Assessment Item: Practice Development Clinical Project (50%)
Word Length: No more than 2500 words
You must choose a topic related to your off campus clinical experience (My placement was at the Operating Theatre department in a big Sydney tertiary hospital which contained 18 individual theatres in total). I worked along side with Anaesthetic nurses, Scrub/scout nurses and recovery nurses for various types of surgical cases.
Your topic chosen must discuss each of the following 5 points and critically analyse the topic using evidence-based literature within the last 10 years:
- A description of the topic presentation (Topic chosen: Accurately complete patients’ pre-op checklists before taking patients into their operating theatres – Anaesthetic nurse) and its clinical consequences (This point can be written in first person)
- Biopsychosocial consequences that may arise in the clinical topic including the impact/s it may have on the patient and their family
- Discuss the therapeutic relationship between nurses and patients/families in the context of care related to the topic
- Discuss the cultural issues that may be associated with the topic
- Depict the ethical legal and policy issues that may arise during the process of care for your specific topic.
|Unsatisfactory||Satisfactory||More than satisfactory||Outstanding|
|Identifies the case/topic and introduces the clinical consequences||The case/topic is vaguely discussed or not identified. Minimal foundational knowledge evident and clinical consequences inadequately described.||The case/topic is identified and discussed however, there is no, or minimal explanation of the clinical context/ consequences. Minimal foundational knowledge evident.
|The case/ topic is identified and explained. The magnitude of the issue is identified and clinical consequences are well linked to the case.
|The case/topic is outlined with a clear orientation to the clinical consequences of the specific case. Foundational knowledge of the case is evident and focus on the significance of specific consequences is well established.|
|Clearly articulates the biospychosocial aspects of care (e.g. relational, psychological, physical) related to the case/topic and the impact of the illness of the patient and their family||Does not articulate the many aspects of care in relation to the case/ topic and poorly describes the impact of illness on the patient and family.||Describes in minimal detail the aspects of care in relation to the case/ topic and briefly describes the impact of illness/ condition on the patient and family.||Adequately describes the aspects of care that are grounded within the context of the case/ topic. Good analysis of the impact of the illness/ condition on the patient and the family.||Describes in detail the aspects of care that are grounded within the context of the case/ topic. Analyses in depth the impact of the illness on the patient and the family.|
|Discusses the importance of the therapeutic nurse- patient relationship within the context of care||Description of the therapeutic Nurse- patient relationship is minimal or absent and/ or not related to the case/ topic.
|Description of the nurse- patient therapeutic relationship is based on an analysis of limited contemporary evidence. Some linkage to the case/ topic.||Presents a credible description of the therapeutic nurse- patient relationship which is rationalised and related to the case/topic. Uses contemporary evidence to demonstrably support discussion.||Presents a thorough description and analysis of the importance of the therapeutic nurse- patient relationship as related to the case/topic. This is supported by in-depth and critical engagement with high quality evidence.|
|Effectively discusses the cultural issues in the context of care related to the case/ topic||Poorly identified and discussed cultural issues related to the case/ topic. Unconnected ideas.||Logical structure. Cultural issues identified and briefly discussed but lacking depth and relation to case/ topic||Presents a well-developed discussion in relation to cultural issues. Clearly identifies and links them to the case/ topic.||Presents an outstanding discussion with regard to cultural issues. Clearly identifies and links them to the case/ topic.|
| Depicts the ethical, legal and policy issues that may arise during the process of case/ topic
|Description of the ethical, legal and policy issues related to the case/ topic are poorly identified and inadequately discussed||Some description of the ethical, legal and policy issues related to the process of care but these are not well linked to the case/ topic||Well described ethical, legal and policy issues related to the process of care. Issues are well linked to the case/ topic||Excellent discussion of the ethical, legal and policy issues related to the process of care in the specific case/ topic|
| Accurate use of widespread, current referencing to enhance understanding of the topic area
|Minimal evidence to support the argument; poor quality use of available resources and inadequate referencing||Some evidence to support argument but not well read and researched. Referencing satisfactory||Widespread evidence to support argument with adequate referencingUse of references incorporated are relevant and of high quality providing specific information on the case/ topic
|Widespread evidence to support argumentUse of references incorporated within the portfolio are relevant and of outstanding quality providing specific information on the case/ topic.|