This assessment task will assist students to enhance their present understanding of chronicity, the role of policy and models of care in chronic and complex illness, and the role of the registered nurse in chronic disease prevention and management. This learning is foundational to appreciating the impact of chronic disease and its management on the individual and family, and comprehending the complex nature of self-management.
Students are to answer question one, and one of the other two questions below. These questions are directly related to lecture content and tutorial content in the first 2 weeks of this subject:
1. How is chronicity defined? Why is an illness rather than a disease approach to chronic and complex illness important from a nursing perspective? Discuss in regard to depression as a co-morbidity.
2. Is self-management beneficial to positive health outcomes in chronic illness? Critically discuss with regard to outcome research and the Chronic Care Model.
3. What change does the healthcare system need to embrace to better care for those with chronic illness? Critically discuss a government policy or initiative in relationship to this issue.
Each answer is to be presented in essay format with reference to subject readings, lectures and one other reference to support your position.
Word limit per answer:
Question 1: 600 words (this question must be answered)
Question 2 or 3: 600 words (only one of these questions is to be answered)
Total: 1200 words
Submission: Through TURNITIN available UTSOnline . Please include your full name and student identification number on your answers.
Please note: There is an assessment forum on UTSOnline should you wish to raise questions regarding this assessment outside your tutorial class.
The following table shows the marking for each question
Question Possible Mark
Question 1 (must be answered)
How is chronicity defined? Why is an illness rather than a disease approach to chronic and complex illness important from a nursing perspective? Discuss in relation to depression as a co-morbidity in chronic illness.
One of following questions to be answered
Is self-management beneficial to positive health outcomes in chronic illness? Critically discuss with regard to outcome research and the Chronic Care Model.
What changes does the healthcare delivery system need to embrace to better care for those with chronic illness? Critically discuss a government policy or initiative in relationship to this issue.
Referencing is according to UTS Harvard requirements
Answers are edited for spelling and grammar
Plus any additional writing skills not included in the criteria below
Total marks 50
The following criteria will be used to grade each question
High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass Fail
Ideas, theory and information sources are well integrated to provide a sound argument and position on the question Ideas, theory and information sources are sufficiently integrated to support the general position
reached Conclusions are not always supported by evidence (e.g. use of generalisations). Position on the question is supported and clear Some attempt to integrate ideas and information sources in a meaningful way to support the answer Little or no attempt to integrate ideas and information sources to support the answer
Information or evidence is critically evaluated (e.g. in terms of significance, relevance, contradictions, linkage to theory) Most of the key information/evidence is scrutinised in some depth Some important aspects of the information/evidence are scrutinised. Answer is not superficial Little attempt to evaluate the information/evide-nce in a critical way. Answer is largely descriptive with some evidence of critical thinking Answer lacks a critical approach
Ideas flow clearly and coherently, with appropriate use of paragraphs Ideas in the main flow logically in a suitable paragraph structure Ideas in the main flow logically in a suitable paragraph structure Flow of ideas not always clear or logical. Some difficulty with paragraph formation and written expression Overall lines of logic are not clear and written expression is difficult to understand