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Data collection and analysis are important parts of the improvement process. Organizational leaders must be able to read and interpret the results of the data analysis to determine what areas to focus on when developing an improvement plan.

For this assignment, you have been provided with a set of survey data from a large learning organization. The purpose of this survey was to evaluate organizational culture. Begin by creating a visual representation of the data, such as a chart or graph. Study the results carefully and determine areas to address in the improvement process. Answer the following questions:

1. Areas of strength. What data support this?

2. Areas in need of improvement. What data support this?

3. What additional data might you need to make an informed decision? How will you collect them?

Length: 2-3 pages, plus a visual representation (e.g., chart, graph)

References: No references required, though any resources used should be cited

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

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An obese patient, age 45, comes to your office. She recently moved from another state three weeks ago and told you that her FNP diagnosed her with type 2 diabetes mellitus. She is currently not on any medicine for her diabetes, and she wishes to avoid insulin, if possible. She is a non-smoker. Her blood pressure is 138/74 mmHg. Labs from 3-weeks ago was hemoglobin A1C = 8.4%; total cholesterol = 260 mg/dL, triglycerides = 290 mg/dL, HDL = 49 mg/dL, LDL = 170 mg/dL (calculated 10-year ASCVD risk = 6.2%). You discuss current treatment goal recommendations endorsed by the ADA regarding glycemic control, blood pressure control, and lipid management. She agrees to start any medications that you recommend with lifestyle modification and a DASH diet to treat hypertension.

Q1. Which classes of diabetes medications are either weight neutral or cause weight loss? Please give one (1) example of a drug’s generic and trade name in that class.

Q2. Based on the current guidelines of the ADA, it would be appropriate to treat her with monotherapy since the patient is hesitant to take any injections. What agent would you recommend? Please provide the trade name, generic name, the dose you would start the patient with frequency, and route.

Q3. What are the contraindications of your selected diabetic therapy?

The patient returns to your office six months later complaining of fatigue for the past two months, constipation, and heavy, irregular menses. Upon examination, you note that her skin is dry, and her fingernails are brittle. You suspect she has hypothyroidism.

Q4. What lab workup should you obtain? What sort of results will you see in patients who have hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism? 

Q5. What is the treatment of choice for hypothyroidism? What is the mechanism of action? Please provide the initial dose, trade, and generic name of the drug, route, and frequency.

Q6. What are the adverse effects, and what important teaching will you provide this patient on thyroid replacement therapy?

Expectations

  • Length: A minimum of 500 words, not including references
  • Citations: At least two high-level scholarly references in APA from within the last 5 years
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    Week 5

     

    First Exercise – Chapter 9 – Describe the integrated marketing communications perspective and comment on its usefulness to advertising professionals.

    Second Exercise – Chapter 10 – Describe how social media and social networking are impacting advertising media decisions. Include how you are impacted by Social Media marketing. 

     Third Exercise – 

    When you are considering making a purchase of a product or a service, which marketing channel are you most influenced.

    Week 5

     

    An obese patient, age 45, comes to your office. She recently moved from another state three weeks ago and told you that her FNP diagnosed her with type 2 diabetes mellitus. She is currently not on any medicine for her diabetes, and she wishes to avoid insulin, if possible. She is a non-smoker. Her blood pressure is 138/74 mmHg. Labs from 3-weeks ago was hemoglobin A1C = 8.4%; total cholesterol = 260 mg/dL, triglycerides = 290 mg/dL, HDL = 49 mg/dL, LDL = 170 mg/dL (calculated 10-year ASCVD risk = 6.2%). You discuss current treatment goal recommendations endorsed by the ADA regarding glycemic control, blood pressure control, and lipid management. She agrees to start any medications that you recommend with lifestyle modification and a DASH diet to treat hypertension.

    Q1. Which classes of diabetes medications are either weight neutral or cause weight loss? Please give one (1) example of a drug’s generic and trade name in that class.

    Q2. Based on the current guidelines of the ADA, it would be appropriate to treat her with monotherapy since the patient is hesitant to take any injections. What agent would you recommend? Please provide the trade name, generic name, the dose you would start the patient with frequency, and route.

    Q3. What are the contraindications of your selected diabetic therapy?

    The patient returns to your office six months later complaining of fatigue for the past two months, constipation, and heavy, irregular menses. Upon examination, you note that her skin is dry, and her fingernails are brittle. You suspect she has hypothyroidism.

    Q4. What lab workup should you obtain? What sort of results will you see in patients who have hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism? 

    Q5. What is the treatment of choice for hypothyroidism? What is the mechanism of action? Please provide the initial dose, trade, and generic name of the drug, route, and frequency.

    Q6. What are the adverse effects, and what important teaching will you provide this patient on thyroid replacement therapy?

    Expectations

    • Length: A minimum of 500 words, not including references
    • Citations: At least two high-level scholarly references in APA from within the last 5 years
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      Current research in Social Psychology

      For the past 5 weeks we have covered a variety of topics that are central to understanding social psychology.  To gain a better understanding of these topics in social psychology it is important to review current research.  

      For this assignment you will first provide a detailed description for each of the following topics.

      Topics

      1. Self-esteem
      2. Self-efficacy
      3. Self-serving bias
      4. Self-perception
      5. Cultural diversity
      6. Gender (in terms of social psychology)
      7. Persuasion
      8. Conformity/obedience

      direction: Article review:

      • Choose 3 topics from the list above and find a scholarly journal article for each.
      • Find current (not more than 5 years old) scholarly research articles from the South University Library databases only.
      • Remember the articles must be related to psychology.
      • Provide an in-depth analysis for each article, integrating information from your course and text readings.

      Submission Details:

      • Support your responses with examples.
      • Cite any sources in APA format.

      Week 5

      Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words: 

      • Internal control is a process that is designed to help firms reach their goals and objectives as measured with respect to maintaining reliability, operational efficiency and effectiveness, and consistent financial reporting. In addition, adequate internal control ensures mitigating risks and compliance with regulations and policies.
      • Explain the five components of internal control.

      WEEK 5

        

      175- to 260-word reflection of your experience in the BSHM program in which you:

      Consider all of the courses and content you have learned in the program. What course or course content will be most helpful in your future role?

      How will you apply the knowledge you have gained during this program to the role you aspire to obtain in the health care industry?

      Explain what you did not learn and how you think it would have supported your education and your future career.

      Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.

