health care concerns and needs



Develop a 3–5-page report that explains how an organization serves the health care concerns and needs of a population. The report should identify gaps in the health care service, explain strategies to bridge the gaps, and describe potential barriers to those strategies.

Note: The assessments in this course build upon each other. You are strongly encouraged to complete them in sequence.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Explain the principles and concepts of disease prevention and health promotion for diverse and vulnerable populations.       
    • (IMPORTANT) Identify barriers to implementing evidence-based strategies to bridge gaps in the health care service provided by an organization to a vulnerable or diverse population.
  • Competency 2: Develop evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention initiatives for diverse and vulnerable populations.       
    • (IMPORTANT) Identify gaps in the health care service provided by an organization to a vulnerable or diverse population.
    • (IMPORTANT) Explain evidence-based strategies to bridge gaps in the health care service provided by an organization to a vulnerable or diverse population.
  • Competency 3: Apply basic epidemiological concepts, data analysis methods, tools, and databases to determine the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention initiatives for diverse and vulnerable populations.       
    • (IMPORTANT) Explain how a health care organization serves the primary health care concerns of a vulnerable or diverse population.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the health care professions.       
    • (IMPORTANT) Write content clearly and logically, with correct use of grammar, punctuation, APA formatting, and mechanics.

Assessment Instructions 


Now that your team has a better understanding of the population served by the organization, you need to evaluate how able the organization is to serve the specific health care needs of the population identified in the Windshield Survey assessment.

  • Use the Internet and the Capella library to locate at least three academic or professional resources to use in this assessment.
  • Follow the same formatting instructions that you used in the Windshield Survey assessment. Your assessment should be done as a report for your team, using APA formatting for in-text citations and references.


In your organizational evaluation, complete the following:

  • Describe the primary health concern for a vulnerable or diverse population.
  • Explain how the organization currently serves this health care concern. Be sure you include information on how the organization communicates to the population.
  • Identify gaps in the health care service provided to the population.
  • Explain evidence-based strategies to bridge the gaps in health care service provided to the population.
  • Identify any possible barriers to implementing your strategies.

Additional Requirements

  • Include a title page and reference page. The completed assessment should be 3–5 pages in length, not including the title page and reference page.
  • Reference at least three current scholarly or professional resources.
  • Use current APA format for citations and references.
  • Use Times New Roman font, 12 point.
  • Double space.

budgeting process of a health care institution.

This assignment will require you to consider several influences to the budgeting process of a health care institution. Here, you will review payer mix and other influences to revenue as you consider revenue factors for the budget.
Complete the following for this assignment:

For a health care organization of your choice (real or hypothetical), describe the type of organization, and determine the payer mix of patients served (percentage of Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, managed care, and private pay).

Take into consideration that reimbursement can be affected by the claims process, out-of-network payments, denials, audits, and legislation.

Assess the differences in health care budgeting as a result of these potential changes in the payer mix and payment methodologies as an outcome of the Affordable Care Act.

Take into consideration that while more patients may have insurance coverage, the out-of-pocket expenses will continue to create potential uncollectable liability.

 Evaluate how you would strategize to keep a balanced budget for all 12 months in a year using a flexible budget rather than a static budget and provide rationale and justification.
The body of the resultant paper should be 5–7 pages, not inclusive of the title and reference pages.
At least 6 relevant academic or professional references published in the past 5 years. 

information systems in healthcare


The purpose of this assignment is explore the assigned topic related to information systems in healthcare, research and analyze the topic, and describe how you will apply your new found knowledge to your nursing practice.


Topic for the focus of your paper is Robotics in Healthcare 


1. You are required to complete the form using the productivity tools required by Chamberlain University, which is Microsoft Office 2013 (or later version), or Windows and Office 2011 (or later version) for MAC. You must save the file in the “.docx” format. Do NOT save as Word Pad. A later version of the productivity tool includes Office 365, which is available to Chamberlain students for FREE by downloading from the student portal at (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Click on the envelope at the top of the page.

2. You are to research, analyze, and write an APA-formatted scholarly paper on Robotics in Healthcare.

3. Click on the APA template (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to complete this assignment.

4. Write an introduction that defines and describes the topic. Address what purpose the topic serves and how it impacts the delivery of healthcare in general and nursing care in particular.

