MSN-FP6021 Biopsychosocial Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice I Tasks

MSN-FP6021 Biopsychosocial Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice I Tasks

MSN-FP6021 Biopsychosocial Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice I

Assessment 1

Scenario

You have already learned about evidence-based practice and quality improvement initiatives in previous courses. You will use this information to guide your assessments, while also implementing new concepts introduced in this course. For this assessment, you will develop a concept map and provide supporting evidence and explanations. You may use the case studies presented in the Vila Health: Concept Maps as Diagnostic Tools media, a case study from the literature or your practice that is relevant to the list of conditions below, or another relevant case study you have developed. This case study will provide you with the context for creating your concept map. You may also use the practice context from the case study or extrapolate the case study information and data into your own practice setting. Think carefully when you are selecting the case study for this assessment, as you may choose to build upon it for the second assessment as well.

Some example conditions, diseases and disorders that are relevant to metabolic balance and glucose regulation considerations are:

Cancer.

Diabetes (type 2).

HIV/AIDS.

Hyperthyroidism.

Hypothyroidism.

Metabolic syndrome.

Obesity.

Polycycstic ovary syndrome.

Prediabetes.

Pregnancy.

Instructions

Develop a concept map and a short narrative that supports and further explains how the concept map is constructed. You may choose to use the Concept Map Template (in the Resources) as a starting point for your concept map, but are not required to do so. The bullet points below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Be sure that your evidence-based plan addresses all of them. You may also want to read the Concept Map scoring guide and the Guiding Questions: Concept Map document to better understand how each grading criterion will be assessed.

Part 1: Concept Map

Develop an evidence-based concept map that illustrates a plan for achieving high-quality outcomes for a condition that has impaired glucose or metabolic imbalance as related aspects.

Part 2: Additional Evidence (Narrative)

Justify the value and relevance of the evidence you used as the basis for your concept map.

Analyze how interprofessional strategies applied to the concept map can lead to achievement of desired outcomes.

Construct concept map and linkage to additional evidence in a way that facilitates understanding of key information and links.

Integrate relevant sources to support assertions, correctly formatting citations and references using current 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

Length of submission: Your concept map should be on a single page, if at all possible. You can submit the concept map as a separate file, if you need to. Your additional evidence narrative should be 2–3 double-spaced, typed pages. Your narrative should be succinct yet substantive.

Number of references: Cite a minimum of 3–5 sources of scholarly or professional evidence that supports your concept map, decisions made regarding care, and interprofessional strategies. Resources should be no more than five years old.

APA formatting:

For the concept map portion of this assessment: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style. Please include references both in-text and in the reference page that follows your narrative.

For the narrative portion of this assessment: use the APA Paper Template linked in the Resources. An APA Template Tutorial is also provided to help you in writing and formatting your analysis. You do not need to include an abstract for this assessment.

 

MSN-FP6021 Biopsychosocial Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice I

Assessment 2

Scenario

Consider the current environment. This could be your current care setting, the care settings presented in the Vila Health: Using Evidence to Drive Improvement or Vila Health: Concept Maps as Diagnostic Tools media, or a care setting in which you are interested in working.

For the setting that you choose you will need to have a data set that depicts sub-optimal outcomes related to a clinical issue. This data could be from existing sources in the course (Vila Health: Using Evidence to Drive Improvement), a relevant data set that already exists (a data set from the case study you used as a basis for your Concept Map assessment, or from your current place of practice), or an appropriate data set that you have created yourself. (Note: if you choose to create your own data set, check with your instructor first for approval and guidance.)

After you have selected an appropriate data set, use your understanding of the data to create at least one realistic goal (though you may create more) that will be driven by a change strategy appropriate for the environment and goal.

Potential topics for this assessment could be:

Consider ways to help minimize the rate of secondary infections related to the condition, disease, or disorder that you focused on for your Concept Map assessment. As a starting point you could ask yourself, “What could be changed to facilitate safety and minimize risks of infection?”

Consider how to help a patient experiencing traumatic stress or anxiety over hospitalization. As a starting point you could ask yourself, “How could the care environment be changed to enhance coping?”

Once you determine the change you would like to make, consider the following:

What data will you use to justify the change?

How can the team achieve this change with a reasonable cost?

What are the effects on the workplace?

What other implementation considerations do you need to consider to ensure that the change strategy is successful?

How does your change strategy address all aspects of the Quadruple Aim, especially the well-being of health care professionals?

