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I’m stuck on a Health & Medical question and need an explanation.I would like to discuss the options of surgery vs non surgery treatment of a Colles Fracture.
The Case Study: A Critical Analysis of Care (2000 words +/- 10%)
In this part of the assignment you will apply the principles of
reflection to critically analyse and evaluate an episode of care you
have experienced relating to any type of undifferentiated/undiagnosed
minor illness. You should identify your own learning needs
and areas for development derived from the case and demonstrate
critical analysis and evaluation of these with reference to contemporary
literature, research, national policy/guidelines etc. to support your
discussion. You should also make some recommendations
to improve either your own practice or that of the clinical setting and
explore how your role has or will develop in light of your findings.
It is important that your case study is not a referenced description of
the case or your actions and you must maintain patient, staff and
organisational confidentiality within your work as any breach of
confidentiality will result in the awarding of a fail
You are not required to use a reflective model but your case study
should include the following sections (the principles of reflection are
shown in blue as a guide):
Introduction 10% approx. (What?)
• Briefly introduce your role and the clinical setting – maintaining confidentiality
• Provide an overview of the case including relevant details relating to
the history, presenting complaint, assessment and management of the
• Include a brief rationale for why this case has been selected and
identify your own learning needs and areas for development derived from
Main Body of assignment 80% approx. (So What?)
• You must critically analyse and evaluate the pivotal aspects of the
case that you have identified for further learning and support your
arguments with contemporary evidence/literature, research, national
guidelines/policy etc. using the Cite Them Right Harvard
• You must present a balanced view and not simply identify poor practice
– where the care given has been of a high standard this should be
identified and celebrated.
• Your discussion must also take into consideration how your analysis will meet the module learning outcomes.
Conclusion 10% approx. (Now What?)
This section should not introduce any new discussion/information, but
should summarise the threads of the discussion in the main body. Think
• What has been learnt during your critical analysis?
• How will your role/practice develop in light of your findings?
• Make some recommendations to improve either your own practice or that of the clinical setting based on your discussion.
The Reference List
• Compiled using the Cite Them Right Harvard referencing system (online guide available at www.citethemright.com).
• You should demonstrate evidence of widespread reading using relevant
and contemporary evidence based literature, research studies, policy
etc. used to support the discussion (NB. Websites such as NHS Choices,
Web MD and Patient UK are not suitable academic
• You may include any further relevant information relating to the case
in the appendices section. The content of the appendices does not count
towards the overall word count. If you include case notes these must be
transcribed from the originals and must not
contain any patient identifiable information.
Other Things to Consider:
• Terminology and abbreviations: you must avoid using slang terms and
non-standard abbreviations in your academic writing e.g. abx instead of
antibiotic. All terms you wish to abbreviate should be written in full
with the abbreviation afterwards in brackets
when you first include them in the work, following this the
abbreviation can be used.
• Spelling and grammar: spelling errors and poor grammar must be
corrected before submission as this detracts from the overall value of
the work and does not reflect undergraduate level writing.
• Format: avoid using several small paragraphs when writing; only start a
new paragraph when the subject under discussion changes.
• Word count: you are permitted to stray no more than 10% above or below
the word count without penalty; however going above/below this limit
will have an impact on the mark awarded.
• Word count exclusions: headings/sub-headings, in-text references,
contents of tables, appendices or the final reference list do not count
towards the overall word count and should be deducted from the overall
Requirements: 2000 words
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