Assessment item 1 Complex patient health issues
Objective(s): Learning objective: A, B, C, D and E
Graduate Attribute: 2.0, 4.0 and 5.0
Length: 1500 word limit +/- 10%, excluding references
Task: This assessment item has 3 parts:
Studentswill review the specific case scenario materials provided for thisassignment. Using this information students will identify and prioritisethe patients complex health issues. Students will provide rationalesfor their prioritisation decisions which will be supported by currentliterature and related healthcare regulatory frameworks and healthdepartment policies.
1. Identify a total of three patient health issues from ONE of the case scenarios that nurses can address within their scope of practice. You may include risk for or potential for health issues.
- Rank the three patient health issuesthat were selected in part 1 in order of priority. Provide a rationalefor the order of the rankings. The rationale must be supported withcurrent literature.
3. Outline the nurses role in addressing the top three priority patient health issuesusing assessment, coordination of care and provision of care. Relatethe discussion to nursing and healthcare regulatory frameworks andhealth department policies e.g. RN Standards for Practice, NSW healthpolicy, National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) standardsetc.
Students need to demonstrate their ability to identify and prioritisepatient health issues that nurses can address within their scope ofpractice and rationalise the order of priority. This will enablestudents to articulate decisions they will need to make in clinicalpractice. In addition, students will be able to demonstrate theirability to write clearly and succinctly to reflect their understanding.
The Faculty of Health uses the UTS Harvard referencing guide or theAmerican Psychological Association (APA) 7th referencing style for intext referencing and production of a reference list. Please refer to thefollowing links for guidance on these referencing styles:
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