Discusses 1 key historical influence that has shaped healthcare access in Australian society

Foundations of Professional Nursing
AIM:
The primary aim of assignment 2 is to give you the opportunity to begin developing your
academic writing skills while exploring topics that are integral to your development as a
beginning nurse clinician.
After completing this assignment it is expected that you will have a good understanding of
the historical, political and socio-cultural influences that shape healthcare and healthcare
access in Australian society. This assignment will also serve to identify any issues or
concerns you may have regarding academic writing. Early intervention to rectify any issues
of concern will be beneficial for you for the remainder of the Bachelor of Nursing program.
INSTRUCTIONS:
In module 1, topics 3 & 4 you examined:
1. The historical influences on nursing
2. Power and politics in the practice of nursing
In module 4, topics 2 & 3 you examined:
1. Cultural awareness
2. Nurses working with First Australian Peoples
Refer to your study guide to confirm when the above topics will be discussed in lectures and
tutorials. To assist you in understanding the intent of the essay question, you are
encouraged to complete all the self-directed activities in the modules and topics identified
above.
Also, use the resource Nursing & Midwifery Writing and Referencing Guide available on
https://sites.google.com/a/griffith.edu.au/nursing-writing-and-referencing-guide/home
1803NRS Foundations of Professional Nursing
Assessment (A2) Semester 1, 2016
Be sure to access the section on ‘writing your essay’. An annotated sample essay (based on
a discussion paper) is available for you to read. This will assist you in planning your essay
structure.
Please address the following TASK:
Discuss 1 key historical, 1 key political and 1 key socio-cultural influence that have shaped
healthcare access in contemporary Australian society.
Other elements:
? Use third person – please note the use of first person ‘I’ is NOT appropriate for this
essay.
Additional information:
? You may use the following Library Guide to assist
you: http://libraryguides.griffith.edu.au/c.php?g=28685&p=176879
? To assist with your Referencing and writing please refer
to: https://sites.google.com/a/griffith.edu.au/nursing-writing-and-referencing-guide/home
? Ensure that you use scholarly literature (readings, research articles, relevant Government
reports and text books) that has been published within the last 5 years.
? Refer to the marking criteria when completing your assignment. This will assist you in
calculating the weightings of the sections for this assignment.
? Download and attach an Individual Assignment Coversheet with a completed declaration to the
first page of your essay.
? The second page of your essay should be a Front page providing your details and sating
your word count (excluding your reference list) e.g.
1803NRS Foundations of Professional Nursing
Assessment (A2) Semester 1, 2016
.
? Submit your assignment online via Turnitin as per the instructions provided by the 1803NRS
Course Coordinator, no later than the due date and time as detailed above.
? Refer to the Assignment presentation formatting guidelines for some general setting out
advise – Some information is specific to Griffith University and not required such as the
Griffith University cover page, see https://sites.google.com/a/griffith.edu.au/nursingwriting-and-referencing-guide/Assignment-Presentation-Formatting-Guidelines
? Submit your assignment online via Turnitin as per the instructions on your Griffith
College MyStudy 1803NRS course site
Name: [First name Last name]
Student number: [Griffith College number]
Course code: 1803NRS
Course name: Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice
Course coordinator: Patricia Jones
Class: [include your Class number here]
Tutorial Lecturer: [state either Patricia Jones or Susan Lawrence]
Assessment item: Written Essay
Assignment topic: Historical, political and socio-cultural influences that shape
healthcare and healthcare access in Australian society
Set word count:1500 words
Actual word count: [0 words]

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