Assessment Task 1 - Essay
Choose one of the following topics:
Sam is a recently graduated health professional and has observed that clinical practices vary in the different health care facilities. Sam is confused about which practice is the most effective to give patients better health outcomes according to the latest research literature.
In this essay you will be required to use this scenario to:
Define evidence based practice and discuss the possible facilitators and barriers for Sam to utilise the best research evidence in clinical practice.
Discuss qualitative and quantitative approaches to research and how Sam can apply the evidence that is generated from one of these approaches to evidence based…show more content… * Websites, electronic pamphlets, information sheets and other non-academic material are not acceptable references. * Key terms should be defined and all work properly referenced using APA referencing style. * Students are strongly advised to consult Academic Skills Unit study guide. * An ACU Assignment Cover Sheet filled out and signed and dated must be attached to the essay. * A Marking Criteria Sheet must be attached to the essay in order to receive overall comments on your work. * Students are strongly advised to use the Marking Guide as a guide when writing the essay. | HD- (85-100%) | D- (75-84%) | | Introduction and Focus | The introductory paragraph provides a preamble, clearly states the essay topic and provides a clear statement of how the argument will be organized.(8.5-10) | The introductory paragraph provides a preamble, states the essay topic and provides a statement of how the argument will be organized. Some of the above is not clear though.(7.5-8) | 10 | Evidence and Examples | The discussion is focused on the topic with ample evidence from the literature. The literature is critiqued. (21.5-25) | The discussion refers often to the topic and with adequate evidence from the literature. There is appraisal of the literature(19-21) | 25 | Sequencing and accuracy | The argument is presented in a logical order that shows clear expression of ideas. All supporting facts and statistics are