Write a 2-3 page examination of an issue in the nursing field using each of the three sociological perspectives.

Write a 2-3 page examination of an issue in the nursing field using each of the three sociological perspectives.

Introduction

Sociologists use theory to study society. In science, theory is used to develop a deeper understanding of the universe. Although abstract, sociologists use theory to expand on original ideas and develop practical solutions to problems. In sociology, there are three main sociological theories or perspectives: functionalist, conflict, and symbolic interactionist. Each of these perspectives has a distinct worldview, or interpretation, of the social world and human interaction:

  • The functionalist perspective presents the world as a system of inter-related parts, where all parts must work together for society to function.
    • For example, if we looked at sports teams, the functionalist perspective would argue that sports teams serve a purpose for society. They have a particular utility that helps society function properly. What purpose do sports teams have? Do they provide us with entertainment? Some people with jobs? Do they help to form a bond between people who otherwise would not be connected? The functionalist perspective would see all of these reasons as important functions of sports teams.
  • The conflict perspective disagrees, seeing society as an arena made up of groups competing over scarce resources in which there are issues of power and structural inequality.
    • The conflict perspective would see sports teams as groups competing over scarce resources. Those resources may be a title, fans, finances, or athletes. With this struggle between teams, some come out on top and others at the bottom. Thus, there is inherently inequality in sports teams.
  • Symbolic interactionism examines the symbols and social meanings we attach to individuals, behavior, objects, or interaction in face-to-face exchanges on a daily basis. The focus is more microcosmic than that of both functionalism and conflict perspective.
    • Since the symbolic interactionist perspective is a micro-level perspective it will look at the interactions that go on between individuals and small groups in sports teams. Are there symbols that exist between players on teams? Think of the gestures that are used by baseball players as an example. This perspective also looks at how communication differs for people on sports teams than it does for those in other groups. In football, for example, tackling is an acceptable form of interaction. That is not the case in an office setting.

As you can see, each of these three perspectives proposes a framework for interpreting encountered social phenomenon.

Demonstration of Proficiency

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

  • Competency 1: Examine how theory and sociological concepts apply to everyday life.
    • Describe a current issue or event related to the learner’s field.
    • Examine an issue or event from the functionalist perspective.
    • Examine an issue or event from the conflict perspective.
    • Examine an issue or event from the symbolic interactionist perspective.
  • Competency 6: Compose text that articulates meaning relevant to its purpose and audience.
    • Develop text using organization, structure, and transitions that demonstrate understanding of cohesion between main and subtopics.

For this assessment, search the Internet or print resources for a popular (as opposed to scholarly) article concerning a larger issue or event that has occurred in the last six months to a year related to your field or the field you are considering working in (business, healthcare, technology, criminal justice, et cetera). For example, if your field of study is healthcare management, you could choose a recent article concerning the cost of prescription medicine.

Deliverable

Search for a popular article (magazine or newspaper) about an issue or event related to your field of interest.

Write an essay in which you complete all of the following:

  • Part 1 – Describe a current event or issue related to your field (1–2 paragraphs).
    • Describe the current event or issue objectively. What is the main issue?
  • Part 2 – Examine this event or issue from the three sociological perspectives: functionalist, conflict, and symbolic interactionist.
  • Address all three theories in your essay.
    • Use at least two scholarly sources when explaining your theories.
  • Examine how each perspective might explain or understand this event or issue.
  • Use the article you’ve chosen to support your use of the perspectives and to provide examples to highlight theoretical ideas.
  • It is expected that you use the vocabulary and concepts for each theory (for example, manifest and latent functions when discussing the functionalist perspective).

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication: Develop text using organization, structure, and transitions that demonstrate understanding of cohesion between main and subtopics. Write in a professional style using references and correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • Sources: Cite at least two scholarly sources.
  • Length: 2–3 pages, not including title and reference pages
  • Format: Include a title page and reference page. Use in-text citations to cite your sources. [Example: Writing becomes better as the child matures (Britton, Thomas, & Miller, 1996).]
  • Font and size: Times New Roman, 12-point.

Refer to the table below for problems 1-5. A hospital and a health plan are negotiating a contract for inpatient medical-surgical care.

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Numeric Problems

Refer to the table below for problems 1-5. A hospital and a health plan are negotiating a contract for inpatient medical-surgical care.

Problem 1-3: calculate the PMPM amounts that would complete the table below:

Table: PMPM Rate
Category Annual frequency unit cost PMPM co-pay co-pay copay net
Per 1,000 freq. amount pmpm pmpm
Per 1,000
Med. Surg 400 $1,000 (1) 100 150 (2) (3)

PMPM = ?
Co-pay PMPM = ?
Net PMPM = ?

