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Determine what qualitative research design was used in your selected article and evaluate whether it was the best choice.

Determine what qualitative research design was used in your selected article and evaluate whether it was the best choice. 150 150 Annet

For this Discussion, you focus on the different types of qualitative research designs, when they are used, and why they are important.

To prepare:

Reflect on the comments made by Dr. Mauk in this week’s media presentation on the value of qualitative research in nursing.
Locate the journal Qualitative Health Research in the Sage Premier database in the Walden Library.
From this journal, select an article of interest to you that was published within the last 3 years.
Review the information on different qualitative research designs in Chapter 21 of your course text.
Determine what qualitative research design was used in your selected article and evaluate whether it was the best choice.
Consider ethical issues involved in the study and how the researchers addressed them.
Think about how using a quantitative design would have affected the type of data gathered.
Post an APA citation for the article that you selected and provide a brief summary of the content and the qualitative research design used. Evaluate the appropriateness of the design, and explain how ethical issues in the study were addressed. Analyze how the study would have been different if a quantitative design had been used.

Required Readings

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

Chapter 21, “Qualitative Research Design and Approaches” This chapter introduces qualitative research designs. It provides an overview of the different types of qualitative research and then describes each one in greater detail, outlining how and when they should be used.
Houghton, C. E., Casey, D., Shaw, D., & Murphy, K. (2010). Ethical challenges in qualitative research: Examples from practice. Nurse Researcher, 18(1), 15–25.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article explores ethical challenges associated with qualitative research. Specifically, the authors examine the challenges of informed consent procedures, the researcher-participant relationship, risk-benefit ratio, confidentiality, and the dual role of the nurse-researcher.

Pringle, J., Hendry, C., & McLafferty, E. (2011). Phenomenological approaches: Challenges and choices. Nurse Researcher, 18(2), 7–18.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article examines the dilemmas faced by a researcher looking for appropriate methods and approaches for investigating the experiences of stroke survivors. In addition, this article reviews the challenges of using phenomenology as a research method.

Ryan-Nicholls, K. D., & Will, C. I. (2009). Rigour in qualitative research: Mechanisms for control. Nurse Researcher, 16(3), 70–85.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

The authors of this article provide recommendations for improving the control mechanisms of methodological rigor in qualitative research methods. The text establishes the basis of criticism on the rigor of qualitative work, ways of demonstrating methodological rigor, and the definition of rigor.

Smith, J., Bekker, H., & Cheater, F. (2011). Theoretical versus pragmatic design in qualitative research. Nurse Researcher, 18(2), 39–51.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article assesses the benefits of using a generic qualitative approach to design studies for understanding user and caregiver perspectives. The authors assess these benefits in the context of a qualitative study that focused on parents’ experience of living with children with hydrocephalus.

Walker, W. (2011). Hermeneutic inquiry: Insights into the process of interviewing. Nurse Researcher, 18(2), 19–27.

Discuss the different types of software applications used in a health care organization (hospital, nursing home, surgical center, etc.).

Discuss the different types of software applications used in a health care organization (hospital, nursing home, surgical center, etc.). 150 150 Annet

Discuss the different types of software applications used in a health care organization (hospital, nursing home, surgical center, etc.).
Describe the software and its affiliated hardware and architecture.
Elaborate how the hardware and software work together to perform operations.
1500 word minimum APA format.

Explain who would be involved in initiating and managing this change. Describe the skills and characteristics that would be necessary to facilitate the change effort.

Explain who would be involved in initiating and managing this change. Describe the skills and characteristics that would be necessary to facilitate the change effort. 150 150 Annet

Assignment: Application: Planned Changein a Department or Unit

Health care organizations are continuously immersed in change from the emergence of new policies, to promote quality care and improve patient safety to keeping pace with the rapid growth in knowledge and best practices. Establishing a solid framework for planning and implementing change is a wise move, as it provides a foundation for the extensive coordination that will be needed to successfully facilitate the change.

For this Assignment, you propose a change at the department or unit level and develop a plan for guiding the change effort.

