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Critically analyse individual, community, environmental and social factors that influence health beliefs and practices and strategies for promoting positive health behaviours.

Critically analyse individual, community, environmental and social factors that influence health
beliefs and practices and strategies for promoting positive health behaviours.

Partnerships in Health and Illness
Assessment Task 2
This document contains:
• Assessment requirements and background information.
• Detailed instructions for completing the task.
• A list of resources to assist you to complete the task.
NSB303 Partnerships in Health and Illness
Bachelor of Nursing
Assessment Task 2
Assessment name: Consumer case study essay
Learning outcomes measured:
2. Critically analyse individual, community, environmental and social factors that influence health
beliefs and practices and strategies for promoting positive health behaviours.
3. Analyse evidence-based models of health behaviour change, health education, self-management support, and partnerships in health care as they apply to promotion of health and wellness and rehabilitation of
individuals and communities.
Length: 2500 words
Estimated time to
complete task:
35 hours
Weighting: 60%
Individual/Group: Individual
Formative/Summative: Formative and Summative
How will I be assessed: Opportunities available in-tutorials for formative feedback
Grading scale using a rubric for summative feedbac
Submitted by 4pm via Turn It In within your NSB303
Blackboard site.
NSB303 Partnerships in Health and Illness
Bachelor of Nursing
Task Description and Case Study Resources
The NSB303 Academic Essay is based on an EdCaN Case Study.
To locate this case study go to:
1. http://edcan.org.au/edcan-learning-resources/case-based-learningresources/colorectal-cancer
2. View the videos of John embedded in this continuing professional
development module for nurses. The following are the direct links to the
videos:
• http://edcan.org.au/edcan-learning-resources/case-based-learningresources/colorectal-cancer/reduce-risk/prevention
• http://edcan.org.au/edcan-learning-resources/case-based-learningresources/colorectal-cancer/find-condition-early/early-detection
• http://edcan.org.au/edcan-learning-resources/case-based-learningresources/colorectal-cancer/find-condition-early/responding
• http://edcan.org.au/edcan-learning-resources/case-based-learningresources/colorectal-cancer/active-treatment/adjuvant-therapy
3. Explore further, the relevant considerations and resources available to
address needs in the broader context of survivorship. Refer to the following
link for an example:
• https://www.mskcc.org/experience/living-beyond-cancer
The following additional information should be considered when addressing
the Academic Essay:
For the purpose of this assignment you are the Cancer Care Coordinator at the
hospital where John receives his adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer. John
is currently receiving his last cycle of chemotherapy and you will be meeting with him
to provide education with regards to his discharge and self-management plan
following the end of his active treatment.
What you need to do
In preparation for your meeting with John, you are to develop a discharge and selfmanagement
plan for discussion with him. Your plan should consider:
• The recommended follow up regimen after curative treatment for colorectal
cancer, having critically reviewed the available evidence.
• Signs and symptoms associated with colorectal cancer recurrence.
• Strategies to prevent survivorship issues that John may experience across all
domains of health (including physical, psychological, social and spiritual
health) after treatment for colorectal cancer and.
Before discussing the plan with John and his family, you are to consider the
principles of communication and outline strategies that will facilitate effective
education about his discharge and self-management plan. Identify the criteria you will
use to evaluate the success of your education in this case study.

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Points for Consideration:
The above assessment task is best addressed using the following format
Use the following headings:
Introduction [250 words]
Your introduction should include a brief overview of John’s history, the purpose of
this essay, and an outline of the areas covered in the essay.
Discharge Plan [600 words]
This section (two paragraphs) should discuss:
– The recommended follow up regimen after curative treatment for colorectal
cancer for John, incorporating critical discussion of available evidence.
– Signs and symptoms associated with colorectal cancer recurrence
Self-Management Plan [1400 words]
In the context of a self-management plan, this section (six paragraphs) should
discuss:
– Survivorship issues that John may experience across 1) physical, 2)
psychological, 3) social and 4) spiritual domains of health and strategies for
prevention of the identified issues.
– Communication principles/ strategies that will facilitate effective education.
– Criteria that will be used to evaluate the success of the education session.
Conclusion [250 words]
Give a brief summary of the main points of the essay.
References [not included in word count]

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Research and Writing Guidelines:
1. Spend some time familiarising yourself with the EdCan resources and the
colorectal case study. You will find links to references embedded in the
colorectal case scenario and learning activities that may be helpful in your
research.
2. Use references that are primarily peer-reviewed journal articles, published
within the last ten years. Consumer websites, Wikipedia and websites that
are not government-based or related to professional organisations are
unacceptable. Examples of acceptable websites include:
• National Health and Medical Research Council
• State Departments of Health
• Publications aimed at health professionals from organisations such as
those found in Cancer Australia – Cancer Learning Resources (for
example EdCan, eviQ).
3. A critical review of the evidence means synthesising the research literature
from different perspectives and arguing that the chosen plan will benefit the
patient.
4. At least 15 to 20 high quality academic references, used appropriately, are
expected to support the arguments within your essay.
Formatting Guidelines:
You are expected to present your assignment in a scholarly fashion. It should
conform to the following academic conventions. Penalties will apply if these
conventions are not adhered to. Use the following points as a checklist prior to
submission:
 You may have plus/minus 200 words of the designated word count, not
including in-text references and the reference list.
 Include a footer with page numbers “x of y” and a header with your name and
student number on all pages
 Use a separate page for references. The reference page is not included in the
word count
 Reference according to QUT, APA conventions only. Please refer to QUT
Cite/Write for these referencing conventions.
 Bullet points and numbering are not appropriate in this assessment item
 Use size 12 font, Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri font and 1.5 line spacing
for all assignments, left and right justify, and ensure margins of 2.5 cm on the
right and left of the page.
 Submit your assignment through Turn It In by the due date. Assessments
submitted after the due date without an approved extension will not be
marked and will receive a grade of 1 or 0%. Please refer to the Faculty of
Health ‘Late submission of assessment’ policy and the ‘Application for
assessment/ assignment extension form’ located on the Blackboard site.