Care Planning Processes in Healthcare Practice

HND Assignment Brief
Session: February 2022

Programme title Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in HealthCare Practice
Unit number & title Unit 20 Care Planning Processes in Healthcare Practice
Unit Level and Credit
Value
Level 5 Credit Value 15
Assessor (s) Mr Uchenna Umezurike
Issue Date 09 March 2022
Final assignment
submission deadline
06-11 June 2022
Late submission
deadline
13-18 June 2022
The learners are required to follow the strict deadline set by the
College for submissions of assignments in accordance with the
BTEC level 4–7 submission guidelines and College policy on
submissions.
Resubmission deadline TBA
Feedback Formative feedback will be available on ICON VLE during the
semester. Final feedback will be available within 2 weeks of the
assignment submission date.

 

General
Guidelines
The work you submit must be in your own words. If you use a
quote or an illustration from somewhere you must give the source.
Include a list of references at the end of your document. You must
give
all your sources of information.
Make sure your work is clearly presented and that you use correct
grammar.
Use a word processor and its “spell-checker”.

 

Internal verifier Dr Oluwatosin Alo
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the brief) *
Date 02/03/2022

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ICON College of Technology and Management
BTEC HND in Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care)
Unit 20: Care Planning Process in Healthcare Practice (L5)
Session: February 2022
Coursework
Recommended Word limit: 3,500 words
This Unit will be assessed by assignment with evidence of a report, case studies
with care plan/ witness testimony and self-reflection are required
Avoid unprofessional language when writing the assignment (e.g., old people)
You are strongly advised to read the brief before writing the assignment.
Discuss with your lecturer to know the evidence for this assignment that can also
contribute to your PLAD portfolio
Use pseudonyms to protect confidentiality
The unit is divided into parts 1& 2
Part 1 (LO1) – Report
LO1 Examine the influence of theoretical models and methods of assessment and
planning in practice in the workplace.
Scenario:
You are working as a senior carer in a healthcare setting. The staff team have recently
been reviewing their care plans and the approaches they use in making assessments of
needs. Your role is to help the team develop a more appropriate care planning procedure
that will deliver a quality health care. Therefore, the manager has asked you to produce a
report
What to do:

Compare the different models of assessment and their implementation in
healthcare
Discuss the application of theoretical perspectives to the care planning process in
a healthcare setting.
Review how the legislative and regulatory framework that supports equality and
diversity is reflected in the assessment and care planning process
Evaluate the influence of different theoretical perspectives on models of planning
and assessment used in the workplace.

Part 2 – Case studies, witness testimony and report
LO2 Implement care plans in the workplace to meet desired outcomes for individuals
LO3 Review the challenges and benefits of planning person-centred care in the workplace

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LO4 Reflect upon the impact of the planning of care on practitioners, individuals, family
and carers in relation to own practice
Scenario:
Whilst on a work placement, you are required to contribute to assessments and
development of care plans. You will be assessed based on your contribution to planning
and implementation of care plans in the setting, and how you completed a self-review of
your practice.
There are 3 parts to this activity where you would be required to create two real life case
studies where you would create a care plan that would be implemented to meet the
desired outcome of your service users or individual. After doing these two records of
observations of your practice in promoting individual’s holistic care where you would
review the challenges and benefits of planning a person – centred care in the workplace.
Finally, a reflective account addressing the impact of the planning of care on practitioners,
individuals, carers in relation to own practice.
1. Two real-life
case studies that evidence your contribution to the care planning
process and use of care plans in your workplace setting. You need to show
evidence of a care plan you have used or been involved. (Please
anonymise all
personal details) Your submission can include any other work products that
evidence your contribution (Care plan).
2. Two
records of observation of your practice in promoting an individual’s holistic
wellbeing through effective communication when implementing plans of care in
your workplace (Witness testimony)
3. A critically
reflective account that reviews of the care planning process and your
provision of person-centred care, including the challenges faced in developing
care plans that meet the needs of individuals and their required outcomes. Your
review should be summative and suitably referenced. It should relate to personal
development of ideas and experiences but should be underpinned by relevant and
contemporary research (Report).
What to do
A. Develop two case studies of individuals in your care (please anonymise all
personal details) to provide a critical review of the challenges of developing care
plans to meet the needs of the individual. Provide evidence of the care plan and
answer the following questions. – See Appendix 1 for sample

