What could you do to make your communication more clear?
Read the article Close Relationships Sometimes Mask Poor Communication. Then, write a two-page paper (excluding title and reference pages) in which you do the following:
Summarize the article.
Describe a miscommunication you have had with someone close to you simply because you assumed that they understood you? What happened?
Using course materials, explain how you can make sure that this kind of miscommunication does not happen in the future. Or when it does happen, what could you do to make your communication more clear?
Please use COM200: How to Summarize an Article to assist with the completion of this assignment. Be sure to reference the article and at least one of the other course readings from this week in your paper. This can be your textbook or one of the recommended articles. The paper must be formatted according to APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page
Recent clinical guidelines suggest that watchful waiting is better than immediately beginning treatment with antibiotics when a child presents with otitis media. A group of nurses in the outpatient clinic decide to use evidence-based research for this practice to help them understand whether this is the appropriate care for the children they see. If they find it is grounded in the research, they will suggest a change in the clinical policy guidelines. They are aware that this policy may be a concern for parents who are used to getting antibiotics immediately when they bring their children to the clinics.
The nurses brought the following sources of evidence to their first meeting:
• American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Family Physicians. (2004.) Clinical practice guideline: Diagnosis and management of acute otitis media. Retrieved May 17, 2008, from http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;113/5/1451
• Block, S. L. (1997).Causative pathogens, antibiotic resistance and therapeutic considerations in acute otitis media.Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 16, 449–456.
• Kelley, P. E., Friedman, N., Johnson, C. (2007).Ear, nose, and throat. In W. W. Hay, M. J. Levin, J. M. Sondheimer, & R. R. Deterding (Eds.), Current pediatric diagnosis and treatment (18th ed., pp. 459–492). New York: Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill.
• McCracken, G. H. (1998).Treatment of acute otitis media in an era of increasing microbial resistance.Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 17, 576–579.
• Results from interviews with parents who have brought their children into the clinic for acute otitis media.
A. Review the sources of evidence listed above and do the following:
1. Correctly classify the type of eachof the 5sources of evidenceas either a general information resource, a filtered resource, or an unfiltered resource.
2. Discuss whether each of the 5 sources of evidence is appropriate for this nursing practice situation.
3. Classify each of the 5sources of evidence as primary research evidence, evidence summary, evidence-based guideline, or none of these.
B.Review the article(see attached “Clinical Practice Guideline”) and do the following:
1. Provide a credible and well-supported discussion of whether watchful waiting is an appropriate approach for treating children with acute otitis media, based on the evidence presented in the article.
C.Provide a credible and well-supported discussion of how you would apply the findings in the attached article to improve nursing practice in the clinic.
D.Provide a credible and well-supported discussionof ethical issues that could arise in researching and changing clinical practice guidelines, based on the evidence-based research.
1. Include issues of vulnerable populations, confidentiality, and informed consent when research involves children.
E. If you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper or project.
Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly.