For your course project, you will be required to write a research paper on lateral violence, which is due for submission in Module Seven. The goals of this research paper are: 1) to develop skills in conducting a literature search through the Shapiro Library electronic search engines, 2) to demonstrate the ability to write an academic paper utilizing the skills in critical reading, thinking, and writing, as well as analysis, synthesis, and APA style, and 3) to develop an understanding of lateral violence, how it manifests itself, and potential interventions that may stop it.
One issue in Nursing is a paradox: Nursing is known as a caring profession, yet, it is not uncommon to find lateral violence among nurses in the workplace. Embree and White (2010) presented a literature review that analyzed this concept of lateral violence. Sheridan-Leos (2008) identified four theories as to why lateral violence occurs and described the effects of lateral violence. She shared actions that others have recommended to stop lateral violence. Sauer (2011) identified that 25 years of attempts made to eradicate this phenomenon in Nursing have not been successful. She presented a case study to demonstrate the extent of the problem.
Embree, J., & White, A. (2010). Concept analysis: nurse-to-nurse lateral violence. Nursing Forum, 45(3), 166-173. doi:10.1111/j.1744-6198.2010.00185.x
Sauer, P. (2011). Do nurses eat their young? Truth and consequences. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 38(1), 43-46. doi:10:1016/j.jen.2011.08.012
Sheridan-Leos, N. (2008). Professional issues: Understanding lateral violence in Nursing. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 12(3), 399-403. doi:10.1188/08.CJON.399-403.
For this assignment you write a 5-7 page paper using a total of five articles, three are listed here for you and you are to locate two additional articles through the Shapiro Library. The additional articles must be peer-reviewed journal articles. Who should be responsible for eliminating lateral violence in the nursing workplace? State your position clearly in the thesis statement, and use the content in the articles to defend your position.
To be able to answer the question in this assignment, you will have to examine the information presented in the articles, analyze the arguments of each author, weigh the pros and cons of each claim, and decide where you stand on the issue.
Please see the Written Paper Rubric for more information, and Refer to the Research/Writing section of the course for writing and APA lectures, Scholarly Paper Guidelines, Shapiro Library, and other information designed to help your succeed in your writing assignments.
One of key public health issue that affects an individual/family/population in your area of practice. Explore and discuss the determinants of the health issue and
analyse inequalities and policies that impact on the public health issue.
(OBESITY) One of key public health issue that affects an individual/family/population in your area of practice. Explore and discuss the determinants of the health
issue and analyse inequalities and policies that impact on the public health issue. Identify and discuss the role of the nurse (a) assessing the public health needs,
and (b) promoting the health and wellbeing of individuals/families/populations.
1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the determinants of health, and demonstrate an understanding of their relevance to health and well-being.
2. Analyse and evaluate the impact of inequalities of health on individuals and populations using current epidemiological data and public health research.
3. Demonstrate an understanding and synthesize the impact of policies on public health and healthcare access, and the structure, organization and delivery of
healthcare relevant to the service users in the chosen field.
4. Develop knowledge to systematically assess the health needs of individuals, families and populations taking account of relevant epidemiological and research
5. Explore the role of the nurse in the promotion of health with individuals, families and populations.
? Identify the public health issue related to your field of practice (give a rationale why is this relevant to your field of nursing?) The choice of public health
issue is wide ? you can choose something which is topical e.g. obesity, exercise, alcohol, smoking, substance use and misuse, sexual health, mental wellbeing,
breastfeeding, childhood immunisation. Alternatively you may want to focus on a specific disease/condition such as CHD, HIV, and Dementia ? if you choose this option
do not fall into the trap of writing a biomedical essay ? again you must focus on why is this a public health issue and what are the risk factors for individuals.
? Discuss the chosen Public Health issue to include;
o Exploration of the size of the health problem -who is most affected and why? Discuss trends. Use appropriate epidemiological language; incidences, prevalence,
epidemic etc. Examine the impact of the health issue on the population ? consider mortality, morbidity and quality of life.
o In the context of the determinants of health think about how your chosen public health issue is influenced by the key determinants of health. Do inequalities have
an impact on your chosen health issue? What are these?
o Identify any relevant health policies which have been introduced to tackle your chosen health issue what impact have they had?
? Role of the nurse what is the role of the nurse in identifying the health needs of individuals/families or communities with your identified public health issue?
What health promotion approaches may the nurse use when working to address your chosen health issue give rationale for your choices (refer back to your year one
Ethics in nursing
Review the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics and the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2011a, 2011b) and identify one barrier to ethical practice. Please expand on the following points:
Choose a potential barrier to ethical practice that you may face in your chosen advanced practice nursing role.
Discuss if there is a relationship between your personal beliefs and values and this barrier.
Describe at least one mechanism to overcome the barrier discussed.
Examine the potential cost and benefits to this barrier.