Social Pschology Quiz 3

There are 16 questions on the exam: 3 essay questions, 2 short answer questions, and 11 multiple-choice questions.

 

1. TCO 5. There has been a bumper crop of politicians who have been revealed to be less than upstanding citizens. John Edwards, a former senator who was in the running for the 2008 presidential nomination, and who said family values were at his core, was revealed to have had an affair with a campaign worker, at the same time his wife was battling cancer. Similarly, New York governor Eliot Spitzer, a married, moralizing crusader for laws against sexual tourism, was caught in an escort service “sting”, and forced to resign. These are only two of several recent examples of politicians who have celebrity status, and flaunted the social norms of decency.

Apply the course concepts of the dark side of self-esteem and moral hypocrisy to this type of behavior. What do you conclude about people who behave in such a way? Hint: Explicitly use each concept by name and also give a one sentence definition of it before explaining how the concepts apply to these people.

(Points : 41)

 

 

 

Question 2. 2. TCO 6.  The Beltway sniper attacks in the Washington D.C. area, in 2002, completely transfixed American consciousness for the three weeks in October, when a pair of armed killers roamed through the Capital region, ambushing and killing 10 people, and wounding three others. As time progressed and law enforcement officials were having little luck in solving the case, tensions and apprehensiveness spread far beyond the area where the killings were concentrated. Even though there was never any hard evidence that the killers were headed in their direction, the citizens of towns and cities a hundred miles away were terrorized by the notion that the killers were about to show up in their communities.

Discuss this with respect to the effects of suggestibility that Myers writes about in Chapter 6. Be specific as to what aspects of suggestibility apply to the case.

(Points : 41)

 

 

 

 

Question 3. 3. TCO’s 4 and 12. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Cuban Taekwondo athlete Angel Matos fell to the mat, after being hit by his opponent. He became incensed at the referee, who disqualified him for exceeding the one-minute time-out allowed for an injury. Matos angrily disputed the call, physically pushing a judge and then pushing and kicking the referee in the face. He spat on the mat and was escorted out by officials. The World Taekwondo Federation immediately banned Matos for life, and the IOC took away his bronze medal.

This is a two part question:

a. What is it about the fundamental nature and structure of the Olympics that helps explain why this situation occurred?

b. This example contains evidence of both hostile aggression and instrumental aggression. Which part of the example involves hostile aggression, and which part of the example involves instrumental aggression? Explain your reasoning.

(Points : 41)

 

 

 

 

Question 4. 4. TCO 9. Barack Obama became a very hot political commodity in 2006 when he caught the attention and imagination of the American public by announcing his intention to run for President in 2008. He is a tall, nice looking, and a very articulate individual, which quickly made him a media darling. Some media watchers have described his impact as similar to a rock star.

Name two (2) factors of interpersonal attraction mentioned in the textbook that would explain his attractiveness to audiences.

(Points : 26)

 

 

 

 

Question 5. 5. TCO 6.  Why do common external threats and shared goals lead to greater cooperation between two conflicting groups? (Points : 26)

 

 

 

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Question 1. 1. TCO 3. Felipe is talking to a group of other students. They are discussing their views of cheating at school. Felipe says that he has very high standards, and would not cheat. Which one of the following aspects of self-concept explains Felipe’s position? (Points : 5)

[removed] social identity
[removed] personal identity
[removed] intuition
[removed] culture

 

Question 2. 2. TCO 10. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are a Hollywood couple who seem to have been brought together by proximity, physical attractiveness, and similarity. There mutual attraction could be described as a good outcome of meeting each other. Good outcomes are associated with which one of the following theories of interpersonal attraction? (Points : 5)

[removed] reinforcement theory
[removed] contingency theory of motivation
[removed] gloried self-theory
[removed] reward theory of attraction

 

Question 3. 3. TCO 13. By definition, militant animal rights groups, like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), are socially deviant because they use bombings, arson, and poisoning to get their messages to get attention in the media. PETA has done major damage to retail outlets, laboratories, and clinics while innocent people have come close to being killed by PETA’s activities. Other groups have behaved similarly in the past, and the technique seems to have been successful. Even so, PETA has a large following of supporters from all the media attention, who by their support, are encouraging the organization to continue its aggression. What theory or concept of aggression, in the textbook, corresponds to the argument that PETA continues its anti-social ways, because it gets attention and support for their cause, and reflects an imitation of observed behaviors of other people?

