Academic and Professional Goals Alan M. Gavami Walden University Dr. Miriam Ross Academic and Professional Goals Currently, I make positive societal change with one patient at a time by showing genuine care and understanding of how they are different with different needs. This is one reason of several that I chose Walden University, since Walden has a keen awareness and teaching on multicultural competence, I find this to be Paramount. Managers in today’s healthcare environment are much more involved in management, planning, cost containment and efficiency, while providing a better work environment for the hospital staff, and better care for the patients and their family. The skills I expect to gain through getting my master’s with Walden University should give me the ability to recognize and understand problems we face on daily bases in the healthcare system. With this knowledge I plan to work toward a more cost effective and delivery system with healthcare provided to the patient population.
This model deals with issues pertaining to why people may or may not seek treatment or preventive measures looking at issues like perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, perceived barriers and perceived benefits. Overtime it has been modified to include elements such as social-psychological variables, demographic variables, cues to action and health motivation (Glanz, 2002). This model is important in healthcare education due to the fact that it engages use of common sense and easy constructs which healthcare practitioners who don’t have expertise in psychology can easily apply. Further, it can help a healthcare practitioner to evaluate a patient fully so as to know what barriers may stand between his/her client and good health. Self-efficacy is a term which roughly corresponds to an individual’s belief in their own capabilities and which is widely used in psychology (Bandura, 1976).
Health Information Exchange Professor Crossley Ebony Drummond October 21, 2013 Health Information Exchange The Electronic health information exchange helps medical professionals such as Nurses, doctors, pharmacist and other health care providers. This system also allows patients to properly access and safely shares the patient’s medical records efficiently, bettering speed, quality and the cost of patient care. Electronic health information exchange cannot replace intercommunication between the patient and the patient’s physician, but it can greatly improve the completeness of patients medical record in which cam effect the care positively, current medications and other information that is carefully abstracted during visits. Sharing patient records properly will better inform decision making at a certain point of care. This can allow providers to avoid re-admission, avoiding medication errors, lower duplication testing and improve diagnosis.
To meet the requirements of our future healthcare, APNs must utilize their educational background and skills to lead other professionals creating a team-oriented culture. Conflict is inevitable in healthcare, hence, APNs have a variety of opportunities to use ADR in healthcare settings and avoid litigation, which would lead to high-cost conflict resolution. Gerardi & Fontaine (2007) emphasize that true collaboration and healthy work environments start with engagement towards relationships and interactions with others. Understanding each other revitalizes our spirit of patient care and improves how we communicate, negotiate, and how we resolve our differences (Gerardi & Fontaine, 2007). By forming a collaborative practice with strong relationships, APNs will improve future work environments and patient
Its Primary purpose is to ensure quality patient care and managing the cost of that care. Its secondary purpose as defined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) deals with individual users for education, regulations, policies and public health from data entered, verified, corrected or analyzed directly or indirectly. Homeland Security has recently been added to the list of users, including patient care providers, managers and staff, coders and patients themselves. Patients can make changes as necessary. Other users might include lawyers, employers, law enforcement and researchers.
Aetna hires a dedicated innovation officer to drive new ideas in each of its major department (e.g., care management, product development, pharmacy). Integrating these change agents into operational teams (as opposed to putting them in a separate innovation center) helps Aetna better identify opportunities for incremental improvements to the customer experience as well as more radical new approaches. “Aetna starts projects by first understanding customer needs. Aetna focuses its innovation efforts on eliminating perceived gaps in its existing customer experience” (Aetna, 2012). That’s why it starts each innovation effort by developing a clear understanding of what a customer wants whether that customer is a consumer, a benefits manager, or a clinician.
It can be a conversation in which two people both enjoy the conversation and learn something. Effective communication in the health and social care setting is very important as it allows the health care worker to perform their role effectively, allowing them to work alongside their colleagues whilst developing supportive ties with the users of the service who come from different types of backgrounds, cultures/ and religion. People with communication disabilities are at risk of not being able to communicate effectively with their health care professionals and this could have an impact directly on their health. Good communication is the foundation to successful relationship i.e. patient and carer, Importance of intercourse: Communication is really important in health and social c ar because it changes the route great deal morsel and shows you the differences in people.
Some people may have very similar needs when it comes to treatment and or care but before new treatments and care plans are introduced it is important to carry out a research project or study to investigate the benefits of others. Charities and organisations whose purpose is to raise awareness and improve the care of individuals with illnesses, diseases or disorders can base and focus their research on better diagnosis so that they can identify people’s needs earlier as they can then start to help the patient/client by ensuring the correct treatment is given to them as soon as possible. Highlighting the gaps in provision Highlighting the gaps in the provision that is already available is important for health and social care workers also. This is because that gap could be affecting a huge amount of people who are ill or need assistance and can’t get the help that they need because the services just aren’t available to them. The needs of communities are constantly changing and new gaps in provision appear over time.
By implementing scientific studies the research nurse pursue ways to improve medical and related services. Research can be used to make healthcare services more operational and proficient. It can be used to reduce patient injuries and nosocomial illnesses; it also can improve quality of life for patients with chronic illnesses. Health and wellness research nurses use research to assist in healthy lifestyles for patients (Nursing World, 2008). The Master’s prepared Nurse Collaborator has supplementary skills that give the nurse additional authority in the plan of care for the patient.
They can range from being very basic in nature to the most complex of emphases. Most generally, a theory is centered on a theorist's viewpoints, indirect or categorical assumptions, and more than likely the theorist’s own experiences with the topic at hand. Concepts are developed and their structure and relationships are described in great detail. This then leads to the strategies being developed and the theories being tested through research. If a theory is proven, it can help to develop nursing science and be used in nursing practice to accomplish numerous results such as identifying standards of care to direct, evaluate, and predict patient care/outcomes, for example (Cherry & Jacob, 2011).