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Complete the strengthsfinder assessment instrument, per the instructions found in this module’s learning resources.

 
Discussion 2: Your Leadership Profile
Do you believe you have the traits to be an effective leader? Perhaps you are already in a supervisory role, but as has been discussed previously, appointment does not guarantee leadership skills.
How can you evaluate your own leadership skills and behaviors? You can start by analyzing your performance in specific areas of leadership. In this Discussion, you will complete Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment. This assessment will identify your personal strengths, which have been shown to improve motivation, engagement, and academic self-conference. Through this assessment, you will discover your top five themes—which you can reflect upon and use to leverage your talents for optimal success and examine how the results relate to your leadership traits.
To Prepare:
Complete the StrengthsFinder assessment instrument, per the instructions found in this Module’s Learning Resources.
Please Note: This Assessment will take roughly 30 minutes to complete.
Once you have completed your assessment, you will receive your “Top 5 Signature Themes of Talent” on your screen.
Click the Download button below Signature Theme Report, and then print and save the report. We also encourage you to select the Apply tab to review action items.
NOTE: Please keep your report. You will need your results for future courses. Technical Issues with Gallup:
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Reflect on the results of your Assessment, and consider how the results relate to your leadership traits.
Download your Signature Theme Report to submit for this Discussion.
By Day 3 of Week 5
Post a brief description of your results from the StrengthsFinder assessment. Then, briefly describe two core values, two strengths, and two characteristics that you would like to strengthen based on the results of your StrengthsFinder assessment. Be specific. Note: Be sure to attach your Signature Theme Report to your Discussion post.
By Day 6 of Week 5
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days by making recommendations for how they might strengthen the leadership behaviors profiled in their StrengthsFinder assessment, or by commenting on lessons to be learned from the results that can be applied to personal leadership philosophies and behaviors.

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If you are assigned the micro-system, explain the role immediate family members and coworkers have in the onset of the disease (negative influence) as well as in positively managing (improving the person’s health) once disease is diagnosed.

  Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 1 and 2 from the course textbook, the Law and Health Policy (Links to an external site.) web page, and review this week’s Instructor Guidance.Using the course textbook as your source, choose one of the chronic conditions found in Chapters 3 through 10 and then answer the bulleted prompts below. For this discussion, you will write your initial post on one of the three Bronfenbrenner’s ecological models as assigned in the table.Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Model of Human DevelopmentFirst Initial of Last NameMicro-systemA, D, I, J, O, P, S, V, YMeso-systemB, E, H, K, N, Q, T, W, ZMacro-systemC, F, G, L, M, R, U, XWrite your response based on your interpretation of what you read and your personal or professional experiences with the chosen health condition. Your post must be a minimum of 250 words in length.
Identify the chronic condition.
Discuss the biopsychosocial (biological/genetic, psychological, social) factors that influence the patient’s experience with the chronic condition chosen.
Explain how your assigned system from Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Model of Human Development (see Chapter 1 Section 6) affects the onset and management of the chronic disease. For example,

If you are assigned the micro-system, explain the role immediate family members and coworkers have in the onset of the disease (negative influence) as well as in positively managing (improving the person’s health) once disease is diagnosed.
If you are assigned meso-system, give examples, and explain why the patient may start or stop activities (e.g., entertainment, volunteering, sporting activities, etc.) within their greater social circle and community due to the health condition.
If you are assigned macro-system, provide a summary of two laws that are in place to support the patient in their daily lives as well as one law that needs to be improved to better support the patient, family or both.

Guided responses: Respond to two of your classmates. Your responses should be at least 100 words each. Looking at the conditions another student posted, address one issue not included in the post that you would have discussed related to the biopsychosocial factors that influence the patient’s experience with the health condition. Include your rationale. 

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Support your answer with a minimum of two aprn peer-reviewed resources.

