NRSG374: Principles of Nursing: A Palliative Approach
Assessment Task 1: professional development
Due date: 22nd September 2020, 1600 hours
Length and/or format: Education Booklet or Narrated PowerPoint
Purpose: Students are required to demonstrate their understanding of the Palliative Care approach to healthcare delivery and the promotion of best practice in the clinical area. Each student will develop a professional development resource to educate peers about an important Palliative Care issue, supported by National Palliative Care Standards. The intended audience for this resource is 3rd year undergraduate students or graduate nurses. Students have the choice of creating an Education Booklet or a Narrated PowerPoint.
Learning outcomes assessed: LO2, LO3. LO4, LO6, LO7
Descriptions for Presentation Options – Choose from Option 1 OR 2
Narrated PowerPoint Presentation
Format and Length: 8 – 10-minute narration of a PowerPoint presentation (8 – 10 content slides + reference slides)
1. Instructions on how to record a slide show with narration and slide timings in PowerPoint are available here: https://support.office.com/enus/article/record-a-slideshow-with- narration-and-slide-timings0b9502c6-5f6c-40ae-b1e7-e47d8741161c
2. 2. Oral presentations that consist of only reading the content of the PowerPoint slides will receive very few marks. The purpose of the PowerPoint slide is to give a dot-point overview of concepts (with APA references), with your oral recording further expanding on these points.
3. 3. Academic references must be used to support the discussion. Avoid using consumer resources. The use of consumer resources significantly impacts on the quality of support for the discussion, and significantly reduces the ability to score marks for content sections requiring literature support.
4. 4. A minimum of 15, high quality resources are to be used, and no resources over 5 years old
5. 5. A.P.A. 6th or 7th ed. styling for all in-text references and reference list will be accepted. Library resources on referencing are available here:
Submission is via an online drobox on the campus specific tile of the NRSG 374 LEO unit.
• PowerPoint submitted to Dropbox
• Narration Script/Notes to be submitted to Turnitin Submission Box (please include narration script/notes of each slide, if you choose to do option 1“Naration power point presentation, so that I can narrate and record on my own voice” The word count for this task is 1500-1800 words +/- 10% all students should be aware of this as it is weighted at 50%.
Format and Length (Booklet): A booklet in word document proving an overview of an identified palliative care related topic.
1. Booklet presentation will be in landscape format with evidence-based content being presented in two columns. So that the Booklet can be folded in half if printed and compiled as a booklet.
2. Diagrams used within the booklet are to be professional, linked to the content and referenced appropriately.
3. Headings can be used throughout the booklet to guide the structure and information presented.
4. The content for the booklet is to provide a series of focussed points highlighting aspects of the identified topic.
5. Intext referencing is to be used to support the provided information A.P.A. 6th ed or 7th ed will be accepted. Styling for all in-text references and reference list. Library resources on referencing are available here:
Submission: Submission is via an online Turnitin drobox on the campus specific tile of the NRSG 374 LEO unit. The word count for this task is 1500-1800 words +/- 10% all students should be aware of this as it is weighted at 50% What is not included in a word count?
The word count does not include the following:
• Title page
• Reference list
• Figures and legends
Please read the whole of this paper, I included all I though are helpful sources.
- Discussion forums between us student and the lecture in charge. Which will introduce of what is needed and very helpful questions.
- I am very flexible, is up to you as an expert to choose the issue and the presentation, either option one “narrated power point’ or option two Educational booklet.
- Just keep in mind if you choose to do narrated power point, you should include the script/note and intexcited and the reference list on the power point or even on the script document, I will later edit and record the narration according to the script.
- I hope I gave enough details of what is required and please do not hesitate to contact me if further information is required.
- Please before you start writing, just let me know the issue you have chosen and the option of the presentation.
- Thanks for your help in advance
Please Take Note of the Following
• Reference should be within the last five years and all references must be contemporary and EBP.
• Additional linking to the national nursing standards needed to be discussed
• All diagrams and images must be referenced
• There are two components to the PowerPoint - the script of your narration must also be submitted for academic integrity review
Forum discussion for assessment task 1
How to link to standards?
by xxxxxx -
Hello, I am wondering if you could further explain how we link the chosen issue to the standards. Such as if we were to focus on mouth care as recommended in the drop in session this week, would we have to link this to a specific standard such as -assessment of needs- - such as a nurse assessing the needs of the client, ensuring mouth care is provided daily ?
If so do we need to link to multiple standards?
Re: How to link to standards?
by yyyyyyyy -
Well done ! Yes absolutely, you could put a section in your booklet with the heading -National Palliative Care Nursing Standards- and then link your specific issue to them.
If you were selecting mouth care you could choose a few of the standards as outlined below and linking your discussion to mouth care (you do NOT have to work through each of the standards)
Standard 1 - Assessment of needs = Full head to toe assessment will alert you to any issues within the oral mucosa thus with critical thinking and application of theory to practice this leads you to ...
