This Course Project gives you the opportunity to
select a relevant healthcare topic with legal and/or ethical implications and
analyze it in greater depth in a written format. The paper should critically
analyze the issues related to the topic within the context of the current
healthcare environment. Both web references and professional journals should be
considered as references. Don’t overlook the Keller Online Library as an
important source of information for your paper.
The Course Project has two deliverables due in
Week 7: a final paper and a PowerPoint presentation.
Specifically, the final paper should provide
a description of your
chosen issue and how it affects the delivery of healthcare;
a discussion of the
impact of this issue on the healthcare consumer and the healthcare institution;
a critical analysis of
the issues related to the topic;
proposed solutions for
improving or alleviating the issue, including recommended policy changes; and
a discussion of how the
healthcare administrator or manager can effectively be involved in or impacted
by this issue.
See the more detailed Grading Rubric below.
The length of the final paper should be
approximately 8–10 pages, double-spaced in MS Word 2007 (or later versions,
e.g., MS Word 2010).
The PowerPoint presentation is based upon the
content of the final paper. The student is responsible for developing a
professional presentation that highlights the content of the paper and the
course. The delivery of the presentation should reflect the highest form of
professionalism. The importance of rehearsing the presentation multiple times
in advance cannot be emphasized enough. See the more detailed Grading Rubric
Possible Course Project
Describe and evaluate
the ethical issues involved in Medicare-funded organ transplants.
Assess the intent and
impact of publicity-oriented legal challenges to physician-assisted suicide.
Identify the potential
impact of genetic engineering on the future course of a selected chronic
disease or group of diseases.
Evaluate the changes in
clinical research protocols that have been promoted by AIDS activists, and
identify the potential implications of these changes.
Develop a position paper
on which to base a public policy imposing restrictive criteria upon publicly
funded renal dialysis cases.
effectiveness of society’s delegation of ethical standards and the supervision
of professional conduct to the professions of medicine and nursing.
Assess the medical
profession’s compliance in honoring patients’ living wills and durable powers
Evaluate the relative
merits of the traditional indemnity insurance system versus the managed care
system with regard to quality of care and efficiency.
Assess the pros and cons
of our acceptance of entrepreneurial and for-profit organizational structures
for the provision of healthcare in the United States, with special attention to
the characteristics of access and quality.
Describe the current
healthcare cost milieu and evaluate the need to ration the availability of
effectiveness of the Adverse and Sentinel Events reporting program developed by
the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations to
provide a safe, effective, and efficient environment of care.
Analyze the recent
legislation outlining minimum safe staffing standards for healthcare
organizations; suggest follow-up strategies.
Develop a position paper
on the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation for the establishment of a
centralized system for tracking medical errors; suggest follow-up strategies.
Choose one particular
form of complementary medicine and describe an ethical or legal issue regarding
its use in treatment and what it brings to healthcare providers.
Analyze the legal and
ethical impacts that managed care practices have had on quality and access to
NOTE: Other topics related to course content and TCOs will be
considered, but only as approved in advance by your instructor.
The course project is worth 200 points (100
for the final paper and 100 for the presentation) and is due in Week 7. See the
Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date
Introduce the issue.
Define the problem.
Search the literature.
Analyze the problem.
Propose a single
Justify why and how your
solution will solve the identified problem.
Your paper must include, but is not limited to,
the following sections.
Caring for Populations: Milestone1: Community Windshield Survey Form
Directions: Please refer to the Milestone 1: Community Windshield Survey Guidelines and grading rubric found in Doc Sharing for specific instructions in order to complete the information below. This assignment is worth 150 points.
Type your name above and your answers below directly on this form. Click Save as and save the file with the assignment name and your last name (e.g., “NR443 Windshield Survey Form_Smith”). When you are finished, submit the form to the Week 2 Caring for Populations: Windshield Survey Dropbox by the deadline indicated in your guidelines.
Your Name: Date:
Your Instructor’s Name:
1. Community introduction:
Identify the community you will be using for this assignment. It should be the area where you live or the area surrounding your work setting.
2. Windshield survey
b. Indicators of social and economic conditions
c. Health resources
d. Environmental conditions related to health
e. Social functioning
f. Attitude toward healthcare
Provide a summary of your findings and your conclusion. What problems did you identify?
OPTIONAL: List any references that you cited.
NR443 Guidelines for Caring for Populations
Milestone 2: Assessment and Diagnosis
The purpose of this paper is to provide an opportunity to utilize community assessment strategies, uncover a community health problem, and identify the components of the problem related to the community dynamics.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes.
CO 1. Evaluate the planning of delivery of care to individuals, families, aggregates, and communities in a variety of healthcare settings based on theories and principles of nursing and related disciplines. (PO 1)
CO2. Integrate clinical judgment in professional decision-making and implementation of the nursing process through analysis of community health nursing practice. (PO 4)
CO7. Accept accountability for personal and professional development as part of the life-long learning process. (PO 5)
Submit to the appropriate basket in the Dropboxby 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday of Week 4.
Movie Character Health Assessment Presentation – Philadelphia
In this assignment, you will be
creating a PowerPoint presentation based on the application of the functional
health assessment of a movie character. To complete this assignment, choose a
movie from the following list and identify a character from the movie on whom
you would like to do a health assessment. If you wish to use a character from a
movie not included on the following list, get the approval of your instructor.
My Sister’s Keeper
The Elephant Man
The Tic Code
Create a PowerPoint presentation of 10-12 slides
using the template “Movie Character Presentation.”
Provide an introduction and background overview
of the movie character (client).
Assess the client using the “Functional
Health Pattern Assessment.”
Based on your “observations” and
thoughts, document your assessment, providing examples from the movie.
Describe any observed or potential cultural,
geographic, religious, ethnic, or spiritual considerations of this client.
Describe two normal health patterns of the
client as well as two abnormal health patterns that you observe, and provide
Develop an appropriate nursing diagnosis for the
client based on your assessment.
Identify and describe three interventions for
the client: health promotion, health prevention, and maintenance.
Identify at least two possible resources or
community services to which you would refer this client and provide rationale
for your choices.
This assignment uses a grading rubric.
Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore,
students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become
familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful
completion of the assignment.
While APA format is not required for the body of
this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and
references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be
found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
Post your assignment to the Movie Character
Health Assessment Presentation Main Forum as directed by instructor. Respond to
other learners’ posts in a manner that initiates or contributes to discussion.
Each person should make at least three substantive comments.
Submit your assignment to the drop box addition