Week 13 DQ 1
Describe the three types of burns: thermal, chemical, and electrical. Explain the method to determine the percentage of body mass that has been burned. Describe a patient scenario with one type of burn and discuss the obstacles you may face in treating the patient. Support your summary and recommendations plan with a minimum of two APRN-approved scholarly resources.
Week 13 DQ 2
Joanne presents to the emergency department after catching dinner on fire. According to the fire department, the house was engulfed in heavy smoke, and Joanne was rescued from the kitchen, where the fire originated. She has respiratory distress requiring 4 liters nasal cannula flow of oxygen. She has second and third degree burns over her right arm, leg, and chest/abdomen. Address the following questions:
What is the percentage of body mass burned?
What would her wounds look like?
What other concerns alarm you regarding her care?
What and why would you choose a set of orders upon admission to the hospital?
Discuss a recommendation for environmental and nutritional interventions for acute and chronic conditions.
Support your summary and recommendations plan with a minimum of two APRN-approved scholarly resources.
Week 14 DQ 1
As an AGACNP, what health system measures would you put into place to assure addictive behaviors are identified and the risk of opioid dependency is mitigated? As you think of health system measures that could be employed to mitigate opiate dependency, discuss current legislations and policies, how policies and programs affect patient care, and opioid dependency when the patient requires more than the recommended dosage of an opioid. Support your answer with a minimum of two APRN peer-reviewed resources.
Week 14 DQ 2
What does it mean to provide “cost-effective care”? Discuss the role of accountable care organizations in ensuring cost-effective care. What outcomes do you expect for a patient when you provide cost-effective care? Describe your responsibilities as an AGACNP to ensure that patients will receive cost-effective care that also results in optimal patient outcomes. Support your answer with a minimum of two APRN peer-reviewed resources.
Week 15 DQ 1
As a busy AGACNP, finding sufficient time to stay current with and apply best practices can be a challenge. Share your methodology for personal evaluation, including the positives and negatives of the approach you are currently taking. Propose ways in which you could enhance your current efforts incorporating evidence-based inquiry and evaluation without adversely affecting a healthy work-life balance. What are the benefits of using current research or experiential learning to improve your practice? Support your summary and recommendations plan with a minimum of two APRN-approved scholarly resources.
Week 15 DQ 2
Describe a clinical situation in which you have directly applied evidence-based data to produce a successful patient outcome. If you have not yet done so in practice, describe a clinical situation in which you envision this as a possibility. Explain your process. What steps in the process would you either add or eliminate if you were to encounter this particular set of circumstances again? How could your actions lead to better patient advocacy or a community action? Support your summary and recommendations plan with a minimum of two APRN-approved scholarly resources.
Week 16 DQ 1
As the most senior staffer and only AGACNP on your team, you are tasked by a medical surgical unit supervisor with developing a 1-hour teaching module based on a disease process from one of the following: Neurology, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Gastroenterology, Urology, Endocrinology, Orthopedics, Dermatology, Renal, Hematology. This is intended for a small group of new-hire, newly licensed RNs on your medical-surgical unit. You have been asked to introduce them to the key principles of noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring and other concepts they will need to firmly understand to perform their jobs. In the lesson, be sure to analyze theories regarding implementation of change in clinical practice. Also include the importance of implementing the best standard of care in the acute care setting. Create and post an outline with a brief rationale of the proposed educational lesson you will deliver. 
You may not repeat a disease process that one of your colleagues has already completed. In your forum responses to your colleagues, select one area of focus of their proposed lesson plans and offer additional suggestions to improve or expand that area to provide a richer, more in-depth learning experience for the learners. Support your answer with a minimum of two APRN peer-reviewed resources. Cite your lesson and feedback sources in APA format.
Week 16 DQ 2
Discuss the role of an AGACP as an educational change agent in health care. Then select one colleague’s proposed educational lesson from DQ 1 in this topic. Do not select a lesson for which you have provided feedback. Analyze their method of disseminating evidence to other health care professionals. Provide constructive feedback to your colleague regarding the following.
Additional information that should be included in the lesson plan.
Structure and flow of the lesson.
Other supportive ideas to assist your colleague in developing a comprehensive, effective, and relevant lesson on the chosen educational topic.
Support your answer with a minimum of two APRN peer-reviewed resources.

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Share your thoughts as to what might have prevented the escalation of the event (e.g., treatment programs, changes in environment, medical assistance, support system, legislation, etc.).

 
Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 8 and 10 of the course textbook, Understanding the Stigma of Mental and Substance use Disorders (Links to an external site.), Shaming the Sick: Addiction and Stigma (Links to an external site.), and Words Matter: How Language Choice Can Reduce Stigma (Links to an external site.). In addition, watch the Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness (Links to an external site.) video, and review this week’s Instructor Guidance.
For this discussion, find a current event (e.g., story from a television show, news report, or social media, etc.) related to one of the topics below.
Mental health disorder (e.g., Autism, ADD/ADHD, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, PTSD, Schizophrenia, etc.).
Substance use disorder (e.g., alcohol, prescription medications, street drugs, etc.).
In your discussion post,
Share the link to the current event at the top of your post (Note: it MUST be a link your classmates can open and view).
Summarize the current event; include the wording used by the author to describe the mental or substance use disorder.
Discuss the back story of the person(s) involved in the event (e.g., medical history, life-altering event, trauma, etc.) as described by the source.
Discuss any social, physical, and/or psychological behaviors that are normally associated with the disorder described; include any unique life stressors (e.g., relationships, employment, housing, life event, etc.) that may have contributed to the event.
Prepare an APA-formatted reference at the end of your initial discussion post for the source.
Guided Response: Respond to two classmates. Review the current event shared in their post.
In your opinion, discuss associated social stigmas (bias and shame), whether real or perceived, that might have perpetuated the event.
Share your thoughts as to what might have prevented the escalation of the event (e.g., treatment programs, changes in environment, medical assistance, support system, legislation, etc.).
Your response should be a minimum of 100 words.

