|AssessmentESSAY: EPISODE OF CARE (3000 words) |
Focusing on Nursing Knowledge and Professional Nursing IssuesThe essay should be organised, with an introduction, body and conclusion. Your Essay should show nursing knowledge, professional values, leadership and decision making within the caregiving context.
A. INTRODUCTION and putting into context the chosen episode of care (600 words)
What is an episode of care? / Why did you decide to choose this episode of care?
B. The main body of the essay is the DISCUSSION of the care with nursing knowledge and professional underpinnings. Accurate referencing system should be used. Discuss the care given, using the nursing process approach (Assessing, Planning, Implementing and Evaluating) (1600 words). Use relevant nursing knowledge, values and professional underpinnings to support a discussion of the clinical decision making regarding the care and interventions used.
C. To conclude: in the last section REFLECT (800 words) on what you did well, what you would have done differently and what learning from this episode of care could be used in different care settings/area of practice.
Please NOTE: Due to the nature of this essay, it is acceptable to write in the first person
*The essay starts with an introduction. Episode of care put into context. The rationale for the choice of the episode of care given. (discuss the care given, substantiate with relevant nursing knowledge base, professional values and clinical decision making)
*Care plan be clearly discussed. The use of the nursing process be evident in the discussion. Nursing knowledge, professional values and clinical decision making be demonstrated. (discuss the care given, substantiate with relevant nursing knowledge base professional values and clinical decision making).*Evidence of reflection. What went well and what you could have done differently. (exploration of the issues which went well and those which did not).