Topic: Improving the monitoring of fluid balance in clinical settings You must clearly identify the topic you are investigating. In order to achieve depth of discussion you are unlikely to be able to explore all aspects of your choice within the word limit - you must therefore clearly state what will be included and what will not. How to actually write the assignment 1. What is the focus of the assignment? The main focus of your work will be on the application of relevant theory to change in nursing practice. Relevant experience from previous clinical placements may be used to provide additional support to your exploration of the topic. You are to present evidence-based recommendations for changing or maintaining/promoting nursing practice in an identified topic area. 2. How do I introduce my topic in the assignment? At the beginning of your work you should say why you are analysing this topic and this should become increasingly clear as you develop your arguments. You may refer to your own experience in relation to the topic, but your discussion should be justified by the use of suitable published evidence to establish the credibility of your conclusions. In other words: paint a “pen-picture” or “big-picture” of the topic and establish the rationale and relevance for your choice of topic. 3. What about my main discussion and argument? The main body of your work will be an in-depth discussion of the topic upon which you have decided to focus. There should be support from published work throughout. The supporting literature you use should have been evaluated and related to the area of nursing practice that you have chosen. Examples from your own clinical experience may be used to illustrate and support your analysis and discussion - anecdote should not be used. Discussion, analysis and argument is expected to meet Level 6 Undergraduate assessment criteria. In other words: support all your points and arguments with “trustworthy” sources of evidence and use examples of your own practice sparingly to illustrate any relevant points but do not slip into anecdotal description. 4. How do I develop my argument? You should present a well-structured argument. The use of sub-headings to assist this is permitted. It is expected that you will use a range of published and reliable sources to support and inform the development of your discussion and arguments. Contemporary sources of good quality should be considered best for support - do not rely on textbook sources alone. You should be providing evidence in your discussion that you have read both widely and deeply, and that you have critically evaluated what you have read. It is always easier to decide what it is you would like to see continued/stopped/changed etc. in clinical practice if you have a clear understanding of what constitutes “best practice” in any given area. Make sure that you have undertaken the required reading and discussed your intentions with your academic supervisor (see 2 above) before you attempt to form conclusions/recommendations for practice from your discussion and argument. 5. How do I develop my recommendations? You should present some recommendations for the maintenance of what you have determined as good practice or the changing of what you have determined as practice that requires improvement. You can do this as your argument develops or in a dedicated section at the end of your work. In any case, the recommendations must be clearly developed from the preceding evidence-based discussion and argument. This section must also be cross-referenced to the sources used to develop the preceding argument – a list of Recommendations without support will not suffice. Your recommendations for change or maintenance of practice might include recommendations for areas for development at the level of the practising nurse, or guidelines for best practice in the form of “policy”. An example recommendation might look something like this: Next recommendation: 5. To summarise 1. Identify the problem area or area of interest. 2. Read widely and develop clarity about what you think you might want to recommend - it’s much easier to go and find the evidence to support your argument if you know what you want to get out of it before you start. 3. Paint a picture of how the problem impacts on nursing/society/patients etc. (you could include references to NSFs, audit data, Government reports etc.) here - i.e., the big picture/background etc., then - focus down on "the nurse/nursing practice etc". 4. State what will be in the paper (and what won't, so that your reader is clear about what you are going to cover). 5. Compare what you have seen in practice with what the literature says is "best practice" and see if there is a difference. If there is no difference, then it is likely that the practice you have seen is in line with the evidence, so this is good and you will want to say so, why and who says it is (analysis and support from the evidence – not just description and statement). If there is a difference, this may be good (the practice is “better” than that described in the literature) or "bad", you will need to say why you think this is so (again, Use the evidence to support your analysis) and begin to think about and develop your recommendations for fixing or promoting this area of practice. 6. When you have covered all the relevant areas of practice, you can then summarise the main points and make your recommendations (realistic ones, mind) and give some (supported) ways of getting the recommendations into practice. References: Harvard method (20 at least 25 max) all referencing should be cited correctly in text. All the references should be up to date years 2010-2015. Please don't use references from earlier than 2010. Use Journal, peer reviewed papers, Published articles and books. But mainly work should be based on Journals and peer reviewed papers. NHS website can be used. Make sure this nursing practice UK based. So when you making a statement please make on UK based. References should be UK based. Not Australia or other country. Please the work argument, analysis and statements should be from UK based. This health care case study so please everything should be in UK based. Please follow the guideline, from top to bottom. I have uploaded one assignment criteria so please read that before you start writing. Make sure you read the guideline i have provided and follow the criteria at the same time. Work should be first class standard and A+ quality work. You should provide the work who from Science background specially from Health Care. No plagiarism please and no concise and scientific writing. Work should be 0% plagiarism. Please make sure that and follow the guideline. Please please please.