Competing needs arise within any organization as employees seek to meet their targets and leaders seek to meet company goals. As a leader, successful management of these goals requires establishing priorities and allocating resources accordingly.

Within a healthcare setting, the needs of the workforce, resources, and patients are often in conflict. Mandatory overtime, implementation of staffing ratios, use of unlicensed assisting personnel, and employer reductions of education benefits are examples of practices that might lead to conflicting needs in practice.

Leaders can contribute to both the problem and the solution through policies, action, and inaction. In this Assignment, you will further develop the white paper you began work on in Module 1 by addressing competing needs within your organization.

RESOURCES

Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.

Click the weekly resources link to access the resources.

WEEKLY RESOURCES

· American Nurses Association. (2015).  Code of ethics for nurses with interpretive statements Links to an external site. . Silver Spring, MD: Author. Retrieved from

https://www.nursingworld.org/coe-view-only

Note: Review all, with special attention to “Provision 6” (pp. 23–26).

· Kelly, P., & Porr, C. (2018).  Ethical nursing care versus cost containment: Considerations to enhance RN practice Links to an external site. . OJIN: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 23(1), Manuscript 6. doi:10.3912/OJIN.Vol23No01Man06. Retrieved from

http://ojin.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol-23-2018/No1-Jan-2018/Ethical-Nursing-Cost-Containment.html  

· Milliken, A. (2018).  Ethical awareness: What it is and why it matters Links to an external site. . OJIN: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 23(1), Manuscript 1. doi:10.3912/OJIN.Vol23No01Man01. Retrieved from

http://ojin.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol-23-2018/No1-Jan-2018/Ethical-Awareness.html

To Prepare:

Review the national healthcare issue/stressor you examined in your Assignment for Module 1, and review the analysis of the healthcare issue/stressor you selected.

Identify and review two evidence-based scholarly resources that focus on proposed policies/practices to apply to your selected healthcare issue/stressor.

Reflect on the feedback you received from your colleagues on your Discussion post regarding competing needs.

The Assignment (1-2 pages):

Developing Organizational Policies and Practices

Add a section to the 2-3 page paper you submitted in Module 1. The new section should address the following in 1-2 pages:

Identify and describe at least two competing needs impacting your selected healthcare issue/stressor.

Describe a relevant policy or practice in your organization that may influence your selected healthcare issue/stressor.

Critique the policy for ethical considerations, and explain the policy’s strengths and challenges in promoting ethics.

Recommend one or more policy or practice changes designed to balance the competing needs of resources, workers, and patients, while addressing any ethical shortcomings of the existing policies. Be specific and provide examples.

Cite evidence that informs the healthcare issue/stressor and/or the policies, and provide two scholarly resources in support of your policy or practice recommendations.

Due to the nature of this assignment, your instructor may require more than 7 days to provide you with quality feedback.

BY DAY 7 OF WEEK 3

Submit your revised paper.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

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Next, click on Upload File and select Submit Assignment for review.

