Conduct a survey and provide a visual overview of a community, conditions and trends in the community that could affect the health of the population should also be noted.
As healthcare has evolved so has the concept of a patient or consumer of healthcare. Technology and culture are among the many variables that have affected our concept of a healthcare patient. Consider these items among the others noted in your text: What has most influenced the way you view yourself as a consumer of healthcare? What factors led to the redefinition of the patient as a consumer in the late twentieth century?
To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Your initial posting should be addressed at 150-300 words. Submit your document to this Discussion Area by due date assigned. Be sure to cite your sources using APA format.
Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 3: Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity and Professional Ethics
Nurse-scholars have a significant obligation to their community as well. Their work must have academic and professional integrity. Their efforts are designed to add to the body of knowledge, advance the profession, and ultimately help in the care of patients. Work that lacks integrity is subject to quickly erode…or worse.
Fortunately, there are strategies and tools that can help ensure integrity in academic and professional work. This Assignments asks you to consider these and how you might apply them to your own work.
In this Assignment you will continue developing your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan by appending the original document you began in the previous assignment.
· Reflect on the strategies presented in the Resources for this week in support of academic style, integrity, and scholarly ethics.
· Also reflect on the connection between academic and professional integrity.
Part 3, Section 1: Writing Sample: The Connection Between Academic and Professional Integrity
Using the Academic and Professional Success Development Template you began in Week 1 and continued working on in Week 2, write a 2- 3-paragraph analysis that includes the following:
· Clearly and accurately explains in detail the relationship between academic integrity and writing.
· Clearly and accurately explains in detail the relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics.
· Accurately cite at least 2 resources that fully support your arguments, being sure to use proper APA formatting.
· Use Grammarly and SafeAssign to improve the product.y
Clearly and accurately describe in detail how Grammarly, SafeAssign, and paraphrasing contributes to academic integrity. Include sufficient evidence that Grammarly and SafeAssign were utilized to improve responses.
Part 3, Section 2: Strategies for Maintaining Integrity of Work
Expand on your thoughts from Section 1 by:
· Clearly identifying and accurately describing strategies you intend to pursue to maintain integrity and ethics of your 1) academic work while a student of the MSN program, and 2) professional work as a nurse throughout your career.
· Include a clearly developed review of resources and approaches you propose to use as a student and a professional.
Respond to your colleagues by suggesting an alternate therapeutic approach. Support your feedback with evidence-based literature and/or your own experiences with clients.
The patient is a 35-year-old Caucasian female who arrives at the practicum site for counselling. The patient has been in consequent and frequent use of intravenous heroin and is also an avid beer drinker. The patient is seeking medication help to improve his health, quality of life and to avoid going to jail. The patient has a history of convictions and has served two jail terms for dealing drugs. The patient is currently unemployed and does not get involved with her family because their relationship deteriorated because of the patient’s involvement in drugs. The patient is homeless and lives with a group of friends who are frequently on the move. The patient has also struggled with mild depression since the commencement of the drug addiction phase. The patient arrived and requested for admission “I want to change my life trajectory, I am willing to change”.
The therapeutic approach taken for the patient is a review of systems. The patient denies shortness of breath, inflammation, chest pains, skin rash, history, or any urinary incontinence. The patient indicates she struggles with diarrhea and is very nauseous in the morning. The physical exam reveals that the patient speaks very rapidly and rationally, is easily irritable, pupils are round, and reactive to light. Diagnostics tests include urine toxicology and breathalyzer tests. The patient diagnosed with opioid dependency with withdrawal and alcohol dependence with withdrawal (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).
Therapies applied to the patient include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Contingency Management (CM). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an efficacious therapeutic model that aids in the alteration of maladaptive behaviors of the patient. CBT allows the patient to improve coping skills and identify risky situations and also prevent relapse. Contingency Management is an efficacious model in the treatment of opioid dependency with withdrawal in the patient. The therapy is designed to reinforce sobriety in the patient (Chapter 20).
The perceived effectiveness of applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is because it can be paired with other therapeutic techniques and medication regimen to treat the patient. CBT acquired skills can be used in treating and handling emergent mental and physical health disorders. Contingency Management (CM) can be applied in the reduction of relapse rate and dropping out of the therapeutic regiment.
