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Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions with your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Primary Discussion Response is due by Friday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Tuesday (11:59:59pm Central).

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions with your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Read the assigned chapters from the text, and use CTU library or professional quality sources that describe the different social media platforms and how businesses are using those platforms to reach customers. Understanding that social media have transformed the way companies interact with customers across all demographic segments, address the following discussion points:

  • After researching the largest and most popular social media sites, define how at least 3 of the established social media sites can be used to effectively reach the defined demographic targets in your Week 1 Individual Project.

The discussion is required to be written in an integrative manner that fully discusses each discussion point in full, providing complete analysis and utilizing your research. All research needs to be cited in the discussion and listed at the end of your post. A minimum of 3 scholarly or professional business references for support are required.

Note: Research is to be academic or professional in scope. Use of blogs, personal Web sites, corporate Web sites, wikis, or other social-media-related sources are not acceptable.

1. What negative consequences could result if parents followed Bem’s suggestion to raise androgynous boys and girls? How might peers respond to boys with stereotypically feminine characteristics and girls with stereotypically masculine characteristics? What are the positive consequences of raising androgynous boys and girls? Where does one draw the line between a healthy de-emphasis on gender and a healthy acknowledgment of gender in raising children? 

Guidelines for Writing DISCUSSION QUESTIONS (Adapted from Bucker, 2015)

General Information
Throughout the semester, you will be asked to read a series of scholarly articles and chapters (posted in Canvas) that focus on topics pertinent to your major research project. This handout describes your Discussion Question assignment for each of these assigned readings.

· There are four discussion sessions during the semester. You will write two discussion questions per session. If there is one assigned reading per session, then both of your DQs will come from this reading. If there are two assigned readings per session, then you should write one DQ per reading.

· On February 8, there are two discussion sessions. This means that you write 4 DQs total for this class period, 2 for each discussion session.

· Questions must be submitted to Canvas by class time on the day that the relevant articles/chapters are to be discussed. If you have to miss class on the day of the discussion, you can submit your DQs before class and receive partial credit for the assignment.

· As you read each article/chapter, take notes. Underline important points and jot down ideas or questions that come to mind while reading it; this will help you write discussion questions more easily.

· Discussion questions should neither be too specific (“What does the fourth word on p. 27 mean?”) nor too general (“Was this a good article? Why or why not?”). Try to strike a balance between the specific and general. Try to ask thought-provoking questions that make connections to other areas of study and other realms of life—what you saw on the news, read in the paper or a magazine, etc.

· Be sure to point the reader to the specific content of the article that your question addresses. 

· Avoid questions with “yes/no” or “either/or” answers; good discussion questions are open-ended. Also avoid leading questions. See below for examples of good discussion questions.

· Go for controversy! Try to pose questions that would easily engage the class in discussion.

· When it is your turn to lead class discussion during one of the sessions, you must still turn in typed discussion questions on the sources, but these may be the same questions you used to stimulate class discussion during your presentation. Remember that you do the discussion leading in groups, so be sure that you turn in two discussion questions per discussion leader.

Example Discussion Questions

1. What negative consequences could result if parents followed Bem’s suggestion to raise androgynous boys and girls? How might peers respond to boys with stereotypically feminine characteristics and girls with stereotypically masculine characteristics? What are the positive consequences of raising androgynous boys and girls? Where does one draw the line between a healthy de-emphasis on gender and a healthy acknowledgment of gender in raising children?

2. Josephs, Markus, and Tafarodi argue that individuation (distinguishing the self from others on the basis of talents or accomplishments) does not serve as a significant source of esteem for American women (because of gender-role socialization). How accurately does their argument describe women in the U.S.? Explain your response. How do women in the U.S. compare, in terms of how individualistic they are, to men and women in Asian cultures? How does the pressure that women feel in our society to be appropriately “feminine” interact with the individualistic norms that all Americans experience?

address disaster preparedness in a scenario that requires primary, secondary and tertiary interventions

NURS 492

Community Health Nursing

Disaster Preparedness Concept Map

Purpose:  The purpose of this assignment is to allow students the opportunity to address disaster preparedness in a scenario that requires primary, secondary and tertiary interventions.  This is an independent assignment.

Task:  Students are expected to identify a disaster scenario and develop primary interventions (prior to disaster-think prevention of loss or mitigating adverse effects), secondary interventions (activities during the disaster that may help mitigate adverse events) and tertiary interventions (return to normal post event). Please use adequate and appropriate resources (at least three not including your text for a minimum total of four) to support your discussion/interventions.

 

Criteria Poor Novice Proficient
–          Introduction (10) Disaster is not well identified or defined.

