Assignment Task: 3807NRS AIM: The aim of this task is for you to apply the first seven stages of the clinical reasoning cycle (Levett-Jones et al., 2010) to review a clinical decision. Familiarisation with the clinical reasoning cycle will support you to provide safe quality care as a Registered Nurse and will provide a foundation for the next essay in this course. TASK INSTRUCTIONS: 3807NRS Write an essay that applies the first seven stages of the clinical reasoning cycle (Levett-Jones et al., 2010) to a clinical decision that you have been involved with during a Bachelor of Nursing clinical placement. The clinical decision you select can be a decision that went well or one with a negative outcome. You only need to review and describe one example of a clinical decision. Examples of clinical decisions may include (but are not limited to):
- Responding to a change in the patient’s condition
- Care planning considering the patient’s present health status
- Reviewing planned patient interventions including medications
- Outcome from effective or ineffective communication
- Discharge planning
In your essay you must:
- Provide a clear description of the clinical decision making process using the first seven of the eight stages of the clinical reasoning cycle (Levett-Jones, 2010).
- Use literature where relevant to support the key points you make to demonstrate evidence based practice.
Additional information: 3807NRS
- Always refer to the Griffith Health Writing and Referencing Guide
- Ensure that you use scholarly literature (digitised readings, research articles, relevant Government reports and text books) that has been published within the last 5 years. You are however allowed to use the Levett-Jones et al. (2010) reference as one of your references.
- Refer to the marking criteria when completing your assignment. This will assist you in calculating the weightings of the sections for this assignment.
- Provide a clear introduction, sound body and conclusion to your paper.
- You may use headings to organise your work if you wish.
- The use of first person can be utilised in your writing.
- Use academic language and health specific terminology throughout.