This assignment requires you to complete a nursing case study of 2500 words.
This assignment help assumes you have read your course outline. For full assessment details, please refer to your course outline.
The following resources may also be useful:
After watching the above video you can now start by identifying the concepts (main ideas) from your assignment topic prior to searching. Consider alternative words for these concepts which, together with the concept term, become your searchable keywords.
Prepare a best-practice care plan for teenage patients with type 2 diabetes
|Keywords||Synonyms and alternative concepts|
|type 2 diabetes||diabetes, diabetes mellitus, insulin-resistant diabetes, hyperglycaemia, high blood sugar, high blood glucose level|
|teenager||youth, adolescent, adolescence, teen, young adult, teenagers|
|plan of care||care plan, action plan, management plan|
Use the tools described in the video above to create an effective search.
|Line 1||"type 2 diabetes" OR "diabetes mellitus" OR "insulin-resistant diabetes" OR hyperglycaemi* OR "high blood sugar" OR "high blood glucose level"|
teen* OR youth OR adolescen* OR "young adult*"
|Line 3||"care plan" OR "plan of care" OR "action plan" OR "management plan"|
The Library Collection can be a useful starting point in locating quality information.
Use the Library Collection to find:
Journal articles are often found in databases.
Useful databases to search:
Database limits and filters
Database limits and filters may be applied to reduce your search results if you have too many. Some useful limits include 'English Language' or date. Note the following about using limits:
Using a limit only applies to the database you are currently searching. If you have selected more than one, only the results from the filtered database will display.
If the database is bibliographic (abstract) only – it won’t find any full-text. Using a full text limiter will therefore yield 0 results.
If you limit your results, there is always the potential that you could miss some important/useful research.
Articles from peer-reviewed journals are of high quality and can be used to support the argument that you are presenting. Articles in peer-reviewed journals must go through an evaluation process with experts in the field before being published. The term refereed is also used.
Watch the following video to learn more about scholarly sources.
You should critically evaluate all resources found to determine their appropriateness for your assignment. The video below explains more.
Visit the Student Engagement Unit's Study Help website for help writing your assignment, or to make an appointment with SEU staff.
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.