Imagine that you are faced with finding a nursing home for an elderly family member. What are some things that you should look for when choosing a quality nursing home?

Visit the American Health Care Association’s website at www.ahcancal.org. This organization provides information and advocacy for people needing long-term care. Medicare’s website also has valuable information regarding long-term care. You may also wish to visit other websites related to long-term care to help you with this assignment.

Scenario

Imagine that you are faced with finding a nursing home for an elderly family member. What are some things that you should look for when choosing a quality nursing home?

Write a two to three paragraph summary indicating what you suggest looking for when selecting a quality nursing home. Cite your sources using APA style guidelines. For assistance with APA, please visit your college’s Online Library which is accessible through the Resources tab.

Do you think there are some tasks that are easier to multi-task on than others?

Topic: Can You Multi-Task?

 

  • Based on your results and the information presented in the textbook,  should we multi-task while studying? How about while driving?
  • Do you think there are some tasks that are easier to multi-task on than others? If so, which ones? If not, why not?
  • Apply the concepts of divided attention and focused awareness to  your findings and/or experience with this activity as you answer the  questions above.

Do you believe it is a sin to act on that temptation by practicing homosexual behavior? 

From your textbook and any other readings on sexual development, briefly discuss both biological and social contributions to the development of sexual identity and development.  Be sure your discussion includes both biological and social aspects of development across the lifespan.  Include  both same-sex and opposite sex identities in your discussion.

Then, provide at least one scripture that supports or forbids same-sex behavior.  It is important to distinguish between attraction and behavior in this part of the discussion.  Do you believe it is a sin to be attracted (tempted) to a person of the same-sex?  Do you believe it is a sin to act on that temptation by practicing homosexual behavior?  Do you believe the attraction is a product of “ nature” (biological) or “nurture” (social) or both?

Note, do not simply discuss what you “think” or “feel”.  Rather give valid bases for your answers.  These can include both scripture and scientific bases.  Just be sure to think critically regarding your sources and the application to your position.

NOTE: This is one question, but has two parts that should be connected with each other in your discussion.

How do you define health? How does someone’s age, status, and perspective (i.e. appreciation for exercise) affect his or her definition of health? How do you think the definition of health will change in the next 20 years?

1. How do you define health? How does someone’s age, status, and perspective (i.e. appreciation for exercise) affect his or her definition of health? How do you think the definition of health will change in the next 20 years?

2. How would you help solve one of the “challenges for heath policy” covered in the text? Give some examples of how one or more of these challenges have come in the way of advancing population health.

3. In your opinion, should health care be based on allocative or regulatory policy? Why?

4. What do you see as the benefits of working in health care, or of being a health policymaker?

5.  Select one U.S. public-sector health policy to research.  You may use a policy mentioned in Chapter 1, such as ACA, but are not required to do so.  Name the policy and its major points.  What was the impetus for this policy? How was it “formulated, modified, and implemented? Explain what its effects have been so far and whether or not you think it is a successful policy.

 

Chapter 2

1. With which branch of the federal government would you most like to work with on health policymaking? Why?

2. In your opinion, which type of negotiation is best suited for the health policy market? Why?

3. Examine the context of health policy making and research an interest group active today in health policymaking. (You may, but are not required to, select an interest group referenced in the book).  Who is involved in the group, and on whose behalf does the group advocate? How successful is the interest group in influencing policymaking? Describe an example or two of health policies that have been supported or contested by this group.

Discuss an example of a healthcare partnership in your community and specifically cite examples that show how nurses, both individually and collectively, influenced the care provided.

Community Healthcare Partnerships
Discuss an example of a healthcare partnership in your community and specifically cite examples that show how nurses, both individually and collectively, influenced the care provided. What obstacles were/are confronted, and what strategies were/are employed in order to effectively overcome them? Relate aspects of your policy priority to this community partnership and its goals, barriers, strategies, and political issues.

in what ways are a parents self esteem affected?

 Research Question: When exploring Pinterest, in what ways are a parents self esteem affected?

  • Mini-literature review. Include a review of three recent empirical sources (required) and one non-empirical source (optional).
  • Research question. This specific question should be written in a way that it could be answered through qualitative data; this is the question that will be answered by the proposed study.
  • Research design. Identify the research design for the proposed study. Choose from case study, ethnography, phenomenology, and grounded theory.
  • Sampling plan. Describe your proposed sampling method, including a rationale for the sample you chose and how many participants would comprise the sample.
  • Data collection plan. Identify data that you would collect in your study and describe the interview that you would use. Explain how you would collect the qualitative data that would answer your research question.
  • Data analysis plan. Explain how you would analyze the data that you collected.
  • Ethical and cultural concerns. Identify ethical and cultural concerns that may be present in the proposed study.
  • Alternative considerations. Describe how the problem that you investigated might be addressed by using a mixed methods approach. Explain whether you believe that would be a stronger approach or not, in this particular situation.

