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Interprofessional Collaboration and Teamwork

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Assessment Instructions

PREPARATION

Search the Capella library and Internet to locate scholarly and professional journal articles on the elements of an effective interprofessional health care team to use as support in this assessment.

REQUIREMENTS

You have been asked to submit an article to be published in your organization’s newsletter. After careful deliberation, you have decided to address the topic of interprofessional collaboration and teamwork in health care organizations, and how teams can be successful. Your article should be 3–4 pages in length, not including the title page and references page. Format this assessment following APA guidelines.

Complete the following in your article:

  • Explain what is meant by the term interprofessional collaboration from a nursing perspective. (Do not simply copy a definition from a dictionary or other resource!)
  • Describe the characteristics and qualities of effective interprofessional teams in terms of patient care and safety.
  • Describe the benefits and limitations of interprofessional teams for health care organizations, members of a team, and patients.
  • Explain the challenges of working in an interprofessional team.
  • Describe strategies to help people come together to function effectively as a collaborative team.
  • Explain how interprofessional teams define success. Consider how the definition might change based on the types of situations the team was formed to handle.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Include a separate title page and references page.
  • Reference at least three current scholarly or professional resources.
  • Use APA format.
  • Use Times New Roman font, 12 point.
  • Double space.

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

Library Resources

The following e-books or articles from the Capella University Library are linked directly in this course:

Course Library Guide

A Capella University library guide has been created specifically for your use in this course. You are encouraged to refer to the resources in the BSN-FP4017 – Collaborative Group Process for Nursing Professionals library guide to help direct your research.

Bookstore Resources

The resources listed below are relevant to the topics and assessments in this course and are not required. These resources are available from the Capella University Bookstore. When searching the bookstore, be sure to look for the Course ID with the specific –FP (FlexPath) course designation.

  • Levi, D. (2017). Group dynamics for teams (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
    • Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4.

 

Assessment 1 Instructions: Nursing Informatics in Health Care

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  • Write a 4-5 page evidence-based proposal to support the need for a nurse informaticist in an organization who would focus on improving health care outcomes.

As you begin to prepare this assessment, you are encouraged to complete the Team Perspectives of the Nurse Informaticist activity. Completion of this will help you succeed with the assessment as you explore the nurse informaticist’s role from the different perspectives of the health care team. Completing activities is also a way to demonstrate engagement.

Nurses at the baccalaureate level in all practice areas are involved in nursing informatics through interaction with information management and patient care technologies. Nurses must not only demonstrate knowledge of and skills in health information and patient care technologies, but also how to use these tools at the bedside and organizational levels. Moreover, nurses need to recognize how information gathered from various health information sources can impact decision making at the national and state regulatory levels.

Demonstration of Proficiency

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:

    • Competency 1: Describe nurses’ and the interdisciplinary team’s role in informatics with a focus on electronic health information and patient care technology to support decision making.
      • Define nursing informatics and the role of the nurse informaticist.
      • Explain how the nurse collaborates with the interdisciplinary team, including technologists, to improve the quality of patient care.
      • Justify the need for a nurse informaticist in a health care organization.
    • Competency 2: Implement evidence-based strategies to effectively manage protected health information.
      • Explain evidence-based strategies that the nurse and interdisciplinary team can use to effectively manage patients’ protected health information (privacy, security, and confidentiality).
    • Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly communication to facilitate use of health information and patient care technologies.
      • Follow APA style and formatting guidelines for citations and references.
      • Create a clear, well-organized, and professional proposal that is generally free from errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Interprofessional Collaboration and Teamwork

Scenario

For this assessment, assume you are a nurse attending a meeting of your state’s nurses’ association. A nurse informaticist conducted a presentation on her role and its impact on positive patient and organizational outcomes in her workplace. You realize that your organization is undergoing many technological changes. You believe this type of role could provide many benefits to your organization.

You decide to pursue proposing a nurse informaticist role in your organization. You speak to your chief nursing officer (CNO) and human resources (HR) manager. These individuals ask you to prepare a 4–5 page evidence-based proposal to support the new role. In this way, they can make an informed decision as to whether the addition of such a role could justify the return on investment (ROI). They need your proposal before an upcoming fiscal meeting. Interprofessional Collaboration and Teamwork

Preparation

To successfully prepare for this assessment, you will need to complete these preparatory activities:

    • Review assessment resources and activities.
    • Conduct independent research on the nursing knowledge and skills necessary to interact with health information and patient care technology.
      • Focus your research on current resources available through peer-reviewed articles, professional websites, government websites, professional blogs, wiki pages, job boards, et cetera.
      • Consult the BSN Program Library Research Guide for help in identifying scholarly and authoritative sources.
    • Interview peers in your network who are considered information technology experts.
      • Ask them about how information technology advances are impacting patient care at the bedside, at the organizational level, and beyond. Interprofessional Collaboration and Teamwork

Proposal Format

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Human Resources (HR) manager have asked you to include the following headings in your proposal and to be sure to address the bullets underneath each heading:

Nursing Informatics and the Nurse Informaticist

    • What is nursing informatics?
    • What is the role of the nurse informaticist?

