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 Foundations of nursing and evidence-based healthcare 

Internal QA: Catherine Forward 09/02/21
External QA:

Module code
and title:

NS406 Foundations of
nursing and evidence-
based healthcare

Module
leader:

Rachel Cabral

Assignment
No. and type:

CW1: 1,500-word essay Assessment
weighting:

100%

Submission
time and
date:

Before 2 pm (14.00hrs)
Tuesday 04th May 2021

Target
feedback time
and date:

2pm on Tuesday 25th
May 2021

Assignment task

The coursework for the module is a 1,500 word (+ or – 10%) referenced essay. The

essay must be composed of an introduction, body and conclusion. The work should

be written in full sentences with paragraphs and should not include headings or

bullets points.

Your submitted work must include:

• page numbers

• be presented in size 12, Arial font

• have 1.5 line spacing,

• should be left hand aligned.

• Have an additional line space between paragraphs

Also, you must create and include a title page with the following information:

• Module code and Module name.

• The actual word count used (excluding reference list)

• The submission date.

• Your seminar leader’s name

• Your module leader’s name.

Internal QA: Catherine Forward 09/02/21
External QA:

Sources and References:

• Please use 10- 12 sources / references to inform this piece of work.

• These should be a variety of academic sources e.g. articles from peer

reviewed journals, textbooks or policy documents.

• These should be cited within the work as well as provided in a reference

list at the end of the essay.

• Please ensure that all the sources are carefully cited and listed according

to the Harvard referencing style via cite them right. Please refer to Cite

Them Right to ensure all materials are accurately

presented https://citethemrightonline.com

You will need to log in using your Blackboard password.

See further details task requirements below.

This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to

demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:

LO 1

Demonstrate the ability to utilise research evidence to underpin practice

LO 2

Display the ability to discuss a contemporary nursing related topic

LO3

Understand the function and purpose of reflective practice

LO4

Utilise academic skills to successfully demonstrate an understanding of

evidence based practice and the concept of research in nursing

LO5

Identify the key concepts in nursing

Task requirements

Internal QA: Catherine Forward 09/02/21
External QA:

You are required to find and read one peer reviewed journal article dated within the

last 10 years on one of the following core nursing concepts

• Confidentiality in Nursing

• Advocacy in Nursing

• Team working in Nursing

• Emotional Intelligence in Nursing

Only choose ONE of the above core nursing concepts for this submission.

Assignment Task

You are required to write an academic essay to evidence your findings.

Write a summary of the article:

• In no more than 250 words and in your own words, outline the key points of

the article. What is the article about?

• Provide the full reference for the article using the Harvard style of cite the

right.

• Please place this as an appendix at the end of your assignment after your

reference list.

(You will be able to submit this summary via Turnitin to the module team to check

you have chosen a relevant peer reviewed journal article or primary research

paper on your chosen topic)

Main assignment:

Introduction (150 – 250 words)

(The purpose of any introduction in academic work is to provide the reader with a clear idea of what

the assignment will cover and how the learning outcomes will be met).

• You must clearly identify your chosen core nursing concept and your reason

for choosing it.

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External QA:

• You must identify the article you have chosen. Signpost the reader to the

summary placed within the appendix.

• You should also provide a clear plan of the essay by outlining its structure

and content.

Body of essay (1000 – 1250 words) Reflect on and answer the following:

• Discuss the main concepts of your chosen topic

• Find and use some further academic sources relating to this topic to

develop your discussion (outlining the evidence-base that either support

and/or contest the main ideas you have presented).

• Consider your chosen article and discuss how it fits into this evidence

base.

• Reflect on your learning about this topic and discuss how this relates to

your particular field of nursing.

Conclusion (150-250 words)

• Summarise the main discussion points of your work.

• How will this understanding inform your future practice?

Reference List

• Provide a reference list of all sources cited in your work using the Harvard

style of cite them right

Appendix

• Include your article summary

Referencing and research requirements

Internal QA: Catherine Forward 09/02/21
External QA:

Please reference your work according to the [Harvard] style as defined in Cite Them

Right Online (http://www.citethemrightonline.com).

