Write an argumentative research paper on a managed care-related topic

This is the week you turn in your outline and annotated bibliography to give direction to your paper (Review the assignment in Module 01.)

Outline:

    • Provide a strong thesis statement outlines the path that your project will follow. Remember to reflect on an argumentative point of view (through an assumption or myth)
    • Outline should support thesis, listing topics and sub-topics for your project.

Annotated Bibliography:

    1. Annotated paragraphs for at least 3 sources include summary of the source, an evaluation, and description of source’s usefulness.
    2. Properly formatted using APA guidelines.
    3. Mechanics follow required standards.

Recap of Project Goal:

  • Write an argumentative research paper on a managed care-related topic, assumption or myth; thoroughly explaining what it is, why it’s important, and how it fundamentally impacts the managed care system today. You will gather evidence on present a well-reasoned argument or debatable issue. The goal of an argumentative paper is to show that your perspective is valid. You are to form reasons, draw conclusions and apply them to your findings. The purpose is not to completely prove your point, but to convince readers, with your evidence, that your argument or position has merit.
  • Your project is due by the end of Week 05. Along the way, you are responsible to do the research and writing and turn in portions of your project according to the following Time Line. (You will be given specific instructions each week.)

Submit your completed assignment to the drop box below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.

Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document. (Mac users, please remember to append the “.docx” extension to the filename.) The name of the file should be your first initial and last name, followed by an underscore and the name of the assignment, and an underscore and the date. An example is shown below:

Discuss how you might tweak the environment or build habits to make change achievable

Discuss how you might tweak the environment or build habits to make change achievable. What one thing can you shift to make the right behaviors more likely? Why this change?

Applying Chemical Research to Food Labels

Food Label Analysis

 

  1. Food Ingredient Analysis:

Buying foods can be confusing.  By reading the food label and ingredient list you will be well armed with information that will help you decide about the foods and chemicals you are putting into your body.  Today we will look at ingredient lists of foods and research the most common food additives.

 

First, when you are researching, remember that the source that you read is important.  Here are some sources that you can trust.  If you find others, please cite them.

 

 

Mayo Clinic

Healthline

Medical News Today

National Library of Medicine (NCBI)

 

 

  1. For Homework:
  2. Find the ingredient list for a food you would like to learn more about or a favorite food.

 

  1. Complete research on these chemicals/additives. These are the most commonly used food additives in the U.S.
  Uses Risks
MSG  

 

 

 

 

 
Maltodextrin  

 

 

 

 

 
Sodium Nitrate  

 

 

 

 

 
Guar Gum  

 

 

 

 

 
High fructose corn syrup  

 

 

 

 

 
Artificial sweeteners  

 

 

 

 

 
Artificial colors  

 

 

 

 

 
Sodium Benzoate  

 

 

 

 

 
Artificial flavorings  

 

 

 

 

 
Alpha-tocopherol  

 

 

 

 

 
Ascorbic acid  

 

 

 

 

 
Aspartame  

 

 

 

 

 
BHA and BHT  

 

 

 

 

 
Carrageenan  

 

 

 

 

 
Trans-fats  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Applying Chemical Research to Food Labels
  2. Insert a picture of the name of the food and its ingredient list here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Looking at the ingredient list you chose, provide the list of ingredients in this chart and then fill in what you have learned. If there are any ingredients that you didn’t research yet, do some quick research to fill in the blanks.

 

Ingredients Uses Risks
 

 

   
 

 

   
 

 

   
 

 

   
 

 

   
 

 

   
 

 

   
 

 

   
 

 

   
 

 

   
 

 

   
 

 

   

 

  1. Form a conclusion about the food that you are researching. Explain your reasoning.

 

 

 

 

  1. Food Label Analysis:

Remember that there are:

 

  • 4 calories per gram of protein.

 

  • 4 calories per gram of carbohydrate

 

  • 9 calories per gram of fat

 

  • 7 calories per gram of alcohol

 

 

  1. First, let’s practice figuring out how many calories of the macros are in certain foods. I’ll do this first one for you:

 

This label comes from a bag of chips:

 

  1. How many calories (of the 160 in the serving) come from fat? Carbs? Protein?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What percent of the serving comes from fat? Carbs?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One more label:

 

 

  1. Of the 340 calories, how many come from fat? Carbs? Protein?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What percent of the burger is fat? Protein? Carbohydrate?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. When looking at ingredient lists what are three things you will consider before buying a food?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. When looking at a food label, what are three things you will consider before buying the item?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Identify two strategies that the critical care nurse can use to help prevent AKI

TTC 8

Critical Reasoning Activities Chapters 16 and 17

Chapter 16

Identify two strategies that the critical care nurse can use to help prevent AKI

 

Describe the factors in elderly patients that increase susceptibility to the development of AKI

 

Describe patients who are at high risk for contrast-induced nephropathy and discuss interventions that may be used to decrease their risk.

 

Chapter 17

What disorders are associated with anemia in the critically ill patient?

 

Why is the critical care unit often a dangerous place for the immunosupressed patient?

 

How can therapeutic choices such as interventions and medications worsen the hematologic or immunologic comprise of critically ill patients?