(Points : 5)

[removed] equity theory of motivation
[removed] social learning theory
[removed] hostile aggression
[removed] frustration-aggression hypothesis

 

Question 4. 4. TCO 1. Imagine you are walking along and a large dog approaches you. You assume the dog is unfriendly, so you start yelling at it to go away. In your mind, you are convinced the dog is going to harm you. The dog is alarmed and defends itself by biting you on the ankle. This is an example of which one of the following? (Points : 5)

[removed] self-fulfilling belief
[removed] self-handicapping behavior
[removed] self-defeating behavior
[removed] perceived lack of control of your outcome

 

Question 5. 5. TCO 8.  According to social psychologists, a group exists when two or more people interact with and influence each other AND _________ . (Points : 5)

[removed] are also in the same place
[removed] also work together
[removed] also perceive themselves as “us”
[removed] also facilitate each other

 

Question 6. 6. TCO 4. When your English Literature professor wants to help you remember a character from a fictional play, she asks you to compare __________ to this character. (Points : 5)

[removed] your mother
[removed] your best friend
[removed] yourself
[removed] your father

 

Question 7. 7. TCO 2.  You are interested in whether the high price of gasoline will influence how people will perceive future car purchases. You want to specifically target those individuals who will be purchasing a vehicle within the next six months. The method must be able to be administered to a large number of people in a simple and direct way. Which is the best approach to completing this research? (Points : 5)

[removed] ask people to come to your lab, and put them through a car purchasing simulation
[removed] administer a survey to the specific target group you are studying
[removed] unobtrusively follow people around two or three car dealership sales floors, observing the makes of cars that they look at first and longest (field study)

 

Question 8. 8. TCO 11.  Which one of Melvin’s relatives is most likely to respond favorably to an unexpected request for a charitable donation to a local hospital? (Points : 5)

[removed] Melvin’s older sister, who is in a hurry to get to her doctor’s appointment
[removed] Melvin’s mother, who just got a very positive job evaluation at work
[removed] Melvin’s cousin, who is upset over receiving a D on his college physical exam
[removed] Melvin’s father, who is annoyed because the person who delivers the newspaper threw the paper into a prized rose bush

 

Question 9. 9. TCO 7. Some individuals have many children so that they can ensure someone will take care of them when they grow old. However, this contributes to the collective devastation of overpopulation. This is an example of which one of the following? (Points : 5)

[removed] a mirror-image problem
[removed] the jigsaw problem
[removed] perceived inequality
[removed] a social dilemma

 

Question 10. 10. TCO 3. After losing the third hand of poker in a row, and running out of chips, Georgio walks over to the wall and hits it so hard with his fist that he makes a big hole in the drywall, releasing his anger on something other than himself. This is an example of which one of the following? (Points : 5)

[removed] regression
[removed] hostile aggression
[removed] Parkinson’s Second Law
[removed] displacement

 

Question 11. 11. TCO 9.  Research on proximity and social attraction, in general, supports which one of the following views? (Points : 5)

[removed] familiarity breeds contempt
[removed] familiarity encourages liking
[removed] proximity leads to affection
[removed] distance makes the heart grow fonder

