I'm a return to mental health nursing student starting at Southampton in March. I've to submit an essay on one of the 6 c's and discuss why I think it's importance to me in relation to contemporary nursing. I've chosen communication and done my research. It's only 500 words. Where im finding it tricky is keeping the focus small, they've asked for this and also some analysis the pros and cons. It's been years since I did an essay so any advice on what they are looking for would be appreciated. My current essay is going to be far too long and probably focused to much on different forms of communication. Thanx for any help.
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- 07-01-2017 18:47
- 07-01-2017 20:03
It's best to work out how you learn.
I usually do spider diagrams or mind maps.
Look at what communication is. Why it's important and what is the function / purpose of communication.
Then look at that in relation to the 6cs and the code of conduct.
Ie nurses having a duty of candour etc. Communication means transparency and consent etc etc.
Just link it all back where you can.
And remember to keep to the point and always look st the question to keep you focused and stop you going off on a tangent!
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- 08-01-2017 10:57
If it's only 500 words I would concentrate on just one aspect of communication,
In your opening paragraph mention all aspects but tell the marker for the purposes of this essay you will be focusing on one, for example body language
By doing that you will have more words to be critical ie x (reference) explains that some body language is hard to read because etc etc. However x (reference) argued that etc etc.
500 words is such a small number so I feel your pain!
- 16-01-2017 11:28
500 hundred words pieces are really tough. I think the trick is to go ahead and write as much as you want. Don't worry about you word limit. Then, once you have written all you feel you want to write, be that 600 or 2500 words, cut it back. Most professors and markers are pretty good at their job. Where most people see 500 words, they can see all the words you didn't add. They can see that this is a well organised thought that has been summarized. Yes, they do have a specific range of responses they are looking for and I would suggest you keep it to an outline that shows you know a lot more than you are writing.
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