descriptive statistics

There is often the requirement to evaluate descriptive statistics for data within the organization or for health care information. Every year the National Cancer Institute collects and publishes data based on patient demographics. Understanding differences between the groups based upon the collected data often informs health care professionals towards research, treatment options, or patient education.

Using the data on the “National Cancer Institute Data” Excel spreadsheet, calculate the descriptive statistics indicated below for each of the Race/Ethnicity groups. Refer to your textbook and the Topic Materials, as needed, for assistance in with creating Excel formulas.

Provide the following descriptive statistics:

  1. Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median, and Mode
  2. Measures of Variation: Variance, Standard Deviation, and Range (a formula is not needed for Range).
  3. Once the data is calculated, provide a 150-250 word analysis of the descriptive statistics on the spreadsheet. This should include differences and health outcomes between groups.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

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

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

COMMUNITY NURSING 

COMMUNITY NURSING Course Reflection

PURPOSE

The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student an opportunity to reflect on selected RN-BSN competencies acquired through the NUR4636 course COMMUNITY NURSING.

COURSE OUTCOMES

This assignment provides documentation of student ability to meet the following course outcomes:

-The students will be able to recognize the different level of prevention and apply them in the community (ACCN Essential I, II, IV, V, VII; QSEN: safety, evidence-based practice, teamwork and collaboration, quality improvement, informatics, and patient-centered care).

-This course will enable the student to place in practice methods of health prevention, promotion and restoration in the communities (ACCN Essential I, II, IV, V, VII; QSEN: safety, evidence-based practice, and teamwork and collaboration, quality improvement, informatics, and patient.

-The students will be able to educate the communities about the different ways to prevent illness and promote health (ACCN Essential I, II, IV, V, VII; QSEN: safety, evidence-based practice, teamwork, and collaboration, quality improvement, informatics, and patient-centered care).

-The student will understand the different tools available to put in place and in the hands of the communities in order to keep them healthy (ACCN Essential I, II, IV, V, VII; QSEN: safety, evidence-based practice, teamwork and collaboration, quality improvement, informatics, and patient-centered care).

REQUIREMENTS

1. Original papers, “NO plagiarism”. The Course Reflection will be graded on quality of self-assessment, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization based on the required components as summarized in the directions and grading criteria/rubric.

2. Follow the directions and grading criteria closely (See Attachment). Any questions about your essay may be posted under the Q & A forum under the Discussions tab.

3. The length of the reflection is to be within three to four pages excluding title page and reference pages.

4. APA format is required with both a title page and reference page. Use the required components of the review as Level 1 headers (upper and lower case, centered):

Note: Introduction – Write an introduction but do not use “Introduction” as a heading in accordance with the rules put forth in the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (2010, p. 63).

a. Course Reflection

b. Conclusion

PREPARING YOUR REFLECTION

The BSN Essentials (AACN, 2008) outline a number of healthcare policy and advocacy competencies for the BSN-prepared nurse. Reflect on the NUR4636 course readings, discussion threads, and applications you have completed across this course and write a reflective essay regarding the extent to which you feel you are now prepared to:

1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments, including local, state, national, and global healthcare trends.

2. Describe how health care is organized and financed, including the implications of business principles, such as patient and system cost factors.

3. Compare the benefits and limitations of the major forms of reimbursement on the delivery of healthcare services.

4. Examine legislative and regulatory processes relevant to the provision of health care.

5. Describe state and national statutes, rules, and regulations that authorize and define professional nursing practice.

6. Explore the impact of socio-cultural, economic, legal, and political factors influencing healthcare delivery and practice.

7. Examine the roles and responsibilities of the regulatory agencies and their effect on patient care quality, workplace safety, and the scope of nursing and other health professionals’ practice.

8. Discuss the implications of healthcare policy on issues of access, equity, affordability, and social justice in healthcare delivery.

9. Use an ethical framework to evaluate the impact of social policies on health care, especially for vulnerable populations.

10. Articulate, through a nursing perspective, issues concerning healthcare delivery to decision makers within healthcare organizations and other policy arenas.

11. Participate as a nursing professional in political processes and grassroots legislative efforts to influence healthcare policy.

12. Advocate for consumers and the nursing profession.

13. Assess protective and predictive factors, including genetics, which influence the health of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.

14. Conduct a health history, including environmental exposure and a family history that recognizes genetic risks, to identify current and future health problems.

15. Assess health/illness beliefs, values, attitudes, and practices of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.

16. Use behavioral change techniques to promote health and manage illness.

17. Use evidence¬ based practices to guide health teaching, health counseling, screening, outreach, disease and outbreak investigation, referral, and follow-up throughout the lifespan.

