What are the implications and consequences of specific policy provisions?

Select a community organization or group that you feel would be interested in learning about ethical and policy issues that affect the coordination of care. Then, develop and record a 10-12-slide, 20-minute presentation, with audio, intended for that audience. Create a detailed narrative script for your presentation, 4-5 pages in length.

As coordinators of care, nurses must be aware of the code of ethics for nurses and health policy issues that affect the coordination of care within the context of the community. To help patients navigate the continuum of care, nurses must be proficient at interpreting and applying the code of ethics for nurses and health policy, specifically, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Being knowledgeable about ethical and policy issues helps ensure that care coordinators are upholding ethical standards and navigating policy issues that affect patient care.

This assessment provides an opportunity for you to develop a presentation for a local community organization of your choice, which provides an overview of ethical standards and relevant policy issues that affect the coordination of care. Completing this assessment will strengthen your understanding of ethical issues and policies related to the coordination and continuum of care, and will empower you to be a stronger advocate and nursing professional.

Demonstration of Proficiency

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

  • Competency 4: Defend decisions based on the code of ethics for nursing. 
    • Assess the impact of the code of ethics for nurses on the coordination and continuum of care.
  • Competency 5: Explain how health care policies affect patient-centered care. 
    • Explain how governmental policies related to the health and/or safety of a community affect the coordination of care.
    • Identify national, state, and local policy provisions that raise ethical questions or dilemmas for care coordination.
  • Competency 6: Apply professional, scholarly communication strategies to lead patient-centered care. 
    • Communicate key ethical and policy issues affecting the coordination and continuum of care for a selected community organization or group.

Preparation

Your nurse manager at the community care center is well connected and frequently speaks to a variety of community organizations and groups. She has noticed the good work you are doing in your new care coordination role and respects your speaking and presentation skills. Consequently, she thought that an opportunity to speak publicly about contemporary issues in care coordination would be beneficial for your career and has suggested reaching out to a community organization or support group to gauge their interest in hearing from you, as a care center representative, on a topic of interest to both you and your prospective audience.

You have agreed that this is a good idea and have decided to research a community organization or support group that might be interested in learning about ethical and policy issues related to the coordination of care. Your manager has suggested the following community organizations and support groups, but acknowledges that the choice is yours.

  • Homeless shelters.
  • Local religious groups.
  • Nursing homes.
  • Local community organizations (Rotary Club or Kiwanis Club).

To prepare for this assessment, you may wish to:

  • Research your selected community organization or support group.
  • Review the Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements and associated health policy issues, specifically, the ACA.
  • Review the assessment instructions and scoring guide to ensure you understand the work you will be asked to complete.
  • Allocate sufficient time to rehearse your presentation before recording the final version for submission.

Note: Remember that you can submit all, or a portion of, your draft presentation to Smarthinking Tutoringfor feedback, before you submit the final version for this assessment. If you plan on using this free service, be mindful of the turnaround time of 24–48 hours for receiving feedback.

Recording Equipment Setup and Testing

Check that your recording equipment and software are working properly and that you know how to record and upload your presentation. You may use Kaltura, Adobe Connect, or similar software for your audio recording. You may also add audio directly to your slides, using PowerPoint or other presentation software.

  • If using Kaltura, refer to the Using Kaltura [PDF] tutorial for directions on recording and uploading your presentation in the courseroom.
  • If using Adobe Connect, refer to the instructions and tutorials available from the Using Adobe Connect support page.

Note: If you require the use of assistive technology or alternative communication methods to participate in this activity, please contact DisabilityServices@capella.edu to request accommodations.

Instructions

For this assessment:

  • Choose the community organization or support group that you plan to address.
  • Develop and record a presentation, with audio, intended for that audience. Video is not required.

Note: For this assessment, develop your presentation slides and audio script, then record your presentation. You are not required to deliver your presentation to an actual audience.

