1500 words report nursing

I’m trying to learn for my Nursing class and I’m stuck. Can you help?

Assessment item 1 – Complex patient health issues

Objective(s): Learning objective: A, B, C, D and E

Graduate Attribute: 2.0, 4.0 and 5.0

Weight: 50%

Length: 1500 word limit +/- 10%, excluding references

Task: This assessment item has 3 parts:

Students will review the specific case scenario materials provided for this assignment. Using this information students will identify and prioritise the patient’s complex health issues. Students will provide rationales for their prioritisation decisions which will be supported by current literature and related healthcare regulatory frameworks and health department policies.

1. Identify a total of three patient health issues from ONE of the case scenarios that nurses can address within their scope of practice. You may include ‘risk for’ or ‘potential for’ health issues.

  • Rank the three patient health issues that were selected in part 1 in order of priority. Provide a rationale for the order of the rankings. The rationale must be supported with current literature.

3. Outline the nurse’s role in addressing the top three priority patient health issues using assessment, coordination of care and provision of care. Relate the discussion to nursing and healthcare regulatory frameworks and health department policies e.g. RN Standards for Practice, NSW health policy, National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) standards etc.

Students need to demonstrate their ability to identify and prioritise patient health issues that nurses can address within their scope of practice and rationalise the order of priority. This will enable students to articulate decisions they will need to make in clinical practice. In addition, students will be able to demonstrate their ability to write clearly and succinctly to reflect their understanding.


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