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NURS 1072: Foundations of Nursing Practice

Assessment 1

Please refer to your LearnOnline course site for assessment instructions

Assessment 1 consists of two parts: A and B 

This assignment has three main purposes:

1. To understand and critically analyse what 'person-centred care' means in the context of nursing practice. 

2. To complete a task using Generative AI with human evaluation of sources including their level of credibility, and application, ChatGPT and Bing, library databases, journal articles, and professional guidelines. This requires critical engagement with AI generated content and evaluation of its output. 

3. Demonstrate academic writing includng citing and referencing sources of information using APA 7 guidelines. 

After reading these instructions, please use the template to complete written responses Part A, no. 7 and Part B, questions 1-4. 

Using ChatGPT

  • Log into ChatGPT 3.5
  • If you have not already done so, create a free account with Open AI's ChatGPT: ChatGPT (
  • You may need to do this using an email address other than your UniSA-issued email address due to the email filtering system
  • Enter the prompt "What is person-centred care?" into ChatGPT

Search the Library Collection

Library Collection

Search the collection for your topic of interest i.e. "person-centred care". 

You can distinguish between 'Resource Types' under the 'Refine my results' menu on the right-hand side, as well as set a date range of interest. 


Plan your search

Before you start looking for information, use the following steps to plan your search:

  1. Define any words you are unsure of
  2. Identify the main ideas (key concepts) in the statement. These will form the foundation of your search
  3. Then consider alternative words (also known as synonyms) for your key concepts which you can also search for
Note: a table can be a useful strategy for organising key concepts and alternative concepts or synonyms

Example Topic: Discuss the role of the registered nurse in providing person-centred care

Key concepts
Alternative concepts

registered nurse

RN OR registered nurses OR RNs

person-centred care

 person-centered care OR person-focused care OR person-centric care

This table is not comprehensive, you will find more concepts as you begin to search.

Next, combine your terms with OR / AND / truncation *  / ("word + word" ) phrases

  • combine all the search terms for the same concept using OR
  • combine different concepts using AND
  • use "quotation marks" to keep phrases together

Example search strategy:

"registered nurs" OR  RN  (nurs*will find = nurse OR  nurses OR nursing)


"person-centered care" OR "person-centered care" OR "person-focused care" OR "person-centric care"

Watch the video below to learn more about how to plan your search:


Searching in Emcare is different to searching in the Library Collection.

1. Type your first concept and alternative words into the search box.
2. Uncheck the box labeled Map to Subject Heading.

3. Select Search.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for your next concepts.
5. Tick the boxes next to each of your concept lines.
6. Select Combine with AND.

7. Scroll down to see your results.

More useful databases:

Write your assignment

View the Student Engagement Unit's Study Help website for help writing your assignment, or to make an appointment with SEU staff.

Visit Assignments for information on paraphrasing in your work and how to integrate referencing.

See Writing styles at university for advice on reflective writing and encorporating references and literature support into your reflections. 

Compare and contrast information

Critical thinking & analysis

Critical thinking is an essential part of taking a scholarly approach to learning. It involves analysing and questioning information you receive to arrive at logical, well-reasoned conclusions.

The following resources will assist you in understanding and developing your critical thinking and analysing skills needed for your assignment:

Referencing support

Other referencing support tools: Referencing software (EndNote)

What do you do with all those references you have found? Use a bibliographic management software to store, organise and cite your references.

The Library supports the bibliographic management tool EndNote. There are also many free systems available.

EndNote Guide

Useful websites

Generative AI explained by UniSA Online

Using Artificial Intelligence (AI)

AI tools and apps can assist you with brainstorming, understanding key concepts, helping to improve the clarity of your writing etc. However, before you use AI tools it is important to understand how to use these responsibly and ethically in academic study, including their limitations and risks, and when it is not appropriate to use AI.

Use the below guides to learn how to use AI ethically and responsibly:

AI apps and tools

If you need help, just ask!

Navigate to the Ask the Library webpage. Navigate to the UniSA study help pals webpage. Navigate to the Studiosity webpage. Navigate to the Learning Advisors' webpage.
Contact: Ask the Library Ask: the Study Help PALs Use: Studiosity Talk to: Learning Adviser