Partnerships in Health and Illness


NSB303 Partnerships in Health and Illness Assessment Task 2

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 Assessment requirements and background information.

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NSB303 Partnerships in Health and Illness

Assessment Task 2

Bachelor of Nursing

Assessment name: Consumer case study essay

Learning outcomes measured:

2. Critically analyse individual, community,

environmental and social factors that influence health

beliefs and practices and strategies for promoting

positive health behaviours.

3. Evaluate and apply evidence-based models of health

behaviour change, health education, self-

management support, and partnerships in health

care as they apply to promotion of health and

wellness and rehabilitation of individuals and

communities. Length: 1500 words

Estimated time to complete task:

30 hours

Weighting: 60%

Individual/Group: Individual

Formative/Summative: Formative and Summative

How will I be assessed:

7 point grading scale using a rubric for summative


Due date:

Week 13 – Friday 31st May, 2019

Submitted by 23:59 via Turn It In within your

NSB303 Blackboard site.


NSB303 Partnerships in Health and Illness

Task Description and Case Study Resources

This Essay is based on an EdCaN Case Study, which can be located at:

Note: Preliminary parts of this case study will be completed as online modules

during the semester, leading up to the completion of this case study essay.

For the purpose of this assignment you are the Cancer Care Coordinator at the

hospital where John receives his adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer.

John is currently receiving his last cycle of chemotherapy and you will be meeting with

him to provide education with regards to his discharge and self-management planning

following the end of his active treatment.

What you need to do Discuss the content you would include in a Survivorship Care Plan, and

outline your approaches to education and collaboration with John and his wife to

develop this plan. Your plan should consider:

 The recommended follow up regimen after curative treatment for colorectal cancer, having critically reviewed the available evidence.

Signs and symptoms associated with colorectal cancer recurrence.

Strategies to prevent survivorship issues that John may experience across all domains of health (including physical, psychological, social and spiritual health) after treatment for colorectal cancer.

 Evidence-based communication strategies and theories of behavior

change to facilitate effective education about health behaviours and

promote a healthier lifestyle.

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Points for Consideration: The above assessment task is best addressed using the following format

Use the following headings:

Introduction [100 words]

Your introduction should clearly explain the context and purpose of this case study

essay, as well as outline the areas covered within it.

Discharge planning [400]

This section should discuss John’s cancer diagnosis and treatment summary, followed by:

– The recommended follow up regimen after curative treatment for colorectal cancer

for John, incorporating critical discussion of available evidence

Relevant referrals/clinical documentation to be provided to coordinate ongoing care

Signs and symptoms associated with colorectal cancer recurrence

Collaborative approaches to education and planning for self-management [900]

In the context of education and planning for self-management, this section should discuss:

– Survivorship issues that John may experience across 1) physical, 2) psychological,

3) social and 4) spiritual domains of health; and at least one strategy for prevention

of the identified issues.

Health education to be provided as well as the communication principles and evidence-based strategies that will facilitate effective education and goal-setting.

Conclusion [100 words] Give a brief summary of the main points of your case study essay.

References [not included in word count]

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Academic Integrity Reminder

The School of Nursing takes academic integrity very seriously. All work

submitted must be your own work, and the work of others must be

correctly acknowledged and referenced accordingly.

There are serious consequences that will be imposed should you be found to

breach academic integrity. Make sure you are familiar with the MOPP C/5.3

Academic Integrity and view the Academic Integrity video and explore the

Academic Case Studies available on your Blackboard site.

Maintaining academic integrity is your responsibility. If in doubt check

it carefully.


Research and Writing Guidelines:

1. Use references that are primarily peer-reviewed journal articles or evidence-based guidelines that have been published within the last seven years. Consumer websites, Wikipedia and websites that are not government-based or related to professional

organisations are not appropriate. Examples of acceptable websites include:




Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Government Health Departments

Publications aimed at health professionals from organisations such as those found in Cancer Australia – Cancer Learning Resources (for example EdCan, eviQ).

2. At least 15 high quality academic references, used appropriately, are expected to support the arguments within your essay.

Formatting Guidelines: You are expected to present your assignment in a scholarly fashion. It should conform to the following academic conventions. Penalties will apply if these conventions are not adhered to. Use the following points as a checklist prior to submission:

You may have plus/minus 150 words of the designated word count, not including in-text references (in-text citations are not included in word count).


Include a footer with page numbers and your name and student number on all pages


Use a separate page for references. The reference page is not included in the word count


Reference according to QUT, APA conventions only. Please refer to QUT Cite/Write for these referencing conventions.


Bullet points and numbering are not appropriate in this assessment item 

Use size 12 font, Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri font and 1.5 line or double-spacing for all assignments, and ensure margins of 2.5 cm on the right and left of the page.

 Submit your assignment through Turn It In by the due date. Assessments submitted after the due date without an approved extension will not be

marked and will receive a grade of 1 or 0%. Please refer to the Faculty of Health ‘Late submission of assessment’ policy and the ‘Application for

assessment/ assignment extension form’ located on the Blackboard site.

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