NUR3020 Critical Analysis Of Provided Case Study Assessment 1a Answer

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NUR3020 Assessment 1a: Written Essay Task overview

Assessment name
Written Assessment, Assessment 1a
Brief task descriptionThis written assessment is a critical analysis of the provided case study that explores ethical responsibilities and professional judgement in conflict resolution in the practices of the Registered Nurse. This assessment is Part a of a two-part assignment. Part b (assignment 1b) assignment brief is available on study desk.
Rationale for assessment taskAs the complexities of caring for a patient in our healthcare system increases there is a need to improve our own critical thinking processes, our capacity to work in complex organisations and in making decisions as a Registered Nurse in an interdisciplinary team often when conflict arises in our personal and professional responsibilities. Our ability as Registered Nurses is affected by our awareness of the importance of our ethical responsibility and professional judgement in decision making in practice.
Ultimately the decisions of a Registered Nurse can improve, change or benefit patients, families, colleagues and peers.
The essay is 1000 words +/-10% (word length includes in-text referencing and excludes the reference list and appendices)
Marks out of: Weighting:Marks out of 40 20% of final grade
Course Objectives measuredCourse Objectives assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Exemplar/Example provided
Information relating to the assessment task are provided in the Assessment tab on Study Desk. A frequently asked questions forum is available to ask relevant questions
Consultation times are available Monday through Friday at times as advertised on Study Desk.

Task information

Task detailThe case study highlights key areas in the ethical decision-making capacity of the Registered Nurse in a ward environment. The case study presents a situation where personal and professional conflict arises that requires the colleague, a Registered Nurse, who has been approached by an Enrolled Nurse with information that causes tension, a need for solid professional judgement and for sound conflict resolution.
Your Nurse Unit Manager is keen to develop graduate nurse skills. He is aware that the situation raises concern in the clinical area and to ensure that all staff are equipped with the skills required to approach and manage these situations appropriately, your Nurse Unit Manager seeks a:
  1. Critical evaluation of the ethical principles arising from this case that relates to the conduct of the Enrolled Nurse.
  2. Evaluation of the key areas of professional judgement in personal and professional conflict resolution that the Registered Nurse utilises to make professional decisions.
  3. Summary of the key ethical principles and professional decisions utilised by the Registered Nurse.
Case Study
Newspaper articleThe newspaper article and excerpt from the Tribunal report provides the scenario for the assignment.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) Tribunal Outcome in 2021 report Synopsis from the report
On 17 July the nurse was at work and made comments to colleagues to the effect that she had helped the deceased to die, that she was proud of this, and that she believed in euthanasia, believed that it should be discussed, and more of it should occur. She referred to herself as the angel of death, and as Dr Kevorkian. When questioned about these statements by her employer, the respondent admitted that the morphine she had administered to the deceased was not a normal dose, because she was not going to let the deceased suffer, and said that she had acted in the best interests of the deceased. Following this, her employment was terminated on about 26 August 2014. Her registration as an enrolled nurse expired on 30 May 2015. At the hearing she said that she had not worked since, as a nurse or otherwise.
The complete Tribunal report is included in the ‘Assessment Tab, Assignment 1a’ on study desk.
Assessment Guidelines
Guidelines / structure
Your assessment is required to be developed in the style of an essay for submission. A recording is provided in the Assessment tab that outlines each section of the assignment in detail.
The essay is to contain the following sections:
a.Introduction (100 words) –The introduction needs to provide the reader with an outline of the intended discussion based on the newspaper article, the AHPRA Tribunal outcomes and the ethical principles and areas of professional judgement arising.

  1. Critical Evaluation (500 words) – This section is a critical evaluation of the ethical principles arising from the case study. It is not a discussion about euthanasia. The critical evaluation must relate to the conduct of the Enrolled Nurse and the discussion held with the Registered Nurse in the included newspaper article. The critical evaluation must be supported by peer reviewed journal articles and evaluate the ethical principles arising, the professional judgement needed in relation to conflict resolution and professional decision making.
  2. Presentation of Key Findings (400 words)  A summary of the main points and key findings that specifically relate to the overarching professional responsibilities of the Registered Nurse. These professional responsibilities will include a summary of the ethical and professional judgement obligations of the Registered Nurse and how these were communicated with colleagues. A conclusive summary of the key points raised must be presented to conclude the assignment.
Writing Style
  • The essay should be written in third person.

Referencing/ citations
  • For this assessment you will use APA 7th referencing style.
  • Sources: The reference list must include a minimum of 6 peer reviewed scholarly articles that are no older than 6 years old. Additional professional resources may be used.
  • In text citations: In-text citations must be included in the body of work. Each new point or piece of evidence must be attributed (via in-text citation) to the source.
Formatting StyleEssay formatting
  • Double spacing,
  • Font: 12 point, Times New Roman
  • Footer (each page) which includes:
    • Course and coursename,
    • semester and year,
    • assignment title,
    • student name, student number
    • page number
  • Headings should be used to organise the essay. Please use the headings in the ‘Guidelines/
structure’ description of the Task Detail section of 
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