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Ctitical discussion essay

Ctitical discussion essay Assessment 2: Essay Weighting: 60% Word count: 2500 words Due Date: Friday October 16th Submission details: Refer to Submission Requirements (p.10) Marking Criteria and Standards: Please see page 19 Aim of Assessment This assessment item provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their achievement of the learning outcomes listed below. Specifically students are required to demonstrate a capacity to identify and critically discuss workplace systems, processes and/or infrastructure initiatives that have been developed and implemented to effectively improve quality and safety in healthcare. On successful completion of this assessment task students will be able to: No. LEARNING OUTCOME 6. Demonstrate and apply knowledge in understanding and improving organisational systems and processes 7. Use appropriate quality tools, techniques and strategies to improve quality and safety 8. Apply leadership, professional communication and interpersonal skills working in partnership with patients, families and carers towards patient safety and quality 9. Implement and monitor legal and regulatory requirements associated with safety and quality Details Identify and critically discuss systems, processes and/or infrastructure improvements in the workplace that have been developed and implemented to improve healthcare quality and safety, and evaluate their effectiveness. This task requires students to: 1. Identify, and provide an evidence-based overview of: a system, process or infrastructure improvement implemented recently in the workplace or in the healthcare system. To address this task students may choose to focus on item a) listed below or chose from initiatives listed under item b). a. Select a quality improvement initiative that has been introduced in your workplace, or elsewhere in the healthcare system and that has interested you. OR b. Select one of the following quality initiatives that have been implemented to improve quality and safety in the Australian healthcare system. These initiatives are described in Module 4 of the 400777 Learning Modules. • Quality improvement initiative at a ward or unit level o Improving nursing handover OR • Quality improvement initiative at a facility level o Hospital-wide falls prevention program OR ©School of Nursing and Midwifery Page 8 of 21 University of Western Sydney 400777 – Leadership for Quality Effectiveness & Safety in Health Care Learning Guide – Spring 2015 • Quality improvement initiative at a system level o National Inpatient Medication Chart 2. Show how leadership, professional communication and interpersonal skills have been used when working in partnership with patients, families and carers to promote the achievement of patient safety and quality through the selected improvement initiative. 3. State how legal and regulatory requirements associated with the safety and quality improvement have been implemented and monitored. 4. Adequately and appropriately define and describe all major terms, including ‘systems,’ ‘quality processes’, ‘infrastructure improvements’ and ‘effectiveness’. 5. Identify the criteria used to evaluate effectiveness of the improvement initiative in relation to quality and safety outcomes. The standards and criteria to be used for marking this assessment can be found on page 19 of this Learning Guide Please Note: • Carefully read and understand the essay topic, • Review the student directions above and the Essay Marking Criteria provided to assist you in the construction of your essay. • The work is to be structured as a formal essay, with a relevant introduction, body, and conclusion. • No headings or subheadings are to be used. • The essay is to be scholarly, and evidence-based. • The essay must be written in the third person with formal language used throughout. Use of informal language including personal pronouns eg. I, me, we, us, you, must be avoided. • Adequately and appropriately use at least ten (10) recently published, peer reviewed, academic, research /evidence-based journal articles, (preferably from quality & safety, nursing management and leadership publications) to adequately support critical analysis, discussion and evaluation.]]>

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