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Select one of the case studies below, and include discussion of your strategy for winning the patients cooperation while teaching concepts concerning pathological states to them and their families

Select one of the case studies below, and include discussion of your strategy for winning the patients cooperation while teaching concepts concerning pathological states to them and their families.

Requirements

  1. Make sure all of the topics in the case study have been addressed.
  2. Cite at least three sources; journal articles, textbooks or evidenced-based websites to support the content.
  3. All sources must be within five years.
  4. Do not use .com, Wikipedia, or up-to-date, etc., for your sources.

Case Study 1

Concepts of Altered Health in Older Adults

Joseph P. is an 82-year-old male living at home. He is in overall good health and enjoys taking long walks as often as possible. During his walks, he likes to stop for a cold glass of fruit juice at the local cafeteria. On cold or rainy days, he rides a stationary bicycle at home for 30 minutes to “stay in good shape.”

  1. What physiological factors would typically increase Joseph’s risk of falling while walking outdoors?
  2. What are the common changes in blood pressure regulation that occurs with aging?
  3. Joseph enjoys fruit juice when he walks. Considering the renal system in the older adult, why would dehydration be a particular concern?

Case Study 2

Structure and Function of the Kidney

Rivka is an active 21-year-old who decided to take a day off from her university classes. The weather was hot and the sun bright, so she decided to go down to the beach. When she arrived, she found a few people playing beach volleyball, and they asked if she wanted to join in. She put down her school bag and began to play. The others were well prepared for their day out and stopped throughout the game to have their power drinks and soda pop. Several hours after they began to play, however, Rivka was not feeling so good. She stopped sweating and was feeling dizzy. One player noted she had not taken a washroom break at all during the day. They found a shaded area for her, and one of the players shared his power drink with her. Rivka was thirstier than she realized and quickly finished the drink.

  1. In pronounced dehydration, hypotension can occur. How would this affect the glomerular filtration rate of the kidney? What actions by the juxtaglomerular apparatus would occur to restore GFR?
  2. What is the effect aldosterone has on the distal convoluted tubule? Why would the actions of aldosterone be useful to Rivka in her situation?
  3. What does a specific gravity test measure? If someone tested the specific gravity of Rivka’s urine, what might it indicate?

4 pages not including title and reference page

Create a power point presentation that explores the security threats that infectious diseases can create for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Create a power point presentation that explores the security threats that infectious diseases can create for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Research a disease that is a threat of becoming pandemic and harming the population. Research the policies that the Ministry of Health have in place to prevent such an occurrence.

Create a power point presentation that is 7-8 slides in length, not including the title slide or the reference slides. Place your discussion in the speaker notes , which should contain at least 100 words on each slide. Reference at least six academic articles.

Please use the following headings in your presentation:

  • Title Slide
  • Introduction
  • The Infectious Disease Threat
  • Public Health Initiatives
  • Security Initiatives
  • Potential Political, Social, and Economic Disruptions
  • Resources Needed
  • Conclusion
  • References

Your presentation should meet the following requirements:

  1. Be 7-8 slides in length, not including the title or reference slides.
  2. Be formatted according to APA writing guidelines.
  3. Provide support for your statements with in-text citations from a minimum of six scholarly articles. Two of these sources may be from the class readings, textbook, or lectures, but four must be external.
  4. Remember to utilize headings to organize the content in your work.
  5. Provide a cited images to the title page and others for the slides
  6. No plagiarism
  7. The references should be not more than 5 years back ago

Micro and Macro Environmental factors that can influence a healthcare organizatio

The following is a list of Micro and Macro Environmental factors that can influence a healthcare organization. Thinking about this from the perspective of a leader of a healthcare organization, identify which of the 3 parts of the Triple Aim or Iron Triangle (Cost, Quality, and Access) could be impacted by this Environmental Factor and why, and what impact it would have on your leadership/organization.

For example: Universal Healthcare (insurance for all) impacts Access – more patients will be able to access your healthcare organization than before, thus increasing demand of healthcare services. As a leader, you will need to determine how to allocate resources to better serve more people and triage patients more efficiently.

Partial credit will be given.

Ebola Virus Epidemic in your community

A Recession in the Economy

Competition from a neighboring hospital

Telehealth technologies becoming cheaper and more available

Development of a new website that makes clinical outcomes of all hospitals in your county available to patient and the community

2. Provide one example of why a leader might want to change an organization’s culture. What would be some steps to change the organization’s culture? Please answer both questions for full credit.

