Assessment task 3
Module one looked at the specific rights and responsibilities of the registered nurse in a specialty clinical area, from the perspective of keeping the nurse and/or her/his patients/clients physically and emotionally safe. It also raised the issue of legal responsibilities and identified issues specific to the specialty area.
For your assessment: Write a critical analysis of 600 words on an issue of safety or of legal responsibility that you explored in some depth, ensuring it is specifically related to the specialty area you are/will be completing your placement in.
Submission - Part A: Your critical analysis should be clearly labelled with module 1 and placed in a single document (that will include module 2 paragraph) and uploaded in the relevant drop box in assessment block (Assessment 3: Part A includes answers to module 1 AND 2).
Assessment task 3
Module two looks specifically at the rights of patients/clients and in more depth the rights of carers in the process of treatment and recovery. It raises some questions about how the nursing profession views and deals with the rights of the carers and their need for information, particularly in the context of patients/clients who may lack insight in their care needs.
For your assessment: Write 600 words on your understanding of the dilemma of providing information to carers while considering the confidentiality concerns relating to the patient/client. Don't forget to consider the ethical implications in your consideration of the issues (ethical vs. legal dilemma for nurses). Ensure it is specifically related to the specialty area that you are/will be completing your placement in.
Submission - Part A: Your written answer should be clearly labelled with module 2 and placed in a single document (that will include module 1 written answer) and uploaded in the relevant drop box in assessment block (Assessment 3: Part A includes answers to module 1 AND 2).
Assessment task 3
For your assessment:
Review, refine and reference your reflection from the activity for this module into a 500 word submission using the 5 R’s of reflection, as follows:
Reporting Provide a brief descriptive account of a situation/issue (i.e. the reflective trigger). What happened/what the situation/issue involved.
Responding Record your emotional/personal response to the situation/issue. Your observations, feelings and questions about the situation/issue.
Relating Report on your personal and theoretical understandings relevant to the situation/issue. Making connections between the situation/issue and your experience, skills, knowledge and understanding.
Reasoning Your explanation of the situation/issue. Explaining the situation/issue in terms of the significant factors, relevant theory and/or experience.
Reconstructing Drawing conclusions and developing a future action plan Your deeper level of understanding about the situation / issue that is used to reframe / reconstruct your future practice and further develop your understanding of professional practice
The information contained in the table above was adapted from Bain, J. D., Ballantyne, R., Mills, C. and Lester, N. C. (2002). Reflecting on practice: Student teachers' perspectives. Post Pressed, Flaxton, Qld.
Your reflection should consider:
• How this has changed your perspective or given you some insight into the meaning illness has for that person;
• How you relate to this and make meaning of your own experiences;
• Your own perceptions, morals and ethics.
NOTE: For this assessment, it is not appropriate for you to reflect on a personal experience you have had relating to death, dying or illness, rather you MUST select one of the articles you sourced from the activity on the previous page (i.e. on the previous page, from the perspective of the person being cared for, the person closest to them or the health professional - you need to source one of these yourself).
Submission: This paragraph should be clearly labelled module 3 and uploaded in the relevant drop box in assessment block on LEO (Assessment 3: Part B only includes module 3).