Week 9, Monday 2nd May 2022 at 1700
There is a word limit of 1500 words (500 words for each question). Use your computer to total the number of words used in your assignment. However, do not include the reference list at the end of your assignment in the word count. In-text citations will be included in the additional 10% word count. If you exceed the word limit by more than 10% the marker will stop marking at 1500 words plus 10%.
Aim of assessment
The aim of this assessment is for students to;
outline and explain how the multidisciplinary team can meet the the care needs of a palliative person and their family
evaluate support strategies for a palliative persons family or carers
consider ways to provide coordinated, integrated palliative care reflecting the palliative persons wishes.
Short answer case study
Mr Jock Jagger, a 67-year-old male has been transferred from the Emergency Department to the Medical ward. His wife brought him in to hospital from home as she no longer felt comfortable managing her husband’s increasing back pain and was worried about malnutrition as Jock had not eaten for two days.
On admission to the ward the clinical manifestations were:
• Pain score 6/10
• Mild restlessness
• Dry mouth
Mr Jagger has a history of bowel cancer and had aggressive treatment 12 years ago. Three (3) months ago, he noticed he was becoming increasingly lethargic, after investigations he was diagnosed with stage 4 (metastatic) bowel cancer and has opted for no further treatment and to focus on managing his symptoms.
Whilst examining Mr Jagger, you chat about being cared for at home and he explains that he wishes to return home, he agreed to come to hospital because his wife is worried about caring for him as he continues to deteriorate. His Advanced Care Plan does outline his wish to stay home but he does not wish to burden his wife.
Short answer questions
1. Outline and explain the delivery of comprehensive care for Mr Jagger who wants to return home. Your answer should include the role of the multidisciplinary team using a palliative approach. (500 words)
2. Evaluate two strategies to support families and carers who are providing end of life care. (500 words).
3. Consider ways to provide coordinated, integrated palliative care that takes into account Mr and Mrs Jagger’s wishes. (500 words).
1. Electronic copy only. Students are to submit an electronic copy of the assessment. Students are not required to submit the original hard copy of their assessment on campus
2. Submit your assessment electronically through the Turnitin link on the unit vUWS site.
3. Students are to upload the assessment with the following title; Surname_Firstname_assessment title
4. Your assessment must be submitted in .doc, docx format.
5. This assessment is marked online; no paper copy will be accepted. Marks, comments and the marking criteria will be released online. If you do not receive your marked assessment when all others have been returned, it is your responsibility to contact the Unit Coordinator for assistance.