Standard 2 - Developing the care plan = An identification of needs: Is the mucosa broken down? Why? Is the patient immunocompromised from chemotherapy etc? Are tehy no longer drinking and thus heavily mouth breathing and drying the mouth hence what would you write on the care plan to ensure 24/7 care for this patient? Hint check out the some EBP on mouth care or the related CPG
Standard 4 Providing Care = Now that you have created a care plan you must instigate the care, what procedure /technique will you use, does the patient cope with this? Is it working and easing discomfort? If not what else might you do?
Standard 7 Service Culture = Is your intervention culturally safe? Are you respecting the wants, and cultural / religious knowings of the family and patient? Explain to the family what you are doing and that it will assist with management of pain. You could possibly put in some examples of things you might say?
Standard 8 quality Improvement = Is this improving the quality of care in your workforce? In your department, how can you ensure that you are of a national standard on your ward .... leading you to
Standard 9 Staff qualifications and training = Ensure that staff are up to date with all current EBP and CPG's are being maintained and that educaiton sessions for professional development like the booklet that you could create for your ward / hospice / would assist and provide an environment that promotes education.
Hope this helps you
Palliative care topic by xxxxxx -
I was wondering if the use of syringe drivers is an appropriate palliative care issue?
Re: Palliative care topic
by yyyyyy - Friday, 14 August 2020, 3:16 PM
The use of syringe drivers is a good issue, it is quite broad, so ensure that as you work through it you discuss important topics as:
Syringe drivers and improved mobility of the patients
Syringe drivers and pain management
Syringe drivers and symptom management as pain, nausea and vomiting, restlessness etc.
There are examples of information regarding syringe driver use in palliative care regarding the Niki pump that is used in many settings in Australia, the link below provides additional information on this for you, please ustilise if it is of assistance for any students exploring this topic.
palliativ care by xxxxx -
Please, im i right if write on pain management as an issue?
Re: palliativ care
by yyyyyy -
Pain management is an issue that can be selected, please ensure that you break it down throughout your discussion as there are:
You could select one of these and cover it in detail or use each of the above as a heading on a slide or within the booklet and break it down with evidence based practice that you use to provide information and education to others on the issue.
palliative care issue
by xxxxxx - Thursday, 13 August 2020, 10:15 AM
Please, should the care issue be linked to specific disease type like cancer or dementia, etc ?
Re: palliative care issue
by yyyyyyy -
As per the previous post you can discuss general pain issue management or break it down and
link pain issues with a specific illness trajectory.
For the assessment can we use the learning objectives of the unit and reference ACU?
Re: learning objectives
by yyyyy -
The learning outcomes for the unit are very broad as we cover many topics.
The best thing to do would be to look at the learning objectives from the unit outline and adapt them to be specifically about your topic, therefore you will be creating your own learning objectives and will not need to reference them.
Learning Objectives are in very broad terms about you asking yourself (as you prepare your work) -
What are the important components of the topic that I am delivering that I want people to learn from my education booklet / PowerPoint-
For example if your issues was : -The importance of mouth care at the end of
then looking at the LO's for the unit, you can adapt your own about mouthcare as I have in
LO1 demonstrate advanced understanding of developmental, lifespan, social, spiritual and cultural factors that impact on the quality of life for people receiving palliative care; (GA1, GA4)
LO2 demonstrate advanced pathophysiology knowledge to manage common symptoms in the palliative context; (GA4, GA5)
LO3 critically apply the Roper-Logan-Tierney Model of Nursing across the lifespan, to the principles of a palliative care approach; (GA1, GA4, GA5, GA9)
LO4 implement the Levett-Jones’ Clinical Reasoning Cycle across a range of settings, to plan safe, evidence-based, culturally sensitive, person-centred palliative care; (GA3, GA4, GA5, GA8,
LO5 critically reflect on the lived experiences of the dying, their families and communities; (GA1, GA2) LO6 critically evaluate the quality use of medicines, non-pharmacological therapeutic interventions and complementary therapies in the palliative context; (GA1, GA3, GA4, GA5, GA7, GA8) LO7 critically apply legal and ethical principles related to the palliation experience. (GA3)
• Recognise the importance of mouth care as a component of patient assessment across
• Awareness of the outcomes and complications of poor mouth - care on quality of life for the patient
• Deliver high quality patient assessment across the lifespan of the oral mucosa and teeth
• Uphold Cultural safety when caring for a patient at the end of life
• Educate the patient and their family on the importance of mouth-care in a culturally safe and respectful manner
• Be aware of best practice standards for mouth care and uphold them in your clinical care
• Able to provide education to ensure high quality standards and best practice for mouth care are upheld
• Application of mouth care theory to practice in upholding National Palliative Care
Standards within care planning and delivery of care
The above could be some of the objectives that you write in your booklet.