Presentation Format and Length

You may use PowerPoint or other suitable presentation software to create your slides and add your voiceover. If you elect to use an application other than PowerPoint, check with your faculty to avoid potential file compatibility issues. You can also record your presentation using Kaltura, Adobe Connect, or similar software.

Be sure that your slide deck includes the following slides:

  • Title slide. 
    • Presentation title.
    • Your name.
    • Date.
    • Course number and title.
  • References (at the end of your presentation).

Your slide deck should consist of 10–12 slides, not including a title and references slide. Your presentation should not exceed 20 minutes.

Create a detailed narrative script for your presentation, approximately 4–5 pages in length.

Supporting Evidence

Cite 3–5 credible sources from peer-reviewed journals or professional industry publications to support your presentation. Include your source citations on a references page appended to your narrative script.

Grading Requirements

The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the Ethical and Policy Factors in Care Coordination Scoring Guide, so be sure to address each point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed.

  • Explain how governmental policies related to the health and/or safety of the community affect the coordination of care. 
    • Provide examples of a specific policy affecting the organization or group.
    • Refer to the assessment resources for help in locating relevant policies.
    • Be sure influential policies include the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).
  • Identify national, state, and local policy provisions that raise ethical questions or dilemmas for care coordination. 
    • What are the implications and consequences of specific policy provisions?
    • What evidence do you have to support your conclusions?
  • Assess the impact of the code of ethics for nurses on the coordination and continuum of care. 
    • Consider the factors that contribute to health, health disparities, and access to services.
    • Consider the social determinants of health identified in Healthy People 2020 as a framework for your assessment.
    • Provide evidence to support your conclusions.
  • Communicate key ethical and policy issues affecting the coordination and continuum of care for a selected community organization or group. 
    • Present a concise overview.
    • Support your main points and conclusions with relevant and credible evidence.
  • a year ago
  • 03.10.2019
  • 90

What is the experience of other health care organizations with nurse informaticists?

Introduction

Nurses at the baccalaureate level in all practice areas are involved in nursing informatics through interaction with information management and patient care technologies. Nurses must not only demonstrate knowledge of and skills in health information and patient care technologies, but also how to use these tools at the bedside and organizational levels. Moreover, nurses need to recognize how information gathered from various health information sources can impact decision making at the national and state regulatory levels.

Demonstration of Proficiency

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

  • Competency 1: Describe nurses’ and the interdisciplinary team’s role in informatics with a focus on electronic health information and patient care technology to support decision making. 
    • Define nursing informatics and the role of the nurse informaticist.
    • Explain how the nurse collaborates with the interdisciplinary team, including technologists, to improve the quality of patient care.
    • Justify the need for a nurse informaticist in a health care organization.
  • Competency 2: Implement evidence-based strategies to effectively manage protected health information. 
    • Explain evidence-based strategies that the nurse and interdisciplinary team can use to effectively manage patients’ protected health information (privacy, security, and confidentiality).
  • Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly communication to facilitate use of health information and patient care technologies. 
    • Follow APA style and formatting guidelines for citations and references.
    • Create a clear, well-organized, and professional proposal that is generally free from errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Scenario

For this assessment, assume you are a nurse attending a meeting of your state’s nurses’ association. A nurse informaticist conducted a presentation on her role and its impact on positive patient and organizational outcomes in her workplace. You realize that your organization is undergoing many technological changes. You believe this type of role could provide many benefits to your organization.

You decide to pursue proposing a nurse informaticist role in your organization. You speak to your chief nursing officer (CNO) and human resources (HR) manager. These individuals ask you to prepare a 4–5 page evidence-based proposal to support the new role. In this way, they can make an informed decision as to whether the addition of such a role could justify the return on investment (ROI).  They need your proposal before an upcoming fiscal meeting.

