John Ryan is a 66 year old male with a history of chronic back pain related to spinal stenosis, and degeneration of the left hip. He has been reviewed in the Outpatient Pain Clinic on a monthly basis for the past 4 months, after a sudden increase in pain and changes in his level of activity. His pain specialist is concerned about his level of function at home and has referred John to the community nursing service for an initial assessment and review
NRSG366 Partnerships in Chronicity
Assessment 1: Information Sheet and Case Scenarios
For this assessment you are given a choice between two (2) case scenarios. The scenarios are your referral
Information and no additional information is available.
Each student is to select one (1) scenario on which to base their assessment. The completed assessment is
to be submitted through the appropriate turn-it-in drop box on the NRSG366 LEO site. The Assessment
One marking criteria in the unit outline is to be used to guide the preparation of this assessment.
When submitting your assessment, please do not use the scenario as part of your response.
The purpose of this essay is for students to present a
comprehensive discussion linking the health issues they identify
through a client assessment to the impact they have on the client
and their level of function in the community setting. It requires the
student to prioritise the health issues and to show analysis of the
complexity of care provision demonstrating critical reflection on