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Instructor name

 
Staff Orientation: Managing Patients with End-Stage Disease
[WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]
Prior to beginning this assignment, read Chapters 6 and 7 from the course textbook, the Educational and Community-Based Programs (Links to an external site.), What Is Hospice? (Links to an external site.), What Is Palliative Care? (Links to an external site.), What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care? (Links to an external site.), and What Is End-of-Life Care? (Links to an external site.) web pages, and this week’s Instructor Guidance.
For this assignment, you will prepare a PowerPoint presentation Download PowerPoint presentationwith detailed speaker’s notes that is written from the perspective of being a practice manager for a community health center within a safety net hospital. Recall from HCA205 that a safety net hospital is one that provides care for patients regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. The federal government provides subsidies to safety net hospitals to help care for non-paying patients.
The goal of this presentation is to prepare an in-service training for clinic staff members to fully understand the challenges faced by cancer or HIV/AIDS patients as they near the end-stage of their disease along with support options for patients and caregivers.
You may choose to create this assignment covering patients with end-stage cancer or end-stage HIV/AIDS. Once you have chosen the disease focus, choose the patient’s age range from one of the following:
Childhood/Adolescence: 0–18 years
Adult: 19–64 years
Elderly: 65+ years
Introduction:
Begin your presentation by including a title slide that includes the following:
Title of the presentation
Student name
Course name and number
Instructor name
Date submitted
Next, create an overview slide that briefly describes the required components covered within the presentation. Add bulleted points for each of the topics covered. Briefly describe each bulleted point in the speaker’s notes section. It is also recommended that you review the PowerPoint Instructions Handout Download PowerPoint Instructions Handoutas guidance for properly building this presentation. See the bullet points and speaker’s notes information below. The remaining slides will address the content of the presentation and the references.
The content must address the following required components:
Identify the disease you chose. Include a brief description of the disease itself.

What is the disease (e.g., lung cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia, HIV, AIDS, etc.)?

Explain the following changes that can occur due to the disease:

Biological
Psychological
Social

Explain Western Medicine and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) treatment options available for the patient.
Explain the way treatment options affect the patient and caregivers based on the following factors:

Physical toll
Emotional toll
Social toll (changes in social interactions)
Financial toll (socioeconomic status)

Based on the age-range chosen, discuss the patient’s perception related to the disease on the following factors:

Thoughts, beliefs, and fears that may be held by the patient.
The role culture (race/ethnicity, religion/spirituality) plays in quality of life as the disease progresses.
Why is it important for health care workers to understand these perspectives?

Discuss biases and stigmas associated with the disease.

Identify where those biases and stigmas may present within micro- and meso-level interactions (e.g., family, friends, colleagues, medical providers, etc.).

Analyze the needs of a person and their caregivers facing the end-stage of the disease.

What changes need to occur in the home to support the patient and the caregiver(s)?
What services are needed to assist in the care and management of the home?
What are the emotional needs of the people within the micro level? How will they be addressed?
What other types of health care providers may be enlisted to support the patient’s quality of life?

Research community-based programs that can possibly meet the needs of those receiving palliative, Hospice, and/or end-of-life care.

Discuss the availability of the services you identified within your community.
Identify costs and payment methods for the services.
How will the family/caregivers be burdened by enlisting additional services?
Discuss the rationale behind collaborative efforts in health care.

Summary

Explain your rationale as to why the information in this presentation is important for the staff to know.
Explain why this information is important to the patient, caregivers, and family to know as they navigate the health care system and community resources.

References
Creating the Final Presentation
The Final Presentation must:
Must be 20 to 22 slides in length (not including title and references slides) with speaker’s notes for all content slides, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center (Links to an external site.)’s How to Make a PowerPoint Presentation (Links to an external site.).

