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January 8, 2019

Validity in Quantitative Research Designs

Validity in research refers to the extent researchers can be confident that the cause and effect they identify in their research are in fact causal relationships. If there is low validity in a study, it usually means that the research design is flawed and the results will be of little or no value. Four different aspects of validity should be considered when reviewing a research design: statistical conclusion validity, internal validity, construct validity, and external validity. In this Discussion, you consider the importance of each of these aspects in judging the validity of quantitative research. To prepare: Review the information […]
January 8, 2019

Which provides the best explanation of war: Classical realism or neo-realism?

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January 8, 2019

Strategies for facilitating the group process in Healthcare

The dynamic and increasingly complex world of health care often requires nurses to work collaboratively on interprofessional teams. In the group environment, individuals with unique skills and expertise come together to focus on a common goal; however, groups must become cohesive before they can become effective. Your experiences working with groups—whether you perceive them as positive, negative, or neutral—can be used to facilitate insight and development. Health care, with its focus on interprofessional teamwork and collaboration, offers ample opportunities and an imperative for continuous learning. For this Discussion, you focus on strategies for facilitating the group process. To prepare: Review […]
January 8, 2019

Guidelines for Critiquing Research Designs in Quantitative Studies

In order to find the best information on a topic, not only should you develop a question and search for resources, but you should also know how to analyze the value of the resources that you identify. There are different ways to evaluate resources, such as using the hierarchy of evidence, which you explored in Week 4 of this course. Another way to evaluate resources is to consider the appropriateness of the research design. Understanding how research designs contribute to the quality of a study is essential for being able to analyze resources when conducting a literature review or locating […]
January 8, 2019

Organization and systems leadership

Health care organizations are continuously immersed in change from the emergence of new policies, to promote quality care and improve patient safety to keeping pace with the rapid growth in knowledge and best practices. Establishing a solid framework for planning and implementing change is a wise move, as it provides a foundation for the extensive coordination that will be needed to successfully facilitate the change. For this Assignment, you propose a change at the department or unit level and develop a plan for guiding the change effort. To prepare: Review Chapter 8 in the course text. Focus on Kurt Lewin’s […]
January 8, 2019

Patient safety culture in the healthcare workplace

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/healthcarefacilities/safetyculture.html Click for more options Review the website and read about Culture of Safety. Also click on the suggested websites listed when you scroll down to the bottom of the page to research the topic further. Click for more options Write a paper reflecting on what you learned about patient safety culture. Include examples that you\’ve seen in the field (both at your place of employment and in clinical experiences you\’ve completed).
January 8, 2019

Select a current health-related case involving research ethics

Select a current health-related case involving research ethics. (If none come to mind, browse the Internet to familiarize yourself with recent cases.) As you review the case that you have selected, reflect on the ethical principles discussed in “What Are the Major Ethical Issues in Conducting Research?” article found in this week’s Learning Resources. Which principles were breached in the case you have identified? By Day 3 Post a description of the case that you selected and the ethical issues involved. Analyze the ethical principles that were breached by the researchers or organizations in your selected case as well as […]
January 8, 2019

Organization and systems leadership

A depiction of your organization’s formal structure, indicating whether it is best described as line, ad hoc, matrix, service line, flat, or a combination. Describe how decisions are made within the organization and within one department or unit in particular, noting relevant attributes of centralized/decentralized decision making. Explain the influence of formal and informal leadership on decision making within this department or unit
January 8, 2019

Roles of theory and models in research in Evidence based practice

Review the information in Chapter 6 of the course text. Focus on the various conceptual theories and models that are currently used in nursing research. Select one of the theories or models described that is of interest to you. Using the Walden Library, search for and identify a research article that uses the theory or model you selected. Reflect on how the theory or model provides structure to the research study described in the article. Now, think about an issue in your practice area that you would be interested in exploring through research. Review this week’s media presentation and consider […]
January 8, 2019

Difference Open and Closed system

A description of a problem that was identified in the selected organization. Explain the problem from a closed perspective. Then, describe how the problem could be addressed by viewing it from an open system perspective, and explain how this modification would help me and others improve health care outcomes.