Once the change strategy is implemented, how would you evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the care system if the desired outcomes are met?

Instructions

Your assessment submission should include a data table that illustrates the current and desired states of the clinical issue you are attempting to improve through your application of change strategies. Additionally, you will need to explain the rationale for your decisions around your chosen change strategies, as well as how the change strategies will be successfully implemented. The bullet points below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Be sure that your change strategy addresses all of them. You may also want to read the Change Strategy and Implementation scoring guide and Guiding Questions: Change Strategy and Implementation to better understand how each grading criterion will be assessed.

Develop a data table that accurately reflects the current and desired states of one or more clinical outcomes.

Propose change strategies that will help to achieve the desired state of one or more clinical outcomes.

Justify the specific change strategies used to achieve desired outcomes.

Explain how change strategies will lead to quality improvement with regard to safety and equitable care.

Explain how change strategies will utilize interprofessional considerations to ensure successful implementation.

Communicate the change plan in a way that makes the data and rationale easily understood and compelling.

Integrate relevant sources to support assertions, correctly formatting citations and references using current 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 2 Example [PDF].

Additional Requirements

Length of submission: 3–5 double-spaced, typed pages, not including the title and reference pages. Your plan should be succinct yet substantive.

Number of references: Cite a minimum of 3–5 sources of scholarly or professional evidence that supports your goal setting, proposed change strategies, quality improvement, and interprofessional considerations. Resources should be no more than five years old.

APA formatting: Use the APA Paper Template linked in the Resources. An APA Template Tutorial is also provided to help you in writing and formatting your analysis. No abstract is required.

 

MSN-FP6021 Biopsychosocial Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice I

Assessment 3

Scenario

For this assessment, you may take one of two approaches

The first is to build upon the clinical issue that was the focus of your Change Strategy and Implementation assessment, and turn it into a full, organization- or community-wide quality improvement initiative.

The second is to identify a new issue related to a biopsychosocial (BPS) clinical issue, or a clinical issue related to one of the items from the list of conditions, diseases, and disorders presented in the Resources section for the Concept Map assessment. The focus should be on a community rather than on a specific patient or health care setting.

As a master’s level nurse, your specific focus is on reviewing the implications of the data relevant to the clinical issue you are trying to address. Once you research this, review the aggregate data, and understand the BPS considerations relevant to the clinical issue, you can suggest strategies for improving the quality, equitability, and safety of care around the issue. You should act as an advocate for the value and need to pursue quality improvements to leadership and executives, as well as be able to present potential projects to a wide range of colleagues and community stakeholders.

Instructions

Create an abstract and a poster for a presentation to executive-level leadership of the organization, to the community, or to your colleagues that will sell them on your quality improvement plan.

Abstract Requirements

Your abstract should be 100–250 words.

It should summarize the key information in your poster.

Do not put your abstract on your poster itself; submit it as a separate document. Or, if you are using PowerPoint to help create your poster, create a new slide that is clearly labeled as your abstract.

Poster Requirements

Your poster should include the following sections:

Quality Improvement Methods.

Evidence Supporting QI Methods.

Change Strategy Foundation.

Interprofessional Team Benefits.

Overall Project Benefits.

There are templates in PowerPoint or on the Internet that can help you get a start designing your poster.

The bullet points below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Be sure that your presentation addresses all of them. You may also want to read the Quality Improvement Presentation Poster scoring guide and the Guiding Questions: Quality Improvement Presentation Poster document to better understand how each grading criterion will be assessed.

Propose quality improvement methods to promote continuous improvement related to a specific biopsychosocial consideration.

Evaluate specific evidence that supports the quality improvement methods proposed.

Explain how the project is grounded in successful change strategies.

Analyze the way in which interprofessional teamwork will improve the effectiveness or efficiency of the quality improvement project.

Communicate quality improvement considerations to relevant stakeholders in a way that is clear, concise, and compelling for the audience.

Integrate relevant sources to support assertions, correctly formatting citations and references using current 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 3 Example [PPTX].

Additional Requirements

Length of submission:

Abstract: 100–250 words. Your abstract should be succinct and precise.

Poster: Make sure your poster fits entirely onto a single poster template page (or slide) and contains all of the sections described in the assessment instructions.

Number of references: Cite a minimum of 5–7 sources of scholarly or professional evidence that support your considerations and plans. Resources should be no more than five years old.

APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style.