Nursing and Midwifery

 

This assignment is related to Nursing and communication

The essay question is discussing the communication between the nurse, patient and patients family. Please only use refrences that are between 2007-2012 and relevant journals. I have attatched to articles that i hope will help

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Assessment 3: Part B Essay (35%) Date Due: Week 10 – Monday 30th April 2012 by 1300hrs Length: 1200 words Overview In their professional practice, nurses need to communicate in many different ways. By the time you start this essay you will have learnt about how they might effectively do this as professional practitioners. This essay provides you with an opportunity to demonstrate your growing understanding of what it means to communicate effectively as a nurse. It also allows you to demonstrate your capacity to think critically about issues (i.e. to give consideration to context and / or other perspectives), organise ideas logically, and to write them down in a scholarly way. It is important, therefore, to develop your work beyond being descriptive. Details Present an essay (1200 words) that gives your response to the following question: According to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse (2006), nurses are required to “communicate effectively with individuals/groups to facilitate provision of care” (p. 7). Explain why it is necessary for a nurse to communicate effectively in their professional practice. Your explanation should take account of self-awareness and the effect of this on communication in relation to ONE of the following aspects: EITHER 1) Communication between the nurse, the patient and the patient’s family To prepare and write this essay effectively, you should ensure that it is: ? Well researched – you must refer to AT LEAST five (5) relevant, reliable and current sources to support your ideas. These sources may be accessed from any or all of the following: course readings, relevant electronic databases such as CINAHL and MEDLINE, and / or library shelves. ? Logically structured – you should organise your response following the conventional essay format that comprises an introduction, a body and a conclusion. In the introductory paragraph (about 10%), introduce which aspect you will…

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Care Clinic Improvement Project

 

Meso Level Leadership Assignment: Care Clinic Improvement Project: Assignment Guidelines with Scoring Rubric Purpose: Care Clinic Scenario: The Executive Team of Care Clinic prides itself in the care that is provided to the community of Summerville, Florida. The Clinic is known for holistic approach to the individuals served at the clinic as well as presenting various community outreach programs. Annually, the Executive Team of Care Clinic reviews the client satisfaction benchmark results related to client service and quality indicators. The scores have substantially decreased in the past 12 months in the categories of client satisfaction and quality care. To assist in understanding the quality issues related to client care occurring within the Care Clinic, you are provided with two videos of client situations that have been recorded using Second Life. You are also required to enter Second Life to observe actions and conversations occurring within the Care Clinic. When viewing the videos and participating within the Care Clinic located in Second Life, consider yourself to be the manager and identify quality care issues consistent with decreasing client satisfaction scores. From your leadership perspective, determine how the declining benchmarks can be addressed and improved. Discuss the actions/changes that need to be implemented in order to improve the satisfaction scores and attained Care Clinic quality outcomes. The Care Clinic Improvement Project will need to be completed by the end ofWeek 6 of this course and requires that each of the following areas to be addressed. 1. Identify ONE satisfaction benchmark that you will be addressing and why this benchmark has been selected. Select the ONEclient satisfaction benchmark from the following list: a. Decrease in client satisfaction scores related to courtesy and friendliness of staff at the Care Clinic. b. Decrease in client satisfaction scores related to staff explaining discharge instructions in a manner that is understandable to the client/client. c. Decrease in the quality nursing care related to interventions provided to clients at the Clinic. 2. Describe the leadership dynamics related to how the improvement/change project will be managed. 3. Identify the change model that will be used in addressing the selected benchmark. 4. Describe the course of action/change. Course Outcomes Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to: CO #2: Analyze goal directed leadership actions that foster positive healthcare outcomes and effective processes at individual, community, and global healthcare settings. (MPH PO 7, MSN PO 2) CO #3: Develop personal and strategic communication modalities that foster negotiation, advocacy and positive work environments within diverse healthcare settings.(MPH PO 9, MSN PO 3) CO #5: Incorporate ongoing leadership character development, values and ethical principles into a living leader role that collaborates with and engages individuals, teams, agencies, and organizations locally as well as globally. (MPH PO 8, MSN PO 5) Due Date:Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 6 Total Points Possible: 200 REQUIREMENTS: Description of the Assignment The focus of the assignmentis to address decreasing benchmark scores regarding customer service or quality care with the use of leadership strategies and a change model. The following objectives will need to be addressed: 1. Provide an introductory paragraph and identify the benchmarkthat will be addressed for this assignment; the importance of this benchmark for the clinic’s stability; and why this benchmark has been selected. Select one benchmark from the following list: a. Decrease in customer service score related to courtesy and friendliness of staff at Care Agency, b. Decrease in customer service score related to staff explain my discharge instructions in a way that I understand, c. Decrease in quality care score linked to the interventions provided at the Clinic. 2. Identify why the low scores have been attained a. This can be a short paragraph following the introductory paragraph as to your leadership perspective as to why the low score occurred.Use your imagination and a systems approach as to why the low scores have been attained versus a blaming culture. There will be no right or wrong answer—however, it is crucial to identify why the problem has occurred to be able to move forward in addressing the problem area. 3. Describe the leadership dynamicsrelated to how the project will be managed, specifically incorporating the following strategies: a. The six values of the system leadership perspective; each value must be described. b. Strategic leadership foresight, visioning, partnering, and motivating c. Relationship based care 4. Identify the change model that will be used in addressing the problem area. a. Describe the elements of the change model. b. Describe how the change model is applicable for the customer service or quality indicator you have selected to improve for the Clinic’sstability. c. Describe your role as the leader in supporting the change process. d. What leadership skills will you utilize to lead the change effort? 5. Describe the course of action/change. a.Who needs to be involved in creating change: List the key stakeholders that need to be involved in this change project. b. Design the steps of the new process that will address the gaps and improve the problem area. 6. Conclusion a. Highlight the main points of this project—the focus, leadership strategies used to create change, the change model used, and the final action plan. Criteria for Format and Special Instructions 1. This assignment must be submitted to TurnItIn™, as required by the TurnItIn™ policy. A Similarity Index of “blue” or “green” must be obtained. A score in the blue or green range indicates a similarity of less than 24% which is the benchmark for CCN graduate nursing students. Any other level of similarity index level requires the student to revise the assignment before the due date and time. To allow sufficient time for revision, early submission of the assignment to TurnItIn™ is highly encouraged. The final submission will be graded by faculty. If a Turnitin™ report indicates that plagiarism has occurred, the Academic Integrity policy will be followed. 2. The paper (excluding the title page and references page) should be 8-10 pages. Points will be lost for not meeting these length requirement. 3. Font and sizes acceptable: 12 point Times New Roman or 11 point Arial. 4. Use of the following subheadings to organize the content of your paper: Leadership Dynamics Change Model Course of Action Conclusion 5. The textbooks required and lesson content for this course may not be used as a reference for this assignment. 6. The use of a dictionary is not allowedfor this assignment. 7. A minimum of 6 (six) scholarly references must be used. Scholarly references need to be current, 5-8 years or less (anonymous authors or web pages are not acceptable). 8. Title page, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section or topic of the paper. 9. Ideas and information that come from readings must be cited and referenced correctly. 10. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual. 11. Past tense verbs are used when presenting information from published resources.

