Identify and discuss historical, political and socio-cultural factors that are key influences that have shaped healthcare and healthcare access in contemporary Australian society.

Identify and discuss historical, political and socio-cultural factors that are key influences that have shaped healthcare and healthcare access in contemporary Australian society.

 

Healthcare – Nursing
1. Presentation, Structure & Referencing10 points total
Word count: 1500 wordsTOTAL that includes citations 0.5 marks
Conforms to the School of Nursing & Midwifery Writing & referencing Guide
References as per APA Style 6th Edition2 marks

Essay is well presented, with correct spelling, grammar, and well-constructed sentence and paragraph structure ( 2 marks)

Separate page for reference list 0.5 marks

Scholarly literature has been used appropriately to support the essay-
( 10 sources within dated last 5 years) 5 marks

THE TASK:
1. Many factors including historical, political & socio-cultural factors influence the Australian healthcare system.
2. As professionals in this system it is important for nurses to maintain a contemporary understanding of key influences.

AIM:
Identify and discuss historical, political and socio-cultural factors that are key influences that have shaped healthcare and healthcare access in contemporary Australian society.


• 1. Benefits of knowing about nursing’s past
A sense of our history helps to explain the shaping of nursing and midwifery as professions, and many more insights into the ways that nursing and midwifery have evolved can be gained when we study aspects of our professional past. A broader understanding of the past in Australian nursing may guide planning and practice in the future, but a central message in studying our past is that nursing and midwifery must accept their pasts ‘warts and all’ (Nelson,1997, p. 234). Only this pursuit will provide a realistic vision of the history of nursing and midwifery in the Australian context.
According to McAllister, et al, 2010 there have been many significant events that have shaped the identity of ‘nursing’ in Australia.
• 2. Significant events that have influenced nursing’s evolution in Australia
• Choose an historical (eg 1?), political ( 4? Is this politicalmedicare, national health reform) and socio-cultural (eg 6? Closing the gap etc…)key influence from here to use in essay
The following points represent a snapshot of some of influential events.
1. Wars: (Boer, WWI, WWII,Vietnam): raised public profile for nurses, impetus for expanded roles and new treatments.
2. Colonial Australia: challenges of creating systems to reach diverse groups.
3. Union movement: eg The Eureka Stockade and the radicalisation of workers to join together to assert their rights and needs.
4. Industrialisation: rise of hierarchy, large hospitals and health technology.
5. Hygiene movement: influence on all levels of work within healthcare (architecture, kitchens and food, laundry, nursing work, sterilisation, hand washing).
6. Civil rights and peace: consumer involvement in healthcare, need for culturally safe care.
7. Women’s movement: equal rights, equal pay for nurses in the workforce.
8. Community healthcare movement: deinstitutionalisation, role change.
9. Transfer of nursing education from hospitals to higher education.
(source: McAllister et al., 2010. p. 18)

2. INTRODUCTION 10 marks total approx 150 words

This opening paragraph sets the scene:
Identifies the aim of this essay 1 mark
Identifies THREE key influences that will be discussed 3 marks
Provides an outline of the essay context3 marks
Provides a statement summarising the main points of the essay (otherwise known as a thesis statement) 3 marks
Extra paragraph required do you think good idea? See Task
3. As professionals in the healthcare system it is important for nurses to maintain a contemporary understanding of key influences.
Uses scholarly literature to support key points approx 120 words
(paragraph with a reference required here)
Why is it important for nurses to maintain a contemporary understanding of key influences as professionals in the Australian healthcare system?

4. 1stKEY INFLUENCE– Body of essay 25 marks total approx. 360 words
Discusses the 1st key influence that has shaped a)healthcare and b) healthcare access in Australian Society…make this a HISTORICAL example
Uses scholarly literature to support key points
a) The first key influence is historicaland that is?
b) It was it an influence because?
c) How has it shaped Australian healthcare?
d) How has it shaped access to Australian healthcare?
e) How did this influence impact on, changed or improve the nurses role?