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        WEEK 5

        Organizational Evaluation

        [WLOs: 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

        Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapters 10 and 11 from the textbook, review earlier chapters in the textbook as needed along with the instructor guidance from this week as well as previous weeks. Additionally, review the following:

        ·
        What Goes Into a PEST Analysis for Healthcare? (Links to an external site.)

        ·
        Intellectual Capital (Links to an external site.)
        by Investopedia

        · Strategic Planning for a Financial Turnaround (Links to an external site.)

        For your final paper


        Download final paper, you will continue with the same organization you chose for the Week 3 SWOT analysis, which addressed one of the following health care organizations:

        · Shriners Hospitals for Children

        Information search tips:

        Search the organization’s name on the internet. Open the homepage of the organization. Select the links for the different pages, usually located at the top of the webpage or in the footer. In addition, you can enter the organization’s name and the topic in the search box. Additional tips are included below in the assignment directives.

        For additional guidance, review the following resources:

        ·
        What Is CRAAP? A Guide to Evaluating Web Sources (Links to an external site.)

        ·
        Advanced Internet Search Techniques (Links to an external site.)

        ·
        Keywords Are Critical (Links to an external site.)

        Conduct an evaluation of the organization based on strategic planning analysis. Your evaluation of the organization’s strategic plan


        Download evaluation of the organization’s strategic planmust include the following:

        · Analyze the internal environment.

        · Identify at least two internal problems associated with the organization and explain the rationale. Examples may include

        · Patient experience

        · Internet search keywords: organization name + patient reviews

        · Telehealth availability

        · Limited marketing

        · Delayed payments for billed services

        · Cybersecurity

        · Internet search keywords: organization name and security breach or cybersecurity or ransomware attack

        · Price transparency

        · Health care staffing shortages

        · Analyze the external environment.

        · Examine all the following external issues that can impact the organization’s ability to meet the Mission, Vision, and Values and the goals identified in the strategic plan:

        · Political

        · Economic

        · Social

        · Technological

        · Environmental

        · Legal

        · Evaluate the competitive advantage of the organization.

        · Explain what the organization does that no other organization in the community or region does. Examples may include

        · Differentiation from competitors in the community

        · Reputation

        · Superior location (e.g., Consider the income of the area and who the consumers are likely to be based on the location.)

        · Customer satisfaction

        · Convenience

        · Price level

        · Examine the role of stakeholders (address at least three of the following):

        · Government

        · Accrediting bodies

        · Insurance providers

        · Patients

        · Licensed professionals

        · Other health care organizations (e.g., competitors and partners)

        · Large employers in the area (e.g., up- or downsizing in number of employees and how that affects the health care organization, or employer needs for specialized care providers)

        · Assess the services provided (address at least three of the following):

        · New or innovative services or products

        · Renowned health care providers (e.g., a doctor who has special expertise or experience)

        · Availability of financial support for qualifying patients (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, financial assistance opportunities)

        · Modern technology and equipment

        · Equitable care that ensures a fair distribution of care among all individuals in the community and is culturally competent (Tip: Evaluate the mission, vision, and values statements to determine the organization’s position on equitable and culturally competent care).

        · Analyze the organization’s competencies and resources.

        · Intellectual capital (choose two)

        · Professional competency (e.g., highly qualified and credentialed health care workers)

        · Information systems and data management

        · Contracts with state or federal government (certified to provide care to patients using Medicare and Medicaid)

        · Contracts with insurance providers (e.g., in- versus out-of-network costs to patients)

        · Contracts with other organizations to provide care for employees (e.g., large employers in the community—see stakeholders segment above)

        · Organizational competencies (choose two)

        · Managing the continuum of care (e.g., maintaining contact with the patient over a long period of time and across health services to ensure they receive the best possible care)

        · Training physicians and staff to ensure their skills, knowledge, and behaviors reflect current industry standards and best practices

        · Review of strategic plans and altering the plans as needed (e.g., alternative strategies)

        · Environmental scanning (e.g., benchmarking the services, skills, and work force against competitors)

        · Create a recommendation for the future direction of the organization of choice. Based on the findings on the topics above, address the following:

        · What recommendations can be made to ensure the organization manages future growth or continued success?

        · What are the short-, medium-, and long-term changes that need to be considered?

        · What does the organization need to do to maintain its financial health and viability?

        The Organizational Evaluation final paper

        · Must be a minimum of eight double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to
        APA Style (Links to an external site.)
        as outlined in the Writing Center’s
        APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.)

        resource.

        · Must include a separate title page with the following:

        · Title of paper in bold font, which will include the organization’s name

        · Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page.

        · Student’s name

        · Name of institution (The University of Arizona Global Campus)

        · Course name and number

        · Instructor’s name

        · Due date

        · Must utilize academic voice. See the
        Academic Voice (Links to an external site.)
        resource for additional guidance.

        · Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.

        · For assistance on writing
        Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.)
        and
        Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.)
        , refer to the Writing Center resources.

        · Must use at least five credible sources in addition to the course text.

        · The
        Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)
        table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source.

        · To assist you in completing the research require

        · ed for this assignment, view the
        Quick and Easy Library Research (Links to an external site.)
        tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.

        · Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s
        APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)

        guide.

        Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the
        APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)
        resource in the Writing Center for specifications.

        Week 5

        What is the treatment of choice for hypothyroidism? What is the mechanism of action? Please provide the initial dose, trade, and generic name of the drug, route, and frequency.

        150 words, 1 APA reference

        week 5

        Running head: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY 1

        ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY


        Annotated Bibliography

        Zigman, P. (2018). Theories of perception and recent empirical work. https://academicworks.cuny.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3837&context=gc_etds.

        The author has focused on the different theories of perception, and there is considerable literature written on the topic. The topic of discussion is perception and sensation. According to the theory of indirect realism, the experience related to perception includes the awareness of the objects. The objects that are mind-independent cause the awareness of mind-dependent objects. There is another theory of perception known as critical realism, and it has two components. The first component is the sensory component, the conscious internal state. The internal state that refers to the extraordinary qualities are often composed in the sensory component; The next component is the one that perceives the situation in mind.

        The evaluation of the article showed that perception and sensation are essential factors to be mentioned. There are different theories of perception, and they all have characteristic features. The two essential theories known as indirect and critical realism have been addressed. The literature has mentioned the essential points of the different theories by the authors.

