Student instructions for assessment task
To be successful with this assessment task, you are strongly advised to;
? Access the Registered Nurse standards for practice 2016 [https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/News/2016-02-01-revised- standards.aspx]
? Within the Registered Nurse standards for practice 2016, identify specific standards and use these to guide your literature search in regard to elder abuse.
? Access relevant contemporary literature to support your responses.
? Analyse the relevant literature to identify the RN’s responsibility in regard to elder
abuse AND consider how well the ‘Registered Nurse standards for practice 2016’
guide the actions of Registered Nurses in cases of elder abuse.
? The discussion presented should demonstrate knowledge of the nurse’s
responsibility in regard to elder abuse and present an argument of the strengths AND limitations of the ‘Registered Nurse standards for practice 2016’ in guiding the professional responsibilities of the nurse in regard to elder abuse.
? References should mainly include refereed journal articles and ideally be no more than eight years old. Older references can be cited if they are classic or relevant to the argument presented. The suggested readings in the unit are a good place to start. References to google websites and/or Wikipedia are not appropriate for this assessment task.
Front page: to include student name and number, Assignment title and word count.
Adhere to word limit requirements (within 10%). The word count does not include headings, references page, reference citations and direct quotes.
A reference list should be provided on a separate page headed ‘References’ at the end of the assignment.
Appendices (if applicable) are attached after the reference list page
Table of contents: Do not include a table of contents unless instructed to do so Headings to be used in assignments of >3,000 words
Specific presentation requirements as per APA style guide. (2012). Retrieved from https://www.apastyle.org
12-point type size (never use a larger point size for headings or on the title page).
Use Times or Times New Roman.
Double-line spacing (Do not insert extra lines between paragraphs or the references list entries.) Use one space after all punctuation except certain periods within abbreviations,
quotations or parentheses (e.g., p.m.; “et al., 2014”) full stops in the narrative. Use two spaces between sentences.
Page numbers to be provided on all pages except front page. Place page number in top right hand corner
2.54 cm at the top, bottom, left-hand, and right-hand sides of the page.
Indent the first line of each paragraph (using the tab key or paragraph tool).
Exceptions: abstract, block quotations, titles and headings, table titles and notes. References list indents
Apply the hanging indent for the second and subsequent lines of a reference.
Justification of text
All text needs to be aligned to the left, not justified
Your assignment should be converted to a PDF document before submission. Please check the document before submitting to the dropbox to ensure the formatting has not changed. Software for converting word documents to PDF is available to download from the Deakin software catalogue at no cost.
Must contain a purposeful introduction that outlines some general background to the topic, an aim and purpose and themes for discussion. The body of the assignment will constitute about 80% of the word limit and provide key arguments supported by literature. The body of the assignment is normally organised in paragraphs of approximately 150 words with each paragraph focused on explanation of one idea. There should be a logical progression of ideas as demonstrated by logically linked arguments/discussion made in each paragraph. Each paragraph should commence with a topic sentence and end with a link to the next paragraph, and show a logical progression of ideas/argument. The conclusion paragraph should provide a summation of ideas, draw together the discussion, present no new material (references are not expected in the conclusion paragraph) and offer your position drawn from the discussion.
Communicate using academic writing:
Adheres to conventions of written English e.g. word choice, professional language, grammar,
use of appropriate sentence structure, punctuation and spelling.
Use of direct quotations: unless really necessary, most assignments do not require the use of direct quotes. Instead, re-expression of author arguments into your own words is required. If a direct quotation is used, you must explain how it adds to the discussion.
Acknowledge sources and adhere to referencing conventions as per APA Style