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Capella FPX4000 assessment 1

Develop a solution to a specific ethical dilemma faced by a health care professional by applying ethical principles. Describe the issues and a possible solution in a 3-5-page paper.

Introduction

Whether you are a nurse, a public health professional, a health care administrator, or in another role in the health care field, you must base your decisions on a set of ethical principles and values. Your decisions must be fair, equitable, and defensible. Each discipline has established a professional code of ethics to guide ethical behavior. In this assessment, you will practice working through an ethical dilemma as described in a case study. Your practice will help you develop a method for formulating ethical decisions.

Demonstration of Proficiency

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Apply information literacy and library research skills to obtain scholarly information in the field of health care.
    • Apply academic peer-reviewed journal articles relevant to an ethical problem or issue as evidence to support an analysis of the case.
  • Competency 3: Apply ethical principles and academic standards to the study of health care.
    • Summarize the facts in a case study and use the three components of an ethical decision-making model to analyze an ethical problem or issue and the factors that contributed to it.
    • Discuss the effectiveness of the communication approaches present in a case study.
    • Discuss the effectiveness of the approach used by a professional to deal with problems or issues involving ethical practice in a case study.
    • Apply ethical principles to a possible solution to an ethical problem or issue described in a case study.
  • Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others, and that is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.
    • Write clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
    • Write following APA style for in-text citations, quotes, and references.

Instructions

Note: The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. At a minimum, be sure to address each point. In addition, you are encouraged to review the performance level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed.

For this assessment, you will develop a solution to a specific ethical dilemma faced by a health care professional. In your assessment:

  1. Access the Ethical Case Studies | Transcript media piece to review the case studies you may use for this assessment.
    1. Select the case most closely related to your area of interest and use it to complete the assessment.
    2. Note: The case study may not supply all of the information you need. In such cases, you should consider a variety of possibilities and infer potential conclusions. However, please be sure to identify any assumptions or speculations you make.
  2. Identify which case study you selected and briefly summarize the facts surrounding it. Identify the problem or issue that presents an ethical dilemma or challenge and describe that dilemma or challenge.
  3. Access the Ethical Decision-Making Model | Transcript media piece and use the three components of the ethical decision-making model (moral awareness, moral judgment, and ethical behavior) to analyze the ethical issues.
  4. Analyze the factors that contributed to the problem or issue.
    1. Identify who is involved or affected by the problem or issue.
    2. Describe the factors that contributed to the problem or issue and explain how they contributed.
  5. In addition to the readings provided, use the Capella library to locate at least one academic peer-reviewed journal article relevant to the problem or issue that you can use to support your analysis of the situation.
    • Cite and apply the journal article as evidence to support your critical thinking and analysis of the case.
    • Assess the credibility of the information source.
    • Assess the relevance of the information source.
  6. Discuss the effectiveness of the communication approaches present in the case study.
    1. Describe how the health care professional communicated with others.
    2. Describe the communication and communication strategies that were applied, both in creating and in resolving the problems or issues presented.
    3. Assess instances where the professional communicated effectively or ineffectively.
  7. Discuss the effectiveness of the approach used by the professional related to any problems or issues involving ethical practice in the case.
    1. Describe the actions taken in response to the ethical dilemma or challenge presented in the case study.
    2. Summarize how well the professional managed professional responsibilities and priorities to resolve the problem or issue in the case.
    3. Discuss the key lessons this case provides for health care professionals.
  8. Apply ethical principles to a possible solution to the proposed problem or issue from the case study.
    1. Describe the proposed solution.
    2. Discuss how the approach makes this professional more effective or less effective in building relationships across disciplines within his or her organization.
    3. Discuss how likely it is the proposed solution will foster professional collaboration.
  9. Write clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
    1. Determine the proper application of the rules of grammar and mechanics.
  10. Write using APA style for in-text citations, quotes, and references.
    1. Determine the proper application of APA formatting requirements and scholarly writing standards.
    2. Apply the principles of effective composition.
    3. Integrate information from outside sources into academic writing by appropriately quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, following APA style.

Example Assessment: You may use the following to give you an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating on the scoring guide would look like:

  • Assessment 1 Example [PDF].

Additional Requirements

  1. Length: At least 3–5 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title page and reference page.
  2. Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  3. APA Template: Use the APA Style Paper Template [DOCX] as the paper format and use the APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX] for guidance.
  4. Written communication: Use correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  5. References: Integrate information from outside sources to include at least two references (the case study and an academic peer-reviewed journal article) and three in-text citations within the paper.
  6. APA format: Follow current APA guidelines for in-text citation of outside sources in the body of your paper and also on the reference page.

