ensure you read the assessment brief very well and address the question well. Also ensure strictly 100% plagerism free. 10 reference sources and 1500 word limit assay. please send it well before due date so i can review. thanks
clear evidence-based practice (EBP) question using the PICO format is the first step in developing a change in practice. In this Discussion, you will explore the steps involved in EBP and develop a researchable EBP question in the PICO format that addresses a patient quality and safety issue.
In this Discussion you will identify three clinical practice problems in your current (or past) practice as a nurse that risk compromise to quality of care and patient safety. You will select one of these problems to clearly define the risk and ask a question using the PICO format. Asking the question and selecting the problem is the first step of the Impact Model that is discussed in the textbook. Evidence-based practice questions are asked and written in the PICO format and you will use this process as you develop an evidence-based practice project that will be completed in steps during the course.
Note Initial Post: A three-paragraph (at least 250–350 words) response. Be sure to use evidence from the readings and include in-text citations. Utilize essay-level writing practice and skills, including the use of transitional material and organizational frames. Avoid quotes; paraphrase to incorporate evidence into your own writing. A reference list is required. Use the most current evidence (usually = 5-years-old.)
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Assessment Brief
Program
Bachelor of Applied Social Science
Subject
Developing Social Policy
Subject code
SOC 103A
Name of assessment
Assessment 2: Report on Policy Process
Length
1500 words
Learning outcomes addressed by this assessment:
a) Describe and discuss the nature of social policy and the theoretical underpinning of social policy development
b) Identify the elements and stages of policy development and the policy process
d) Describe the relationships of government agencies and public advocacy groups in the development of social policy
Submission Date:
Week 7
Assessment brief summary:
Report on the process of formulation and implementation of social policies.
Total marks
100 marks
Weighting
30%
Students are advised that any submissions past the due date incur a 10% penalty per day, calculated from the total mark e.g. a task marked out of 40 will incur a 4 mark penalty per day.
Please note: you must attempt all tasks in a subject to be eligible to pass the subject.
More information, please refer to the Academic Progression Policy on http://www.think.edu.au/about-think/think-quality/our-policies.
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Assessment Description:
Research and write a report on a policy that has been implemented in a workplace of your choice. Utilizing your knowledge of the policy process and stages of policy formulation and implementation, critically discuss how the policy was formulated and implemented within the workplace. You should pay particular attention to issues of empowerment and participation, and to practical considerations such as timeframe, funding, research, allocation of resources, and arrangements made for evaluation of the policy etc.
Students will need to interview senior staff at the workplace to find out how and why the policy came into being, how it was implemented, within what timeframe, what challenges were encountered, the empowerment effects of the policy, and what how regularly and effectively the policy is evaluated. A ground-level staff at the workplace should also be interviewed to find out their views about the policy and how it’s working.
Marking Criteria:
Max. in category
Your points
Word count, readability, and structure
10/100
In-text references and reference list, accuracy and use of correct referencing style
10/100
Clear and well-structured discussion of the key stages of the policy process
40/100
Critical assessment of the policy process including issues of empowerment, participation and evaluation
40/100
Total:
100/100
Percentage Mark:
/30%
Comments:
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Notes for assignments
This assignment will incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion; The work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We recommend you work with your Academic Writing Guide to ensure that you reference correctly. You will find a link to this document on the main page of every unit, under the ‘Assessments’ section. Correct academic writing and referencing are essential tasks that you need to learn.
We recommend a minimum of ten references, unless instructed differently by your lecturer/tutor. Unless specifically instructed otherwise by your lecturer, any paper with less than ten references may be failed. Work that includes sources that are not properly referenced according to the HWF Academic Writing Guide 2013 will not meet level 100 requirements and will be penalized.
Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count – as a general rule you may go over or under by 10% than the stated length. The assessment MUST be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format. Other formats may not be readable by markers. Please be aware that any assessments submitted in other formats will be considered LATE and will lose marks until it is presented in Word.
Notes for referencing:
High quality work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We recommend you work with your Academic Writing Guide to ensure that you reference correctly. You will find a link to this document on the main page of every unit, under the ‘Assessments’ section. Correct academic writing and referencing are essential tasks that you need to learn.
References are assessed for their quality. You should draw on quality academic sources, such as books, chapters from edited books, journals etc. Your textbook can be used as a reference, but not the Study Guide and lecturer notes. We want to see evidence that you are capable of conducting your own research. Also, in order to help markers determine students’ understanding of the work they cite, all in-text references (not just direct quotes) must include the specific page number/s if shown in the original. Before preparing your assignment or own contribution, please review this YouTube video by clicking on the following link:
Plagiarism: How to avoid it
You can search for peer-reviewed journal articles, which you can find in the online journal databases and which can be accessed from the library homepage. Wikipedia, online dictionaries and online
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encyclopedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic, but should not be overused – these should constitute no more than 10% of your total list of references/sources. Additional information and literature can be used where these are produced by legitimate sources, such as government departments, research institutes such as the NHMRC, or international organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). Legitimate organisations and government departments produce peer reviewed reports and articles and are therefore very useful and mostly very current. The content of the following link explains why it is not acceptable to use non-peer reviewed websites: Why can’t I just Google? (thanks to La Trobe University for this video).

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