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Assignment: Developing Organizational Policies and Practices
Competing needs arise within any organization as employees seek to meet their targets and leaders seek to meet company goals. As a leader, successful management of these goals requires establishing priorities and allocating resources accordingly.
Within a healthcare setting, the needs of the workforce, resources, and patients are often in conflict. Mandatory overtime, implementation of staffing ratios, use of unlicensed assisting personnel, and employer reductions of education benefits are examples of practices that might lead to conflicting needs in practice.
Leaders can contribute to both the problem and the solution through policies, action, and inaction. In this Assignment, you will further develop the white paper you began work on in Module 1 by addressing competing needs within your organization.
To Prepare:
· Review the national healthcare issue/stressor you examined in your Assignment for Module 1, and review the analysis of the healthcare issue/stressor you selected.
· Identify and review two evidence-based scholarly resources that focus on proposed policies/practices to apply to your selected healthcare issue/stressor.
· Reflect on the feedback you received from your colleagues on your Discussion post regarding competing needs.
The Assignment (4-5 pages):
Developing Organizational Policies and Practices
Add a section to the paper you submitted in Module 1. The new section should address the following:
· Identify and describe at least two competing needs impacting your selected healthcare issue/stressor.
· Describe a relevant policy or practice in your organization that may influence your selected healthcare issue/stressor.
· Critique the policy for ethical considerations, and explain the policy’s strengths and challenges in promoting ethics.
· Recommend one or more policy or practice changes designed to balance the competing needs of resources, workers, and patients, while addressing any ethical shortcomings of the existing policies. Be specific and provide examples.
· Cite evidence that informs the healthcare issue/stressor and/or the policies, and provide two scholarly resources in support of your policy or practice recommendations.
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Add a section to the paper you submitted in Module 1. In 4–5
pages, address the following:
·
Identify and describe at least two competing
needs impacting your selected healthcare issue/stressor.
23 (23
%) – 25 (25
%)
The response
accurately and clearly identifies at least two competing needs impacting the
healthcare issue/stressor selected.
20 (20
%) – 22 (22
%)
The response
identifies at least two competing needs impacting the healthcare
issue/stressor selected.
18 (18
%) – 19 (19
%)
The response
identifies at least two competing needs impacting the healthcare
issue/stressor selected that is vague or inaccurate.
0 (0
%) – 17 (17
%)
The response
describes at least two competing needs impacting the healthcare
issue/stressor selected that is vague and inaccurate, or is missing.
·
Describe a relevant policy or practice in your
organization that may influence your selected healthcare issue/stressor.
·
Critique the policy for ethical considerations
and explain the policys strengths and challenges in promoting ethics.
27 (27
%) – 30 (30
%)
The response
accurately and thoroughly describes in detail a relevant policy or practice
in an organization that may influence the healthcare issue/stressor selected.
The response accurately and thoroughly critiques in detail the policy for
ethical considerations and explains in detail the policys strengths and
challenges in promoting ethics.
24 (24
%) – 26 (26
%)
The response
accurately describes a relevant policy or practice in an organization that
may influence the healthcare issue/stressor selected.
The response accurately critiques the policy for ethical considerations and
explains the policys strengths and challenges in promoting ethics.
21 (21
%) – 23 (23
%)
The response
describes a relevant policy or practice in an organization that may influence
the healthcare issue/stressor selected that is vague or inaccurate.
The response critiques the policy for ethical considerations and explains the
policys strengths and challenges in promoting ethics that is vague or
inaccurate.
0 (0
%) – 20 (20
%)
The response
describes a relevant policy or practice in an organization that may influence
the healthcare issue/stressor selected that is vague and inaccurate, or is
missing.
The response critiques the policy for ethical considerations and explains the
policys strengths and challenges in promoting ethics that is vague and
inaccurate, or is missing.
·
Recommend one or more policy or practice changes
designed to balance the competing needs of resources, workers, and patients
while addressing any ethical shortcomings of the existing policies. Be
specific and provide examples.
·
Cite evidence that informs the healthcare
issue/stressor and/or the policies and provide two scholarly resources in
support of your policy or practice recommendations.
27 (27
%) – 30 (30
%)
The response provide
one or more accurate, clear, and thorough recommendations for policy or
practice changes designed to balance the competing needs of resources,
workers, and patients while addressing any ethical shortcomings of the
existing policies.
Specific and accurate examples are provided.
Accurate and detailed evidence is cited that informs the healthcare
issue/stressor selected and a specific synthesis of at least two outside
scholarly resources in full support of the policy or practice recommendations
is provided. The response integrates at least 2 outside resources and 2 or 3
course-specific resources that fully support the healthcare issue/stressor
selected.
24 (24
%) – 26 (26
%)
The response
provides one or more recommendations for policy or practice changes designed
to balance the competing needs of resources, workers, and patients while
addressing any ethical shortcomings of the existing policies.
Specific examples may be provided.
Evidence is cited that informs the healthcare issue/stressor selected and a
synthesis of at least one outside scholarly resource that may support the
policy or practice recommendations is provided. The response integrates at
least 1 outside resource and 2 or 3 course-specific resources that may
support the healthcare issue/stressor selected.
21 (21
%) – 23 (23
%)
The response
provides one or more recommendations for policy or practice changes designed
to balance the competing needs of resources, workers, and patients while
addressing any ethical shortcomings of the existing policies that is vague or
inaccurate.
Examples may be provided.
Vague or inaccurate evidence is cited from 2 or 3 resources that informs the
healthcare issue/stressor selected and may support the policy or practice
recommendations provided.
0 (0
%) – 20 (20
%)
The response
provides one or more recommendations for policy or practice changes designed
to balance the competing needs of resources, workers, and patients while
addressing any ethical shortcomings of the existing policies that is vague
and inaccurate, or is missing.
Examples are missing.
Vague and inaccurate evidence is cited that informs the healthcare
issue/stressor and may include at least 1 scholarly resource that vaguely and
inaccurately supports the policy practice recommendations is provided, or is
missing.
Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and
Organization:
Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed
ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are
carefully focused—neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance.
A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided
which delineates all required criteria.
5 (5
%) – 5 (5
%)
Paragraphs and
sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity.
A clear and comprehensive purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion is
provided which delineates all required criteria.
4 (4
%) – 4 (4
%)
Paragraphs and
sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80
% of
the time.
Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is stated, yet is
brief and not descriptive.
3.5 (3.5
%) – 3.5 (3.5
%)
Paragraphs and
sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 60
%–79
%
of the time.
Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is vague or off
topic.
0 (0
%) – 3 (3
%)
Paragraphs and
sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity < 60
%
of the time.
No purpose statement, introduction, or conclusion was provided.
Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards:
Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation
5 (5
%) – 5 (5
%)
Uses correct grammar,
spelling, and punctuation with no errors.
4 (4
%) – 4 (4
%)
Contains a few (1 or
2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
3.5 (3.5
%) – 3.5 (3.5
%)
Contains several (3
or 4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
0 (0
%) – 3 (3
%)
Contains many (? 5) grammar,
spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s
understanding.
Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct
APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins,
indentations, page numbers, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference
list.

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