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RESEARCH PROBLEM AND PURPOSE STATEMENTS



Introduction

A research problem statement expresses the issue or phenomenon that a project is intended to solve or improve. It also helps to show readers the importance of the issue and defines the context for the study. To make problem statements more compelling, use others’ past research to improve care and inspire further research. A review of the literature can provide knowledge about what others have found useful in addressing problems that are similar to the ones you face. By leveraging this evidence base, you can create clearer and more compelling problem statements.

The purpose statement tells readers the intent of your research. Within the context of this course, the intent is to make improvements related to one or more HACs of your choice. Take, for instance, the case of a hospital-acquired infection resulting from the insertion of a central line. You may determine through the literature search that other methods exist to prevent infections.

Perhaps you noted that the staff members in your organization were not properly using sterile techniques or outlining a sterile field. Your new process may involve adopting better sterile protocols before inserting a catheter. In order to make the change, you will need to provide evidence that this practice is based on research and is clearly accepted as the standard practice.


Summary

Select an HAC that is relevant to a health care context with which you are familiar. Create a 2–3 page report that includes the research-based explanation of the background of a problem associated with your chosen HAC. Also, develop appropriate research problem and purpose statements.

If you prefer, choose a condition from a site other than a hospital, such as a free-standing surgical center or long-term care facility. However, most of the literature focuses on HACs because the problem was first identified in hospitals.


Instructions

This assignment has three distinct parts.


Part 1: Background and Evidence

For this first part of the assignment, select an HAC that is relevant to a health care context with which you are familiar. Use this list as needed:

· Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (2020, February 11).
Hospital-acquired conditions.
http://www.cms.gov/medicare/medicare-fee-for-service-payment/hospitalacqcond/hospital-acquired_conditions.html

From your readings and independent research, you will compose a background explanation of the HAC and how it manifests itself as an issue in a health care setting of your choice. You will also create an evidence-based rationale for why further study of this particular HAC is important.

This first part should be 1–2 pages long, with support from the literature for the background of the issue, the importance of the problem within the context of your chosen health care setting, and support for your purpose in pursuing your research project.

Relevant Scoring Guide Criteria

· Explain the background of a given research problem based on information in the literature.

· Apply evidence-based information to support the development of a given research problem.

· Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and in a manner that is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.

Part 2: Problem Statement

For this second part of the assignment, you will create a problem statement developed from your review of the literature related to your chosen HAC. This problem statement will help to inform the research questions. You will develop these further in the course assignments.

A well-written problem statement should be 1–2 sentences long.


Problem Statement Checklist

· Identify the problem that led to the research.

· Is it easy to determine?

· Do identifying words provide a clue, or is it necessary to formulate the problem on your own, based on other information?

· Is the rationale or justification for the problem clearly stated?

· Do the words in the problem statement indicate the kind of study performed? Which words in particular?

· Is evidence that was cited for the problem provided in the literature?

Relevant Scoring Guide Criteria

· Develop a problem statement based on relevant literature.

· Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and that is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.


Part 3: Purpose Statement

For this final part of the assignment, you will develop your purpose statement. It will clearly lay out what you would hope to accomplish as you work toward addressing the problem you have identified. Purpose statements should be grounded in the evidence and indicate the kind of study that will be performed. This purpose statement will help to inform the research questions you develop in throughout the course.

A well-written purpose statement should be 1–2 sentences long.


Purpose Statement Checklist

Identify the purpose that led to the research study.

· What is the study intended to accomplish? What are the desired outcomes?

· Is the rationale or justification for the purpose clearly stated?

· Do the words in the purpose statement indicate the kind of study performed? Which words in particular?

· Was the item that was cited as evidence for the purpose published within the last five years?

Relevant Scoring Guide Criteria

· Formulate a purpose statement supported by a review of the literature.

· Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and that is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.


Additional Submission Requirements

· Structure: Include a title page, table of contents, and reference page.

· Length: There is no length requirement for this assignment. Most submissions that fully address all scoring guide criteria will be 2–3 pages long.

· References: Cite at least five current scholarly or professional resources.

· Format: Use APA style for references and citations.

· You may wish to refer to the following APA resources to help with your structure, formatting, and style:

· APA Module.

