Objective(s): This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):
D and H
This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):
1.0 and 4.2
Length: 1500 words plus references
Task: Write as 1500 word paper exploring a contemporary issue that has an effect on the population in Australia. Marmot and Wilsinson (2003) encourage us to think about health issues from a very wide and socially focused perspective, and have identified 10 social determinants of health . This assignment allows us to apply these determinants to a chosen topic of interest, and explain why it is important for nurses to understand the social determinants of health, and how this relates to nursing practice.
Chose on of the three contemporary topics identified below:
Using Marmot and Wilkinson’s (2003) 10 social determinants of health, identify three or four of these determinants that contribue to your chosen topic. Explain how each determinant contributes to the complexity of the chosen topic. Explain why it is important for nurses to understand the social determinants of health and how this relates to nursing practice.
Structure of the assignment
This assessment task is to be completed in essay style. The assignment needs an introduction, body and a conclusion and needs to written with clear paragraphs. Your discussion must be supported by evidence and be referenced according to the Harvard (UTS) referencing system. Below is a suggested way of structuring your assignment.
Introduction: Outline the chosen topic, identify why it has been chosen and state its current effect on health in Australia.
Body: Use this section to discuss the topic and demonstrate understanding and knowledge about the issue (using references). Identify the 3-4 major social factors that have a clear relationship to the chosen issue and explain the nature of those relationships. Link this information with the social determinants of health as identified by Marmot and Wilkinson (2003). Explain why it is important for nurses to understand the social determinants of health, and how this relates to nursing practice.
Conclusion: Draw together the main points you have made in the paper.
You are to include a reference list at the end, on a separate page.
Further information: You are advised to submit your assignment through Turnitin at least three days prior to the due date. This will allow for your report to be generated and allow you time to make any changes if necessary.Order Now