NURS440 Issues and Trends in Nursing Week 1 Discussion DQ1 Describe one situation you have encountered where your actions were guided by the Nursing Code of Ethics. If you have never encountere

NURS440 Issues and Trends in Nursing

Week 1 Discussion

DQ1 Describe one situation you have encountered where your actions were guided by the Nursing Code of Ethics. If you have never encountered such a situation, imagine a possible situation you could face in the future. Link this experience to one of the elements in the code of ethics found at http://www.nursingworld.org/codeofethics.

DQ2 Why is the impaired nurse neither praised nor looked upon with reverence like his/her peers?

 

NURS440 Issues and Trends in Nursing

Week 2 Discussion

DQ1 How does the registered nurse use guided research in the clinical setting?

DQ2 Explore your clinical site and relate one quality improvement (QI) study currently being analyzed. What is benchmarked in the study? What role does the nurse play in the QI study?

 

NURS440 Issues and Trends in Nursing

Week 3 Discussion

DQ1 What stood out to you after exploring the Sigma Theta Tau website?

DQ2 Do you describe yourself as a lifelong learner? If so, why do you feel it is important?

 

NURS440 Issues and Trends in Nursing

Week 4 Discussion

DQ1 Does equating status with authority cause confusion? Why or why not?

DQ2 As a professional nurse, what are some ways in which you are able to reach out to members of the community who do not have access to healthcare reform?

 

 

 

 

 

 

NURS440 Issues and Trends in Nursing

Week 5 Discussion

DQ1 How do you feel about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) initiatives? Discuss ways a community nurse can help with the goals.

DQ2 Many resources are spent on recruiting foreign nurses. It is a fast-growing private sector business. If the United States and other industrial nations put their resources into fixing the problems that lead to this shortage of nurses, would the need to recruit foreign nurses decrease? Why or why not?

 

NURS440 Issues and Trends in Nursing

Week 6 Discussion

DQ1 What does professional commitment mean to you? Give an example.

DQ2 Do you believe that nurses as lobbyists are essential to the growth of nursing as a profession? Why or why not?

 

NURS440 Issues and Trends in Nursing

Week 7 Discussion

DQ1 Do you feel that nurses believe that there are ethical concerns related to nursing informatics?

DQ2 Discuss how the use of health information (HI) technology has influenced your current nursing practice. Give examples.

 

NURS440 Issues and Trends in Nursing

Week 8 Discussion

DQ1 Do you feel socializing with your colleagues is beneficial in creating a better learning environment? Why or why not?

DQ2 What are some key elements in motivating clients to improve health behaviors and outcomes? What role does the family play?

 

 

 

 

 

NURS440 Issues and Trends in Nursing

Week 1 Assignment  

Interactive Case Study Journals

Click on this link to complete the DNR Interactive Case Study for this week.

Associate what you have learned in your weekly materials with what was presented in the case study.

After you complete the case study, click on the “Interactive Case Study Journals” link to reflect upon what you have learned from the case study and related learning materials this week. Once opened, choose the DNR Interactive Case Study Journal and follow the instructions listed within the journal. Compare this case study to your nursing practice and give a similar example from your nursing experience in which you might have run into an ethical situation.

 

NURS440 Issues and Trends in Nursing

Week 5 Assignment  

Patient Safety Culture Pamphlet

Create a pamphlet using any type of publisher software you choose to educate clients on a current patient safety issue; for example, a currently aging adult and how to care for his/herself at home, medication-polypharmacy and how a patient can not make a self medication error, or other appropriate safety issues. If you have a question about a specific topic, check with your instructor.

Your pamphlet must include the following items:

Include at least 5 tips for preventive care for the patient.

Include information that should be shared with family or caregivers.

Include local resources in the community that might be available for this type of safety concern.

Include at least 3 current (published less than 5 years ago) references, in APA format.

 

NURS440 Issues and Trends in Nursing

Week 6 Assignment  

Interactive Case Study Journals

Click on this link to complete the Staffing Issues Interactive Case Study following the readings and presentation for this week.

Associate what you have learned in your weekly materials with what was presented in the case study.

After you complete the case study, click on the “Interactive Case Study Journals” link to reflect upon what you have learned from the case study and related learning materials this week. Once opened, choose the Staffing Issues Interactive Case Study Journal and follow the instructions listed within the journal. Compare this case study to your nursing practice and give a similar example from your nursing experience in which you might have run into on staffing or a similar situation.

 

NURS440 Issues and Trends in Nursing

Week 7 Assignment  

Intelligent Hospital Pavilion ICU Video Analysis/Reflection

Review the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion videos in the Week 7 Presentations folder. Write a paper in which you identify and describe elements that you feel are of benefit or risk to both patients and nurses. Explain the benefits/risks and why you do or do not support this type of available technology. Your paper should be a minimum of three pages and written in APA format with at least two outside credible references.

 

NURS440 Issues and Trends in Nursing

Week 8 Assignment  

Current Issue/Trend Paper

Choose a current issue/trend topic from the following list:

Technology in health care

Collective bargaining

The impaired nurse

The global nurse workforce

Mentoring and coaching in nursing

The trimodal model of 21st-century effective nurse leaders

Other instructor-approved topic

Create a 6- to 8-page paper in APA format including a minimum of 4 to 5 references. Explain how you would lobby your legislators or local government for funds to support your issue or trend. Include the following elements in your paper: share why you chose the specific topic, the current relevance of material, how it is integrated into clinical practice, and how the information is used in clinical setting

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