define negligence and therequirements necessary to prove negligence. Argue if these requirements are evident in the newspaper report or not. You will need to use Australian case law, Australian legislation and Australian professional standards as sources of evidence in your discussion.

Legal concepts
Task Description Assessment item:Legal concepts
Word Length: 2500 words

Task:Using an essay format, analyse the newspaper report of the Sydney grandmother who died following a medication errorwhere an RN incorrectly administered medication via intravenoustherapy. Discuss the situation in relation to the concept of negligence. In addition, discuss if the nurse’s supervisor should or should not initiate mandatory reporting to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.Ensure you include terms and concepts from the Legal modules encountered in NURS11155. References should use Australian sources as this situation occurred in Australia.

The newspaper report can be found at http://www.theage.com.au/national/sydney-grandmother-who-died-after-nurses-error-was-already-at-deaths-door-court-hears-20150222-13lim1.html

Suggested approach: Ensure you define negligence and therequirements necessary to prove negligence. Argue if these requirements are evident in the newspaper report or not. You will need to use Australian case law, Australian legislation and Australian professional standards as sources of evidence in your discussion.
Your submission presentation should include:
• Title page (including details of your name, student number, course code and name, lecturer’s name, term and year and assignment number)
• Abstract (information on abstract writing can be found on Moodle in the folder assessment information)
• Essay with well constructed paragraphs with correct use of grammar and Australian spelling (information on essay writing can be found on Moodle in the folder assessment information)
• Use the Referencing Legal Sources.pdf (in the Assessment information folder on Moodle) to cite case law and legislation as sources of evidence and to list them in a reference list. Use the APA Guide to cite professional standards and to list them in a reference list.
Marking Criteria – Assignment 2
HD D C P F
Structure 20% Excellent presentation of assignment with inclusion of all correct components, double line spaced, 12-point font, page numbers, well-structured academic abstract and a title page. Consistently accurate with spelling, grammar and paragraph structure Well presented assignment, double line spaced, 12 point font, page numbers, concise abstract and a title page,
1 or 2 errors in spelling, grammar or paragraph structure. Well presented assignment, double line spaced, 12 point font, page numbers, abstract and a contents page, 3 or 4 consistent errors with spelling, grammar or paragraph structure Adequate assignment presentation, double line spaced with 12-point font. No abstract or contents page included or page numbers, 4 to 7 consistent errors with spelling, grammar or paragraph structure. Poorly presented assignment. Double spacing not used. 12-point font not used. No Abstract or title page included. Many inaccuracies in spelling, grammar or paragraph structure.
Clear and succinct introduction that introduces the topic and outlines the direction of the paper. Clear and appropriate introduction that introduces the topic and outlines the direction of the paper. Appropriate introduction that introduces the topic and outlines the direction of the paper. Introduction is apparent although consists only of a list of the contents of the paper. Topic not clearly introduced. No recognisable introduction. The topic is not introduced and/or there is not direction offered in respect of the paper.
Organisation and structure is clear and easy to follow. Content is clearly relevant to the topic, the approach clearly and comprehensively addresses the topic and the argument proceeds logically. Well linked to supporting literature. Organisation and structure is clear. Content is relevant to the topic, the approach clearly addresses the topic and the argument proceeds logically. Supportingliterature is usedappropriately. Organisation and structure is appropriate. Content is appropriate and addresses the topic and the argument for the most part proceeds logically. Minimal omissionsin links tosupporting literature. Organisation and structure allows misinterpretation of the meaning of the content. Content addresses the topic the argument is at times repetitive or lacks cohesion. Frequent omissionsin links tosupporting literature. Organisation and structure detract from the meaning of the content. Content is irrelevant and or does not address the topic. There is a lack of cohesion. Little to no links to supportingliterature
Referencing 20% Consistently integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations. Generally integrates up-to date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations with 1 or 2 exceptions.
Frequently integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations, with 3 or 4 exceptions.
Occasionally integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations, with 5 or 6 exceptions.
Fails to or infrequent attempts (>7 errors) to integrate up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations
Consistently accurate with in-text referencing. 1 or 2 consistent in-text referencing errors identified
3 or 4 consistent in-text referencing errors identified.
3 or 4 inconsistent in-text referencing errors identified.
Referencing is not consistent with APA style. Many inaccuracies with in-text referencing
A minimum of 10 references used including 5 journal articles as well as relevant books and web sties. A minimum of 9 references used including 4 journal articles as well as relevant books and web sties. A minimum of 8 references used including 4 journal articles as well as relevant books and web sties. A minimum of 7 references used including3 journal articles as well as relevant books and web sties. The required number of 7 references not used journal articles not sourced. Web sites not used.
Reference list appears in alphabetical order and fully adheres to reference list presentation guidelines APA style. Reference list appears in alphabetical order and consistently adheres to reference list presentation guidelines APA style. Reference list appears in alphabetical order and frequently adheres to reference list presentation guidelines APA style Reference list appears in alphabetical order and occasionally adheres to reference list presentation guidelines APA style Reference list appears in not alphabetical order and does not adhere to reference list presentation guidelines APA style

Discussion 60% Strong understanding of application of elements of negligence as they relate to newspaper report is evident based on detailed presentation of area and synthesis with relevant literature. Concrete links to course terms and concepts with supporting definitions that are seamlessly included.
Clear understanding of application of elements of negligence as they relate to newspaper report is evident based on attempts to detail each area and some effective synthesis with relevant literature. Strong use of links to course terms and concepts with supporting definitions that are included. A somewhat clear understanding of application of elements of negligence as they relate to newspaper report is evident based on attempts to largely detail each topic area and some effective comparison with relevant literature. Frequent links to course terms and concepts with supporting definitions that are included. Some understanding of application of elements of negligence as they relate to newspaper report is evident based on a somewhat descriptive attempt to detail each topic area with some comparison with literature. Some links to course terms and concepts with supporting definitions are included. Little to no understanding of application of elements of negligence as they relate to newspaper report is evident based on a descriptive presentation with little to no comparison with literature. Little to no links to course terms and concepts and/or little to no definitions included.
Strong understanding of mandatory reporting requirements to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in relation to the newspaper report is evident based on detailed presentation of area and synthesis with relevant literature. Concrete links to course terms and concepts with supporting definitions that are seamlessly included. Clear understanding of mandatory reporting requirements to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in relation to the newspaper report is evident based on attempts to detail each area and some effective synthesis with relevant literature. Strong use of links to course terms and concepts with supporting definitions that are included. A somewhat clear understanding of mandatory reporting requirements to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in relation to the newspaper reportis evident based on attempts to largely detail each topic area and some effective comparison with relevant literature. Frequent links to course terms and concepts with supporting definitions that are included. Some understanding of mandatory reporting requirements to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in relation to the newspaper reportis evident based on a somewhat descriptive attempt to detail each topic area with some comparison with literature. Some links to course terms and concepts with supporting definitions are included. Little to no understanding of mandatory reporting requirements to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in relation to the newspaper reportis evident based on a descriptive presentation with little to no comparison with literature. Little to no links to course terms and concepts and/or little to no definitions included.


 

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