        Marzvanyan, A., & Alhawaj, A. F. (2019). Physiology, Sensory Receptors. StatPearls Publishing.


        https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK539861/

        .

        Perception and sensation are both connected to biology and physiology. Different parts of the body are accustomed to the different functions and features. The perception is directly connected to the brain, and the biological parts of the body like the ears, nose, and eyes are connected to the sensation. All the receptors, including those of vision, hearing, balance, and others, are connected with perception.

        The article can be evaluated because the biological and physiological features are connected to perception and sensation. It is seen that the eyes and ears are highly connected to perception. Human beings see the thing or anything essential or any event; they perceive that something good or bad will happen. On the other hand, hearing and balance are the other factors that help human beings sense the situation. The main events of life are maintained and balanced by these factors.

        Belsky J, van Ijzendoorn MH. What works for whom? Genetic moderation of intervention efficacy. Development and Psychopathology. 2015;27(Special Issue 01):1–6. 
        https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK310546/
        .

        The author has focused on the interaction of biological factors and the environment. There is considerable literature available on the topic, and it is found that the children are mostly debated on the topic. Sensation and perception are highly interactive and interrelated with the environment because children learn from the environment and perceive specific thoughts. The author has focused on the fact that the response and perception of children are different, and it depends on the ability of children and their interaction with the environment.

        Evaluating the article showed that the situation is better for those children who have better interaction with the environment and know that the environment plays an important part in the perception. Moreover, the findings showed that the learning and training of children also play an important part in the whole process.

        Kaneko, S., Murakami, I., Kuriki, I., & Peterzell, D. H. (2018). Individual variability in simultaneous contrast for color and brightness: Small sample factor analyses reveal separate induction processes for short and long flashes. i-Perception9(5), 2041669518800507. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2041669518800507

        The author has correlated color and brightness with the concept of perception and sensation. The author proposed that the color and brightness change compared to what the brain perceived. The brain can perceive specific thoughts or events, but it is the mechanism that the opposite colors and contrasts are seen. The brain can only perceive things, and the eye then proposes colors. The theory seems to be successful in the developmental and growth area of the children.

        The article is written on one of the essential topics of visualization, colors, and contrasts. It is one of the facts that the brain is only part that perceives, but the ability to color and contrast are different in different people. The authors proposed a successful theory for the children’s development and color appearance after the particular perception. The literature has found a close relationship between color development and the brain’s perception.

        Yost, W. A. (2019). Pitch perception. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics71(8), 1701-1715.
        file:///C:/Users/hp/Downloads/yost09.pdf

        Pitch perception is one of the most important and impressive aspects of sound and auditory responses. The literature is full of research and academic theories related to pitch. The authors proposed that pitch perception is different in individuals. In history, different researches have been done, but in the current research, the different models are used to study. The spectral and temporal models are considered the best models in measuring the pitch.

        Evaluating the article is one of the most comprehensive articles in sound and pitch perception. It is observed that the sound perception power is different for the different individuals and there is a huge role of environment in it. If the models are correctly used to measure pitch, the understanding will be better.

        Marques, V., Ursi, S., Lima, E., & Katon, G. (2020). Environmental Perception: Notes on Transdisciplinary Approach. Scientific Journal of Biology & Life Sciences1(3), 1-9.

        The author has focused that the relationship of environment and perception is dependent on the relationships of people and communities with each other. The relationship between the people has a direct effect, and for this reason, positive relationships are usually recommended. There are two aspects included in the article, including the animals, humans, and the environment. The humans and the environment are both in a positive relationship to avoid stress.

        Evaluation of the article shows that animal life is closely dependent on environmental perception. Human beings and animals often suffer from stress because of the environmental stress concept. If there is a positive interaction between the environment and human beings, the stress will be decreased.

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        week 5

         

        In an APA formatted Word document complete the following:

        Use the attached data set for our company to address the following.

        Task assignments to employees are supposed to be done at random. On a certain day, all the best jobs, in order of desirability, were given to the men. Is there evidence of sex discrimination? Discuss this also in the context of a continuing, daily operation. What would happen if you tested the randomness hypothesis everyday?

        Week 5

        This is a graded discussion: 50 points possible

        due March 24

        Week 5: Discussion: Project Evaluation

        11 unread reply.11 reply.

        Purpose

        The purpose of this discussion is to explore the project evaluation phase of the project planning process. It is also important that the team who is developing and implementing the project has a unified vision of how they intend to define “success” and that this measure is placed against outcomes before the team disbands and moves on.

        Instructions

        Reflect upon your readings and professional experience and address the following.

        · Describe how will you measure the success of your DNP project.

        Please review the following link for complete discussion requirements:

        · Link (webpage): 
        Graduate Discussion Grading Guidelines and Rubric

        NEED to do this using 3 scholarly sources, no older than 5 years old , in APA format 7 edition with in-text citations

        Week 5

        This week, you have learned about t-tests and ANOVA and will apply what you have learned in the evaluation of several research scenarios. For this , you will read each research scenario and ans the questions regarding each one.

        Research Scenario 1
        A researcher is interested in the effects of a new weight loss supplement. Participants in this double-blind study are randomly assigned to either a group that receives the new supplement or a group that receives a placebo. Participants are weighed before starting the program. After 6 weeks of taking either the new supplement or the placebo, participants return to the lab to be weighed.

        • Provide the appropriate null and alternative hypotheses.
        • Determine which type of analysis would be appropriate to answer this research question. Be specific and support your answer using the textbook or other course materials.
        • Name the independent and dependent variables used in the analysis. What are the levels of the independent variable?
        • Indicate the levels of measurement for each variable.
        • Describe the Type I error for this study.
        • Describe the Type II error for this study.

        Research Scenario 2
        A researcher is interested in whether certain memory strategies help people to remember information. This researcher employs students from a local college, and then randomly assigns them to one of three groups—the visualization group, the mnemonic technique group, and the rote repetition group. Participants in each group receive an hour of instruction regarding how to use the particular technique to remember lists of words. After the instruction, all participants are presented with a list of 60 words that they are instructed to remember. The words are presented one-at-a time on a computer screen. After the last word is presented, all participants are instructed to recall as many words as possible by writing them on a blank sheet of pp. All participants are given 10 minutes to recall the words.

