Discuss the rationale for choosing the priority healthcare issue and describe why this issue is important to nursing.
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Health Care Priority Issue Assignment
Health Care Priority Issue
For our final project, we will examine how priority healthcare issues should be examined by nursing. We will select a key healthcare priority issue and a population. You will find articles that describe nursing interventions designed to improve patient outcomes for your population and healthcare priority issue. Finally, you will discuss why Quality Improvement is important for patients and then you will describe how nursing values can be used to help improve patient care. Write a 5-7 page APA style paper (excluding title page and reference page). No more than seven pages of content will be accepted. A minimum of five scholarly references will be required.
Access the Priority Areas for National Action: Transforming Health Quality and read Chapter 3: Priority Areas for Quality Improvement, pages 41-45.
Select ONE priority area (priority healthcare issue) and identify a population you would like to explore. Conduct research to locate information to write about the following:
Specifically, the paper should include the following components:
Health Care Priority Issue
Identifies a healthcare priority issue. Describes the healthcare priority issue, the population it involves, and significance of the healthcare issue by using specific facts and details. Ends with a clearly worded purpose statement.
Rationale and Importance to Nursing
Discuss the rationale for choosing the priority healthcare issue and describe why this issue is important to nursing. Provides details.
Nursing Interventions and Outcomes
Clearly identify two nursing actions or interventions designed to improve care that is measured in patient outcomes. From two nursing articles, select a total of two (no more or less than two) key nursing interventions that improved patient outcomes and explain how the nursing interventions improved each of the two patient outcomes. Provide details.
Quality Improvement Initiative and Patient Care
Using the interventions from the articles/studies, describe how you would recommend a Quality Initiative (QI) to improve patient care within a healthcare facility (hospital) and explain why this QI would be important to implement for patients. Provides details.
Nursing, Quality, and Outcomes
Discuss why it is important for nursing to be involved in quality initiatives and explain how two professional nursing values can help to improve patient care. Provides details
Summarize key points in paper.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.