Preparation

To successfully prepare for this assessment, you will need to complete these preparatory activities:

  • Conduct independent research on the nursing knowledge and skills necessary to interact with health information and patient care technology. 
    • Focus your research on current resources available through peer-reviewed articles, professional websites, government websites, professional blogs, wiki pages, job boards, et cetera.
    • Consult the BSN Program Library Research Guide for help in identifying scholarly and authoritative sources. 
  • Interview peers in your network who are considered information technology experts. 
    • Ask them about how information technology advances are impacting patient care at the bedside, at the organizational level, and beyond.

Proposal Format

The CNO and HR manager have asked you to include the following headings in your proposal and to be sure to address the bullets underneath each heading: 

Nursing Informatics and the Nurse Informaticist
  • What is nursing informatics?
  • What is the role of the nurse informaticist?
Nurse Informaticists and Other Health Care Organizations
  • What is the experience of other health care organizations with nurse informaticists?
  • How do these nurse informaticists interact with the rest of the nursing staff and the interdisciplinary team?
Impact of Full Nurse Engagement in Health Care Technology
  • How does fully engaging nurses in health care technology impact: 
    • Patient care?
    • Protected health information (security, privacy, and confidentiality)?
    • Workflow?
    • Costs and return on investment?
Opportunities and Challenges
  • What are the opportunities and challenges for nurses and the interdisciplinary team with the addition of a nurse informaticist role? 
    • How can the interdisciplinary team collaborate to improve quality care outcomes through technology?
Summary of Recommendations
  • What are 3-4 key takeaways from your proposal about the recommended nurse informaticist role that you want the CNO and the HR manager to remember?
Additional Requirements
  • Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • Submission length: 4-5 double-spaced pages, in addition to a title page and references page.
  • Font: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • Citations and References: Cite a minimum of 3 current scholarly and/or authoritative sources to support your ideas. In addition, cite a minimum of 1 current professional blog or website to support your central ideas. Current means no more than five years old.
  • APA formatting: Be sure to follow APA formatting and style guidelines for citations and references. For an APA refresher, consult the APA Style and Format page on Campus.
  • a year ago
  • 29.09.2019
  • 30

How would you tie together the key learnings from each of the four publications you examined?

Introduction

Rapid changes in information technology go hand-in-hand with progress in quality health care delivery, nursing practice, and interdisciplinary team collaboration. The following are only a few examples of how the health care field uses technology to provide care to patients across multiple settings:

  • Patient monitoring devices.
  • Robotics.
  • Electronic medical records.
  • Data management resources.
  • Ready access to current science.

Technology is essential to the advancement of the nursing profession, maintaining quality care outcomes, patient safety, and research. 

This assessment will give you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of how technology can enhance quality and safety standards in nursing. You will prepare an annotated bibliography on technology in nursing. A well-prepared annotated bibliography is a comprehensive commentary on the content of scholarly publications and other sources of evidence about a selected nursing-related technology. A bibliography of this type provides a vehicle for workplace discussion to address gaps in nursing practice and to improve patient care outcomes. As nurses become more accountable in their practice, they are being called upon to expand their role of caregiver and advocate to include fostering research and scholarship to advance nursing practice. An annotated bibliography stimulates innovative thinking to find solutions and approaches to effectively and efficiently address these issues.

Demonstration of Proficiency

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

  • Competency 3: Evaluate the impact of patient care technologies on desired outcomes.
    • Analyze current evidence on the impact of a selected patient care technology on patient safety, quality of care, and the interdisciplinary team.  
    • Integrate current evidence about the impact of a selected patient care technology on patient safety, quality of care, and the interdisciplinary team into a recommendation.
  • Competency 4: Recommend the use of a technology to enhance quality and safety standards for patients.
    •  Describe organizational factors influencing the selection of a technology in the health care setting.
    • Justify the implementation and use of a selected technology in a health care setting.
  • Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly communication to facilitate use of health information and patient care technologies.
    • Create a clear, well-organized, and professional annotated bibliography that is generally free from errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.   
    • Follow APA style and formatting guidelines for all bibliographic entries.

