Analyse a concept which is significant to nursing as a discipline
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Concept Paper: Assessment 2 (2500 Words)
• Assessment 2: Concept Paper
• Weighting: 50%
• Word count/duration: 2500 Words
• Due Date: Wednesday 29 May by 11.59 PM
• Aim of assessment
• This assessment item gives students the opportunity to choose and analyse a concept that they see as significant to their nursing practice in particular and to the discipline of nursing in general.
• Using Walker and Avant’s (2011) concept analysis method, analyse a concept which is significant to nursing as a discipline and is relevant to your area of nursing practice. ( Note: Walker & Avant 2011 available on 400774 vUWS site :Reading 2.6 in Readings & Resources menu on vUWS & in Assessment Zone-Assessment 2 Link on vUWS)
• Introduce the concept and give adequate rationales for your choice
• Justify the use of the concept analysis method for the current analysis of the concept
• Analyse the concept using Walker & Avant’s (2011) 8 step concept analysis method
• Critically evaluate how well the theoretical and research literature addresses the concept
• Critically evaluate the actual or potential implications for nursing in relation to this concept
(400774 Learning guide 2019, p. 9)
Students are strongly advised to see resources on the unit’s views site including Walker and Avant (2011, Chapter 10 –Essential Reading 2.6) as well as published examples of concept analysis papers available on the unit VUWS site (see Module 2 Readings and Assessment 2 –Link for resources
See Module 2 Readings including:
• Reading 2.5 • Textbook
• Meleis, A. I. (2018, Chapters 10, 14. 15). Theoretical nursing: Development and progress (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
• Reading 2.6
• Walker, L. O., & Avant, K. C. (2011). Strategies for theory construction in nursing (5th ed., pp. 157179). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education Inc. • Reading 2.7
• Garcia-Dia, M. J., DiNapoli, J. M., Garcia-Ona, L., Jakubowski, R., & O’Flaherty, D. (2013). Concept analysis: Resilience. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 27, 264-270.
• Reading 2.8
• Brush, B. L., Kirk, K., Gultekin, L., & Baiardi, J. M. (2011). Overcoming: A concept analysis. Nursing Forum, 46 (3), 160-168.
• Reading 2.9
• Goodnite, P. M. (2013) Stress: A concept analysis. Nursing Forum, 49 (1), 71-74.http://exquisiteessaywritings.com/blog/
Note re student directions
• The work is to be structured as a formal essay, with a relevant introduction, body of work and conclusion, however, headings and subheadings may be used.
• The assessment task as set must be adequately and appropriately addressed.
• There must be clear identification and evidence of understanding of major issues, with evidence of critical examination of issues, including sound arguments and positions adequately supported by academic literature as appropriate and required.
• The work is to conform to the conventions of academic writing, with logical flow of ideas, clarity and conciseness of expression, non-discriminatory use of language, and consistently accurate spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph construction.
• You are required to have at least five (5) recent (i.e. from 2014) references from peer-reviewed academic journals, preferably from nursing journals. All sources of information must be adequately acknowledged by correct and complete referencing. References must be: in the APA style, adequately and correctly given, both in text and in the final reference list, and in strict accordance with the Western Sydney University (2016) American Psychological Association referencing style guide. Available from: