Write a 4-6 page analysis of a current problem or issue in health care, including a proposed solution and possible ethical implications.
INTRODUCTION In your health care career, you will be confronted with many problems that demand a solution. By using research skills, you can learn what others are doing and saying about similar problems. Then, you can analyze the problem and the people and systems it affects. You can also examine potential solutions and their ramifications. This assessment allows you to practice this approach with a real-world problem.
INSTRUCTIONS Note: The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. At a minimum, be sure to address each point. In addition, you are encouraged to review the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed.
1.Describe the health care problem or issue you selected for use in Assessment 2 and provide details about it.
Medication Errors
Explore your chosen topic. For this, you should use the first four steps of the Socratic Problem-Solving Approach to aid your critical thinking. This approach was introduced in Assessment 2.
Identify possible causes for the problem or issue.
Socratic Problem-Solving Approach
The Socratic Method is a teaching style in which teachers ask students questions designed to stimulate more complete thinking and deeper insight. It also relates to the steps of performing scientific research. When the Socratic approach is applied, students are prompted to look more closely at your ideas, question your assumptions and accepted premises, and view your choices through a rigorous lens.
APPLY THE SOCRATIC APPROACH
Applying the Socratic approach to problem solving helps you identify gaps and improve your thinking when writing papers or completing projects. The questions may be used to spark new insights when responding to discussion topics and posts.
Identify the elements of the problem, issue, or question
Analyze, define, and frame the problem, issue, or question
Consider solutions, responses, or answers
Choose a solution, response, or answer
Implement your choice
Evaluate the results
2.Use scholarly information to describe and explain the health care problem or issue and identify possible causes for it.
Identify at least three scholarly or academic peer-reviewed journal articles about the topic.
You may find the How Do I Find Peer-Reviewed Articles? library guide helpful in locating appropriate references.
You may use articles you found while working on Assessment 2 or you may search the Capella library for other articles.
You may find the applicable Undergraduate Library Research Guide helpful in your search.
oReview the Think Critically About Source Quality to help you complete the following:
Assess the credibility of the information sources.
Assess the relevance of the information sources.
3.Analyze the health care problem or issue.
oDescribe the setting or context for the problem or issue.
oDescribe why the problem or issue is important to you.
oIdentify groups of people affected by the problem or issue.
oProvide examples that support your analysis of the problem or issue.
4.Discuss potential solutions for the health care problem or issue.
oDescribe what would be required to implement a solution.
oDescribe potential consequences of ignoring the problem or issue.
oProvide the pros and cons for one of the solutions you are proposing.
5.Explain the ethical principles (Beneficence, Nonmaleficence, Autonomy, and Justice) if potential solution was implemented.
oDescribe what would be necessary to implement the proposed solution.
oExplain the ethical principles that need to be considered (Beneficence, Nonmaleficence, Autonomy, and Justice) if the potential solution was implemented.
oProvide examples from the literature to support the points you are making.