HNN300 Child and Adolescent Health

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Task 1 1500 words(40%) Child abuse is a significant social issue, which has the potential to impact on the development and wellbeing of the individual throughout the lifespan. Nurses have a vital role in recognising and responding to abuse. The purpose of assessment task one is to investigate the roles and professional responsibilities of the nurse when caring for children who may have experienced abuse. Further, this assessment task is designed to encourage you to consider the impact that abuse may have on a young child’s health and development. Scenario: You are working in the Emergency Department when Samuel, a 2 year old boy, presents with a fracture to his right scapula. Samuel is a previously well child with no significant health history. On assessment, Samuel has significant swelling and bruising over his right shoulder, and is distressed when you handle his right arm. He also has small, oval shaped bruises on his upper arm, and yellowed bruising around his left ear. You take a history from Samuel’s mother, who tells you that Samuel fell off the bottom step and landed on his back yesterday afternoon. She states that he “seemed ok” after the fall but that when she got him out of bed this morning he wouldn’t move his arm, so she brought him to the emergency department.

AssignmentQuestion: Discuss the potential impact of abuse on the development and wellbeing of the child. Identify factors in Samuel’s presentation that may indicate that he has been abused, and describe your professional responsibilities when abuse is suspected. Unit learning outcomes and Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes: This assessment task provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate the following Unit Learning outcomes and Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes;

Unit Learning Outcomes ULO1: differentiate between normal and abnormal patterns of growth and development during the child and adolescent stages of life, and critique the factors which may impact on normal growth and development patterns;

ULO2: review the physical, psychological, and sociological influences that may increase health risks to children and adolescentsfrom diverse backgrounds;

ULO3: using an evidence-based approach, assess symptoms, functional status, and risk in children and adolescents; ULO4: select and evaluate person-centred approaches to maintain or improve the functional capacity of the child or adolescent;

ULO5: justify and evaluate the effectiveness of risk management strategies implemented to reduce the influence of the identified risk factors. Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes:

GLO1 Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession

GLO4 Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment

GLO2 Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change GLO5 Problem solving: creating solutionsto authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems

GLO3 Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information

GLO6 Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions Submission Information: This assignment task is to be submitted into the designated assessment dropbox for this unit.

Due date: Friday 2nd September 2016 on or before 11.59pm To ensure appropriate support is available should any technical issues arise, you are advised to submit your assignment into the designated dropbox before 4pm on the due date. You are responsible for ensuring that the correct version of your assessment task is properly uploaded into the correct assessment dropbox. Student Instructions for Assessment Task 1:

• This assessment task encourages you to consider the impact of abuse on a young child. The focus of this scenario is on physical abuse, however it is important to consider the ways that abuse may affect the child’s development and well being more broadly.

• You are also asked to consider aspects of the scenario which may indicate that abuse is occurring. You are encourage to think beyond physical indicators of abuse, to consider other aspects of this scenario which would increase your suspicion of abuse.

• Finally, you are asked to describe the role of the nurse in responding to abuse. You are encouraged to reflect on legal requirements for nurses working in Victoria who suspect that abuse is occurring.

• It is expected that you will use professional literature to support your discussion. The majority of references should come from peer-reviewed journals, and be no more than 10 years old. Presentation: Front page: to include student name, student number, assignment title, and word count. Adhere to word limit requirements (within 10%): The word count does not include headings, references page, reference citations and direct quotes. Reference list: should be provided on a separate page headed ‘References’ at the end of the assignment.

Appendices: (if applicable) are attached after the reference list page Table of contents: do not include a table of contents unless instructed to do so Headings: only to be used in assignments of >3,000 words Specific presentation requirements as per APA style guide. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.apastyle.org Font: 12-point type size (never use a larger point size for headings or on the title page).

Use Times or Times New Roman. Spacing: Double-line spacing (Do not insert extra lines between paragraphs or the references list entries.) Use one space after all punctuation except certain periods within abbreviations, quotations or parentheses (e.g., p.m.; “et al., 2014”) full stops in the narrative. Use two spaces between sentences.

Page numbers: Page numbers to be provided on all pages except front page. Place page number in top right hand corner Margins: 2.54 cm at the top, bottom, left-hand, and right-hand sides of the page.

