Healthcare delivery and nursing practice

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SUBDOMAIN 711.1 USING INFORMATION GATHERING TO IMPROVE NURSING PRACTICE
SUBDOMAIN 711.2 NURSING & OTHER RELEVANT THEORIES
Competency 711.1.1: Internet Searches The graduate can conduct Internet and database searches and critique and evaluate articles/materials acquired from these searches.
Competency 711.1.2: Incorporate Data Into Practice The graduate can use articles/materials acquired from Internet and database searches to improve nursing practice.
Competency 711.2.2: Relevant Theories The graduate can critique, evaluate, and utilize relevant theories from non-nursing disciplines.
Objectives:
711.1.1-04: Use a specified online search engine to research a given topic.
711.1.1-06: Use a specified healthcare or nursing database to research a given topic.
711.1.2-07: Summarize Internet or database search strategies used to address a given topic.
711.2.2-09: Relate specified theories from other disciplines to nursing practice and healthcare delivery.
Given:
The ability to acquire accurate and timely information enhances nursing practice and patient outcomes. Search engines and healthcare/nursing databases operate in different ways, and it is necessary for healthcare professionals to understand how to access and efficiently use both public and professional resources. Because today the general public has greater access to electronic health information, healthcare professionals must be aware of the information their patients are accessing and be proficient at identifying credible sources.
It is also important for healthcare professionals to know how to use professional databases. Nursing practice needs to be based on evidence, and access to healthcare databases assists nurses in identifying best practices. The use of theories from other disciplines also expands the breadth and depth of knowledge available to guide healthcare delivery and nursing practice.
For this task:
A. Use the Google search engine to find one credible article on Ludwig von Bertalanffy s systems theory and one credible article on Everett Rogers s diffusion of innovation theory.
B. Use the CINAHL online database to find one credible article on Ludwig von Bertalanffy s systems theory and one credible article on Everett Rogers s diffusion of innovation theory.
Note: See the  Web Searching Tips Web link below for help in searching for articles.
Task:
Using the articles found in parts A and B, write an essay (suggested length of 3 4
pages) relating systems and diffusion of innovation theories to healthcare delivery and nursing practice. In your essay, be sure to do the following:
C. Discuss the relationship between Bertalanffy s systems theory and healthcare delivery in the U.S.
D. Discuss the relationship between Rogers s diffusion of innovation theory and the change process within healthcare delivery in the U.S.
E. Discuss the relationship between Bertalanffy s systems theory and current nursing practice.
F. Discuss the relationship between Rogers s diffusion of innovation theory and current nursing practice.
G. Summarize the search strategies you used to acquire information on the specified theories.
H. Include an annotated reference list of the four online resources you found in parts A and B.
Note: An annotated list is a list to which you add (in your own words) other relevant information and comments about the book or article for future reference. For this assignment, your annotations should include Author, Title, Publication date, date retrieved, and URL in APA format plus a summary of the article, an assessment of the article, and your reflection of the value of the article. See the Web links below for more information on annotated reference lists.
I. Include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
Note: To expedite the grading process, if you choose to submit the work as an attachment, please save the word processing file as an *.rtf (Rich Text File).
Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the attached Rubric Terms.
Note: When using outside sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper or project.
Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout Web link below