Problem 4-5: Use the information from problems 1-3 in solving problem 4-5. Assume you are the hospital administrator and that the health plan has offered you a capitated contract at the PMPM rate you computed above. You believe, however, that you can control utilization better than is reflected in the table above. You believe the actual utilization will be 370 per 1,000 persons. The number of covered lives is 25,000. Your cost per case is $1,100. (For purposed of this problem, ignore marginal costs, contribution margins, etc.).

Problem 4. What is the hospital’s total revenue from this contract?
Problem 5. Would your hospital receive a profit on this contract? Support your answer with figures.

ribution margins, etc.).

Problem 4. What is the hospital’s total revenue from this contract?
Problem 5. Would your hospital receive a profit on this contract? Support your answer with figures.

are.

Problem 1-3: calculate the PMPM amounts that would complete the table below:

Table: PMPM Rate
Category Annual frequency unit cost PMPM co-pay co-pay copay net
Per 1,000 freq. amount pmpm pmpm
Per 1,000
Med. Surg 400 $1,000 (1) 100 150 (2) (3)

PMPM = ?
Co-pay PMPM = ?
Net PMPM = ?

Problem 4-5: Use the information from problems 1-3 in solving problem 4-5. Assume you are the hospital administrator and that the health plan has offered you a capitated contract at the PMPM rate you computed above. 

Demonstrate critical thinking skills in determining a plan to establish a culture of evidence-based nursing practice

Incorporating Evidence-based Practice Paper

Once a nurse decides that the evidence is strong enough to support a change in practice, there must be a process in place to disseminate this evidence throughout the institution, facilitate discussion about the evidence, and initiate a change in policy.
This assignment challenges you to assess the resources and processes already in place at your place of work, determine who would need to be involved in discussions about the evidence and subsequent policy changes, and the steps you would take to establish processes or initiate change.

Assignment Objectives

The students will
1. Identify the processes and barriers to policy change

2. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in determining the feasibility and the steps required to facilitate change in policy in nursing practice

3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in determining a plan to establish a culture of evidence-based nursing practice

Assignment Guidelines

Write a 4 TO 5 page paper using the following outline:

1. Introduction of the policy (either the policy you investigated for the Review of Literature or another policy that you have determined needs changing)

2. Sources, resources, and processes already in place to assist in facilitating evidence-based policy changes.

3. Challenges or barriers you would find in making these changes.

4. Steps you would take to initiate a change in policy.

5. Steps you would take to establish a culture of evidence-based practice.

6. Conclusion

7. References

Guide to writing the paper
Find out where the problem is. What are you going to do about it? What are planning to change? Why? Are you going to establish new polices? Why do you want to change the current practices? This is a hypothetical change. What can you make better?
Do you have resources to do that? Do you have a special committee?
What are the barriers?
What steps are you going to initiate to make this change?
You need to establish evidence-based practice. What are the steps to change the practices? What are you going to do?
Design a protocol and plan it. 
Make sure to write conclusion, summary.
5 articles
4-5 pages
The goal is to improve quality of care.
Look at systematic review on the topic. Plan implementation. What factors will make your plan successful, what factors will make it less successful. Stay away from weak evidence. Change has to be feasible and applicable to your population. What will facilitate the change? Work environment, right setting, and right mindset of the coworkers. You need to have a good plan. Involve all stake holders (PTs, nutritionists, etc.)
Do you have resources in place?

Identify two (2) National Patient Safety Goals applicable to your current practice setting.

Review the National Patient Safety Goals

Initial Discussion Post:

Address the following:

  • Identify two (2) National Patient Safety Goals applicable to your current practice setting .
  • For each National Patient Safety Goal, identify a type of technology that can be used to enhance patient safety

Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic. Your initial post must contain a minimum of 250 words. References, citations, and repeating the question do not count towards the 250 word minimum.

*I am an LPN at a small hospital*

Identify common health traditions based on cultural heritage. Evaluate and discuss how the families subscribe to these traditions and practices. Address health maintenance, health protection, and health restoration as they relate to your assessment.

The learning activity and corresponding assignment in this topic requires students to perform a heritage assessment with families selected by students from their local communities.

Click on http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/objects/663/679611/box_6_1.pdf in order to access the “Heritage Assessment Tool.”

Interview three families from different cultures. One family should be from your own culture. Compare the differences in health traditions between these cultures.

