MSN 6212 Discuss the Gaps in Patient Care

MSN 6212 Discuss the Gaps in Patient Care

MSN 6212 Discuss the Gaps in Patient Care


Unit 3 discussion

Gaps in Patient Care

Think about health care from an organizational, communications, state-level, or national-level perspective.

Where do you see a gap in care within a specific patient population?

How might you address this gap and why?

What system could be developed to support a change to close this gap?

Ensure that your discussion post is at least 150 words in length. In addition, be sure to cite at least one source from the assigned readings or other professional and scholarly literature, as applicable, to support your position, substantiate a claim, or when referring to the ideas or work of others.

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Response Guidelines

Read as many posts as time allows and respond to at least one, preferably a post that has had few or no responses. Your responses are expected to be substantive in nature and at least 75 words in length. You are encouraged to ask questions, elaborate on a particular point, offer an alternative viewpoint, or add comments that extend or sustain the dialog. Remember to cite your sources, as applicable.

As you contemplate your responses, consider the following questions:

What causes a gap in care?

How do we identify gaps in practice?

How do we develop or sustain organizational systems that support, change, or enhance positive patient outcomes?

Learning Components

This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:

Identify performance gaps in the delivery of safe, high-quality care.

Identify the factors that contribute to particular performance issues or opportunities.

Assess the relative importance of quality and safety outcomes.

Identify the factors having potential effects on outcomes.

Evaluate options for closing specific gaps in care.

Determine the most effective approach to implementing change.

Apply the principles of effective composition.

Proofread and edit written communications.


Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.

Academic Honesty & APA Style and Formatting.

Introduction to the Writing Center.

APA Guide.