First, all papers must be in Times New Roman, 12 font, double spaced, contain headings, in-text citations, introduction & conclusion and a reference page. In total, this is about a 5 page paper, not counting the cover page or references.
Criteria in the rubric is what needs to be answered. For week 1 paper the criteria are: [my comments are in purple]
Health Topic Describe a single health promotion/disease prevention problem from the Healthy People 2020 Objectives Introduction to population or problem Describe incidence, prevalence, epidemiology, cost burden etc., [After reviewing Healthy People 2020, choose a topic of choice and write about the issue. Include details such as incidence, prevalence, morbidity/mortality/costs/population etc. Everything you would want to know about this issue as a nurse needs to be here. This section may be 1-3 paragraphs long.]
Description of specific population, program or organization. Discuss how the policy is intended for a specific population, program or organization Specific legislators involved Identify and discuss specific legislators involved in the policy development. [For your topic, look for legislation that addresses your issue. The American Health Care Act (ACA) is too broad to use for this class. What you can do is narrow the focus of the ACA to your topic to your specific area. For example, if you are discussing CHF, focus in on the 30-day readmission policy. What is the intent of the legislation and who helped to draft and introduce this specific policy that became law?
The legislation must be currently in practice and specific to your topic. DO NOT use any proposed legislation. Proposed legislation is not current law. You must use current legislation or policy. The names are interchangeable at times with legislation and policy.]
Policy, practice and outcomes. Discuss how the policy influences clinical practice and is used to promote best outcomes Policy, practice and the inter-professional team. Examine how the policy can be used by the inter-professional team to ensure coordinated. [Now that you have chosen your topic and policy/legislation and discussed each one, this step you will write about how the policy/legislation is used in real life and practice. For example, how well does the 30-day readmission policy work with my population? Who all is involved in the care? How does the health care team work and collaborate to prevent a 30-day readmission? Etc- so basically, how effective is the policy and is it working like the policy/legislation was intended?]
Comprehensive Review of Literature Perform and demonstrate a comprehensive review of the current evidence. Use of primary sources and evidence that is not older than 5 years Writing, grammar and APA application Scholarly grammar, use of APA 6th edition. [All your APA info. You will use at least 5 different sources or more for this paper. This paper sets up the framework for the rest of the time we are together, so the more research completed the further along you are!
Introduction 3-5 sentences introducing the topic
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