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All information is to be interpreted and restated in your own words demonstrating
your ability to interpret, understand and paraphrase material from your sources.
? All resources used for this assessment should be from quality, reliable and reputable
journals relevant to nursing practice and the Australian health care industry.
? All sources must be dated between 2012-2022
? A minimum of 10 Peer-reviewed journal articles and/or evidence-based practice
guidelines cited in your Assignment.
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? In clear, coherent Australian English that demonstrates progression towards the
standard for written communication for professional nursing practice in Australia.
? Using appropriate professional terminology.
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? Unless otherwise indicated, no acronyms, abbreviations and/or nursing jargon.
? Unless otherwise indicated, grammatically correct sentences and topic paragraphs
are required.
? No more than 10% over or under the stated word count. Marking will cease at the
10% over mark.

? Answer the 4 short answer questions using the information from the scenario. An
essay format is not required.
? The worded questions, used as headings are NOT included in the word count.

Task Instructions
John is a 65-year-old man who lives in a rural area of Australia. John is a farmer and is
reluctant to go to the doctor as it takes time out of his busy day on the farm. John will only
engage in community health care if his wife drives him a 3-hour return trip once a fortnight
to see the local nurse and doctor. John has developed co-morbidities and has had a hospital
admission in the past 12 months for pneumonia, palpitations, and complications of
diabetes. John often forgets to fill his prescriptions and therefore often goes days without
taking it.
John has been airlifted and admitted to a larger rural hospital after a fall, from his tractor,
and he was found unconscious. The hospital that has admitted John has a combination of
digital health programs (pathology, radiology) and paper-based systems. John has been
reluctant to use the My Health Record due to concerns about who can access his
information. The lack of information on his arrival causes delays in her treatment. It takes
John?s wife 4 hours to drive to the hospital.

1. Discuss and evaluate the general use of digital health technology such as My Health
Record and other electronic health databases which are used in healthcare.

2. Discuss the legal and ethical requirements of the registered nurse, when accessing
digital health information.

3. How can digital health technology improve John?s health outcomes? Provide some
examples of Digital health technology, that would support Johns medical conditions.
Address any factors that may impact upon the uptake of digital healthcare.

4. How can you, as a Registered nurse, ease the concerns that John might have
regarding confidentiality and accessing personal information. What information
would you provide him?

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