5. Search for scholarly sources and relevant websites. Include a minimum of two scholarly sources. The course textbook does not qualify as a scholarly source. Cite all sources in the body of the paper and include them in the References list following proper APA formatting.

6. Provide one example of this topic. Describe the main features or aspects of the example with support from your sources. If you haven’t used this before, think of how this could benefit clinical practice.

7. Describe an experience where the topic impacted you personally, either when you were receiving healthcare or when you were providing nursing care. Relate one positive aspect or one negative aspect of this experience and how it could have been improved. If you haven’t used this before, think of how this could benefit clinical practice.

8. Write a conclusion that summarizes the topic, the purpose, and how your newfound insight will influence your nursing care.

9. Use the APA template above to develop your paper. Use APA formatting. Refer to the Publication manual of the APA, sixth edition. Review the various APA documents included in this course and the SSPRNBSN Student Success course that can help you with your writing. Take advantage of the tutoring services that are available to Chamberlain students for free.

10. The length of the paper should be a maximum of 5 pages, excluding the title page and the reference page. There should only be one small quote maximum in the paper. Citations should primarily include summary and restatement.


Hebda, T., Hunter, K., & Czar, P. (2019). Handbook of informatics for nurses and healthcare professionals (6th ed.). NY, NY: Pearson.

& two scholarly sources for references

summary and reflection

Read this article:

Use the APA paper template provided in the attachment to complete this assignment!

Complete a two-page summary and reflection on the article. The paper should be completed in APA format and include the following.  A cover page (not included in the page number requirement)  A reference page (not included in the page number requirement)  One direct quote from one of your references, appropriately cited in the body of your paper  One indirect quote (or paraphrased reference) appropriately cited in the body of your paper  Citations and references in APA format.

change proposal project components

In this assignment, students will pull together the change proposal project components they have been working on throughout the course to create a proposal inclusive of sections for each content focus area in the course. At the conclusion of this project, the student will be able to apply evidence-based research steps and processes required as the foundation to address a clinically oriented problem or issue in future practice.

Students will develop a 1,250-1,500 word paper that includes the following information as it applies to the problem, issue, suggestion, initiative, or educational need profiled in the capstone change proposal:

  1. Background
  2. Problem statement
  3. Purpose of the change proposal
  4. PICOT
  5. Literature search strategy employed
  6. Evaluation of the literature
  7. Applicable change or nursing theory utilized
  8. Proposed implementation plan with outcome measures
  9. Identification of potential barriers to plan implementation, and a discussion of how these could be overcome
  10. Appendix section, if tables, graphs, surveys, educational materials, etc. are created

Review the feedback from your instructor on the Topic 3 assignment, PICOT Statement Paper, and Topic 6 assignment, Literature Review. Use the feedback to make appropriate revisions to the portfolio components before submitting.



nursing theories

 Please, write a discussion on the following topic:

Why are nursing theories necessary to nursing practice, education, research, and administration?

Primary reference must be from peer-reviewed NURSING journals less than 5 y/o. One other reference must be from

National professional, or governmental, or educational organizations. Supplemental references (.org, .gov, and .edu) and the course textbook:

ISBN: 9780135135839

George, J. (2011). Nursing theories: The base for professional practice (6thed.). Boston: Pearson.

 may be used as supplemental references.

APA format required.

nursing practice


Use the practice problem and a quantitative, peer-reviewed research article you identified in the Topic 1 assignment to complete this assignment.

In a 1000-1,250 word essay, summarize the study, explain the ways in which the findings might be used in nursing practice, and address ethical considerations associated with the conduct of the study.

Refer to the resource “Research Critique Guidelines” for suggested headings and content for your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

the nurse–patient relationship


This week you will create a two-part Power Point to discuss the following:

Part one:

Peplau was the first nursing theorist to identify the nurse–patient relationship as being central to all nursing care. Peplau valued knowledge, believing that the nurse must possess extensive knowledge about the potential problems that emerge during a nurse–patient interaction. Peplau’s theoretical work on the nurse–patient relationship continues to be essential to nursing practice.

  • Describe the phases of the Nurse-Patient relationship as defined by Peplau. Align your presentation regarding the use of Peplau’s theory with a current practice example. 

