CNA149 Professional and Disciplinary Studies

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CNA149 Professional and Disciplinary Studies


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  • Five (5) extended answer questions, each question has a part (a) and part (b)
  • Each question is worth 8 marks
  • Total marks available: 40
  • Answer all questions in the space provided below each question.
  • The answer space will expand to accommodate your answer.
  • Students will submit the assessment as an academic piece of work based on the CNA149 content, readings and scholarly additional sources.
  • Students will be expected to summarise, paraphrase and reference.
  • Word limit is 1500 (excluding references and excluding template word count 603)
  • All work is to be submitted via MyLO Assessment 3 link – Turnitin

Q1. Person centred care (300 words)
(a) What is ‘person-centred care’? [2 marks]

b) Describe THREE ways you intend to demonstrate person-centre care in your clinical practice with patients and clients. [6 marks]

2. Evidence-informed care (300 words)
In preparation for clinical practice, you are required to demonstrate an understanding of the four components of evidence-informed care.
(a) Name the four components of evidence-informed care. [2 marks]

(b) Define the four components named and provide an example why each one is important in nursing and/or clinical practice. [6marks]

3. Critical thinking and reflective practice (300 words)
(a) Identify and explain Brookfield’s four components of critical thinking [2 marks]

(b) Standard 1 of the Registered Nurse Standards for Practice (2016) requires that an RN ‘Thinks critically and analyses nursing practice’. How would you demonstrate that you are developing this skill when you are on clinical placement? [6 marks]

4. Caring for the Community (300 words)
In this unit we discussed 9 C’s of Caring.
(a) Name and describe FOUR of the 9Cs of caring. [2 marks]

(b) Explain how these FOUR can be demonstrated by nurses in practice, with an example for each. [6 marks]

5. Ethics in nursing (300 words)
Please answer the following two questions based on the following scenario: You are working as a nurse in an aged care facility during an acute gastroenteritis outbreak. Many of the residents are affected by the symptoms of gastroenteritis (with various degrees of severity), but not all. Some residents have cognitive impairments, other do not. Some residents’ family members are insisting they be allowed to access their relative’s daily report. Some need to be allocated treatment-related resources that may deprive others. For example, nurses and other staff need to give residents affected by gastroenteritis more diligent and regular attention with toileting and person hygiene. Residents affected have been moved to single rooms with all new linen that is changed frequently that has resulted in restriction of linen available to other residents. Residents not affected are given a lower priority and sometimes need to wait longer for assistance with activities of daily living as staff are very busy. Extra personal protective equipment needs to be purchased and this has impacted on the faculty budget so extra activities such as music and art therapy has been reduced for that month.
(a) Briefly describe the nature of the power relation between nurses and patients in this scenario. In the light of this, explain why the fiduciary model is the legally prescribed model of the nurse/patient relationship (approximately 150 words). [4 marks]

(b) There are ethical considerations that arise in this scenario. Discuss two of these considerations, explaining their ethical nature by utilising one or more theories or principles you have learned about in this unit (approximately 150 words). [4 marks]


CNA149 Professional and Disciplinary Studies