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PLEASE WORK WITH THE COURSE FOUR LEARNING OUTCOMES TO EARN YOU GOOD MARK

Aims

  1. Develop a critical understanding of the patient’s journey between primary and secondary care.
  2. Investigate the needs of patients with long term conditions.
  3. Review the evidence base for best practice for maintenance of health and wellbeing of patients with acute care needs and long term conditions

Learning Outcomes

  1. Employ a range of sources to evidence a knowledge of patient pathways and evaluate the risk and benefits of hospital and community care
  2. Draw on an appraisal of knowledge and evidence from life, behavioural and social sciences, to support clinical decision making in the assessment, care planning process and management of patients with long term conditions.
  3. On the basis of a critical appraisal, select and apply models/frameworks to guide the assessment and development of care plans for patients who present with a range of medical and surgical conditions.
  4. Justify care provided to patients with long term conditions which is based on a review of the current evidence base for best practice

Description of Task

Task 4,600 word Case Study

The Student must:

  • Select a patient with long term condition from recent clinical placement experience
  • Justify the selection with reference to epidemiological data.
  • Critically analyse the nursing assessment framework / model used to assess the patient’s holistic needs.
  • Select 2 elements of the care plan that was devised for this patient and critically appraise the plan of care. This discussion should be underpinned by reference to contemporary evidence.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the nursing interventions considering the risks and benefits to the patient of the care that was delivered, considering potential alternatives.
  • Care should be taken not to breach confidentiality in the case study.

 

Case Study In Patient With Long Term Condition

The student is required to submit a 4,600 word case study at level 7, based on the nursing assessment and care of a patient/client with a Long Term Condition.

The following Essay plan could be used:

  • Introduction

Ensure your first paragraph has all the following:

  1. Select a patient with long term condition from recent clinical placement experience
  2. Justify the selection with reference to epidemiological data.
  3. Critically analyse the nursing assessment framework / model used to assess the patient’s holistic needs.
  4. Select 2 elements of the care plan that was devised for this patient and critically appraise the plan of care. This discussion should be underpinned by reference to contemporary evidence.

Ensure your second paragraph has all the following:

  1. Who is this patient, age, background, marital status, children, lives with wife or alone, how the condition developed, how its needed to be managed before or on admitted into my ward.
  2. relate the 4 learning outcomes of this course to the condition of your choice and the patophisiology.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the nursing interventions considering the risks and benefits to the patient of the care that was delivered, considering potential alternatives.
  • Following introduction to the assignment, a brief scenario of the patient with long term condition from recent clinical placement experience should be highlighted.
  • A brief discussion of the pathophysiology of the long term condition should follow (relate the pathophysiology to the condition you have picked)
  • Justify the selection with reference to epidemiological data. Justification could also be due to personal and professional interests. Significance of the epidemiological data should be examined in sufficient depth. The cost to the NHS should be outlined.
  • Critically analyse the nursing assessment framework / model used to assess the patient’s holistic needs. e.g. Roper et al (2008).
  • In discussing the nursing assessment, the nursing model/framework and application of its concepts (i.e. physical, psychological and social) should be discussed.
  • What this section requires the student to do is ‘identify and explain the assessment framework/model used to assess the patient’s holistic needs’. For example, if the student used Roper et al as the assessment framework, then this should be discussed. In the course of the discussion, the candidate should relate it to whether it assesses the physical, psychological and social aspects of the patient. The advantages and disadvantages of using this framework/model in relation to other models such as Orem should be discussed.
  • When the student assesses a patient based on the Roper et al model, the student should outline the 12 activities of daily living such as mobility, elimination, eating and drinking, dying etc without discussing these in depth.
  • Select 2 elements of the care plan that was devised for this patient and critically appraise the plan of care. This discussion should be underpinned by reference to contemporary evidence.
  • In other words, of the 12 activities of daily living or care plan, the student should choose two elements such as mobility and elimination and discuss them.
  • How were these elements assessed? What were the goals set following assessment? Outline these goals. If any framework or tool was used e.g. MUST tool, this is an opportunity to discuss these tools. If the candidate wants to discuss the MUST tool for example, it can be discussed under eating and drinking. Problems with increased frequency of urination in diabetes can be discussed under elimination.
  • In discussing care, a rationale for the interventions should be included.
  • What were the interventions? The interventions should be outlined and the discussion supported with contemporary evidence.
  • Any relevant guidelines such as National Service Frameworks, Chronic Care Models, Integrated Care Pathways, Protocols, and professional guidelines should be included in the discussion.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the nursing interventions considering the risks and benefits to the patient of the care that was delivered, considering potential alternatives.
  • Finally, state the expected outcomes and the risks and benefits of the interventions to the patient and outline potential alternatives
  • Care should be taken not to breach confidentiality in the case study.

Type of service: Academic Paper Writing
Type of assignment: Case study
Subject: Nursing
Pages/words: 17/4600
Number of Sources: 0
Academic level: Undergraduate
Paper Format: Harvard
Line spacing: Double
Language style: UK English