(0-3)

Disaster identified but scope and implications for community not discussed. (4-7) Discusses disaster scenario with implications for community and offers a clear, accurate and concise statement of purpose.  (8-10)
–          Conclusion (10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion does not summarize or vaguely summarizes salient points of exercise. (0-3) Conclusion offers summary of exercise but lacks statement of conclusion. (4-7) Conclusion summarizes salient points of paper and offers clear, accurate and concise statement of conclusion (8-10)
INTERVENTIONS      
Primary (20) Less than three primary interventions identified. No EBP support for planned interventions. (0-5) Three-five primary interventions identified.  No or minimal EBP support for planned interventions. (6-14) Three-five primary interventions identified and supported with EBP. (15-20)
Secondary (20) Less than three  secondary interventions identified. No EBP support for planned interventions. (0-5) Three-five secondary interventions identified.  No or minimal EBP support for planned interventions. (6-14) Three-five secondary interventions identified and supported with EBP. (15-20)
Tertiary (20) Less than three  tertiary interventions identified. No EBP support for planned interventions. (0-5) Three-five tertiary interventions identified.  No or minimal EBP support for planned interventions. (6-14) Three-five tertiary interventions identified and supported with EBP. (15-20)
Format (10)

APA, Spelling, Grammar

Greater than 5 errors.

(0-3)

4-5 errors

(4-6)

0-3 errors

(7-10)

Personal Preparedness Plan attached as an appendix (10) Not included

(0)

  Included (10)

Total-100

Write a brief summary (suggested length of 2–3 pages) of the significance and background of a healthcare problem

Introduction:

The influence of evidence-based practice (EBP) has reached across nursing practice, education, and science. Forward-thinking healthcare systems empower their frontline staff with the autonomy to effect change by identifying research that supports best practices through the performance improvement process. This is done with an aim of improving patient outcomes. In order to complete such a task, EBP combines continuous quality improvement, research, performance improvement, and change theory. In this task, you will identify a healthcare problem and develop a question that can be informed by research evidence.

Requirements:

Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. Use the Turnitin Originality Report available in Taskstream as a guide for this measure of originality.

The rubric provides detailed criteria for evaluating your submission. You are expected to use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.

A. Write a brief summary (suggested length of 2–3 pages) of the significance and background of a healthcare problem by doing the following:

1. Describe a healthcare problem.

2. Explain the significance of the problem.

3. Describe the current practice related to the problem.

4. Discuss how the problem impacts the organization and/or patient’s cultural background.

B. Complete the attached “PICO Table Template” by identifying all the elements of the PICO.

1. Develop the PICO question.

C. Describe the search strategy (suggested length of 1–2 pages) you used to conduct the literature review by doing the following:

1. Identify the keywords used for the search.

2. Describe the number and types of articles that were available for consideration.

a. Discuss two research evidence and two non-research evidence sources that were considered (levels I–V).

D. Complete the attached “Evidence Matrix” to list five research evidence sources (levels I–III) from scholarly journal sources you locate in major medical databases.

Note: Four different authors should be used for research evidence. Research evidence must not be more than five years old.

Note: You may submit your completed matrix as a separate attachment to the task or you may include the matrix within your paper, aligned to APA standards.

E. Explain a recommended practice change (suggested length of 1–3 pages) that addresses the PICO question within the framework of the evidence collected and used in the attached “Evidence Matrix.”

F. Describe a process for implementing the recommendation from part E (suggested length of 2–3 pages) in which you do the following:

1. Explain how you would involve three key stakeholders in the decision to implement the recommendation.

2. Describe the specific barriers you may encounter in applying evidence to practice changes in the nursing practice setting.

3. Identify two strategies that could be used to overcome the barriers discussed in F2.

4. Identify one indicator to measure the outcome related to the recommendation.

G. Acknowledge sources, using APA-formatted in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.

Are geriatric patients with dementia, and the inability to effectively communicate at risk of untreated pain as compared to geriatric patients without dementia during a 24 hour period?

MY PICOT Question- Are geriatric patients with dementia, and the inability to effectively communicate at risk of untreated pain as compared to geriatric patients without dementia during a 24 hour period?

MY PRACTICE SPECIFICALLY- Advanced Practice Geriatric Nurse

Evidence-Based Clinical Question Search Assignment

Purpose:

The purpose of this Assignment is to give you a practical application to implement your PICOT idea, supported by the evidence-based research you have obtained in during your systematic review. You will apply evidence-based research findings, discovered from your clinical question, and then integrate those to support your suggested change in nursing practice.