        • Provide the appropriate null and alternative hypotheses.
        • Indicate which type of analysis would be appropriate to answer this research question. Be specific and support your answer using the textbook or other course materials.
        • Name the independent and dependent variables used in the analysis. What are the levels of the independent variable?
        • Indicate the levels of measurement for each variable.
        • Describe the Type I error for this study.
        • Describe the Type II error for this study

        Research Scenario 3
        A local manufacturing company is interested in determining whether their employees are as happy with their jobs as other employees. The manufacturing company asked the workers, who volunteered to participate, to rate their happiness at work on a scale from 1 to 10 where 1 was not at all happy and 10 was extremely happy. The manufacturing company found that the mean happiness rating for their employees is 7.3. In the general population of workers in the United States, the mean happiness rating is 6.

        • Provide the appropriate null and alternative hypotheses.
        • Determine which type of analysis would be appropriate to answer this research question. Be specific. Please support your answ using the textbook or other course materials.
        • Name the variables used in the analysis.
        • What are the levels of measurement for each variable?
        • Describe the Type I error for this study.
        • Describe the Type II error for this study

        Length: 1-2 pages

        should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

        week 5

        CASE STUDY 1: Focused Throat Exam

         

        Lily is a 20-year-old student at the local community college. When some of her friends and classmates told her about an outbreak of flu-like symptoms sweeping her campus during the past 2 weeks, Lily figured she shouldn’t take her 3-day sore throat lightly. Your clinic has treated a few cases similar to Lily’s. All the patients reported decreased appetite, headaches, and pain with swallowing. As Lily recounts these symptoms to you, you notice that she has a runny nose and a slight hoarseness in her voice but doesn’t sound congested.

        Using the Episodic/Focused SOAP Template:
        · Create documentation or an episodic/focused note in SOAP format about the patient in the case study to which you were assigned.

        ·  Provide evidence from the literature to support diagnostic tests that would be appropriate for your case.–

        ·   List five different possible conditions for the patient’s differential diagnosis, and justify why you selected each.–

        Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization:
        Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction are provided that delineate all required criteria.–

        Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards:
        Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation–

        Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running heads, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.–

        Using the Episodic/Focused SOAP Template:
        · Create documentation or an episodic/focused note in SOAP format about the patient in the case study to which you were assigned.

        ·  Provide evidence from the literature to support diagnostic tests that would be appropriate for your case.–

        ·   List five different possible conditions for the patient’s differential diagnosis, and justify why you selected each.–

        Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization:
        Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction are provided that delineate all required criteria.–

        Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards:
        Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation–

        Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running heads, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.—5 APA citations

        Week 5

        Which classes of diabetes medications are either weight neutral or cause weight loss? Please give one (1) example of a drug’s generic and trade name in that class.

        150 words, 1 APA reference

        Week 5

        DISCUSSION: STORYTELLING AND
        SUCCESS STORIES

        I’ve not been able to keep up with all threads but it seems there have been a number of
        interesting discussions over the past few days covering various aspects of the role of data
        visualisation and what we should expect from it. Thought I’d join the party late and throw in a
        few thoughts of my own as I was planning on writing something about these subjects
        anyway.

        By Andy Kirk | April 8, 2013 | Articles

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        Storytelling in visualisation
        Firstly, I would recommend you take a look at Moritz Stefaner’s post (http://well-formed-
        data.net/archives/868/look-ma-no-story) about the di!erent functions of visualisations –
        those that tell (or more specifically show) stories and those that don’t. I particularly suggest
        you read the comment responses at the bottom of the post, I haven’t read them word-for-
        word but skimming through reveals some good discussions in there. Interestingly, you can
        see how often the nuances and semantics of the written word are at the root of many
        disagreements about perspectives when they are actually the same views just articulated
        di!erently.

        I’m not going to get into deep discourse about what I believe a story is and how that relates
        to visualisation but I just wanted to share my view on the distinction I personally make
        between the two main types of visualisation function: exploratory and explanatory.

        Exploratory visualisations create an interface into a dataset or subject matter. They do not
        propose a single narrative, nor actively draw out key insights or headlines. Instead, they
        facilitate the user exploring the data, letting them unearth their own insights: findings they
        consider relevant or interesting. It is a discovery process that could potentially lead to the
        finding of many di!erent insights or maybe none at all, depending on the user’s context.
        Typically, we might consider exploratory visualisations to be interactive in format (and
        indeed often we are talking about a ‘tool’ of some description) but they are not limited to
        being interactive.

        Explanatory visualisations are focused, editorially driven works that aim to surface key
        findings. Whilst they may contain several di!erent dimensions of analysis this doesn’t mean
        they are exploratory in the sense of facilitating broad manipulation of the variables being
        displayed. It is in these types of visualisation that we would most associate the function of
        storytelling with data, often attributed to how they are structured
        (http://vis.stanford.edu/papers/narrative).

        In many cases it is hard to exactly identify or purely distinguish whether a project is
        exploratory or explanatory in nature. In some cases this is the failing of the design. It might
        neither draw out the key findings nor let you explore the subject’s data. In other cases the
        di”culty might be because the designer has created an e!ective combination of both
        (http://projects.nytimes.com/guantanamo).

        The way I judge whether a visualisation is exploratory or explanatory is to ask myself ‘who
        does the work to reveal insights?’ (BTW, this is not a unique idea, I’ve heard of others who
        propose the same).

        If I, as the reader, have to do the work (either visually or interactively) to find insights it is
        more exploratory than explanatory. By contrast, if the designer is the one who takes the
        responsibility to present the main insights, I see that as more explanatory than exploratory.

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        Let’s look at the example of Moritz’s work on the OECD Better Life Index
        (http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/). This is an exploratory tool to allow people to
        investigate the di!erent quality of life indicators and measures for a range of countries
        across the world. This project is entirely user-driven Is there a single or group of important
        findings? No, there are many possible insights contained within this dataset. These only
        become insights once a pattern reveals something relevant to a user. With (I recall) 34
        countries and 11 di!erent quality of life indicators, there are many ways a user can slice,
        analyse, sort and explore this data.

        image_3462OT_01_01

        (http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/)

        Similarly, the next example (http://infobawards.s3.amazonaws.com/SPOTLIGHT-ON-
        PROFITABILITY_Krisztina-Szucs.png ) from Kristina Szucs is exploratory in nature. It is a static
        project that provides insight into the combination of film review scores and movie
        profitability. Whilst the subject matter is filtered to show a specific view of the data (just the

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        top 3 profitable movies, by genre by year) this is still exploratory. You learn how to read the
        chart using the legend at the top of the display then apply that lens across the piece to
        discover the films, genres, and shapes that most interest you. The design does not include a
        specific headline discovery or conclusion, it simply acts as an interface for you to find what
        strikes you as an insight. Once again, you as the reader do the work to find what is
        interesting to you.

        Movie

        (http://infobawards.s3.amazonaws.com/SPOTLIGHT-ON-PROFITABILITY_Krisztina-
        Szucs.png )

        By contrast, this piece from Simon Scarr is contains a main narrative, the striking reverse bar
        chart shows the fatal impact of the Iraq conflict. Accompanied by a few supplementary
        charts for additional context, this is a focused story principally about one dimension of the
        subject matter. The size of the chart, the colour scheme and the overall architecture are
        representative of the designer taking responsibility to highlight a story for you to consume.

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        Iraq

        (http://graphics-

        info.blogspot.hk/2012/09/malofiej-20-look-at-our-participation.html)

        Success in visualisation
        The other issue that has been aired in recent days – but also discussed for a long time in
        general – is the question of where are the visualisation success stories? It is something we
        posed in the Data Stories podcast 16 (http://datastori.es/episode-16-what-was-big-in-2012-
        and-what-is-coming-in-2013/) and I know it will be discussed in podcast 21.

        There is always a strong appetite to find examples of where visualisations have made a
        di!erence: opinion changes, behaviour changes, money savings, great discoveries and
        maybe even life saving.

        It is natural for us all to seek a marquee and tangible example that indisputably provides
        popular evidence of the value of this subject. That’s perhaps why so many of us cling on to
        story of the John Snow ‘Cholera Map (http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Map-Londons-
        Terrifying-Epidemic/dp/1594482691)’. Regardless of the true nature of the impact of his dot
        plot map, we can use this to fit in with our agenda of wanting to show how visual portrayal is
        so important at influencing decisions and situations.

        However, I’m increasingly aware of how ‘success’ of visualisation is rarely tangible nor grand
        in nature. And it doesn’t need to be. It is ultimately a form of communication. We don’t seem
        to put the same weight of expectation or desire for outcome measures on many written
        forms of communication, do we?

        The main issue is what does success look like? Yes, that awful management phrase that
        invokes a chill down the spine. Well, naturally and boringly, we have to think first about
        intent and context: What are you trying to achieve and what are the expectations in terms of

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        outcome?

        Using the first of two horse-related idioms or phrases, it is all about horses for courses
        (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/horses_for_courses).

        Building on the discussion above, let’s think about the distinction between success from
        exploratory visualisations and explanatory ones.

        It would seem to me that the ability to attribute ‘success’ is more tangible with exploratory
        experiences, either as an exercise in visual analysis (where it might be you as the audience)
        or as an interactive experience for others.

        Suppose a particular combination of variables, filters or selections reveals an insight. That is
        a discovery. If this discovery was achieved as a result of the visual portrayal and something
        that we may not have seen visible with statistics or data alone, then that success has to be
        attributed to visualisation.

        Whether this changes the course of society is another matter. Someone might have
        unearthed the discovery that a vaccine can cure a certain disease or it might be that you
        spent more money last year in Nandos (http://www.nandos.co.uk/) than you’d realised. The
        contexts are very di!erent and similarly the impact is likely to be very di!erent (unless
        Nandos was the cure…) but success has occurred: something interesting or relevant has
        been found in the data and the expectation was fulfilled. 1-0 to visualisation.

        Now the chances are that the Nando’s situation is a good deal more likely to be happening
        day in day out than the Hollywood-esque discovery of the vaccine’s positive e!ect. However,
        the Nando’s example will be happening in very personal and private settings. We don’t
        necessarily have widespread access to these stories because they are ultimately quite
        minor and we don’t really have them on our radar because we want to aim higher. But they
        happen to all of us almost subconsciously everyday and they are important.

        On the other side of the equation, the explanatory visualisations, what should we expect
        from them?

        I’ve recently been thinking about the possible parallels between visualisation and marketing
        communication theory. In particular, the concept of AIDA
        (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIDA_(marketing)), which describes the incremental events or
        e!ects of advertising.

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        AIDA

        (http://ptclientsnow.com/blog/wp-

        content/uploads/2012/05/aida-1200.jpg)

        I’m no expert in Marketing Communications – as will be seen clearly over the next few
        paragraphs – but having learnt about it a few years ago it has always struck me as
        potentially transferable (with a few tweaks), perhaps into a AIIA model of Attention,
        Informing, Influencing and Acting:

        Some adverts are intended to simply achieve ‘Attention’ or ‘Awareness’, the first ‘A’ in AIDA.
        Attracting the attention of the customer and making them aware of the existence of that
        product/service is the limit of the ambition so achieving that is success. That’s why you
        might see, for example, so many god-awful annoying adverts that exist to stand out from
        crowd. They might not convince you to buy anything but that’s not the aim at this stage.
        Likewise with visualisation, some projects are probably achieving success (in their minds) if
        you have achieved such attention, somebody has simply looked or engaged with them.
        Quite a low ambition, of course, but this might be exemplified by the setting of visualisation
        as a prop or artefact, maybe in a magazine to focus your eyes on that article.

        The ‘I’ part of the AIDA acronym is about raising ‘Interest’ by demonstrating the benefits and
        advantages of a product or service. Maybe the equivalent in visualisation is about informing
        somebody, by providing a visualisation that addresses a gap in understanding about a
        subject.

        ‘D’ is for ‘Desire’, to convince the potential customer why they should need this product or
        service. Perhaps in a visualisation context the equivalent would be something more around
        influencing, going beyond simply informing and starting to have an impact on somebody’s

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        belief system or choices they make. Maybe an example of this was the Drones Strike
        (http://drones.pitchinteractive.com/) or US Gun Deaths (http://guns.periscopic.com/)
        projects? Neither of these works are likely to have the ambition of stopping drone strikes
        overnight. But the more people who digest them and who are a!ected by the human
        messages contained, it is not hard to imagine how a chain of events layers up with other
        information could ultimately lead to protest or opposition action to government policy?
        (Incidentally, not the attempt at evaluating success at the end of this post
        (http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/iv-drip/shocking-visualisation-of-drone-strikes-in-
        pakistan-8550548.html)).

