Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss a neurologic, sensory, or sleep problem common in older adults, current research, and the care associated with the disease process.
Course Outcomes: This assignmentenables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
Requirements: Prepare a paper with four to six pages of content. Correct APA format must be utilized including a title and reference page, in addition to the required body of the paper. The work must be original, and all journals must be cited correctly. Submit the paper to Canvas. Papers with >23% similarity report will not be accepted.
Part 1 of the paper reviews a recent research journal article (within the last 5 years). A professional nursing journal must be used for this assignment. The topic of the research article should be based on a neurological, sensory, and/or sleep topic within the older adult population and includes this content:
Part 2 of the paper utilizes additional support of journal articles/websites/textbooks to explore how facilities can better care for older adults by providing for their neurological, sensory, and sleep needs and include this content:
Suggested Subheadings and Explanations:
Research Study Analysis- Describe the research study in detail. What did it conclude? Who were the participants? What evaluation tools did they use?
Significance and the Nurse’s Role- Why is it important for the nurse to be aware of this issue? What can the nurse do to help alleviate symptoms or prevent the worsening of this disorder?
Care Environments- What steps have hospitals/long term care facilities taken to help this problem? What programs are available to help with this problem? What are the potential modifications that should be implemented?
Benefits to the Older Adult-How does it affect the elderly population? What are the long-term effects? Does it affect the quality of life?
Innovation- Develop an innovative approach to help solve this problem. Think of ways to integrate technology.
Conclusion- Restate your thesis and summarize your main points of the paper. The reader should be able to look at your conclusion and know exactly what your paper is about.
Grading: 100 points
|Criteria||Meets Expectations||Partially Meets Expectations||Does Not Meet Expectations|
|Introduction||(10-9) Paper contains a clear introduction.||(8-6) Paper contains an introduction but lacks thesis statement.||(5-0) Paper does not contain an introduction|
|Body /Content||(60-54) Paper contains all criteria from part 1 & 2; one idea per paragraph; logical transitions between paragraphs. (Heading use is highly recommended) Ideas are supported with nursing journals.||(53-36) Paper has missing content/criteria, lacks logical transitions and more than one idea per paragraph. Some effort was made to illustrate ideas with some support.||(35-0) Paper is hard to follow. Does not offer clear support.|
|Conclusion||(10-9) Paper contains a clear conclusion. No new ideas introduced.||(8-6) Paper contains a conclusion, but may lack clarity or new ideas introduced.||(5-0) Paper does not contain a conclusion.|
|Mechanics||(10-9) Sentences are complete; correct verb usage, less than 3 spelling, punctuation, & grammatical errors||(8-6) 4-5 Spelling, punctuation, & grammatical errors, word usage problems, incomplete sentences.||(5-0) Spelling, punctuation & grammatical errors are numerous.|
|Correct use of APA format/ References||(10-9) Title page, 0-1 APA formatting errors, current (within last 5 years) nursing research articles; meets the 6 page minimum.||(8-6) Title page present but has errors, 2-3 other APA formatting errors, nursing articles are out of date. Does not meet the six-page minimum.||(5-0) No title page, greater than 5 formatting errors; no nursing journal articles used.|
Late Assignment Policy: This assignment is eligible for the late assignment policy. A deduction of 10% per day late will be applied. No credit will be given after one week in accordance with the School of Nursing policy.
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