Assess the three families using the “Heritage Assessment Tool.” In 1,000-1,500 words, discuss the usefulness of applying a heritage assessment to evaluate the needs of families and develop plans for health maintenance, health protection, and health restoration. Include the following:

  1. Perform a heritage assessment on three families. One of these families should be from your own culture.
  2. Complete the “Heritage Assessment Tool” for each of the three families interviewed and submit the three assessments to: RNBSNclientcare@gcu.edu. You are not required to include the tool in your LoudCloud submission.
  3. Identify common health traditions based on cultural heritage. Evaluate and discuss how the families subscribe to these traditions and practices. Address health maintenance, health protection, and health restoration as they relate to your assessment.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

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

Provide a rationale for how your proposed project and objectives advocate for autonomy and social justice for individuals and diverse populations.

Benchmark – Capstone Change Project Objectives

Review your problem or issue and the cultural assessment. Consider how the findings connect to your topic and intervention for your capstone change project. Write a list of three to five objectives for your proposed intervention. Below each objective, provide a one or two sentence rationale.

After writing your objectives, provide a rationale for how your proposed project and objectives advocate for autonomy and social justice for individuals and diverse populations.

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 Turnitin.

Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:

RN to BSN

1.5:  Advocate for autonomy and social justice for individuals and diverse populations

Outcomes and evidencing your opinions and statements with references that are appropriately cited is a core outcome for earning your MSN degree.

Questions for Week 2
Instructions for each question (1 to 7)

Outcomes and evidencing your opinions and statements with references that are appropriately cited is a core outcome for earning your MSN degree.

So, when you want a post to count as substantial just check it over before posting –
• Some reference sources maybe repetitive, only need (2) references per question which most are already given.

• Does it meet the word count (195 or more words not including the reference or the question)?

• is it on topic and concise?

• Have you used a reference from a peer reviewed source outside or from the course readings to support your thoughts?

• Have you cited your source where the source is paraphrased or quoted within your text?

• Allow quotes to be appropriately cited, with the page and paragraph the quote came from?

• Each question also need to be formatted in APA 6th edition.

• Provide good American grammar usage and accurate punctuation.

• Sentences have structure that is clear, logical, and easy to follow.

Question 1
Legal and Ethical (Chapter 5)

Provide a word count of 195 or more words not including the reference or the question

Consider your practicum project topic (Develop a Plan for Diabetes Mellitus in an Outpatient Department), and audience (Medical Health Techs to care for these patients.). What ethical or legal issues do you need to consider as you plan your practicum project? What information from this chapter will you take forward as you implement your project?

Question 2
Politics of Governance (Chapter 17)

Provide a word count of 195 or more words not including the reference or the question

Consider Table 17-2 (See attached) Abilities of Effective Board Members along with Table 17-3 (also see attachment).

The Politics of Governance. Do you see any connections? Have you seen some of the attributes in the work environment?
How will you use the knowledge from this Chapter to help you in your role as a nurse administrator?

Question 3
Boards and Regulatory Bodies (Chapter 17 )

Provide a word count of 195 or more words not including the reference or the question

Consider your practicum project (Develop a Plan for Diabetes Mellitus in an Outpatient Department), and audience (Medical Health Techs to care for these patients.). and which governing or regulatory bodies have a role. What are the governing or regulatory bodies and explain how you will consider those roles as they relate to your practicum project.

Question 4
Regulatory and Accrediting Bodies (Chapter 19)

Provide a word count of195 or more words not including the reference or the question

Which of the regulatory and accrediting bodies mentioned in this chapter are associated to your workplace in a Medical/Surgical Unit in a University Hospital? As a nurse administrator what would you need to know to appropriately address your anticipated roles and responsibilities?

Question 5
Efficiency in health delivery (Chapter 1)

Provide a word count of 195 or more words not including the reference or the question

Efficiency in health care delivery to provide quality care within the limited fiscal resources that are available has become a focal point of health care system change. How do you see your facilities (University Hospital) striving to meet this expectation? Will your practicum project (Develop a Plan for Diabetes Mellitus in an Outpatient Department), and audience (Medical Health Techs to care for these patients.). improve efficiency and quality care?

Question 6
Ethical Health Care Manager (Chapter 13)

Provide a word count of 195 or more words not including the reference or the question

Discuss specifics ways that you will role model the considerations raised in this chapter to be an ethical health care manager? Discuss any examples from your professional experience as a RN that portray how ethics has been a factor, positive or negative, in a work setting.

Question 7
. Exploring the home healthcare nursing practice environment. (Article)

Provide a word count of 195 or more words not including the reference or the question

Please summaries the above article, then relate this to a medical/surgical unit in a hospital.

