Preferences and priorities for ongoing and end-of-life care: A qualitative study of older people with dementia resident in care homes
1. Module Aim(s) and Learning Outcomes
The aims of this module are to enable students to:
• Further develop the values, knowledge and skills needed to manage their own Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPPD).
• Focus upon the philosophical underpinnings of research approaches and how these are developed and used in nursing
1b. Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding
Successful students will typically be able to:
1. Appraise the principles of reflection, recognising how this process can enhance learning.
2. Discuss and interpret the uses of research and evidence to support nursing practice.
1c. Learning Outcomes: Skills and Attributes
Successful students will typically be able to:
1. Demonstrate acquisition of skills within e-learning.
2. Employ a range of strategies designed to critique and appraise the strengths and limitations of empirical papers and the contribution they make to enhancing practice
2a. Summative Assessment
Assessment 1 Assignment 100%
Assessment Type Essay
This is an individual assessed piece of work
The summative assignment is a 2000 word essay.
The purpose of the essay is to critique 2 aspects of the research process in the article you have been given and reflect on what you have learnt from the article and how this knowledge can inform the development of your practice.
For this assignment you must use the prescribed CASP critiquing model (https://www.casp-uk.net/casp-tools-checklists) and the prescribed model of reflection Rolfe, Freshwater and Jasper (2001).
Additional details Essay Structure and Word Count (guide only)
You must give your assignment a Title which reflects the content.
Your introduction should briefly address the following points: 300 words
• The practice based care issue given and the relevance to your practice.
• The importance of evidence based practice
• Brief descriptions of the prescribed critiquing model and the reflective model
Use the prescribed Critique Model (https://www.casp-uk.net/casp-tools-checklists)
This will guide you to critically discuss your chosen areas of the research process.
Two parts of the research process (see list below that you can choose from in bold) are to be critiqued
• Methodology / Methods
• Data collection
• Data analysis
PLEASE use sampling and choose additional one from the 3.
Introduction to the paper
Use research authors to support your arguments.
Introduce the paper
E.g. The title of paper is …………. (Name of authors)
• Briefly describe in your own words, the research paper
• Critical discussion of 2 aspect of the research process 900 words
This is the only part of the assignment where you may use the ‘first person’ = ‘I’, because it is reflective
Reflect using the Rolfe, Freshwater and Jasper (2001) Reflective Model, please explored the questions below:-
What ?– Explore the significance of this area of practice, why is it a problem, reflect on your own experience of patient/service users care related to this issue, good or bad, how did this make you and/or the patient feel?
So what? – What does the evidence from this paper add – what could I have done differently?
Now What? – You will explore and reflect upon what this means to you in your current role as a student nurse and in the future as a registered practitioners and how this will shape and drive your current and future learning needs, e.g. Now, what knowledge, skills attitudes and attributes will I need to possess now and in the future to meet the needs of such service-users/patients?
Brief summary of what you covered in this essay e.g. research article and identified the 2 areas of research selected and discussed being critical, appraising and reflective.
Do not introduce any new information here.
The word limits are a guide; please note the main focus of the essay is critical discussion, analysis and reflection
Your work must be supported by relevant current literature
Correct ‘in text’ referencing, author, date, how to address referencing of two or more
authors on one subject, correct referencing of legislation or government department documents, how to cite from an internet source.
Presentation of references MUST be in accordance with the School of Health and Social Work Citation and Referencing Guidelines 2016-17
Assessment Weighting 100%
Maximum Word Count: 2000 words
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