Discuss responsibilities and duties of own role in promoting person centred
care planning in reference to the individuals in the two case studies created
Demonstrate your own contribution to the care planning process and the
use of care plan in setting (evidenced from care plan or witness testimony)
Review the application of the risk assessment process in promoting
person-centred planning in own workplace
Critically review the challenges of developing care plans that meet the
needs of individuals and their required outcome.
Discuss the barriers to implementing care planning in the setting
Review the benefits of the use of care plans in ensuring the needs of the
individual are prioritised.

B. Two records of observation of your practice in promoting an individual’s holistic
wellbeing through effective communication when implementing plans of care in
your workplace (Witness testimony)- See Appendix 2

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Demonstrate your own contribution to the care planning process and the
use of care plan in setting (evidenced from care plan or witness testimony)
Demonstrate the promotion of an individual’s holistic wellbeing through
effective communication when implementing a plan of care in own
workplace (Witness testimony).
Review aspects of the care planning process in terms of its impact on the
individual, family and/or carers, including a discussion of how the individual
and their family have contributed to the evaluation of the care process
Explain the barriers to implementing care planning in the setting and
discuss the strategies used to overcome barriers to effective planning
Conclude with an overall review of the benefits of the use of care plans in
ensuring the needs of the individual are prioritised.
C. Reflective account
Provide a reflective account that review aspects of the care planning
process in terms of its impact on the individual, family and/or carers,
including a discussion of how the individual and their family have
contributed to the evaluation of the care process

Critically discuss the importance of team work and leadership in developing
supportive approaches for the individual and family in the planning of care
Critically reflect upon the planning process in relation to own practice in the
healthcare setting.

Please also include copies of the anonymised care plans and examples of
assessment tools used in your submission
The recommended word limit for each case study is 750 words, and 1,000-1500 words for
the review. Any material that is derived from other sources must be suitably referenced
using a standard form of citation. Provide a bibliography using the Harvard referencing
system.
You will not be penalised for exceeding the recommended word limits.
You should use a variety of different resources to help you achieve the assessment
criteria, including primary research and data, and these should be accurately referenced
within the work using the Harvard referencing method. For each written element, a
corresponding reference/bibliography page must also be included. You are expected to
limit yourself to + or – 10% of the word count, though you will not be penalised for
exceeding
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Relevant Information
To gain a Pass in BTEC HND Unit, you must meet ALL the Pass criteria; to gain a Merit, you must
meet ALL the Merit and Pass criteria; and to gain a Distinction, you must meet ALL the Distinction,
Merit and Pass criteria.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Pass Merit Distinction
LO1 Examine the influence of theoretical models and methods of
assessment and planning in practice in the workplace
D1 Evaluate the influence of
different theoretical perspectives
on models of planning and
assessment used in the workplace
P1 Compare the different models
of assessment and their
implementation in healthcare
P2 Discuss the application of
theoretical perspectives to the care
M1 Review how the legislative
and regulatory framework that
support equality and diversity is
reflected in the assessment and
care planning process