 

What criteria are used for prioritization of nursing and medical interventions for the bleeding patient?

 

TTC 9

Critical Reasoning Activities Chapters 18 & 19

Chapter 18

The nurse is caring for a patient who is admitted with acute abdominal pain and vomiting. His admission vital signs and laboratory values include the following:

Blood pressure                                 94/72 mm Hg

Heart rate                                           114 beats/min

Respiratory rate                               32 breaths per minute

Potassium                                           3.0 mEq/L

Calcium                                                                7.0 mg/dL

Arterial oxygen saturation           88%

Serum amylase                                 280 IU/L

Serum lipase                                      320 IU/L

  1. What is the suspected medical diagnosis?
  2. What are the priority nursing and medical interventions?

 

 

A 50 year old patient is admitted with hematemesis and reports having dark stools for the past 12 hours. Which of the following admission data is the best indicator of the amount of blood loss?

Blood pressure                                 95/60

Heart rate                                           125 beats/min

Respiratory rate                               28 breaths per minute

Hematocrit                                         27%

Hemoglobin                                       14g/dL

 

 

A 45 year old business executive is admitted to the telemetry unit. He tells the nurse that he travels a lot for business and recently returned from a trip to Mexico. During your initial assessment, he tells you that he is not married and he relates stories about some of the women he has met and dated on his many trips. His history includes persistent abdominal pain, nausea with occasional vomiting, fatigue and decreases appetite. Initial vital signs and laboratory results include the following:

Heart rate                                           70 beats/min

Urine                                                     clear and dark yellow

Aspartate transaminase (AST)    20 IU/L

Alanine transaminase (ALT)         70 IU/L

Serum albumin                                 3.2 mg/dL

Total serum bilirubin                       1.5 mg/dL

  1. What is the most likely diagnosis?
  2. What precautions should the nurse take while caring for this patient?

 

 

Chapter 19

Insulin therapy is a critical intervention in the treatment of DKA and HHS. What crucial parameters must be monitored to ensure optimal patient outcomes?

 

How can the hazards of hypoglycemia be prevented?

 

In which patient population would the nurse expect to administer a cosyntropin stimulation test? What factors affect the interpretation of the test results?

 

In a patient with neurologic injury, how do lab values help to differentiate DI, SIADH and CSW?

 

TTC 10

Critical Reasoning Activities Chapters 20 & 21

Chapter 20

A patient presents to the trauma center after a high-speed motor vehicle crash. The patient was restrained by his seat belt; however, he was driving an older car that did not have airbags. He was awake at the scene, but his level of consciousness quickly declined during transport by emergency medical services. Initial assessment revealed a 6-cm scalp laceration, a right closed femur fracture, four broken ribs and possible cardiac contusion. What additional prehospital information would be helpful in anticipating care for this patient?

 

Considering the mechanism and patterns of the injuries, what are the immediate nursing management priorities for this patient?

 

A construction worker is admitted after falling approximately 15 feet from scaffolding. What diagnostic interventions does the nurse anticipate in the care of this trauma patient?

 

If a patient experiences thoracic trauma, what laboratory analysis is anticipated and why? Why is cardiac monitoring and/or a 12-lead ECG prescribed?

 

Describe the nursing assessment and intervention priorities during the first postoperative hour once a patient is admitted during the first postoperative hour once a patient is admitted to the critical care unit. Discuss ways to incorporate patient and family centered care during the immediate postoperative phase of nursing care.

 

Chapter 21

Explain why patients with burns need extensive fluid resuscitation even though they are extremely edematous.

 

Why is multiprofessional team care of the burn-injured patient important? Who is involved?

 

What interventions can be used in the critical care unit to promote early rehabilitation of a patient with a burn injury?

 

Describe some injury history and physical assessment findings that might lead you to suspect that a burn was caused by abuse.

 

What specific strategies and interventions can the critical care nurse employ to reduce the incidence of infection in burn patients?

 

What strategies might the critical care nurse use to meet the high caloric needs of burn patients who can take foods by mouth?

 

Many patients with burn injuries must be treated at institutions far from home. What approaches can be sued to meet the psychosocial needs of these patients and their families?

 

 

 

View the assigned Healthcare Law LearnScape interactive episode in the Jones & Bartlett website

(Great English is a must!! No grammar errors!)

(You can either watch the episode or read the transcript)

(800 words, Double, APA Format)

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Subject of the paper: Discussion (I am attaching both the video and the transcript. Use whichever you want)

Requirement: View the assigned Healthcare Law LearnScape interactive episode in the Jones & Bartlett website (DB2 LearnScape Case Study). You will be presented with a negligence case stemming from an incidents in the hospital. You must interview staff members and work with the General Counsel to determine the hospital’s liability for negligence and medical malpractice.

Prompt: Based on the information you gathered from the LearnScape video interviews, on your research, and on a biblical worldview, analyze this incident and write your recommendation to the Chief Counsel regarding negligence/malpractice liability. Directly address the 4 elements required to prove negligence:

  • Duty to care
  • Breach of duty
  • Injury
  • Causation (specifically foreseeability)

Other information: APA Format,Minimum 800 words, APA Format , full request in the attached file. 

