Explain and apply legal and ethical concepts including beneficence, non-maleficence, negligence, open disclosure, and mandatory reporting
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of person centred and family centred care in safe and effective care delivery
2. Discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology and symptomatology of the health breakdown of conditions being studied
3. Use clinical reasoning to identify nursing problems in the patient scenarios being studied and plan safe effective nursing care and patient education
4. Identify the attribute and skills required for culturally competent practice and apply to scenarios being studied
5. Identify the importance of effective inter-professional communication to safe practice and the prevention of medication error
- Explain and apply legal and ethical concepts including beneficence, non-maleficence, negligence, open disclosure, and mandatory reporting
- Utilise nursing research to support best practice nursing actions and critically appraise qualitative research and its application to empathetic patient care.
- Demonstrate mastery of required medication and intravenous fluid calculations
Assessment 1 Care Plan
This assignment is designed for students to consolidate their learning in the first three tutorials; to demonstrate their clinical reasoning and application of the Clinical Reasoning Cycle to plan care for patients with alteration in fluid balance including identifying symptoms, risk factors and pathophysiological changes; setting specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely goals; and planning appropriate nursing actions with rationales based on scientific and best practice nursing literature.
The Care Plan for this assignment is to be written on Care Plan Template .
1. Students are to select one of the following Nursing Problems for their Care Plan for the scenario patient (Mr Ron Fraser) from the first three tutorials in their tutorial workbook,
a. Altered fluid balance (hypovolaemia) from Scenario 2B, or
b. Altered fluid balance (hypervolaemia) from Scenario 3A.
2. Utilising clinical reasoning skills and knowledge students should identify and list the cluster of abnormalities (cues) from the scenario that relate to the identified priority patient
problem, and compare these to recognised normal values.
3. From the Mr Ron Fraser scenarios identify the risk factors and prior occurrences that may have contributed to the identified problem and support this with reference to literature
4. Discuss the pathophysiology (altered physiological functioning) that is occurring in the chosen scenario and link this to the symptoms (cues) presented. Support this discussion
with reference to literature.
5. The priority Nursing Problem should be expressed as an actual Nursing Diagnosis with related to and evidenced by statements .
6. Set a related SMART goal with outcome criteria that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely.
7. Identify four priority Nursing Actions with some detail to achieve the stated goal/s
8. Provide a rationale for each action with reference to scientific or best practice literature.
9. Provide an APA reference list of all source material used.