Assessment 1 Assistance
The following is a guide to assist you in writing your essay.
Using evidence specific to your chosen case study, address the following two (2) points:
1. Describe the pathophysiology of the presenting complaint in the case study. This section is science based and the expectation is that you have a pathophysiology text book and scientific journal articles to quote that discuss the science related to the presenting problem in your chosen case study. You should aim at 300-500 words for this
section. The aim is that you attain knowledge of what is happening at a cellular, organ and system level so that you understand the presenting clinical manifestations.
2. Evaluate the nurse’s role in delivering developmentally appropriate nursing care in relation to your chosen case study. Address:
This part of the assessment task is concerned with ensuring that the essay has a child and adolescent focus. Throughout the essay discussion, it is expected that you make reference to the child/adolescent’s expected developmental milestones at that age, depending on which case study you have chosen. It is expected that growth and development research is undertaken for your chosen case study and you make reference to growth and development theories that you think are relevant in enhancing your essay argument. Some ideas include
at what age do you include a child/adolescent in medical related conversation? how does a child/adolescent make decisions based on their developmental level? Even through your pathophysiology section, you can make mention of underdeveloped organ systems that might influence your nursing care.
Neonatal, paediatric and adolescent nurses provide a family centred care model. It is important that this is reflected in your essay and may bring forward issues of consent, compliance and child/adolescent presentation into care. How are siblings affected? the role of the family and the extended family? cultural influences? and whatever may be specific to the chosen case study.
The following general essay information has been provided for Assessment 1.
The assessment task is 1600 words, that is between 1440 and 1760 words long.
Essay Structure – an essay includes an introduction, body and conclusion.
Definitions used in your essay should only use academic references (not online dictionaries).
It is important to note that this is an academic essay and should be written in the third person.
There are no minimum requirements for the number of sources you use, however, as a general guideline an academic essay may have 1 source per one hundred words.
It is expected that sources are within 5 years of publication. Older citations must include demonstration of how it is relevant to your writing (in the essay).
ANALYSIS – What do experts state regarding the topic? Present your research and look at different perspectives.
SYNTHESIS – What connections can be made regarding the expert discussions?
EVALUATION – What conclusions do I come to after presenting the arguments based on my analysis and synthesis?Order Now