Pharmaceutical treatment options considered for the management of opioid abuse in the patient include suboxone and methadone. For the patient’s alcoholic addictive disorder, the best treatment option is spearheaded through spiritual and religion support groups to help the patient recover from the addiction.
The patient’s mild depression condition can exacerbate the patient’s symptoms related to substance abuse. If the patient experiences a bout of depression, she can be motivated to re-engage in substance abuse to ease/forget about her condition/ alleviate her symptoms.
Substance abuse and addiction management is an individualized process, each patient responds to medication and therapy disparately. It is essential to be honest with the patient about the likelihood of relapse. Hence, the specific recommendations for the patient is for her to assess her agitatable state and assess how her quality of life changes amidst the therapeutic regiment. If the patient is not progressing in these criteria, the physician and therapist needs to reevaluate the therapeutic regimen applied (Sadock, et al., 2014).
The suggested treatment plan includes DiClemente’s change model which involves the phases pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance, and relapse. Relapse is a common phenomenon during substance abuse disorder management. This method is preferred because the patient is taken through a progressive phase where they can articulate on their achievement and change where necessary.
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.
Chapter 20, “Substance Use and Addictive Disorders” (pp. 616–693
The benchmark assesses the following competency:
4.2 Communicate therapeutically with patients.
The RN to BSN program at Grand Canyon University meets the requirements for clinical competencies as defined by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), using nontraditional experiences for practicing nurses. These experiences come in the form of direct and indirect care experiences in which licensed nursing students engage in learning within the context of their hospital organization, specific care discipline, and local communities.
Note: The teaching plan proposal developed in this assignment will be used to develop your Community Teaching Plan: Community Presentation due in Topic 5. You are strongly encouraged to begin working on your presentation once you have received and submitted this proposal.
Select one of the following as the focus for the teaching plan: Primary Prevention/Health Promotion Secondary Prevention/Screenings for a Vulnerable Population Bioterrorism/Disaster Environmental Issues
Use the “Community Teaching Work Plan Proposal” resource to complete this assignment. This will help you organize your plan and create an outline for the written assignment. After completing the teaching proposal, review the teaching plan proposal with a community health and public health provider in your local community. Request feedback (strengths and opportunities for improvement) from the provider. Complete the “Community Teaching Experience” form with the provider. You will submit this form in Topic 5.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Clinical Standard of Practice Presentation
Each student will present a Clinical Practice Presentation . The focus of the presentation must
reflect current treatment recommendations from accepted professional organizations. See syllabus
Be focus on a power point based in a SOAP clinical/medical note, with a patient assisted in a family practice ofice.
Clinical Standard of Practice Presentation
Students are expected to expand their use of resources for evidence-based
practice beyond the required text and explore nursing and related literature to
improve their understanding and application of advanced interventions. Each
student will present a Clinical Practice Presentation. The focus of the presentation
must reflect current treatment recommendations from accepted professional
organizations. Presentations will be evaluated related to the criteria listed.
Presentations must be no more than eight slides in a PowerPoint format with a
Reference List in APA format, will be no more than 15 minutes in length. Topics
will be listed, and students must sign up for presentation by the second week of
the course. Topics may include pneumonia, COPD, Parkinson’s, pancreatitis,
cholecystitis, Asthma, joint replacement, psoriasis, and others.
1 Presents the case including CC, HPI, Hx, ROS and PE findings concisely
2 List possible differential diagnosis with supporting/excluding criteria. 10
3 What labs or tests are typically ordered concerning this condition? What results should the Does NP expect to see with this diagnosis?
4 What medications are typically prescribed for this condition? List specific drugs, starting doses, dose ranges, precautions to keep in mind when prescribing these drugs.
5 What are the outcomes expected or unexpected for this specific condition? Moreover, What patient outcomes will trigger a referral?
6 Provide patient teaching materials specific to their condition
You can use MERCK manual
All references not older than 2015
American Psychological Association [APA]. (2010). Publication manual of the
American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC:
Dunphy, L. M., Winland-Brown, J., Porter, B., & Thomas, D. (2015). Primary care: Art
and science of advanced practice nursing. 4th ed. FA.Davis. Philadelphia, PA.