As you are preparing for this assessment, consider the research that you are finding.
1. Are there any common points that keep coming up in the literature?
2. Are certain areas of education or knowledge lacking in the literature?
3. Have you seen things on clinical placement that you know could be improved? If so ,how?
Asking yourself these types of questions when you research your topic will assist you to realise what it is that you actually want to teach individuals that read your booklet and fundamentally these will develop into your learning outcomes.
I hope this is of assistance to you
Learning objectives by xxxxxx -
I choose a topic “ Importance of mouth care in palliative care” With learning objectives 1. preven t
from oral thrush/ infection, 2. Able to provide education and best practice for mouth care, 3.
just wondering if I am on right track.
Re: Learning objectives
by yyyyyy -
Yes, you are absolutely on the right track, these are some good learning objectives for your task.
Consider adding some others regarding standards of palliative care and best practice in nursing
that is evidence based supports quality in clinical care.
Assessment topic by xxxxx -
maintaining/ensuring dignity throughout the palliative process
I am wishing to do my issue on .
Am I on the right track ?
Re: Assessment topic
by xxxxx2 -
me to was looking at doing a very similar topic respecting a persons final wishes without passing
judgement thus leaving there dignity and autonomy intact would love to know if this is on the right
Re: Assessment topic
This is a wonderful issue and one that upholds the palliative care standards, define what it is that -dignity- means for your assessment supported with evidence based practice.
It is important to realise that even though you are interested in doing this topic they will all differ as your focus on dignity will be different which is wonderful !
Aspects of dignity are included in all areas of Total Care as highlighted in modules 1 and 2 at the links below
Module 1 - Dame Cicley saunders Total Pain
Module 2 Illness trajectory knowledge and individual
Module 2 Advanced Care directives and supporting
Looking forward to seeing your assignments
I hope this has assisted you all
4. Critically apply nursing ethical and legal requirements when providing EOLC
5. Establish the link between intellectual disabilities and the National Palliative Care Standards
Is this correct?
Thank-you in advance for your help!
by yyyyyyy -
A wonderful topic to explore and research - well done !
Your plan and structure outlined above is terrific, keep working in this direction, you are on the right track ! looking forward to seeing your work and research !
Assessment task 1 by xxxxx-
I was just wandering if my topic i.e. Pain management in palative care or prevention of bed sore in palative care is a relevant topic for the task one or i need to change the topic? thank you
Re: Assessment task 1
Your topic is a good idea, I would develop the wording a little more and research -Maintaining
Skin Integrity and Comfort in Palliative Care-
this will provide you with the ability to research
more literature and also to include not only bed sores however breakdown of skin, implements
and interventions such as pressure mattresses, Pressure Area Care
etc and how t hese relate to
the National Palliative Care standards
by xxxxx - Friday, 21 August 2020, 3:47 PM
Can we reference information from the PCC4U website?
If so, would the intext citation and reference list be -PCC4U- or must we right it in full as Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates.
by yyyyyy -
Yes you can use information from PCC4U, follow APA guidelines on how to use an acronym within your referencing, all details are explained on this process.
In your Reference list you would present it as
Palliative Care Curriculum For Undergraduates [PCC4U], (2020). Title of the page. Retrieved
If you do this then within the document you can use PCC4U after you have used the full wording
Please utilise the information that has been provided for you on referencing on our LEO page at
once the link below.
Recommended (you can use whichever applicable) https://www.caresearch.com.au/caresearch/tabid/738/Default.aspx https://www.caresearch.com.au/caresearch/Portals/0/Documents/WhatisPal liativeCare/PA-Toolkit/01809-CEBPARAC_module%203%20web.pdf https://palliativecare.org.au/wp-
2018_web.pdf https://hospicecare.com/what-we-do/publications/getting-started/6principles-of-palliative-care palliative care standards https://palliativecare.org.au/wp-
A dvanced Care Planning Australia. (2020). Advanced Care Planning in your state or territory. Retrieved from https://www.advancecareplanning.org.au/resources/advancecare-planningfor-your-state-territory
Australian Government Department of Health. (2020). Advance Care Directive. Retrieved fromhttps://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/palliative-care/planning-yourpalliativecare/advance-care-directive
Becker, R. (2016). Fundamental aspects of palliative care nursing: An evidence-based handbook for student nurses (2nd ed.). London, U.K.: Mark Allen Group.
Faull, C., & Blankley, K. (2015). Palliative Care. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/acu/detail.action?docID=1978014#
Ferrell, B.R., & Coyle, N. (Eds.). (2015). Oxford textbook for palliative nursing (4th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
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Palliative Care Australia. (2020). Understanding Palliative Care. Retrieved from https://palliativecare.org.au/
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