Describe research methods used in health care studies.

 

Reflection

This reflection is comprised of two sections, collectively totaling a minimum of 500 words. This activity is meant to help you bridge the gap between what you know and what you need to know to complete the competency assessment.

 

Complete your reflection by responding to all prompts.

 

1) Relationships in Research

Thoughtfully respond to the following questions:

·         How do you think the nurse–patient relationship and the researcher–participant relationship are alike?

·         How are they different?

·         Does cultural diversity play a role in these relationships?

 

2) Research Formats

Assume again you are a nurse in a rural hospital, as discussed in the Competency 2 video. In this role, you have been tasked to help research and develop a plan for real-time video trauma care between your location and a Level 1 trauma center in a large city.

 

Thoughtfully respond to the following questions:

·         What type of research question might you need to develop?

·         Would qualitative or quantitative research be best to help solidify the need for this grant? Why?

 

format your in-text citations and references according to APA guidelines. Use the APA Style Guide 7th ed.

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Explain ethical considerations in health care research.

 

Reflection

This reflection is comprised of two sections, collectively totaling a minimum of 500 words. This activity is meant to help you review concepts in preparation for the competency assessment.

 

Complete your reflection by responding to all prompts.

 

1) Research Use

Answer the following:

·         How does your organization use research?

·         How might your organization expand its use of research?

·         If you are not currently practicing, how do you think organizations should use research?

 

2) Informed Consent As a BSN-prepared nurse, you will likely be asked to witness patients signing research consent forms. It is important to understand how to advocate for patients.

 

Thoughtfully reflect to answer the following questions:

·         How can you determine if a patient understands a research consent form and how the research trials or study will affect them?

·         What impact will your communication with the patient have on their understanding? Is language a barrier?

·         What type of handout or media might help in their understanding of the research trial or study effects?

 

format your in-text citations and references according to APA guidelines. Use the APA Style Guide 7th ed.

 

 

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Reflection

 

This reflection is comprised of two sections, collectively totaling a minimum of 500 words. This activity is meant to help prepare you to complete the competency assessment. 

 

Complete reflection by responding to all prompts. 

 

1) Nurse Claims Report

ReviewNurse Professional Liability Exposures: 2015 Claim Report Update to understand some of the most common legal allegations. As you read, think about ways to mitigate the risks listed in the report.

 

Thoughtfully answer the following:

·         What struck you most about the report or the allegations discussed? 

·         Select one example or illustration from one of the claims categories and explain what could have been done to mitigate the risk that led to the claim. 

 

2) Acting Within State Nursing in Practice Act

Thoughtfully consider the following:

The regulation of nursing practice is delineated within each state’s nurse practice act. Nurses are responsible for knowing and understanding how their practice is regulated by the state in which they are licensed. A nurse who practices beyond their state’s legal definition of nursing is subject to disciplinary action by the regulatory agency. 

 

Answer the following: 

·         What should a nurse do if requested to perform a duty that is beyond the scope of practice outlined in the state’s nurse practice act? 

 

 

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Reflection

 

This reflection is comprised of two sections, collectively totaling a minimum of 500 words. This activity is meant to help you bridge the gap between what you know and what you need to know in preparation for the competency assessment. 

 

Complete your reflection by responding to all prompts.

 

1) Ethical Drift

Thoughtfully consider the following:

Read the section on “ethical drift” in Chapter 47 in Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics. Describe an example of ethical drift that you have witnessed in your nursing practice.

·         How was the situation addressed? Or was it?

·         After taking this course, what will you do if and/or when you encounter an ethical drift in the future?

 

2) Living With Dying

Thoughtfully consider the following:

 

Reflect on a time when you faced the death of a family member or close friend/colleague, or when a close friend has lost a loved one. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many nurses have been the proxy or substitute for family members for dying patients, since family have been prohibited from being in the hospital.

 

Answer the following:

·         How does your personal perspective on death differ from your professional perspective?

·         How has your personal experience with death affected your professional care of dying patients?

·         Did the novel coronavirus pandemic change the way you treat dying patients?

 

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Reflection

 

This reflection is comprised of two sections, collectively totaling a minimum of 500 words. This activity is meant to help you solidify your knowledge in preparation for the competency assessment. 

 

Complete your reflection by responding to all prompts. 

 

1) Ethical Issues

Nurses face ethical situations every day. Currently, the ANA has a list of ethics resources pertaining to the following topics:

·         Social justice

·         Moral courage, distress, and resilience

·         End-of-life issues

·         Caregiving 

·         Bioethics

 

Think about ethical situations you have experienced in practice. 

 

Summarize your experiences and explain how the situation was resolved or ended.

