The purpose of this assessment is for you to look at how violence is formed and portrayed in our society Submission of your information is in a report format that could be presented to your colleagues at a handover, weekly meeting, multidisciplinary meeting, etc. to support your colleagues in a wider understanding of violence and health.
With reference to the readings for this assessment and wider pertinent literature, discuss the claim that violence in society is deeply entrenched in the cultural beliefs, social values and in the economic fabric of human life (WHO 2004).Guide to report writing In your position as RN, construct a report for your colleagues that will support them in their understanding of the foundations of violence.
This report is meant to be an authentic assessment in that it is something that you will be able to give your colleagues for them to keep in their professional development portfolios. Your information could be presented to your colleagues at a handover, weekly meeting, multidisciplinary meeting, etc.You can consider creative ways of presenting your information: brochure, PowerPoint presentation, standard report format (ie 1.1, 1.2 etc. with executive summary), poster – how ever you would wish to get the information across and that is appropriate for you and for your target audience.
Consider an introduction so that anyone reading, seeing or hearing the report will have an idea as to what the report is about: Who did the report? Why you did the report? From which literature/evidence is the report derived? You can also briefly include the main findings of your report (the main issues regarding the formation of violence) in order to focus your colleagues in on the importance of the issue straight away.
Consider the target audience and intended outcome. Do you work in Emergency? If so, consider patient>nurse violence, or perhaps sexual assault amongst adolescents, or even paediatric/minor self-violence. Do you work in Aged Care? If so, consider elder abuse, or perhaps dementia-related aggression. Make the report appealing for your fellow colleagues to learn from.Consider how to put the report together – dot points, sentences, graphs, charts, pictures, hyperlinks etc. (reminder that graphs, tables, charts, hyperlinks are NOT included in word count). If using hyperlinks, remember to explain what they are. It is not appropriate to just include them and expect to have covered the expectations of the assignment (I won't be clicking on them to mark them!).
Consider a summary or recommendations section - usually a paragraph or two that summarises your report and/or makes recommendations about your findings to your workplace (workplace recommendations are not obligatory but an ideal way for you to focus on any issues that are occurring where you work or within your clientele base. We will be dealing more with this in your next assessment when we look at policy).
As per the School of Nursing Assessment Guidelines (see in Assessment Resources folder), the return of assessment item results should occur within 1 month from the due date. Applications for extensions must be in writing with supporting documentation to your tutor or the Unit Coordinator no less than 48 hours prior to the due date. Any request for extension will not be approved within 48 hours of the due date. This is because Unit Coordinator may not be online, and may miss the extension request with such short notice.
In text referencing and a reference list as per the Harvard referencing ANY information you have included that is not your own original thoughts/ideas/concepts MUST include a reference.Remember to check your Turnitin score. We would expect your total score to be under 30%, and individual text matches should be no more than 2%. Whole sentences should not be highlighted unless they are direct quotes (and always limit the amount of direct quotes, because it only demonstrates you are good at copying, and does not demonstrate your understanding). It is very important for you to check your Turnitin report, as a breach of Academic Integrity is a serious offence. If you have high text matching, you will need to review your paper, paraphrase your wording better, and re-submit. I will only ever mark the most recent submission so please do not panic if you have multiple submissions in the one folder.