Research Paper

TopicCare Priorities

6 Pages / 1750 words

Healthcare and Nursing


Format or citation style: APA


Duration : 15 Hours

Paper Instructions:

For this task, read Assessment task 1 for student resource to understand what is required of you. Ensure you have read all the pages of the assessment task because it explains the areas that you should cover when writing the essay. Use the attachments accordingly as there are some resources that you should use in the essay.

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NRSG 259

Promoting Health in Extended Care

Assessment task 1: Written Assignment

Students Resource
Prepared by

NRSG 259 Teaching Team

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you should be able to:

1. Discuss the implications of demographic trends in the Australian population in relation to

the ageing population and their health care;
2. Apply pertinent concepts from biologic, sociologic, psychological and spiritual theories of healthy

ageing to nursing care of older adults;
3. Explain the importance of, and ways of promoting health and quality of life for older

people across a continuum of care services;
4. Discuss the implications of epidemiological trends in the Australian population in relation

to the incidence, distribution and causes of life-limiting illnesses, such as cancer, in
people of all ages;

5. Apply palliative care as a core component of all health-care roles to improve the health
and quality of life of older people and people (and their families) of all ages with life-
limiting illnesses; (GA2)

6. Apply knowledge of underlying pathophysiological processes of cancer and other progressive
illnesses in addressing symptoms and complex health needs in patients of all ages; (GA6)

7. Utilise a clinical decision making framework that incorporates ethical and comprehensive
assessment and person-centred nursing care while maintaining choice and dignity for older
people and those with life-limiting illnesses; (GA1,)

8. Explain the importance of, and ways of promoting health and quality of life for people of
all ages/backgrounds who have life-threatening illnesses, such as cancer. (GA1)

NRSG259 Promoting Health in
Extended Care

Assessment Task 1 – Care planning:

individual discussion

Assignment Requirements
(from unit outline)

• Students are required to focus the discussion on the care priorities
identifiable in the provided case scenario. Five priorities of care will be
identified from the scenario. The student is required to choose two of
the identified priorities of care from the provided list. The discussion
of care will be based on the processes identified in the Levett-Jones
Clinical Reasoning Framework. Evidence of how the dignity of the
patient is maintained through the care planning and provision process
is a part of this assessment. In addition, the cultural background of the
client needs to be considered.

• For this assessment task, students must use Miller’s Functional
Consequences Theory of Healthy Ageing as a theoretical
framework and Levett-Jones’ Clinical Reasoning Model to guide
nursing care planning, interventions and evaluati

Care priorities identified from the scenario of assessment task one: written assignment

 Pain assessment and management
 Increased falls and injury risk
 Increased risk of social isolation (bereavement and CALD)
 Potential impact on ADL performance
 Altered nutritional levels

Please choose two care priorities from the list above to discuss in your essay with
justification. Please refer to the assessment guide placed on your LEO.

NRSG 259 semester one 2016 -Scenario for assignment one

Mrs Amalie Jones

Mrs. Amalie Jones is an 89-year-old woman who migrated to Australia from

Germany 40 years ago after meeting and marrying Mr Henry Jones, an Australian

sailor. Amalie’s son Dominik from a previous marriage in Germany lives with his

family in Germany but has been visiting regularly since Amalie migrated to Australia.

Henry‘s daughter Tracy and Henry’s extended family live in other states in Australia

but have kept in regular contact. Tracy and her family in particular, have visited very

regularly. Two years ago Henry passed away after a long battle with lung cancer

leaving Amalie by herself in their single story home.

Amalie retired from primary school teaching twenty four years ago, the same year

Henry retired from the Australian Navy. The couple spent their time together

traveling around the world and volunteering at the local St Vincent de Paul shop.

They participated actively in their local Catholic Church, organising fundraising

activities. They were also very active members of the German Association. Amalie

is fluent in both written and spoken English and German. She speaks with a strong

German accent and sometimes people ask her to repeat herself.

Amalie’s health has been slowly deteriorating over the last two years, forcing her to

withdraw from the activities she has been involved in for so many years. Last year,

when Dominik and his family visited Amalie, they wanted her to return to Germany

so that he and his family could be close to her but Amalie refused to go although

she was very grateful to her son and family. Henry’s daughter Tracy has kept in

touch with Amalie since Henry died and visits every three months with daily phone

calls but has not suggested any living arrangements to Amalie.

Recently, Amalie has developed dry macular degeneration and has had to give up

driving. She has difficulty with mobility due to significant problems with rheumatoid

and osteoarthritis, rarely leaves the house and has lost physical contact with most of

her friends and members of the German association. Amalie’s house is unusually

unkempt and her cupboards are pretty bare except for some tins of soup and baked

beans. Amalie feels very connected to her community and wants to stay there, but

she has realised that in order to do this, she may need help. Amalie does not want

to bother Tracy as she feels she is already too much of a burden on Tracy and her

family. Amalie’s doctor is getting concerned that she is not eating properly, losing

weight and becoming too isolated.