Assignment: MSNFP6021 Capella University Patient Nursing Diagnosis Concept Map
Create a concept map of a chosen condition, disease, or disorder with glucose regulation or metabolic balance considerations. Write a brief narrative (2–3 pages) that explains why the evidence cited in the concept map and narrative are valuable and relevant, as well as how specific interprofessional strategies will help to improve the outcomes presented in the concept map.
Note: Each assessment in this course builds on the work you completed in the previous assessment. Therefore, you should complete the assessments in this course in the order in which they are presented.
The biopsychosocial (BPS) approach to care is a way to view all aspects of a patient’s life. It encourages medical practitioners to take into account not only the physical and biological health of a patient, but all considerations like mood, personality, and socioeconomic characteristics. This course will also explore aspects of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and physical assessment (the three Ps) as they relate to specific conditions, diseases, or disorders.
The first assessment is one in which you will create a concept map to analyze and organize the treatment of a specific patient with a specific condition, disease, or disorder.
You have already learned about evidence-based practice and quality improvement initiatives in previous courses. You will use this information to guide your assessments, while also implementing new concepts introduced in this course. For this assessment, you will develop a concept map and provide supporting evidence and explanations. You may use the case studies presented in the Vila Health: Concept Maps as Diagnostic Tools media, a case study from the literature or your practice that is relevant to the list of conditions below, or another relevant case study you have developed. This case study will provide you with the context for creating your concept map. You may also use the practice context from the case study or extrapolate the case study information and data into your own practice setting. Think carefully when you are selecting the case study for this assessment, as you may choose to build upon it for the second assessment as well.
Some example conditions, diseases and disorders that are relevant to metabolic balance and glucose regulation considerations are:
Diabetes (type 2).
Polycycstic ovary syndrome.
Develop a concept map and a short narrative that supports and further explains how the concept map is constructed. You may choose to use the Concept Map Template (in the Resources) as a starting point for your concept map, but are not required to do so. The bullet points below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Be sure that your evidence-based plan addresses all of them. You may also want to read the Concept Map scoring guide and the Guiding Questions: Concept Map document to better understand how each grading criterion will be assessed.
Part 1: Concept Map
Develop an evidence-based concept map that illustrates a plan for achieving high-quality outcomes for a condition that has impaired glucose or metabolic imbalance as related aspects.
Part 2: Additional Evidence (Narrative)
Justify the value and relevance of the evidence you used as the basis for your concept map.
Analyze how interprofessional strategies applied to the concept map can lead to achievement of desired outcomes.
Construct concept map and linkage to additional evidence in a way that facilitates understanding of key information and links.
Integrate relevant sources to support assertions, correctly formatting citations and references using current APA style.
Example Assessment: You may use the following to give you an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating on the scoring guide would look like:
Assessment 1 Example [PDF].
Length of submission: Your concept map should be on a single page, if at all possible. You can submit the concept map as a separate file, if you need to. Your additional evidence narrative should be 2–3 double-spaced, typed pages. Your narrative should be succinct yet substantive.
Number of references: Cite a minimum of 3–5 sources of scholarly or professional evidence that supports your concept map, decisions made regarding care, and interprofessional strategies. Resources should be no more than five years old.
For the concept map portion of this assessment: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style. Please include references both in-text and in the reference page that follows your narrative.
For the narrative portion of this assessment: use the APA Paper Template linked in the Resources. An APA Template Tutorial is also provided to help you in writing and formatting your analysis. You do not need to include an abstract for this assessment.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
The shortage of nurses is not a new issue; the predicted nursing shortage has been prominent in the media for most of nursing’s history and more recently in the past several years (Masters, 2017). I remember when I first started as a manager at my job in 2019 where I get pulled to the floor because of last minute call-ins or no call-no show for staff. It happened no more than once a month for managers to fill in the gap; however, when the COVID19 pandemic hit has increased the frequency significantly. Even before the COVID19 pandemic, nurses felt undervalued and assailed by dysfunctional systems, ineffective policies, and substandard, sometimes, unsafe work environments (Grant, 2022). The pandemic has only intensified those concerns leaving nurses nationwide worn down, stressed out, and fed up. It was projected that about 500,000 nurses are needed to fill the shortage in the United States until 2025 (Masters, 2017).
These projections are based on the trends that include increase in population, a larger proportion of elderly persons, increase in technology, and advances in medical sciences. These were already preexisting before the height of Covid19 pandemic. The extreme shortage we are now experiencing could be brought upon by these combined reasons. When COVID19 started, we were faced by an enemy we have no knowledge about, and it affected the world. The healthcare workforce was exhausted and got infected as well, of which some we lost along the way. These brought scare to fellow healthcare workers and chose to quit their jobs making it hard for facilities and shaken by the increased staffing shortage. Research shows that optimized nurse staffing is integral to high-level patient care and better patient and family experience (Grant, 2022). Healthcare facilities had to provide care to their patients and so they mostly relied on agency staffing to get by.
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