Preparation

To successfully complete this assessment, perform the following preparatory activities:

  • Select a single direct or indirect patient care technology that is relevant to your current practice or that is of interest to you. Direct patient care technologies require an interaction, or direct contact, between the nurse and patient. Nurses use direct patient care technologies every day when delivering care to patients. Electronic thermometers or pulse oximeters are examples of direct patient care technologies. Indirect patient care technologies, on the other hand, are those employed on behalf of the patient. They do not require interaction, or direct contact, between the nurse and patient. A handheld device for patient documentation is an example of an indirect patient care technology. Examples of topics to consider for your annotated bibliography include:
    • Delivery robots.
    • Electronic medication administration with barcoding.
    • Electronic clinical documentation with clinical decision support.
    • Patient sensor devices/wireless communication solutions.
    • Real-time location systems.
    • Telehealth.
    • Workflow management systems.
  • Conduct a library search using the various electronic databases available through the Capella University Library.
    • Consult the BSN Program Library Research Guide for help in identifying scholarly and/or authoritative sources.
    • Access the NHS Learner Success Lab, linked in the courseroom navigation menu, for additional resources. 
  • Scan the search results related to your chosen technology.
  • Select four peer-reviewed publications focused on your selected topic that are the most interesting to you.
Notes
  • Publications may be research studies or review articles from a professional source. Newspapers, magazines, and blogs are not considered professional sources. 
  • Your selections need to be current—within the last five years.

Annotated Bibliography

Prepare a 4–6 page annotated bibliography in which you identify and describe peer-reviewed publications that promote the use of your selected technology to enhance quality and safety standards in nursing. Be sure that your annotated bibliography includes all of the following elements:

  • Introduction to the Selected Technology Topic
    • What is your rationale for selecting this particular technology topic? Why are you interested in this?
    • What research process did you employ?
      • What databases did you use?
      • What search terms did you use?
      • Note: In this section of your bibliography, you may use first person since you are asked to describe your rationale for selecting the topic and the research strategies you employed. Use third person in the rest of the bibliography, however.
  • Annotation Elements
    • For each resource, include the full reference followed by the annotation.
    • Explain the focus of the research or review article you chose.
    • Provide a summary overview of the publication.
      • According to this source, what is the impact of this technology on patient safety and quality of care?
      • According to this source, what is the relevance of this technology to nursing practice and the work of the interdisciplinary health care team?
      • Why did you select this publication to write about out of the many possible options? In other words, make the case as to why this resource is important for health care practitioners to read.
  • Conclusion/Recommendation
    • How would you tie together the key learnings from each of the four publications you examined?
    • What organizational factors influence the selection of a technology in a health care setting? Consider such factors as organizational policies, resources, culture/social norms, commitment, training programs, and/or employee empowerment.
    • How would you justify the implementation and use of the technology in a health care setting? Consider the impact of the technology on the health care organization, patient care/satisfaction, and interdisciplinary team productivity, satisfaction, and retention.

Example Assessment: You may use the following to give you an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating on the scoring guide would look like:

Additional Requirements
  • Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • Length: 4–6-typed, double-spaced pages.
  • Number of resources: Cite a minimum of 4 peer-reviewed resources.
  • Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • APA: Follow APA style and formatting guidelines for all bibliographic entries
  • a year ago
  • 29.09.2019
  • 35

Discuss the possible reactions the patient may have to your counseling and how to avoid negative reactions.


Tutor

With the increase in knowledge around genetic issues, it is important that all health care providers are prepared to have thorough genetic-based discussions now with their patients. In this assignment, you will synthesize your knowledge into a client case with a real or potential genetic health-related illness.

General Guidelines:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

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

· Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.

· This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.

· Use the Surgeon General’s Family History Tool at (http://www.hhs.gov/familyhistory/portrait/index.html) to complete this assignment.