This information is also available in book form:

Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2019) Cite them right: the essential reference

guide. 11th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Copies are available via the University library.

See further information in the assignment task above.

How your work will be assessed

Your work will be assessed on the extent to which it demonstrates your achievement

of the stated learning outcomes (LO) for this assignment (see above) and against

the level 4 assessment criterion (within the module shell) and other key criteria as

defined by your programme team.

Submission details

Internal QA: Catherine Forward 09/02/21
External QA:

• You are reminded of the University’s regulations on academic misconduct,

which can be viewed on the University website:

https://bucks.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0024/9546/Academic-Misconduct-

Policy.pdf.

• In submitting your assignment, you are acknowledging that you have read

and understood these regulations

• You can submit your work as many times as you like before the submission

date. If you do submit your work more than once, your earlier submission will be

replaced by the most recent version. An originality report will be generated for the

new submission, but you will have to wait 24 hours before it is available.

• Once you have submitted your work, you will receive a digital receipt as proof

of submission, which will be sent to your forwarded e-mail address (provided you

have set this up). Please keep this receipt for future reference, along with the

original electronic copy of your assignment.

• Please also note that work that is submitted up to 10 working days beyond

the submission date will be considered a late submission. Late submissions will

be marked, and the actual mark recorded but will be capped at the pass mark

(typically 40%), provided that the work is of a passing standard.

• Work submitted after this period will not be marked and will be treated as a

non-submission.

• Please ensure that your work has been saved in an appropriate file format.

Turnitin will only accept the following file types: Microsoft Word, Excel or

PowerPoint, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP),

Google Docs, or plain text

Before you submit

• Please use the provided checklist below to make sure you are ‘fit to submit’

your work

• We recommend you use this checklist as soon as you get this assignment

brief to help you plan your work

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External QA:

Fit to Submit: Assignment Checklist

This brief assignment checklist is designed to help you avoid some of the most

common mistakes students make in their coursework.

HAVE YOU READ THE ASSIGNMENT BRIEF? IF NOT, DO IT NOW!

In it you will find details of the assessment task, word count, the assessment

criteria your work is marked against, and the learning outcomes – the basis for the

assessment strategy in each module.

Students often lose marks by forgetting some of the more straightforward

elements of their assignments. We recommend that you “tick off” each of the

points below as you prepare your work for submission. If you need any help, ask

your tutor and /or visit https://bucks.ac.uk/students/academicadvice/assessment-

and-examination

TICK

󠇪Have you read and understood the assessment criteria?

󠇪Have you met the learning outcomes? You will lose marks and your work may

even be failed if you have not.

󠇪Have you demonstrated you can think and write critically in the completed

work? This means you have supported your arguments/explanations

appropriately e.g. using relevant academic sources and you have offered

discussion points which extends your own or others’ viewpoints to make

reasoned conclusions/judgements.

󠇪Have you maintained an academic tone throughout your work? Is your work

formal, focused, developed and clear?

Cont…..

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󠇪Have you checked that the referencing in your assignment is in line with your

programme requirements?

󠇪Have you proof-read your work and used spellcheck software to check your

spelling and grammar?

󠇪Have you checked the presentation of your work is as specified by your tutor, for

example, are font size, colour, style, line spacing and margins as the tutor specified?

󠇪Have you kept to the word count (or equivalent)? If you are not sure, check with

your tutor.

󠇪 Can you confirm that the work submitted is your own and not plagiarised?