· Evidence and APA.

· APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX].

· Font: Times New Roman, 12 points, double-spaced for narrative portions only.

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Research Problem and Purpose Statements Scoring Guide

Due Date: End of Week 3

Percentage of Course Grade: 20%.

CRITERIA

NON-PERFORMANCE

BASIC

PROFICIENT

DISTINGUISHED

Explain the background of a given research problem based on information in the literature.

20%

Does not describe the background of a given research problem based on information in the literature.

Describes the background of a given research problem based on information in the literature.

Explains the background of a given research problem based on information in the literature.

Explains the background of a given research problem based on information in the literature, providing specific examples.

Apply evidence-based information to support the development of a given research problem.

20%

Does not explain evidence-based information to support the development of a given research problem.

Explains evidence-based information to support the development of a given research problem.

Applies evidence-based information to support the development of a given research problem.

Applies evidence-based information to support the development of a given research problem, providing specific examples.

Develop a problem statement based on relevant literature.

20%

Does not describe a problem statement based on relevant literature.

Describes a problem statement based on relevant literature.

Develops a problem statement based on relevant literature.

Develops a problem statement based on relevant literature, providing specific examples.

Formulate a purpose statement supported by a review of the literature.

20%

Does not describe a purpose statement supported by a review of the literature.

Describes a purpose statement supported by a review of the literature.

Formulates a purpose statement supported by a review of the literature.

Formulates a purpose statement supported by a review of the literature, providing specific examples.

Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.

20%

Does not communicate in a manner that is consistent with expectations for the health care profession.

Communicates in a manner that is consistent with expectations for the health care profession.

Communicates in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.

Communicates with exceptional clarity in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.

Competencies Measured

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

· Competency 2: Develop a research question based on a hospital-acquired condition.

· Explain the background of a given research problem based on information in the literature.

· Apply evidence-based information to support the development of a given research problem.

· Competency 3: Develop a HAC research project.

· Develop a problem statement based on relevant literature.

· Formulate a purpose statement supported by a review of the literature.

· Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with the expectations of health care professionals.

· Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.

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Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to apply the three dimensions of sexuality (biological, psychological, sociocultural) that you have learned in class by describing how they are or are not covered within The Hunting Ground, a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses. 

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Application Paper II

Feel free to pick one of the following topics and write a research paper (at least two pages, double- spaced, and 1 inch margin all around):

· What are the pros and cons of a federal privacy regulation and which state policies should be considered as the blueprint for this and why?

· How should corporations protect the privacy of individual customers, including any rights for the customers to see the data collected on them and ask for it to be deleted or changed?

· How should HIPAA be updated in the age of virtual doctor visits, telemedicine, and medical devices?

· What advice would you give to your family when they are diagnosed with a specific disease and want to search for information and interact with others, how do they know the information is accurate and their data is private?

· What are your recommendations for the best way to protect individual privacy without impeding future innovations? Your paper should be based on a comprehensive literature search and review on this subject. 

· Surveillance (e.g., email, web visiting history, cameras, etc.) is commonplace, what are the rights of students when they are in school (choose a specific age group)

· Facial recognition has come under scrutiny lately. discuss recent examples and reasons why facial recognition is now considered unreliable

Requirements:

1. Include at least three references. Both bibliography and in-text citation must follow the APA format (Note: in-text citation is extremely important for academic paper. It is NOT quotation. If you’re not familiar with the APA format in-text citation, check the library module posted under Modules). 

2. Your submission should be a minimum of 4 double-spaced pages of text. Additional pages of figures, references and appendices are not included in the 4 pages.

3. Quoting someone’s work (even when credit/proper citation is given) is not original writing. As such, this paper cannot have more than 8% of the report as a direct quotation.

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Interaction Between Nurse Informaticists and Other Specialists

Post a description of experiences or observations about how nurse informaticists and/or data or technology specialists interact with other professionals within your healthcare organization. Suggest at least one strategy on how these interactions might be improved. Be specific and provide examples. Then, explain the impact you believe the continued evolution of nursing informatics as a specialty and/or the continued emergence of new technologies might have on professional interactions.

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You are being asked to write a short description (i.e., proposal) of an electronic document project that you will do for this class (see the final project requirements). It may be based on an actual business or a fictitious enterprise.

