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Assessment 2: Written Assessment
This assessment has two parts. In Part A, you will review and discuss a case study concerning the professional codes of ethics, code of conduct and professional standards of practice. You will then, in Part B, reflect on your responses and discuss how your personal view of the case may have changed after reviewing the evidence.
1200 +/- 10% words (Part A 900 and Part B 300 words).
Please note that the word count does not include the reference list.
Sunday 8 March 9:00 am
Part A (900 words)
You are required to review the Case Study. Specifically, you are required to discuss how the professional codes of ethics, code of conduct and professional standards of practice relating to the case.
Part B Reflection (300 words)
Using the guidelines on writing reflections, discuss how your personal view of the case may have changed after reviewing the literature/evidence. Discuss what you thought were the benefits and challenges for you personally and for clinical practice by completing the assessment.
Mr Robert Jones is an 80-year old retired medical doctor who has dementia. He has been a resident in aged care for the past five years. As a result of his dementia, Robert’s behaviour is aggressive at times. He seems to favour specific staff and is cooperative for them.
Three student nurses Jan, Michelle and Margaret, were on their first clinical placement in a residential care facility. The student nurses were under the supervision of an educator and the care staff.
Early in the shift, Jan discussed Bob’s behaviours with Michelle and Margaret, advising them on how to manage him. She told them to pull Robert’s thumb back to release his grip or tie his hands to the bed rails with the bed sheet if he became aggressive. She stated that she had seen a TV show in which police pulled someone’s thumb back to release their grip. Although Michelle and Margaret felt uncomfortable with Jan’s advice, they didn’t comment.
Later in that shift, in the dining room, Robert grabbed Michelle’s arm tightly and wouldn’t let go. Michelle called out for help. Jan was in the dining room at the time and immediately came over to assist. She pulled Robert’s thumb back to release his grip, which seemed to exacerbate Roberts’s behaviour as he then tried to hit Michelle in the chest.
Michelle was upset that Jan had pulled back Robert’s thumb causing him to retaliate and reported the incident to the educator. The educator discussed the situation with Jan. Jan became very defensive and rejected the feedback from the educator.
Introduction (~150 words)
Q1. Succinctly and briefly describe the case and the areas to be covered.
Main body (~600 words)
Q2. Discuss how the following relate to the case. You need to discuss at least two examples from each of the professional code of ethics, code of conduct and professional standards of practice and justify how the examples relate to the case. Use the following sub-headings and identify the associated domains and principles or elements for each example and how they relate to the case.
• The Registered Nurse Standards of Practice (Domains and Principles)
• The ICN Code of Ethics for Nursing (Elements)
• Code of conduct (Domains, Principle)
Conclusion (~150 words)
Q3. Provide a summary outlining the facts with consideration to the issues relating to the codes and standards of practice. You must provide the rationale for your findings.
Q4. You need to reference the professional codes and standards of practice used in your assessment. Please refer to the APA 7th Referencing Guide
International Council of Nurses. (2012). The ICN code of ethics for nurses.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. (2016). Registered nurse standards for practice.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. (2018). Code of conduct for nurses.
1. Read the 'Robert' Case Study and answer the questions above using the headings and sub-headings indicated.
2. Reference the professional codes, standards of practice to support your work
3. Use the APA 7 style guide to format your reference list.
4. This part must be written in the third person, e.g. 'According to the Australian Charter of Rights in Victoria; patient safety is defined as....'
5. The style should be flowing and easy to read. The language used should be formal, with an emphasis on using appropriate spelling and grammar. Excessive use of jargon is discouraged, and slang or colloquial terms should not be used unless they are clearly identified and within the context and scope of the topic. Direct quotes are discouraged but, if pertinent, should be kept to a maximum of one.
6. Use headings to structure your assignment.
7. All assignments must be formatted in 12 pt Arial, double-spaced, left-aligned text.
8. A cover sheet must be included in your submission.
Using the guidelines on writing reflections and the guiding questions below, discuss your personal views, thoughts and feelings as well as lessons learnt from reviewing the 'Robert's case study. Pat B is a self or personal reflection, so no references are required for part B. You should write in the first person for this part, e.g. 'I define patient safety as....'.
Questions for reflection
You should include your responses to the following questions:
1. What happened as you were completing the assessment?
2. What were your feelings as you worked through the assessment? Why did you feel that way?
3. What were your thoughts during the experience of completing the assessment? Why did you think that way?
4. What do you think you can learn from reflecting on this experience?
Submit your assessment to the Assessment 2: Written assessment dropbox by Sunday 8 March at 9:00 am.
It is important that you read and understand the attached rubric for this assessment task carefully before you attempt the case study and before you submit this assessment. The rubric outlines the criteria that you will be assessed against this task. Understanding these criteria will help you clarify what is being looked for in the case study.
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