Format:

  • APA Format
  • No plagiarism is accepted

*** The work will be checked for plagiarism through Turnitin by the professor. It is essential for everything to be free of plagiarism otherwise sanctions will be imposed***

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Thank you for your support

Analyzing Strategic Health Care Cases 

Before beginning work on this assignment, please review the expanded grading rubric for specific instructions relating to content and formatting.

Read the following article:

Hospital at Home Program in New Mexico Improves Care Quality and Patient Satisfaction while Reducing Costs

Complete a detailed case study analysis of the given case, using the process described in Analyzing Strategic Health Care Cases in your course textbook Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations.

Your completed case study analysis report will include the following sections:

  • Executive summary
  • Key issues
  • Situational analysis
  • Strategy formulation
  • Recommendation
  • Implementation strategies
  • Benchmarks for success and contingency plans

Resources

Gorski, L. A. (2016). Implementing home health standards in clinical practice. Home Healthcare Now, 34(2), 76.

Ticona, L., & Schulman, K. A. (2016). Extreme home makeover — the role of intensive home health care. The New England Journal of Medicine, 375(18), 1707.

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Your assignment should be addressed in a 2- to 3-page document.

Submission Details:

  • Support your responses with examples.
  • Cite any sources in APA format..

Provide a strong thesis statement outlines the path that your project will follow.

This is the week you turn in your outline and annotated bibliography to give direction to your paper (Review the assignment in Module 01.)

Outline:

    • Provide a strong thesis statement outlines the path that your project will follow. Remember to reflect on an argumentative point of view (through an assumption or myth)
    • Outline should support thesis, listing topics and sub-topics for your project.

Annotated Bibliography:

    1. Annotated paragraphs for at least 3 sources include summary of the source, an evaluation, and description of source’s usefulness.
    2. Properly formatted using APA guidelines.
    3. Mechanics follow required standards.

Recap of Project Goal:

  • Write an argumentative research paper on a managed care-related topic, assumption or myth; thoroughly explaining what it is, why it’s important, and how it fundamentally impacts the managed care system today. You will gather evidence on present a well-reasoned argument or debatable issue. The goal of an argumentative paper is to show that your perspective is valid. You are to form reasons, draw conclusions and apply them to your findings. The purpose is not to completely prove your point, but to convince readers, with your evidence, that your argument or position has merit.
  • Your project is due by the end of Week 05. Along the way, you are responsible to do the research and writing and turn in portions of your project according to the following Time Line. (You will be given specific instructions each week.)

Submit your completed assignment to the drop box below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.

Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document. (Mac users, please remember to append the “.docx” extension to the filename.) The name of the file should be your first initial and last name, followed by an underscore and the name of the assignment, and an underscore and the date. An example is shown below:

Write a mission statement that reflects this new direction for St. Mary’s.

Organizational Behavior and Public Relations Management

For this assignment, locate and read the case study titled “Proactive Prevention” at the end of section 4.4 of the Course Text. Based on the information in this case, thoroughly complete the following:

  • Write a mission statement that reflects this new direction for St. Mary’s.
  • Write a vision statement reflecting the new mission statement.
  • What type of strategy did the leadership team at St. Mary’s pursue?
  • Which organizations in the community might view the wellness center as a new form of competition?
  • What factors described in this chapter might affect the implementation of this new strategy?

Your assignment must be two to three pages in length (excluding title and reference pages). Utilize your course textbook and at least one additional scholarly source. Your paper and all sources must be formatted according to APA style

How individuals, environments and health behavior interact.

First:

Both of Edberg and Glanz, Rimer and Viswanath speak of the effect of the environment and interpersonal communication and their effects on health behavior, please answer the questions and follow APA format.

1) How individuals, environments and health behavior interact.

2) How interpersonal communication affect health behavior.

Please provide referencing to support your thoughts.

Thoughts should be complete and thorough and provide input on each of the area(s) above.

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Second:

This question is focus on Social Cognitive Theory, Social Network Theory, Social Support Theory, and Social Marketing.

Please select a event (could be TED talk event, local event, community event, online event, current event etc) and and provide a reflection.

Please provide references and follow APA format.

Use the MAPIT model created by Healthy People 2020.

Directions: This assignment follows the findings of the Windshield Assessment (windshield assessment paper will be provided) conducted previously. Take the nursing intervention that was recommended in your assessment and prepare a paper.

  1. Use the MAPIT model created by Healthy People 2020. The model to be used for the paper can be found on the Healthy People 2020 website-The MAP-IT: A Guide to Using Healthy People 2020 in Your Community https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/tools-and-resources/Program-Planning
  2. Use the MAPIT model to create the paper. Be sure to include a cover page and reference page. The paper should be between 2-3 pages (not including cover and reference page) and include at least 2 references. Be sure to use APA format.
  3. Submit by the posted due date

This APA paper should include:

  • How the community nurse would plan for change using the following topics: Mobilize, Assess, Plan, Implement, and Track.
  • Utilize these sections as headers for your paper. This will help you to learn how to begin to plan and implement a small intervention of change at your assigned community site.