Part two:

Provide a discussion of Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory. Identify and explain the three related parts? Identify a current nursing practice example where Orem’s theory would be relevant. Use at least one evidenced-based research article to support your practice example. The PowerPoint should include at least 3 outside references and the textbook. It should include title and reference slides and be 14-20 slides.

synthesizing the information

Respond to this post with a positive response :

Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional background information, evidence or research.

Share an insight from having read your colleagues’ postings, synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.

Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings from the classroom or from your own research in the Walden Library.

Validate an idea with your own experience and additional research.

Make a suggestion based on additional evidence drawn from readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.

Expand on your colleagues’ postings by providing additional insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence.

Use at least 3 references

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                                                        Ethical Issues

“Two traditional theories can be considered regarding health resource allocation: ‘macro-allocation’ – which is defined by respecting the public health policy allocation and distribution – and ‘micro-allocation’ – which supports the belief that individualized selection of those who should benefit from the available services are the beneficiaries” (Jonsen, A., Edwards, K., 2016). The micro-allocation problem suggests prioritization of patients for things such as limited vacancies, intensive care services, or prioritized organ transplant. The ethical questions become; is there a fair and equitable way of allocating health care resources and can a fair and just allocation really be implemented in our current social, economic and medical environment?  Some public policy supports devising an allocation system focused on the criteria of efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Are we better served by considering how cost-effectiveness can to be applied to persons with shorter natural life expectancies, such as the elderly? These questions are not easily answered but they must be considered whenever allocation is proposed.  Some forms of allocation are egregiously unethical in any society that values equality. However, it is also unethical when you make the ability to pay the only option for obtaining medical care or distributing medical resources to those in power. Many other problems are less obviously wrong but still need to be evaluated and debated.

Ideally, all persons should have access to a “standard” of health care to sustain life, prevent illness, relieve distress, and prevent injury. It is the responsibility of nurses and doctors to empower their patients by having a voice in how they die.  We need better education for our healthcare providers in the care of the dying, options for palliative care, and of hospice programs. Currently, 75 percent of the public, regardless of educational efforts, do not have a living will.  The majority of people only have vague talks with family members about how they want to die.  Most physicians still resist having an open discussion with patients and families about death; and by the time patients in hospice have these conversations it is much too late, often less than two weeks before they die. Many doctors, patients, and families are either in denial, emotional distress, or both when death is eminent or during the process of the patient dying. As healthcare providers, we have an opportunity, to create and sustain an open dialog with our patients and their families about advanced life directives.  Some statistics have shown that 58% of patients did not want to discuss their wishes with their doctors.  However, for those who did what was found to be significant is that 25% of the elderly did not want to be resuscitated.  In 50% of the advanced live saving cases, most were initiated by doctors and/or requested by the families without the patients’ consent. Therefore, it seems reasonable to say that rationing healthcare for elderly patients should be based on objective information and in the patient’s best interest and wishes (End of Life, 2016).

In my opinion, the ethical issues related to “resourcing” can be mitigated by healthcare workers doing a better job discussing advanced directives and end of life wishes with their patients, and whenever appropriate, their families.  Conversations should begin early in the doctor/nurse to patient relationship or at least upon hospital admission regarding the patient’s wishes regardless of their diagnosis or severity. Our present healthcare practices foster unnecessary, and more importantly, unwanted patient interventions that are better allocated for those who can benefit from these resources.


Ethical Issues with an Aging Population (2012). Researchomatic. Retrieved from 

Jonsen, A., Edwards, K., (2016). ETHICS IN MEDICINE. University of Washington School of Medicine. Retrieved from

Lawler, P., Callahan, D., (2012, July 24). Ethics and Health Care: Ethics and Health Care Rethinking End-0f-Life-Care. Retrieved from

Milstead, J. A. (2019). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (6th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Chapter 7, “Health Policy and Social Program Evaluation” (pp. 114-127)

Schütz GE. Quando o igual tratamento acaba em injustiça. Um paradoxo bioético das políticas sanitárias universalistas de alocação de recursos [dissertação]. Rio de Janeiro: Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Fundação Fiocruz; 2003. Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva. Print version ISSN 0103-507X. Rev. bras. ter. intensiva vol.21 no.4 São Paulo Oct./Dec. 2009 

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