Teamwork in nursing
by Josephine Nyamekye Amlak

Submission date: 03-May-2021 11:00PM (UTC+0100)
Submission ID: 151488592
File name: jossy_assignment_leo.docx (22.79K)
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Teamwork in nursing
ORIGINALITY REPORT

PRIMARY SOURCES

Submitted to Buckinghamshire Chilterns
University College
Student Paper

journals.rcni.com
Internet Source

Submitted to Queen’s University of Belfast
Student Paper

Submitted to La Trobe University
Student Paper

FINAL GRADE

35/100
Teamwork in nursing
GRADEMARK REPORT

GENERAL COMMENTS

Instructor

Please note:  We acknowledge the difficulties and
challenges that many of you would have faced in the
completion of this assessment. Marking has been
completed in accordance with the marking grid and
assignment requirements, but in accordance with the
current principles of the no detriment policy
with uncapped marks for referral submissions to
mitigate the impact of Covid-19. In addition, each
Examination Board will act on your behalf to mitigate
any detrimental impact. We will continue to work with
you and for you to help you meet programme
requirements.  

 

Marked in accordance with the University’s SPLD
guidelines – non-applicable

Please refer to the Rubric Assignment & Learning
Criteria

 

  Mark
Awarded                

Weighting

Presentation 6 15

References 5 15

Knowledge &
Understanding

7 20

Comprehension 7 20

Organisation of
ideas

5 15

Integrating
academic
learning and
practice

5.1 15

Marker’s Name: Rachel Cabral

 

Date of Marking:10.05.2021

 

Overall Strengths of the Assignment:

You have identified that you are discussing
teamworking in nursing.

You have some relevant information about
teamworking included in your work

You have tried to use referencing

 

Action Plan for Student Improvement:

Unfortunately, you have not demonstrated that you
have successfully addressed the learning
outcomes for this assessment.

I strongly recommend that you seek the advice and
support of the LDU regarding how to plan and
structure an essay and how to use supporting
evidence and referencing in your work.

It appears that you have not fully understood the
relevance of choosing a core article about
teamwork in nursing. You need to use this to assist
you in your discussion about teamworking in this
essay. If you are not sure what article to use, there
is one available in the assignment brief folder you
can use.

You need to carefully read the instructions on the
assignment brief and follow these to ensure that
you address all the requirements to b able to pass
the assignment.

You need a title page as per the assignment brief.

To pass this assignment you need to:

Write an introduction that outlines the aim of the
assignment, gives a rationale for choosing
teamworking and signposts the reader to the
summary of the chosen article in the appendix.

In the main body of your assignment you need to
address the key concepts of teamworking. You

have some identified – expand these and draw in
supporting reference sources that you have read
(such as other articles, the NMC code etc)

Make sure you think about the order and flow of
these points.

Reflect on how you will use what you have learned
in your research of teamworking in nursing to
develop yourself as a student nurse. What have
your learned, what skills do you need to develop,
how might you do this?

Provide a conclusion that summarises the key
points in your assignment.

It appears that you may have used one article form
the Journal of Nursing management and tried to
infer that you have read other papers, or you just
do not know how to reference. You do need to read
widely around your topic area so that you can
demonstrate you have good knowledge and
comprehension.

For further support and guidance please contact
me [email protected]

 

Comment on high Originality Score (above
15%):13% N/A

 

Percentage Mark 35%

 

Note to Marker: final marks must be rounded, up
or down, to the nearest whole number.

 

Moderator’s name:

Date of Moderation:

Moderator’s Comments:

 

NB All marks are provisional until confirmed by a
formally constituted Assessment Board. If you

have not achieved the pass mark of 40%, a
decision will be made about whether you are
permitted to resubmit the work. Registry will
normally post the Board results within 5 working
days after the Board (via the organisational shell)
and these will confirm whether you are permitted
to resubmit, and the confirmed deadline. An
announcement will be made once the Board
results are posted.

 

 

PAGE 1

Comment 1

you need to include a front title page as outlined in the assignment brief. Be sure to include
this in future assignments 

Comment 2

When you start an assignment it is beneficial to introduce the topic and then outline the
purpose of the essay. 

for example:

It is recognised that teamwork is an important factor in the safe and effective delivery of
healthcare. This assignment will explore the concept of teamwork through the exploration
of…………..