Fenstermacher, K., & Hudson, B. T. (2019). Practice guidelines for family nurse
practitioners (5th ed.). Elsevier. St Louis, Ms. ISBN-10: 0323290809
Goroll, A. H., & Mulley, A. G. (2014). Primary care medicine: office evaluation and
management of the adult patient. 7th ed. Wolters Kluwer Health: Philadelphia, PA.
Kennedy-Malone, L., Fletcher, K. R. & Martin-Plank, L. (2014). Advanced Practice
Nursing in the Care of Older Adults. F.A. Davis Company. Philadelphia, PA. ISBN
Rhoads, J., & Jensen, M. M. (Eds.). (2014). Differential Diagnosis for the Advanced
Practice Nurse. Springer Publishing Company. New York, NY. ISBN-10:
1. Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (October 2017). Put prevention into practice. A
step-by-step guide to delivering clinical preventive services: A systems approach. Available at
2. Clinical Evidence, BMJ Publishing Group web site. Available at http://www.clinicalevidence.org
3. Cochrane Library evidence-based web site. Available at http://www.cochrane.org/
4. Fronske Web Portal Page. Available at http://www.myhq.com/public/f/l/flagstaff/ There is a
wealth of access to various sites that can be found here, including evidence-based links and
patient education links.
5. University of California, San Diego: A Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine At
6. Journal of Family Practice POEMs web site. Available at
7. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Available at
8. University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Virtual Hospital. Available at https://uihc.org/health
9. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Available at
10. Nurse Org. https://nurse.org/resources/nurse-practitioner/#-what-is-a-nurse-practitioner
Prepare a two to three page written assignment that includes the following: Introduction to the assignment (sections of the assignment: caring, professional identity, and professional organizations/associations) Explain your belief of caring in nursing (self, nursing, environment, and profession) Describe your professional identity including your beliefs, values, motives, and experiences Discuss one to two professional organizations/associations you plan to be involved in during your nursing career Conclusion (reflect on the criteria of the assignment; caring, professional identity, and professional organizations/associations) Use at least two credible resources to support your findings. For example, one of the resources could be the website for a professional organization or association, and another resource could be a textbook. These resources must be integrated into the body of your paper using at least two in-text citations. Be sure to use proper APA format and style
For this discussion, you will use a census website that posts information on variables observed in the city where you live. Here is the website address. https://www.census.gov/acs/www/data/data-tables-and-tools/data-profiles/2017/ (Links to an external site.)
(Links to an external site.)After you open the website, you can enter your state’s name on the left at the bottom and the name of your city on the right of the landing page. You will see links to 4 sets of information on your area: social, education, housing, and demographic. You will be assessing the change in one variable you select for two different years. For example, data from the entire United States could compare the percentage of women never married for the years 2010 and 2017.
Once you have selected your variable and obtained the information, answer the following questions: Was there a difference in the values of your variable? How would you write the null hypothesis if you wanted to test the differences statistically? Does the difference appear to be a significant one? How would you substantiate that? Is the difference important? What are the consequences of the change in your values for your community? For example, a significant increase in the number of women never married could affect the birth rate. It could also mean more women are attending college and becoming self-sufficient.
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.
Estimated time to complete: 2 hours
No single word responses (at least 100+ words in each response)
Give the questions some thought and answer honestly
Number your answers to correspond with the question
Worth 12 points / 5%
1 . Describe a time spirituality was important in your life or that of someone you love or cared for (e.g., family member, friend, patient). Why was it meaningful in that situation?
2. What would you do if a patient asked you to pray with them or read the Bible or another holy book he/she might have at the bedside? How would this request make you feel? Would you experience any conflict if you were a different faith than the patient? Explain your answer.
3. There is something called scripting which is having something written and memorized for difficult situations. Write a prayer or spiritual message you could use in the above situation. Explain why you chose those words.
Describe the fundamental principles of servant leadership. Present two qualities of servant leadership and explain how they support interprofessional communication in providing patient care.
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