The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
This is for a culture and diversity in Nursing practice course. It is a reflection paper on part 1 of Skloot. Reflect on your initial reaction to this story and identify issues: state opinion, inferences,predictions; and express feelings, beliefs, and attitudes. The text we are using is Skloot, R. 2010. The immortal life of Henrietta. New York: Broadway books. ISBN 97814000-5218-9. Can have one online resource or not.
Ensure that you use at least ten (10) scholarly literature (digitised readings, research articles, relevant Government reports and text books) that has been published within the last 5 years.
� Ensure you maintain confidentiality. Do not discuss the facility, nurse or patient by name.
You may use a pseudonym if you like.
� Provide a clear introduction and conclusion to your paper.
� You may use headings to organise your work if you wish.
� The use of first person can be utilised through your writing.
� Refer to the marking guidelines when writing your assignment. This will assist you in calculating the weightings of the sections for your assignment..
� You must submit this assignment as instructed to be eligible for a passing grade in this course.
MARKING CRITERIA POSSIBLE MARK
CRITERION ONE: Introduction
? Assignment has as an opening paragraph that contextualises the
Clearly identifies the aim of the assignment. 5
CRITERION TWO: Clinical Reasoning Cycle
? Clearly analyses the factors influencing the clinical decision in relation to all of the eight stages of the clinical reasoning cycle.
? Clearly describes the background to the case study including current and related patient information and succinctly describes the chosen decision.
Uses scholarly literature appropriately to support the discussion. 35
CRITERION THREE: Reflection
? Critically reflects on what has been learnt from applying the clinical reasoning model to the chosen decision and identifies what could have been done differently. 20
CRITERION FOUR: Recommendations
? Makes at least two (2) recommendations for a course of action that could
? be followed or which could be used by nurses for future practice.
Links these to relevant Registered Nurse Standards for Practice (2016) to justify the recommendations. 15
CRITERION FIVE: Presentation and Structure
? Conforms to the Assignment Presentation Formatting Guidelines.
o Correct word count. Once 2000 words have been reached, the marker will stop making.
o Uses academic language throughout.
o Essay is well presented, with correct spelling, grammar, and wellconstructed sentence and paragraph structure. 10
CRITERION SIX: Referencing5
? Essay is supported with no fewer than 10 different sources from the
? scholarly literature.
Referencing as per APA Style 6th Edition.
CRITERION SEVEN: Conclusion
? Has a concluding paragraph that summarises the overall argument in the
Does not introduce any new information or references in the conclusion. 5
Total Marks [weighted at 50%] 100