To prepare:

Review Chapter 8 in the course text. Focus on Kurt Lewin’s change theory, and contrast it with other classic change models and strategies.
Reflect on problems, inefficiencies, and critical issues within a specific department, unit, or area in your organization or one with which you are familiar. Select one issue as a focal point for this assignment, and consider a change that could be made to address the issue.
Think about how the change would align with the organization’s mission, vision, and values as well as relevant professional standards.
Using one of the change models or strategies discussed in Chapter 8, begin formulating a plan for implementing the change within the department/unit. Outline the steps that you and/or others should follow to facilitate the change effort. Align these steps to the change model or strategy you selected.
Determine who should be involved in initiating and managing the change. Consider the skills and characteristics that are necessary to facilitate this change effort.
To complete:

By Day 7

Write a 3- to 5-page paper (page count does not include title and reference page) that addresses the following:

Identify a problem, inefficiency, or issue within a specific department/unit.
Describe a specific, realistic change that could be made to address the issue.
Summarize how the change would align with the organization’s mission, vision, and values as well as relevant professional standards.
Identify a change model or strategy to guide your planning for implementing the change. Provide a rationale for your selection.
Outline the steps that you and/or others would follow to facilitate the change. Align these steps to your selected change model or strategy.
Explain who would be involved in initiating and managing this change. Describe the skills and characteristics that would be necessary to facilitate the change effort.

Explain how multiculturalism and diversity can impact health care delivery or patient outcomes.

Explain how multiculturalism and diversity can impact health care delivery or patient outcomes. 150 150 Annet

Preparation

To prepare for this assessment, use the Capella Library and the Internet to study the impact of health system’s power structure on nursing, leadership, diversity related to empowerment in nursing and patient outcomes, and recruitment of a diverse workforce. You may also wish to look for examples of an Executive Summary on the Internet.

Identify a type of health care facility and examine the Web site and available public information to review the organization of the nursing department, nursing recruitment, and any information about the diversity of the system’s workforce and leadership.
You may use the health care setting in which you currently work or have worked in the past.
Describe the type of organization and region. For example: A major Midwestern teaching hospital or a rehabilitation hospital on the East Coast.
Do not report the name of the facility.
Deliverable:

Write a 2–3-page Executive Summary of Organizational Diversity.

Read the following scenario:

Scenario:

The city in which you work has undergone a significant population shift within the last 10 years, due to increased employment, education opportunities, and an influx of immigrants and refugees. To put the population shift in perspective, the local school district enrollment report states that nearly 100 languages are spoken in the schools, up from 32 languages in the last census. Senior leadership has asked you to examine all types of multiculturalism and diversity within your health care organization.

To do this, you will need to use a system perspective to examine the relationship between a diverse workforce and patient outcomes; identify gaps between best practices and the organization’s diversity policies, and make a recommendation for organizational change.

In the Executive Summary:

Analyze the impact of a diverse workforce on patient outcomes.
In what ways or situations might multiculturalism and diversity impact health care delivery or patient outcomes?
How is diversity defined in the organization?
Analyze how the health care system integrates diversity and multiculturalism into its practices.
Is the make-up of the organization’s leadership representative of the patient and employee populations? Is this important? What would you change?
Explain how multiculturalism and diversity can impact health care delivery or patient outcomes.
Analyze current recruitment and retention policies to identify gaps between best practices and current policies.
Assess the level of integration and importance of multiculturalism and diversity in a health care organization.
Are all types of diversity recognized and included?
Provide support for your position by including 2 or 3 examples of the integration of multiculturalism and diversity into the organization.
Recommend evidence-based changes to the organizational structure and systems leadership that empower a diverse workforce.
What changes would you champion as a health care leader to make the system more responsive to patients and the organization’s workforce?
Make your document easy to scan for readers by:

Using subheadings to organize content.
Using bullet points and phrases for main points, in addition to short, succinct paragraphs.
Including a visual, such as a graph, table, or chart.
Additional Requirements

Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that distract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and in-text citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point, double-spaced.
Length: Summary report should be 2–3 pages.

As a nurse educator, how might you design learning experiences for class and clinical environments to promote positive and effective learning for all students?

As a nurse educator, how might you design learning experiences for class and clinical environments to promote positive and effective learning for all students? 150 150 Annet

Write 1-2 paragraphs for each question.

1. The diversity of both students and faculty poses important considerations for teaching and learning. Reflect on the characteristic differences in gender, race, and culture, as well as the differences among the diverse generations in today’s nursing education classroom. When considering your personal philosophy of teaching, discuss how you might use these characteristic differences and diverse backgrounds and experiences of today’s nursing students as a teaching tool to connect students to nursing content and increase their understanding. In other words, how might you incorporate the background and experiences of your students into your teaching methods to enhance the ability of all students in your classroom to think critically and problem solve patient-care issues?