Paragraph indents: Indent the first line of each paragraph (using the tab key or paragraph tool).

Exceptions: abstract, block quotations, titles and headings, table titles and notes. References list indents: Apply the hanging indent for the second and subsequent lines of a reference. Justification of text: All text needs to be aligned to the left, not justified Your assignment should be converted to a PDF document before submission. Please check the document before submitting to the dropbox to ensure the formatting has not changed. Software for converting word documents to PDF is available to download from the Deakin software catalogue at no cost.

Structure: Your assignment must contain a purposeful introduction that outlines some general background to the topic, an aim and purpose and themes for discussion. The body of the assignment will constitute about 80% of the word limit and provide key arguments supported by literature. The body of the assignment is normally organised in paragraphs of approximately 150 words with each paragraph focused on explanation of one idea. There should be a logical progression of ideas as demonstrated by logically linked arguments/discussion made in each paragraph. Each paragraph should commence with a topic sentence and end with a link to the next paragraph, and show a logical progression of ideas/argument. The conclusion paragraph should provide a summation of ideas, draw together the discussion, present no new material (references are not expected in the conclusion paragraph) and offer your position drawn from the discussion.

Communication using academic writing: Adhere to conventions of written English; for example, word choice, professional language, grammar, use of appropriate sentence structure, punctuation and spelling. Use direct quotes sparingly. Instead, re-expression of author arguments into your own words is required. If a direct quotation is used, you must explain how it adds to the discussion.

Referencing style: Acknowledge sources and adhere to referencing conventions as per APA Style www.deakin.edu.au/referencing HNN300 Child and Adolescent Health Assessment Task 1: 1500 word Written Assignment (40%) High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass Unsatisfactory Demonstrates understanding of the potential impact of abuse on child development and wellbeing (ULO 1 & ULO 2) 30 marks All elements of this criterion met with occasional minor errors/gaps 24-30 All elements of this criterion met with several minor knowledge errors/gaps 21-23 Most elements of this criterion met but has many minor knowledge errors /gaps or one significant gap or error 18-20 Meets most elements of the criterion but has more than one significant knowledge error/gap 15-17 Does not demonstrate understanding of the potential impact of abuse on development and/or wellbeing <15 Identifies aspects of the scenario which may indicate abuse (ULO 3) 20 marks All elements of this criterion met with occasional minor errors/gaps 16-20 All elements of this criterion met with several minor knowledge errors/gaps 14-15 Most elements of this criterion met but has many minor knowledge errors /gaps or one significant gap or error 12-13 Meets most elements of the criterion but has more than one significant knowledge error/gap 10-11 Fails to identify significant aspects of the scenario which may indicate abuse <10 Demonstrates understanding of the nurse’s professional responsibilities in assessing and responding to suspected child abuse (ULO 4 & ULO 5) 10 marks All elements of this criterion met with occasional minor errors/gaps 8-10 All elements of this criterion met with several minor knowledge errors/gaps 7 Most elements of this criterion met but has many minor knowledge errors /gaps or one significant gap or error 6 Meets most elements of the criterion but has more than one significant knowledge error/gap 5 Does not demonstrate understanding of the nurse’s responsibilities in assessing and responding to suspected child abuse <5 Relevant literature selected and used to support discussion 10 marks All elements of this criterion met with occasional minor errors/gaps 8-10 All elements of this criterion met with several minor knowledge errors/gaps 7 Most elements of this criterion met but has many minor knowledge errors /gaps or one significant gap or error 6 Meets most elements of the criterion but has more than one significant knowledge error/gap 5 Literature selected was irrelevant and/or inadequate and/or rarely used to support discussion <5 Assignment is presented and structured according to instructions. AND Writing is in accordance with standard language conventions AND Referencing style is accurate and consistent with APA style 10 marks All elements of this criterion met with occasional minor errors/gaps 8-10 All elements of this criterion met with several minor knowledge errors/gaps 7 Most elements of this criterion met but has many minor knowledge errors /gaps or one significant gap or error 6 Meets most elements of the criterion but has more than one significant knowledge error/gap 5 Not presented according to instructions. Lacks expected structure. And/or Multiple errors in spelling, grammar or punctuation that detract significantly from readability throughout And/or Consistently incorrect referencing style <5 80%+ 70%+ 60%+ 50%+ <50%

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