See the Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) and Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resources in the Writing Center for APA guidelines.
Consider these help tools:

PowerPoint Best Practices (Links to an external site.)
Don McMillan: Life After Death by PowerPoint (Links to an external site.) (click on the following links to view the accessibility statement (Links to an external site.) or the privacy policy (Links to an external site.))
Wikimedia Commons  (Links to an external site.)can also help you explore creative commons images (privacy policy (Links to an external site.))

Use at least five scholarly or credible sources (at least two should be from the University Library).

The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. You may also want to review What Is CRAAP? A Guide to Evaluating Web Sources (Links to an external site.). If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.

Submit your final presentation via the classroom to the Waypoint Assignment submission button by Day 7 (Monday) no later than 11:59 pm.

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Hint: browse topics that interest you in “opposing viewpoints” our article database accessed through the banner.

 
Assignment Prompt
For this assignment, you will be writing an argumentative –a piece of writing that requires you to take a position, what rhetoricians call a claim, on a debatable topic (that is, a topic with more than one side). Specifically, you will present a policy claim where you argue for or against a change of some kind. This claim should be supported by reliable, credible evidence (i.e. scholarly sources) backed by research.  In addition to presenting your claim, you will also need to acknowledge the other side, which is called the counterargument. For this assignment, you may choose your own topic. Hint: browse topics that interest you in “Opposing Viewpoints” our article database accessed through the banner.
Assignment-Specific Requirements:
Length: This assignment should be at least 750 words. 
Thesis: Underline your thesis statement or the main claim of your letter

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Advanced Med Surg Chapter 48
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Describe two ways that researchers attempt to control extraneous variables.

Compare independent variables, dependent variables, and extraneous variables. Describe two ways that researchers attempt to control extraneous variables. Support your answer with peer-reviewed articles

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You need to add by explaining more, refuting a point or correcting a point.

 You should respond to at least two of your peers by extending, refuting/correcting, or adding additional nuance to their posts. Your responses must be substantive and not just agreeing with someone’s work. You need to add by explaining more, refuting a point or correcting a point.  a minimum of 150 words and one reference with in text citation, one reference for each respond.  

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Your response must be a minimum of 100 words.

 
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
 Behaviors, Disability, and Morbidity [WLOs: 1, 2] [CLOs: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7]
Prior to beginning work  on this discussion, read Chapter 3 from the course textbook. Additionally, depending upon your assigned topic, read selected websites and web pages from the following list: Disability Benefits (Links to an external site.), Family and Medical Leave Act (Links to an external site.), Chronic Illness: Common Assistive Technologies (Links to an external site.), Who Is Eligible for Medicaid? (Links to an external site.), Who Is Eligible for Medicare? (Links to an external site.), and Americans with Disabilities Act (Links to an external site.). Lastly, review this week’s Instructor Guidance.
Choose one of the chronic conditions covered in the chapter. The chronic condition you choose must be different from the topic covered in Week 1. Considering the perspective of the patient, respond to this discussion addressing the topic as assigned in the table below. Your initial post must be at least 250 words in length, using the textbook and one scholarly resource.
Include a summary of the chronic condition and how it leads to changes in behaviors, disability, or morbidity.
TopicFirst Initial of Last Name
Durable Medical Equipment
Discuss two challenges faced by individuals who must use durable medical equipment (DME, also known as “assistive devices”), such as a cane, walker, or wheelchair, to perform their activities of daily living (ADLs). Describe how these affect their quality of life (QOL).B, E, H, K, N, Q, T, W, Z
Legislation & Laws
Review the websites shown under the required resources and linked below related to legislation and laws that affect people with disabilities
Americans With Disabilities Act (Links to an external site.),
Family and Medical Leave Act (Links to an external site.),
Social Security Disability Benefits (Links to an external site.),
Who Is Eligible for Medicaid? (Links to an external site.),
Who Is Eligible for Medicare? (Links to an external site.)
Discuss two challenges and impediments that might occur when patients try to utilize these laws and services (e.g., cost, application process, appeals, doctors participating in a timely manner, patient’s knowledge of health care and the laws, etc.).
C, F, G, L, M, R, U, X
Stigmas
Discuss two stigmas associated with people who have the chosen chronic illnesses. Give examples of how each of the stigmas chosen may affect their interactions with people.A, D, I, J, O, P, S, V, Y
Guided Response: Respond to two classmates that addressed a different topic from the one assigned to you. Identify an additional challenge or stigma not included in your peer’s post. Provide rationale as to why you feel that challenge or stigma is important to consider as well. Your response must be a minimum of 100 words.