Directions:

Write a 1,000-1,250 word paper addressing a client case that might benefit from the process of genetic counseling.

Describe the reason for the genetic counseling based on the findings from your completion of the history tool.

Discuss the possible reactions the patient may have to your counseling and how to avoid negative reactions.

Imagine this assignment as if you are giving this counseling to a patient. Discuss the following:

1. Health.

2. Prevention

3. Screening

4. Diagnostics

5. Prognostics

6. Selection of treatment

7. Monitoring of treatment effectiveness

  • a year ago
  • 01.10.2019

What ethical factors and principles did you consider when completing the end-of-life document?


public

  • Research your state or province’s laws regarding end-of-life advance directives such as do-not-resuscitate orders, durable power of attorney for health care, and living wills.
  • Complete at least one of the end-of-life advance directives listed above. See the AARP website in the Learning Resource for the downloadable forms. (Note: You will not be asked to share your completed document, only reflect upon it).

To complete this Assignment, write a 2- to 3-page paper, which addresses the following:

  • What types of end-of-life advance directives does your jurisdiction allow?
  • After completing the document, assess your feelings about the process. Was the document simple to complete for you? Was it challenging? Expand on your feelings of planning ahead for end-of-life decisions.
  • What factors contributed to you selecting the specific document that you completed?
  • What legal issues did you consider when you were completing the end-of-life document?
  • What ethical factors and principles did you consider when completing the end-of-life document?
  • Should healthcare providers be required to honor advance directives regardless of personal belief and institutional settings?

Your written assignments must follow APA guidelines. Be sure to support your work with specific sources from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct.

  • a year ago
  • 29.09.2019
  • 10

Identity at least two of your major stressors impacting your wellness.

Stress is a response by the body from demands placed on it and is incorporated into our lifestyle. Stressors come in two forms: eustress, known as good stress, and distress, known as bad stress. Both types of stress can result in a stress response. Stress can impact health and performance. College students are no exception. “About one-third of students who responded to the 2013 National College Health Assessment reported that their stress levels had negatively affected their academic performance,” (Powers & Dodd, 2017, p. 297). For this discussion, you will assess the amount of stress in your life and examine its effects on your health and wellness by completing the following tasks: 

  • Review the results of the stress test attached and the stress relaxation techniques. Select one of the relaxation techniques that are listed and practice the method.

In your discussion response, address the following items:

  • Discuss your results, from the Stress Index Questionnaire, stating your score and stress category. Were you surprised by your score?
  • Identity at least two of your major stressors impacting your wellness.
  • Explain which dimensions of wellness are impacted by stress.
  • Describe the relaxation technique that you tried in your journal.
  • Do you think the relaxation technique you tried would be effective in reducing your stress level if practiced on a regular basis? Why or why not?
  • Elaborate on the major health risks and diseases associated with distress. Use a reference to support your comments.

Include one scholarly reference correctly cited to help support your response.

  • a year ago
  • 28.09.2019
  • 20

How does the Christian worldview resolution compare to how another worldview might resolve the dilemma?


A

In this assignment, you will analyze the implications of an ethical issue according to the Christian worldview. You will be challenged to think about Christian worldview core beliefs and apply what you have learned over this course. This will be a thorough analysis of a case study you will choose from the options provided.

Write a 1,000-1,500-word essay in which you analyze ethical thinking and use values-based decision-making to address a case study from the perspective of the Christian worldview. Choose one case study from the five options listed in the attached “Ethical Dilemmas” document.

After an appropriate introductory paragraph with a thesis statement in which you name the scenario you are choosing, address each of the following six sections with at least one paragraph each. Write at least one paragraph for each component using the underlined titles for a subheading.