Laura Case Study

nit 3 Case Studies  Laura Laura is a 55-year-old Latina who is a former nurse. She has been married for 35 years to Raymond, who is 63. Raymond, who is also Latino, is a practicing physician who is nearing retirement. Laura met Raymond at a hospital when both were in training for their medical careers. They dated for less than a year and married when Laura was 20 years old. She continued to work as a nurse after graduation until their first child, a daughter, was born and Laura and Raymond agreed she should stay home to care for their child. Their son was born two years later. Laura did not return to her career as a nurse, and remained a homemaker and stay-at-home mother. Throughout the years, Laura and Raymond frequently socialized with other couples, although Laura did not form individual friendships with other women, stating she “just isn’t comfortable” with most women. Laura was an avid reader and an artist, and tended to enjoy quiet, solitary pursuits rather than joining group activities, so she resisted Raymond’s suggestions that she join women’s philanthropic groups or participate in volunteer activities. Laura and Raymond spent weekends with their children when Raymond was not working, and they always took family summer vacations and spent time on family activities. Laura’s parents  live nearby and were very involved in the family activities as well. Laura is an only child. The family always considered themselves to be closely knit. Laura is in generally good health. Although she smoked cigarettes for 30 years, she quit seven years ago. She consumes alcohol daily and does not take any regular medications. She is sedentary and has gained 30 pounds over the past 15 years. Raymond does not smoke but he joins Laura in a nightly cocktail after work. He does not formally exercise but is on his feet most of the day at work. His weight is the same as it was when he was 25 years old. Raymond had prostate cancer five years ago; surgery and radiation treatments seem to have cured his cancer.  Laura’s children are now adults. Both completed college, found successful careers, and married. Laura’s daughter has recently given birth to her first child, a son.   In the past year, Laura has started to worry about her loved ones’ safety and well-being. She frequently becomes preoccupied with thoughts of injury or illness that could harm Raymond, her daughter or son, and now her infant grandson. Laura is unable to calm these fears or put them out of her mind. She often has trouble falling asleep because she “can’t shut down” her mind, and she wakes up in the middle of the night fearing something has happened to one of her loved ones. She is often fatigued during the day and is notably irritable. Lately, Laura has been calling her husband, daughter, and son several times a day, including when they are at work and cannot take her calls. She implores them to “be safe.” She has asked them not to drive or participate in social activities because they might have an accident or be infected with a disease by someone with whom they socialize. She is especially concerned that her infant grandson might contract a disease and die. She insists that her daughter not take the baby out or allow visitors. She has been known to drive to her daughter’s house at night to check whether the family is home, and if they have guests. Laura’s family members are beginning to be annoyed with her “meddling” behaviors and no amount of logical discussion seems to convince her that her fears are ungrounded. For this reason, her family is becoming upset with her and starting to avoid her.

• Conceptualization and Diagnosis of Laura.

You reviewed the cases of Laura in the study activities for this unit. You will respond to each of the questions below. Your initial post must be at least 250 words in length and include at least two references to a current article in the professional literature to support your ideas. Start by considering the broad category of the client’s presenting issues. What words would you use to describe the client’s presenting concerns and the types of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors the client is experiencing? What broad categories in the DSM-5 do these words relate to (i.e., depression, anxiety, trauma, et cetera).

Next, look at the case study and review the specific symptoms the client is reporting. Compare these symptoms to those listed in the broad categories you have considered. In what area of the DSM do the client’s symptoms seem to fit best? Select the DSM-5 diagnosis that you believe is the best match for the symptoms that the client is presenting and be sure to include the numeric ICD 10 code along with the name of the disorder. Support your choice of diagnosis by listing the diagnostic criteria in the DSM-5 and noting for each one how the client has expressed this. Does the client meet all criteria for this diagnosis or are there some areas that you are not fully sure about? If you do not have enough information about some symptoms that are required criteria for the diagnosis you have selected, what additional questions would you need to ask the client, or what other information would you need to obtain from other sources so that you could support an accurate diagnosis?

Response Guidelines Read the posts of your peers and respond to at least two. Try to choose those that have had the fewest responses thus far. For each response, discuss the DSM-5 diagnosis your peer applied to the case and the symptom criteria she or he noted as either present or absent. Were there additional criteria needed in order to make an accurate diagnosis?

Peer 1 Post

James is a 43 year old Caucasian male that has reported that he feels awful and has no energy. He also reports that he’s married and his relationship is satisfactory but their sexual relationship has declined over the past two years. James is satisfied with his job but has a feeling that he is not able to move up in his profession at this time. James reports that he is in good health and takes no medications but has recently stopped going to the gym due to a strong loss of interest in it. James reports that his appetite has significantly increased and this explains his weight gain. James also admits that he has an issue with drinking and increased number of alcohol as often as four after work or before dinner. James is not suicidal at this time although he says that it would be nice not to wake up tomorrow but does not have a plan at this time to take his life. The client’s overall sense of discontentment can be categorized as depression if we were to consider the broad sense of the DSM-5. The client is reporting symptoms of feeling awful and having no energy. The client also is stating that there is a decline  in his sexual relationship with his wife. The client also reports that he’s lost interest in exercising and taking care of his self physically. The client enjoys drinking alcoholic beverages several times a day. The client admits that the alcohol helps him to fall asleep. The client symptoms continue to fall in the Realms of depression although there is not enough information to make this conclusion due to his issue with drinking alcohol which is a depressant..  The client is exhibiting  several symptoms that need further investigation. Measures for symptom severity, diagnosis, and problem behaviors may provide insight into client limitations, but typically neglect client strengths. (WILKINSON, 2015) Although the diagnosis could very well be duel with that of alcoholism and depression more investigation needs to be done because we do not know how long each was present. I would defer diagnosis until further evaluation. A physical examination would be beneficial in this case being that he has several physical issues that have not been examined by a physical doctor. The client continues to say that he is healthy while he has had a loss of interest in several activities including work and exercising and even in sexual activities with his wife. This could be several different physical diagnosis including thyroid ,diabetes, erectile dysfunction and so on. There are studies that indicate high false-positive rates of depression, with significant levels of diabetes-specific distress due to living with diabetes. This refers to the emotional distress associated with managing a long-term condition over time and is an area of greater concern, which requires more targeted interventions directed at the emotional side of diabetes. (Fosbury & Shaban, 2016) It would be best for the counselor to hold off on making a diagnosis by eliminating these external factors first.   WILKINSON, B. D. (2015).