In the proposal you need to create a short profile of a small organization of your choice showing the type of business, the number of employees and the number of customers. Describe the type of documents and records that are currently kept on the customer and whether they are manual or electronic. You can make your own assumptions. Answer the following questions to make sure your proposal provides all the required information:

1. What does the business do and what industry are they in?

2. What type of documents do they collect or create, and are they currently paper or electronic?

3. How are those documents or records being currently collected by the organization (i.e., through what channel, online, in-person, mobile or web applications, etc.)? How are the documents used or processed (e.g., online, sent to another organization or person, etc.)?

4. How many users (of the EDRMS) are there potentially and where are they located? (Note: “Users” here are not the customers or clients, but the employees/staffs of the organization who are going to use the proposed EDRMS.)

5. At least one piece of information you feel important in defining the project (i.e., any specific aspect(s) of EDRMS you would like to address and focus on. For example, retention, classification, disposition, migration, security and privacy, indexing, metadata, workflow, collaboration, etc.

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Politics and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Post an explanation for how you think the cost-benefit analysis in terms of legislators being reelected affected efforts to repeal/replace the ACA. Then, explain how analyses of the votes views may affect decisions by legislative leaders in recommending or positioning national policies (e.g., Congress’ decisions impacting Medicare or Medicaid). Remember, the number one job of a legislator is to be re-elected.



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compare the Health Care Delivery System of the US to that of Canada. Pay attention to grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and APA formatting ,  this writing should be 750 to 800 words .

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Discussion – Prostitution and Health

Reflect on the practice of prostitution, and answer the following questions.

1. Discuss the implications that prostitution has for health (physical, emotional, and sexual) and whether it should remain largely illegal or should it be legalized.

2. Explain your rationale and provide examples where possible.

Reference – Sullivan, T. J. (2016). Introduction to Social Problems Tenth Edition. Boston: Pearson Publishing (Using the research in Chapters 4 and 12)

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The nurse proceeds to palpate the lymph nodes. Which lymph nodes are located in the neck? 

1. Please indicate all the Lymph nodes in the neck 

2. What is the Rationale for performing this assessment. 

3. When performing the physical examination, what objective data should the nurse inspect and palpate for the head and neck?
4. What is the Rationale for question # 3

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    Individual Assignment: Create a PPT with a stress-reduction plan for a client with one of the following mental health conditions, including coping strategies and community resources.  

    (Personality disorder, eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, incarcerated teens, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, PTSD and neurodegenerative disorders) 

    Individual Assignment: Nutritional Assessment Reflection after watching nutrition and mental health videos

    Vitamin D deficiency and Mental Health articles:


    The Influence of Vitamin D Intake and Status on Mental Health in Children: A Systematic Review – PubMed (nih.gov)

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    https://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/serum-vitamin-d-and-magnesium-levels-psychiatric-cohort

    Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids critically regulate behaviour and gut microbiota development in adolescence and adulthood

    RC Robertson, CS Oriach, K Murphy, GM Moloney, JF Cryan, TG Dinan, …

    Brain, behavior, and immunity 59, 21-37

    The omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) reverses corticosterone-induced changes in cortical neurons

    MM Pusceddu, YM Nolan, HF Green, RC Robertson, C Stanton, P Kelly, …

    International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 19 (6)


    The Role of Nutrition in Mental Health

    Nutrition/Dietary Analysis: Gut-Brain Axis and the link to Mental Health

    · Understanding the Gut-Brain Axis (Duke University) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oym87kVhqm4

    · Dr. Ruairi Robertson PhD, B.SC Food for thought: How your belly controls your brain (TedTalkXFulbright)

    · https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awtmTJW9ic8

    · Read the following articles found in the links below:


    Food for thought: The role of nutrition in the microbiota-gut- brain axis
    C Seira Oriach, RC Robertson, C Stanton, JF Cryan, TG Dinan

    Clinical Nutrition Experimenta

    Write a ½ page reflection on the importance of assessing nutritional status and nutrient deficiencies in clients with mental health concerns.

    · How do the food choices of our patients affect their Mental Health?

    · How can nurses use dietary analysis as a tool to better Mental Health patient health outcomes?