Directions:

  • Identify your refined PICOT question.
  • Using PubMed and the Cochrane collaboration database, do a systematic review of your clinical question.
  • Describe your systematic review and include an errors analysis.
  • Determine an evidence-based quantitative article from the search that contains an evidence-based randomized control trial.
  • Summarize the case study selected.
  • Describe the study approach, sample size, and population studied.
  • Apply the evidence from this review to your practice specifically in your overview.
  • Evaluate the outcomes, identifying the validity and reliability.
  • Discuss if the study contained any bias.
  • Determine the level of evidence identified in the review.
  • The length should be no less than 10 Pages in APA format.

To view the Grading Rubric for this Assignment, please visit the Grading Rubrics section of the Course Resources.

Assignment Requirements:

Before finalizing your work, you should:

  • be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above)
  • consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Resources) to make sure you have included everything necessary;
  • utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors; and

Your writing Assignment should:

  • follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.);
  • be well orderedlogical, and unified, as well as original and insightful;
  • display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics; and;
  • use APA 6th edition format

Identify a healthcare problem and develop a question that can be informed

 

 

Identify a healthcare problem and develop a question that can be informed

Introduction: The influence of evidence-based practice (EBP) has reached across nursing practice, education, and science. Forward-thinking healthcare systems empower their frontline staff with the autonomy to effect change by identifying research that supports best practices through the performance improvement process. This is done with an aim of improving patient outcomes. In order to complete such a task, EBP combines continuous quality improvement, research, performance improvement, and change theory. In this task, you will identify a healthcare problem and develop a question that can be informed by research evidence. Requirements: Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. Use the Turnitin Originality Report available in Taskstream as a guide for this measure of originality. The rubric provides detailed criteria for evaluating your submission. You are expected to use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.

  1. Write a brief summary (suggested length of 2 pages) of the significance and background of a healthcare problem by doing the following:
  2. Describe a healthcare problem.
  3. Explain the significance of the problem.
  4. Describe the current practice related to the problem.
  5. Discuss how the problem impacts the organization and/or patient’s cultural background.
  6. Complete the attached “PICO Table Template” by identifying all the elements of the PICO.
  7. Develop the PICO question.
  8. Describe the search strategy (suggested length of 1 page) you used to conduct the literature review by doing the following:
  9. Identify the keywords used for the search.
  10. Describe the number and types of articles that were available for consideration. a. Discuss two research evidence and two non-research evidence sources that were considered (levels I–V).
  11. Complete the attached “Evidence Matrix” to list five research evidence sources (levels I–III) from scholarly journal sources you locate in major medical databases.   Note: Four different authors should be used for research evidence. Research evidence must not be more than five years old.   Note: You may submit your completed matrix as a separate attachment to the task or you may include the matrix within your paper, aligned to APA standards.
  12. Explain a recommended practice change (suggested length of 1 page) that addresses the PICO question within the framework of the evidence collected and used in the attached “Evidence Matrix.”
  13. Describe a process for implementing the recommendation from part E (suggested length of 2 pages) in which you do the following:
  14. Explain how you would involve three key stakeholders in the decision to implement the recommendation.
  15. Describe the specific barriers you may encounter in applying evidence to practice changes in the nursing practice setting.
  16. Identify two strategies that could be used to overcome the barriers discussed in F2.
  17. Identify one indicator to measure the outcome related to the recommendation.
  18. Acknowledge sources, using APA-formatted in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized. File Attachments:
  19. Evidence Matrix link opens in new window
  20. PICO Table Example link opens in new window

 

“Memorial Hospital” case study

Memorial Hospital*** Answer each question(label each one) in paragraph form using full complete detailed sentences *** Paragraphs consist of 4 to 5 sentences**Must include plagiarism report***Graduate level work !!!!!! Original and good quality work required!!!!Must have and introduction and conclusion paragraph and 3 scholarly sources MUST be used!!!!

Read the “Memorial Hospital” case study in Chapter 4 of your text. In a three- to four-page paper, respond to the guided response below.

Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital is a privately owned 600-bed facility. The hospital provides a broad range of health care services, including complete laboratory and X-ray facilities, an emergency room, an intensive care unit, a cardiac care unit, and a psychiatric ward. Most of these services are provided by several other hospitals in the metropolitan area. Memorial has purposely avoided getting involved in any specialized fields of medicine or obtaining very specialized diagnostic equipment because it was felt that such services would not be cost-effective. The General Hospital, located only a few miles from Memorial, is affiliated with the local School of Medicine and offers up-to-date services in those specialized areas. Instead of trying to compete with General Hospital to provide special services, Memorial Hospital has concentrated on offering high-quality general health care at an affordable price. Compared with the much larger General Hospital, Memorial stresses close personal attention to each patient from a nursing staff that cares about its work. In fact, the hospital has begun to place ads in newspapers and on television, stressing its patient-oriented care.

