The assessment will consist of one 3000 word assignment.
This assignment will be presented as a report.
Use a critical incident from a case study to illustrate examples of either good practice or examples of where practice does not match the research evidence.
You do not weave the case study into the body of the report- you identify the key problems from the case study and then use these as the headings in your report. Exploring key challenges and relating these to the research literature.
The report will be written for a senior person in your organisation. Imagine that you have been asked to explore the delivery of palliative care in your practice area, identifying both strengths and areas for development.
You need to include information on the following:
1 How organisational, cultural and sociological factors influence palliative care. This may include the use of Advance Care Planning, Interdisciplinary working, the culture of your organisation.
2 Explore how well holistic care is being delivered by your team- what are the strengths, weaknesses, challenges and threats?
3 Reflect on communication around end of life care, both at an organisational and patient care level.
4 Make recommendations to improve care- in the body of the report- these should be supported by evidence of what works and a summary at the end.