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planning process in a healthcare
setting
LO2 Implement care plans in the workplace to meet desired outcomes
for individuals
D2 Critically review the
challenges of developing care
plans that meet the needs of the
individual and their required
outcomes
P3 Discuss responsibilities and
duties of own role in promoting
person-centred care planning
P4 Demonstrate own contribution
to the care planning process and
use of care plans in the setting
M2 Demonstrate the promotion of
an individual’s holistic wellbeing
through effective communication
when implementing a plan of care
in own workplace
M3 Review the application of risk
assessment process in promoting
person-centred planning in own
workplace
LO3 Review the challenges and benefits of planning person-centred
care in the workplace
D2 Critically review the
challenges of developing care
plans that meet the needs of the
individual and their required
outcomes
P5 Discuss the barriers to
implementing care planning in the
setting
P6 Review the benefits of the use
of care plans in ensuring the needs
of the individual are prioritised
M4 Critically discuss the use of
strategies developed to overcome
any barriers to implementing care
plans
LO4 Reflect upon the impact of the planning of care on practitioners,
individuals, family and carers in relation to own practice
D3 Critically reflect upon the
planning process in relation to
own practice in the healthcare
setting
P7 Discuss the ways in which the
individual and family contributes
to evaluation of the care process
P8 Review aspects of the care
planning process and their impact
upon the individual, family and
carers
M5 Critically discuss the
importance of team work and
leadership in developing
supportive approaches for the
individual and family in the
planning of care

2. Guide to student
1. Preparation guidelines of the Coursework Document
a. All coursework must be word processed.
b. Any assignments submitted with TEXT BOXES will not be accepted.
c. Document margins must not be more than 2.54 cm (1 inch) or less than 1.9cm (3/4
inch).
d. Font size must be within the range of 10 point to 14 points including the headings
and body text (preferred font size is 11).
e. Standard and commonly used type face, such as Arial and Times New Roman,
should be used.
f. All figures, graphs and tables must be numbered.
g. Material taken from external sources must be properly referred and cited within the
text using
Harvard system
h. Do not use Wikipedia as a reference.
2. Plagiarism and Collusion
Any act of plagiarism or collusion will be seriously dealt with according to the College
regulations. In this context the definitions and scope of plagiarism and collusion are
presented below:

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Plagiarism is presenting somebody else’s work as your own. It includes copying
information directly from the Web or books without referencing the material; submitting
joint coursework as an individual effort.
Collusion is copying another student’s coursework; stealing coursework from another
student and submitting it as your own work.
Suspected plagiarism or collusion will be investigated and if found to have occurred will
be dealt with according to the College procedure
(For details on Plagiarism &
Collusion please see the Student Handbook).
3. Submission
a. Initial submission of coursework to the tutors is compulsory in each unit of the
course.
b. The student must check their assignments on
ICON VLE with plagiarism software
Turnitin
to make sure the similarity index for their assignment stays within the
College approved level. A student can check the similarity index of their assignment
up to
five times in the Draft Assignment submission point located in the home
page of the ICON VLE.
c. All Final coursework must be submitted to the
Final submission point into the Unit
(
not to the Tutor). The student would be allowed to submit only once and that is
the final submission.
d. Any computer files generated such as program code (software), graphic files that
form part of the coursework must be submitted as an attachment to the assignment
with all documentation.
e. Any portfolio for a Unit must be submitted as an attachment in the assignment
4. Good practice
a. Make backup of your work in different media (hard disk, memory stick, etc.) to
avoid distress due to loss or damage of your original copy.
5. Extension and Late Submission
a. If you need an extension for a valid reason, you must request one using an
Exceptional Extenuating Circumstances (EEC) form available from the
Examination Office and ICON VLE. Please note that the tutors do not have the
authority to extend the coursework deadlines and therefore do not ask them to
award a coursework extension. The completed form must be accompanied by
evidence such as a medical certificate in the event of you being sick, and should
be submitted to the Examination Office.
b. Late submission will be accepted and marked according to the College procedure.
It should be noted that late submission may not be graded for Merit and
Distinction.
c. All late coursework must be submitted to the
Late submission point into the unit
(
not to the Tutor) in the ICON VLE. A student is allowed to submit only once
and that is also treated as the final submission.
d. If you
fail in the Final or Late submission, you can resubmit in the
Resubmission window
.
6. Submission deadlines
Submission deadlines Online to the ICON VLE only
Final Submission date: 06-11 June 2022
Late Submission date: 13-18 June 2022
Glossary:
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Analyse: Break an issue or topic into smaller parts by looking in depth at each part.
Support each part with arguments and evidence for and against (Pros and
cons).
Compare: Identify similarities and differences
Critically Evaluate/Analyse: When you critically evaluate you look at the arguments for
and against an issue. You look at the strengths and weaknesses of the
arguments. This could be from an article you read in a journal or from a text
book.
Discuss: When you discuss you look at both sides of a discussion. You look at both sides
of the arguments. Then you look at the reason why it’s important (for) then you
look at the reason why it’s important (against).
Describe: When you give an account or representation of in words
Explain: When you explain you must say why it is important or not important.
Evaluate: When you evaluate you look at the arguments for and against an issue and
then make judgments based on a set of guidelines.
Identify: When you identify you look at the most important points.
Implement: Put into action/use/effect
Recommend: Suggest/put forward as being appropriate, with reasons
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Appendix 1: Health Care Plan
Appendix 2 Witness testimony:
Appendix 1
Example Healthcare Plan
This is for reference only. Students are expected to use the format, and adhere to the
requirements, of care planning/care plans in own workplace setting.

