Case Study UPTO 1,500 words

NO plagiarism


Related to the achievement of proficiency(s) during direct care involving meeting the needs of a person/family receiving care



Learning outcomes: your case study must address below ILOs


Choosing a case

Examples could be:





    avoid descriptive writing PLEASE









Assessment criteria













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Understanding the question: It is important to understand what the question is asking you to do. The ‘process word’ or instruction identifies this.  Below is a list of common ‘process words’:




Case study meeting criteria




The student addresses the question fully, including excellent summaries, critical analysis, synthesis and evaluation. At the higher end, the assignment may demonstrate originality and creativity.




A clear and convincing line of critical and evaluative argument is demonstrated throughout. A degree of originality and insight should also be

present, supported by evidence of wider reading, some of which goes beyond the recommended reading.



The entire work is clearly structured, addresses the topic authoritatively, is based on extensive and critically informed background reading, and is also succinct.





Demonstrates creativity and some originality in the selection and presentation of evidence.

Provides thorough critical analysis of seminal

work, and an informed knowledge of theoretical positions. All evidence cited is correctly referenced in the text as well as in the

References upto 25-35 IN TOTAL. AQA7 FORMAT

Appendices upto 5-8

The following table is a suggested (NOT RECOMMENDED) framework to present your case study and shows how your case study could relate to the proficiencies on which you have been assessed in practice or use internet NHS NURSING GUIDELINES


Word limit UPTO 1500 (State actual word count without references)


Possible framework         Guidance/ suggestions 
Introduction ·        State overall focus that it is a case study based on achievement of a proficiency(s) or that it concerns patients or clients for whom you have provided care.

·        Include statement of maintenance of confidentiality (NMC, 2018)


Set the scene


Patient details



·        Social history

·        Medical history (including physical/ psychological)

·        Significant events


·        Main issue

·        Relevant anatomy and physiology?

·        Any multi-morbidities?


****** Be succinct and only include details that are relevant to your case study

Assessment ·        Were any ‘tools’ of assessment used? Reference them!

·        How were skills of communication used with the patient/ client?

·        Was the patient/ client’s family/ carer involved?

·        How was the assessment recorded?


Planning of care ·        How was the care which was to be delivered, planned?

·        Did it involve collaboration with other members of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT)?

·        How was the plan of care recorded?


Lifestyle choices (where relevant) ·        Had the patient or client made certain lifestyle choices within their life course which may have contributed to their condition?

·        Were there opportunities for the patient/ client to consider or adopt other lifestyle choices?


Delivery of care ·        Was this straightforward or were there barriers to this?

·        Was this in the form of personal care needs?

·        Did the patient/ client require medication?

·        Did the patient/ client co-operate?


Evaluation of care  




·        State the main points gleaned from the case study.

·        Do not introduce new material.


Reference List

APA 7th Referencing