Discuss 3 health promotion opportunities applicable
Assignment: Discuss the relevant health promotion opportunities applicable to the person/group of people within your
placement area taking into account the legal, ethical and policy context.
Choose 3 health promotion issues (such as nutrition: obesity/undernourishment, smoking, infection control, exercise,
alcohol) for your study.
Word Limit:2000 words (plus or minus 10%)
Firstly, choose a patient/client or group of clients in whose care you have been involved in. Then give some brief,
relevant background details about them with regard to their needs and the care given. This could relate to a ward, nursing
home, assisted living accommodation or nursery.
Within your assignment you must consider the issue of consent in relation to the patient/client or groups of clients.
Use your reading to help you develop your discussions and ensure that your work is referenced from current evidence and
Firstly, you will need to discuss how you gained consent from a person/group in whose care you have been involved. This
consent may come from the manager of the area.
You will then need to consider the legal framework that governs the context you have chosen eg. Nursery you would need to
include The Children Act (1989).
You also need to consider the ethical issues related to your case study. This could include confidentiality, storage of
client information, beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy and justice.
You also need to consider the policy context. In terms of an acute setting this might include reference to the Health and
Social Care Act (2012).
Remember that you will need to link your discussions about care to your wider reading and research. Try to think how the
theory you read relates to the practice you experience. Ensure that you use Harvard referencing in your text.
The aim of this assessment is to help you build on the work we have covered in the scenario focused sessions, your reading
and personal study, as well as to enable you to demonstrate achievement of the module learning outcomes. It should also
help you to develop your skills and knowledge in assessing and delivering care in practice. You should be able to see
change here in terms of where you were at the beginning of the first year and where you are now.
Your work must be original and must not be based on any other assessment you or someone else has completed. Your work will
also be checked using TURNITIN plagiarism software.
Please remember the issue of confidentiality. Nowhere in the essay should the person, ward, hospital or other setting be
identified. Permission must be obtained from the patient to use their case.
You should write your assignment so that you include reflection on practice, but this will need to be clearly linked with
discussions and points of view that have emerged from your reading. You will need to refer to this reading throughout your
text using the Harvard Referencing System.
Try and get as much discussion as possible going in your writing. Make sure that you support all of your discussions with
reference to your reading, as though we can all have views, in academic writing these must be supported with reference to
people who have written about them and who are viewed as experts in that field. By using what they say to support what we
say this gives our discussion/position strength and makes writing less subjective and more balanced.
Some guidance re: useful literature is contained in other parts of your module handbook. You should also use professional
databases to search for appropriate literature. Evidence from the literature to support and develop the points you make is
Remember to read around the literature first and then start to write the essay and not the other way around. Please ensure
that your sources are professionally orientated and please dont reference sources like Wikepedia or websites which are not
Please feel free to use pronouns such as I when you are reflecting on your practice but ensure that you return to using
third person writing when you are relating theory to practice or when you are discussing theoretical issues that have
emerged purely from your reading.
You can use side headings or you can write the assignment as one continuous piece of work; that particular decision is up
to you. Just remember to address the assessment guidelines and discuss, discuss, discuss. Your work should also be
beautifully presented and should be free of grammatical and spelling errors.
Introduce the case study briefly describe the type of practice setting and patients/clients (without breaking
State the 3 health promotion issues that you are going to focus on.
Provide a more detailed description of the type of practice setting and types of patients/clients using this service
(again without breaking confidentiality).
Provide a short account of your 3 chosen health promotion issues in relation to the placement.
Discuss how your 3 chosen health promotion issues are related to your patient/group.
Relate these issues to the literature.
Support your health promotion issues by relating to literature from the Department of Health and NICE guidance.
(450 on each issue)
Legal, ethical and policy context:
Discuss any relevant local and national policies relating to both your practice setting and to your chosen health
Discuss relevant ethical principles that relate to offering health promotion and education in this practice setting i.e.
Justice, Autonomy, Beneficence and Non-Maleficence