To successfully complete this assessment you are required to write an essay in which you address the following points (Hoffmann, Bennett, & Del Mar, 2013, p. 311).
Describe what clinical practice guidelines are, their uses and their limitations (200 words).
Explain the major steps that are involved in developing guidelines (400 words)
Appraise the quality of the key recommendations of one (1) of the following clinical practice guidelines (2000 words):
NHMRC (2013) Management of overweight and obesity in primary care. Retrieved from https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/n57b_obesity_guidelines_summary_guide_131219.pdf
McDermott, B. et al. (2010). Clinical practice guidelines: Depression in adolescents and young adults. Retrieved from https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/ext0007_cp_guideline_depression_adolescents_young_beyondblue.pdf
Discuss the issues related to the use of guidelines including legal considerations (200 words)
Provide an overall opinion (based on evidence) on the place of evidence based practice in your specific health care profession (200 words).
The essay will present a coherent argument sustained by logic and evidence.
The above assessment is from your recommended text objectives Chapter 13, pg. 311. Therefore you may find it useful to read this chapter as a starting point for this assessment task.
Essay format and use of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition referencing guide available from the CDU Library at: http://www.cdu.edu.au/library/downloads/pdf/APA6thOct2014.pdf
There are both general & specific assessment criteria. The General criteria are based on a grading matrix available under assessment information for the student’s specific specialty. This grading matrix will assess your assessment response by allocating 90% of your overall mark to the content (e.g. comprehension of main concepts/definitions, use of appropriate literature, insight into evidence based practice), & 10% of the overall mark will be allocated to legibility, referencing, spelling and grammar. The Specific criteria (marking guide) is available under assessment information on the unit’s Learnline site.