        The final ‘A’ is for ‘Action’, to take the customer towards the act of purchasing. For
        visualisation this idea of action could be consistent with the ultimate success measure: you
        have su”ciently influenced somebody about a given subject matter that you have triggered
        an action, a decision, a change. Is it the impact of Al Gore’s
        (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tkDK2mZlOo) rise in his cherry picker to follow the
        projected temperature forecasts? Or was that less about the visualisation and more about
        the drama of the delivery? Who knows, but this is the holy grail, the type of ‘success stories’
        we’re all keen to find examples of.

        This model is not a perfect fit, nor do I propose that these equivalent levels of success
        measurement are the best way of judging impact, but I feel it is worth the discussion about
        how other communication-related disciplines define tiers of success.

        Perhaps we just need to wake up more to when they happen and notice them. This morning
        I have been looking on Kayak (http://www.kayak.co.uk/) at flights prices for a forthcoming
        trip. I never even thought about the display that was influencing my decisions but I’ve
        revisited it just now. Decision-support devices like this are everywhere but we take them for
        granted. A visualisation success story is that I am now in position to buy this flight with
        confidence and know that I’ve got the best price for the date on which I’m leaving.

        Kayak

        (http://www.kayak.co.uk/)

        Final Reflections
        Finally, we need to acknowledge the things that have most impact. People.

        People are irrational. They are inconsistent, moody, prejudiced, have tastes, have pressures,

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        are influenced by political factors. In my training materials I include the image below, related
        to my second horse-related phrase for the day: You can lead a horse to water, buy you can’t
        make it drink (http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/you-can-lead-a-horse-to-water.html).

        Horse

        (http://www.redbubble.com/people/rebelpony/works/1073982-you-can-lead-a-horse-to-
        water)

        You can only do your best to put forward a visualisation that most e!ectively serves the
        needs of the subject matter, the context and the audience you’re reaching. Beyond that, the
        ultimate success is out of your hands.

        Regardless of the information Kayak provided me with I might have booked an expensive
        flight in the mid-afternoon just because it suited me better, maybe I am superstitious and
        like to leave at 12 noon precisely. An irrational choice given the information I had to hand. If I
        don’t follow the implied advice the data visualisation presents to me, it’s not that it failed it is
        just because people are and can be be odd but they are such an important part of the
        measurement of success.

        I look forward to any discussions, comments in the boxes below…

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        Week 5

        For Week 3, you conducted an a nnotated b ibliography on a set of topics. For this assignment you use that information as a literature review. You will then develop a p aper based on the information you collected as well as what you learned from your course and text readings. Here is the list of topic areas that was used.

        week 5

        Week 4

        Skin Comprehensive SOAP Note Template

        Patient Initials: _______ Age: _______ Gender: _______

        SUBJECTIVE DATA:

        Chief Complaint (CC):

        History of Present Illness (HPI):

        Medications:

        Allergies:

        Past Medical History (PMH):

        Past Surgical History (PSH):

        Sexual/Reproductive History:

        Personal/Social History:

        Health Maintenance:

        Immunization History:

        Significant Family History:

        Review of Systems:

        General:

        HEENT:

        Respiratory:

        Cardiovascular/Peripheral Vascular:

        Gastrointestinal:

        Genitourinary:

        Musculoskeletal:

        Neurological:

        Psychiatric:

        Skin/hair/nails:

        OBJECTIVE DATA:

        Physical Exam:

        Vital signs:

        General:

        HEENT:

        Neck:

        Chest/Lungs:.

        Heart/Peripheral Vascular:

        Abdomen:

        Genital/Rectal:

        Musculoskeletal:

        Neurological:

        Skin:

        Diagnostic results:

        ASSESSMENT:

        PLAN:
        This section is not required for the assignments in this course (NURS 6512), but will be required for future courses.

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        Week 5

        Please see attached for the required format. (Very Important)

        Examine an incident in which a member of the American armed forces earned the Congressional Medal of Honor; our nation’s highest award for bravery in battle. Identify the values this person exhibited and explain how their example should inspire us.

        500-600 words

        Due 4/17/22

        Week 5

        Part 1:

        Review the following information on ethics:

        • Link 1 – https://www.sba.gov/partners/contracting-officials/contract-administration/report-fraud-waste-abuse
        • Link 2: https://www.gao.gov/assets/gao-05-436t.pdf
        • https://www.ncmahq.org/about/leadership/code-of-ethics
        • PMI code of ethics – https://www.pmi.org/about/ethics/resources/articles

        Requirements: 250 words. After reviewing, discuss what you learned about ethics and how it impacts contracts and contract management.   Also, consider any other recent news that you have heard about in this area as this continues to be a hot current topic with possible abuses such as government officials using private jets or using government planes rather than using commercial airlines.

        Part 2: 

        Consider how drone technology has been changing and impacting acquisition. Discuss how drones are going to change (or not change) the acquisition of goods in the future.   Here are some links to some sites that discuss commercial and military drones for consideration: 

        Link 1: https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/amazon-prime-air-delivery-drones-history-progress/

        Link 2: https://money.cnn.com/2017/06/23/technology/amazon-drone-beehives/index.html

        Link 3: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-10713898  

        Link 4: https://www.military.com/equipment/drones

        Requirements: 250 words.

        Part 3:

        Another important law in economics is the “law of marginal returns or the law of increasing costs”. Discuss in terms of your study in this course, how might you know that you are at a point of diminishing returns, or where more study will not benefit you like it did before? Can you identify any of the costs discussed in this lesson in your decision about how much study is enough?

        Requirements: 250 words

        Part 4: 

        Why might a profitable motel shut down in the long run if the land on which it is located becomes extremely valuable due to surrounding economic development? What kinds of costs are involved in making a decision to shut down?

        Requirements 250 words.

        week 5

         

        For this discussion activity, follow the following steps in the Discussion area in this learning module.

        • Step one: Identify the central figure who will be the subject of your course.
        • Step two: In a few sentences, state why you believe your central figure would be an interesting topic to discuss.
        • Step three: Comment on another student’s post by asking a question about something you would want to learn about the student’s proposed central figure.

        Discussion Expectations and Grading Criteria

        The assignment will be evaluated using two major criteria: relevance and thoughtfulness.

        Relevance: Full credit will be earned by discussion participation that:

        • Follows the directions in the discussion prompt
        • Includes specific examples to illustrate key points
        • Includes sufficient information to contribute to an ongoing discussion

        Thoughtfulness: Full credit will be earned by discussion participation that:

        • Provides clear evidence of creative thinking about the conceptual problem raised by the discussion
        • Provides evidence of the willingness to think critically and creatively

        Discussion Submission Instructions

        1. From the Communication dropdown menu, choose Discussions.
        2. Select the discussion for this module.
        3. Complete the four steps listed above.

