You will provide a 500-1,000-word academic essay outlining and explaining your implementation plans for your project. This will include, but is not limited to:
Data collection tool(s)
Education plans for individuals who will be responsible for data collection and deidentifying data.
Length: 500- 1000 words: the length will depend on the complexity of your study and the nature of your research; you should be clear and concise
Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA style. These do not count towards the minimum word amount for this assignment.
References: Use the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. Include references as appropriate
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Sign language education (SLE) is one of the critical aspects in the nursing sector that significantly impact the nurse-patient interaction. There has been a myriad of research to determine the effectiveness of SLE and programs to improve communication between nurses and deaf patients. In the case of San Juan in Puerto Rico, with a population area of 38000 people and less than 1% of the nurse population having SL skills, it is essential to devise a method to increase the number of highly-skilled nurses. The language barrier is common in most hospital settings, leading to misdiagnosis, inadequate patient assessment, and delayed treatment (Demossaic & Bowen, 2019). The implementation process that I will employ is developing a helpful data collection tool, use codebooks, and educate individuals responsible for data collection and de-identifying data which will help in gathering information that will help in increasing the number of highly-skilled nurses. This study aims at developing an implementation for sign language education among the nurse providers.
Data Collection Tools
A semi-structured interview is a fundamental tool I will use in data collection. Data collection through public hearings might not be effective in a highly-populated area such as San Juan. It will help identify the participants, plan, and evaluate the course contents related to teaching communication to SLE students, which will help them interact with clients with hearing disabilities. I will conduct the interviews for two months in a reserved room. Also, I will record the interviews on my computer and transcribe them fully. The participants’ recorded speeches will help in future analysis and categorization. Some of the aspects that I will be evaluating include the nature of sign language strategies planned in the Undergraduate nursing courses approaches the institution developed for teaching on communication with deaf education and how the students are evaluated based on sign language teaching.
The use of codebooks as part of the implementation plays a vital role in describing nursing students’ experience when interacting with sign language education. According to Abodey et al. (2020), codebooks form part of a thematic analysis that helps identify, analyze, and report patterns within data. It will help organize data, develop ideas and thematic descriptions relating to SLE. I will conduct the coding until a saturation point where there is no emergence of new ideas after successive coding and data review. After completing the initial codebook, I will review and make any necessary changes to the final code book, as well as discuss any discrepancies that arise during the coding process. The codes aim to determine the knowledge of sign language, the effectiveness of SL interpreters, and communication difficulties that nurse’s experience when communicating with deaf patients.
Education Plans for Individuals Responsible for Data Collection and DE identifying Data
Some of the education plans include protecting participants’ privacy and maintaining the confidentiality of data. I will teach the individuals how to protect the information that a participant shared in a trusting relationship. In the context of human research, Research Integrity (2021) refers confidentiality as the researcher’s agreement with participants on how their personal data would be kept and disseminated. In developing an implementation plan, interviews are recorded and transcribed, which requires a high level of confidentiality. Besides, it is important to have education plans concerning de-identification. Kopper, Sautmann, & Turitto (2020) argued that potential outcomes resulting from the identification of study participants include loss of benefits such as medical history, legal repercussions, and personal repercussions. As a researcher, I should assess the potential risk associated with re-identification. Therefore, I have to educate them about the different communication techniques to prevent miscommunication or misunderstanding.
- Abodey, E., Vanderpuye, I., Mensah, I., & Badu, E. (2020). In search of universal health coverage–highlighting the accessibility of health care to students with disabilities in Ghana: a qualitative study. BMC health services research, 20(1), 1-12.
- De Moissac, D., & Bowen, S. (2019). Impact of language barriers on quality of care and patient safety for official language minority Francophones in Canada. Journal of Patient Experience, 6(1), 24-32.
- Kopper, S. Sautmann, A., Turitto, J., (2020). J-pal Guide to de-identifying Data. Abdulatif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. Retrieved from https://www.povertyactionlab.org/sites/default/files/research-resources/J-PAL-guide-to-deidentifying-data.pdf