Reflective Written Analysis Of Clinical Incident Essay Assignment.

Reflective Written Analysis Of Clinical Incident Essay Assignment.

Aim:
Critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills are used every day in practice by Registered Nurses.
The aim of this essay task is for you to apply the eight stages of the clinical reasoning cycle
(Levett-Jones et al., 2010) to discuss and reflect on a clinical decision. Familiarisation with the
clinical reasoning cycle will support you to provide safe quality care as a Registered Nurse.
Task Instructions:
Write a 2000 word essay which discusses one clinical decision that you have been involved with
during a Bachelor of Nursing clinical placement, using all eight stages of the clinical reasoning
cycle (Levett-Jones et al., 2010). Reflective Written Analysis Of Clinical Incident Essay Assignment.In this essay your critical reflection on the clinical decision (stage
eight) is a significant component of this task (please see weighting in marking criteria). Reflective Written Analysis Of Clinical Incident Essay Assignment.You need
to identify a different patient scenario to the one you discussed in your first essay.
1) Analyse how each stage of the clinical reasoning cycle (Levett-Jones et al., 2010) was
applied to your decision. Reflective Written Analysis Of Clinical Incident Essay Assignment.
2) In stage eight (8) critically reflect on what you have learnt from applying the clinical
reasoning cycle to your chosen decision (you may choose to draw on other models of
reflection). Reflective Written Analysis Of Clinical Incident Essay Assignment.
3) In your essay discuss three relevant Registered Nurse Standards for Practice (2016).
2,000 words
Weighting: 50%
Due Date: Sept 17th, 2018 at 5pm
3807NRS Advanced Clinical Decision Making:
Assessment (A3) Semester 2, 2018 Reflective Written Analysis Of Clinical Incident Essay Assignment.
Other elements:
 Always refer to the Griffith Health Writing and Referencing Guide
 Ensure that you use at least ten (10) scholarly literature (digitised readings, research
articles, relevant Government reports and text books) that has been published within the
last 5 years. You are however allowed to use the Levett-Jones et al. (2010) reference as
one of your references.
 Ensure you maintain confidentiality. Do not discuss the facility, nurse or patient by name.
You may use a pseudonym if you like.
 Provide a clear introduction and conclusion to your paper.
 You may use headings to organise your work if you wish.
 The use of first person can be utilised throughout your writing.
 Refer to the marking guide when writing your assignment. This will assist you in calculating
the weightings of the sections for your assignment.
 Submit your assignment via Turnitin on your Learning@Griffith course site.
 You must submit this assignment as instructed to be eligible for a passing grade in this
course.

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3807NRS Advanced Clinical Decision Making:
Assessment (A3) Semester 2, 2018
MARKING CRITERIA POSSIBLE
MARK
CRITERION ONE: Introduction
 Assignment has as an opening paragraph that contextualises the
assignment.
 Clearly identifies the aim of the assignment. 5
CRITERION TWO: Clinical Reasoning Cycle stages 1-7
 Clearly analyses the factors influencing the clinical decision in relation to
the first seven stages of the clinical reasoning cycle.Reflective Written Analysis Of Clinical Incident Essay Assignment.
 Clearly describes the background to the case study including current and
related patient information and succinctly describes the chosen decision.Reflective Written Analysis Of Clinical Incident Essay Assignment.
 Uses scholarly literature appropriately to support the discussion.
35
CRITERION THREE: Clinical Reasoning Cycle stage 8 (Reflection)
 Critically reflects on the clinical decision making process.
 Reflects on what was learned from applying the clinical reasoning cycle to
the chosen decision. 20Reflective Written Analysis Of Clinical Incident Essay Assignment.
CRITERION FOUR: RN Standards of Practice
 Essay discussion includes at least three relevant Registered Nurse
Standards for Practice (2016). 15
CRITERION FIVE: Presentation and Structure
 Conforms to the Assignment Presentation Formatting Guidelines.
o Correct word count. Once 2000 words have been reached, the
marker will stop making. Reflective Written Analysis Of Clinical Incident Essay Assignment.
o Uses academic language throughout.
o Essay is well presented, with correct spelling, grammar, and wellconstructed
sentence and paragraph structure.
10
CRITERION SIX: Referencing5
 Essay is supported with no fewer than 10 different sources from the
scholarly literature (sources are no more than 5 years old)
 Referencing as per APA Style 6th Edition. 10
CRITERION SEVEN: Conclusion
 Has a concluding paragraph that summarises the overall argument in the
assignment.
 Does not introduce any new information or references in the conclusion. 5
Total Marks
(weighted at 50%) 100 Reflective Written Analysis Of Clinical Incident Essay Assignment.