NUR241 Health Alterations Project- encouraging access to


The goal of this case study is for you to identify the role of the registered nurse / registered midwife in evidence-based assessment and care of individuals experiencing health alterations when access to healthcare is suboptimal or compromised. You also articulate the role of the nurse in encouraging access to, and participation in healthcare

In this task you will conduct a case study. There are three clinical scenarios, you will study only one. Please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Identify your allocated clinical scenario
• Students in Group A (starting in February, 2021) will select Clinical scenario 1.
• Students in Group B (starting March, 2021) will select Clinical Scenario 2.
• Midwifery students will select Clinical scenario 3.

Step 2: Secondary assessment of the patient
Detail the secondary assessment and investigations appropriate for this patient

Step 3: Explain the pathophysiology of the health alteration
Explain the pathophysiology that explains the patient assessment findings and underpins the interventions

Step 4. Implementation and evaluation
Select, justify and describe two (2) essential interventions and describe the nursing / midwifery actions required to implement and evaluate it

Step 5. Plan the patient discharge
Select and describe nursing / midwifery actions to prepare the patient for discharge utilising the social justice framework to address the social determinants of health (SDH) that impede the access to, and participation in healthcare.

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