Subject Code & Title :- NSG3101 Annotated Bibliography of Journal Articles
Assessment Type :- Assignment
WEIGHTING :- 20%
LENGTH :- 1000 WORDS
LEARNING OUTCOMES :-
This assessment aligns to the following curriculum learning outcome.
LO: explore the communication frame works and techniques used when discussing life limiting illness end of life care advanced care planning the dying process and voluntary assisted dying for diverse populations.
NSG3101 Annotated Bibliography of Journal Articles Assignment – AU
ASSESSMENT INSTRUCTIONS :-
This assessment explores the difficult conversations that nurses are often required to have with patients experiencing chronic complex and life threatening ending conditions. These conversations are not only with the patients but also with family members carers and will encompass many diverse populations and circumstances.
The following articles will enable you to explore these discussions and the techniques used to convey often distressing or unexpected news.
1.You are required to read the following three articles full copies of the articles can be found under assessments tab on Bright space for you to print out.
2.You are required to write an annotation a summary in your own words of each article approximately 300 words per annotation submitted in the one document with heading for each article to demonstrate your understanding of the article and its relevance to the topic.
• The annotation must be in your own words it is not acceptable to use the abstract of the article to answer the questions below you must demonstrate that you have read and understood each article.
The Summary should include the following:
• Title and authors of the article using APA referencing style. This will be the heading for your annotation
• Outline of the aim purpose of the research the research question or hypothesis what were they looking at or hoping to discover and why?
• What population group was the research focusing on? Where were the research participants recruited from and what were the demographics of the group?
• What method was used to collect the data for the research? How was data collected and analysed? Was the method appropriate for the type of study?
• Summary of the results – What did the research find? Did it achieve the aim of the research or answer the research question adequately? What were the most important findings?
• Discussion/conclusion – What conclusion did the authors draw from the results?
What are the implications of the results? Are there any important limitations e.g. where the results conclusive was the population too small etc? What were the strengths of the article e.g., charts and graphs that helped you understand the data? Are there any key recommendations does the article suggest more research is needed etc?
3.Reflection – Once you have completed your annotations you are required to reflect on which article you felt would be of benefit to you or added to your knowledge base as a student nurse regarding difficult conversations in healthcare and why it would be advantageous to you in your nursing career–
An introduction is not required for this paper.
Each annotation should be no longer than 300 words as you are summarising the article not discussing in detail. This will assess your ability to be able to critically analyse an article and discuss only the relevant information.
Upload your Annotated Bibliography along with separate assessment cover sheet to Assessment 3 drop box. Your submission should be presented as per assessment presentation requirements:
1.Font size 12 Arial.
2.Leave a 3cm margin on the left side of the page.
3.Double space lines.
4.Pages should be numbered
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
The purpose of an annotated bibliography summary In general the purpose is to:
• learn about a particular topic through critically reviewing the literature
• provide an overview of the main issues, arguments and research within a particular area
• encourage deeper engagement with individual sources to develop your analytical skills
An annotated bibliography is sometimes given as an assessment task at the beginning of a research project to encourage you to survey and reflect on what has already been discovered about your topic. However it might also be given as a stand-alone assignment.
Each annotation should be concise. Do not write too much remember you are writing a summary not an essay.
As you are addressing one text at a time there is no need to cross reference or use in-text citations to support your annotation.
In instances where you are asked to reflect on how useful the source is for your own profession you will usually write a sentence or two stating whether the source will add to your knowledge base and best practice.