Journal Assignment Week 9

Journal Assignment Week 9

Journal Assignment—Part 1

In a minimum of 550 words, answer the questions below in APA format and apply the required references as noted below.

After reviewing the Practicum Weekly Resources, record responses to the following in your Journal:

1)       What are three things you can take away from the NIH course that will inform you in the future?

2)       After reviewing the information on the Walden website, what are three items, documents, or sites that will be useful to you in your Practicum (NURS 6600)? See Attached pdf files titled:          IRB Application, Research Ethics Planning Worksheet, Request for a Change in Procedures Form, Adverse Event Reporting Form, and Institutional Approver Request Form (for researchers collecting non-participant pool data from Walden community)

Journal Assignment—Part 2

Note: Each week, you are responsible for locating a scholarly journal article in the Walden Library related to your area(s) of interest. Include in your Journal the reference in proper APA format, and provide a brief summary of the article. (see attached pdf file) and citation below

Kurec, A. (2017). Proper patient preparation, specimen collection, and sample handling are critical to quality care. MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer, 49(1), 22-24

Journal Assignment—Part 3

Practicum Onsite Visits

Summarize the key activities of your visits to your Practicum site (as appropriate), including with whom you met, what you did, and what you gained from the experience.

This week I continued to work on my flowchart. My preceptor and I also went over a project she did on specimen collection and adverse medical event. Her research question is as followed: “Is there a difference in the number of mislabeled specimens and collection and collection turnaround times for specimens collected utilizing the Mobilab specimen collection process versus using the previous labeling system consisting of chart labels and paper requisitions among inpatient and specialty units?”

Nursing Theory, minimun of 250 worlds each in apa style


You as the advanced practice nurse are working in a community mental health center. Your next patient is Mrs. Richards,  a 39 year-old Caucasian female, presenting to the clinic with depression and complaints of anxiety and fatigue. During the initial interview, it is revealed that her husband and two children were killed in a traffic accident 8 months ago. Based on your knowledge of the self-transcendence theory, discusstwo specific measures and/or  interventions that you can implement for this patient to help facilitate self-transcendence. Also, list one scholarly, practice-based resource (article and/or clinical guideline) that supports the use of  this theory in clinical practice.

*As a reminder, all questions must be answered to receive full credit for this discussion. please include your name in the title bar of the discussion. Also, make sure to use scholarly sources to support your discussion.**

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Death is when life ends. But what constitutes the end of a person’s life? Well the bible speaks of several types of death. Two of those are physical death and spiritual death, and many times they are connected. Physical death is when our mortal bodies cease to all bodily functions, no heartbeat, no brain function and all reflexes are absent. Spiritual death is when our spirits are separated from the life-giving presence of God’s Holy Spirit.  Adam and Eve experience both when they disobeyed God. They first had Spiritual death and then they began to die physically.

I am a Medical Surgical Nurse at Health Central Hospital (Orlando Health System), I have been there for three years and fortunately for me, I have never witnessed death at work. I see death as something that is inevitable, and I personally am not afraid of dying, but I have never been ill or have any chronic conditions, maybe my view would be different if I had, diabetes, hypertension, depression, ESRD or CAD.  Till now I have managed to stay “healthy”. One of my favorite bible verses is (Philippians 1:21) For me, to live is Christ and to die is gain (NIV).  I am sure that when I die I will go to heaven. 

Now, I have never witness death at work, but I have at home. A few years ago on Memorial Day my husband, children (3) and I went to Wekiva Springs for a family outing we had a great day of canoeing, kayaking, swimming and played volleyball, my husband’s favorite sport, it was toward the end of the day and we were unwinding a bit, or so I thought.  While playing volleyball suddenly my husband collapsed, became motionless and quickly started turning blue, no response, I started CPR on him right away with the help of a park ranger and someone called 911, but by the time the ambulance and fire department got there my husband’s breathing and pulse had completely ceased. When we got to the ER, the doctor informed me that he died in the ambulance.  He was a very young and healthy man, he was a Firefighter and an officer in the Navy, he was fit, he ate healthy and ran five miles daily!  That was a very traumatic experience for all of us, not only because it was so unexpected, he was “healthy”.  The cause of death was a Myocardial infection. I was traumatized for a very long time and blame myself for not saving him, so the grieving process took a long time. To make my grieving process even worse my mother passed away ten months after my husband of pancreatic cancer, I was also with her at the time of her death.

 I think that when it comes to losing loved ones, friends and even patients, it never gets easy, everyone deals with death differently, everyone griefs differently. In my case I think I went into survival mode right away after my husband die. I matured, I became closer to God and have accepted death as a very natural thing that will happen to all of us at some point.  Meanwhile, I will embrace life and will encourage my patients to do the same live life to the fullest, we want the dying person to die happy.


Week 3 question

Final Project Outline/Annotated Bibliography

Before you begin, review the possible topics and requirements for your Final Project in Week Five. There are four topics that you may choose from and they are listed at the beginning of the Final Project prompt. Submit the following to your instructor for review:

1. Identify the topic of your Final Project

  • Describe the issue, why it was selected, the perspective of approach, and the scope of the paper.

2. Provide an outline of your project

  • The outline should include a heading for each section of the Research Paper/PowerPoint Presentation (including one for the thesis and the conclusion) as well as heading descriptions. Subheadings should also be used with a description of each subheading. These should demonstrate that you have done significant research, evaluation, and critical thinking on the issues involved and should illustrate the strategies you would incorporate and implement for the scenario you are creating.

3. Create an annotated bibliography

  • The annotated bibliography should contain at least five scholarly sources that you intend to use in your project. Each listing must include a paraphrased narrative of the actual research study presented in the article and the studies used should represent the most current research related to the topic area.

Your outline and annotated bibliography must adhere to proper APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. You may also find samples of each in the Ashford Writing Center, which is located under Learning Resources in the left-hand navigation panel of your classroom. Your assignment should be four to six pages as follows:

  • Title Page (one page)
  • Outline (two to three pages)
  • Annotated Bibliography (one to two pagesselect one of the following topics and conduct scholarly and professional research while integrating the courseâs learning outcomes to address a selected topic:
    • Research specific leadership and management traits and theories necessary for managing a multidisciplinary and multicultural health care organization to promote organizational effectiveness.
    • Present how strategic planning, performance improvement, and information systems are interrelated and fundamental to the delivery of quality health care.
    • Examine the financial characteristics of health care delivery along with managing costs, revenues, and human resources.
    • Analyze ethical and legal concepts, including specific federal regulations, required of health care organizations to ensure the delivery of high quality health care that protects patient safety.