Nurse Informaticists and Other Health Care Organizations

    • What is the experience of other health care organizations with nurse informaticists?
    • How do these nurse informaticists interact with the rest of the nursing staff and the interdisciplinary team?

Impact of Full Nurse Engagement in Health Care Technology

    • How does fully engaging nurses in health care technology impact:
      • Patient care?
      • Protected health information (security, privacy, and confidentiality)?
      • Workflow?
      • Costs and return on investment?

Opportunities and Challenges

    • What are the opportunities and challenges for nurses and the interdisciplinary team with the addition of a nurse informaticist role?
      • How can the interdisciplinary team collaborate to improve quality care outcomes through technology?

Summary of Recommendations

    • What are 3–4 key takeaways from your proposal about the recommended nurse informaticist role that you want the CNO and the HR manager to remember?

Additional Requirements

    • Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
    • Submission length: 4–5 double-spaced pages, in addition to a title page and references page.
    • Font: Times New Roman, 12 point.
    • Citations and References: Cite a minimum of 3 current scholarly and/or authoritative sources to support your ideas. In addition, cite a minimum of 1 current professional blog or website to support your central ideas. Current means no more than five years old.
    • APA formatting: Be sure to follow APA formatting and style guidelines for citations and references. For an APA refresher, consult the APA Style and Format page on Campus. Interprofessional Collaboration and Teamwork

Portfolio Prompt: Save your presentation to your ePortfolio. Submissions to the ePortfolio will be part of your final capstone course.

 