The Orientation Model: A Dual-Process Approach to Case Conceptualization. Journal Of Humanistic Counseling, 54(1), 23-40. doi:10.1002/j.2161-1939.2015.00062.x

Fosbury, J., & Shaban, C. (2016). Are we over-diagnosing depression in people with type 1 diabetes?. Journal Of Diabetes Nursing, 20(3), 108-109.

Peer 2 Post

The Case of Laura Presenting Issues: Preoccupied with negative thoughts; Ungrounded fears; Inability to remove thoughts from her mind; Anxiety; Trouble falling asleep; Fatigue; Irritability; Persistent behaviors aimed at preventing the ungrounded fears. Symptoms lasting for a year.

Broad DSM-5 Categories: Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Excessive anxiety and worry occurring more days then not for at least 6 months; Difficult to control the worry; Anxiety and worry are associated with fatigue, irritability, and sleep disturbance; Worry causes clinically significant distress or impairment in normal life functioning; The intensity of the anxiety and worry is out of proportion to the actual likelihood of the event; Difficult to control the worry, often worrying about the health of family members or misfortune of children (DSM-5). Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD):  Recurrent and persistent intrusive and unwanted thoughts that cause anxiety or distress; The individual attempts to neutralize intrusive and unwanted thoughts with some other thought or action; Repetitive behaviors or mental acts that the individual feels driven to perform in response to an obsession; Behaviors or mental acts are aimed at preventing some dreaded event or situation, however, these behaviors are not connected in a realistic way with what they are designed to prevent and are clearly excessive; The obsessions or compulsions cause impairment in social functioning (DSM-5).

Diagnosis: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 300.3 (F42) with absent insight/delusional beliefs. At first look a Generalized Anxiety Disorder diagnosis appeared to be the accurate diagnosis for Laura. However, as I begun to read the differential diagnosis in the DSM-5, OCD was listed. Ellis, Hutman, and Diehl (2013) emphasize the importance of integrative case conceptualization and a key aspect of this is differentiating a diagnosis, or discriminating the most significant issues. The difference between Generalized Anxiety and OCD is that in Generalized Anxiety “the focus of the worry is about forthcoming problems, and it’s the excessiveness of the worry about the future event that is abnormal” (DSM-5). Whereas with OCD, “the obsessions are inappropriate ideas that take the form of intrusive and unwanted thoughts” (DSM-5).  Laura’s symptoms are better matched with OCD criteria. Laura has become preoccupied with thoughts that her loved ones are going to become injured or ill; So much so that she has been calling her family members several times a day even when they cannot take calls, begging them to be safe and asking them not to drive or participate in social events because they could be in an accident or contract a deadly disease. She also drives to her daughter’s house at night to check whether the family is home safe or if they have guests that could pass on a disease.  These actions fall within the OCD criteria of “excessive behaviors aimed at preventing some dreaded event or situation” that stem from” inappropriate ideas that take the form of intrusive thoughts”. The added diagnosis of absent insight/delusional beliefs is supported by the fact that logical discussions have not convinced Laura that her fears are ungrounded. Additional Information: More information is needed to pinpoint the underlying cause of Laura’s fear of loss. Information on her childhood and any traumatic situations in her life will help. Focusing on her developmental life stage is also important. In addition, Scott and Cervone (2016) emphasize the importance of one’s personality and self-schemata when conceptualizing a case; An assessment of self-schemata can highlight where Laura fits with valance, competence, rejection sensitivity, self-beliefs, competence, and self-efficacy (Scott & Cervone, 2016).

American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.). Ellis, M. V., Hutman, H., & Deihl, L. M. (2013).

Chalkboard case conceptualization: A method for integrating clinical data. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 7(4) 246–256.