    · How do we advocate for incarcerated patients to get adequate sun exposure to manufacture Vit D naturally or access to supplementation?

    Individual Assignment: Make a personal stress management plan with coping strategies for the quarter and nursing school.  Address Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats to success and coping strategies that you plan to use.   

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    Create a PowerPoint presentation of no more than 15 slides that reflect your understanding of the three macronutrients discussed in this module: Carbohydrates, Lipids, and Proteins. Be creative!

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    In a 2-3 page paper discuss how health and illness beliefs can influence the assessment process.

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    Individual Assignment: Create a PPT with a stress-reduction plan for a client with one of the following mental health conditions, including coping strategies and community resources.  

    (Personality disorder, eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, incarcerated teens, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, PTSD and neurodegenerative disorders) 

    Individual Assignment: Nutritional Assessment Reflection after watching nutrition and mental health videos

    Vitamin D deficiency and Mental Health articles:


    The Influence of Vitamin D Intake and Status on Mental Health in Children: A Systematic Review – PubMed (nih.gov)

    Bottom of Form

    https://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/serum-vitamin-d-and-magnesium-levels-psychiatric-cohort

    Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids critically regulate behaviour and gut microbiota development in adolescence and adulthood

    RC Robertson, CS Oriach, K Murphy, GM Moloney, JF Cryan, TG Dinan, …

    Brain, behavior, and immunity 59, 21-37

    The omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) reverses corticosterone-induced changes in cortical neurons

    MM Pusceddu, YM Nolan, HF Green, RC Robertson, C Stanton, P Kelly, …

    International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 19 (6)


    The Role of Nutrition in Mental Health

    Nutrition/Dietary Analysis: Gut-Brain Axis and the link to Mental Health

    · Understanding the Gut-Brain Axis (Duke University) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oym87kVhqm4

    · Dr. Ruairi Robertson PhD, B.SC Food for thought: How your belly controls your brain (TedTalkXFulbright)

    · https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awtmTJW9ic8

    · Read the following articles found in the links below:


    Food for thought: The role of nutrition in the microbiota-gut- brain axis
    C Seira Oriach, RC Robertson, C Stanton, JF Cryan, TG Dinan

    Clinical Nutrition Experimenta

    Write a ½ page reflection on the importance of assessing nutritional status and nutrient deficiencies in clients with mental health concerns.

    · How do the food choices of our patients affect their Mental Health?

    · How can nurses use dietary analysis as a tool to better Mental Health patient health outcomes?

    · How do we advocate for incarcerated patients to get adequate sun exposure to manufacture Vit D naturally or access to supplementation?

    Individual Assignment: Make a personal stress management plan with coping strategies for the quarter and nursing school.  Address Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats to success and coping strategies that you plan to use.   

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    Discussion

    Resources: SAMSA. (2017). The eight dimensions of wellness. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/wellness-initiative/eight-dimensions-wellness

    Consider the eight dimensions of wellness,Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Social, Spiritual,” then choose the most relevant dimension to “Psychology” as a profession. Make sure you specify in the subject line which dimension you chose. Then address the following in your initial post:

    List three factors that you think could help people improve their levels of wellness, and then list three challenges that you think people could face with regard to that dimension.

    Describe an event related to wellness that either you or someone around you has experienced. What did you take away, and how did it enhance your understanding of wellness?

    Share a currentrelated to wellness that you have found interesting or that has personally impacted you. Post an article from a news source. How does wellness help you better understand this issue?

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     Mike, 29 years old, was admitted to a community hospital three days ago with weakness and hypotension after sustaining a spider bite while hiking in the woods. Mike has a large hematoma on his left arm where he was bite. He has no prior medical history, no drug allergies, and does not take medication. Mike started to experience moderate respiratory distress, and started oozing blood from his IV sites, nose, and catheter. He is mildly jaundice and his skin is cool. His vital signs include a heart rate of 110 beats per minute and regular blood pressure of 92/44, slightly labored respiratory rate of 22 breaths per minute, and a pulse oximetry reading of 91 percent. What would your initial diagnosis be, explain? What diagnostic test would you order and why? What would you expect the diagnostic test to show? What is the treatment option for the diagnosis?