Case study/nursing care of the person
• Utilise the Clinical Reasoning Cycle (Levett-Jones, 2013) (a clinical decision making framework) to plan and evaluate person-centred care • Considering the person’s situation, collect, process and present related health information • Identify and prioritise at least three (3) nursing problems/issues based on the health assessment data that you have identified for the person at the centre of care in Recovery room (PACU) (for example: atrial fibrillation, hypertension and postoperative pain) as a current serious problems (for example: patient had a hip replacement) • Establish goals for priority of nursing care as related to the nursing problem/issues identified • Discuss the nursing care of the person; link it to assessment data and history • Evaluate your nursing care strategies to justify the nursing care provided • Reflect on the person’s outcomes
Structure: The content in the case study matches the outline presented in the introductory paragraph. Paragraphs are organised, and there is a logical progression of ideas so that content flows from one paragraph to the next. The case study ends with a rational conclusion.
Content: Comprehensively defines and discusses the provision of ethical, legal, evidence based, and holistic person centred care, including the establishment of realistic and relevant goals. Includes relevant discussion on the collection, processing and presentation of client/patient information clearly identifies and prioritises nursing issues/ problems.
Critical thinking, reasoning and evaluation of evidence: There is evidence of both depth and breadth of reading. A considered argument related to nursing care and issues/problems is presented, and is supported by adequate and appropriate evidence.
Referencing: Credible and relevant (Australian sources 2010-2015) references are used. Accurate use of APA referencing style in all instances. A range of in-text citations has been used.