 

 
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Nursing 18200 Theory Application and Evaluation Assignment

 

Nursing 18200 Theory Application and Evaluation Assignment

Please answer the following questions. Note the space constraints. In total this paper should not exceed three and a half pages.

1. In class we have spent time discussing the “Art of Nursing” and what it means in the application of nursing practice.

How would you, as the nurse, apply the “Art of Nursing” to the following situations? Write a paragraph for each scenario.

a. A mother who has delivered a stillborn child

b. A patient who has just been told he has cancer

c. A family who is unsure whether or not to place a loved one in an extended care facility

2. In class we have heard and discussed many nursing theories and their application to nursing practice. You are also now hearing about nursing diagnoses. After reading each diagnosis and provided nursing interventions, choose a theory that you think would work the best in addressing the problem. Explain why you think it is the best fit. No more than 1 page per diagnosis

a. NANDA nursing diagnosis: Sleep deprivation

Suggested Outcome: Rest and sleep

Nursing interventions:

Keep environment quiet for sleeping

Consider the use of ear plugs

Encourage the client to use soothing music to facilitate sleep

Which theory do you think would work best for a client with this diagnosis, outcomes, and these interventions? Type you answer below. Explain why you think it is the best fit.

b. NANDA nursing diagnosis: Caregiver Role Strain

Suggested outcomes: Caregiver emotional health

Nursing interventions:

Assess for care giver role strain

Screen at frequent intervals

Assess for signs of depression2

Help caregiver find personal time

Which theory do you think would work best for a client with this diagnosis, outcomes, and these interventions? Type you answer below. Explain why you think it is the best fit.

