The goals of this assessment are to: –
– Demonstrate your knowledge of the Anatomy and Physiology of specific body systems;
– Apply complex physiological-concepts to explain the theory behind your chosen scenario;
– Draw upon appropriate language and terminology to explain complex subject matter in a way that is relatable and understandable to patients/members of the general public.
In this task, you will provide a Patient Information Tool in response to a selected clinical scenario.
Choose ONE (1) scenario only for create your Patient Information Tool.
– You may choose to address any of the scenarios provided, regardless of your enrolment
Clinical Scenario –
Diabetic Neuropathy A rehabilitation clinic run by your hospital has tasked you with creating an information tool about diabetes as part of a set of preventative-measures they are planning. Targeting adults in their 50s and 60s, your patient information tool should explain appropriate elements of the normal structure and function of the cardiovascular and nervous systems as they relate to the condition, addressing the changes that can occur to allow readers to develop understanding of diabetic neuropathy associated with Type 2 Diabetes. You should outline possible factors leading to the development of diabetic neuropathy, identify steps that can be taken to lower the risk of developing this condition, and explain the links to other related health concerns prevalent in this population such as poor peripheral circulation and skin ulcers.
Preparing your Patient Information Tool
Audience, tone and pitch of your assignment
Addressing important concepts covered within HLT100 that are relevant to your scenario, your patient information tool should be written to directly address your chosen clinical scenario. The target audience is the specified patient group within your chosen scenario.
Patient Information Tool format
• 1000 words (+/- 10%). Word count includes in-text citations and excludes reference list.
1000 words brochure is also needed.
• Your patient information tool should be presented in a format appropriate to the audience specified within your clinical scenario, presented as patient-facing poster or pamphlet.
• There is no standard layout for you to follow, you can design it as you please to make it visually appealing, engaging and informative for your target audience.
• Your patient information tool should include the appropriate use of images, to enhance what is presented in the text. Any scientific figures included must be referred to in the text and must enhance the narrative. A maximum of 4 scientific figures may be used, with further images integrated for decorative purposes as appropriate.
• Information should be presented in a format that is easy for your target audience to follow and understand, employing appropriate terminology.
• Include at least 10 reputable, academic resources within your Patient Information Tool; these must be from textbooks and journal articles. The recommended course textbook is an acceptable textbook to use as a reference. All the references should be under 5 years only.
• Note that Patient Information Websites aimed at the general-public, and not for nursing students/academics, are not considered a good academic source of information.
• Use the Harvard Referencing Style Guide (Quick Guide link; Full Guide link) to assist you with the correct referencing technique. However, you may utilise numbered referencing for this task to aid reader understanding if you prefer. Please ensure that referencing style is consistent throughout your entire submission.
• Paraphrasing is essential for the understanding of your target audience.
• Images may be used but please ensure they are referenced. See this link to assist: images If you were going to use this image anywhere else, further copyright requirements may be necessary, but as you are just submitting it for marking, and you are only sharing it with your tutor, this format will be sufficient.
• A reference list should be included within your Patient Information Tool