  1. Ethical Dilemma: Briefly describe the ethical dilemma in your own words, including (a) what in the scenario makes it difficult to make an ethical decision and (b) at least two options for resolving the scenario, providing a brief overview of what sort of ethical decisions each option might make.
  2. Core Beliefs: What beliefs about God and humanity from the Christian worldview are relevant to the scenario? How might these core worldview commitments of Christians influence one’s decision-making with regard to this scenario?
  3. Resolution: Describe the Christian worldview’s proposal for resolving the ethical dilemma. How should the person in the scenario act according to the Christian worldview? What is the best course of action for a Christian? (Note: The resolution should be consistent with Christian worldview commitments.)
  4. Evaluation: What might be the unintended consequences and perceived benefits of the resolution proposed by the Christian worldview?
  5. Comparison: How does the Christian worldview resolution compare to how another worldview might resolve the dilemma? Choose a specific contrasting worldview, such as atheism, pantheism, or scientism.
  6. Conclusion: Synthesize the main points, pulling the ideas of the paper together.
  7. References
  • a year ago
  • 29.09.2019
  • 40

What strategies did the caregivers portrayed in the videos utilize to form a connection with their loved one?


aging

Watch the following videos featuring two different portrayals of older adults suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Address the questions listed below:

  • HBO: The Alzheimer’s Project, Grandpa Do You Know Who I Am? (part 3/3) Click here to access.
  • Gladys Wilson and Naomi Feil. Click here to access.

1. What symptoms of cognitive decline did you notice being displayed by the Alzheimer’s patients portrayed in the two videos? What behaviors did they exhibit? How can you connect the cognitive decline with the behaviors you witnessed? How are these cognitive symptoms and behaviors different from the normal age-related changes you learned about from the concepts studied in your textbook? (Be specific; provide examples and a rationale).

2. What strategies did the caregivers portrayed in the videos utilize to form a connection with their loved one? Why were these strategies successful?

3. If you had to create an educational pamphlet teaching caregivers how to successfully interact with their loved ones suffering with Alzheimer’s, what recommendations would you include? What evidence-based rationale would you provide for your recommendations?  

4. Explain what connections you have been able to make between the concepts studied in this week’s assigned readings and the content presented in these video clips. 

Read and follow the Discussion Board Post Grading Rubric to ensure your post and follow up comments meet all of the requirements noted there.

  • a year ago
  • 28.09.2019

How have electronic media and their convergence transformed journalism and news consumption?


Humanities

Imagine you are a fair-minded news editor. You have been asked to respond to an online discussion thread regarding how news and information media have affected American culture. Note: the plural of journalist is journalists.

Answer the following questions in 100 to 150 words each bullet point (you may make this a Q&A presentation, but it still requires APA formatting and cover page):

· Does a journalist have an obligation to present opposing sides of any controversial subject on which he or she may be reporting, or may certain facts be left out to promote an agenda that the journalist may consider to be for the greater good? Please justify your answer.

· What is the proper role of the information and news media in the shaping of political opinions? What ethics should be applied by media in political reporting?

· How have electronic media and their convergence transformed journalism and news consumption?

· What role does satire have in the news today? How have programs and websites such as The Daily ShowThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and The Onion provided a separate space for commentary on the news and news providers? Do they contribute to political understanding or can they be misleading because of political bias?

· Fake news generally means political reporting in mainstream media (not social media) that usually doesn’t name sources or names sources that are lying and proves to be untrue or fraudulent (it is not reporting on opinions one may or may not disagree with). Provide at least two actual examples from mainstream media (not blogs or social media) during the past two or three years. We are not asking for your opinion about the claims made in a fake news story. Is fake news a legitimate journalistic tool? Why or why not?

· Illustrate your responses with specific examples

  • a year ago
  • 30.09.2019
  • 17

How might revisions to the plan improve future outcomes?

