Task 2 – Digital Poster - Is 1000 words = 30% for this course - Safe Assign is now open for early submissions – and will close on the due date Midday the 8th of September 2017.
Please refer to the Digital Poster Guidelines and your Task 2 Rubric to help guide you through the Steps of Task 2.
It is hoped that after completing Task 2 you will be able to understand the importance of the Close the Gap campaign and how you as nurses and midwives can facilitate this work in your daily professional practice. That you understand and know how to care for Indigenous males by practicing in a culturally safe way – by acknowledging Indigenous men’s business, incorporating cultural safety practice in your delivery of health care, understanding and utilising the role of Indigenous health workers in health care delivery, and understanding and demonstrate best practice and evidenced based practice through adhering to high quality Indigenous health research.
Step 1 - Choose a focus group for your digital poster from List A – Your focus - needs to be about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men for this task – and have an Indigenous men’s business focus.
Step 2 - Choose a topic from List B – There are many to choose from – and you need to choose (ONE) where you can create a best practice scenario case study – For this step – Start researching your topic area and choose (ONE) specific condition/diagnoses to build your case study around. I recommend that you think about what you would do when you are working in a healthcare environment for the patient in your case study?
Ask yourself? – what research would you do about the patient in your care? What would you write in your patient’s chart? what has your patient been admitted for? – what nursing interventions would your carry out, and what drug therapy would you administer to the patient in your case study?
The AIM of Task 2 - Is about developing your critical thinking abilities, your problem-solving skills and drawing on your research knowledge to demonstrate that you understand what is best practice. Your case study and digital poster content needs to be based on evidenced based research. Information used throughout your digital poster must relate back to your initial case study content/outline.
Headings - Please follow the headings that I have provided for you for Task 2. I recommend that you write your introduction last, so you will then have researched all the information to enable you to write a concise introduction.
Word Count – The 1000 words written need to be on the poster itself, this is the only document that you need to submit. References are not counted in the word count.
References – Please try to use references between 2007-2017 (10 years), historical references can be older. The important thing for Task 2 is that you can back up everything you write with reputable literature/resources.
NUR332 – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety - Semester 2 2017
Assessment Task 2: Digital Poster
Your Poster must be uploaded into Blackboard by:
Midday (1200hrs) on Friday the 8th of September 2017
The goal of this assessment is for you to use information about a specific health issue relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations to produce a case study analysis which informs decision making and best practice.
The assessment is presented in two parts
• Digital poster
• 1000 words required within the poster itself.
This assessment will contribute to 30% (30 marks) of your overall grade mark.
Steps to Complete your Task 2:
Step 1 – Choosing the Focus of your Digital Poster.
Being particularly aware of cultural considerations choose one item from list A and B. Together these will provide the focus of your research, case study development and digital poster presentation.
(1) Aboriginal Male – 45 years+
(2) Aboriginal Male – 18 years +
(3) Torres Strait Islander Male – 45 years+ (4) Torres Strait Islander Male – 18 years+
(1) Terminally ill patient – choose one terminal illness.
(2) Post-operative patient – choose one type of operation.
(3) Mental health patient – choose one area of mental health.
(4) Chronic disease patient – choose one chronic disease (except for diabetes).
(5) Work injury admission patient – choose one work Injury scenario.
(6) Emergency Centre (EC) patient – choose one EC scenario
Step 2: Case Study.
Based on your choice above create a fictional ‘Case Study’ relating to ‘Closing the Gap’ in Indigenous male health. The case study should include the Indigenous clients background and medical history (name, age, religion, next of kin, family situation, where they live, employment, medications, medical and surgical history, prior condition before needing nursing intervention, cultural needs, etc).
Step 3 – Researching the Client’s Condition/ Situation.
Research literature to obtain information about the health situation/ condition chosen from list B in your case study. This should include pathophysiology/prevalence in Indigenous communities, nursing interventions, possible drug therapy. Use literature to support key points included in your poster
Note: Cultural considerations and safety specific to your case study should be highlighted
Step 4: Designing your Digital Poster
1) The poster content and design must be included:
• Poster Title:
• Heading 1 – Introduction.
• Heading 2 - Case Study (dot point form).
• Heading 3 - Topic Information – pathophysiology/ prevalence in Indigenous communities, etc.
• Heading 4 - Nursing Interventions – drug therapy (Best practice).
• Heading 5 - Cultural Safety - nursing practice (Best practice).
• Heading 6 - Reference List - 6 references only.
Note: The written content on the actual poster under each of these headings should be (1000 words).
The poster should use a landscape layout. An example of the poster format is suggested below. The headings must be used. Additional examples of posters are available on Blackboard.
Example of Poster Format (Content in Written Notes should be 1000 words)
Introduction Your Introduction: should introduce the focus of the work e.g. best practice nursing for Indigenous clients with….
Your Case Study: should be in dot point form. The case study should include the Indigenous clients background and medical history (name, age, religion, next of kin, family situation, where they live, employment, medications, medical and surgical history, prior condition before needing nursing intervention, cultural needs, etc). Topic Information
Your Topic Information: should include one of the topics from step 1 list B, and briefly describe the pathophysiology and prevalence in Indigenous communities, possible treatment including drug therapy.
Your nursing interventions: should be evidenced based for your specific case study and your chosen topic.
Your information on cultural safety: should be adapted to the case study, and include how you would personally apply cultural safety to your nursing practice. You should also briefly demonstrate that you understand the importance of cultural safety.
HARVARD reference format. Six references must be included (please refer to your course textbook in
Image of Poster Template available in Blackboard
Due Date: Week 7 – 8th of September Friday 1200 midday 2017 – Task 2 to be
submitted via SafeAssign. No ‘draft’ submissions will be marked.
(Early submissions will be accepted from Midday the 18th of August 2017)
Submitting your Digital Poster
• Your poster should be saved as a PDF file and submitted via SafeAssign in the Assessment Task 2 portal in the NUR332 Blackboard.
• Please name your file as: Surname_First name_ Student ID_Poster_NUR332.pdf
• The Task 2 Digital Poster Rubric will be used to assess your Poster submission.
All students please note:
• In accordance with the provisions of the USC Assessment – Courses and Coursework Programs – Procedures Policy – paragraph 7.8 - Penalties for late submission of Task 3 will apply.
• In accordance with the provisions of the USC Assessment – Courses and Coursework Programs – Procedures Policy – paragraph 7.9.1 –
Extensions for Task 3 will only be considered on the grounds outlined in paragraph 7.9.1 and any application must be accompanied by relevant, independent supporting documentation.