Part C: Reflection
Due date: 23:59 Friday 17th May
Question: Reflect on the scope, nature and rationale for assessment of the client in this case study (video) with particular reference to the components of the
Mental State Examination (MSE). Press here for the link to the video.
• Majority of the reflection will be on stages 2 and 3 of CRC: Data collection and information processing
• Emphasis is on the MSE – the Domain – what does each domain tell us in general and about the case study.
• Need to make references to all stages of Clinical Reasoning Cycle (CRC)
Weighting: Ungraded. Pass (PS) / Fail (NN).
Length and/or format: 1000 words +/- 10%. Written reflection outlining the student’s reflection on what they learned while watching a video of a patient requiring completion of a Mental State Examination (MSE).
Please include the word count of your assignment on the front page of your assignment or in a header. Please note that in-text citations are included in the word count whilst the reference list is not included in the word count. Words that are more than 10% over the word count will not be considered Please see further information in the section below titled ‘Word Count’.
Purpose: The clinical reasoning cycle is the foundation of NRSG264. Central to effective clinical reasoning is an ability to reflect on situations and one’s behaviour in that situation. This task gives students the opportunity to demonstrate capacity to reflect on a potentially confronting and unusual situation.
Detailed instructions on how to structure and present the reflection can be found in the
‘Assessments’ tile on LEO. Learning outcomes assessed: 1, 3, 4, 6
The Bachelor of Nursing is a professional program that requires development of particular attributes for accreditation purposes. These are also included in the learning outcomes. On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1. apply the clinical reasoning cycle to the care of individuals or groups utilising a sound knowledge of pathophysiology; (GA4, 5, 6, 8)
2. . practice principles of quality and safety, quality use of medicines and caring when undertaking patient care and/or performing clinical responsibilities; (GA1, 2)
3. practice ethical, legal, cultural and professional principles when undertaking patient care and/or performing clinical responsibilities; (GA3)
4. demonstrate effective communication capabilities (oral, electronic and written) when undertaking patient care and/or clinical responsibilities; (GA9, 10)
5. apply the principles of teamwork and self-management when planning, implementing and evaluating patient care and/or clinical responsibilities; (GA7)
6. reflect on their learning within a professional portfolio to evaluate effective learning and selfcare strategies for themselves and others. (GA4, 10)
How to complete: Follow the instructions in the ‘Assessment’ tile on LEO regarding content and structure.
Please submit your assignment via the Reflection 'Turnitin' drop box in your campus tile no later than 23:59 Friday 17th May 2019.
Word Count: Writing requires skill and being able to write within a specified word limit is an essential component of professional and academic work. Reading and writing critically are fundamental skills which demonstrate an understanding and an ability to make judgements and solve problems, hence why only 10% of a word count should be direct quotes. That is, if the word count is 1500 words only 150 of those words should be direct quotes. Word counts provide students with an indication of the amount of detail and work required for each assessment item. What is included in a word count? Essentially, all text within an assessment item from the introduction through to the conclusion is counted in the word count. This includes all in-text citations, direct quotes and headings.
The word count does not include the following:
• Title page
• Reference list
• Figures and legends