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RUA: We Can, But Dare We? Gui delines

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to investigate informatics in healthcare and to apply professional, ethical, and legal

principles to its appropriate use in healthcare technology.

Course outcomes: This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO 4: Investigate safeguards and decision‐making support tools embedded in patient care technologies and information

systems to support a safe practice environment for both patients and healthcare workers. (PO 4)

CO 6: Discuss the principles of data integrity, professional ethics, and legal requirements related to data security,

regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and client’s right to privacy. (PO 6)

CO 8: Discuss the value of best evidence as a driving force to institute change in the delivery of nursing care. (PO 8)

Due date: Your faculty member will inform you when this assignment is due. The Late Assignment Policy applies to

this assignment.

Requirements:

• Research, compose, and type a scholarly paper based on the scenario provided by your faculty, and choose a

conclusion scenario to discuss within the body of your paper. Reflect on lessons learned in this class about

technology, privacy concerns, and legal and ethical issues and address each of these concepts in the paper. Consider

the consequences of such a scenario. Do not limit your review of the literature to the nursing discipline only because

other health professionals are using the technology, and you may need to apply critical thinking skills to its

applications in this scenario.

• Use Microsoft Word and APA 7th edition formatting. Consult your copy of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, as well as the resources in Doc Sharing if you have questions (e.g., margin size, font type and size (point), use of third person, etc.). Take advantage of the writing service SmartThinking, which is accessed by clicking on the link called the Tutor Source, found under the Course Home area.

• The length of the paper should be four to five pages, excluding the title page and the reference page. Limit the

references to a few key sources (minimum of three required).

• The paper will contain an introduction that catches the attention of the reader, states the purpose of the paper, and

provides a narrative outline of what will follow (i.e., the assignment criteria).

• In the body of the paper, discuss the scenario in relation to HIPAA, legal, and other regulatory requirements that

apply to the scenario and the ending you chose. Demonstrate support from sources of evidence (references)

included as in‐text citations.

• Choose and identify one of the possible endings provided for the scenario, and construct your paper based on its

implications to the scenario. Make recommendations about what should have been done and what could be done to

correct or mitigate the problems caused by the scenario and the ending you chose. Demonstrate support from

sources of evidence (references) included as in‐text citations.

• Present the advantages and disadvantages of informatics relating to your scenario and describe professional and

ethical principles appropriate to your chosen ending. Use facts from supporting sources of evidence, which must be

included as in‐text citations.

• The paper’s conclusion should summarize what you learned and make reflections about them to your practice.

• Use the “Directions and Assignment Criteria” and “Grading Rubric” below to guide your writing and ensure that all

components are complete.

• Review the section on Academic Honesty found in the Chamberlain Course Policies. All work must be original (in

your own words). Papers will automatically be submitted to TurnItIn when submitted to the Dropbox.

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• Submit the completed paper to the “We Can But Dare We?” Dropbox by the end of Week 3. Please refer to the

Syllabus for due dates for this assignment. For online students, please post questions about this assignment to the

weekly Q & A Forums so that the entire class may view the answers.

Preparing the assignment

Background

Healthcare is readily embracing any technology to improve patient outcomes, streamline operations, and lower costs,

but we must also consider the impact of such technology on privacy and patient care.

Your faculty member will provide a scenario for you to address in your paper.

Choose an ending to the scenario, and construct your paper based on those reflections.

Choose one of the following outcomes:

1. A HIPAA violation occurs, and client data is exposed to the media.

2. A medication error has harmed a client.

3. A technology downtime that impacts patient care occurs, and an error is made.

4. A ransomware attack has occurred, and the organization must contemplate paying the ransom or lose access to

patient data.

Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment. Speak with your faculty member if you have questions.

Include the following sections:

a. Introduction – 40 points/ 17%

• Catches attention of the reader

• States purpose of the paper

• Provides a narrative outline of the paper (i.e., the assignment criteria)

b. HIPAA, Legal, and Regulatory Discussion – 40 points/ 17%

• Presents evidence from recent scholarly publications to address the impact of technology on nursing care

related to:

• Patient privacy and HIPAA standards

• Healthcare regulations

• Legal guidelines on appropriate use of technology

c. Scenario Ending and Recommendations – 50 points/ 21%

• Selects and presents one scenario ending as the focus of the assignment.

• Evaluates the actions taken by healthcare providers as the situation evolved.

• Recommends actions that could have been taken to mitigate the circumstances presented in the selected

scenario ending.

• Supports recommendations with evidence from recent scholarly publications.

d. Advantages and Disadvantages – 50 points/ 21%

• Presents evidence from recent scholarly publications to address the impact of technology on nursing care

related to:

• The advantages of appropriately using technology in healthcare

• Risks of technology use in healthcare

• Describes professional and ethical principles guiding the appropriate use of technology in healthcare.

e. Conclusion and Reflections – 30 points/ 12%

• Summarizes what new information was learned by completing this assignment.

