Assessment Title Assignment
Task Description Choose one patient safety or quality of care indicator. You may want to discuss the indicator you choose with the Subject Coordinator prior to commencing this assignment. Complete a literature search on your chosen indicator and then write an assignment on it. You will be required to describe your literature search (including search terms and databases used)
Your assignment should take the form of an analysis of the literature that explores your chosen patient safety or quality of care indicator. You must begin your assignment by defining your indicator.
Within your assignment you will need to explore and critically analyse the following:
• The role of the health service and members of the health care team in improving patient safety and / or quality of care
• The patient experiences related to the indicator being examined
• The principles of risk assessment, surveillance and monitoring in improving care related to the indicator being examined
• The role of nurses (or healthcare professionals more generally if you are not a nurse) in improving the care experience
Assessment Due Date Sunday 30/04/2017 by 23:55 hours
Return Date to Students Monday 22/05/2017
Length 2000 words
Assessment Criteria This assessment will be marked with the assessment criteria on the following page:
– Knowledge & understanding – 50%
– Relevance to practice – 20%
– Structure, organisation & presentation – 30%
Referencing Style Author – Date (Harvard)
A summary of the Harvard system can be accessed in the online guide on the
Library website at: http://public01.library.uow.edu.au/refcite/style-guides/html/
Submission Your assignment will be submitted into a Turnitin submission box within the SNPG927 Moodle site. You will have the opportunity to review and re-submit your assignment up to the due date and time.
To learn more about how to use Turnitin please access the resources at the following link:
Outcomes Assessed 1. Explore and critically analyse current literature regarding health service design and delivery.
2. Analyse client/patient narratives and ‘nursing stories’ about care and caring.
3. Synthesise literature relating to current models of clinical supervision within a selected nursing workplace
4. Explore principles of risk assessment, surveillance and monitoring; Analyse the concept of clinical reasoning in the context of clinical excellence.