction through to the conclusion is counted in the word count. This includes all in-text citations, direct quotes and headings. The word count does not include the following:
• Title page
• Reference list
• Figures and legends
ASSIGNMENTS SUBMITTED JUST BEFORE THE DUE DATE AND TIME
Please note that if you submit your assignment, notice that the similarity index is high but do not have time to revise your assignment before the due date has passed, then you are advised to:
• contact the Lecturer in Charge and request that your assignment be removed.
• revise the assignment, submit it within three days of the due date and incur a late submission penalty.
• submit it into the regular drop box. Do not submit into the extension drop box.
Please review the Academic Integrity and Misconduct policy if you choose not to do this.
This unit requires you to use the APA referencing system.
See the ‘Academic referencing’ page of the Student Portal for more details.
ACU POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
It is your responsibility to read and familiarise yourself with ACU policies and regulations, including regulations on examinations; review and appeals; acceptable use of IT facilities; and conduct and responsibilities. These are in the ACU Handbook, available from the website.
A list of these and other important policies can be found at the University policies page of the Student Portal.
Assessment policy and procedures
You must read the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedures in the University Handbook: they include rules on deadlines; penalties for late submission; extensions; and special consideration. If you have any queries on Assessment Policy, please see your Lecturer in Charge.
Please note that:
(1) any numerical marks returned to students are provisional and subject to moderation;
(2) students will not be given access to overall aggregated marks for a unit, or overall unit grade calculated by Gradebook in LEO; and,
(3) students will be given a final mark and grade for their units after moderation is concluded and official grades are released after the end of semester.
You have the responsibility to submit only work which is your own, or which properly acknowledges the thoughts, ideas, findings and/or work of others. The Academic Integrity and Misconduct Policy and the Academic Misconduct Procedures are available from the website. Please read them, and note in particular that cheating, plagiarism, collusion, recycling of assignments and misrepresentation are not acceptable. Penalties for academic misconduct can vary in severity and can include being excluded from the course.
The Turnitin application (a text-matching tool) will be used in this unit, in order to enable:
• students to improve their academic writing by identifying possible areas of poor citation and referencing in their written work; and
• teaching staff to identify areas of possible plagiarism in students’ written work.
While Turnitin can help in identifying problems with plagiarism, avoiding plagiarism is more important. Information on avoiding plagiarism is available from the Academic Skills Unit.
For any assignment that has been created to allow submission through Turnitin (check the Assignment submission details for each assessment task), you should submit your draft well in advance of the due date (ideally, several days before) to ensure that you have time to work on any issues identified by Turnitin. On the assignment due date, lecturers will have access to your final submission and the Turnitin Originality Report.
Please note that electronic marking, Grademark, is used in this unit using Turnitin. Turnitin will be used as a means of submitting, marking and returning assessment tasks and so a text matching percentage will appear on your submission automatically.
FIRST PEOPLES AND EQUITY PATHWAYS DIRECTORATE FOR ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER STUDENTS
Every campus provides information and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students.
Indigenous Knowing’s are embedded in curricula for the benefit of all students at ACU.
If you are experiencing difficulties with learning, life issues or pastoral/spiritual concerns, or have a disability/medical condition which may impact on your studies, you are advised to notify your Lecturer in Charge, Course Coordinator and/or one of the services listed below as soon as possible.
For all aspects of support please visit ACU Info section in the Student Portal.
• Academic Skills offers a variety of services, including workshops (on topics such as assignment writing, time management, reading strategies, referencing), drop-in sessions, group appointments and individual consultations. It has a 24-hour online booking system for individual or group consultations.
• Campus Ministry offers pastoral care, spiritual leadership and opportunities for you to be involved with community projects.
• The Career Development Service can assist you with finding employment, preparing a resume and employment application, and preparing for interviews.
• The Counselling Service is a free, voluntary, confidential, and non-judgmental service open to all students and staffed by qualified social workers or registered psychologists.
• Disability Services can assist you if you need educational adjustments because of a disability or chronic medical condition; please contact them as early as possible.
• To support your progression in this unit, students are directed to access the course inherent requirements, on the link below, to understand the essential aspects of their course. If you require assistance to enable you to achieve the knowledge, skills and attitudes outlined in the inherent requirements, please speak with your academic and or a disability advisor for support.
ONLINE RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS
The LEO page for this unit contains further readings/discussion forums. https://leo.acu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=33843
Key activities that have been provided to support your learning include
TEXTS AND REFERENCES
A dvanced Care Planning Australia. (2020). Advanced Care Planning in your state or territory. Retrieved from https://www.advancecareplanning.org.au/resources/advance-care-planningfor-your-state-territory
Australian Government Department of Health. (2020). Advance Care Directive. Retrieved fromhttps://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/palliative-care/planning-your-palliativecare/advance-care-directive
Becker, R. (2016). Fundamental aspects of palliative care nursing: An evidence-based handbook for student nurses (2nd ed.). London, U.K.: Mark Allen Group.
Faull, C., & Blankley, K. (2015). Palliative Care. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/acu/detail.action?docID=1978014#
Ferrell, B.R., & Coyle, N. (Eds.). (2015). Oxford textbook for palliative nursing (4th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Holland, K., Jenkins, J., Solomon, J., & Whittam, S. (Eds.). (2019). Dying. In D. Roberts, Applying the Roper-Logan-Tierney Model in practice (2nd ed.). (Ch.14., pp.453-476). Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.
Johnson, A., & Chang, E. (Eds.). (2018). A palliative approach. In A. Johnson, & E. Chang (Eds.), Caring for older people in Australia: Principles for nursing practice (Ch.12., pp.215-229). John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.
Kissane, D.W., Bultz, B.D., Butow, P. N. Byland, C.L., Noble, S. & Wilkinson, S. (2017). Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care (2nd ed). Retrieved from https://oxfordmedicine.com/view/10.1093/med/9780198736134.001.0001/med9780198736134
Larkin, P. (2015). Compassion: The essence of palliative and end-of-life care. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
Levett-Jones, T. (2018) Clinical reasoning: Learning to think like a nurse, Melbourne. Pearson.
Macauley, R.C. (2018). Ethics in Palliative Care: A Complete Guide. Retrieved from https://oxfordmedicine.com/view/10.1093/med/9780199313945.001.0001/med9780199313945
Matzo, M., & Sherman, D. W. (Eds.). (2018). Palliative care nursing: Quality care to the end of life, fifth edition. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.comWittenberg, E. (2016). Textbook of palliative care communication. Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press.
Palliative Care Australia. (2020). Understanding Palliative Care. Retrieved from https://palliativecare.org.au/
Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates (PCC4U). (2020). For Learners. Retrieved from https://pcc4u.org.au/learning/
Appendix A – Assessment Task 1 Professional Development Resource Rubric
Appendix B – Assessment Task 2 Written Critique of a Practice Guideline Rubric