        Week 5

        Students write an essay or “primary assignment” each week on a different topic. Keep in mind:

        · The 3+1 Rule is mandatory and so be sure to familiarize yourself with it.

        · Organization should follow this format:

        1. Introduction that summarizes what will be discussed and provides a thesis statement.

        2. The body of the essay. It should be multi-paragraph. Each paragraph should discuss one aspect that supports the thesis statement.

        3. Conclusion that summarizes what was discussed.

        4. References in APA.

        5. In-text citations are also required.

        Week 5

        International Labor Relations

        [WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

        Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review Chapter 15: Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations, Chapter 16: Managing Human Resources Globally (Noe et al., 2022), and Managing Human Resources Globally (Links to an external site.). You may want to review the IHRIM (Links to an external site.) website for resources to help you complete your discussion post.

        Imagine you are an HR manager for a large United States-based technology organization that is expanding to Europe. Leadership of your organization has decided to develop a management team in Europe to oversee European operations. They plan to send five current employees to temporarily manage the operations while they hire and train employees in these countries to serve as a management team. The temporary assignment in Europe for the U.S.-based employees is expected to last six to nine months.

        (The remaining question will be posted once agreed)

        Week 5

        Dr. Megan Zobb, a key researcher within the North Luna University Medical Center, has been studying a new variant of a skin disease virus that seems to be surfacing among the North Luna University population. This variant (which has been tentatively named Painful Rash or PR), leads to the formation of surface lesions on an individual’s body. These lesions are very similar to small boils or isolated shingles sores. These PR lesions are not necessarily clustered as shingles lesions are, but are isolated across the body.

        Week 5

         Read the Case – Mike Boyle’s Services are not for Everyone –  at the end  of Chapter 5 – p.156 –  and answer the questions at the end of the  case.   

        week 5

         

        Prepare a four to five minute audio-visual presentation or a PowerPoint of at least 10 to 15 slides on one health informatics topic from the provided list.

        Topic

        During this course we explore many different components of health informatics. For this project, choose a topic of interest to you to prepare your presentation. The context of this presentation is that it will be a staff educational session on your selected topic. Your presentation should reflect new information and not recap or use previously graded content in this course or another course.

        In this assignment, you will prepare a 10-15 slide PowerPoint presentation with detailed speaker’s notes of 100-150 words per slide. The slide count does not include the title and reference slides. Select one of the health informatics topics from the list below to address in your presentation. Please see the HIM301 PowerPoint Instructions Download HIM301 PowerPoint Instructionsdocument for expanded information on expected detail in your presentation.

        Step 1: Choose one topic from the following list:

        • Evidence-based practice and informatics
        • Telehealth
        • Public health informatics
        • The evolving ePatient
        • International efforts, issues and innovations related to informatics
        • Simulation in health care
        • Analytics and design-led innovations and management
        • Big data: challenges, opportunities, and realities
        • Incorporating mobile devices and sensors into daily routines
          • The potential impact for mHealth is enormous; an individual might spend 15 minutes or less per year with a primary-care physician, whereas the same person has nearly constant contact with a mobile device.
        • Applying clinical care guidelines on, and within, mobile platforms
        • Gathering and using data, particularly intensive longitudinal data, to study effectiveness of an mHealth intervention
        • Consumer informatics
        • Applications of social media in health care
        • Biomedical applications based on sensor data
        • Chronic disease management and preventative solutions

        Step 2:

        • Define your topic and explain its relevance to health informatics.
        • Describe any ethical issues associated with your topic.
        • Describe any associated laws, regulations, or voluntary standards relevant to the topic.
        • Explain how the topic relates to or impacts health care delivery, administration, education, data administration or research.
        • Summarize associated data capture tools and technologies.
        • Describe a specific example of your topic in use in health care.
          • 15

          Week 5

          10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that is intended for the governing board of Phoenix Hospital that summarizes your strategic decision based on research and development from Week 1 to Week 4 in which you:

          week 5


          Treatment Plan Template

          Based on the information collected in week 4, complete the following treatment plan for your client Eliza. Be sure to include a description of the problem, goals, objectives, and interventions. Remember to incorporate the client’s strengths and support system in the treatment plan.

          When completing a treatment plan with a client, be sure to include a diagnosis from the DSM V. This would include the diagnosis, specifiers, and code from the DSM. The ICD Code should also be included.

          Include a minimum of two overall goals, at least two objectives for each goal, and at least one intervention for each objective. If you have more than two overall goals, simply copy and paste the chart below.

          Client:

          Date:

          Age:

          DOB:

          ICD-10 Diagnosis (Code)

          DSM Diagnosis (Code and Description)

          Description of the Problem:

          Goal # 1:

          Objective(s):

          Intervention(s):

          Frequency:

          Target Date:

          1.

          ☐ Weekly ☐ Bi-Weekly

          ☐ Monthly ☐ Other: ____________________

          Modality:

          ☐ Group ☐ Individual

          ☐ Family

          2.

          ☐ Weekly ☐ Bi-Weekly

          ☐ Monthly ☐ Other: ____________________

          Modality:

          ☐ Group ☐ Individual

          ☐ Family

          Description of the Problem:

          Goal # 2:

          Objective(s):

          Intervention(s):

          Frequency:

          Target Date:

          1.

          ☐ Weekly ☐ Bi-Weekly

          ☐ Monthly ☐ Other: ____________________

          Modality:

          ☐ Group ☐ Individual

          ☐ Family

          2.

          ☐ Weekly ☐ Bi-Weekly

          ☐ Monthly ☐ Other: ____________________

          Modality:

          ☐ Group ☐ Individual

          ☐ Family


          References:

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          Week 5

          A 16-year-old male presents with delayed pubertal signs and social immaturity. His lab values show low testosterone.  He was administered GnRH and no LH was produced. HCG was administered which restored testosterone to normal levels. What is male hypogonadism? What is hormone administration. Is there a problem with the hypothalamus?  Why or why not?

