HNN 318 Older Person & Supportive Care Assessment Task
Purpose of assessment task The purpose of this assessment task is to critically discuss the role and professional qualities of the registered nurse in the provision of evidence-based end of life care (EOLC) for the older person.
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Location: Assignment dropbox on HNN318 CloudDeakin unit site
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Topic background: In a survey of older people, findings indicated that they felt confident with end of life care (EOLC) when they were supported:
Instructions for this assessment task: This assessment task occurs in two parts: Assessment task Part 1 (short answer) AND assessment task Part 2 (Essay).
Instructions for this assessment task: Case Study Scenario
It is the AM shift in an acute rural hospital and you are allocated to care for Jo an 85-year-old man diagnosed with end stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Jo retired as a dairy farmer 5 years ago and consequently moved into the local township. He was widowed two years ago.
Jo has one son, David (67) who lives 500km away but they speak weekly on the phone.
Jo is eating minimal amounts of food and only drinks a few sips of water each shift. He spends most of the time sleeping and needs assistance with all of his activities of daily living (ADLs). When he is asked a question, he sometimes opens his eyes but does not speak. HNN 318 Older Person & Supportive Care Assessment Task
Part 1: Short answer questions (500 words):
circumstances to cease oral hydration and nutrition when delivering EOLC for Jo.
information about ceasing oral hydration and nutrition as part of EOLC to his family and/or significant others.
Part 2: Essay (1500 words): Critically discuss the registered nurse’s role and required professional qualities for effective management of the older person’s EOLC. Your critical discussion should explain how the registered nurse will enact their role to provide quality and safe EOLC.
Font: 12-point type size.
Times or Times New Roman.
Double-line spacing (Do not insert extra lines between paragraphs or the references list entries.)
Page numbers must be provided on all pages except front page. Place page number in the 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 (consult with APA 6 style manual for specific detail).
Justification of text: All text needs to be aligned to the left, not justified. HNN 318 Older Person & Supportive Care Assessment Task