Assignment: Project Implementation Issues

Assignment: Project Implementation Issues

Assignment: Project Implementation Issues

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Evidence-Based Project Implementation Issues

Before, during, and after implementation of your DNP Project, or any evidence-based project, it is critical to pay attention to various social, political, technological, and/or financial considerations. Using this framework, you can identify, analyze, and address issues that may affect the implementation of the project.

For this Discussion, you evaluate considerations that may promote or impede successful implementation of your DNP Project or another evidence-based project. As you do so, bear in mind that the specific factors are likely to differ from project to project and may vary given the timing and context in which a project is implemented. During this Discussion, you also evaluate variances between activities, standards and guidelines, and what is considered “best practice” in relation to the project.

To prepare:

Consider      the issues you have noticed while implementing the intervention and/or      gathering data for your DNP Project or another evidence-based project.      Bring to mind Dr. Mauk’s comments on social, political, technological,      and/or financial considerations in the Weeks 2 and 3 media program.      Reflect on how these considerations have, or may, affect your      implementation.
Think      about any unexpected developments that arose (or may arise) during the      implementation phase of your evidence-based project. What was the root      cause of each development and its effect on your project?
Return      to the literature and note any variances between your activities, relevant      standards and guidelines, and what is considered “best practice.”
Evaluate      your original plan for developing and implementing your DNP project      (regardless of where you are in the process right now) or another      evidence-based project. What, if anything, would you change in order to      improve the process, quality of data, etc.?
By tomorrow Tuesday June 4, 2019 write a minimum of 550 words essay in APA format with at least three scholarly references. Include the level one header as numbered below:

Re: Topic 2 DQ 2

Population health is determined by ecological, global, and social determinants and factors such as nutrition, genetics, lifestyle, environment, and socioeconomic factors. However, the two key determinants of population health are nutrition and lifestyle (Olshansky, 2017). As a crucial determinant of health, nutrition is perceived in three dimensions: person, family, and community. In rural settings, nutrition is a significant challenge that affects population health as people have limited access to healthy foods. As a result, they are likely to experience calorie deficiency, protein malnutrition, premature deaths, low birth weights, and other issues. Although people have access to healthy foods in the urban regions, they face lifestyle challenges such as less physical activity and obesity due to junk foods (Olshansky, 2017). Environmental pollution influences population health, although the impact is more intensified in rural communities. People in rural regions are more exposed to hygiene, agrochemicals, and insecticides, while those in urban areas are more vulnerable to air and water pollution but are less affected. Health disparity resulting from inequality in household income, gender, and education is another socioeconomic determinant that affects population health (Olshansky, 2017).

The principle of genetics and genomics has also affected population health. For instance, genetic risks can influence the rate of morbidity of a particular disease, such as cancer. Available literature shows that diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, leukemia, and many others have been associated with genetic risks (Baird, 2017). To properly understand how ecological and global issues, social determinants of health, principles of genetics, and genomes affect population health, the application of translational research is necessary. The reason is that translational research involves four steps in which an issue can be researched, possible interventions examined, and the impact of these recommendations on population health assessed.

References

Baird, P. A. (2017). The role of genetics in population health. In R. G. Evans, M. L. Barer, & T. R. Marmor (Eds.), Why are some people healthy and others not? (pp. 133-160). Routledge.

Olshansky, E. F. (2017). Social determinants of health: The role of nursing. AJN The American Journal of Nursing117(12), 11.

Post a cohesive response that addresses the following:

1) Describe one or more significant issues related to the implementation of and data gathering for an evidence-based project.

2) Assess the cause and meaning of each issue for your evidence-based project. If applicable, describe how the issue may have compromised your project.

3) What insights related to variances between project activities, relevant standards and guidelines, and what is considered “best practice” are most significant for this evidence-based project?

4) Summarize your evaluation of the planning for and implementation of the intervention, noting opportunities for improvement with future projects.

Required Readings

Oermann, M. H., & Hays, J. C. (2016). Writing for publication in nursing (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

· Chapter 6, “Review and Evidence-Based Practice Articles”

Chapter 6 explains types of reviews and EBP articles that are useful to nurses when exploring the literature on clinical issues. This chapter also provides recommendations for preparing articles for disseminating EBP research findings.

In addition to Chapter 6, select and read the chapter that best supports your scholarly product dissemination plan. Apply the information in these chapters and through additional research of your own as you begin the writing process for your DNP Project scholarly product for dissemination.

Note: For the scholarly product, you should be able to select a journal or other format and write a letter of inquiry. You also should be able to work on the Literature Review section of your scholarly product. The information on pages 142-143 in the course text may be particularly useful for developing that section.

· Chapter 5, “Writing Research Articles”

This chapter provides general principles for writing research papers.

· Chapter 8, “Clinical Practice Articles”

Chapter 8 revolves around strategies for writing articles about clinical practice.

· Chapter 9, “Other Types of Writing”

In this chapter, the authors review strategies for writing a variety of articles, letters, reviews, and case studies.

· Chapter 10, “Books and Book Chapters”

This chapter provides considerations and guidelines for writing books and book chapters.

· Chapter 11, “Writing Process”

Chapter 11 describes the various steps of the writing process, including asking preliminary questions, the drafting phase, and revising a manuscript.

Brown, C. E., Ecoff, L., Kim, S. C., Wickline, M. A., Rose, B., Klimpel, K., & Glaser, D. (2010). Multi-institutional study of barriers to research utilisation and evidence-based practice among hospital nurses. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(13–14), 1944–1951.

This article details a study that explored the relationship between perceived barriers to research use and the implementation of evidence-based practice among hospital nurses.

Chang, H. C, Russell, C., & Jones, M. K. (2010). Implementing evidence-based practice in Taiwanese nursing homes: Attitudes and perceived barriers and facilitators. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36(1), 41–48.

The authors of this article describe a study that investigated attitudes and perceived barriers and facilitators toward research utilization among registered nurses.

Doran, D., Haynes, R., Kushniruk, A., Straus, S., Grimshaw, J., Hall, L., … Jedras, D. (2010). Supporting evidence-based practice for nurses through information technologies. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 7(1), 4–15.

This article describes a study that sought to evaluate the usability of mobile information terminals to improve access to nursing information resources. The study also explored the relationship between PDA or tablet-supported information resources and outcomes.

Required Media

Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012d). Factors affecting implementation of an evidence-based practice project. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes.

Dr. Kris Mauk explores barriers to implementing change and discusses strategies for addressing those barriers

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.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS

Discussion Questions (DQ)

  • Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
  • Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
  • One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
  • I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.

Weekly Participation

  • Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
  • In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
  • Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
  • Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.

APA Format and Writing Quality

  • Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
  • Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
  • I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.

Use of Direct Quotes

  • I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
  • As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
  • It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.

 

LopesWrite Policy

  • For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
  • Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
  • Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
  • Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.

Late Policy

  • The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
  • Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
  • If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
  • I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
  • As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication

  • Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me: 
    • Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
    • Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.

Assignment: Project Implementation Issues

Assignment: Project Implementation Issues