3. Choose one Situational or Contingency Leadership Phase Model. Provide an overview of the model, and an example of how a leader might use this model in a specific situation in healthcare. Please answer both questions for full credit.

4. Explain the Parity of Healthcare, in your own words. Provide an example of when a healthcare leader might come across this Parity model while leading a department or organization. Please answer both parts of the question for full credit.

5. You are a leader/administrator foran emergency department in a rural town. What is one measure of efficiency that you could use as a measure of productivity?

Country Project Information and Grading Criteria

Country Project Information and Grading Criteria

1. A country has been assigned to you. Familiarize yourself with the culture, people and health system of your country through different publicly available resources including journals, books, published reports, foundation/project websites, technical reports, conference proceedings and datasets. All sources should be properly cited and referenced in APA style when used.

2. Read the Grading Criteria on the next page. Make sure you follow each point and address each of the issues raised. Put headings/sub-headings in your paper to help you ensure you hit all points.

3. Use credible, published sources of information for your research. These may include:

· Country Government websites

· International Agencies’ websites (e.g. World Health Organization, etc.)

· Published reports (e.g. Health Systems in Transitions Reports, etc.)

· Journal articles

· Course textbook

· Other books

· Personal interviews (if possible) with natives of your project country

A minimum of six (6) different sources of information and data is required. All resources should be appropriately cited and referenced using the APA format.

Every paragraph that you write must have at least one citation from the source(s) of information you used. If you use more than one source for that paragraph each source must be cited. 

  • The following website      commonly referred to as Purdue OWL is a very useful guide for using APA      format. Go to: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

 

 

GRADING CRITERIA

Points Possible

 

Format/Layout (20 points)

 

Title page: Include   title of your project, your name, course, and a colored image of your   country’s flag. Be creative! This page is not included in the page count.

 

Abstract: One   page (one paragraph 200-250 words) of a concise statement of the summary of   the project. This page is not included in the page count.

 

Appropriate   use of figures to present your information: You may include a maximum of three graphs/charts/pictures only (not   including the flag on the cover page). Clearly indicate the source(s) of your   figures.

 

Times   New Roman, font size 12, font color black, double spaced. Follows   requirements of length excluding cover page and reference page(s): Not less than 8 pages but not more than 12   pages. Please include page numbers.

 

Main Text/Content/Information ()

 

1. Introduce the   Country: Geographic location, Population, Environment, Economic factors, etc.

 

2. Discuss Health   Indicators: Birth rate, life expectancy, mortality rate

 

3. Describe the   healthcare system of the country: How is healthcare delivered?

4. How it is   financed? Include an overview of access, cost and quality of care under this   system.

 

5. Make a comparison   between this country and the United States on the basis of important aspects   of a health care including major challenges faced by the US healthcare   system.

 

6. Identify a major   health problem that is facing this country: Discuss in detail whether or not   this problem is global or specific to this country alone.

 

7. Discuss the extent   of the health problem and present the social, cultural, economic and any   other relevant factors that you think contributed to the problem in this   country.

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8. Explain types and   levels of threat posed to the United States by the health problem faced by   this country. In other words, in the context of global health, why should the   USA or any other nation be concerned about the health issue you described?

 

9. Discuss how the   healthcare system of your project country is equipped in solving this   problem.

 

10. Suggestions/Recommendations that might help improve health outcomes   in the country you studied. You may propose healthcare system changes that   will aid in improving the quality of care and prevention of this health   problem.

 

11. Clarity of sentences and paragraphs, organization and coherence of   ideas, fluency, sequencing Spelling, grammar, and use of English

 

References and Use of references (APA STYLE) (10 points)

 

The   information presented appears based on careful research. Use of at least six   scholarly/peer reviewed references.

 

APA   format followed for in-text   citations and references.

Credit   must be given for references and sources of information.

 

You must cite your sources of information using APA format in the   body of your paper.

Evidence   of Plagiarism (Check your Safe Assign   Score; Fix any issues and then resubmit your paper, if not you may lose at   least  points and may be subject to other penalties associated with   Academic Misconduct. No points will be taken off for the references   highlighted in your Safe Assign Report.