Scott, W. D., & Cervone, D. (2016). Social cognitive personality assessment: A case conceptualization procedure and illustration. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 23(1), 79–98.

Comprehensive Medical Report

Write a comprehensive medical report on Esophageal Reflux Disease. Be sure to include all relevant medical history, testing/diagnostics, treatment options and recommended plan of action. Paper should be APA format and 4-6 pages.

 

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Discussion/diagnostic determination on possible disease with differential diagnosis.
40
Explanation of testing methods
30
Use of correct medical vocabulary with comprehension of material
30
Suggested treatments and potential outcome of disorder
40
Adhered to the page limit.
10
Applied APA standards for writing style.
10
Total:
160

 

 

Psychology Of Learning Discussion Question

Prior to engaging in this discussion, please read chapters five and six in your e-book and review the Instructor Guidance. If your last name begins with A-M you will discuss the theory of constructivism and its relationship to learning. If your last name begins with N-Z, you will discuss humanism and its relationship to learning psychology.

•Constructivists suggest that a person’s reality is unique from others and thus, effects what, how, and how effective knowledge is acquired. This is suggested to be affected by numerous variables such as culture, past experiences, and past knowledge.

•Humanism posits a purposefully person-centered approach to learning, that includes personal growth, focus on self-development, and personal needs.

Consider the following as you discuss:

•Do you feel that learning, from the approach of a human’s potential, rather than from a purely content driven (you need to know this) perspective, is a viable way to approach investigating “how we learn”? Why or why not?

•Waldorf Education posits that it is a school founded on humanism ideologies. After reading the content, do you agree with their position? Would this type of education work with adults (yourself)?

•Describe a personal example of experiential learning that you have experienced.

•How can the areas of motivation and needs potentially increase effective learning, as suggested by humanistic ideologies?

•How do the variables of organismic integration theory (OIT) reflect the humanistic model?

Wk 9 Discuss (50)

Some nurses may be hesitant to get involved with policy evaluation. The preference may be to focus on the care and well-being of their patients; some nurses may feel ill-equipped to enter the realm of policy and political activities. However, as you have examined previously, who better to advocate for patients and effective programs and polices than nurses? Already patient advocates in interactions with doctors and leadership, why not with government and regulatory agencies?

In this Discussion, you will reflect on the role of professional nurses in policy evaluation.

To Prepare:

  • In the Module 4 Discussion, you considered how professional nurses can become involved in policy-making.
  • Review the Resources and reflect on the role of professional nurses in policy evaluation.

By Day 3 of Week 9

Post an explanation of at least two opportunities that currently exist for RNs and APRNs to actively participate in policy review. Explain some of the challenges that these opportunities may present and describe how you might overcome these challenges. Finally, recommend two strategies you might make to better advocate for or communicate the existence of these opportunities. Be specific and provide examples.

A brief history of the borrowed theory’s origins.

Benchmark Assignment: Applying Theory to a Practice Problem: Part 3: Application of Borrowed Theory to Problem and Conclusion

 

PURPOSE:

 

It is important to understand how borrowed theory can help you in your everyday environment as a nurse. In the previous assignment, you identified a practical problem that emerged from the evidence in the extant literature or professional practice, and you explored how middle-range theory could be applied to solve the problem. In this assignment, you will explore and apply borrowed theory to solve the specific problem that you identified previously, and you will synthesize the applications of the middle-range theory and the borrowed theory into the most appropriate solution to the problem.

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

Consider the problem that you described in the previous assignments and the instructor feedback about those assignments.

 

Write a paper (1,750 to 2,000 words) that describes how borrowed theory can be applied to the identified problem. The paper should include the following:

 

  1. A brief summary of the problem including the potential middle-range theory that could be applied.
  2. A description of a borrowed theory that could be applied to the problem. Is this borrowed theory appropriate to your identified problem?
  3. A brief history of the borrowed theory’s origins.
  4. A discussion of how the borrowed theory has been previously applied.
  5. A discussion of the application of the borrowed theory to the identified problem. How would your practice change by incorporating this theory?
  6. A discussion of how application of both the borrowed theory and the middle-range theory can be integrated to create the most appropriate solution to the identified problem.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

 

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

 

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Personal Perspective – Disparities And Determinants Of Health

Health disparities and the social determinants of health can be influenced by many factors, some obvious and some you may never have considered until now. What does health equity mean to you? What can be done to improve the health of vulnerable populations in your community, nationally, and even globally?

