Nursing Population Health Case Study Paper

Case: Correctional Health (Adapted from http://library.umassmed.edu/ebpph/casesolutions_rev.pdf)

You are the recently-hired health administrator at a correctional facility / prison in New York State. Inmate suicide is a huge problem in your institution. You have been called in to collaborate with the counseling and guard representatives on a plan to prevent inmate suicides while reducing the costs associated with suicide watches.

Using evidence based resources and chapters two and five of your text: Curley, A. L. C., (2019). Population-Based Nursing (3rd Ed.), use the following steps in developing a plan (see beloow):

· Identify the geographic population targeted

· Using “PICO” (Population Studied, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome), develop a plan to reduce inmate suicide while reducing the costs associated with suicide watches.

· Based on your PICO plan, develop an appropriate research question based on what you would like to explore and achieve with your interventions.

· Discuss the community engagement of at least one public and/or private partner who may be beneficial in improving the situation. How could they contribute?

· Identify a model (i.e. the Advancing Research and Clinical Practice through Close Collaboration [ARCC], the Chronic Care Model [CCM], the Johns Hopkins Nursing Model, the Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Quality of Care, etc.) that you believe will facilitate the implementation of your PICO plan. Give a rational why you believe it is the best model.

Develop an APA formatted 750-1000 word paper based on your findings and formulation of a plan.

Include a minimum of four (4) evidence-based references besides your texts.

Make sure to use APA citations AND avoid plagiarism.

You will find the grading rubric for this assignment when you click on the “Population Health Case Study” link above or opening the “Assignment Rubric” folder!

Population Health Case Study Assignment Rubric

Superior Good Limited Severely Limited
Develops a 750-1000 word APA formatted paper with a plan to improve the issue at stake that meets the assignment criteria. 25 (25%) Able to develop a paper that is a focused response to the assignment criteria. Demonstrates interrelationship between all parts of the assignment. 20 (20%) Responds to the criteria related to the assignment but some areas are weak or contain limited information. Demonstrates some connection between parts of the assignment. 10 (10%) Responds to the criteria very superficially. Demonstrates no interrelationship between parts of the assignment. 5 (5%) Little or no ability to address the assignment; unable to link thoughts between paragraphs.
Demonstrates understanding of the problem(s) presented and the population affected. Uses “PICO” to develop an appropriate plan to improve the issue(s) at stake. Develops a research question based on the formulated PICO plan. Identifies contributing partner(s). Gives rational for choosing a model to facilitate implementation. 35 (35%) Demonstrates superior understanding of the problem(s) presented and the population affected. Uses PICO effectively to develop a superior plan to improve the issue(s) at stake. Develops an appropriate research question based on the formulated PICO plan. Identifies at least one contributing partner. Gives rational for choosing a model to facilitate implementation. 30 (30%) Demonstrates adequate understanding of the problem(s) presented and the population affected. Uses PICO to develop an appropriate plan to improve the issue(s) at stake. Develops an adequate research question with some of the PICO findings. Identifies one contributing partner. Gives rational for a model chosen to facilitate implementation 25 (25%) Indicates some understanding of the problem(s) presented and the population affected. Develops a plan using parts of PICO in an attempt to improve the issue(s) at stake. Incorrect formulation of the research question. Identifies one contributing partner. Chooses a model to facilitate implementation, but without a rational. 10 (10%) Demonstrates little or no understanding of the problem(s) presented and the population affected. Develops an incomplete plan to improve the issue(s) at stake. No contributing partner identified and no model chosen to implement the plan.
Incorporates at least four evidence-based references other than course text. 25 (25%) Able to select and integrate relevant references smoothly into paper and identify as well as cites references consistently and in appropriate APA format. Utilizes four or more evidence-based references. 20 (20%) Able to select and integrate relevant references into paper. Identifies and cites references consistently and in appropriate APA format, perhaps awkwardly at times. Utilizes at least three evidence-based references. 15 (15%) Limited ability to select and integrate relevant references into paper. Inconsistently or incorrectly sites references. Utilizes at least two evidence-based references. 5 (5%) Little or no ability to utilize and/or integrate outside resources or to make distinction between the resources and own ideas. Does not cite references within the assignment. Utilizes less than two evidence-based references.
Writes in clear college level prose. Utilizes APA formatting appropriately. 15 (15%) Able to achieve enhanced clarity through elaboration, detail, vocabulary use, or sentence complexity and variety. Correct spelling and grammar used. APA formatting is utilized appropriately. 10 (10%) Able to write clearly throughout the paper. Sentences may contain occasional errors but the errors rarely impede comprehension. APA formatting is utilized appropriately with some minor errors.