Write a 2–4-page report on the concepts, processes, and tools needed to conduct a community health assessment, how to find the data, and how to validate the data

Write a 2–4-page report on the concepts, processes, and tools needed to conduct a community health assessment, how to find the data, and how to validate the data. Explain the factors that can affect the health of a community, along with how to obtain that information.

Understanding community and state health care issues and concerns, the local resources available, and accessibility of those resources can inform health care practices and improve quality patient outcomes.

Questions to Consider

 

To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community.

  • What types of techniques and activities should be included in a community health assessment?
  • How can these techniques and activities help determine both assets and gaps in health care services in a community?

Assessment Instructions :

 

Imagine you work for an organization that has decided to open a satellite facility in an underserved community. Your organization asks you to move to the new location and assist with some of the preliminary work. Part of this work is to determine the health care needs of the community. How will you do this? What information will you need to know? Where will you find the information?

Preparation

Search the Capella library or the Internet for peer-reviewed journal articles on how to conduct a community health assessment. You will need at least 3 resources to use in this assessment.

Directions

Develop a plan for a community health assessment in which you complete the following:

  • Describe the type of data needed to make an informed community health assessment.
  • Explain how the data will help determine the health care needs of the community.
  • Describe your strategy for obtaining the necessary data.
  • Explain the factors that impact the health and wellness of a community. (Hint: This is a very broad list. Think outside the box on this one!)
  • Explain how you will obtain information on these factors for your specific community.
  • Explain how you will determine if the data and information you obtain is valid and reliable.
  • Format this assessment as a report that you would submit to a director or other organizational leader. You are still required to follow APA guidelines for in-text citations and references.

Additional Requirements

  • Include a title page and reference page.
  • Ensure your assessment is 2–4 pages in length.
  • Use double-spaced, 12-pt., Times New Roman font. (Recommended)

Write an article for a community newsletter for a local retirement village that explains the laws, policies, and choices surrounding end-of-life health care decisions

Write an article for a community newsletter for a local retirement village that explains the laws, policies, and choices surrounding end-of-life health care decisions.

Nurses are at the bedside during the dying process; they spend entire shifts with patients and families; they develop trusting relationships; and they are competent to assess patient and family needs. Nurses gain a unique perspective that allows them to become aware when a patient is not responding to treatment. This perspective places nurses in a position to facilitate end-of-life decision making. (Adams, Bailey. Anderson, & Docherty, 2011, para. 4)

Assessment Instructions

 

Your manager asked you to prepare an article for a community newsletter for a local retirement village. The editor wants you to talk about the laws, policies, and choices surrounding end-of-life health care decisions

Preparation

Search the Capella library or the Internet for scholarly and professional peer-reviewed articles on end-of-life care. You will need at least three articles to use as support for your work on this assessment.

Directions

Write an article of 750–1,000 words (3–4 pages) that discusses the laws, policies, and choices surrounding end-of-life health care decisions. Address the following in your article:

  • Describe the role of the nurse in end-of-life decision making with patients and their families.
  • Explain the legislation that generated end-of-life health care policies. Was the legislation an outcome of a specific medical case?
  • Identify the primary policies regarding current health care practices related to end-of-life health care decisions. How to these policies affect treatment decisions?
  • Explain the effect of end-of-life regulations and controls on patient outcomes. What effect does this have on the nurse-patient relationship?
  • Describe the ethical considerations that have influenced policy decisions in regard to end-of-life decisions.

Additional Requirements

Your article should meet the following requirements:

  • Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • References: Cite a minimum of three resources; a majority of these should be peer-reviewed sources. Your reference list should be appropriate to the body of literature available on this topic that has been published in the past 5 years.
  • APA format: Resources and citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
  • Length: 750–1,000 words or 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages, excluding title page and reference page. Use Microsoft Word to complete the assessment.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.

Injury Prevention Program Paper

Injury Prevention Program Paper. Your paper must include the following and discussion of required sections to receive full points. Follow APA style writing. Minimum of 3 pages and maximum of 5 pages excluding Title Page. Your paper will be submitted to SafeAssign for plagiarism check. Please follow the prompt questions to help you write your paper. Total maximum points (70 points)

Sample Paper

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1.  Title Page with:

· APA style

· Title of the Topic

· Student name, course, University Name

· Instructor information, date of submission

2. Introduction  

· Type of Injury

· Background

· Reason/rationale why topic is choosen

· What is the goal of your paper

3. Burden of the Problem

· Cost associated

· Statistics and data

4. Stakeholders

· Identify different stakeholders and role in the topic of choice

· Population affected?

