Movie character presentation

In this assignment, you will be creating a PowerPoint presentation based on the application of the functional health assessment of a movie character. To complete this assignment, choose a movie from the following list and identify a character from the movie on whom you would like to do a health assessment.

Away from Her

·         Lorenzo’s Oil

·         Mask

·         My Sister’s Keeper

·         Philadelphia

·         Rain Man

·         Steel Magnolias

·         Stepmom

·         The Elephant Man

·         The Mighty

·         The Tic Code


Create a PowerPoint presentation of 10-12 slides using the template “Movie Character Presentation.”

Provide an introduction and background overview of the movie character (client).

Assess the client using the “Functional Health Pattern Assessment.”

Based on your “observations” and thoughts, document your assessment, providing examples from the movie.

Describe any observed or potential cultural, geographic, religious, ethnic, or spiritual considerations of this client.

Describe two normal health patterns of the client as well as two abnormal health patterns that you observe, and provide examples.

Develop an appropriate nursing diagnosis for the client based on your assessment.

Identify and describe three interventions for the client: health promotion, health prevention, and maintenance.

Identify at least two possible resources or community services to which you would refer this client and provide rationale for your choices.

Health policy discussion

Select TWO of the following topics and answer it in a 2- pages essay: 

  • Describe how the Quality Chasm Report has and is used to direct US health care
  • Review the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s 2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and describe how this important information can help you to advocate for a disadvantaged patient population
  • Describe how the Institute of Medicine’s 2010 and 2016 Future of Nursing reports will influence your role as an Nurse Practitioner

HCS 451 Week 4 DQs

This pack of HCS 451 Week 4 Discussion Questions consists of:

DQ 1: Consider the decision-making process for risk management and quality management and answer the following questions:

1. Which step in the decision-making process do you think is most underutilized or difficult to complete? What would you do to change it or make it easier?

2. What information would you say is most overlooked when making risk – and quality-management decisions? What do you think is the cause of this? How would you remedy it?

DQ 2: What tools would you most likely use when making risk- and quality-management decisions? Explain your answer. What is about some tools that might now work for you?

M2D1: Nurse of the future

The catalano textbook (p. 42-51) describes skills and competencies necessary for the nurse of the future. Describe two (2) essential competencies that are necessary for the associate degree nurse of the future to provide safe patient care. Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic. Your initial post must contain a minimum of 250 words. References, citations, and repeating the question do not count towards the 250 word minimum.


Catalano, J. (2015). Nursing now! Today’s issues, tomorrow’s trends (7th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.

Exercise 35.. See below

EXERCISE 35 Calculating Pearson Chi-Square

1. Do the example data in Table 35-2 meet the assumptions for the Pearson χ2 test? Provide a rationale for your answer.

2. Compute the χ2 test. What is the χ2 value?

3. Is the χ2 significant at α =0.05? Specify how you arrived at your answer.

4. If using SPSS, what is the exact likelihood of obtaining the χ2 value at least as extreme as or as close to the one that was actually observed, assuming that the null hypothesis is true?

5. Using the numbers in the contingency table, calculate the percentage of antibiotic users who tested positive for candiduria.

6. Using the numbers in the contingency table, calculate the percentage of non-antibiotic users who tested negative for candiduria.

7. Using the numbers in the contingency table, calculate the percentage of veterans with candiduria who had a history of antibiotic use.

8. Using the numbers in the contingency table, calculate the percentage of veterans with candiduria who had no history of antibiotic use.

9. Write your interpretation of the results as you would in an APA-formatted journal.

10. Was the sample size adequate to detect differences between the two groups in this example? Provide a rationale for your answer.

Analysis and assessment of the ethical and economic challenges related to policy decisions.

·         Read the following case study, “Hard Economic and Finance Choices in US Healthcare” (Milstead):

o    Case Study 1: Hard Economic and Finance Choices in US Healthcare  Applied economics is all about managing scarce resources. Economics is an amoral field of study: it is neither moral nor immoral. Morality and values are determined by individuals at the personal level and by group consensus or majority opinion at the national level. State and federal governments determine the ‘will of the people’ about how to use scarce resources for the good of a nation.  The U.S. health care system is an exemplar of scarcity: primary care physicians, substance abuse treatment centers, trauma centers, registered nurses, and the money to pay for goods and services. Finance is all about how to pay for goods and services. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is appointed by the Executive branch of the federal government to make decisions about what the Medicare program will and will not pay for. In this role, MedPAC makes decisions about medications, procedures and treatments. Examples of MedPAC decisions include coverage for left ventricular assistive devices as a destination therapy, coverage for bariatric surgery, and in 2010, coverage of the drug Provenge™. By law, MedPAC is not allowed to use price or cost of any treatment in its decision-making processes.

·         Review the information in the Washington Post article “Review of Prostate Cancer Drugs Provenge Renews Medical Cost-Benefit Debate” in the Learning Resources.