Please answer questions, with respect to what I ask.
Instructions for each question (1 to 7)
Outcomes and evidencing your opinions and statements with references that are appropriately cited is a core outcome for earning your MSN degree. So, when you want a post to count as substantial just check it over before posting –
• Some reference sources maybe repetitive, only need (2) references per question which most are already given.

• Does it meet the word count (195 or more words not including the reference or the question)?

• is it on topic and concise?

• Have you used a reference from a peer reviewed source outside or from the course readings to support your thoughts?

• Have you cited your source where the source is paraphrased or quoted within your text?

• Allow quotes to be appropriately cited, with the page and paragraph the quote came from?

• Each question also need to be formatted in APA 6th edition.

• Provide good American grammar usage and accurate punctuation.

• Sentences have structure that is clear, logical, and easy to follow.

Discuss USP Chapter and the importance of the standards that were created, focus on revisions made in 2008 (include requirements for garbing, environmental quality control, beyond use dating and training and testing).

Safe medication administration begins in the pharmacy. Pharmacy technicians are involved in the process of compounding sterile preparations for patient use. In this project, you are responsible for performing aseptic technique properly in order to ensure patient safety. It is essential in pharmacy that we are trained and follow protocol. Aseptic compounding that lacks standards of care or a quality assurance process, compromises patient safety.
USP Chapter <797>, Pharmaceutical Compounding: Sterile Preparations became official on January 1, 2004 with several revisions that followed and the most recent in 2008. This created standards to follow and quality assurance procedures all with the end goal being patient safety. Currently USP Chapter <800> is being developed which will expand the current guidelines to include hazardous materials handling.
Research Paper
Discuss USP Chapter <797> and the importance of the standards that were created, focus on revisions made in 2008 (include requirements for garbing, environmental quality control, beyond use dating and training and testing).
The new USP Chapter <800> guidelines are still in the development stage, however, a great deal of information is available. What are some of the suggested changes and what will be added to the current guidelines?
Format and References
Use information provided to you throughout the course, Rasmussen library resources, etc.
Your final paper must 4-5 pages long and include both in-text citations and a reference page in APA format. You must have at least 5 references.
Keep in mind there is a requirement to the minimum length of the assignment 4-5 pages, there is a required amount of references (at least 5 references) ,and your submission should include in-paragraph APA citations. Below are the assignment instructions. Helpful websites are www.usp797.org.

What characteristics would lead a provider to suspect domestic violence, child abuse, or elder abuse is taking place within a family?

What characteristics would lead a provider to suspect domestic violence, child abuse, or elder abuse is taking place within a family? Discuss your facility’s procedure for reporting these types of abuse.

Discuss the importance of effective communication in the personal relationship, the therapeutic relationship, and the relationship within the interprofessional health-care team.

apaaaaa style

1. Discuss the importance of effective communication in the personal relationship, the therapeutic relationship, and the relationship within the interprofessional health-care team.

2. What similarities and differences can you identify among the above interactions?

3. Explain the concept of congruence between verbal and nonverbal communication.

4. There are many pitfalls to electronic communication. Identify a situation in which an electronic form of communication may result in a miscommunication. What other method of communication would have been more effective?

5. How have you seen ISBAR used during your clinical experiences?

6- Develop a hand-off report for yourself. Include items that you believe are pertinent for safe and effective nursing care. Refer to the information in the chapter for creating this report form. Using the information from the chapter, determine the effectiveness of the system currently in use on your unit for communicating shift-to-shift reports.

7-Dr. Roberts comes into the nurses’ station demanding, “Where are Mr. Adams’s lab reports? I ordered these stat, and they’re not here! Who’s responsible for this patient?” How would you, as the nurse, respond?

8-Explain the concept of accountability in delegation. What are the legal ramifications of accountability in delegation?

9. Dennie and Elias arrive in the unit for the 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. shift. Both nurses completed orientation 4 weeks ago. They find that they will be the only two RNs on the floor that night. There is a census of 48 clients. The remaining staff consists of two NAPs/UAPs and one LPN. What are the responsibilities of the RN, NAP/UAP, and LPN? Can Dennie and Elias effectively delegate client care tasks and care safely for all 48 clients? Use the Delegation Tree to make your decisions.

10. Discuss the differences between direct delegation and indirect delegation.

1. You have to observe delegation procedures in your assigned unit:

A-What considerations does the RN take into account when delegating patient care?

2-You have to look at the unit census and prioritize the patient care:

A- Give the rationale foryour choices.

3.Answer the following questions during your clinical experiences:

a. What specific tasks did your patients require that you might have been able to delegate?

b. How effective was your nurse/preceptor in delegating tasks to others?

c. How did your nurse/preceptor ensure that the tasks were completed safely and appropriately?

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