5. 2ndKEY INFLUENCE– Body of essay 25 marks total 360 words
Discusses the 2nd key influence that has shaped healthcare and healthcare access in Australian Societymake this aPOLITICAL example
Uses scholarly literature to support key points
a) The first key influence is political and that is?
b) It was it an influence because?
c) How has it shaped Australian healthcare?
d) How has it shaped access to Australian healthcare?
e) How did this influence impact on, changed or improve the nurses role?
6. 3rdKEY INFLUENCE – Body of essay 25 marks total 360 words

Discusses the 3rd key influence that has shaped healthcare and healthcare access in Australian Societymake this a SOCIO-CULTURAL example First Australians in this one referencing social determinants of healthetc…
Uses scholarly literature to support key points
a) The first key influence is socio-cultural and that is?
b) It was it an influence because?
c) How has it shaped Australian healthcare?
d) How has it shaped access to Australian healthcare?
e) How did this influence impact on, changed or improve the nurses role?

7. CONCLUSION 10 marks total 150 words

The final paragraph must briefly sum up the main points/ideas of the essay 4 points
No new material or references introduced 1 point
8. REFERENCES: (must be on a separate page after the conclusion)

10 referencesdated last 5 years – from scholarly literature that is to be used appropriately to support the essay
APA Style 6th Edition
Use the resource Nursing & Midwifery Writing and Referencing Guide

It is different in a few areas than just the APA 6th Edition so please check done correctly
https://sites.google.com/a/griffith.edu.au/nursing-writing-and-referencing-guide/home
Written Assignment: Essay
Essay: 1,500 words
Weighting: 35%

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 towards development as a beginning registered nurse.
After completing this assignment it is expected that you will have an understanding ofthe 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 are 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.attached

Also, use the resource Nursing & Midwifery Writing and Referencing Guide https://sites.google.com/a/griffith.edu.au/nursing-writing-and-referencing-guide/home
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.
Other elements:
• Use third person – please note the use of first person ‘I’ is NOT appropriate for this essay.
• Always refer to the School of Nursing & Midwifery Writing and Referencing Guide.
• Ensure that you use scholarly literature (digitised readings, research articles, relevant Government reports and text books) that has been published within the last 5 years.
• You may use headings to organise your work if you wish.
• Refer to the marking criteria when writing your assignment. This will assist you in calculating the weightings of the sections for this assignment and the word count per section.
• Refer to the Assignment presentation formatting guidelines and download the assignment template from https://sites.google.com/a/griffith.edu.au/nursing-writing-and-referencing-guide/Assignment-Presentation-Formatting-Guidelines
• State your word count (excluding your reference list) on the Assignment Coversheet.
• Submit your assignment online via Turnitin as per the instructions on your Learning@Griffith course site. [Submit in the ‘Assessment’ tab].
MARKING CRITERIA POSSIBLE MARK
Criterion 1: INTRODUCTION (approx. 150 words)
• Assignment has as an opening paragraph that sets the scene:
o Identifies the aim of the essay (1 mark)
o Identifies the three key influences that will be discussed. (3 marks)
o Provides an outline of the essay the context (3 marks)
o Provides a statement summarising the main points of the essay (otherwise known as a thesis statement) (3 mark) /10
Criterion 2: Body of Essay (Point 1) (approx. 400 words)
• Discusses the 1stkey influence Historical that has shaped healthcare and healthcare access in Australian society (25 marks)
• Uses scholarly literature to support key points /25
Criterion 3: Body of Essay (Point 2) (approx. 400 words)
• Discusses the 2nd key influencePolitical that has shaped healthcare and healthcare access in Australian (25 marks)
• Uses scholarly literature to support key points /25
Criterion 3: Body of Essay (point 3) (approx. 400 words)
• Discusses the 3rd key influencesocio-cultural that has shaped healthcare and healthcare access in Australian society
(25 marks)
• Uses scholarly literature to support key points /25
Criterion 4: Conclusion (approx. 150 words)
• Has a final paragraph that briefly sums up the main points/ideas of the essay (4).
• No new material or references introduced (1). /5
Criterion 5: PRESENTATION, STRUCTURE & REFERENCING
• Conforms to the School of Nursing & Midwifery Writing and Referencing Guide& referencing as per APA Style 6th Edition. (2.0 marks).
• Correct word count includes citations (1,500 words) (0.5 marks).
• Essay is well presented, with correct spelling, grammar, and well-constructed sentence and paragraph structure (2.0 marks).
• Separate page for reference list (0.5 marks).
• Scholarly literature has been used appropriately to support the essay (minimum 10 sources for entire essay) (5.0 marks). /10
Total Marks
Weighted at 35% /100