· Government Agencies involved?

· Private and non-profit agencies?

5. Interventions or Programs

· What programs are available to collect data?

· What programs are implemented for education and awareness?

· What programs are implemented to solve the issue/problem?

· Goals of the program and success stories of the program?

· What are the barriers from the success of the programs?

· What are done or could be done to provide a more successful intervention?

6. Summary

· Evaluate your topic and the interventions aimed to address your topic

· Summarize the information in the perspective of a public health professional

7. References

· Use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style or the similar Harvard Citation Style, but citation style and reference format should be consistent from beginning to end. References should be within the last 10 years. The purpose is to use recent understanding about your topic, not outdated viewpoints based on older models and techniques.

· You’ll need at a minimum between 5-7 citations from scientific or technical reports, scientific journals, and reputable websites in the field of your research topic

· References should be properly cited in the main text and must be properly described to receive full points for the references and the journal article

8. Quality of Work

· Should be college level technical/scientific writing and contain the required minimum number of references. Good technical English, minimum typos and punctuation marks problems. Your thought-process from section to section should be well integrated and the writing should flow smoothly from beginning to end. The best way to guarantee good flow is to go over the finished product several times before submission

describe the primary difference between consequentialist and non- consequentialist approaches to ethics

• In your own words, describe the primary difference between consequentialist and non-

consequentialist approaches to ethics.

• Choose one of the major theories associated with consequentialism: what objections

might be made to this theory?

• Choose one of the major theories associated with non-consequentialism: what objections

might be made to this theory?

QUESTION 2

• In your own words, describe the difference between euthanasia and physician-assisted

suicide.

• Select an argument for or against either euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide. How

would you defend your argument?

QUESITON 3

• Choose and describe a scientific technique or practice related to genetics and eugenics.

Provide the rationale behind the use of this technique or practice.

• Discuss your thoughts and ideas regarding the technique or practice. Is it ever justifiable?

Why or why not?

QUESTION 4

Animal research is a necessary practice in the world of medical research, allowing scientists to

develop life-saving interventions and to spot catastrophic problems before new techniques or

products make their way to actual patients. However, this does not mean that we should deny

that there are serious ethical issues involved.

Animal testing is not a pretty or pleasant process. It causes pain and suffering to animal subjects,

and legitimate cases of abuse have been uncovered by animal rights groups. Consequently, the

practice should be tightly regulated, and alternative methods should be employed whenever

possible.

• Discuss a specific research study involving animals that had ethical issues.

• What were the ethical issues involved?

• What could have been done to conduct the research study differently to avoid these

ethical issues?

QUESTION 5

Abortion is one of the most difficult and controversial moral issues we will consider. Listen to

both sides, even if it is difficult to do. Both sides have important moral insights, even if

ultimately these insights are outweighed by the insights of the other side. The goal of this

discussion is not to convince you to accept one position over the other, but to help you to

understand both sides. As you consider this difficult issue, it is important to distinguish two

questions:

• Is abortion morally wrong?

• Should abortion be illegal?

QUESTION 6

• Does a person in need of an organ transplant have a moral right to obtain that transplant,

supposing the availability of the needed organ?

• How should we choose who gets a transplant, supposing that there are not enough organs

for all who need them?

QUESTION 7

• How do you define privacy? • Do you believe privacy is a moral right? Why or why not? • Are there any cases in which public health policy justifies the violation of the right to

privacy?

QUESTION 8

Some consider fair access to health care a moral right, while others disagree. We have defined

the term moral right as “a privilege to act in some specific, intentional manner or to obtain some

specific benefit because one is a moral agent living in a community of moral agents under a

shared moral standard.”

• Is access to health care a moral right?

• Why or why not?

QUESTION 9

“Stem cells are undifferentiated, primitive cells with the ability both to multiply and to

differentiate into specific kinds of cells. Stem cells hold the promise of allowing researchers to

grow specialized cells or tissue, which could be used to treat injuries or disease (e.g., spinal cord

injuries, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, strokes, burns).” (Slevin, 2010)

• Discuss why you think embryonic stem cell research “crosses a moral boundary.”

Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2017). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

#35538 Topic: Week 10: Weighing the Evidence Number of Pages: 1 (Double Spaced) Number of sources: 3 Writing Style: APA Type of document: Dissertation Chapter – Discussion Academic Level:Master Category: Nursing Language Style: English (U.S.) Order Instructions: ATTACHED Please follow the instructions of the discussion. Included the text book Polick & Beck (2017) in the references.I attached the order 3335318 that is needed to complete this work. When conducting original research, the final step researchers must complete is weighing the evidence and interpreting the meanings of their data, statistics, and analyses. This is the culmination of the research process in which all of the research methods and designs can be synthesized into a meaningful conclusion. In this stage, researchers should formulate explanations for what their data indicates, determine whether the data answer their initial research question, identify areas of uncertainty, and consider directions for further research. In this Discussion, you focus on one of the research articles that you identified for Part 2 of the Course Project (Literature Review). You then explore the process of how the researchers generated conclusions based on their data, consider other possible interpretations of their data, and formulate ideas for further research. To prepare: -Review this week’s Learning Resources, focusing on how researchers find meaning in their data and generate sound conclusions. Pay particular attention to Table 2 in the article, “Study Design in Medical Research.” -Revisit the 5 articles that you identified in Part 2 of the Course Project(order 3335318). Select one to consider for the purpose of this Discussion. -Read sections of the chosen article where the data is presented, analyzed, and interpreted for meaning. What reasoning process did the researchers use to formulate their conclusions? What explanation did they give to support their conclusions? Were there any weaknesses in their analysis or conclusions? Consider possible alternate conclusions that the researchers could have drawn based on their data. -Examine the findings that the article presents and consider how well they addressed the researcher’s initial question(s). -What additional research could be done to build on these findings and gain a fuller understanding of the question? Required Readings Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2017). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer. Review Chapter 2, Fig. 2.1 Chapter 29, “Systematic Reviews of Research Evidence: Meta-analysis, Metasynthesis, and Mixed Studies Review” This chapter focuses on the different types of systematic reviews. The chapter discusses the advantages of this type of analysis and the steps for conducting a meta-analysis or metasynthesis. Dingle, P. (2011). Statin statistics: Lies and deception. Positive Health, 180, 1. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. In this article, the author outlines how misleading statistics are used to make false claims about the positive use of statin drugs in order to retain a market share of sales for pharmaceutical firms. Katapodi, M. C., & Northouse, L. L. (2011). Comparative effectiveness research: Using systematic reviews and meta-analyses to synthesize empirical evidence. Research & Theory for Nursing Practice, 25(3), 191–209. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. The authors of this article assert that more comparative effectiveness research (CER) is necessary to accommodate the elevated demand for evidence-based health care practices. The article supplies a summary of methodological issues relevant to systematic reviews and meta-analyses used in the process of CER. Stichler, J. F. (2010). Evaluating the evidence in evidence-based design. Journal of Nursing Administration, 40(9), 348–351. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. The quality of evidence used in EBP can vary considerably. This article highlights the necessity of critically appraising facility design research articles and using a hierarchical model to rate the strength of evidence. Bernd, R., du Prel, J.-B., & Blettner, M. (2009). Study design in medical research: Part 2 of a series on the evaluation of scientific publications. Deutsches Aerzteblatt International, 106(11), 184–189. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2695375/pdf/Dtsch_Arztebl_Int-106-0184.pdf This article provides guidance in evaluating the study design of scientific publications for reliability and credibility. The authors suggest that the most important elements to consider are the question to be answered, the study population, the unit of analysis, the type of study, the measuring technique, and the calculation of sample size. Walden University. (n.d.a). Paper templates. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/57.htm This website provides you access to the School of Nursing Sample Paper, which will serve as a template for formatting your papers. Media Laureate Education (Producer). (2012g). Hierarchy of evidence pyramid. Baltimore, MD: Author. This multimedia piece explains the hierarchy of evidence pyramid. The piece offers definitions and key information for each level of the pyramid. Laureate Education (Producer). (2012n). Weighing the evidence. Baltimore, MD: Author. Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 6 minutes. In this video, Dr. Kristen Mauk provides insight about how she analyzed her data and interpreted meanings of what the data showed. She describes how she drew conclusions based on the results and how she explained unexpected findings that were contrary to her initial hypotheses.