Written Paper Requirements
This is a professional course, thus proficiency in English grammar is an expectation.
- All papers must use appropriate sentence structure, grammar, organization, punctuation and spelling.
- All papers must demonstrate evidence of logical development of thought, clarity, and organization.
- To be accepted for grading, all written papers will be typed and consistent with APA guidelines as appropriate for the assignment.
- Identification of Organizational Change in the Workplace Paper- 20%: (9 questions need to be addressed) within the paper
Describe an organizational issue that you have observed in the workplace?
Describe the current leadership style and inter-professional communication used in the work setting?
How are clinical decisions made in the organization? Include the stakeholders.
How is the organizational issue reflected in the policies of the organization?
Discuss how this issue relates to national patient safety initiatives?
Describe any technologies related to this issue?
Relate the organizational issue to research studies on this topic?
Describe an intervention for this organizational issue, including potential barriers?
Discuss how you will consider cultural issues when making this change?
This may include cultural issues in the intervention, or how you will consider culture when discussing the change with staff.
5-7 pages in APA format with appropriate grammar, with at least 3 peer-reviewed references that are less than 5 years old (unless they are classic works).
I will need any quotes, clauses/phrases statements with information on where to locate data.
Grading Rubric: Maximum of 40 Points
|Introduction describing the organizational change issue.|
|Describe current leadership style of the unit, including interprofessional communication.|
|How are clinical decisions arrived at in the organization? Identify stakeholders.|
|How is the issue reflected in the policies? If there is no policy on this issue, please note this in the paper.|
|What does the research say about the issue?|
|Describe how this issue relates to a national patient safety initiative.|
|Describe any technological advances that relate to this issue.|
|Describe an interventional plan for this issue. Include potential barriers.|
|Describe how cultural issues will be considered when making this change.|
|Use of APA Format & Correct Grammar||7 or more errors||5-6 errors||3-4 errors||1-2 errors||No errors|
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