Assessment 3 Case Study Analysis Essay
Assessment Description Case Study Analysis Essay
Team or Individual Individual assessment
Format Length: 2000 words (plus or minus 10%).
Word (or similar) digital document.
The document should be formatted with double line spacing.
Due Date and time Week 13 Monday 25th May, 2020 at 0900
How to Submit Electronically via Blackboard Assessment 3 folder
Learning Outcomes 1-6
Professional Competencies N/A
Marking Criteria Please refer to Blackboard Assessment Assessment 3 Marking Guidelines/Rubric
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Case study analysis assignment brief:
You are required to watch the Assessment three assessment video, available on Bb under the assessment’s items tab Assessment 3 case study analysis essay Case study analysis brief and video.
Your overall aim is to demonstrate your understanding of the unit content (legal and ethical issues, including professional codes and standards) and how they apply to the context of the case study in the video provided. To do this you will provide an analysis: a detailed examination. Use the applicable parts of the case study discussed in the video to demonstrate your understanding of the unit content e.g. beneficence, deontology, duty of care, tort of negligence, Registered Nurses Standards for Practice etc.
This case study analysis essay word limit is 2000 (plus or minus 10% as per the School of Nursing & Midwifery
Undergraduate Assignment Guidelines). All words are calculated towards the word limit except for the title page, direct quotes and end-text references. If you write less or more than this, penalties will apply. If you write less, it is unlikely you will have covered all aspects of the assignment.
This assignment has a weighting of 60%.
The assignment will be marked using the School of Nursing and Midwifery standard marking rubric, which you will find on the unit Blackboard site. Please read each criterion carefully and reflect the positive criteria in your essay. The following assignment brief is structured under the same headings as the marking rubric, please consider both documents carefully as you construct your essay.
You need to consider:
• the use of an ethical decision-making framework when planning your work.
• all the ethical and legal/professional concerns (introduced and discussed throughout the unit up to and including week 6) that the situation in the case study raises. Apply all the relevant unit content throughout the essay and relate it to the legal and ethical concerns that the situation in the case study raises.
• the possible actions (or inactions/omissions) that could be taken and the implications from a legal and ethical perspective. Think of the possible courses of action, and inaction that could be taken, and then consider, do any ethical theories support (or not) the actions that you discuss?
• you do not need to provide the ‘right’ answers. What you will be assessed on is your ability to determine the implications of different actions or inactions from a legal and ethical perspective.
• which ethical principles, doctrines or concepts apply to the actions/inactions put forward and if so, how?
• which torts or other legal concerns apply to your suggested actions/inactions?
• do any of the ethical principles conflict with each other or with the law?
• consider the application of professional codes of conduct and ethics
Application of critical thinking
You will be assessed on your ability to consider the implications of the suggested actions/inactions and the application of theory to practice. You will also be assessed on your ability to support the arguments you put forward with evidence from appropriate literature.
There is a minimum of 10 references required, although you should read widely and incorporate that reading into your assignment – the more relevant references, the better! The more you read, the more evidence you will find to weave into your essay and support your ethical and legal claims. References for this essay should be within 5 years of publication – unless it is sentinel work. References should be from a valid source (peer reviewed journals, government and official health organisation and professional on line websites and resources e.g. Department of Health, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia etc., books) and all must be relevant to Australia. References should support the ethical and legal/professional information as oppose to nursing and medical diagnosis.
Do not leave areas in your work that are unsupported by evidence. Each paragraph should include a reference.
Check the similarity report and ensure that you have paraphrased information and provided a reference.
Structure & presentation
You should follow the School of Nursing and Midwifery Guidelines.
There is no need for headings, the paper should flow in one long sequence. See SNM assignment writing guidelines for layout.
You need to address the possible actions / inactions in a logical piece of writing that shows the possible implications of two different pathways of care / omission of care.
The main part of the assessment is that each of those areas (ethics and law) contains appropriate material.
Your introduction should succinctly introduce what will follow.
The main body should contain a logical and cohesive development of ideas and your ability to sustain logical arguments will be assessed.
Your conclusion should provide a summation of the key points of the work.
Full sentence structure is required.
Do not rewrite the case study. Discuss the relevant parts of the scenario as you apply the relevant ethical theories, concepts, principles, legal and professional elements of the unit content
It is recommended that you use the ethical decision making model discussed in the unit content (week 1 tutorial) to plan your work.
You must comply with the ECU SNM assignment writing guidelines, follow these specific assignment instructions and use the ECU referencing guide to ensure all in-text and end-text references are correct. Please use the School of Nursing and Midwifery Assignment Guidelines and the ECU Referencing Guide to present your work. There is no excuse for deviating from these guidelines as they are available through several links, here, in the unit guide and on the Blackboard site. If you are unsure about referencing, see the Learning Consultant early in the semester. There have been some very recent changes to APA 6th referencing guidelines and now the latest version is APA7th. You will not be marked down for using APA6th, hover you may want to access resources from the library outlining the changes for the future.
English language proficiency (ELP)
As with all written assignment work that you undertake at ECU, you will be assessed for ELP within this assignment.
NCS3203 is not a prescribed unit for ELP, so the weighting against this criterion is not as high as in the prescribed units. However, you should make every effort to ensure that you pay close attention to the construction of sentences, ensuring spelling, grammar and syntax are correct.
Poor writing will detract from the content of the essay if you are unable to articulate the true meaning that you are trying to convey and this may lose valuable marks.
** If you are at all concerned about your written work please see support, from the academic writing resources available in the university, early in the semester (see tabs under ‘Finding Help’ on the left side of the Bb site).
General instructions for the assignment:
Please note your submission date, as detailed in your unit plan. You are strongly advised not to leave your submissions until the last day, rather you work on your assessments as you complete the tutorials, enabling you to focus on your studies whilst working around any practicum or personal commitments or other units, you will have two attempts to submit the essay assessment component through Turnitin, enabling you to review the similarity report. Remember, it can take up to 24 hours to generate this report.
Students can submit their written paper to Turnitin as per the dates outlined in the unit plan and assignment brief but no later than assignment submission deadline that is also stated within the unit plan. Keep your Turnitin receipt as evidence of submission. If you submit your case study late, 5% will be deducted for each day the assignment is late for up to seven days (including weekends) after the due date, at which point a mark of zero will be assigned. If a student wishes to apply for an extension from the Unit Coordinator, they are required to do so prior to the due date, in writing, using the correct ECU form for requesting extensions, stating the grounds for the extension request and any evidence to support the extension (e.g. a medical certificate).