·         Consider how policy decisions currently are made about what will and will not be paid for and what changes, if any, could improve the process.

·         Reflect on how the Washington Post example illustrates the tension between cost and care.

Post your analysis and assessment of the ethical and economic challenges related to policy decisions such as those presented in the Washington Post article. How does this type of situation contribute to the tension between cost and care? Substantiate your response with at least two outside resources.

Review of Prostate Cancer Drug Provenge Renews Medical Cost-Benefit Debate

November 10, 2010

Federal officials are conducting an unusual review to determine whether the government should pay for an expensive new vaccine for treating prostate cancer, rekindling debate over whether some therapies are too costly, says the Washington Post.

·         The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is running a “national coverage analysis” of Provenge, the first vaccine approved for treating any cancer.

·         The treatment costs $93,000 a patient and has been shown to extend patients’ lives by about four months.

Although Medicare is not supposed to take cost into consideration when making such rulings, the decision to launch a formal examination has raised concerns among cancer experts, drug companies, lawmakers, prostate cancer patients and advocacy groups.

“If the cost wasn’t a consideration, this wouldn’t even be under discussion,” says Skip Lockwood, who heads Zero – the Project to End Prostate Cancer, a Washington-based lobbying group.

·         Prostate cancer strikes 192,000 men in the United States each year and kills about 27,000.

·         The only therapies are surgery, radiation, hormones and the chemotherapy drug Taxotere.

“To charge $90,000 for four months, which comes out to $270,000 for a year of life, I think that’s too expensive,” said Tito Fojo of the National Cancer Institute.  “A lot of people will say, ‘It’s my $100,000, and it’s my four months.’  Absolutely:  A day is worth $1 million to some people.  Unfortunately, we can’t afford it as a society.”

Company officials say the cost is not out of line with that of other cancer drugs.  Each treatment with Provenge, which the company estimates cost nearly $1 billion to develop, is tailored to each patient, says the Post.

Source: Rob Stein, “Review of Prostate Cancer Drug Provenge Renews Medical Cost-Benefit Debate,” Washington Post, November 8, 2010.

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For your Final Paper, you will select a target po

For your Final Paper, you will select a target population from the following list:



3.Mentally ill

Your Final Paper must include the following:

1.Research and examine the history of social welfare policy as it pertains to this population, discussing their specific needs from a social welfare program. Have they been oppressed or discriminated against, suffered from lack of income or homelessness, or have they had other needs, such as access to healthcare?

2.Identify the laws that have been passed and programs put into place that have either helped or restricted their access to care and support.

3.Identify the philosophical attitudes and perspectives that have led to either the support or lack of understanding for and marginalizing of this group.

4.Identify the types of resources currently available in your area for this population.

5.Discuss any relevant personal experiences or insights you have had relating to this population, if applicable.

6.Explain the types of roles that human service workers perform in working with this population. Highlight the characteristics of the human service workers that would be necessary for their position.

7.Discuss the types of interventions or strategies that are beneficial.

8.Include a discussion of how you feel this population could be better served and list at least two ways in which a human service worker could work as an agent for change on their behalf.

Application of Theory to Practice

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Application of Theory to Practice

This week’s Learning Resources present information about various types of theories. For this Discussion, you will examine some of these theories and evaluate how theory is utilized in research as well as how it informs your nursing practice.To prepare:

  • Review the Learning Resources focusing on the different types of theories that are relevant for nursing practice.
  • Locate a scholarly article in the professional nursing literature that discusses a middle range or practice theory. Determine if the theory is descriptive, explanatory, predictive, or prescriptive in nature.
  • With this in mind, consider how nursing theory is utilized in research. For instance, how might this theory be useful for identifying a research problem?
  • Then, reflect on your nursing practice. As indicated in Chapter 2 of Theoretical Basis for Nursing, theories differ in scope—from the more abstract metatheory and grand theories to the more concrete middle range and practice theories. Brainstorm examples of how theory is applied in your nursing practice. Identify one to share in this Discussion.

By tomorrow 6/6/17, post 550 words essay in APA format with 3 references from the list below, that include the level one heading as numbered below:

post a cohesive response that addresses the following:

1)      Summarize your selected article, identifying the middle range or practice theory utilized, and explaining whether the theory was descriptive, explanatory, predictive, or prescriptive. (Include the APA citation for the article.) (SEE ATTACHED PDF)

2)      Describe the value of theory for nursing research. Be specific.

3)      Share an example of how theory is applied in your nursing practice.

Required Readings

McEwin, M., & Wills, E.M. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing. (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health.

Chapter 2, “Overview of Theory in Nursing”

 Chapter 2 presents the evolution of nursing theory and examines the different types of theories that serve as a foundation for nursing practice.

