NR-506NP-0 Health Care Policy Case Study

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NR-506NP-0 Health Care Policy Case Study

NR-506NP-0 Health Care Policy Case Study

Requirements: due wed 4/1

You are a family nurse practitioner working in an outpatient primary care office of a large hospital system. The practice has been operating for over 15 years, and many of the administrative and clinical staff were hired when the practice opened. You have been in the practice for less than 3 months. In that short amount of time, you have witnessed several of the clinical staff engaging in heated arguments with each other, sometimes in patient areas. You overhear an argument occurring today between two staff. You pick up a patient’s chart and notice a very low blood pressure that the medical assistant failed to notify you about. When you confront the MA, she states that she was going to report the vital signs to you when she became engaged in the heated argument you overheard and forgot to notify you.

Unfortunately, this pattern of behavior is not unusual in this practice. Working with staff who cannot cooperate effectively can negatively influence your ability to spend time with patients, can impede the flow of patients through the office, and could impact patient safety.

Case Study Responses:

  1. Analyze the case study for potential issues for members of the healthcare team from office conflict. Contrast the potential effects for each member of the healthcare team based upon the required readings from the week. Discuss the potential ethical and legal implications for each of the following practice members:
    • Medical assistant
    • Nurse Practitioner
    • Medical Director
    • Practice
  2. What strategies would you implement to prevent further episodes of potentially dangerous patient outcomes?
  3. What leadership qualities would you apply to effect positive change in the practice? Focus on the culture of the practice.

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DISCUSSION CONTENT

Category Points % Description
Potential ethical & legal implications for healthcare team members 30 30% Provides relevant evidence of scholarly inquiry of the potential ethical and legal implications for each of the practice members. Uses valid, relevant, and reliable outside sources to contribute to the threaded discussion.
Strategies to prevent further dangerous patient outcomes 30 30% Provides relevant evidence of scholarly inquiry of strategies to implement to prevent further episodes of potentially dangerous patient outcomes. Uses valid, relevant, and reliable outside sources to contribute to the threaded discussion.
Leadership qualities to effect positive change 15 15% Provides relevant evidence of scholarly inquiry of leadership qualities to apply to effect a positive change in the practice. Uses valid, relevant, and reliable outside sources to contribute to the threaded discussion.
75 75% Total CONTENT Points= 75 pts
DISCUSSION FORMAT
Category Points % Description
Interactive Dialogue 20 20% 4 Required Elements:

  • Responds a minimum of two other posts to peers and/or faculty in the threaded discussion;
  • Responses to peer/faculty are substantive (adds importance, depth, and meaningfulness to the discussion)
  • Responds to all direct questions from faculty (if no question asked directly, student responded to questions posed to the entire class)
  • Summarizes what was learned from the lesson, readings, and other student posts for the week. The summary could be included in one of the three minimum posts.
Grammar, Syntax, Spelling, & Punctuation 5 5% Grammar, syntax, spelling, and punctuation are accurate.
25 25% Total FORMAT Points= 25 pts
DISCUSSION TOTAL=100 points
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