Submission Requirements

  • Length: 4 pages, not counting cover page and reference page
  • APA Style: Include a reference page in the current APA style at the end of your paper.
  • ***Number of references: Minimum of three peer-reviewed empirical journal articles which are no more than seven years old.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

What treatment technologies would you use in a residential program for juvenile probationers?

Provide a 4-6 page paper (excluding title and reference pages), using at least three outside scholarly sources. If you were superintendent of a training school, which treatment methods would you use? Why? What treatment technologies would you use in a residential program for juvenile probationers? What type of staff members would be effective in carrying out the treatment method you have chosen?

Treatment Technologies

Cognitive Programming

Behavioral Modification

Peer Culture Influence

You can use any other treatment technologies to include one listed above.

Determine three specific reasons why an internal analysis has become an important activity for healthcare organizations

Evaluate the importance of an internal environmental analysis for a healthcare organization. Determine three specific reasons why an internal analysis has become an important activity for healthcare organizations

Discuss how you would communicate to the client the need for referrals to other providers.

In Topic 5, you submitted a treatment plan for your client Eliza. Since the initial treatment plan, several changes have taken place within Eliza’s case. Since the mandatory assessment two weeks ago, you have discovered that Eliza is again on your client listing for the day due to a mandatory evaluation, with the incident report indicating that campus public safety, due to a tip from a concerned resident, found the client passed out and alone in her dorm, smelling of alcohol.

Part 1: Review the initial Treatment Plan submitted in Topic 5.

Reassess your treatment plan diagnoses, goals, and objectives based on the new information provided.

Fill out and submit a new treatment plan evidencing the changes made in treatment utilizing the treatment plan template provided.

Part 2: In a 1,000-word essay, answer the questions presented in a separate Word document, addressing the following:

Examine the case and propose why the changes occurred.

Reassess the effectiveness and validity of the treatment plan.

Discuss how the treatment plan needs to be adjusted to address the changes in the situation.

Justify the changes both ethically and legally.

Determine what the changes (obstacles) mean to the treatment plan.

Discuss how you would evaluate the resources available for you to make a referral.

Discuss how you would communicate to the client the need for referrals to other providers.

Determine which referrals you would make and which you might suggest to the client.

Include any instruments you would use to assess the client.

Submit the revised treatment plan and essay to your instructor.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

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 required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This assignment meets the following NASAC Standards:

48) Reassess the treatment plan at regular intervals, and/or when indicated by changing circumstances.

50) Continuously assess and evaluate referral resources to determine their appropriateness.

51) Differentiate between situations in which it is most appropriate for the client to self-refer to a resource, and instances requiring counselor referral.

62) Summarize the client’s background, treatment plan, recovery progress, and problems inhibiting progress for the purpose of assuring quality of care, gaining feedback, and planning changes in the course of treatment.

67) Maintain ongoing contact with the client, and involved significant others, to ensure adherence to the treatment plan.

69) Assess treatment/recovery progress and, in consultation with the client and significant others, make appropriate changes to the treatment plan to ensure progress toward treatment objectives.

71) Apply generally accepted measures of treatment outcome.

72) Utilize referral skills, as described in Section 3.

77) Facilitate the client’s engagement in the treatment/recovery process.

78) Work with the client to establish realistic, achievable goals consistent with achieving and maintaining recovery.

112) Prepare and record treatment and continuing care plans that are consistent with agency standards and comply with applicable administrative rules.

113) Record progress of the client in relation to treatment goals and objectives.

115) Document the treatment outcome, using accepted methods and instruments.

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    PCN-610.R.T5TreatmentPlan1.docx

Determine      the potential liabilities that this ethical issue presents by reviewing      the AMIA Code of Ethics.

