Assignment No. and type: 1 of 2 assignments; A 2000 word summative essay
Assessment weighting: 60%
CW1. Small change project to enhance the patient experienced, based on clinical audit data.
This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:
L.O1) Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of the change process utilising a leadership framework
L.O2) Demonstrate an understanding of leadership qualities and an awareness of self in the practice setting and as a change agent.
L.O3) Explore issues around collaborative and inter-professional working both in theory and practice.
L.O4) Discuss the use of evidence and research to inform health care practice
L.O5) Demonstrate understanding in relation to life long learning and professional development.
CW1 – Small change project – Use evidence from either current national or local audit results to guide the development of a small change project. Discuss the theory of the audit process, how audit and research can be used inform and change practice.
Exhibit an understanding of the theories and models related to change management and leadership in the perioperative environment; explore how these issues can influence the implementation of your change project.
Explore the principles of interprofessional working within the perioperative environment and how working in collaboration with others can be used to implement your change project.
Use a Change Management Plan
The Audit does not have to be implemented as a part of this assignment
Your audit results must relate to the patient
Harvard referencing style must be observed
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