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The running head title is all capital letters. Page 1 begins on the cover page. The entire document should be double-spaced, have 1-inch margins on all sides, and use 12 point Times New Roman font. Full Title of Paper Learner’s Full Name Course Title Assignment Title Capella University Month, Year APA STYLE PAPER TEMPLATE 2 Abstract (As this section is optional, check with your instructor.) An abstract is a brief, comprehensive summary of the contents of a paper. It allows readers to quickly review the key elements of a paper without having to read the entire document. This can be helpful for readers who are searching for specific information and may be reviewing many documents. The abstract may be one of the most important paragraphs in a paper because readers often decide if they will read the document based on information in the abstract. An abstract may not be required in some academic papers; however, it can still be an effective method of gaining the reader’s attention. For example, an abstract will not be required for Capella’s first course, PSYC3002. The following sentences serve as an example of what could be composed as an abstract for this paper: The basic elements of APA style will be reviewed, including formatting of an APA style paper, in-text citations, and a reference list. Additional information will address the components of an introduction, how to write effective paragraphs using the MEAL plan, and elements of a summary and conclusion section of a paper. APA STYLE PAPER TEMPLATE 3 APA Style Paper Template: A Resource for Academic Writing Please change the titles in this document to fit your paper. APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. APA style is used when writing papers in the psychology programs offered at Capella University. This document serves as an APA style template for learners to use when writing their own papers, as well as a resource containing valuable information that can be used when writing academic papers. For more information on APA style, learners can refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (American Psychological Association, 2010a). Interprofessional Collaboration and Teamwork
The author demonstrates in the first section of this paper how an introduction effectively introduces the reader to the topic of the paper. In APA style, an introduction never gets a heading. For example, this section did not begin with a heading titled “Introduction,” similar to the following section, which is titled “Writing an Effective Introduction.” The following section will explain in greater detail a model that can be used to effectively write an introduction in an academic paper. The remaining sections of the paper will continue to address APA style and effective writing concepts including section headings, organizing information, the MEAL plan, the conclusion, and the reference list. Writing an Effective Introduction An effective introduction often consists of four main components including (a) the position statement, thesis, or hypothesis, which describes the author’s main position; (b) the purpose, which outlines the objective of the paper; (c) the background, which is general information that is needed to understand the content of the paper; and (d) the approach, which is the process or methodology the author uses to achieve the purpose of the paper. This information APA STYLE PAPER TEMPLATE 4 will help readers understand what will be discussed in the paper. It can also serve as a tool to grab the reader’s attention. Authors may choose to briefly reference sources that will be identified later on in the paper as in this example (American Psychological Association, 2010a; American Psychological Association, 2010b; Walker, 2008). In an introduction, the writer will often present something of interest to capture the reader’s attention and introduce the issue. Adding an obvious statement of purpose helps the reader know what to expect, while helping the writer to focus and stay on task. For example, this paper will address several components necessary to effectively write an academic paper including (a) how to write an introduction, (b) how to write effective paragraphs using the MEAL plan, and (c) how to properly use APA style. Level One Section Heading is Centered, Bold, Uppercase and Lowercase Using section headings can be an effective method of organizing an academic paper. The section headings should not be confused with the running head, which is a different concept described in the cover page of this document. Section headings are not required according to APA style; however, they can significantly improve the quality of a paper. This is accomplished because section headings help both the reader and the author. Level Two Section Heading is Flush Left, Bold, Uppercase and Lowercase The heading style recommended by APA consists of five levels (American Psychological Association, 2010a, p. 62). This document contains two levels to demonstrate how headings are structured according to APA style. Immediately before the previous paragraph, a Level 1 heading was used. That section heading describes how a Level 1 heading should be written, which is centered, bold, and using uppercase and lowercase letters. For another example, see the section heading “Writing an Effective Introduction” on page 3 of this document. The heading is APA STYLE PAPER TEMPLATE 5 centered, bold, and uses uppercase and lowercase letters (compared to all uppercase in the running head at the top of each page). If used properly, section headings can significantly contribute to the quality of a paper by helping the reader who wants to understand the information in the document, and the author who desires to effectively describe the information in the document. Section Headings Help the Reader Section headings serve multiple purposes including (a) helping readers understand what is being addressed in each section, (b) breaking up text to help readers maintain an interest in the paper, and (c) helping readers choose what they want to read. For example, if the reader of this document wants to learn more about writing an effective introduction, the previous section heading clearly states that is where information can be found. When subtopics are needed to explain concepts in greater detail, different levels of headings are used according to APA style. Section Headings Help the Author Section headings do not only help the reader, they help the author organize the document during the writing process. Section headings can be used to arrange topics in a logical order, and they can help an author manage the length of the paper. In addition to an effective introduction and the use of section headings, each paragraph of an academic paper can be written in a manner that helps the reader stay engaged. Capella University promotes the use of the MEAL plan to serve this purpose. The MEAL Plan The MEAL plan is a model used by Capella University to help learners effectively compose academic discussions and papers. Interprofessional Collaboration and Teamwork
