Learning to think like a nurse involves applying a structured.

Learning to think like a nurse involves applying a structured framework for meeting a patient’s health needs. By applying the Clinical Reasoning Cycle (CRC), improved outcomes can be achieved for the patient (Levett-Jones, 2018). This always requires the nurse to work within their scope of practice (NMBA, 2016).

There are 3 family members in this case study that you can choose from. Please view the family information provided to you in the Diaz family case study located at the bottom of this question.

For the purposes of this assignment, please choose ONE(1) of the Diaz family members to assess using Stages 1 to 4 of the Levett-Jones Clinical Reasoning Cycle (CRC):

 

a) Stage 1 Consider the patient situation
(i) Apply stage 1 of the CRC, in relation to the case study.

 

b) Stage 2 Collect cues/information
(i) In applying Stage 2 of the CRC, refer to the Roper-Logan-Tierney (RLT) Model and consider a factor that influences activities of living, that is relevant to your chosen family member.You must discuss at least one (1) factor that influences activities of living. Eg. Biological, psychological, sociocultural, environmental, political-economical.

 

c) Stage 3 Process information
(i) In applying Stage 3 of the CRC, refer to the RLT Model and consider which activities of
living may be affected. You must discuss at least two (2) activities of living. Eg. Safe
environment, communicating, breathing, eating & drinking. Refer to LEO course materials for
complete list.

 

d) Stage 4 Identify problems/issues
(i) Apply Stage 4 of the CRC, in relation to the case study
This assignment must be written in the format of a scholarly essay. You may choose to use headings.You need to utilise evidenced based literature to support your discussion. For the purposes of this paper, while seminal work (early literature) may be referenced, contemporary literature (from within the last approximately seven years) is a requirement. At least fifteen (15) credible and relevant references are required in this essay, and most should be research articles (reflecting the higher levels of evidence).
Learning outcomes assessed: 

LO1 – Describe the historical and contemporary role of nursing
and how this role is both articulated within the current Australian healthcare system and within the regulatory frameworks which govern health care practice (GA5)

LO3 – Demonstrate a beginning understanding of professional values inherent in the discipline of nursing (GA1, GA5)

LO4 – Explain the contribution of competent, holistic evidencebased health care to clinical reasoning and decision-making innursing practice across the lifespan (GA1, GA5)

 

This assignment must be written in the format of a scholarly essay. You may choose to use headings. You need to utilise evidenced based literature to support your discussion. For the purposes of this paper, while seminal work (early literature) may be referenced, contemporary literature (from within the last approximately seven years) is a requirement. At least fifteen (15) credible and relevant references are required in this essay, and most should be research articles (reflecting the higher levels of evidence).

 

Case Study

The Diaz family live in a large single-storey home on a property in the suburbs of North-West Sydney. Sonia (46 years) and John (46 years) are parents to their three children who reside with them, Jasper (18 years), Rachel (10 years) and Harley (8 years). Sonia’s Mother passed away 2 years ago, following a respiratory infection that resulted in pneumonia. This year, Sonia’s Father, Patrick Burns (79 years), moved into the Diaz family home. The Diaz family also have two cats and four chickens.The Diaz family have booked an appointment at their local multidisciplinary Primary Health Care Clinic for annual health and wellbeing checks, including any blood tests required by family members.

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