Gray, J.R., Grove, S.K., & Sutherland, S. (2017). Burns and Grove’s the practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.

Chapter 5, “Research Problem and Purpose”

 Chapter 5 explores a process for identifying, selecting, and refining research topics and articulating the purpose of the research.

Algase, D. (2009). The centrality of theoretical thinking and the value of empirical evidence. Research & Theory for Nursing Practice, 23(4), 251–252. doi:10.1891/1541-6577.23.4.251

 Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

 This article explores the concept that humans are natural theorists along with the importance of using empirical evidence to support theories.

Gould, D, Moralejo, D., Drey, N., & Chudleigh, J. (2010). Interventions to improve hand hygiene compliance in patient care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (9).

 Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

This systematic review examined recent hand hygiene intervention studies seeking to improve hand hygiene compliance.

Kolcaba, K., Tilton, C., & Drouin, C. (2006). Comfort theory: A unifying framework to enhance the practice environment. Journal of Nursing Administration, 36(11), 538–544.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

 The use of Comfort Theory by a not-for-profit New England hospital to provide a coherent and consistent pattern for enhancing care and promoting professional practice when applying for Magnet Recognition Status is described in this article.

McCurry, M. K., Revell, S. M. H., & Roy, S. C. (2010). Knowledge for the good of the   individual and society: Linking philosophy, disciplinary goals, theory, and practice. Nursing Philosophy, 11(1), 42–52. doi:10.1111/j.1466-769X.2009.00423.x

 Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

 This article explores many facets of the social concept nursing, and how nursing contributes to the good of society. The philosophical underpinnings, perspective, goals, and application to practice of the social mandate are examined.

O’Connell, K. (2009). Theories used in nursing research on smoking cessation. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 2733–2762. doi:10.1891/0739-6686.27.33

 Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

 This article identifies theories, theoretical frameworks, and conceptual models that can be applied to a specific topic. In addition, the article discusses ways nurses can devise new theories through their expert knowledge of clinical issues.

Optional Resources

Brilowski, G., & Wendler, M. (2005). An evolutionary concept analysis of caring. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 50(6), 641–650.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Connor, M.J. (2004). The practical discourse in philosophy and nursing: An exploration of linkages and shifts in the evolution of praxis. Nursing Philosophy, 5(1), 54–66. doi:10.1111/j.1466-769X.2004.00152.x

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Falk-Rafael, A. (2005). Advancing nursing theory through theory-guided practice: The emergence of a critical caring perspective. Advances in Nursing Science, 28(1), 38–49.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Knight, C. M., Moule, P., & Desbottes, Z. (2000). The grid that bridges the gap. Nurse Education Today, 20(2), 116–122. doi:10.1054/nedt.1999.0374

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1. What are quality indicators and why are they important in the nurse’s healthcare organization? 2. Identify the quality indicators or specific National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQIs) that the nurse’s healthcare organization monitors/tra

1.        The scholarly paper should be 4-5 pages excluding the title and reference pages.

2.        The paper should include level 1 and level 2 headings.

3.        The paper should begin with an introductory paragraph that includes a purpose statement.

4.        The paper should include a conclusion.

5.        Include a minimum of two (2) scholarly peer-reviewed references.

6.        APA format is required (attention to spelling/grammar, a title page, a reference page, and in-text citations).

Any help available for the assignment below?

NUR 267

Spring 2017

Staffing/Charge Nurse Discussion Board


In the discussion board on D2L, you will discuss the staffing pattern on the unit where you are completing your preceptorship.  You will also discuss the role of the charge nurse, and how the charge nurse functions on this unit.

For you initial post, you should identify the staffing patterns on the unit where you are completing your preceptorship, including staff to patient ratio – consider licensed & unlicensed personnel.  What are the responsibilities of each of these staff members in regards to patient care?  Do you feel like this staffing pattern allows for safe, quality care – use at least one source to back-up your opinion.  

Describe the role of charge nurse.  How effective was the nurse in completing charge responsibilities?  Does the charge nurse on your unit also have patient assignments?  Do you think this factor influenced the ability of the nurse to effectively perform charge nurse associated duties – Why?  Why not?  How?  

You will also be required to respond to the initial post of at least 2 members of your group.  You should consider similarities/differences between what you experienced & what your group members report, and any other thoughts you might have on the subject.  Responses should be appropriate & respectful.  Responses must contain substance.  “I agree with you” is not a complete response – you may agree, but you must elaborate.  Responses should be thoughtful & reflective.


Your initial posting is due by Monday, April 10th at midnight.

Both responses should be posted by Friday, April 14th at midnight.

You will not be able to see anyone else’s initial response until you first post your own.

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Staffing/Charge Nurse Discussion Board Rubric

24/24 = 100

23/24 = 95.83

22/24 = 91.67

21/24 = 87.50

20/24 = 83.33

19/24 = 79.17