NURS13134 – Community Nursing Perspectives - Assessment 1
Due Date: Wednesday 21st March 2018. 11.45pm
Word Count: Approx. 2500 words
Assessment One for NURS13134 – You will be required to research the subacute and community management of a person with a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. Your assessment submission will incorporate three distinct sections, which includes an introduction, an annotated bibliography and a reflection.
Section 1 - Introduction: 500 words maximum
You will describe the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. You should explain the pathophysiology briefly, and the clinical manifestations, some significant statistics and treatment options. Your statistics should identify mortality and morbidity rates, variations between male vs female diagnosis, age of diagnosis, and age of survival within Australia, and comparing these to the International setting. Again, keep it brief.
There is a link to a CRO on the Moodle site related to pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis.
**This is not an Australian resource, but may help guide your research. **
Section 2 – Annotated Bibliography: 15 citations minimum and 100 – 200 words for each citation
While researching your literature, you will need to keep in mind a few points of focus. You should have three distinct phases of the disease process evident in your annotated bibliography from your research of cystic fibrosis.
• New diagnosis
• General care/management and periods of exacerbation
• End stage care including both transplant and palliative care considerations
An annotated bibliography allows you to become acquainted with the material available on a particular topic.
? Each annotation should be concise. Do not write too much—remember, you are writing a summary, not an essay. Annotations should not extend beyond one paragraph. As this is not an extended piece of writing, only mention significant and relevant details. This assessment has a requirement of 100 – 200 words per citation.
? Reference in APA Referencing Style. See the following exemplar.
? As you are addressing one text at a time, there is no need to cross-reference or use in-text citations to support your annotation.
? You should write in full sentences and to academic standards of presentation.
? An annotated bibliography starts with the citation, followed by a brief annotation.
? As with a normal reference list, an annotated bibliography is arranged alphabetically as per the APA Referencing Style.
Please note the following example.
(1) Trevor, C.O., Lansford, B. and Black, J.W., 2004, ‘Employee turnover and job performance: monitoring the influences of salary growth and promotion’, Journal of Armchair Psychology, vol 113, no.1, pp. 56-64.
(2) In this article Trevor et al. review the influences of pay and job opportunities in respect to job performance, turnover rates and employee motivation.(3) The authors use data gained through organisational surveys of blue-chip companies in Vancouver, Canada to try to identify the main causes of employee turnover and whether it is linked to salary growth.(4) Their research focuses on assessing a range of pay structures such as pay for performance and organisational reward schemes.(5) The article is useful to my research topic, as Trevor et al. suggest that there are numerous reasons for employee turnover and variances in employee motivation and performance.(6) The main limitation of the article is that the survey sample was restricted to mid-level management,(7) thus the authors indicate that further, more extensive, research needs to be undertaken to develop a more in-depth understanding of employee turnover and job performance.(8) This article will not form the basis of my research; however it will be useful supplementary information for my research on pay structures.
(3) Aims & Research methods
(5) Usefulness (to your research/ to a particular topic)
(8) Reflection (explain how this work illuminates your topic or how it will fit in with your research)
(This information and example can be located on University of New South Wales (UNSW) Learning Centre site. If you chose to follow the link for further information, please remember the requirements for this assessment and marking criteria. https://student.unsw.edu.au/annotated-bibliography)
While you have been asked to consider the Australian focus, International articles should not be discounted. You will be using these resources for Assessment 2, and International information can be used to support your arguments for this.
With this in mind, it is strongly recommended that your research be approached from a community nursing perspective.
Section 3 – Reflection: 500 words maximum
Your reflection should identify what you have learned about managing a patient with a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis from your research. You are not required to follow any particular reflective cycle unless you choose to do so. Your focus should be from a community nurse perspective including legal and ethical frameworks and evidence based practice principles. It is accepted you will write in the first person for the reflection section only. Be mindful to not allow this to lead to casual language and grammar.
You will only be required to reference sources for your introduction and if you use any in your reflection and this should be on its own page at the end of your work as normal. You are not required to recreate a reference list for your annotated bibliography.
You may choose to use headings in your work. This can be useful in keeping your focus, but is not a requirement.
Your sources for your annotated bibliography should be primary, peer reviewed literature.
Remember the three R’s for your sources. Recent, Reliable and Relevant.
You should write in academic language and not in the first person other than your reflection. Be mindful of punctuation, grammar, spelling and sentence structure.
Please… do not hesitate to ask questions related to your assessment if you are unclear.