However, the hospital’s administrator, Janice Fry, is concerned about whether the hospital can really deliver on its promises, and worries that failure to provide the level of health care patients expect could drive patients away. Janice met recently with the hospital’s managerial personnel to discuss her concerns. The meeting raised some questions about how the hospital’s quality of health care could be assured. Jessica Tu, director of nursing, raised the question, “How do we measure the quality of health care? Do we give patients a questionnaire when they leave, asking if they were happy here? That does not seem to answer the question because we could make a patient happy, but give them lousy health care.” Several other questions were asked concerning the hospital’s efforts to keep costs down. Some people were concerned that an emphasis on costs would be detrimental to quality. They argued that when a person’s life is at stake, costs should not be of concern.

After the meeting, Janice began thinking about these questions. She remembered reading recently that some companies were using total quality management (TQM) to improve their quality. She liked the idea—if it could be used in a hospital.

  •   Discuss ways that a hospital might measure quality. Be sure to explain your reasoning.
  • Explain the potential costs and failures of quality for Memorial Hospital and discuss how each can be measured.
  • Discuss ideas or techniques from TQM that Janice could use to help Memorial focus on providing quality health care.
  • Analyze the methods Memorial could use to assess the quality of health care it is providing.

Your paper should be in paragraph form (avoid the use of bullet points) and supported with the concepts outlined in your text and additional scholarly sources.

Submit your three- to four-page paper (not including the title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center and must cite at least three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.

Home Visit With Sallie Mae Fisher” and “Sallie Mae Fisher’s Health History and Discharge Orders

This is a CLC assignment.

As a group, observe the simulated “Home Visit With Sallie Mae Fisher” video (http://lc.gcumedia.com/zwebassets/courseMaterialPages/nrs410v_vp01Alt.php).

Refer to “Sallie Mae Fisher’s Health History and Discharge Orders” for specifics related to the case study used to inform the assignment.

Using “Home Visit With Sallie Mae Fisher” and “Sallie Mae Fisher’s Health History and Discharge Orders,” complete the following components of this assignment:

Essay Portion

After viewing the home visit, write an essay of 500-750-words in which you do the following

  1. Identify and describe at least four medical and/or nursing interventions.
  2. Discuss your rationale for the interventions identified.

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

Scripted Dialogue Portion

Utilizing the information learned from the home visit, health histories, and discharge orders, write a scripted dialogue in which you provide Sallie Mae with education that describes her problems and the interventions identified to improve her condition. Consider Sallie Mae’s physiological, psychosocial, educational, and spiritual needs when developing your dialogue.

Your dialogue should resemble a script. The following is an example of a few sentences from a scripted dialogue:

Nurse: “Good morning, Salle Mae, my name is ______ and I will be your nurse today. I understand you are experiencing problems with ________.”

APA format is not required for this part of the assignment, but solid academic writing is expected.

Refer to “Home Visit With Sallie Mae Fisher Grading Criteria.”

Entire Assignment

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

describe the legislative process and the role of the nurse as a healthcare policy advocate

describe the legislative process and the role of the nurse as a healthcare policy advocate. Your paper will consist of two parts:

Part 1:

  • A clear and complete discussion of the legislative process

Part 2:

  • You will choose one of the political issues listed in Burkhardt & Nathaniel on pages 392-393
  • Tie that political issue to current legislation being debated in your own state’s house or senate
  • Describe both sides of that issue – for and against – clearly and thoroughly
  • Explain your own position, and explain why using research-based fact, not just your own opinion.

Make sure you also include a clear, separate introduction and conclusion as a part of this assignment, as these are worth separate points on the grading rubric.

NOTE: Please avoid the following topics, as these do not demonstrate research into current legislation in health care and are more “hot button” issues that do not often result in a strong paper:

    • Abortion
    • Staffing ratios/mandatory overtime
    • Physician assisted suicide

    ReferencesMinimum of four (4) total references: two (2) references from required course materials and two (2) peer-reviewed references. All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using a seminal piece of information)Peer-reviewed references include references from professional data bases such as PubMed or CINHAL applicable to population and practice area, along with evidence based clinical practice guidelines. Examples of unacceptable references are Wikipedia, UpToDate, Epocrates, Medscape, WebMD, hospital organizations, insurance recommendations, & secondary clinical databases.assignment must follow APA 6th edition formatting, citations and references.
    Must be a minimum of 600 words, plagiarism will not be accepted Paper will be turned into an online site to detect plagerismn any plagerism will not be accepted at all Please follow all instructions in above message as well as the RUBRIC and DETAILED ASSIGNMENT instructions I will attach as a file bellow … paper must follow rubric format as well as detailed assignment instruction I have also attached APA 6th addition example to follow