Discussion: Powerful Impact Health Care Culture
Discussion: Powerful Impact Health Care Culture
The purpose of this assignment is to discuss health care culture and describe how CWV can be used to improve ethical practices. In a 1,000-1,250 word essay, discuss the important factors associated with health care culture. Include the following in your essay:
A definition of health care culture, including culture of excellence and safety.
Two or three examples of principles for building a culture of excellence and safety.
An explanation of the role of various stakeholders in improving health care culture.
An explanation of how Christian worldview (CWV) principles might be used by health care organizations to improve ethical practices, whether they are Christian or not.
Two or three examples of how the integration of faith learning and work at GCU can be implemented by individuals to improve health care culture.
This assignment requires a minimum of three scholarly sources.
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 must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.
Health Care Culture (Week 2 DQ 2)
Given that human errors should be considered as expected events, healthcare institutions are required to routinize processes aimed at the prevention of human error and limit the negative consequences associated with the error. One most common form of human error in the healthcare industry is medication error. In the United States, approximately 1.5 million patients are adversely affected by medication errors every year (Jones & Treiber, 2018). The provided case study demonstrates two nurses making medication errors, where one leads to adverse events whereas the other one does not.
In such a situation, both the two nurses should face similar consequences. A just culture is considered a value-based culture that promotes shared accountability, hence demands that the situation be dealt with similarly. However, before deciding on which kind of punishment to give, an investigator must be involved, to determine the cause of the medication error, whether it was due to the system, negligence or the nurses just failed to pay attention to following hospital protocols (Jones & Treiber, 2018). Once the cause of the problem has been identified, a corrective measure should follow based on the outcome. This helps promote a sense of accountability, helping the nurse to avoid such errors in the future.
Consequently, in a just culture, clinicians are required to share responsibility for promoting patient safety and the quality of care provided (Marx, 2019). As such, there should be no blame as to who caused the most damage, but rather, the nurses should both share the blame for making the medication error equally, and determine whether there were any system factors contributing to the error. However, if the nurse tends to undermine the hospital policy and frequently cause medication errors, then they should take responsibility for their action and suffer the necessary consequences.
Marx, D. (2019). Patient safety and the just culture. Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics, 46(2), 239-245.
Jones, J. H., & Treiber, L. A. (2018, July). Nurses’ rights of medication administration: Including authority with accountability and responsibility. In Nursing forum (Vol. 53, No. 3, pp. 299-303).