Complete the preliminary care coordination plan you developed in Assessment 1. Present the plan to the patient in a face-to-face clinical learning session and collaborate with the patient in evaluating session outcomes and addressing possible revisions to the plan                                                                                     Care coordination is the process of providing a smooth and seamless transition of care as part of the health continuum. Nurses must be aware of community resources, ethical considerations, policy issues, cultural norms, safety, and the physiological needs of patients. Nurses play a key role in providing the necessary knowledge and communication to ensure seamless transitions of care. They draw upon evidence-based practices to promote health and disease prevention to create a safe environment conducive to improving and maintaining the health of individuals, families, or aggregates within a community. When provided with a plan and the resources to achieve and maintain optimal health, patients benefit from a safe environment conducive to healing and a better quality of life.

This assessment provides an opportunity for you to apply communication, teaching, and learning best practices to the presentation of a care coordination plan to the patient.

Demonstration of Proficiency

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

  • Competency 1: Adapt care based on patient-centered and person-focused factors. 
    • Design patient-centered health interventions and timelines for care.
  • Competency 2: Collaborate with patients and family to achieve desired outcomes. 
    • Evaluate learning session outcomes and the attainment of mutually agreed-upon health goals, in collaboration with a patient.
  • Competency 3: Create a satisfying patient experience. 
    • Evaluate patient satisfaction with the care coordination plan and progress made toward Healthy People 2020 goals and leading health indicators.
  • Competency 4: Defend decisions based on the code of ethics for nursing. 
    • Make ethical decisions in designing patient-centered health interventions.
  • Competency 5: Explain how health care policies affect patient-centered care. 
    • Identify relevant health policy implications for the coordination and continuum of care.

Preparation

In this assessment, you will complete the preliminary care coordination plan you developed in Assessment 1 and communicate the plan to the patient in a professional, culturally sensitive, and ethical manner.

To prepare for the assessment, consider the patient experience and how you will present the plan. Make sure you schedule time accordingly.

Note: Remember that you can submit all, or a portion of, your plan to Smarthinking Tutoring for feedback, before you submit the final version for this assessment. If you plan on using this free service, be mindful of the turnaround time of 24–48 hours for receiving feedback.

Instructions

Note: You are required to complete Assessment 1 before this assessment.

For this assessment:

  • Complete the preliminary care coordination plan you developed in Assessment 1.
  • Present the plan to the patient in a face-to-face clinical learning session. Communicate in a professional, culturally sensitive, and ethical manner.
  • Collaborate with the patient in evaluating session outcomes and addressing possible revisions to the plan.

Reminder: The time you spend presenting your final care coordination plan must be logged in the CORE ELMS system. The total time spent in securing individual participation in this activity in Assessment 1 and presenting your plan in this assessment must be at least three hours. The CORE ELMS link is located in the courseroom navigation menu.

Document Format and Length

Build on the preliminary plan document you created in Assessment 1. Your final plan should be 5–7 pages in length.

Supporting Evidence

Support your care coordination plan with peer-reviewed articles, course study resources, and Healthy People 2020 resources. Cite at least three credible sources.

Grading Requirements

The requirements, outlined below, correspond to the grading criteria in the Final Care Coordination Plan Scoring Guide, so be sure to address each point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed.

  • Design patient-centered health interventions and timelines for care. 
    • Address three patient health issues.
    • Design an intervention for each health issue.
    • Identify three community resources for each health intervention, so the patient may make an informed decision about what resources to use.
  • Make ethical decisions in designing patient-centered health interventions. 
    • Consider the practical effects of specific decisions.
    • Include the ethical questions that generate uncertainty about the decisions you have made.
  • Identify relevant health policy implications for the coordination and continuum of care. 
    • Cite specific health policy provisions.
  • Evaluate learning session outcomes and the attainment of mutually agreed-upon health goals, in collaboration with the patient. 
    • What aspects of the session would you change?
    • How might revisions to the plan improve future outcomes?
  • Evaluate patient satisfaction with the care coordination plan and progress made toward Healthy People 2020 goals and leading health indicators. 
    • What changes would you recommend to improve patient satisfaction and better align the session with Healthy People 2020 goals and leading health indicators?
  • a year ago
  • 30.09.2019