 

2) Evidence Driving Practice

Watch the TED Talk segment, “Unintended Consequences of Informed Consent,” 

 

As you watch the video, think of other instances where regulations can become a hindrance to progress or advancements and summarize why regulations became hindrances in those instances. 

 

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Reflection

 

This reflection is comprised of two sections, collectively totaling a minimum of 500 words. This activity is meant to help prepare you to complete the competency assessment. 

 

Complete your reflection by responding to all prompts. 

 

1) Nurse Claims Report

ReviewNurse Professional Liability Exposures: 2015 Claim Report Update to understand some of the most common legal allegations. As you read, think about ways to mitigate the risks listed in the report.

 

Thoughtfully answer the following:

·         What struck you most about the report or the allegations discussed? 

·         Select one example or illustration from one of the claims categories and explain what could have been done to mitigate the risk that led to the claim. 

 

2) Acting Within State Nursing in Practice Act

Thoughtfully consider the following:

The regulation of nursing practice is delineated within each state’s nurse practice act. Nurses are responsible for knowing and understanding how their practice is regulated by the state in which they are licensed. A nurse who practices beyond their state’s legal definition of nursing is subject to disciplinary action by the regulatory agency. 

 

Answer the following: 

·         What should a nurse do if requested to perform a duty that is beyond the scope of practice outlined in the state’s nurse practice act? 

 

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Reflection

This reflection is comprised of two segments, collectively totaling a minimum of 500 words. This activity is meant to provide the opportunity to apply your knowledge in preparation for the competency assessment. 

 

Complete your reflection by responding to all prompts.

 

1) Politics and Health Care

You watched the video Don Berwick Talks Politics and Health Care on YouTube.

 

In the video, Berwick states that “politics is the arena in which we play out our unspoken fundamental assumptions about the nature of human beings, about the way we deal with each other…” 

 

Thoughtfully reflect to answer the following questions:

  • What on-ramps exist for politics to enter health care?
  • Do you agree or disagree that politics is the arena where the fight about the issue of who is responsible for financing health care? Provide evidence for your position.
  • Should you become politically active in order to fight for patients who need your care?

 

2) Health Care System Change

Watch the following segments from The Future of Health Care: Meeting of the Minds from the University Library:

  • Burden on Business
  • Creating a Better System
  • Solutions for America

 

Visit the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website and search for the “Charting Nursing’s Future” section to explore the issues the foundation is prioritizing for the nursing profession. As you explore, consider what policies the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation prioritizes to improve quality and safety. 

 

Read the following article from the American Nurses Association:

 

Answer the following:

  • What is one change you think needs to be made in the current health care system?

 

Support your position by citing professional literature or examples from your experience. 

 

 Please follow APA guidelines for in-text citations and references. Use the APA Style Guide, 7th Edition.

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Reflection

This reflection is comprised of two sections focused on ethical issues and capitalism, collectively totaling a minimum of 500 words. This activity is meant to help strengthen your knowledge in preparation for the competency assessment. 

 

Complete your reflection by responding to all prompts. 

 

1) Ethical Issues

Thoughtfully reflect to answer the following questions:

  • What is the relationship between patient advocacy and controlling costs?
  • Can you do both?

 

Support your position by citing professional literature or examples from your experience. 

 

2) Capitalism and Health Care

This week, you watched the “Capitalism and Health Care” segment from The Future of Health Care: Meeting of the Minds from the University Library.

 

Answer the following question:

  • Do you believe there is a failure or success of capitalism in health care?

 

Support your position by citing peer-reviewed literature or examples from your experience. 

 

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Reflection

This reflection is comprised of two sections, collectively totaling a minimum of 500 words. This activity is meant to help you solidify your knowledge in preparation for the competency assessment. 

 

Complete your reflection by responding to all prompts. 

 

1) Life is Priceless

You watched the “What is a Life Worth?” segment of The Future of Health Care: Meeting of the Minds from the University Library.

 

Thoughtfully reflect to answer the following:

  • Do you agree with Milken’s view and his argument that a life is priceless?
  • Why or why not?
  • Support your position by citing professional literature or examples from your experience.

 

2) The Future of Health Care: Meeting of the Minds – Health Care Reform

 

Watch the following segments of The Future of Health Care: Meeting of the Minds from the University Library

  • Shifting the Cost Burden
  • Obama’s Health Plan (The Affordable Care Act)
  • Paying for Reform

 

Answer the following:

  • What is the impact of empowering consumers to be active in the decision-making of their health care?
  • How might future health care reform impact health care providers, businesses, and reimbursement models?
  • What limitations and benefits to quality and patient care do you see from health care and payment reform?

 

Note: Although references are not required, if you do use references in either section, please follow APA guidelines for in-text citations and references. Use the APA Style Guide, 7th Edition.

 

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