Comment 3

You  need an introduction that outlines the purpose of your essay and includes information
about what will be addressed. you also need to signpost the reader to the article you used
and refer to it in the appendix. 

Comment 4

This sentence stands alone and as such has little meaning. By starting with ‘ensuring’ there
is an expectation from the reader that you will continue this sentence – as it stands it is
unfinished.

Comment 5

who reported this? This is where you need to pop in a reference to support what you are
saying

Comment 6

Reference needed here to support this

Comment 7

Kalish, et.al., (2010)

Comment 8

this does not read well

Strikethrough.

Comment 10

this is unclear

PAGE 2

Comment 11

less turn over of what? Be clear

Comment 12

is this the number of jobs? What do you mean by increases the job rate?

Comment 13

How can you be sure? Where is your supporting evidence?

Comment 14

what is the relevance of this point? It doesn’t seem to fit here

Comment 15

co-operation

Comment 16

This is a concerning statement. Nurses need to work in collaboration with their patient/client
to provide patient centred care (ie care that is acceptable to the patient and not just what
fits the nurses needs )

Comment 17

the NMC is not the correct reference source here for what you are saying/ 

Comment 18

How do leaders achieve this?

Comment 19

effective would be a better term to use here

Comment 20

just communicating does not achieve this. what type of communication achieves this?

PAGE 3

PAGE 4

Comment 21

as an adult and general nursing what? 

Comment 22

try to use more academic language – this sounds as though you are talking to a friend  “sort
out stuff!”

Comment 23

what is this? Where is the reference?

Comment 24

You have not reflected effectively here. you need to think about what you have learned about
teamworking and think about how you will take this forward in your role as a student nurse.
How will you develop and enhance these skills in yourself and perhaps others? 

Comment 25

You need a conclusion to your work

PAGE 5

Comment 26

Why are you using the same article but trying to pass it off as separate reference sources?

Comment 27

and this one

Comment 28

this is not the reference for the NMC 

Comment 29
no comment

Comment 30
no comment

Comment 31

it appears that you have only actually read one article and are trying to use this with the
names of authors within it as separate sources. 

PAGE 6

Comment 32

If this was your summary then you have not used only one article and provided a summary
of it. You also need to label this as your appendix.

PAGE 7

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RUBRIC: LEVEL 4 RUBRIC

PRESENTATION

WEIGHTING

A(85-100%)

A(70%-84%))

B (60-69%)

C (50-59%)

D (40-49%)

E (34-39%)

F (33% – 0%)

REFERENCING

WEIGHTING

A(85-100%)

A(70%-84%))

B (60-69%)

C (50-59%)

D (40-49%)

 

D (40-49%)

PASS / FAIL

Demonstrates exceptional academic writing style for this level of work

Grammar and spelling accurate Thoughts and ideas clearly expressed Fluent
academic writing style Within the word limit Work displays a professional
approach Word count declared

Minimal errors in grammar and spelling Thoughts and ideas clearly expressed
Fluent academic writing style Within the word limit Work displays a professional
approach Word count declared

Minimal errors in grammar and spelling Meaning apparent but not always clearly-
expressed Writing style not consistently fluent and academic Within the word limit
Work displays a professional approach Word count declared

Errors in grammar and spelling Meaning apparent but not always clearly
expressed Writing style not consistently fluent and academic Within the word limit
Work displays a professional approach Word count declared

Major problems with grammar and spelling Meaning unclear in places Non-
academic writing style Not within the word limit Work lacks a professional
approach Word count not declared

Major problems with grammar and spelling Work is unstructured Meaning unclear
Non-academic writing style Not within the word limit Work lacks a professional
approach Word count not declared

F (33% – 0%)

PASS / FAIL

Draws on wide range of reading from a variety of academic sources

Harvard System used consistently and accurately Adequate range and amount of
reading from a reasonable variety of academic sources Accurate and
comprehensive reference list supplied

Harvard System used consistently and accurately Adequate range and amount of
reading from an acceptable variety of academic sources Accurate and
comprehensive reference list supplied