• Reflects on how this new knowledge will impact future behavior as a healthcare professional.

f. Scholarly Writing and APA 7th edition Format – 30 points/ 12%

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• Paper submitted as a Microsoft Word document.

• Adheres to current APA formatting guidelines including proper use of:

• Title page

• Running head

• Page numbers

• Length is 4-5 pages, excluding title and reference pages.

• Includes at least three (3) references that are:

• From recent (within the last 5 years) scholarly sources

• Cited in text appropriately

• Included on an APA formatted reference page

• Scholarly writing reflects:

• Accurate spelling

• Correct use of professional grammar

• Logical organization of thoughts (mechanics)

For writing assistance (APA, formatting, or grammar), visit the APA Citation and Writing page in the online library.

Please note that your instructor may provide you with additional assessments in any form to determine that you fully

understand the concepts learned in the review module.

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Grading Rubric Criteria are met when the student’s application of knowledge demonstrates achievement of the outcomes for this assignment.

Assignment Section and

Required Criteria

(Points possible/ % of total points available)

Introduction

(40 points/ 17%)

Required criteria

• Catches attention of the reader.

• States purpose of the paper.

• Provides a narrative outline of the paper (i.e.,

the assignment criteria).

HIPAA, Legal, and Regulatory Discussion

(40 points/ 17%)

Required criteria

Presents evidence from recent scholarly publications

to address the impact of technology on nursing care

related to:

• Patient privacy and HIPAA standards

• Healthcare regulations

• Legal guidelines on appropriate use of

technology

Scenario Ending and Recommendations

(50 points/ 21%)

Required criteria

• Selects and presents one scenario ending as the

focus of the assignment.

• Evaluates the actions taken by healthcare

providers as the situation evolved.

• Recommends actions that could have been

taken to mitigate the circumstances presented

in the selected scenario ending.

Highest Level of

Performance

40 points

Meets all

requirements for

section.

40 points

Meets all

requirements for

section.

50 points

Meets all

requirements for

section.

High Level of

Performance

36 points

Includes no fewer

than 2 requirements

for section.

36 points

Includes no fewer

than 2 requirements

for section.

46 points

Includes no fewer

than 3 requirements

for section.

Satisfactory Level

of Performance

32 points

Includes no less than

1 requirement for

section.

32 points

Includes no fewer

than 1 requirement

for section.

42 points

Includes 1-2

requirements for

section.

Unsatisfactory

Level of

Performance

15 points

Present, yet includes

no required criteria.

15 points

Present, yet includes

no required criteria.

19 points

Section present yet

includes no required

criteria.

Section not

present in paper

0 points

No requirements for

this section

presented.

0 points

No requirements for

this section

presented.

0 points

No requirements for

this section

presented.

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Assignment Section and Highest Level of High Level of Satisfactory Level Unsatisfactory Section not

Required Criteria Performance Performance of Performance Level of present in paper

(Points possible/ % of total points available) Performance

• Supports recommendations with evidence from

recent scholarly publications.

Advantages and Disadvantages

(50 points/ 21%)

Required criteria

• Presents evidence from recent scholarly

publications to address the impact of

technology on nursing care.

• Evidence includes the advantages of

appropriately using technology in healthcare.

• Evidence includes risks of inappropriately using

50 points

Meets all requirements for section.

42 points

Includes no fewer

than 3 requirements

for section.

19 points

Includes 1-2

requirements for

section.

0 points

No requirements for

this section

presented.

technology in healthcare.

• Describes professional and ethical principles

guiding the appropriate use of technology in

healthcare.

Conclusion and Reflections

(30 points/ 12%)

Required criteria

• Summarizes new information learned by

completing this assignment.

30 points

Meets all requirements for section.

15 points

Includes 1 requirement for section.

0 points

No requirements for

this section

presented.

• Reflects on how this new knowledge will impact

future behavior as a healthcare professional.

Scholarly Writing and APA Format

(30 points/ 12%)

Required criteria

• Paper submitted as a Microsoft Word

30 points

Meets all

requirements for

9 points

Includes no fewer

than 4 fully met

8 points

Includes no fewer

than 3 fully met

4 points

Includes 1-2

requirements fully

0 points

No requirements for

this section

document.

• Adheres to current APA formatting guidelines

including proper use of:

section.

requirements for

section.

requirements for

section.

met requirements for

section.

presented.

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Assignment Section and Highest Level of High Level of Satisfactory Level Unsatisfactory Section not

Required Criteria Performance Performance of Performance Level of present in paper

(Points possible/ % of total points available) Performance

o Title page

o Running head

o Page numbers

• Length is 4-5 pages, excluding title and

reference pages.

• Includes at least three (3) references that are:

o From recent (within the last 5 years)

scholarly sources

o Cited in text appropriately

o Included on an APA formatted reference

page

• Scholarly writing reflects:

o Accurate spelling

o Correct use of professional grammar

o Logical organization of thoughts