          Week 5

            

          200 each question

          • a month ago
          • 10

          week 5

          7

          Eliza’s Treatment

          Fonda J. Royster

          Grand Canyon University


          Eliza’s Treatment

          Psychosocial assessment is important in therapeutic settings, especially when treating a patient’s condition. This assessment helps in developing a plan and course of action for the patient so that the best treatment plan can be developed (Baldwin et al., 2018). This paper will develop a discussion regarding the intake process, biopsychosocial assessment, treatment planning, and referral process based on Eliza’s information.

          Intake

          The patient is an 18-year-old Caucasian female currently going to school at City University who went for counseling after being found taking alcohol in her dorm room at the university; an alcohol-free campus. She filled out an intake document indicating feelings of low self-esteem, anxiety, and stress. A Level 01 Cross-Cutting Measure (CCM-1) was also administered. The client had a mild rating on avoiding situations that make her anxious and a slight rate of little interest or pleasure in doing things. She also had a slight rating for problems with sleep that affected her sleep quality, not feeling close to other people, and not knowing what she really wanted out of her life.

          The CCM 1 can be used in building a treatment plan based on how the patient answers the questions according to the ranks. The CCM-1 can be utilized by reviewing how each question was answered because this will provide insights on how to effectively evaluate the client’s mental health and come to a conclusion. (Kwan et al., 2019). According to the answers provided by the patient, CCM-1 can be utilized to identify whether there is a need for further investigation using the Level 2 Cross-Cutting Symptom Measure.

          Several specific questions that would need to be answered at the end of the psychosocial assessment are described below: How many close friends do you have? Are you under pressure from your peers to drink? Are you still taking alcohol? Are most of your friends drinkers? Are you able to describe any specific situations that make you feel more anxious? How many hours do you sleep?

          Biopsychosocial Assessment

          To gain a better understanding of the client’s biological, psychological, and social status, a biopsychosocial assessment in the context of a comprehensive evaluation would be required. By the end of the assessment, an improved understanding of the client’s problem will be obtained, and it will be easy to identify various resources that are available for the patient. This will then be followed by a translation of the findings, diagnosis, and development of an intervention plan.

          According to her assessment, the patient has a small body and is of average height. The patient did not sit close to the examiner during the assessment and sat in the corner of the room. She explained that she did not attend the treatment voluntarily and did not maintain eye contact but looked at her fingers or the floor. She blames campus for contributing to her life stressors, explaining that she had hoped life would be as easy as it was in high school. She has a fair relationship with her parents, referring to her father as the good guy and her mother as the controlling type.

          The initial treatment goals and plan for this patient would involve alleviating symptoms that make her anxious or give her stress with psychotherapy. This would involve understanding the cause of these stressors and teaching the patient how to better manage her time or seek the help of a tutor. It would be prudent to teach the patient three new coping skills, including better communication skills with her friends and family, meditation, and relaxation exercises. Also, the treatment goals and plan should involve focusing on improving her social skills as well as regulating her sleep patterns by getting her to sleep at least 8 hours each night.

          Treatment Planning

          Castillo et al. (2016) explain that CCM-2 is important in creating more in-depth evidence of the symptoms, thus justifying the diagnosis, the treatment plan, and the need for a follow up. Based on the information about the patient, level 2—Anxiety—Adult (PROMIS Emotional Distress—Anxiety—Short Form) anxiety would be the most effective for future sessions. The CCM-2 seem to is appropriate since the patient scored mild in the anxiety domain (Castillo et al., 2016). DSM-5 explains this tool to be an effective follow up in future therapeutic sessions (Castillo et al., 2016). ADNIM-6 will also be used together with the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A).

          The assessment findings need to be conveyed to the patient and her family. This will help to ensure the avoidance of harm. It can be achieved by communicating with the patient, ensuring that she is comfortable with her family being involved in the therapeutic progress. The assessment findings should then be conveyed to the patient in a simple language that can be easily understood. Once the client consents to her family involvement, her parents can be told about the assessment findings through one-on-one sit downs or via a confidential written letter.

          Prioritizing the patient’s needs should be based on issues that relate to the troubles she is having while adjusting to campus life and anxiety related to social situations. Focus should then be placed on her sleeping problems as well as assisting her to recognize her ambitions in life. Attending to the patient’s needs can involve recommending that she gets help from a tutor, joins a school club, or recommending ways that she can use to reduce stress and anxiety as they relate to school. The patient can be required to start by joining a club or sorority, continuing to make friends, and then proceed to attend one social school setting that does not involve alcohol.

          Referral

          Addressing possible referrals can be done through effective communication of the counselor’s concerns about the patient. The counselor should inform the patient if the help she needs is beyond their qualifications, meaning that they lack competency for this matter (Baldwin et al., 2018). Other situations that may warrant referrals include acts of disrespect, the patient missing therapy sessions, and if the patient shows unwillingness to participate in the treatment sessions (Baldwin et al., 2018).

          The counselor may consult with superiors and coworkers about possible referrals and may also assess a person who has the competency or qualifications that best suit the needs of this patient. The counselor should make sure to conduct a follow up after the referral to find out whether it is working for the patient. This will help to understand whether the referrals made were appropriate, how any adjustments can be done, and any role that the counselor can play in maximizing the progress of the patient (Baldwin et al., 2018).

          Conclusion

          It is important to carry out proper psychosocial assessments and ask appropriate questions to help gather comprehensive information about a patient. This will enable a provider to be in the best position of carrying out the most effective diagnosis for the patient. After developing a diagnosis, courses of actions should then be established. The Cognitive Behavioral Theory approach can be used to help the patient learn how she can cope with her situations and ways of staying away from negative thinking. This approach can enhance her skills of socializing and making new friends so that they can help her to share ideas and gain social skills that she can use in managing social situations to avoid possible anxiety.


          References

          Baldwin, D., Stein, M. B., & Hermann, R. (2018). Generalized anxiety disorder in adults: Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, course, assessment, and diagnosis. UpToDate [Internet]. Waltham (MA): UpToDate.

          Castillo, M. I., Cooke, M. L., Macfarlane, B., & Aitken, L. M. (2016). Trait anxiety but not state anxiety during critical illness was associated with anxiety and depression over 6 months after ICU. Critical care medicine44(1), 100-110.

          Kwan, A., Marzouk, S., Ghanean, H., Kishwar, A., Anderson, N., Bonilla, D., … & Touma, Z. (2019, October). Assessment of the psychometric properties of patient-reported outcomes of depression and anxiety in systemic lupus erythematosus. In Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism (Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 260-266). WB Saunders.

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