Note: Read the Applying Ethical Principles Scoring Guide to fully understand how your paper will be graded.

If you would like assistance in organizing your assessment, or if you simply have a question about your assessment, do not hesitate to ask faculty or the teaching assistants in the NHS Learner Success Lab for guidance and suggestions.

Note:Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capella FPX4000 assessment 2

Create a 3-5-page annotated bibliography and summary based on your research related to best practices addressing a current health care problem or issue of interest to you.

Introduction

In your professional life you will need to find credible evidence to support your decisions and your plans of action. You will want to keep abreast of best practices to help your organization adapt to the ever-changing health care environment. Being adept at research will help you find the information you need. For this assessment, you will select and research a current health care problem or issue faced by a health care organization.

Demonstration of Proficiency

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Apply information literacy and library research skills to obtain scholarly information in the field of health care.
    • Identify academic peer-reviewed journal articles relevant to a health care problem or issue and describe the criteria used for the literature search.
  • Competency 2: Apply scholarly information through critical thinking to solve problems in the field of health care.
    • Assess the credibility and relevance of information sources.
    • Summarize what was learned from developing an annotated bibliography.
    • Analyze academic peer-reviewed journal articles using the annotated bibliography organizational format.
  • Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others, and that is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.
    • Summarize a health care problem or issue and describe a personal interest in it and experience with it.
    • Write clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
    • Write following APA style for in-text citations, quotes, and references.

Instructions

Note: The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. At a minimum, be sure to address each point. In addition, you are encouraged to review the performance level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed.

For this assessment, you will research best practices related to a current health care problem. Your selected problem or issue will be utilized again in Assessment 3. To explore your chosen topic, you should use the first two steps of the Socratic Problem-Solving Approach to aid your critical thinking.

  1. View the Assessment Topic Areas | Transcript media piece and select one of the health care problems or issues in the media piece to research. Write a brief overview of the selected topic. In your overview:
    1. Describe the health care problem or issue.
    2. Describe your interest in the topic.
    3. Describe any professional experience you have with this topic.
  2. Conduct a search for scholarly or academic peer-reviewed literature related to the topic and describe the criteria you used to search for articles, including the names of the databases you used.
    1. You will want to access the applicable Undergraduate Library Research Guide related to your degree (found at the NHS Learner Success Lab) for tips to help you in your search.
    2. Use keywords related to the health care problem or issue you are researching to select relevant articles.
  3. Assess the credibility of the information sources you find.
    1. Determine if the source is from an academic peer-reviewed journal.
    2. Determine if the publication is current.
    3. Determine if information in the academic peer-reviewed journal article is still relevant.
  4. Select four current scholarly or academic peer-reviewed journal articles published during the past three to five years that relate to your topic.
  5. Explain the relevance of the information sources.
    1. Describe how the health care problem or issue is addressed in each source.
    2. Discuss what kind of contribution each source provides on your selected topic.
  6. Analyze the scholarly literature or academic peer-reviewed journal articles using the annotated bibliography organizational format.
    1. The purpose of an annotated bibliography is to document a list of references along with key information about each one. The detail about the reference is the annotation. Developing this annotated bibliography will create a foundation of knowledge about the selected topic.
    2. List the full reference for the source in APA format (author, date, title, publisher, et cetera) and use APA format for the annotated bibliography.
    3. Make sure the references are listed in alphabetical order, are double-spaced, and use hanging indents.
    4. Follow the reference with the annotation.
  7. In your annotation:
    1. Identify the purpose of the article.
    2. Summarize the source:
      • What are the main arguments?
      • What topics are covered?
    3. Include the conclusions and findings of the article.
    4. Write your annotation in a paragraph form. The annotation should be approximately 150 words (1 to 3 paragraphs) in length.
  8. In a separate paragraph or two at the end of the paper, summarize what you learned from your research.
    1. List the main points you learned from your research.
    2. Summarize the main contributions of the sources you chose and how they enhanced your knowledge about the topic.

Example Assessment: You may use the following to give you an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating on the scoring guide would look like:

  • Assessment 2 Example [PDF].

Additional Requirements

  1. Length: At least 3–5 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title page and reference page.
  2. Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  3. APA Template: Use the APA template linked in the resources. Use the APA Style Paper Template [DOCX] as the paper format and the APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX] for guidance.
  4. Written communication: Write clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
  5. Content: Provide a title page and reference page following APA style.
  6. References: Use at least four scholarly or academic peer-reviewed journal articles.
  7. APA format: Follow current APA guidelines for in-text citation of outside sources in the body of your paper and also on the reference page.