 

 
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Addressing Bias Guidelineswith Scoring Rubric Purpose In today’s current healthcare settings, the increasing diversity,

 

Assessment 2: Addressing Bias Guidelineswith Scoring Rubric Purpose In today’s current healthcare settings, the increasing diversity, globalization, and expanding technologies produce complex ethical pressures that influence nursing practice and practice outcomes. To be effective in amaster’s-prepared advanced nurse practice role it is important to understand personal values, beliefs, strengths, and limitations. The purpose of this assessment is to promote introspective reflection related to implicit and/or explicit personal biases. Students will develop a plan to reduce bias and promote personal and professional growth. Course Outcomes Through this assessment, the student will meet the following Course Outcomes. CO1: Examine roles and competencies of master’s-prepared nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of safe and quality care. (POs 1,2,3, and 10) CO2: Apply concepts of person-centered care to nursing practice situations. (POs 1,6, and 7) Total Points Possible This assessment is worth 75 points. Due Date Submit your file(s) by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 3. Requirements Criteria for Content Complete a self-inventory on personal biases you hold. The biases might be implicit or explicit. 1. In a one-page summary, address the following. a. Identify your selected specialty track (education, executive, family nurse practitioner, healthcare policy, or nursing informatics). b. Discuss how biases can impact outcomes in selected nursing practice settings. c. Identify personal biases and attitudes toward people with various cultural, gender, sexual orientation, age, weight, and religions that are different than your own. d. Select one bias that you have. e. Develop one strategy to reduce this bias. Preparing the paper Submission Requirements Application: Use Microsoft Word 2013™ to create the written assessment. Length: The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) is at maximum one page. A minimum of two (2) scholarly literature references must be used. Submission: Submit your files: Last name_First initial_Assessment 2_Addressing Bias Best Practices in Preparing the Project The following are best practices in preparing this project. 1. Review directions thoroughly. 2. Follow submission requirements. 3. Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are included. 4. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing. 5. Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used. 6. Ideas and information that come from scholarly literature must be cited and referenced correctly. 7. A minimum of two (2)scholarly literature references must be used. 8. Abide by CCN academic integrity policy.

Assessment 3: Area of Interest PowerPoint Presentation Guidelineswith Scoring Rubric Purpose The process for affecting positive change to improve practice outcomes can start with either the identification of an area of interest or the identification of a potential or existing practice problem. Selecting an area of interest helps to define a direction of further inquiry. Areas of interests can be categorized as concepts or topics. A concept is generally a broader interpretation; whereas a topic is a more specific or narrow focus of an area of interest. The purpose of this assessment is for students to identify and discuss an area of interest specific to their selected specialty track. Course Outcomes Through this assessment, the student will meet the following Course Outcomes. CO1:Examine roles and competencies of master’s-prepared nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of holistic, safe, and quality care. (POs1,2,3, and 10) CO3: Analyze essential skills needed to lead within the context of complex systems (POs1,2,3,8, and 11) CO4: Explore the process of scholarship engagement to improve health and healthcare outcomes in various settings. (POs 4,5, and 9) Total Points Possible This assessment is worth 150 points. Due Date Submit your file(s) by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 5. Requirements Criteria for Content Review literature or reflect on an experience that is related to common concepts and topics specific to your identified specialty track. Information on common topics for specific specialty tracks is located in Course Resources.. Reflect on an area of passion that facilitated your specialty track selection. 1. In a PowerPoint Presentation, address the following. a. Introduction to presentation b. Explain the importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and profession. c. Discuss a model for developing an evidence-based project. i. Include illustration of model d. Identify specialty track and reasons for selecting this area of study. e. Introduce area of interest i. Discuss what is known about the concept or topic. ii. Provide common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature. f. Provide a recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest. i. Identify internal factors that have the potential to influence the change. ii. Identify external factors that have the potential to influence the change. g. Identify two AACN Master’s Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest addresses. h. Conclusion to presentation i. Provide references Preparing the paper Submission Requirements Application: Use Microsoft Word 2013™ to create the PowerPoint presentation. Length: The PowerPoint presentation must be 12 total slides (excluding title and reference slides). Speaker notes are used and include in-text citations when applicable. A minimum of four (4) scholarly literature references must be used. Submission: Submit your files. Best Practices in Preparing the Project The following are best practices in preparing this project. 1. Review directions thoroughly. 2. Follow submission requirements. 3. Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are included. 4. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing. 5. Review the Creating a Professional Presentation located in Course Resources. 6. Ideas and information that come from scholarly literature must be cited and referenced correctly. 7. A minimum offour (4) scholarly literature references must be used. 8. Abide by CCN academic integrity policy.

 

 
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