PATIENTS MEDICAL INFORMATION
Relevant conditions, diagnosis and latest test results:
Significant past medical history:
Current medication:
Date of planned review of medications:
Allergies:
KEY ACTION POINTS
For example: guidance on intervention/deterioration, unmet need to support patient (specify)
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION (if appropriate)
Other support services e.g. local authority support, housing
Identification of whether the person is themselves a carer (formal or informal) for another person
Anticipatory care plan agreed:
YES /NO/N/A
Anticipatory drugs supplied: YES / NO/ N/A
Emergency care and If yes, please specify outcome:
treatment discussed:
YES / NO
e.g.: cardiopulmonary resuscitation – has the patient agreed a DNR or
what treatment should be given if seizures last longer than x or y, etc.
Date of assessment: / / Date of review(s):
Any special communication considerations (e.g. patient is deaf or language communication differences):

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Any special physical or medical considerations (e.g. specific postural or support needs or information
about medical condition – patient needs at least x mgs of drug before it works, etc.):
SIGNATORIES (if appropriate and / or possible)
Patient signature:
Date:
Carer (if applicable) signature:
Date:
Named accountable GP signature:
Date:
Care Coordinator signature (if applicable):
Date:

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Appendix 2
Witness Statement
A witness statement is used to provide a written record of students’ performance
against targeted assessment criteria. Anyone in the placement who has witnessed
the skills being demonstrated can complete this witness statement. It can be
someone who does not have direct knowledge of the qualification, unit or evidence
requirements as a whole, but who is able to make a professional judgment about
the performance of the student in the given situation.
The quality of a witness statement is greatly improved, and enables the Assessor to
judge the standard and validity of performance against the grading criteria, if:
the witness is provided with clear guidance on the desirable characteristics
required for successful performance
the evidence requirements are present on the witness testimony (this may need
further amplification for a non-assessor)
the student or witness also provides a statement of the context in which the
evidence is set.
The witness statement does not confer an assessment decision. The Assessor must:
consider all the information in the witness statement
note the relevant professional skills of the witness to make a judgement of
performance
review supporting evidence when making an assessment decision
review the statement with the student to enable a greater degree of confidence
in the evidence
be convinced that the evidence presented by the witness statement is valid,
sufficient and authentic.
When a number of witnesses are providing testimonies:
it may be helpful to collect specimen signatures
all witness testimonies should be signed and dated by the witness
information of their job role/relationship with students should also be recorded.
These details add to the validity and authenticity of the testimony and the
statements made in it.

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Student name
Qualification Level 5 HND in Healthcare Practice
Unit number and
title
Unit: 20 Care Planning Processes in
Healthcare Practice
List the assessment criteria for which the activity provides evidence
Description of activity/skill witnessed
Workplace
Supervisor
Job role
* Workplace
Supervisor signature
Date
Student name
Student signature Date
Assessor name
Assessor signature Date

* All forms must be accompanied by a stamp from workplace or a letterhead to
authenticate the signature