18. Use information and communication technologies in preventive care.

19. Collaborate with other healthcare professionals and patients to provide spiritually and culturally appropriate health promotion and disease and injury prevention interventions.

20. Assess the health, healthcare, and emergency preparedness needs of a defined population.

21. Use clinical judgment and decision-making skills in appropriate, timely nursing care during disaster, mass casualty, and other emergency situations.

22. Collaborate with others to develop an intervention plan that takes into account determinants of health, available resources, and the range of activities that contribute to health and the prevention of illness, injury, disability, and premature death.

23. Participate in clinical prevention and population ¬focused interventions with attention to effectiveness, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and equity.

24. Advocate for social justice, including a commitment to the health of vulnerable populations and the elimination of health disparities.

25. Use evaluation results to influence the delivery of care, deployment of resources, and to provide input into the development of policies to promote health and prevent disease.” (pp. 20-21, 24-25 SEE ATTACHMENT)

Reference:

American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN]. (2008). The essentials of baccala

Course Announcements

CASE STUDY:  Pre-school-aged white female living in a rural community 

 

With the information presented in Chapter 1 of Ball et al. in mind, consider the following:

  • By Day 1 of this week, you will be assigned a new patient profile by your Instructor for this Discussion. Note: Please see the “Course Announcements” section of the classroom for your new patient profile assignment.
  • How would your communication and interview techniques for building a health history differ with each patient?
  • How might you target your questions for building a health history based on the patient’s social determinants of health?
  • What risk assessment instruments would be appropriate to use with each patient, or what questions would you ask each patient to assess his or her health risks?
  • Identify any potential health-related risks based upon the patient’s age, gender, ethnicity, or environmental setting that should be taken into consideration.
  • Select one of the risk assessment instruments presented in Chapter 1 or Chapter 5 of the Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination text, or another tool with which you are familiar, related to your selected patient.
  • Develop at least five targeted questions you would ask your selected patient to assess his or her health risks and begin building a health history.
By Day 3 of Week 1

Post a summary of the interview and a description of the communication techniques you would use with your assigned patient. Explain why you would use these techniques. Identify the risk assessment instrument you selected, and justify why it would be applicable to the selected patient. Provide at least five targeted questions you would ask the patient.

quick Internet

A walk through the Business section of any bookstore or a quick Internet search on the topic will reveal a seemingly endless supply of writings on leadership. Formal research literature is also teeming with volumes on the subject.

However, your own observation and experiences may suggest these theories are not always so easily found in practice. Not that the potential isn’t there; current evidence suggests that leadership factors such as emotional intelligence and transformational leadership behaviors, for example, can be highly effective for leading nurses and organizations.

Yet, how well are these theories put to practice? In this Discussion, you will examine formal leadership theories. You will compare these theories to behaviors you have observed firsthand and discuss their effectiveness in impacting your organization.

To Prepare:

  • Review the Resources and examine the leadership theories and behaviors introduced.
  • Identify two to three scholarly resources, in addition to this Module’s readings, that evaluate the impact of leadership behaviors in creating healthy work environments.
  • Reflect on the leadership behaviors presented in the three resources that you selected for review.

QUESTION

Post two key insights you had from the scholarly resources you selected. Describe a leader whom you have seen use such behaviors and skills, or a situation where you have seen these behaviors and skills used in practice. Be specific and provide examples. Then, explain to what extent these skills were effective and how their practice impacted the workplace.

Windshield Survey

Conduct a “Windshield Survey” in a section of your community. Instructions for the survey can be found in Stanhope and Lancaster (2016) on page 416, Table 18-6. As you notice, conducting a Windshield Survey requires that you either walk around or drive around a particular section of the community and take notes about what you observe. A Windshield Survey cannot be conducted by reviewing websites or Google Earth only. It requires actually taking a look at the selected area of the community. This survey should be focused on the problem and population you have selected for your practicum project. If you choose, for example, obesity among Hispanic schoolchildren, you might want to locate a section of the community where many Hispanic children live, or you might want to conduct the Windshield Survey around where Hispanic children attend school. If Hispanic children are not found in a specific section of your community (e.g., Chinatown in San Francisco or Harlem in New York), then you may select the section of the community where you live or work but pay particular attention to your practicum population and practicum problem as you conduct a survey of the community as viewed through the eyes of the public health nurse.