To prepare for this Application Assignment, review your Learning Resources and the Discussion posts from your classmates this week. Think about your community, and particularly the vulnerable populations and their health risks, as you answer the questions in this week’s application. Find at least two additional resources to add information to your application. One resource should be from a recent (last 5 years) peer-reviewed journal (from the Walden University Library). For suggestions to help with your search, visit the Library http://library.waldenu.edu/908.htm. The other additional resource should be from an online source with “.edu”, “.org”, or “.gov” in the web address to ensure you are accessing a reliable resource.

To complete this Application Assignment, write a 2- to 3-page paper that discusses how health equity and the social determinants of health, as described in this week’s Learning Resources, relate to a racial, ethnic, or geographic group of your choice. In your paper, answer the following questions:

  1. What does health equity mean to you? What is the impact of health equity from the perspective of a health care professional?
  2. What racial, ethnic, or geographic population are you basing this application on? What types of issues related to health equity are reported in the population you selected for this application?
  3. How does your definition of health equity and diversity relate to Walden’s mission of social justice?

Instruction:

Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources, as required.

Resources:

 

Resources for files below:

https://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dch/programs/healthycommunitiesprogram/tools/pdf/SDOH-workbook.pdf

https://class.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/USW1/201830_05/BS_HLST/HLTH_3115_WC/artifacts/USW1_HLTH_3115_Week2-WHO_Social_Determinants_health_exec_summary.pdf

Resources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2137064/

https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

normal sexual behavior in adults

Assignment 4

 

In this assignment you are being asked to address the following question: Freud’s view was that normal sexual behavior in adults could develop only if many aspects of the child’s “polymorphously perverse” sexual predispositions were repressed. First, explain this statement in at least ¾ page and use concrete examples. Be sure to define within what “polymorphously perverse” means. Second, provide some alternative theoretical perspective on how else the development of healthy adult sexuality can be explained.

 

Use at least 3 sources (not including anything from your textbook or the Personality Reader). Remember, sources are not the same thing as resources.

 

Sources are academically credible journal articles or primary source books (not textbooks).

 

Resources are things like textbooks, Wikipedia, web pages, and magazine and newspaper articles.  In this class, expect to use academically credible sources and to lose points when you use resources instead of sources.

 

Make your submission at least 2 ½   to 3 pages total (not including title page or reference page), typed, double spaced and in 12-point Times New Roman font. Include a title page and reference page, both in APA format (as the entire submission should be).

PICOT/Evidence Appraisal

To identify a problem or concern that nursing can change and develop a PICOT question to guide the change project.

Directions: Use the required form below to complete the Week 3 Assignment PICOT Evidence Worksheet. This includes filling in the table with information about your research question and your PICOT elements and the second part is filling in the Evidence Worksheet.

Step 1: Select the key PICO terms for searching the evidence. Clearly define your PICOT question. List each element P (problem, population, or problem), I (intervention), C (Comparison with other treatment/current practice), and O (Desired outcome), T (Time Frame).  Is the potential solution something for which you (as nurse or student) can find a solution through evidence research? Look in your book for guidelines to developing your PICOT question and also read the required articles.

Step 2: Identify the problem. What have you noticed in your work or school environment that isn’t achieving the desired patient or learning outcomes? What needs to change in nursing, what can you change with the support of evidence in the literature? Describe the problem or practice issue that you want to research. What is your practice area; clinical, education, or administration? (This is NOT where you will list your PICOT question)

Step 3: How was the practice issues identified? How did you come to know this was a problem in your clinical practice? Review the listed concerns and check all that apply.

Step 4: Identifies and documents four sources of evidence. What evidence must be gathered? What sources of reliable information will be helpful for your particular question? Describes rationale for all checked types of evidence

Step 5: What terms will you use in order to make sure that your search is wide enough to obtain required information but narrow enough to keep it focused?  How will you narrow your search if needed?

Need This Answer With 200 Words

Discuss how professional nursing organizations support the field of nursing and how they advocate for nursing practice. Explain the value professional nursing organizations have in advocacy and activism related to patient care.

References:

https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/grand-canyon-university/2018/dynamics-in-nursing_art-and-science-of-professional-practice_1e.php

 

Review the Nurse Practice Act of your home state. A copy of the Nurse Practice Act should be available on the website of your state’s board of nursing or nursing regulatory body.

URL:https://www.ncsbn.org/npa.htm ( Florida is my state)