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Nursing

Effect of Change on Nursing Practice

Introduction

Changes in the nursing practice and leadership should address the significance of the changes in the roles, the responsibilities as well as education in a manner that they will facilitate for addressing the escalating demands in the field of health. The changes should also aim at achieving reforms in health care coupled with advancement of improvements in the health system that is complex.

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Ethics

Organization Change: Theory and Practice

Chapter one of Burke’s “Organization Change: Theory and Practice”, sources for understanding organizational change are covered, including . In chapter two of Burke’s “Organization Change: Theory and Practice”, the author covers how organizations should rethink change within their own environment. The first two chapters both deal with the concept of change within an organization, combined with how to deal with such changes and how they may occur in any given company or organization.

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Nursing

Nurse Advocacy Through the Legislative process: Addressing Workplace Issues and Scope of Practice

The Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses recently held a Legislative Forum last March 22, 2013 at the Great Hall of the State House. Main representatives present during the forum include Ellen Story, David Yamada and Kay Khan who held presentations about workplace bullying and the scope of practice of Nurse practitioners. The discussion during the forum proved to be lively and engaging, serving a practical purpose and is aligned with relevant policies and legislations.

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Nursing

Advanced practice nursing role in the 21st century (PPT)

Advanced Practice Nursing in the 21st Century

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Nursing

Alzheimer’s Disease and Advanced Nurse Practice

Introduction

Alzheimer’s Disease is a challenging and unique condition which involves mild to severe cognitive impairment and gradual loss of function over time. This condition presents many challenges for caregivers, including advanced practice nurses who possess clinical knowledge of this condition and its presentation in older adults. These nurses must continuously develop new ideas and approaches to effectively treat and manage patients with Alzheimer’s Disease to produce effective outcomes and an improved quality of life for these patients. In advanced practice settings, nurses must develop tools and educational frameworks that support effective outcomes for Alzheimer’s patients to expand knowledge of this complex condition and its challenges for patients, caregivers, and family members. The following discussion will address the different characteristics of Alzheimer’s Disease and its impact on patients, as well as the strategies and health promotion activities that caregivers must utilize to achieve effective results in managing this condition. In addition, evidence-based practice will be considered in the context of Alzheimer’s Disease and how this contributes to successful practice methods and approaches over the long term.

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Sociology

Avoiding Boundary Issues in the Practice of Social Work

Abstract

All social workers should protect themselves and their clients by taking reasonable steps to resolve the issue of boundaries in social work, in an effective manner.  According to the Juan S. case study, which is an ethics case study where a social worker violated the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and attempted two boundary crossings and one boundary violation.  The social worker offered Silvia a job to watch her children and allowed Silvia to work in her home, so that Juan  S. can learn English and her children can learn Spanish.  She also offered Silvia a ride home and offered her a job, so that she would able to give therapy sessions to Juan every morning and give him therapy sessions as scheduled in the agency. The last violation the social worker attempted was that she rocked Juan to sleep.  The purpose of this paper is examining issues of boundary problems in the area of social work and how it relates to ethics in the profession of social work. In addition, the challenges associated with these issues, as well as reasons behind why certain people have problems in this area, particularly as it relates to dual relationships, boundary crossings and boundary violations are examined. This paper’s purpose outlines the importance of addressing boundary issues and ethics for social workers to help them identify these issues within their own work environment and take steps to eliminate them. To help illustrate this concept, the case study of Juan S., researched by Florida Atlanta University on the profession of social work, is used for analysis. In addition, this paper examines the issue of dual relationships, as it relates to boundaries, as discussed by F. G. Reamer in his article Boundary issues in social work: Managing dual relationships.

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Management

Practices and Methodology Summary

Project management is a necessary component of any work environment. Its purpose lies in managing of work within schools, businesses, and research. The idea of project management, is the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently. It is a strategic competency for organizations, enabling them to tie project results to business goals — and thus, better compete in their markets.(PMI, 2013) The idea for project management is for team of people given a project with a goal in mind. A project management team has two key factors for putting together a good team that includes the skills that each individual possess in the team and whether these skills can be utilized to achieve the projects goals. What was taught and learnt throughout this course has been essential in completing this task of explaining the multiple roles of project management. Upon the teachings of project management, the component that was easily identifiable was risk management. In this paper risk management will be thoroughly explained along with my interpretation and understanding from the course. Also, will answer the questions of the role of project management, and methods in helping to manage multiple projects.

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Nursing

How to view my practice

With this course experience, I have learned that nursing is more than clinical methods and processes and is comprised of many psychological and emotional constructs. I must use such factors as reflection and core values in all areas of nursing practice. (Deleted second half of sentence) In this capacity, it is expected that I will consistently use standardized nursing terminology and data elements in all areas of nursing practice to achieve successful outcomes. In conjunction with support and knowledge from national nursing associations, I am committed to perfecting my core competencies and expanding my educational opportunities to become a more knowledgeable and experienced nurse. My experiences as a case manager are significant contributors to my professional growth and development as a nurse.