Workforce Issues on Patient Safety
In this assignment, you will consider how workforce issues impact patient safety.
Based on your research, respond to one of the following discussion questions.
Discussion Question 1
Identify the methodology, design, and rationale of the following titles.
Exploring the rate of seasonal-pattern depression in an Inuit community
Democracy in America
The relationship between compassion fatigue and burnout among critical care nurses
Two drugs for Alzheimer’s show promise
Evaluating technology with student success
Factors that influence weight control among women
The meaning of living with brain injury and stroke 10 years after the injury
Exploring the beliefs of healing among Aborigines
Shisana, O., Rice, K., Zungu, N., & Zuma, K. (2010). Gender and poverty in SouthAfrica in the era of HIV/AIDS: A quantitative study. Journal of Women’sHealth (15409996), 19(1), 39–46.
Ko, E., Nelson-Becker, H., Park, Y., & Shin, M. (2013). End-of-Life decision makingin older Korean adults: Concerns, preferences, and expectations. EducationalGerontology, 39(2), 71–81.
Witzke, J., Rhone, R., Backhaus, D., & Shaver, N. (2008). How sweet the sound:Research evidence for the use of music in Alzheimer’s dementia. Journal ofGerontological Nursing, 34(10), 45–52.
Sandvik, A., Melender, H., Jonsén, E., Jönsson, G., Salmu, M., & Hilli, Y. (2012).Nursing students’ experiences of the first clinical education: A nordicquantitative study. Nordic Journal of Nursing Research & Clinical Studies /Vård I Norden, 32(3), 20–25.
Cooper, C., Taft, L., & Thelen, M. (2004). Examining the role of technology inlearning: An evaluation of online clinical conferencing. Journal ofProfessional Nursing, 20(3), 160–166.
Roulston, A., Bickerstaff, D., Haynes, T., Rutherford, L., & Jones, L. (2012). A pilotstudy to evaluate an outpatient service for people with advanced lung cancer.
International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 18(5), 225–233.
Weekly Discussion Forum
Emerging (F through D Range)
Satisfactory (C Range)
Above Average (B Range)
Exemplary (A Range)
Quality of Initial Posting
No initial posting to evaluate
1 to 13 Points
The information provided is inaccurate, not focused on the assignment’s topic, and/or does not answer the question(s) fully. Response demonstrates incomplete understanding of the topic and/or inadequate preparation.
14 to 15 Points
The information provided is accurate, giving a basic understanding of the topic(s) covered. A basic understanding is when you are able to describe the terms and concepts covered. Despite this basic understanding, initial posting may not include complete development of all aspects of the assignment.
16 to 17 Points
The information provided is accurate, displaying a good understanding of the topic(s) covered. A good understanding is when you are able to explain the terms and topics covered. Initial posting demonstrates sincere reflection and addresses most aspects of the assignment, although all concepts may not be fully developed.
18 to 20 Points
The information provided is accurate, providing an in-depth, well thought-out understanding of the topic(s) covered. An in-depth understanding provides an analysis of the information, synthesizing what is learned from the course/assigned readings.
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Participation in Discussion
No responses to other classmates in this discussion forum
1 to 6 Points
May include one or more of the following:
*Comments to only one other student’s post.
*Comments are not substantive, such as just one line or saying, “Good job” or “I agree.
*Comments are off topic.
Comments to two or more classmates’ initial posts but only on one day of the week. Comments are substantive, meaning they reflect and expand on what the other student wrote.
Comments to two or more classmates’ initial posts on more than one day. Comments are substantive, meaning they reflect and expand on what the other student wrote.
9 to 10 Points
Comments to two or more classmates’ initial posts and to the instructor’s comment (if applicable) on more than two days. Responses demonstrate an analysis of peers’ comments, building on previous posts. Comments extend and deepen meaningful conversation and may include a follow-up question.
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Writing Mechanics (Spelling, Grammar, APA) and
No postings for which to evaluate language and grammar
1 to 6 Points
Numerous issues in any of the following: grammar, mechanics, spelling, use of slang, and incomplete or missing APA citations and references. If required for the assignment, did not use course, text, and/or outside readings (where relevant) to support work.
Some spelling, grammatical, and/or structural errors. Some errors in APA formatting (citations and references). If required for the assignment, utilizes sources to support work for initial post but not comments to other students. Sources include course/text readings but outside sources (when relevant) include non-academic/authoritative, such as Wikis and .com resources.
Minor errors in grammar, mechanics, or spelling in the initial posting. Minor errors in APA formatting (citations and references). If required for the assignment, utilizes sources to support work for both the initial post and some of the comments to other students. Sources include course and text readings as well as outside sources (when relevant) that are academic and authoritative (e.g., journal articles, other text books, .gov web sites, professional organization web sites).
9 to 10 Points
Minor to no errors in grammar, mechanics, or spelling in both the initial post and comments to others. APA formatting is correct. If required for the assignment, utilizes sources to support work for both the initial post and the comments to other students. Sources include course and text readings as well as outside sources (when relevant) that are academic and authoritative (e.g., journal articles, other text books, .gov web sites, professional organization web sites).
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