School of Nursing and Midwifery
401021 Being a Professional Nurse or Midwife Spring 2021
Essay: Critical Analysis Essay of a Case Study
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All assignments are to be typed.
Typing must be according to the following format:
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There is a word limit of 1500 words. Use your computer to total the number of words used in your assignment. However, do not include the reference list at the end of your assignment in the word count. In-text citations will be included in the additional 10% word count. If you exceed the word limit by more than 10% the marker will stop marking at 1500 plus 10%.
Aim of assessment:
The aim of this assessment is to develop your understanding evaluating the professional conduct of a nurse/midwife in the case study provided. The case study provided is a decision statement selected from Decisions of the Professional Standards Committee from the Nursing and Midwifery Council New South Wales - The Health Care Complains Comission (HCCC). You are to identify professional practice issues from the case study and then draw on the professional frameworks and regulatory legislation, to develop sound and appropriate responses to the clinical incident that will inform your future practice.
This assessment requires you to identify and summarise the professional practice issues in the case study from either a nursing or midwifery practice perspective. You need to identify and evaluate relevant professional errors identified that potentially contributed to the incident happening. Finally, discuss on how your future practice might change and develop as a result of this learning.
Students are to draw on the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, NMBA professional practice documents and NSW Health policy documents (where appropriate) to develop informed responses.
Students must refer to and use the case studies located on vUWS under Assessment 3 tab for this assessment. There is one nursing case study and one midwifery case study to choose from.
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