Analysis of Position Papers for Vulnerable Populations
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Explain a position with regard to health outcomes for a specific issue in a target population.
· What is the specific health care issue that you are addressing?
· What is the population affected by your chosen issue?
· Why is this population relevant or important with regard to the issue?
· What are the current states of care and health outcomes related to your chosen issue and target population?
· What is your position on how to improve the care and outcomes related to your chosen issue and target population?
· Why is it important to act on the position you are presenting?
Explain the role of the interprofessional team in facilitating improvements for a specific issue in a target population.
· What interprofessional roles will be needed to facilitate the improvements that your position presents?
· How will an interprofessional approach better facilitate improvements for your chosen issue and target population?
· Why is it important that your position and facilitation take an interprofessional team approach?
Evaluate the evidence and positions of others that could support a team’s approach to improving the quality and outcomes of care for a specific issue in a target population.
· What other evidence and position papers have you found that discuss the need for improvements for your chosen issue or target population?
· How do specific pieces of evidence or position papers support your position?
· How do specific pieces of evidence or position papers act as guides for developing your position and implementation plans?
· To what degree are specific pieces of evidence or positions applicable to your position?
Evaluate the evidence and positions of others that are contrary to a team’s approach to improving the quality and outcomes of care for a specific issue in a target population.
· What other evidence and position papers have you found that are either contrary to your position or express a view that your chosen issue or target population do not need improvements to care or outcomes?
· How do specific pieces of evidence or positions present contrary points of view?
· To what degree are specific pieces of evidence or positions related to your position?
· How would you respond to contrary viewpoints in an effort to illustrate the validity of your position or to build buy-in?
Communicate an initial viewpoint regarding a specific issue in a target population and a synthesis of existing positions in a logically structured and concise manner, writing content clearly with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
· Have you effectively communicated your initial position?
· Is your writing clear and professional?
· Is your writing free from errors?
· Is your submission 3–5 pages (not including the title page and reference list)?
Integrate relevant sources to support assertions, correctly formatting citations and references using current APA style.
· Did you use 3–5 sources of scholarly or professional evidence that supports your initial position on the issue, as well as 2–3 sources of scholarly or professional evidence that express contrary views or opinions in your assessment?
· Are the sources you used no more than five years old?
· Are your sources cited in APA format?
· Have you included an attached reference list?
· Did you use the APA Style Paper Template for formatting to include running head and title page?
· No abstract is needed for this assessment.