2. Nursing faculty is responsible for creating an environment that is conducive to learning and accommodates the multiple learning styles and abilities of students. As a nurse educator, how might you design learning experiences for class and clinical environments to promote positive and effective learning for all students? Do you think students should use their preferred learning styles and perhaps risk becoming rigid and unable to learn in different ways (should a situation demand a different learning style)? Or should educators encourage students to be open to different methods of learning, moving them away from their comfort zones?

Describe a patient with a cardiac symptom or group of symptoms, such as palpitations, hypertension, hypotension, tachycardia, or bradycardia.

Describe a patient with a cardiac symptom or group of symptoms, such as palpitations, hypertension, hypotension, tachycardia, or bradycardia. 150 150 Annet

This file of NR 305 Week 6 TD 1 Assessment of Cardiac Status contains:

Describe a patient with a cardiac symptom or group of symptoms, such as palpitations, hypertension, hypotension, tachycardia, or bradycardia. Do not limit yourself to these examples.What questions would you ask as part of your focused assessment?What history might be associated with the symptom, if any?What are the known risk factors for this condition?What physical examination techniques would you use?What patient education would you give to the patient?Find a nursing journal article about this symptom or condition.

What are the benefits of creating a Professional Portfolio? How can you use a Portfolio to demonstrate your strengths and accomplishments?

What are the benefits of creating a Professional Portfolio? How can you use a Portfolio to demonstrate your strengths and accomplishments? 150 150 Annet

Professional Portfolio

What are the benefits of creating a Professional Portfolio? How can you use a Portfolio to demonstrate your strengths and accomplishments?

According to Jeanne Floyd, PhD, RN, CAE, ANCC Executive Director, “nurses need to track more professional development information today than ever before” (HealthStream, 2013). Creating and maintaining a digital Professional Portfolio allows nursing professionals to provide employers and others with documentation quickly and easily.

In this course, you draw from your previous coursework in this Master of Science in Nursing program to develop your Professional Portfolio.

Before you begin assembling and developing your Portfolio, view the following documents, located in this week’s Learning Resources:

Student Guide to Creating a Final Professional Portfolio: This document outlines the elements that need to be included in your Portfolio, and provides instructions for clear and professional formatting.
Walden University Graduate Nursing Professional Portfolio: Foundation Requirements: This document outlines all the assignments from previous courses that must be included in your Portfolio.
Professional Portfolio Template: This document provides the structure for assembling your Portfolio. It includes the Program Outcomes Evidence Chart, which allows you to summarize your accomplishments and demonstrate how you met each program outcome. As you use this chart, consider how the learning activities in your courses supported you in meeting the Walden University and School of Nursing goals related to service, scholarship, and social change.

How would you cultivate relationships with these stakeholders to produce the best possible results?

How would you cultivate relationships with these stakeholders to produce the best possible results? 150 150 Annet

Discussion: Identifying and Engaging Stakeholders for Strategic Planning

Stakeholders can facilitate the success, or failure, of a strategic plan.

Identifying internal and external stakeholders and building productive relationships should be an intentional and well-conceived part of the strategic planning process. As a nurse leader-manager involved in strategic planning, it is important that you consider who could be impacted by a proposed change and how the change may affect individuals’ roles, responsibilities, and relationships. It is also essential to think about which stakeholders may be able to offer expertise, capital, and/or sway to help exercise the strategic plan and generate buy-in.

In this Discussion, you identify stakeholders who can assist with carrying forward a strategic plan.

Your Instructor has assigned you to a small group for this Discussion. Craft your stakeholder description independently; through the collegial exchange that follows, you will offer each other suggestions for refinement. As in Weeks 2 and 3, use this small group Discussion to delve deeply into the concepts being presented as they are foundational to this course.

To prepare:

Reflect on a planned change effort you have experienced.

Consider the following questions:

How do you think stakeholder involvement may have impacted the outcome of this planned change?
Were the right stakeholders involved? Did the stakeholders help to carry out the plan as needed?
Should other stakeholders have been engaged? If so, how could relationships with additional stakeholders have been cultivated to better support the plan?
How does reflecting on this instance of planned change inform your perspective on what is needed to engage stakeholders to successfully promote other strategic changes?
Review the Mountain View Health Center case study, and reflect on the focus of your postings in the Week 2 Discussion 2 and the Week 3 Discussion.