Each component of the MEAL plan is critical to writing an effective paragraph. The acronym MEAL is based on four components of a paragraph APA STYLE PAPER TEMPLATE 6 (M = Main point, E = Evidence or Example, A = Analysis, and L = Link). The following section includes a detailed description and examples of each component of the MEAL plan. When writing the content sections of an academic paper (as opposed to the introduction or conclusion sections), the MEAL plan can be an effective model for designing each paragraph. A paragraph begins with a description of the main point, which is represented by the letter “M” of the MEAL plan. For example, the first sentence of this paragraph clearly states the main point is a discussion of the MEAL plan. Once the main point has been made, evidence and examples can be provided. The second component of a paragraph contains evidence or examples, which is represented by the letter “E” in the MEAL plan. An example of this component of the MEAL plan is actually (and ironically) this sentence, which provides an example of an example. Evidence can be in the form of expert opinions from research. For example, evidence shows that plagiarism can occur even when it is not intended if sources are not properly cited (Marsh, Landau, & Hicks, 1997; Walker, 2008). The previous sentence provides evidence supporting why evidence is used in a paragraph. Analysis, which is represented by the letter “A” of the MEAL plan, should be based on the author’s interpretation of the evidence. An effective analysis might include a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments, as well as the author’s interpretations of the evidence and examples. If a quote is used, the author will likely provide an analysis of the quote and the specific point it makes for the author’s position. Without an analysis, the reader might not understand why the author discussed the information that the reader just read. For example, the previous sentence was an analysis by the author of why an analysis is performed when writing paragraphs in academic papers. APA STYLE PAPER TEMPLATE 7 Even with the first three elements of the MEAL plan, it would not be complete without the final component. The letter “L” of the MEAL plan refers to information that “links” the current and the subsequent paragraphs. The link helps the reader understand what will be discussed in the next paragraph. It summarizes the author’s reasoning and shows how the paragraph fits together and leads (that is, links) into the next section of the paper. For example, this sentence might explain that once the MEAL plan has been effectively used when writing the body of an academic paper, the final section is the summary and conclusion section. Summary and Conclusion A summary and conclusion section, which can also be the discussion section of an APA style paper, is the final opportunity for the author to make a lasting impression on the reader. The author can begin by restating opinions or positions and summarizing the most important points that have been presented in the paper. For example, this paper was written to demonstrate to readers how to effectively use APA style when writing academic papers. Various components of an APA style paper that were discussed or displayed in the form of examples include a running head, title page, introduction section, levels of section headings and their use, in-text citations, the MEAL plan, a conclusion, and the reference list. APA STYLE PAPER TEMPLATE 8 References American Psychological Association. (2010a). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. American Psychological Association. (2010b). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx Marsh, R. L., Landau, J. D., & Hicks, J. L. (1997). Contributions of inadequate source monitoring to unconscious plagiarism during idea generation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 23(4), 886–897. doi: 10.1037/02787393.23.4.886 Walker, A. L. (2008). Interprofessional Collaboration and Teamwork
Preventing unintentional plagiarism: A method for strengthening paraphrasing skills. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 35(4), 387–395. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/213904438?accountid=27965 Always begin a reference list on a new page. Use a hanging indent after the first line of each reference. The reference list is in alphabetical order by first author’s last name. A reference list only contains sources that are cited in the body of the paper, and all sources cited in the body of the paper must be contained in the reference list. The reference list above contains an example of how to cite a source when two documents are written in the same year by the same author. The year is also displayed using this method for the corresponding in-text citations as in the next sentence. The author of the first citation (American Psychological Association, 2010a) is also the publisher, therefore, the word “Author” is used in place of the publisher’s name. When a digital object identifier (DOI) is available for a journal article, it should be placed at the end of the citation. If a DOI is not available, a uniform resource locator (URL) should be used. The Marsh, Landau, and Hicks (1997) reference is an example of how to cite a source using a DOI. The Walker (2008) reference is an example of how to cite a source using a URL. 12/10/2018 Interprofessional Collaboration and Teamwork Scoring Guide Interprofessional Collaboration and Teamwork Scoring Guide CRITERIA NONPERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED Explain the meaning of the term “interprofessional collaboration” from a nursing perspective. Does not explain the meaning of the term “interprofessional collaboration.” Provides a definition of the term “interprofessional collaboration” but does not explain it from a nursing perspective. Explains the meaning of the term “interprofessional collaboration” from a nursing perspective. Explains the meaning of the term “interprofessional collaboration” from a nursing perspective, and considers how it differs from interprofessional collaboration in other fields. Describe the characteristics and qualities of effective interprofessional teams in terms of patient safety. Does not describe the characteristics and qualities of effective interprofessional teams. Lists the characteristics and qualities of effective interprofessional teams, or describes the characteristics and qualities of effective interprofessional teams, but not in terms of patient safety. Describes the characteristics and qualities of effective interprofessional teams in terms of patient safety. Describes the characteristics and qualities of effective interprofessional teams in terms of patient safety and explains how the characteristics and qualities contribute to patient safety. Describe the benefits, limitations, and challenges of working in interprofessional teams for health care organizations, team members, and patients. Does not describe the benefits, limitations, and challenges of working in interprofessional teams for health care organizations, team members, and patients. Describes the benefits and limitations of interprofessional teams for health care organizations or interprofessional team members or patients, but not all three. Lists the challenges of working in interprofessional teams. Describes the benefits, limitations, and challenges of working in interprofessional teams for health care organizations, team members, and patients. Analyzes the benefits and limitations of interprofessional teams for health care organizations, team members, and patients. Explains the challenges of working in interprofessional teams and considers the implications for the patients of a team that fails to overcome challenges. Describe strategies to help people work effectively together. Does not describe strategies to help people work effectively together. Lists strategies to help people work effectively together. Describes strategies to help people work effectively together. Compares strategies to help people work effectively together to determine the best ways to use the strategies. Write content clearly and logically, with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Use correct APA format. Does not write content clearly, logically, or with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Does not format paper, citations, and references using APA style. Writes with errors in clarity, logic, grammar, punctuation, and/or mechanics. Uses current APA style to format citations and references but with numerous errors. Writes content clearly and logically, with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Correctly formats paper, citations, and references using APA style. Writes clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics; uses relevant evidence to support a central idea. Correctly formats paper, citations, and references using APA style. Citations are free from all errors. https://courserooma.capella.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/BSN-FP/BSN-FP4017/180700/Scoring_Guides/a01_scoring_guide.html 1/1 …