This assessment provides you with the opportunity to:
1. Discuss four factors that impact on the health of a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background (230 words per factor, 925 words in total this section). The paper is to be presented as a formal
scholarly essay, supported with reliable sources of evidence (minimum 5 references for this section in addition to course materials). References are used to support the discussion with correct application of the
Harvard Referencing System (required.
2. Analyze the following scenario to identify four health factors that require further assessment and follow-up by the Registered Nurse to ensure ??Uncle Jim’ understands and complies with his plan of care
(230 words per factor, 925 words in total this section). The discussion needs to be supported with reliable sources of evidence to support the discussion (minimum 5 references for this section in addition to
course references), with correct application of the Harvard Referencing system.
??Uncle Jim’ is a 59 year old Aboriginal gentleman who lives with family and friends at Port Augusta. He is semi nomadic; often spending periods of 4 months or more in other locations with relatives from his
own kinship group. He has a very close female friend in Port Augusta with whom he lives when there.
Uncle Jim reports that he had a stroke 3 years ago that resulted in him having weakness and immobility of his left hand. He is alert, oriented to time, place and person, and demonstrates a good sense of
humour. He speaks slowly and is slightly forgetful at times.
Uncle Jim has diabetes which he manages with a diabetic diet. He reports that does not take insulin or any other diabetic medications. However, when questioned he does not appear to have a very good
understanding of what diabetes is, why he needs to understand this condition and his role in the management of the diabetes. He says that his doctor told him to “keep an eye on his sugar levels”.
Uncle Jim does not smoke but reports shortness of breath on exertion. He informs you that he has been admitted to hospital twice during the past couple of years as a result of chest infections.
Uncle Jim has hypertension (185/100), his pulse is fast and bounding 100 beats per minute. He could not remember if he has a management plan was this or what he is supposed to do about this. He does not
drink alcohol anymore, but says he used to drink “a lot” in his younger days. Jim is very thin given that he is 170cm tall and weighs 60 kgm.
Musculoskeletal and Integument
He has paralysis of his left hand. There are scars from ulcers on is left lower leg and you note that his left toe is very inflamed and red.
The paper must be presented as a formal scholarly essay with the following sections:
Section A – 100 words
The introduction should catch the reader’s attention in an interesting way about what will be discussed in the paper and the viewpoint taken in the paper.
Section B – 1850 words
This section should address two specific areas:
1. Discussion of four factors that impact on the health of a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background (230 words per factor, 925 words in total this section)
2. Discussion of four health factors that require further assessment and follow-up by the Registered Nurse up to ensure that ??Uncle Jim’ understands and complies with his plan of care (230 words per factor,
925 words in total this section).
Section C Conclusion 50 words
The conclusion presents a brief paragraph that ties together the main points of the paper, but does not introduce new ideas and generally does not include new literature or direct quotes.
(((Prefer Australian references)))
A minimum of 10 references (five for each section of the paper) from journals or textbooks should support the assignment (not including course material).Do not use references that is no longer than 10 years.
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