Before commencing this assessment, it is expected that you have completed the EdCan Online Learning Module on Colorectal Cancer, as per the links in your Assessment Guide. While you are not required to have completed each and every ‘Learning Activity’; at a minimum, you must have viewed the Videos relevant to John’s Case Study, and read through the ‘After Active Treatment’ section (Section 4: Have the best treatment and support between and after active treatment. Scenario: John is currently receiving his last cycle of adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer. As the Cancer Care Coordinator at this hospital, you will be meeting with him to provide education with regards to his discharge and self-management plan following the end of his active treatment. Task: In preparation for your meeting with John, you are to develop a discharge and self-management plan for discussion with him. Before discussing the plan with John and his family, you are to consider the principles of communication and outline strategies that will facilitate effective education about his discharge and self-management plan. Identify the criteria you will use to evaluate the success of your education in this case study. IMPORTANT: In this scenario your task is to discuss a plan with John and his wife. This means that they must be given an opportunity to have input into this and co-create an individualised plan – in partnership with you; it is after all, John’s plan for his own self-management. As this nurse, your key health promoting role is to support his self-management by helping to build health literacy and selfefficacy, applying effective communication and theoretical models for health behavior change. Remember that, while you may draft up a ‘recommended’ plan prior to meeting with John and his wife (eg. Changing specific behaviours to minimise risk factors for cancer recurrence and/or build protective factors), your approach to education/communication/planning in this assessment should demonstrate your understanding of how and why self-management needs to be supported and facilitated through collaboration. You should apply the relevant concepts covered throughout the semester in this case study context. • DO NOT use sentences/paragraphs copied and pasted from the EdCan (or other) website or journal articles – any content of this kind will not be marked as part of your assessment, and will be subject to further investigation with regards to academic dishonesty. • Follow the instructions provided in the Assessment Guide • Refer to the Assessment Rubric Criteria • Submit on time (there will be no exceptions) GOOD LUCK!!! 2 Frequently Asked Questions • Do I need to submit an assignment coversheet? Yes. Please use the template provided in Blackboard. Remember to use a minimum of 1.5 line spacing and font size 12. • Do I have to write the same number of words as stated under each section heading? No. Whilst these specific headings are required, the corresponding [words] are suggested as a guide. • What referencing style do we use? How many references are expected? Please refer to your Assessment Guide, as these details are already provided there. • How recent do cited references need to be? The Assessment Guide states that references should be within the last 10 years. If you cite a particular theoretical model (eg. Health Belief Model) that is older than 10 years, this will be accepted as long as the reference source is published by the actual theorist/author. • Did John require a stoma following his surgical treatment? No, you do not need to incorporate education or planning for John in relation to stomal therapy. • Do I have to write this paper as an essay – even though it is about a case study, and can I add additional tables or images as Appendices? Yes, you are required to write this paper in an essay format. There is no requirement for additional tables or appendices; there is no penalty for doing so either – as long as you refer to these and the appropriateness of the source is justified and synthesised into your academic writing. • Can I write my essay using first person or does it have to be written in third person? Academic writing is generally not written in first person unless it is a reflective paper. However, you may write this paper using first person – so long as this is consistent throughout, and only where you write in a way that remains formal and avoids the use of subjective/reflective terms such as ‘I think’ or ‘I feel’.