NURSING HOME TOUR
You are required to tour a nursing home in your community and record details about the physical setting, the social interactions of the residents, the activities of the staff, and other basic information. There are different checklists provided in class as a guideline for you to use. Feel free to use the checklists provided or modify them to your specifications. Please make sure that you call the facility in advance and speak to someone in admissions so you can set up a tour date. You should be able to schedule a tour within the week. After your tour, I encourage you to ask permission if you can interact with one of the residents. Simply sitting and talking or playing cards with a resident will make their day.
**If you are deployed, please contact me immediately so we can make other arrangements.**
When writing your paper about the nursing home facility you toured, include the following information:
1. The name of the facility, date, and time you visited.
2. Your recorded details of the facility (look at checklist examples provided).
3. Would you like to work or live in this place? Why or why not?
4. Research the advantages and disadvantages of nursing home care by using the textbook or other credible sources.
5. Factors that affect the ability to perform activities of daily life (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily life (IADLs).
*This paper must be typed, double spaced, 4-6 pages in length, contain at least 2 references, and a Microsoft Word document. Additionally, the paper will contain a title page at the beginning and a reference page at the end, which are not included in the 4-6 page paper. APA format is required, margins have to be set at 1 inch, and font must be 12 points (using the common font Times New Roman).
Assignment Purpose: This assignment will put your academic argument to real use as you create a persuasive text for a real-world audience outside of the university setting. Your purpose statement will explain how you considered audience and purpose when decisions about your everyday argument.Assignment Description: Submit your Everyday Argument Project here. Review the assignment sheet
before submitting to make sure your project meets all the requirements. Remember to include a purpose statement that answers the following questions:
Who is your audience for the everyday argument?
Why is the type of argument you chose the most effective way to reach that audience?
What is your main claim? In other words, what do you want your audience to do?
How do you appeal to the audience’s emotions?
How do you establish credibility with your audience?
The choice of audience is clear and the type of argument chosen for that audience is appropriate. There is evidence of the argument being created specifically for that audience
There is a logical core to the argument (logos). Author credibility is established (ethos). An emotional appeal helps the audience relate to the argument (pathos)
The text follows the conventions of other texts in that genre. Formatting, content, and tone are similar to other arguments of that type.
Unit 7 – Reflection: Writing as a Way to Deepen UnderstandingAssignment Purpose:This purpose of this assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to reflect on your writing as a way to deepen your level of understanding.Assignment Description: In a one to two page reflection, explain how writing can be used to deepen understanding and work through complex ideas. Give several specific examples of ways you have used writing as a means of learning in school, work, or other areas of your life.
(Hint: this is writing to demonstrate learning, so be sure to relate parts of your reflection to lessons, activities, or assignments from this class.)
DQ1: Professional socialization relates to the manner in which we learn the roles and functions of being a nurse once we enter the healthcare system. What are some of the ways this socialization occurs in your place of employment, and do you believe it leads to effective assumption of the nursing role? This socialization occurs in a patriarchal healthcare system that still remains predominantly male physician-based. Discuss the impact, you believe, this has on socialization to the nursing role.