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HNN320 Leadership and Clinical Governance Assessment Task One 1500 Words - 40% of total grade Purpose of Assessment Task One The purpose of this assessment task is to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of the nurse’s leadership role in relation to clinical risk management, and continuing professional development Assignment question To ensure safe and quality patient care a Registered Nurse must have a variety of leadership skills. Engaging patients effectively is one of those skills. Reflect upon and critically discuss why patient participation is important in maintaining quality and safe patient outcomes and discuss strategies that can assist Registered Nurses in improving patient participation in care. Unit Learning Outcomes and Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes This assessment task provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate the following Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO) and Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLO); ULO1 Reflect upon the Registered Nurse’s role as a leader in the health care team ULO4 Critique the principles and processes of clinical risk management and their application in health care domains ULO6 Reflect on the importance of continuous professional development in preparation for transition to the role of Registered Nurse GLO1 Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession GLO2 Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change GLO3 Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information GLO4 Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment GLO5 Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems GLO6 Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions Submission information: This assignment task is to be submitted into the designated assessment dropbox for this unit. Due date: 7th April 2016 To ensure appropriate support is available should any technical issues arise, you are strongly advised to submit your assignment into the designated dropbox before 4pm on the due date. You are responsible for ensuring that the correct version of your assessment task is properly uploaded into the correct assessment dropbox. Student instructions for assessment task To be successful with this assessment task you are strongly advised to: x Draw upon relevant cloud concepts, content covered in this unit. x Identify relevant literature and other sources of evidence to explain the importance of effective patient engagement as an important aspect of the nurse’s leadership role and how that engagement impacts on the delivery of safe and quality patient care. 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. x Other resources can be found at: http://flash1r.apa.org/apastyle/basics/index.htm?_ga=1.40530722.167101387.1455836187 http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/study-support/referencing/apa x Self-assess your assignment against the marking rubric before submission. This will enable you to make sure that all the required elements have been covered. Presentation: 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 http://www.apastyle.org Font: 12-point type size (never use a larger point size for headings or on the title page). Use Times or Times New Roman. Spacing: 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-) Page numbers Page numbers to be provided on all pages except front page. Place page number in top right hand corner Margins 2.54 cm at the top, bottom, left-hand, and right-hand sides of the page. Paragraph indents 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. Structure: 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 eg. 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. Referencing style Acknowledge sources and adhere to referencing conventions as per APA Style www.deakin.edu.au/referencing HNN320 Leadership and Clinical Governance Assessment Task One – 40% of final grade Total marks for this paper: 100 Performance High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass Unsatisfactory Standards Critical discussion demonstrates integrated knowledge of patient participation as part of the RN’s leadership role and its importance to quality patient outcomes (40 marks) All elements of this criterion met with occasional minor errors/gaps (32-40 marks) All elements of this criterion met with several minor knowledge errors /gap (28-31 marks) Most elements of this criterion met but has many minor knowledge errors /gaps or one significant gap or error (24-27 marks) Meets most elements of the criterion but has more than one significant knowledge error/gaps (20-23 marks) Response is descriptive and /or demonstrates fragmented understanding of leadership and/or importance to quality patient outcomes and/or nurse’s role( 20 marks) Explains strategies for further development of skills that encourage patient participation (20 marks) All elements of this criterion met with occasional minor errors/gaps (16-20 marks) All elements of this criterion met with several minor knowledge errors /gap (14-15 marks) Most elements of this criterion met but has many minor knowledge errors /gaps or one significant gap or error (12-13 marks) Meets most elements of the criterion but has more than one significant knowledge error/gaps (10-11 marks) Little to no provision of strategies for further development of skills, and/or explanation is not adequately provided. ( 10 marks) Relevant literature selected and used to support discussion (20 marks) All elements of this criterion met with occasional minor errors/gaps (16-20 marks ) All elements of this criterion met with several minor knowledge errors /gap (14-15 marks) Most elements of this criterion met but has many minor knowledge errors /gaps or one significant gap or error (12-13 marks) Meets most elements of the criterion but has more than one significant knowledge error/gaps (10-11 marks) Literature selected was either irrelevant or inadequate and/ or not used/rarely used to support discussion ( 10 marks) Referencing style is accurate and consistent with APA 6th Edition style (10 marks) All elements of this criterion met with occasional minor errors/gaps (8-10 marks) All elements of this criterion met with several minor knowledge errors gap (7 marks) Most elements of this criterion met but has many minor knowledge errors /gaps or one significant gap or error (6 marks) Meets most elements of the criterion but has more than one significant knowledge error/gaps (5 marks) Consistently incorrect referencing style ( 5 marks) Assignment is presented and structured according to instructions. AND Writing is in accordance with standard language conventions (10 marks) All elements of the criteria met with occasional minor errors/gaps (8-10 marks) All elements of the criteria met with several minor errors/gaps (7 marks) All elements of the criteria met but has many minor knowledge errors /gaps or one significant gap or error (6 marks) All elements of the criteria met but has more than one significant knowledge error/gaps Errors in grammar, sentence and / or punctuation which detract from readability at times (5 marks) Not presented according to instructions. Lacks expected structure. Multiple errors in spelling/grammar and/or punctuation that significantly detracts from readability throughout. ( 5 marks) %+ 70%+ 60%+ 50%+ 50%

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