By Day 7 of Week 3

Submit a 3- to 4-page paper including:

  • Introduction to the community, including the name of the community and any interesting or historical facts you would like to add about where you live
  • Photographs of the selected area of the community that serve as evidence of your observations and hypotheses
  • Windshield Survey findings, including a description of the section of your community that you chose to survey
  • Description of the Vulnerable Population and Available Resources
    • Demographics of the vulnerable population
    • What social determinants create their vulnerable status?
    • What community strengths exist to assist this population?
  • Conclusions based on Nursing Assessment of the Community
    • Based on what you have found, what conclusions can you draw about your community and your selected population for your practicum?
  • Select at least 5 scholarly resources to support your assessment. Websites may be included but the paper must include scholarly resources in its development.

For this Assignment, review the following:

  • AWE Checklist (Level 4000)
  • BSN Program Top Ten Citations and References
  • Walden paper template (no abstract or running head required)

Social Media

Social Media and the Modern Impact of Informatics

Write an essay addressing each of the following points/questions. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each number item. There should be three sections, one for each item number below, as well the introduction (heading is the title of the essay) and conclusion paragraphs. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper. Support your ideas with at least three (3) citations in your essay. Make sure to reference the citations using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page do not count towards the minimum word amount. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.

  1. Most people remember the story below that made national headlines. As most Americans have smart phones, tablets, and computers the utilization of social media is common place.
    1. Finley, T. (2017, Sept. 20). Navy hospital removes staffers for calling babies ‘mini Satan’s’ on social mediaParenting.
      1. If you were writing a hospital policy on smart phone and social media usage, what should be included in the policy?
      2. What potential ethical and legal liabilities are there for the hospital and employees in the case presented above?
  2. In 2007, Harvard University rescinded admission to 10 students after reviewing their social media post.
    1. Do you feel potential employers, current employers, and colleges have the right to access your social media post? Do you feel employers and universities should make decisions based on your post?
  3. Discuss the relationship between accreditation decisions, reimbursement, quality of care, informatics.

Assignment Expectations

Length: 500 words per essay prompt/section (1500 total for this assignment)

Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA style. These do not count towards the minimal word amount for this assignment. All APA Papers should include an introduction and conclusion.

References: Use the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. Include at least three (3) scholarly sources to support your claims.

Rubric: This assignment uses a rubric for scoring. Please review it as part of your assignment preparation and again prior to submission to ensure you have addressed its criteria at the highest level.

Format: Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) or a PDF document (.pdf)

File name: Name your saved file according to your first initial, last name, and the module number (for example, “RHall Module1.docx”)

Personality Disorders

Week 3: Personality Disorders

Discussion: Treatment of Personality Disorders – Histrionic Personality Disorder

Explain the diagnostic criteria for your assigned personality disorder.

Explain the evidenced-based psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for your assigned personality disorder.

Describe clinical features from a client that led you to believe this client had this disorder. Align the clinical features with the DSM-5 criteria.

Malpractice Case Analysis

You have been working on this project for weeks, and now it is time to submit your final version. This should be a complete, polished artifact that contains all of the required critical elements and incorporates the feedback you received from your instructor on Milestones One and Two. This is your opportunity to shine!

 

Final Submission: Malpractice Case Analysis
In Module Seven, you will submit your final project. It should be a complete, polished artifact containing all of the critical elements of the final product. It should reflect the incorporation of feedback gained throughout the course.

To complete this assignment, review the FINAL PROJECT RUBRIC WHICH HAS THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE FINAL SUBMISSION.

THE first 2 milestone projects previously done are attached below and should be added/merged to the final project as one cohesive project.

goal of EBP.

  • Review the Resources and reflect on the definition and goal of EBP.
  • Choose a professional healthcare organization’s website (e.g., a reimbursing body, an accredited body, or a national initiative).
  • Explore the website to determine where and to what extent EBP is evident.

Post a description of the healthcare organization website you reviewed. Describe where, if at all, EBP appears (e.g., the mission, vision, philosophy, and/or goals of the healthcare organization, or in other locations on the website). Then, explain whether this healthcare organization’s work is grounded in EBP and why or why not. Finally, explain whether the information you discovered on the healthcare organization’s website has changed your perception of the healthcare organization. Be specific and provide examples.

patient case study

Write a 1- to 2-page summary paper that addresses the following:

  • Briefly summarize the patient case study you were assigned, including each of the three decisions you took for the patient presented.
  • Based on the decisions you recommended for the patient case study, explain whether you believe the decisions provided were supported by the evidence-based literature. Be specific and provide examples. Be sure to support your response with evidence and references from outside resources.
  • What were you hoping to achieve with the decisions you recommended for the patient case study you were assigned? Support your response with evidence and references from outside resources.
  • Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with each of the decisions and the results of the decision in the exercise. Describe whether they were different. Be specific and provide examples.