patient’s perception of quality palliative care
Assessment task 2 is different to assessment tasks that you have encountered in
the BN so far. Basically, this assessment task is designed so that you can be as
innovative as you like – it is an opportunity for you to highlight your creativity in
addition to the knowledge and skills you have gained throughout the course.
For this assessment task, you need to submit a piece of work that is a written
piece of work
Andrew was the student who did PEP in an aged care facility and was interested in
whether the built environment was having an impact on the residents' mood and
behaviour. For assessment task 1, Andrew wrote a paper that provided an overview of
research exploring whether there is a link between the design of aged care facilities
and the physical and mental health of the residents.
For assessment 2, Andrew draws a plan of some of the main areas in the aged care
facility (sitting areas, kitchen, corridors, resident rooms) with suggestions for low cost
changes that could be made to how the rooms look and function based on examples of
best practice that he discovered doing Assessment task 1. His intended audience is the
management of the facility – his main aim is to try and improve the physical and
mental health of the residents. Andrew submits his drawings with his suggested
changes as his Evidence Based Project. He also provides a 600 word justification that
explains why he chose this approach, who his intended audience is, and why this is an
effective way to convey the information and meet the needs of his intended audience.
For Assessment task 1, Agatha researched preoperative anxiety in children and
parents, describing what it is, why it occurs and how common it is, and strategies that
seem to be effective in reducing the anxiety. Based on what she learned doing
Assessment task 1, Agatha decides to develop a picture based story book to explain
the surgical journey to children and their parents.
Agatha's intended audience are children aged 3-6 years and their parents. She submits
her picture based story book as her Evidence Based Project. She also provides a 600
word justification that explains why she chose this approach, who her intended
audience is, and why this is an effective way to convey the information and meet the
needs of her intended audience.
Criterion 1 Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the chosen topic in the context
of a particular nursing specialty or area of healthcare
Like assessment task 1, the marker needs to be convinced that you know what you
are talking about – you've done the research into this topic and you can demonstrate
your knowledge and understanding by presenting key information in a logical way
that suits the approach you have chosen.
For example, Agatha's story book needs to show that she has a good understanding
of preoperative anxiety and addresses the key areas needed for in her intended
audience. Her 600 word justification would further demonstrate this knowledge and
This criteria carries the highest number of marks for the assessment task – so it's
Demonstrates the ability to source and appraise the best available evidence
Your work must be based on the best available evidence. For students who submit a
written paper, this means that their discussion is supported by the highest level
evidence available. For those choosing a different approach, the work that is
submitted must reflect best practice, and scholarly sources (best available evidence)
must be used to support the reasons for choosing the approach (how do you know
this is a good approach to choose for your intended audience?) and the information
that is presented.
For example, it you develop a short film aimed at first year student nurses, the
information that is presented must be best practice (based on the highest level
research evidence). Andrew's plans would need to reflect the best available evidence
and this would be expanded on in his 600 word justification.
Presents information in a creative and engaging manner appropriate for the
intended target audience
This means exactly what it says. Whatever you produce needs to capture the
attention of the marker and make them think that the intended audience would enjoy
it/ be interested in it, and learn from it (because that is main point). Note that this
criterion explicitly asks how your approach addresses the health literacy needs of
your intended audience. If you make a short film, it needs to be something that the
intended audience would actually watch. Agatha's picture based story book needs to
capture the interest of children aged 3-6 years and their parents.
For those submitting a written paper, it needs to be well written and have a
Presents a clear justification for how the chosen approach addresses the needs
of the intended target audience
This criterion is marked in slightly different ways depending on the approach that
you choose. If you submit a written paper, the introduction needs to clearly establish
the value of your paper for the topic area – what does your paper add?
For other types of projects, the 600 word justification needs to cover why you chose
this approach and how it meets the needs of the intended audience, including their
health literacy needs.