Conduct additional research as necessary to strengthen your understanding of the process of involving stakeholders in strategic planning and to deepen your thinking about the organization. For instance, you may research organizations with similarities to Mountain View, and examine information related to stakeholder involvement.

Consider the following questions:

Which internal and external stakeholders should be involved in strategic planning related to this case study?
What assets and/or perspectives would each of these stakeholders offer to the process?
What role would each potential stakeholder play in helping to move forward a strategic plan?
When and how should the stakeholders become involved?
How would you cultivate relationships with these stakeholders to produce the best possible results?
How would the appropriate selection of stakeholders and their involvement promote the likelihood of successful adoption and implementation of a strategic plan?
Post a description of internal and external stakeholders who should be involved in strategic planning at Mountain View Health Center. Propose strategies for cultivating relationships with these stakeholders. Explain how their involvement would promote the likelihood of success for the strategic plan.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.

Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days by analyzing the selection of stakeholders and the strategies outlined for engagement.

Required Readings

Sare, M. V., & Ogilvie, L. (2010). Strategic planning for nurses: Change management in health care. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Chapter 6, “Strategic Planning: Why It’s Not Just for the Boardroom Anymore” (pp. 105–115)

Chapter 11, “Eight Cautionary Tales of Strategic Planning” (pp. 215–226)

Note: You are only required to read the “Hail, Hail, the Gang Is Not All Here” section of the chapter this week.

These chapters address stakeholder involvement in strategic planning.

Galunic, C., & Hermreck, I. (2012). How to help employees ‘get’ strategy. Harvard Business Review, 90(12), 24.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article addresses the influence of senior management/leadership on employees’ understanding of and commitment to organizational strategy.

Harmon, R. B., Fontaine, D., Plews-Ogan, M., & Williams, A. (2012). Achieving transformational change: Using appreciative inquiry for strategic planning in a school of nursing. Journal of Professional Nursing, 28(2), 119–124.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Analyze the key functional areas of nursing informatics

Analyze the key functional areas of nursing informatics 150 150 Annet

Core Competencies and Scope of Practice in Nursing Informatics

The continued integration of information technology within the nursing profession is resulting in the development of nursing informatics as a distinct specialty. As with other specialty areas, nursing informatics has unique foundational documents, concepts, competencies, and functions. How might information technology competencies pertain to your professional practice?

This week focuses on the core competencies and scope and standards of practice in nursing informatics. If you are not specializing in nursing informatics, some functional areas will be more relevant to your professional role than others. Therefore, this week you will analyze the key functional areas of nursing informatics and consider competencies that would be useful in your professional role. In add

Students will:

Analyze the key functional areas of nursing informatics

Formulate a personal plan to improve health information technology competencies appropriate for your professional role
Assess how information technology skills can improve nursing practice
ition, you assess how information technology skills can improve nursing practice.

Required Readings

American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing informatics: Scope & standards of practice (2nd ed.). Silver Springs, MD: Author.

“Functional Areas for Nursing Informatics”
This chapter describes the key functional areas of nursing informatics. It also clarifies the roles of informatics nurse specialists and informatics nurses.

McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2015). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Chapter 7, “Informatics Roles

Discuss how these issues have had an impact on nursing practice in the private and public health care systems.

Discuss how these issues have had an impact on nursing practice in the private and public health care systems. 150 150 Annet

Managed care has become an integral part of the U.S. health care system in the past several decades and has redefined health care and how it is readily accessed.

For this discussion, select and respond to one of the two managed care issues listed below. Provide short answers to the questions posed within each issue.

Issue 1:

Define managed care. Be sure to include the various types of managed care programs available.
Discuss the ethical and legal issues that have arisen out of managed care, especially as it relates to the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Standards of Care (SOC), both internal and external.
Discuss how these issues have had an impact on nursing practice in the private and public health care systems.
Issue 2:

Discuss the intent and provisions of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and its implications on health care delivery systems, such as hospitals and emergency departments, and managed care organizations.
Provide an overview of key court decisions involving EMTALA, and discuss how these decisions have impacted the health care delivery system and nursing practice.
Your initial post is to be about 150 words, referenced with at least one APA formatted reference.