People aged 65 years and older constitute 50% of health service users. As people age, they experience changes to their physical and mental function, and can experience many social changes in terms of family and career. For those requiring health services, these changes are further complicated by illness (Moyle, et al., 2014).
The aim of this assignment is to apply the theoretical knowledge gained from modules 1 and 2 of this course to a case study that you have encountered in a Bachelor of Nursing clinical placement. Examples of case studies may include (but are not limited to) the range of prevalent conditions examined in module 1 and 2:
You will need to describe the issues in your case study, and then undertake a process of analysis in order to generate a comprehensive nursing plan of care. Practising this process of analysis will help you to feel more confident in providing nursing care to an older person in the clinical setting.
Your case study must:
For this task you need to prepare a 2500 word written assignment in a case study format. There are two parts to this assignment. Part 1 is a case study (750 words) and Part 2 is a plan of care for the person (1750 words).
Review these guides to writing a case study:
Part 1 – Case Study (750 words)
Part 2 – Care Plan (1750 words)
Throughout your care plan it must be clear how your decisions have been informed by a critical analysis of the case, applying concepts (stereotypes, nursing requirements, outcomes) raised in modules 1 and 2. No fewer than 10 different sources from the scholarly literature should be sourced. NOTE: It is important that you maintain confidentiality as per University guidelines and include no identifying demographic information about patients, colleagues or institutions.
Assignment 1, Case Study, Marking Guidelines
|CRITERION ONE: Introduction|
|CRITERION TWO: Case Study Response|
|CRITERION THREE: Research and use of evidence|
|· The proposed nursing interventions are evidence-based (10 marks),· No fewer than 10 different sources from the scholarly literature are sourced (5 marks).
|CRITERION FOUR: Academic Writing|
|· The writing is clear, concise and free of APA (6th ed) errors.· Word limits for assessment items are strictly adhered to.
· The case study is well presented, with correct spelling, grammar, and well-constructed sentence and paragraph structure.
|CRITERION FIVE: Conclusion|
|· The evaluation criteria logically state whether the plan of care has addressed the identified objectives.||/5|
|Total Marks[weighted at 50%]||/50|
 Scholarly or peer-reviewed journal articles are written by scholars or professionals who are experts in their fields, as opposed to literature such as magazine articles, which reflect the tastes of the general public and are often meant as entertainment.
 Everyday language is predominantly subjective. It is mainly used to express opinions based on personal preference or belief rather than evidence. Written academic English is formal. It avoids colloquialisms and slang, which may be subject to local and social variations. Formal language is more precise and stable, and therefore more suitable for the expression of complex ideas and the development of reasoned argumentation.
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