Harvard System generally used consistently with minimal errors Satisfactory range
and amount of reading from a reasonable variety of academic sources A mainly
accurate and comprehensive reference list supplied

Harvard System used although errors are apparent Small range and amount of
reading, using a limited variety of academic sources A mainly accurate reference
list supplied

E (34-39%)

F (33% – 0%)

KNOWLEDGE

WEIGHTING

A(85-100%)

A(70%-84%))

B (60-69%)

C (50-59%)

D (40-49%)

E (34-39%)

F (33% – 0%)

COMPREHENSION

WEIGHTING

A(85-100%)

A(70%-84%))

B (60-69%)

C (50-59%)

D (40-49%)

E (34-39%)

Harvard System used although errors are apparent Limited range and amount of
reading and few academic sources utilised Reference list not accurate or
comprehensive

Harvard System not used or used unsystematically and with many errors
Insufficient range, amount of reading and academic sources utilised No reference
list supplied

E (34-39%)

PASS / FAIL

Demonstrates exceptional comprehension of knowledge

Demonstrates extensive and relevant exploration of the topic Identifies and
addresses key issues and discusses these effectively Does not contain irrelevant
material

Demonstrates fairly extensive and relevant exploration of the topic Identifies and
addresses most of the key issues and discusses these in appropriate depth Does
not contain irrelevant material

Exploration of the topic restricted in range Some key issues identified but not all
given due consideration Some irrelevant material may be included

Exploration of the topic very restricted in range Several key issues not identified
and discussion is superficial Some irrelevant material may be included

Exploration of the topic very restricted in range Several key issues not identified
and discussion is superficial Some irrelevant material may be included

Exploration of the topic very restricted in range Key issues are not identified and
discussion is absent or lacks focus Irrelevant material included

E (34-39%)

PASS / FAIL

Demonstrates thorough comprehension of the topic.

Clarity of thought demonstrated by logical presentation of ideas Demonstrates
good understanding of the topic Safe practice demonstrated

Clarity of thought demonstrated with a clear presentation of ideas Demonstrates
understanding of the topic Safe practice demonstrated

Some clear ideas are presented Demonstrates understanding of the topic Safe
practice demonstrated

Demonstrates understanding of the topic Safe practice demonstrated

Limited understanding of the topic Safe practice is not demonstrated 1

F (33% – 0%)

ORGANISATION

WEIGHTING

A(85-100%)

A(70%-84%))

B (60-69%)

C (50-59%)

D (40-49%)

E (34-39%)

F (33% – 0%)

INTEGRATION

WEIGHTING

A(85-100%)

A(70%-84%))

B (60-69%)

C (50-59%)

D (40-49%)

E (34-39%)

F (33% – 0%)

Lacks understanding of the topic Safe practice is not demonstrated 1

F (33% – 0%)

Organisation of Ideas

PASS / FAIL

Incorporates ideas and evidence from a wide range of sources.

Able to link and integrate ideas and evidence from various sources Provides a
well-reasoned conclusion

Able to link ideas and evidence from some sources Provides a clear conclusion

Attempts to link ideas but not always successfully Provides a conclusion

Work is rather disjointed and poorly structured but there is some evidence of
integration of ideas Provides a conclusion

Ideas not linked Work lacks structure Conclusion is very weak or omitted

Ideas not linked Work lacks structure Conclusion is very weak or omitted

E (34-39%)

Integrating academic learning and practice.

PASS / FAIL

Demonstrates insight into the specific context.

All relevant implications for practice are clearly identified and explained
Confidentiality is maintained

Most relevant implications for practice are clearly identified and explained.
Confidentiality is maintained

Some relevant implications for practice are clearly identified but explanations may
be lacking Confidentiality is maintained.

Few relevant implications for practice are identified and explanations may be
lacking Confidentiality is maintained.

Few relevant implications for practice are identified and explanations may be
lacking, incomplete or incorrect Confidentiality is not maintained 2

No relevant implications for practice are identified Confidentiality is not
maintained 2