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Case studies allow clinical episodes and practice to be articulated and
explored. Your case study should be about a patient you have cared for or
know, relating actual events in which you were involved. The proposed case should relate to one of the conditions covered in this
course. Once you have identified the episode of patient care to be written up for the
Introduce the case and providea brief paragraph which situates the
case, and identify the significance of the paper. You should also identify
any limits or boundaries to your work and define key terms.
•Outline the key points to be discussed using the dot points below and
the issues tobe critiqued.
Ensure that the focus is on the nursing needs and care of the subject
and not just the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnosis,
treatment and medical management of the patient.
Provide a reference list containing 5 preliminary references on the topic
which complies with the School Academic Manual.Structure
The case study should be structured as an academic paper with the
•Body of text that covers the following areas:
•presents the patient’s story, including their clinical presentation, relevant history, nursing assessment and diagnosis
the pathophysiology of the patient’s condition
•describes the nursing and pharmacological management of the
•critiques the nursing and pharmacological management by comparing
and contrasting this with research evidence
•Conclusion that summarises the case study and ends with some specific
recommendations for practice based on the evidence presented in the
case study.You may write in the first person to convey actual conversations. For
example, ‘I asked the patient about her level of pain’, but must be written in
past tense.You may be required to access the patient’s records or case notes while
preparing your case study. The policy for this varies between institution
and you will need to talk to medical records to find out the procedure to be
followed. Permission to access notes is sometimes needed and can take
some time, so plan in advance. The easiest method to access the notes is
while the patient is still in the clinical area.
Please ensure the patient’s anonymity is maintained at all times.
Always use a pseudonym so that the patient is not identifiable and
state in the case study that this is what you are doing. Be careful not
to include any information that may identify the patient including places, dates, times or events. If including ECGs, blood results or other investigations ensure that the patient is deidentified Students are reminded that advice on case study and essay
writing appears in the School Manual and School Style and Referencing Guide
Referencing must comply with these manuals. The method recommended
by the School is the ‘Harvard system’, sometimes called the ‘author date
system’. All assignments must be formatted according to the guidelines outlined in
the School Manual and School Style and Referencing Guide
or marks will be deducted Students are further reminded that plagiarism, that is the submission of material, which is the work of someone else as if it w
ere your own, constitutes a serious offence and can result in disciplinary procedures.
Confidentiality of the patient and the institution must be maintained
throughout the paper.