Demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiology of long-term conditions and the clinical manifestation in response to this.

March 8, 2020

Long term condition for a chosen patient with COPD and planing a care plan patient name
Proposed Assignment Guidance NU2212
A 3000 word written assignment based on a patient from your clinical / student nursing experience / placement. The selected patient must have a long-term condition that is relevant to the themes of the module.
This written piece must demonstrate achievement of all intended learning outcomes outlined below.
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiology of long-term conditions and the clinical manifestation in response to this.
2. Support people experiencing multiple health care problems and plan their nursing care as part of a multidisciplinary team.
3. Reflect on the medical and nursing management of long-term conditions in practice in relation to recommended strategies, guidelines and policies.
4. Review the nursing function in supporting and promoting self-caring strategies for patients and their families.
Proposed Structure
A proposed structure for the written assessment is provided below.
? Introduction – 150 words
A clear introduction must be provided, in which the reader is introduced to the purpose and focus of this written piece of work.
? Background history – 150 words
A written paragraph which provides a background history to the selected patient with explicit identification of the related long-term condition.
? Pathophysiology and related clinical manifestations – 500 words
Provide an overview of the underlying pathophysiology of your selected client’s condition and any relevant clinical manifestation. In order to demonstrate knowledge and understanding, this discussion must be supported by a sustained use of literature and be clearly related to the selected client.
? Context of nursing assessment – 200 words
For this section, a clear and concise overview of the importance of a systematic approach to nursing care delivery is required. Additionally, some related discussion on the selected model of nursing care would be beneficial.
? Formulation of care plan – 500 words.
For this section, you are required to formulate a nursing care plan using the template provided. The care plan must be based on Orem’s model of nursing. When formulating the care plan, please select only ONE element from Universal self-care requisites and ONE element from Developmental self-care requisites OR Health-care deviation self-care requisites.
NB: Please do not attempt to complete all elements of the care plan.
? Rationale for care delivery – 1300 words.
This section must provide the related rationale for the selected ONE element from Universal self-care requisites and ONE element from Developmental self-care requisites OR Health-care deviation self-care requisites
covered in care plan above (650 words each).
This section must demonstrate an appreciation and use of related evidence to support content/selected actions within all selected stages of the care plan. Hence, suitable content may include (but not limited to):
o Specific assessment tools;
o Mechanisms to support/optimise patient engagement/self-care;
o Nursing actions/evaluative strategies;
o Related multi-disciplinary involvement;
o Proposed method of care.
NB: For the section above, the marker must be able to see a sustained use of evidence to support the content of the care that been planned for the client.
? Conclusion – 200 words.
An overall conclusion to this piece of work must be provided. In this case, aim to provide the reader with the key issues addressed, noting any benefits from undertaking this written piece of work. Please do not include any new sources of information in this section.
? End text reference list – not included in the final word count.
Assignment presentation
This written assessment must be word-processed, utilising Microsoft Word and presented in Arial font size 11pt. Double-line spacing must be applied throughout the main text of this piece of work. Pages should be numbered and each page of the assignment must have your university ID number in the header of each page. The main text of the assignment must be aligned to the left of the page. An accurate and consistent referencing approach must be undertaken in accordance with guidelines outlined in the current referencing guide.
Word Count
The indicative word count set for this piece of work is 3000 words +10%. Your programme handbook outlines details of penalties relating to producing pieces of work in excess of the word count. Please note that is unlikely that you will meet all the intended outcomes in sufficient detail where an assignment is short of the indicative word count.
Marking Criteria
Students are required to pass this assessment in order to be awarded an overall pass for the module. Marking will be undertaken in line with Level 5 marking criteria. The associated marking criteria/feedback sheets are available via Blackboard.
? This assessment must be written in 3rd person narrative;
? An accurate and consistent approach to referencing technique is important.
Students will be penalised for not adhering to current guidance. The final reference list must be organised in alphabetical order and follow current guidance on referencing technique;
? The use of direct quotes should be avoided unless considered as being vital and integral to the discussion. Where undertaken, direct quotes must be presented appropriately;
? Proof reading is essential. This includes attention to sentence structure, punctuation and spelling. When using the spell check function, please note the settings on your computer and confirm that the dictionary in use is UK English e.g. ‘utilised, not ‘utilized’;
? Acronyms must only be utilised after full details have been provided.
? Confidentiality must be adhered to, line with university and professional guidance.

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