Collaboration, Communication, and TeambuildingnThe paper should be carefully written in a formal style, based on primary sources, provide an integration of ideas, and be 3-4 pages in length, excluding title page & reference list. Organized flow, logical progression of ideas, and clarity in thought are essential. Please use headings to separate content.nDeductions:nPapers over the page limit will be penalized by a disregard of content over the page limit.nA lack of Scholarship deduction of up to 20% of the total point value of the assignment will be applied to address such deficiencies as APA errors, Title or Reference page errors, a lack of clarity and conciseness in writing, grammatical and spelling errors, exceeding the prescribed page limit, and poor overall writing skills. For example, an assignment worth 15 points could have a maximum lack of scholarship deduction of 3 points (20% x 15). The amount of the deduction will be at the discretion of the faculty member.nYou are clinical nurse scholars in the making. Nurses with advanced education of the highly literate profession of advanced practice nursing will chart the future of health care. Good writing ability is as much a required skill for nurses in advanced practice as performing clinical functions. Therefore, precision and scholarship is expected in all assignments.nGrading Rubric CriterianPointsnIntroduction paragraph (one paragraph). There must be a thesis statement at the end of the paragraph that tells the reader the purpose of paper and what will be discussed.n/1nDefine collaboration and differentiate between the various forms of collaboration (multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and interprofessional). Establish the significance of collaboration in today’s healthcare environment.n/4nDiscuss essential characteristics of collaboration (clinical and interpersonal competence, common purpose, trust, mutual respect, value of diversity, humor [Hamric et al.]). Perform an informal self-assessment of collaborative strengths and opportunities for development. Rate your collaborative skills on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being extremely weak and 10 demonstrating excellence. Support your assessment with examples. Commit to a minimum of two improvement goals based on the Core Competencies of Intraprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPEC, 2011).n/5nIdentify barriers to collaboration between providers and/or patient. In other words, what gets in the way of providers working together? Provide an example of a barrier to collaboration encountered in your practice. How did you address the barrier? If you had it to do over again, what would you do differently?n/4nDescribe a personal experience where interprofessional collaboration was used in a group to improve patient care, to resolve an organizational concern, or a policy issue. Was team effectiveness strong? If so, what promoted effectiveness? Based on your leadership strengths, emotional intelligence, and collaborative skills, what would you have done differently to further teambuilding?n/5nConclusions: Summarize the essential points of paper (one paragraph
Exploration of a current practice/operational/educational issue
To learn how to review and summarize existing evidenced-based literature on a topic
3. Examine influences that affect population health.
5. Discuss the importance of scholarship to the advanced roles of nursing
6. Explain the importance of EBP in selected advanced nurse roles
7. Demonstrates scholarly communication
The purpose of writing this topic of interest issue paper is to encourage you to research and examine current issues in todays health care environment. Issues may deal with practice education research funding licensure/credentialing management delivery systems and access to health care.
1. Write a 3 4 page paper not including title and reference pages:
a. Identify and provide background information on your topic of interest issue. Use at least 2 peer reviewed sources (within the last 5 years) from the literature when describing the issue.
b. Conduct a literature review on the impact of your topic of interest on population health finding at least 4 peer-reviewed sources (within the last 5 years). Look for literature that details how the topic of interest is affecting our overall population health (not just individual health) and supports the topic. These should be different sources than were used in direction 1a. A written literature review is a synthesis of all the information you can find on a specific topic.
c. Now that you have reviewed the literature and selected relevant articles you must write the actual review. Summarize your findings from your literature review regarding the impact of the topic of interest on population health. Synthesize (blend) the 4 articles into a written presentation of all the information you found. Remember to give proper credit and cite the information found in each article using APA format 6th edition.
d. Define what scholarship is for advanced practice nurses. Describe how a review of the literature relates to scholarship for advanced nurse roles. This final section is for you to identify WHY doing literature reviews is an important part of scholarship for advanced practice nurses. This section must be written in third person.
Assignment 2 and 3 are an introduction to graduate level writing and the expectations of such. Papers must reflect understanding of scholarly writing and APA. Assignments 2 and 3 must be written in third person. Please refer to the sixth edition of the APA Manual. In reality the assignments represent one paper but we have broken it into 2 parts to make it more manageable. Assignment 3 will build on Assignment 2.
The paper should be typed in 12 point font double-spaced in Microsoft Word with a title page and reference page.
APA 6th edition format must be used. Please use headings to organize your paper. The title of your paper should be developed according to APA styl
Emotional intelligence is the intersection of thinking and emotion. Skill building and training in positive thinking and a focus on positive emotions assist nurses to better listen, encourage, motivate, and create connections (Huber, 2014). Having self awareness simply means that you understand you. You have an awareness of what makes you tick as well as what makes your heart sing or sink. When you know your strengths and weaknesses as a person, you can then start to understand why you feel the way you do and what makes you feel the way you feel. When you can learn to understand your own emotions, as well as how to control them, you can identify their impact to you and those in your team (Candy, 2016).
I have a personal example of this from a current situation that I am facing on my job in which I am the program manager. In the last two months I have had two of my staff to move from our area. Recently, one of the two Nurses I have left has decided to transfer to another clinic to “work less days”. She is fully aware that this will only leave our program with one nurse other than myself. This nurse shared this information to me openly in front other team members (Charge nurse, Social worker, dietician, secretary). It was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. I politely said ok, I want you to do what is going to make you happy and work for your family. Now the other team members didn’t take this news so calmly. What I have learned through the years from trial and error is that as the Leader I cannot allow my feelings to control my behavior. Deep down inside I wanted to scream because it takes 6 months for a new nurse to take call and train patients and I’m in school. To this day my staff are still not aware of how I really feel about the situation. As the leader of our program I could not afford to display the heart drop in my heart that I felt deep down inside because I didn’t want to envoke uneccessary anxiety on them. Surprisingly they have come to privately stating how surprised they were that I was able to remain so calm after hearing that another nurse was leaving. Of course after hearing that I could only say “Thank you Lord” because that is an area that I have really had to seek God’s help with.
Candy, L (2016). Emotional Intelligence Theory: Highlighting and Developing Leadership Skills. Retrieved 7/4/2017 from http://www.educational-business-articles.com/emotional-intelligence-theory/
Huber, D (2014). Leadership & Nursing Care Management, 5th Edition. Retrieved 7/4/2017 from https://pageburstls.elsevier.com/#/books/9781455740710/cfi/0!/4/2/2@0:51.6