Topic: Assessment Task 1

Order Description
Discuss three (3) issues that may hinder the provision of person-centred and family focused palliative care for older people living with end-stage dementia in residential aged care facilities in Australia. Critically analyse material (including research articles) on one (1) of the issues you identified to support an argument for how palliative care might be improved for these people. Synthesise learning into recommendations for how the RN might improve personal practice and influence the practice of others.
School of Nursing

Challenges of Ageing Spring 2016

Details of Assessment Tasks

1. Assessment task 1

Assessment Title Essay
Task Description Discuss three (3) issues that may hinder the provision of person-centred and family focused palliative care for older people living with end-stage dementia in residential aged care facilities in Australia. Critically analyse material (including research articles) on one (1) of the issues you identified to support an argument for how palliative care might be improved for these people. Synthesise learning into recommendations for how the RN might improve personal practice and influence the practice of others.
Assessment Due Date 3 September 2016
Return Date to Students 21 days following submission
Assessment Length 2500 words
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria Your assignment will be evaluated on the following assessment criteria: Content – 60%
Organisation – 20%
Research and referencing – 20%
Referencing Style Author – Date (Harvard)
A summary of the Harvard system can be accessed in the online guide on the Library webs
Submission Submit a Microsoft word version of your essay including reference list via the Turnitin drop box in Moodle

Subject Learning Outcomes Assessed Learning outcomes that this assessment task assesses 1-6

Challenges of Ageing Assessment 1: Marking Guide
ATTACH MARKING GUIDE AFTER REFERENCE LIST FOR HARDCOPY ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION

Student No ………………………….. Campus ……………………. Tutorial Group …………….

Criteria Absent
Inadequate
Satisfactory
Good
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Marks
Content (60%)

 Provides an in-depth discussion of three (3) issues that may hinder the provision of palliative care for older people living with end-stage dementia in residential aged care facilities in Australia. 0 1-9 10-12 13-16 17-20

/60
 Critically analyses material (including research articles) on one (1) of the issues identified to support an argument for how palliative care might be improved for people with end stage dementia in residential aged care facilities in Australia.
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1-12
12.5-
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16-20
21-25
 Synthesises learning into recommendations for how the RN might improve personal practice and influence the practice of others. 0 1-7 7.5-10 11-13 14-15
Organisation, Style & Language (20%)
 Adheres to school requirements for formatting. Assignment logically developed. Evidence of linkage of information 0 1-2 2.5 3-4 5

/20
 Appropriate introduction, body and conclusion. Adheres to word limit 0 1-2 2.5 3-4 5
 Syntax, grammar, punctuation and spelling are correct. Legible presentation 0 1-2 2.5 3-4 5
 Objective and authentic writing style, appropriate use of academic language. Technical terms explained where necessary 0 1-2 2.5 3-4 5
Research & Referencing (20%)
 Appropriate material selected ( quality and relevance) 0 1-2 2.5 3-4 5
/20
 Appropriate quantity of material selected 0 1-2 2.5 3-4 5
 Smooth integration of references. 0 1-2 2.5 3-4 5
 Adheres to SN Handbook for referencing: 0 1-2 2.5 3-4 5

This assignment is worth 40% of the total assessment for this subject. Comments