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2.4.2 Palliative and / or End of Life care Reflection
Weight: 35%
Type of Collaboration: Individual
Due: (Week 7) Monday 15th April 2019 at Midnight.
Submission: Refer to Section 2.5 of the LG - General Submission Requirements
Format: Palliative and / or End of Life care Reflection
Length: 1200 words
Curriculum Mode:
Word count:
There is a word limit of 1200 words. Use your computer to total the number of words used in your assignment. However, do not include the reference list at the end of your assignment in the word count. In-text citations will be included in the additional 10%-word count. If you exceed the word limit by more than 10% the marker will stop marking at 1200 words plus 10%, ie 1320 words.
Aim of assessment
Palliative care is a holistic approach addressing symptoms beyond the physical needs of the person. To improve the overall comfort of a person receiving palliative care, their physical, spiritual, social, cultural and psychological needs should be addressed.
Case Study
Mrs Brown, a 62 year old retiree lives with her husband, who works part time, she now finds di cult to leave the house - or even move around - due to her acute breathlessness. She feels trapped. Mrs Brown sees her GP whenever her condition deteriorates, and has attended her local hospital since diagnosis. She has been admitted to hospital three times in the past year with exacerbations of her COPD. Her family take care of her physical and domestic needs but she feels as her health deteriorates she will be too much of a burden on her family. Mrs Brown hasn’t planned for her future care; she was waiting for her GP to tell her what to do. The GP has mentioned moving towards a palliative approach but she is a little confused what this actually means.
Mrs Brown has been previously diagnosed with depression by her GP. At the time, she was poorly nourished and was experiencing panic attacks.
Mrs Brown has called an ambulance due to feeling short of breath and coughing for several days. Her symptoms began 3 days ago with rhinorrhoea. She reports a chronic morning cough productive of white sputum, which has increased over the past 2 days.
Criteria
Using a palliative approach discuss two high priority nursing strategies to manage Mrs Brown and provide evidence to justify these strategies.
Of the two strategies you choose to discuss in your essay, only one of these may be for a physical symptom.
Resources:
- Examples may be available on the vUWS site.
- There are a number of textbooks and resources available through the Western Sydney University Library that may assist you. Please refer to the unit’s vUWS site for specific unit resources Marking Criteria:
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Criteria High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass Fail
Criteria 1 - Palliative Strategy
Demonstrates ability to identify and discuss a palliative nursing strategy for Mrs Brown, using current evidence to justify the nursing strategy. Outstanding identification and explanation of a palliative nursing strategy used to manage Mrs Brown. Outstanding use of current evidence to justify the strategy. Excellent identification and explanation of a palliative nursing strategy used to manage Mrs Brown. Excellent use of current evidence to justify the strategy. Very good
identification and explanation of a palliative nursing strategy used to manage Mrs Brown. Very good use of current evidence to justify the strategy. Identifies and explains a palliative nursing strategy used to manage Mrs Brown. Use of current evidence to justify the strategy. Poor identification and explanation of a palliative nursing strategy used to manage Mrs Brown. Poor use of current evidence to justify the strategy.
/15 15-13 12.5-11.5 11-10 9.5-7.5 Æ7
Criteria 2 - Palliative Strategy
Demonstrates ability to identify and discuss a palliative nursing strategy for Mrs Brown, using current evidence to justify the nursing strategy. Outstanding identification and explanation of a palliative nursing strategy used to manage Mrs Brown. Outstanding use of current evidence to justify the strategy. Excellent identification and explanation of a palliative nursing strategy used to manage Mrs Brown. Excellent use of current evidence to justify the strategy. Very good
identification and explanation of a palliative nursing strategy used to manage Mrs Brown. Very good use of current evidence to justify the strategy. Identifies and explains a palliative nursing strategy used to manage Mrs Brown. Use of current evidence to justify the strategy. Poor identification and explanation of a palliative nursing strategy used to manage Mrs Brown. Poor use of current evidence to justify the strategy.
/15 15-13 12.5-11.5 11-10 9.5-7.5 Æ7
Criteria 3 - Use of sources, referencing and conventions Claims are supported appropriately, and sources are relevant to the task. Uses all relevant elements of APA
referencing style correctly.
(See the Library APA Guide and APA style guide to electronic references.)
Language use Writes in a clear and succinct academic style using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation Referencing technique is flawless and follows APA convention both in-text and in the reference list. Uses a selection of appropriate references. Evidence of cited sources is always clear and accurate.
Writes in an advanced style exhibiting highly coherent and logical flow of ideas. Organisation of material exhibits an advanced level of clarity. No errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation or sentence construction. Referencing technique follows APA convention but contains infrequent minor errors. Uses a selection of appropriate references. Evidence of cited sources is always clear and accurate.
Writes clearly and succinctly with a coherent, logical flow of ideas exhibiting advanced clarity. No errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar or sentence construction. Referencing technique follows APA convention but contains infrequent errors. Uses at least the minimum number
of required references Evidence of cited sources clear and accurate.
Writes clearly and satisfactory use of language enables e ective flow of ideas. Minor, infrequent errors in
spelling, punctuation, grammar and
sentence construction that do not impede flow of ideas.. There may be
frequent minor errors in APA referencing convention in in-text referencing and/or the reference list. Uses at least the required number of required references. Use of cited sources not always clearly evident.
Writing is reasonably clear, but at times the e ective flow of ideas and meaning is hindered. Minor, frequent errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar and
sentence construction sometimes impedes the flow of ideas. There may be absent or incorrect use of APA referencing technique. Does not use the minimum number of required references, or uses predominantly inappropriate or non-authoritative sources. Sources of information not correctly acknowledged. Writes in an elementary style with very basic use of language and poor articulation of ideas. It may be verbose, convoluted or di cult to read. Organisation of material and main points is unclear. The errors in spelling, punctuation,
grammar and
sentence construction impede meaning.
/5 5-4.5 4 3.5 3-2.5 Æ2
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