NURS90158 Nursing of Chronic Health Conditions - Take Home Examination

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Assessment Outline: This take-home examination requires you to research a selected a chronic health condition and present an essay discussing how the registered nurse (RN) may contribute to achieving the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions (2017) vision.

Take-home exam must be typed using double spacing and size 11 or 12 font and text left justified.

The assignment must be typed in accordance to the American Psychological Association (7th ed APA) style. All pages must be numbered consecutively from the title page.

The title page should include the Department, University, Course name, Student number, Subject name and Subject code.

Insert your student number and subject code as a footer.

It is important to present your ideas in paragraph form with linked sentences to establish the flow of ideas. There should be no single sentence paragraphs. Use single spacing between paragraphs. Dot point and/or tabled format are not permitted unless you are specifically directed to do so.

Reference       your       work       carefully       and       include       a        Reference       List        at        the end. https://library.unimelb.edu.au/recite/apa

Carefully check your grammar/spelling before submitting, also that you have answered the question – written on task. Ten (10) percent of the overall mark for this exam will be awarded for the quality use of contemporary evidence in support of your answers.

Penalties

You may lose up to five (5)% of the total marks for non-compliance with referencing requirements, including in-text citations and Reference List.

You may lose up to 5% of the total marks allocated to the assessment component for errors or inaccuracy in spelling/grammar and sentence construction.

Word Limit and penalties

Any piece of work which is over or is under the stipulated word limit by more than 10% will result in the deduction of 5% of the total marks allocated for the assessment for each 10% over the word limit. The maximum penalty that a student can receive is 50% of the mark for that piece of work.

Failure to submit an assignment by the required deadline will result in a penalty of the deduction of 10% of the total marks allocated to the assessment component for each day that the assignment is late. Assignments submitted later than 5 working days after the due date will not be marked and will receive no marks.

The Board of Examiners may offer supplementary assessment to a student in special circumstances. Students should refer to the assignment submission and return guidelines under the ‘Policies, forms and resources’ link for further information. www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au

Assessment Activity

For this assessment task, you will be required to research a selected a chronic health condition and present an essay discussing how the registered nurse may contribute to achieving the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions (2017) vision, all Australians live healthier lives through effective prevention and management of chronic conditions.

The vision of the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions (2017) is supported by the three objectives.

  1. Focus on prevention for a healthier Australia
  2. Provide efficient, effective, and appropriate care to support people with chronic conditions to optimise quality of life
  3. Target priority

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1

Select from one of the following chronic conditions and its Action Plan

Condition Action Plan
Rheumatoid Arthritis Department of Health and Aged Care (2020). National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis.
Chronic Kidney Disease Kidney Health Australia (2020). National Strategic Action Plan for Kidney Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease(Chron’s Disease orColitis) Department of Health (2019). National Action Plan for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Selected condition negotiated with the Subject Coordinator Please advise Subject Coordinator (Jo Martin) of your chosen Strategic Action Plan.

Step 2

Research your selected chronic condition and its Action Plan. To do this read widely by accessing journal articles, texts books and clinical practice guidelines. Your essay should be your own work with the discussion supported by the citation of contemporary evidence from your research.

Step 3

Using the 7th edition, American Psychological Association (APA) writing style, write an essay addressing each of the following points,

  1. The prevalence, pathophysiology, and risk factors for your selected chronic
  2. How the registered nurse could implement the relevant Action Plan to prevent and/or manage the chosen chronic
  3. How the registered nurse could contribute to the achievement of the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions (2017), including:
    1. Engaging in health promotion and prevention activities to reduce the risk or delay the onset of the selected condition (primary prevention) and minimise and/or prevent disease progression (secondary prevention)
    2. Providing efficient, effective, and appropriate care and age-appropriate care to support people with the chosen chronic conditions to optimise their quality of life
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the needs of priority of populations and how health outcomes may differ for your selected

Step 4

Proofread your essay before submission and ensure you have cited all sources of information in the body of your essay (in-text) and reference list according to APA 7th ed. The APA 7th ed. guidelines can be found via the University of Melbourne’s library’s home page RE:Cite quick link or by following direct link: https://library.unimelb.edu.au/recite/referencing-styles/apa7

Step 5

Submit your essay.

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