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Assessment 2 is an individualised piece of work aimed at assessing your interviewing skills and academic writing ability in relation to nursing. There are two parts to this assessment:
1. Health assessment interview
You are required to conduct and record a patient assessment interview. This interview serves two purposes; it:
• allows you to analyse your interviewing skills for Assessment 2; and
• forms the basis of part 2 of your assignment.
This assessment is due before Friday, week 7 (13th Sep) at 5PM.
2. Analysis of the interview
Students are required to analyse their interview in essay format.
This assessment item is due before Monday, Week 11 (14th Oct) at 8AM.
Instructions
• Each student will conduct, document and video record a health assessment interview. On campus students will complete this during the tutorial in week 5. Off campus students will need to complete this at home in week 5.
• Student will have 20 minutes to complete their interview. The interview should be between 6-10 minutes duration.
• Students will complete Section A of the Health Assessment Form (HAF) up until and including the question related to religion and culture.
• Each student will need to provide a recording device (such as iPad, laptop or smart phone) that can record the video.
• Ensure you have had a trial run before you attend your tutorial session, and make sure that you have looked in Week 5’s module at the link titled “recording video instruction sheet”.
What parts of the HAF do I need to complete for the video?
• Section A of the HAF needs to be completed up until and including the questions related to religion and culture
• Confidentiality needs to be maintained – patient names and details must be fictitious.
• Comprehensive data recorded.
• Legible writing in blue or black ink – no pencil or white out.
• Use point form / short sentences. It must be clear as to what question has been asked from the answer recorded.
1. Analysis of the interview
Students are required to analyse their interview following the format indicated below.
Writing skills
The assignment is required to be submitted in an essay style format which includes title page, contents page, and end-text reference list. Please see SNM Assignment Presentation Guidelines provided under Assignments tab.
Your writing needs to be:
• Logical – follow the marking guide format. Use clear and concise expression – use simple and clear terminology to explain.
• Use paraphrasing – writing information in your own words and referencing – no direct quotes from the literature to be used within this assignment.
• Do not reference lecture notes or dictionaries - as your literature source for this assignment.
• Well-structured paragraphs and sentences – concise sentences, no bullet points or dot points
• Correct spelling – Australian not USA.
• Use of Third Person only – Do not use – ‘I’, ‘We’. Use words such as ‘The nurse’ or ‘The interviewer’.
• Word Count – 1500 words (+/- 10%).
Analysis of Interview
Students are required to analyse their recorded interview in terms of:
• Questioning styles
• Body language
• Empathy
Follow the steps below to guide your essay formation.
Introduction (approx. 150 words)
The introduction needs to highlight what the assignment is about.
You need to ensure you:
Use correct introduction structure (introduce topic, provide context/significance of topic, purpose of paper and structure outlining what is to follow).
State in the introduction that the information is fictitious to ensure confidentiality. Use accurate content and terminology.
Questioning Styles (approx. 400 words)
Describe the theory in relation to Questioning Styles
Write a descriptive paragraph/s on the theory (literature) relating to questioning. You need to reference this.
Select either ONE good or poor example of your questioning skills and quote exactly from the video (include time on video). You only need to choose one example.
Write the quote from the video word for word:
Interviewer ‘What you said’ Patient ‘What they said’
Interviewer ‘What you said’
Patient ‘What they said’
Maximum of 6 statements of conversation for example quote
Write the time from the video where you found the example at the end i.e. (6.23)
If you chose a good example of the skill, then explain why and support your discussion with evidence from academic journals and texts. If it was an area needing improvement, then explain why and how it might have been improved and again support the discussion with evidence from the literature.
Body Language (approx. 400 words)
Describe the theory in relation to Body Language
Write a descriptive paragraph/s on the theory (literature) relating to body language. You need to reference this.
Select ONE either good or poor example of your use of body language and quote exactly from the video (include time on video). You only need to choose one example.
Write the quote from the video word for word:
Interviewer ‘What you said’ Patient ‘What they said’
Interviewer ‘What you said’
Patient ‘What they said’
Maximum of 6 statements of conversation for example quote
Write the time from the video where you found the example at the end i.e. (6.23)
If you chose a good example of the skill, then explain why and support your discussion with evidence from academic journals and texts. If it was an area needing improvement, then explain why and how it might have been improved and again support the discussion with evidence from the literature.
Empathy (approx. 400 words) Describe the theory in relation to Empathy
Write a descriptive paragraph/s on the theory (literature) relating to empathy. You need to reference this.
Select either ONE good or poor example of your empathy skills and quote exactly from the video (include time on video). You only need to choose one example.
Write the quote from the video word for word:
Interviewer ‘What you said’ Patient ‘What they said’
Interviewer ‘What you said’
Patient ‘What they said’
Maximum of 6 statements of conversation for example quote
Write the time from the video where you found the example at the end i.e. (6.23)
If you chose a good example of the skill, then explain why and support your discussion with evidence from academic journals and texts. If it was an area needing improvement, then explain why how it might have been improved and again support the discussion with evidence from the literature.
Conclusion (approx. 150 words)
Must state what the assignment was about and identify the main issues and recommendations. The conclusion should not have any references.
References
Students must follow the ECU referencing guide.
A minimum of 8 journal articles and two books that are no more than 5 years old should be used to support your essay. Dictionaries and lecture notes are not to be referenced.
Appendix
You need to include a copy of the completed HAF (health assessment form) with this assignment.