Distinguish the transformation in skill acquisition from novice to expert.

NRSG367: TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING- AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY – Nursing Assignment

1. Distinguish the transformation in skill acquisition from novice to expert. 
2. Analyse the major theoretical foundations of leadership and teamwork skills in nursing. 
3. Explain clinical governance in relation to nursing practice 
4. Apply communication theory, conflict resolution and negotiation skills to challenging interactions and situations in nursing practice. 
5. Assess and effectively utilise information technology within health care contexts. 
6. Apply the skills and attitudes of self-directed, reflective learning in setting and meeting your current and future learning needs. 
7. Evaluate selected models of care in relation to the needs and safety of health care consumers across the lifespan. 
8. Synthesise evidence to support proposals for innovation and change to enhance service delivery and improve health outcomes. 
9. Debate the legal and ethical implications of advocacy in professional nursing practice.

Q

Frank, a widower, had a serious stroke and is no longer capable of caring for himself. He has three sons, all of whom live in different states. Because they are unable to care for Frank in their homes, his sons have placed him in a nursing home equipped to provide medical and nursing care. Total nursing home expenses amount to $36,000 per year. Of this amount, $15,000 is directly attributable to medical and nursing care. Frank’s Social Security benefits are used to pay $10,000 of the nursing home charges. He has no other income. His sons plan to split the remaining medical expenses equally.

a. What portion of the nursing home charges is potentially deductible as a medical expense?

b. Can you provide Frank’s sons with a tax planning idea for maximizing the deduction for his medical expenses?

 

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