NUR1201 Assessment Item 1 – Written Reflective Essay
|Assessment name||NUR1201 Assessment Item 1 – Written Essay|
|Brief task description||Essay: The Age 40 Non-Aboriginal Australian Caucasian Male OR the ‘Female Aboriginal Australian Patient Experience and Partnering in Care|
|Rationale for assessment task||Assessment 1 Item assists you to develop the knowledge and skills to evaluate the patient experience using The ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses (International Council of Nurses [ICN], 2012), the Code of Conduct for Nurses in Australia (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia [NMBA], 2018), and the Registered Nurse Standards for Practice (NMBA, 2016), as well as the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care [ACSQHC], 2017) as key measures, along with other relevant literature. Thus, this assignment allows you to implement this knowledge and skill to prepare you for your professional role as a Registered Nurse (RN), reflecting on care using the patient/family care experiences as a quality indicator of care, as well as ways to partner with patients/families to improve care. The aim of reflecting is to evaluate care in order to direct recommendations for reform that will improve the quality of care and the patient/family experience. Additionally, this assessment will assist you to develop the Graduate Attributes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6.|
|Length||1500-word essay (+- 10%) (word length includes in-text referencing and excludes your reference list)|
|Marks out of:|
|100 marks and 50% Weighting|
|Course Objectives measured|
- Describe the nature, context and importance of the patient care experience and partnering in care within the contemporary health organisational climate.
- Examine the patient experience, patient centred care and partnering in care definitions and reflect on the importance of these definitions in health care delivery.
- Examine patient experience through the concepts of dignity, respect, confidentiality and collaborative decision making.
- Examine themes that facilitate or act as barriers to the patient experience and partnering in care within health organisations.
- Identify and apply key Australian governances that promote and uphold professional and ethical care of patients that enable them control over their environment, manner of living and health care.
|Exemplar/Example provided||Example of assessment is not available as this Assessment Item has been modified from previous year’s assessment.|
|Task detail||Background Information|
Reflection is a way of thinking and working for Registered Nurses and is useful in raising our conscious awareness of aspects of care that may be hidden from our view. This raised awareness about these aspects of care improves our understanding as nurses and assist us in directing action strategies that can improve both the patient and their family’s experience and the ‘partnering in care’ strategies that we utilise. Improving the ‘patient care experience and partnering in care’ by using Gibbs 6 Stage Reflection Cycle (adapted version by Burns & Bulman 2000) as a framework, and in combination with drawing upon relevant literature/(theory), provides a foundation for nurses to operate from and as such is required for Assignment 1.
Choose ONE of the following Age 40 Patient Experience and Partnering in Care Interviews:
1. ‘Non-Aboriginal Australian Caucasian Male Experience’
2.‘Female Aboriginal Australian Experience
The Age 40 Patient Experience and Partnering in Care Interview Recordings are located on the left side of the NUR1201 Study Desk page, under the label ‘Panopto’.
The final aim of this reflection is for you to make recommendations on how to improve the future care experiences of patients in this age group and their families generally, and then specifically considering the patient as an individual, including their culture.
- Write a 1500-word reflective essay using Gibbs Six Stage Reflection Cycle (adapted version by Burns & Bulman 2000) as a framework, on one of the above Age 40 Patient Experience and Partnering in Care interviews and reflect on their care experience in a balanced way.
To support your reflective essay, include relevant literature/(theory) (as per number 2 below) to support your reflection of one of the Age 40 Patient Experiences and partnering in care, as well as to recommend and justify future partnering in care strategies to improve the Age 40 Patient Experience.
For example: Code of Conduct for Nurses, Principle 2. Person-centred care practice 2.1 Nursing practice.
- Relevant literature/ (theory):
- Choose a nursing philosophy (examples: person centred and or family centred care; or choose holistic care)
- choose a nursing governance and a specific Principle/Value Statement.
Other examples of nursing governances are: The ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses; Registered Nurse Standards for Practice.
- Choose a National Safety and Quality Health Service Standard (for example Standard 1 or Standard 2)
- Erikson’s 8 Stage framework (choose the most relevant stage)
- Other relevant readings (for example any of your weekly NUR1201 readings, power points – such as Cultural Safety) and or independent research using the USQ library data bases)
Introduction (3rd person)
- Use Gibbs Six Stage Reflection Cycle (adapted version by Burns & Bulman 2000) as the reflective essay structure / framework. See below for the structure. Remembering, not to include the subheadings in your reflective essay.
(One paragraph: Word count guide 200 words)
Body of essay
Describe the patient’s experience overall, in a general but succinct and balanced manner. Within this general description, aim to draw out two particular relevant aspects. From this description you have written, identify two themes and briefly justify these themes of care focus.
- Stage One: Description (3rd person)
(One paragraph: Word count guide: 250 words)
Describe and examine your feelings and thoughts in response to your description. Identify the values and beliefs that connect you to your feelings and thoughts and evaluate your response to the patient’s experience in terms of those feelings and thoughts. For example, why did you feel that way? (Link your response back to Stage 1)
- Stage Two: Feelings and Thoughts (1st person)
(One paragraph: Word count guide: 150 words)
Describe some of your values and beliefs that may have impacted on your feelings and thoughts about what went on. After reflecting about your ‘Values and Beliefs’ that connect to your feelings and thoughts, identify where these values and beliefs originate from? Why are these values and beliefs important? Who are they important to and why? Are they important to you, the patient and the patient’s family? (Link your response back to Stage 1 & 2).
- Stage Three: Values and Beliefs (1st person)
(One paragraph: Word count guide: 200 words)
Analyse the patient experience and partnering in care case scenario, identify and explain the care displayed in the case scenario (inadequate and adequate care). Draw upon some literature to support your analysis of the case scenario and relate it to the scenario by providing examples. Aim to make sense of this patient experience in terms of how you reacted to it. Link this analysis to your responses to Stages 1- 3.
- Stage Four: Analysis (3rd person)
(One paragraph: 350 words in total)
Identify the conclusions/new meanings that can be drawn here. Link these conclusions to your responses to Stages 1-4.
- Stage Five: Conclusions Drawn (3rd person)
(One paragraph: Word count guide: 100 words)
Recommend suitable partnering in care’ strategies to improve the future care experiences for your Age 40 patient and their families generally and specifically considering the patient as an individual, including their culture. (One paragraph: 100 words)
- Stage Six: Action Plan (3rd person)
Conclusion: 150 words (3rd person)
|Writing Style||1.Correct Academic Writing as per USQ guidelines|
2.Your assignment should be completed in Word format.
3.Include your name, student number and page number in the footer.
4.Writing in the third person (except for Stage 2 & 3 – 1st person)
- Attach the marking rubric to the assignment
|Formatting Style||Essay formatting style: This includes:|
1st line of each paragraph is indented; Margins: 2cm on 4 sides; & Double-spacing line spacing (2 line spacing); Font size: 12 Times New Roman Times; No subheadings, include page numbers