Rubric

NURS_6053_Module02_Week03_Assignment_Rubric

NURS_6053_Module02_Week03_Assignment_Rubric
CriteriaRatingsPts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAdd a section to the 2-3 page paper you submitted in Module 1. For this assignment, in 1-2 pages, address the following: · Identify and describe at least two competing needs impacting your selected healthcare issue/stressor.25 to >22.0 ptsExcellentThe response accurately and thoroughly identifies and describes at least two competing needs impacting the healthcare issue/stressor selected.22 to >19.0 ptsGoodThe response identifies and describes at least two competing needs impacting the healthcare issue/stressor selected.19 to >17.0 ptsFairThe response vaguely or inaccurately identifies and describes two competing needs impacting the healthcare issue/stressor selected.17 to >0 ptsPoorThe response vaguely or inaccurately identifies and describes one competing need impacting the healthcare issue/stressor selected or response is missing.25 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome· Describe a relevant policy or practice in your organization that may influence your selected healthcare issue/stressor. · Critique the policy for ethical considerations and explain the policy’s strengths and challenges in promoting ethics.30 to >26.0 ptsExcellentThe response accurately and thoroughly describes a relevant policy or practice in the organization that may influence the healthcare issue/stressor selected. …The response accurately and thoroughly critiques the policy for ethical considerations and explains in detail the policy’s strengths and challenges in promoting ethics.26 to >23.0 ptsGoodThe response accurately describes a relevant policy or practice in the organization that may influence the healthcare issue/stressor selected. …The response accurately critiques the policy for ethical considerations and explains the policy’s strengths and challenges in promoting ethics.23 to >20.0 ptsFairThe response is vague or inaccurate in describing a relevant policy or practice in the organization that may influence the healthcare issue/stressor selected. …The response vaguely or inaccurately critiques the policy for ethical considerations and explains the policy’s strengths and challenges in promoting ethics.20 to >0 ptsPoorThe response is vague and inaccurate in describing a relevant policy or practice in an organization that may influence the healthcare issue/stressor selected or response is missing. …The response vaguely and inaccurately critiques the policy for ethical considerations and vaguely and inaccurately explains the policy’s strengths and challenges in promoting ethics or response is missing.30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome· Recommend one or more policy or practice changes designed to balance the competing needs of resources, workers, and patients while addressing any ethical shortcomings of the existing policies. Be specific and provide examples.25 to >22.0 ptsExcellentThe response provides one or more accurate, clear, and thorough recommendations for policy or practice changes designed to balance the competing needs of resources, workers, and patients while addressing any ethical shortcomings of the existing policies. …Specific and accurate examples are provided.22 to >19.0 ptsGoodThe response provides one or more recommendations for policy or practice changes designed to balance the competing needs of resources, workers, and patients while addressing any ethical shortcomings of the existing policies. …Specific examples are provided.19 to >17.0 ptsFairThe response vaguely or inaccurately provides one recommendation for policy or practice changes designed to balance the competing needs of resources, workers, and patients while addressing any ethical shortcomings of the existing policies. …One example is provided.17 to >0 ptsPoorThe response vaguely and inaccurately provides one recommendation for policy or practice changes designed to balance the competing needs of resources, workers, and patients; response vaguely addresses any ethical shortcomings of the existing policies or response is missing. …Examples are missing.25 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResource Synthesis5 to >4.0 ptsExcellentUsing proper in-text citations, the response fully integrates at least 2 outside resources and 2 or 3 course-specific resources.4 to >3.0 ptsGoodUsing proper in-text citations, the response fully integrates at least 2 outside resources and 1 course-specific resource.3 to >2.0 ptsFairUsing proper in-text citations, the response minimally integrates outside and course-specific resources.2 to >0 ptsPoorThe response does not integrate outside and course-specific resources or no in-text citations are used.5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting—Paragraph Development and Organization:Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused—neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided, which delineates all required criteria.5 to >4.0 ptsExcellentParagraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity. …A clear and comprehensive purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion are provided, which delineates all required criteria.4 to >3.0 ptsGoodParagraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80% of the time. …Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment are stated but are brief and not descriptive.3 to >2.0 ptsFairParagraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 60–79% of the time. …Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is vague or off topic.2 to >0 ptsPoorParagraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity less than 60% of the time. …No purpose statement, introduction, or conclusion is provided.5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting—English Writing Standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation.5 to >4.0 ptsExcellentUses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.4 to >3.0 ptsGoodContains a few (one or two) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.3 to >2.0 ptsFairContains several (three or four) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.2 to >0 ptsPoorContains many (five or more) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding.5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting: The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.5 to >4.0 ptsExcellentUses correct APA format with no errors.4 to >3.0 ptsGoodContains a few (one or two) APA format errors.3 to >2.0 ptsFairContains several (three or four) APA format errors.2 to >0 ptsPoorContains many (five or more) APA format errors.5 pts
Total Points: 100