Case Based Essay Question
TITLE: Understanding Law, Ethics, Professional Guidelines and their Relationship to Nursing Practice
Length: 2000 words (+/- 10%) including in text referencing but not your reference list
This essay will give you the opportunity to develop your understanding of how law, ethics and professional guidelines guide nursing practice. It will allow you to reflect on the values and characteristics of professionalism in the healthcare setting. Completing this essay will also further develop your academic and information literacy skills.
Select one of the three discussion board scenarios.
THIS ONE (which is Case 1).
One of the students you are on placement with turns up for their shift and is obviously under the influence of alcohol.
As the witnessing nurse what is your immediate action?
What must you do following this?
Which sections of the Australian Registered Nurse Standards for Practice apply here and why?
What are the possible legal/ethical implications?
Identify the main issues inherent in the scenario and make appropriate recommendations to address these issues.
It is expected that your essay will address/contain the following information:
1. Your immediate and subsequent actions as the witnessing nurse (these actions need to be supported by literature)
2. An overview of the relevant sections of the Australian National Competency Standards that apply and why
3. The possible legal/ethical implications
The NUR 120 Learning Outcomes addressed by this assignment include:
On completion of this unit a student should be able to:
1. Critically reflect on the values and characteristics of professionalism that contribute to health care through collaboration, cooperation and therapeutic communication;
2. Articulate the key principles underlying ethical, legal and professional guidelines and codes that underpin the practice of registered nurses in Australia.
3. Demonstrate developing skills in academic and information literacy that provide a foundation for evidence based nursing.
4. Articulate and define the Nursing and Midwifery Board Aust Competency Standards, Codes of Ethics and Codes of Practice for the Registered Nurse.
5. Develop a critical and reflective approach to nursing practice.
Write in the third person; avoid personal pronouns such as ?I? and ?you?.
Avoid long, confusing sentences and check that your tenses (past, present and future) are consistent within the same sentence.
Avoid posing questions; work the information into the paragraph.
Use plain English. It is essential your meaning is clear and that you demonstrate your understanding of the nature of the topic. Write your essay to the marking rubric, as this is where lecturers mark from. WILL ATTACH RUBRIC LATER AND EMAIL
As you construct your essay you need to:
Use correct punctuation, spelling and syntax (sentence structure)
Paraphrase ideas from your reading/research, don?t just copy them
Avoid use of direct quotations.
Ensure you use APA 6th referencing style.
As good practice, whenever you include (cite) an author in your writing, ensure you include the full reference to the text referred to, at the end of your writing task.
To find appropriate sources, use the CDU library online journal databases.
Use APA referencing guidelines can be found on the CDU Library website. Download a copy and keep it to hand so that you can refer to it regularly as you learn the skills of referencing.
The APA 6th referencing system should be used as per the referencing guidelines on the CDU Library Website
Peer reviewed journal articles are your best sources. Avoid non-refereed sources such as editorials, monthly columns or non- refereed journals.
It is useful to include your set text as a reference but otherwise keep the number of books to a minimum.â€ETHICS and LAW for the health professions.â€ 4th Ed Kerridge.I, Lowe.M, Stewart.C 2013
Your reference list should contain a minimum of 4 quality references that are no older than 5-8 years. Wikipedia or dictionaries.
Information gained from Internet sites varies greatly in depth and quality of content.
Internet sites must be relevant and reputable, for example, the NWBA website.
Use Times New Roman, Tahoma or Arial, 12 point font. Do not use bold type. Use 1.5 or double spacing;
Justify left and right;
Hit enter twice between paragraphs;
Do not use headings or dot points;
Justify left and right;
Include page numbers; provide your name in the footer of the document, e.g. smith_jane-s0077363_Assign2_NUR120 Ensure you submit this assignment through SafeAssign. The â€˜Draft checkingâ€™ (see green menu) facility is available to you as a check regarding the quality of your paraphrasing.
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