Note: Review the Applying Research Skills Scoring Guide for the grading criteria applied to this assessment.

If you would like assistance in organizing your assessment, or if you simply have a question about your assessment, please do not hesitate to ask faculty or the teaching assistants in the NHS Learner Success Lab for guidance and suggestions.

Note:Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capella FPX4000 assessment 3

 

 

Write a 4-6-page analysis of a current problem or issue in health care, including a proposed solution and possible ethical implications.

Introduction

In your health care career you will be confronted with many problems that demand a solution. By using research skills you can learn what others are doing and saying about similar problems. Then you can analyze the problem and the people and systems it affects. You can examine potential solutions and their ramifications. This assessment allows you to practice this approach with a real world problem.

Demonstration of Proficiency

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Apply information literacy and library research skills to obtain scholarly information in the field of health care.
    • Use scholarly information to describe and explain a health care problem or issue and identify possible causes for it.
  • Competency 2: Apply scholarly information through critical thinking to solve problems in the field of health care.
    • Analyze a health care problem or issue by describing the context, explaining why it is important, and identifying populations affected by it.
    • Discuss potential solutions for a health care problem or issue and describe what would be required to implement a solution.
  • Competency 3: Apply ethical principles and academic standards to the study of health care.
    • Analyze the ethical implications if a potential solution to a health care problem or issue was implemented.
  • Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others, and that is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.
    • Write clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
    • Write following APA style for in-text citations, quotes, and references.

Instructions

Note: The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. At a minimum, be sure to address each point. In addition, you are encouraged to review the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed.

  1. Describe the health care problem or issue you selected for use in Assessment 2 (from the Assessment Topic Areas | Transcript media piece) and provide details about it.
  2. To explore your chosen topic, you should use the first four steps of the Socratic Problem-Solving Approach to aid your critical thinking. This approach was introduced in the second assessment.
  3. Identify possible causes for the problem or issue.
  4. Use scholarly information to explain the health care problem or issue.
  5. Identify at least three scholarly or academic peer-reviewed journal articles about the topic.
    • You may use articles you found while working on Assessment 2 or you may search the Capella Library for other articles.
    • You may find the applicable Undergraduate Library Research Guide helpful in your search.
  6. Assess the credibility of the information sources.
  7. Assess the relevance of the information sources.
  8. Analyze the problem or issue.
    1. Describe the setting or context for the problems or issues.
    2. Describe why the problem or issue is important to you.
    3. Identify groups of people affected by the problem or issue.
  9. Discuss potential solutions for the problem or issue.
    1. Compare your opinion with other opinions you find in sources from the Capella Library.
    2. Provide the pros and cons for one of the solutions you are proposing.
  10. Analyze the ethical implications if the potential solution (the one for which you provide pros and cons) were to be implemented.
    1. Discuss the pros and cons of implementing the proposed solution from an ethical principle point of view.
    2. Provide examples from the literature to support the points you are making.
  11. Describe what would be necessary to implement the proposed solution.

Example Assessment: You may use the following to give you an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating on the scoring guide would look like:

  • Assessment 3 Example [PDF].

Additional Requirements

  1. Length: At least 4–6 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title page and reference page.
  2. Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  3. APA Template: Use the APA Style Paper Template [DOCX] as the paper format and the APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOC] for guidance.
  4. Written communication: Write clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
  5. Using outside sources: Integrate information from outside sources into academic writing by appropriately quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, following APA style.
  6. References: Integrate information from outside sources to include at least three scholarly or academic peer-reviewed journal articles and three in-text citations within the paper.
  7. APA format: Follow current APA guidelines for in-text citations of outside sources in the body of your paper and also on the reference page.

Organize your paper using the following structure and headings:

  • Title page. A separate page.
  • Introduction. A brief one-paragraph statement about the purpose of the paper.
  • Elements of the problem/issue. Identify the elements of the problem or issue or question.
  • Analysis. Analyze, define, and frame the problem or issue.
  • Considering options. Consider solutions, responses, or answers.
  • Solution. Choose a solution, response, or answer.
  • Ethical implications. Ethical implications of implementing the solution.
  • Implementation. Implementation of the potential solution.
  • Conclusion. One paragraph.

Note: Read the Analyze a Current Health Care Problem or Issue Scoring Guide to fully understand how your paper will be graded.

If you would like assistance in organizing your assessment, or if you simply have a question about your assessment, do not hesitate to ask faculty or the teaching assistants in the NHS Learner Success Lab for guidance and suggestions.

Note:Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.