Occupation English Test: Writing (Nursing)
READING: 5 MINUTES
WRITING: 40 MINUTES
Read the case notes below and complete the writing task which follows.
Zayed Mungguraki was treated for acute meningoencephalitis as a result of a complication following mumps. The patient was under your care at Children’s Emergency Department, Merton General Hospital.
- Address: 23 Braxton St, Jefferson
- Date of Birth: 12 June 2017
- Admitted: 29 September 2023
- Discharged: 09 October 2023
- Country of birth: Tanzania
- Diagnosis: Acute Meningoencephalitis
- Parents: Hadia and Abdulasis, a migrant couple, arrived in Australia in 2014.
- Abdulasis White Dove Meat Factory (shift worker);
- Hadia: Part-time house cleaner (for additional income)
- Accommodation: Recently moved to rental accommodation
- GP: No family doctor. Sibling: 3-year-old brother, Ali
- Kiswahili, Arabic. Interpreter needs: Abdulasis has good spoken English but has limited writing skills; learns English classes at an evening school.
- Hadia’s English is on survival level.
- Advice needed to increase income to support medical needs.
- Uncertainty about vaccines received by the children.
- Both parents claim there was a vaccination.
- Record lost. More uncertainty regarding vaccines for mumps.
- Fully recovered from mumps and acute meningoencephalitis.
- Will need advice on recommended vaccines for both children.
- Will need neurological check-up-schedule a regular check-up with the Child Health Service GP
Using the information in the case notes, write a letter to Charge Nurse, Community Child Health Service, 48 Johnson Street, Jefferson, requesting follow-up of the Munguraki family.
In your answer:
- Expand the relevant notes into complete sentences;
- Do not use note form
- Use letter format
The body of the letter should be approximately 180–200 words.