Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration


Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration: Nurses must collaborate with advocates in health, business, education, city planning, and more to promote well-being for all in the community Academic Level : Bachelor Paper details Purpose: Over the course of the past four weeks, we have touched on the history of nursing, and described the changes in health systems as a result of health reform legislation. The field of nursing is not immune to the impact of health care reform, changing population demographics, and the vast changes in information technology, volatile economics and social networking. Within the past decade, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) assessed the nursing profession and made recommendations for sweeping advancements in the profession to keep up with the rapidly evolving health care system. This assignment will give students the opportunity to explore the IOM recommendations in more detail, including the research that supports the recommendation, and assess the progress made in achieving these goals.

The assignment includes a short paper (2-3 pages) submitted to an assignment box (worth 15% of grade), and participation in a Discussion Forum. By the second week of class, faculty will assign students to one of the recommendations/issue areas. Primary Resource: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP have joined efforts to publish the Campaign for Action website. The site outlines each Issue, and provides updated data on progress on IOM recommendations, as well as current resources on best practices to support the achievement of the IOM goals. Link: Database searches using PubMed, CINAHL, and/or Joanna Briggs using key words from the IOM recommendation will expand your list of helpful research articles required for this assignment. This is an excellent opportunity to practice your database search skills in the SCF Library website—remember to use the “free full text” filter! Content Outline: 1. Priority Issue/IOM Recommendation(s) related to Issue a. Present a description of IOM Recommendation b. Describe the justification for this recommendation (why it is important, citing the research that supports the recommendation). 2. Summary of current, related research a. Summarize two recent (within 5 years) peer-reviewed research journal articles that focus on a concept or circumstance related to the recommendation (or issue area). i. Identify the definition of the concept/circumstance studied in the research article. ii. Identify the setting in which the concept/circumstance was studied. iii. Describe the study findings related to the concept/circumstance. 3. Progress in achieving IOM goal a. Present the current status of progress in achieving the related IOM recommendation.

Provide data for state and/or region. Include graphs or tables if available for the data. b. Present at least two examples of innovative programs or initiatives that have led to progress in achieving the recommendation. c. Present the role of the professional nurse in achieving this recommendation. What action can nurses do to shape the future of nursing? 4. APA and scholarly writing a. Submit a minimum of 5 references – no more than 2 textbooks. Format: Students will prepare a short paper (2-3 pages), applying APA format and style.

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