Essay will be addressing learning outcomes 1-4 of the module (review the learning outcomes) . It is an academic
essay and will need to be written objectively using supporting evidence throughout from nursing literature,
policies and clinical guidelines relevant for your field of practice and also relevant to the care of your patient.
You will also need to show an ability to discuss appropriately the evidence in the essay.
The content of the essay will need to analyse the role of the nurse for your field of practice.
Adult Nursing. For this essay it must link to the role of the nurse in the clinical environment where assessment
and planning of care for your chosen patient took place with supporting evidence from the literature to discuss
The essay will need to address clinical decision making in relation to the assessment and planning of care for
your patient. Using supporting evidence form the literature analyse how these clinical decisions were made for
the patient to plan the care; the different types of knowledge that informed the clinical decisions such as
empirical, personal, aesthetic, ethical, cultural knowledge. These must relate to the two main nursing problems
in the care plan formulated and used for the patient in your episode of care.
The essay will then need to analyse the nursing care focussing on the nursing interventions using supporting
literature to analyse the evidence base for the care that has been prescribed. The outcome of the interventions
must also be analysed to show appreciation of how the needs of your chosen patient changed for e.g. did they
improve or did the deteriorate and why utilising supporting evidence.