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The student is required to discuss a given and completed nursing assessment. The nursing assessment will describe a patient/client who encompasses more than one field of nursing.

1. Introduction-  As part of the signposting the student can indicate that two cases will be used to discuss the elements of person centred care.   It will be useful if the student notes that similarities and differences in person centred care will be discussed.  Additionally give an indication of the end point, eg. “This paper will conclude that . . . . ” (suggested word count 100-125 words)

2. Given at least two referenced definitions for person centred/family centred care? What are the similarities or differences in emphasis. Consider the impact of the current policy and legislation of person centred care on healthcare delivery. (Suggested word count 200-250 words)

3. Using the 12 Activities of Daily Living (Roper, Logan and Tierney) use one scenario from the choice of four (provided) to discuss actual and potential nursing needs and prioritise one.  This will be the scenario that represents your chosen field of nursing, eg. adult nursing students will discuss the adult nursing patient. If there is a life threatening / limiting need, this must always be the priority need.

Consider all 12 Activities. It is acknowledged that some ADLs may not need to be responded to at this time as they may not be presenting actual or potential needs. These should simply be noted as being monitored. Give refernced reasons as to why these are actual/potential needs for the service user. The student should identify the priority goal. The goal must be stated as a SMART Goal. Typically the SMART Goal will be written as: “(Patient’s / Client’s Name) will . . . . .. within or by (date or span of time). As example: George will be functionally independent in his insulin administration within one week.

References must be given indicating why something has been identified as a need. DO NOT simply give a bullet pointed list. (Suggested word count 700-750 words.)

4. Identify a plan of care for the service user to achieve the goal. The plans must be holistic and demonstrate person centred care. DO NOT simply give a standardised plan of care concerning the medical diagnosis. Consider the additional extra needs of the service users, and how best to tailor the nursing interventions. Consider the role of the nurse in supporting the service user and their family to deliver and manage the care (collaboration). Identify potential barriers and challenges to implementing the plan of care. Continuing from the example given above, therefore, the plan will be all nursing actions necessary to achieve George being functionally independent in his insulin administration. (Suggested word count 600-650)

5. Using one other scenario from the same group of four discuss the theory surrounding person centred care and how it is implemented across the two fields of nursing identified in the case scenario. Specifically consider what the similarities or differences are between the two fields of nursing in terms of approach. This section should address that although these two service users may have similar medical needs, what are the similarities and differences in addressing their nursing care in a person-centred manner.  It is recommended to discuss one specific goal and examine the similarities and differences.  The student may use the same goal previously discussed.(Suggested word count 600 – 650)

6. Give a conclusion. A conclusion should bring together the elements of the discussion into one summarised statement. (Suggested word count 75-100)


Word count:

2500 words.

Person-centred care.