“Whatever, in connection with my professional service, or not in connection with it, I see or hear, in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret.”
—Confidentiality excerpt from the Hippocratic Oath (as cited in Croll, 2010)

 

Traditional schools of medicine have a ritual of reciting oath excerpts such as the one above during their graduation ceremonies. Such excerpts usually revolve around a professional’s promise to uphold the ideals of patient safety and confidentiality to the best of his or her ability.
With the continued integration of Health Information Technology (HIT), and advances in technology such as hand-held computers, new ethical considerations have evolved within health care settings. For example, wireless capabilities can provide easier access to information from unauthorized outside parties. While technological advances have led to improvements in health care, they have also created new vulnerabilities. Doctorally prepared nurses need to be aware of ethical issues surrounding the use of patient information, technology, and the respective liabilities.
Reference:
Croll, P. (2010). Privacy, security and access with sensitive health information. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 151, 167–175.
To prepare:

  • Reflect      on this week’s Learning Resources, focusing on the ethical and legal      issues associated with usage of data and health information.
  • For      this Discussion, identify an ethical issue related to data collection or      information management at your organization or one with which you are      familiar.
  • Determine      the potential liabilities that this ethical issue presents by reviewing      the AMIA Code of Ethics.
  • Consider      the legal aspects of your ethical issue and the steps that could be taken      to avoid or minimize risk.

By tomorrow Wednesday 09/27/17, 12 pm, write a minimum of 550 words essay in APA format with a minimum of 3 references from the list in the instructions area. Include the level one headings as numbered below:

post a cohesive response that addresses the following:

1) Describe your selected ethical issue (example of ethical issues in nursing Informatics are: Ethical Use of Genomic Information and Electronic Medical Records, Alarm Fatigue, Privacy, Confidentiality, and Data Sharing). Choose one!

2) Analyze the potential liabilities that this issue poses to the organization by referencing the AMIA Code of Ethics.

3) Formulate strategies that the organization could implement to address the ethical issue.

Required Readings

Course Text: American Nurses Association. (2008). Nursing informatics: Scope and standards of practice. Silver Spring, MD: Author.

“Ethics in Nursing Informatics” (p. 49-52)

This page of the text introduces three common ethical codes used in health care today.

Croll, P. (2010). Privacy, security and access with sensitive health information. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 151, 167-175.

The author proposes a model for controlling the security of health information networks and systems.

Hjort, B. (2007). AHIMA report addresses evolving role of health care privacy and security officers. Journal of Health Care Compliance, 9(3), 47-68.

This article identifies the challenges and responsibilities of health care workers employed in privacy and security positions.

Layman, E. J. (2008). Ethical issues and the electronic health record. The Health Care Manager, 27(2), 165-176.

The findings within this article provide recommendations for health personnel, leaders, and policy makers when attempting to design ethically sound electronic health records.

Mackenzie, G., & Carter, H. (2010). Medico legal issues. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 151, 176-182.

Within this article, the authors provide an overview of the legal issues, precautions, and potential breaches that surround the privacy and security of electronic patient records

O’Keefe-McCarthy, S. (2009). Technologically-mediated nursing care: The impact on moral agency. Nursing Ethics, 16(6), 786-796.

Examine technology’s ability to negatively affect the patient/nurse relationship as decisions are based more on data and less on emotional and pedagogical reasoning by referencing the material found in this article.

Withrow, S. C. (2010). How to avoid a HIPAA horror story. Healthcare Financial Management, 64(8), 82-88.

The HIPAA horror story that is detailed here underlines the importance of adopting HIPAA privacy and security provisions in efforts to reduce potential violations and financial threats.

California HealthCare Foundation. (2011).

Retrieved from http://www.chcf.org/

The California HealthCare Foundation outlines quality reform plans that improve efficiency and reduce cost for California’s patients.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2010). CMS EHR meaningful use overview.

https://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/30_Meaningful_Use.asp

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines the term meaningful use and also its view of meaningful use criteria, requirements, and financial impact.

American Nurses Association. (2011). Ethics and human rights.

Retrieved from http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/HealthcareandPolicyIssues/ANAPositionStatements/EthicsandHumanRights.aspx

See this website to view position statement documents developed by the ANA to promote adherence to ethics and human rights.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems. (2011). Privacy & security toolkit.

Retrieved from http://www.himss.org/ASP/topics_pstoolkit.asp

At this website, you will find a categorized tool kit that consists of implementation plans, legislation, and case studies to help health care professionals better understand matters of privacy and security.

The American Medical Informatics Association. (2014). Retrieved from http://www.amia.org/about-amia/ethics

At this website, you will find an American Medical Informatics Code of Ethics for Healthcare Professionals.

Required Media

Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2011). Transforming nursing and healthcare through technology: Healthcare informatics: Ethics and law. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 10 minutes.

In this week’s media presentation, Dr. Don Detmer gives his insights on the government’s initiatives to create secure and meaningful electronic health records.