The written assessment task is related to Mr Peter Jones, your Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) case study patient in
week three tutorial. The first part of this assessment task should include brief evidence-based justification of the
three problems that have been used in the care plan. The second part is the care plan that must include a patient
problem statement, goal, interventions, rationale, and evaluation.
As a nurse caring for Mr Jones on the third post-operative day, using clinical reasoning skills, what would you
identify as the top three priority problems for Mr Jones after a laparotomy and a newly created colostomy? You
also need to consider the fact that Mr and Mrs Jones also need to cope with a cancer diagnosis; therefore,
psychosocial implications of this new diagnosis should also be taken into consideration.
For the three high priority problems chosen from Mr Jones’s case scenario, you will need to produce a care plan
with a problem statement, goal, interventions, rationale, and evaluation. The tutorial discussion in week 3 will
enable you to do a detailed case analysis on Mr Jones that may help identify some of the priority areas in the postoperative
phase of his care. In addition, the week 1 lecture will help you understand the elements of care plan
Please note that the care plan submitted for this assignment needs to be an individual piece of work.
This is not an essay and therefore does not require an introduction and conclusion. Headings should be used in
the first section where you justify the three chosen problems. Answers should be written in a scholarly style. The
Nursing Care Plan must be referenced and related specifically to Mr Jones. You should include as many
interventions as you determine are necessary to fully manage the chosen problems. A simple problem may have
fewer nursing interventions than a complex problem. Each of the intervention provided should be accompanied
with a rationale and an evaluation. The nursing care plan can be set out in a table format. A proforma table has
been provided on VU Collaborate for you to follow, however its’ use is not compulsory.
All written assessments must align to scholarly standards.
Academic standards require:
· APA 6th edition for in-text citations and reference list;
· adherence to word count;
· a 12 size font in either Arial, Times New Roman or Calibri; and
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