ASSESSMENT TASK 2: Written Assignment
Describe how nurses can work in partnership with the community of your choice (within Australia), using a strength-based approach, to address one of the following topics
Topic and definitions
Homelessness in Australia is a widespread and largely preventable issue. This public health concern presents a systematic flow on affect to the wider community (Australian Government Department of Health, 2019)
Infectious diseases have the potential to cause devastation to an entire community at any given time and without warning (Australian Government Department of Health, 2020)
Knowledge of clinically significant sex and gender differences in screening, risk factors, treatment and prognosis are emerging across a broad range of diseases, and differences are identified for those conditions conferring the greatest health burden in Australia and globally (Wainer & Carcel 2019)
Due date: 26th May 2021, 0900hrs
Length and/or format: 2000 words +/-10%
Purpose: This assessment task addresses health problems as a societal issue. It requires you to integrate the role of the nurse with the building of healthy communities in order to expose you to the reality that nursing practice environments reach beyond the hospital setting into the wider community.
Learning outcomes assessed: LO3, LO4, LO5
How to submit: Turnitin, word document only
Return of assignment: Feedback and marks will be returned to you via Turnitin in accordance with ACU policy
Assessment criteria: Outlined in Appendix B. A national zoom session will be held, and recorded, to support your understanding of the requirements of the assessment item. An announcement will be made on LEO regarding the date of this session.