Activities of Living and Care Plan for a Patient with Clostridium difficile

You are the nurse looking after Mr James, an 82 year old male admitted to
the Medical ward with Clostridium difficile (C-Diff). He currently has
symptoms of watery diarrhoea, a temperature of 38.2
degrees Celsius
abdominal pain, sudden weight loss and loss of appetite. Mr James is also
complaining of lethargy.
Instructions: Structure your assignment so that it meets the following
1. Introduction. (approx 250 words). Serves as a map of the essay,
outlining to the reader the key points contained in the body of the work.
2. Discussion of Activities of Living (AoLs) related to the Case Study
Maintaining a Safe Environment, Eating and Drinking, Personal
Cleansing and Dressing, and Elimination (approx. 1500 words)
Discuss how the AoLs of Maintaining a Safe Environment, Eating and
Drinking, Personal Cleansing and Dressing and Elimination have been
altered for Mr James. Your answer must include the following:
An overview of how the four AoLs may be affected
How you would assess Mr James in relation to the four identified
How you would initially prioritise Mr James care needs and then
treat his symptoms
3. Nursing Care Plan. (approx 1000 words). Using the Nursing Care Plan
provided identify one issue related to each AoL (4 issues in total) that has
arisen from the case study. You are required to formulate a plan/goal for
improving each issue, identify strategies for meeting each plan/goal and
then discuss what evaluative measures will be taken to determine if each
plan/ goal was met.
4. Conclusion (approx 250 words, start a new paragraph). Summarise the
key points expressed in the body of the work, as well as the key learning
from your research.

– PLEASE REFER TO MARKING CRITERIA ATTACHED as file \”marking_criteria.jpeg\”.


-The criteria tends to the formatting style and referencing, so please use the Harvard Style. Please use this link which the university provides students for the strict referencing it requires for science essay papers:

This order follows a marking criteria (strict style that the university follows- Harvard). This style is some what different to other Universities.
Navigate to the UOW Harvard tab in the top left corner of the page and then use the menu from the left of the page, selecting the appropriate source.

Here are some examples:

***For Journal article with more than three authors***

– Enter the authors in the order they appear on the title page of the article.


Wattal et al. conclude that, \”[p]olitics in the United States has come a long way…\” (2010, p. 670).


\”We believe information systems can provide insight into…\” (Wattal et al. 2010, p. 670).


The candidates site \”stickiness\” is not determined by popularity (Wattal et al. 2010, p. 670).


Wattal, S, Schuff, D, Mandviwalla, M & Williams, CB 2010, Web 2.0 and politics: the 2008 U.S. presidential election and an e-politics research agenda, MIS Quarterly, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 669-688.


-Page Orientation: Portrait

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-Font: 12 point (Times New Roman or Palatino preferred)

-Spacing: 1.5 between lines and 3.0 for new paragraph (hit double return)

-Number all pages sequentially

-Comply with word limit (+ or – 10%)

-Use clear plain English: avoid jargon, cliches and made-up words

-Use abbreviations correctly

-Apply rules of English grammar

-Check syntax (sentence construction), spelling and punctuation before submitting work

-Be concise

-Use Harvard Referencing Harvard Referencing Guide (refer to link above)

-List references in alphabetical order on a separate page entitled \’References\’

– For journals (or any source similar) please do not forget to include page numbers for the in-text referencing (page range as well). Refer to the link above for respective the style guide.