26 August 2015

Social worker with msw
Graduate Social Work Department

Community Assessment – SWG 555: Summer 2014

Choose a community with which you are familiar (e.g. residential neighborhood, school community, community of identification). Discuss and critically analyze the following:


I. Introduction to community

a. Argument for why this group constitutes a community

II. Assessment of community characteristics

a. Demographics – who, what, where, when

b. Function – what function does the community serve and how does it do this?

c. After assessing the functioning of the community, discuss issue(s) /challenge(s) this community has. (Note: It is best if you focus on one specific issue/challenge for this assignment.)

III. Analysis of community social processes

a. Community Assets
b. Empowerment
c. Social Networks
d. Social Control & Norms

IV. Recommendations for how this community’s functioning could be strengthened and how you, as a macro-level social worker, might help affect these changes

The paper should be approximately 8 pages, double-spaced, with at least 6 course or scholarly references in APA style. Web info does not consider scholarly reference except those from government official websites or scholastic associations, i.e, APA, American Pediatric Associations.

WRITING HINTS:
• Avoid the 1st person – you are doing an assessment, not a personal reflection
• When you introduce a theoretical concept (e.g. empowerment) be sure to explain what that is
• Use subtitles to organize the paper
• Check and double check grammar and APA – there should not be mistakes here
• Include a cover page and title

Due _____ D2L Dropbox


SWG 555: Community Assessment – Grading Rubric

Exceeds Expectations Meets Expectations Does Not
Meet Expectations
Rationale for definition as a community
(FPB 23) Substantive rationale for why this group constitutes a community (15 pt)
Satisfactory rationale for why this group constitutes a community Weak rationale for why this group constitutes a community
Assessment of community characteristics
(FPB 23) Substantive assessment of community characteristics from an integrated conceptual perspective (20 pt)
Satisfactory assessment of community characteristics from a conceptual perspective
Limited assessment of community characteristics


Analysis of social processes
(FPB 23) Substantive analysis of community social processes
(20 pt) Satisfactory analysis of community social processes Limited analysis of community social processes
Reasoned proposal for community intervention
(FPB 29) Clear proposal for community intervention (15 pt)
Satisfactory proposal for community intervention
Limited proposal for community intervention

Integration of source material
Integration of course and scholarly material into analysis is clear and reasoned (10 pt)
Integration of course and scholarly material into analysis is satisfactory
Integration of course and scholarly material into analysis is limited

Effective written communication
(FPB 14) Excellent organization, professional tone, and free of grammatical errors (10 pt)
Clear organization, professional tone, and generally free of grammatical errors
Poor organization, lack of professional tone, and several grammatical errors

Use of APA style
(FPB 14) Full application of APA style
(10 pt) General application of APA style
Limited application of APA style

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26 August 2015

Health carePaper instructions:
For BLOG #3, discuss the ethical issues presented in the PBS Frontline Documentary, “Sick Around America.” You can access the documentary at:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundamerica/

Click on “Watch the full program” on the right hand side.

26 August 2015,
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Health carePaper instructions:For BLOG #3, discuss the ethical issues presented in the PBS Frontline Documentary, “Sick Around America.” You can access the documentary at: […]


26 August 2015

Discuss your thoughts on the end-of-life issues such as death and euthanasia presented in the PBS Frontline Documentary, “Facing Death.Paper instructions:
For BLOG #2, discuss your thoughts on the end-of-life issues such as death and euthanasia presented in the PBS Frontline Documentary, “Facing Death.” You can access the documentary at:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/facing-death/

26 August 2015,
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Discuss your thoughts on the end-of-life issues such as death and euthanasia presented in the PBS Frontline Documentary, “Facing Death.Paper instructions:For BLOG #2, discuss […]


26 August 2015

Health care

Case Study Question #1: Following the assignment protocols -The paper should be no less than 2 double-spaced pages and no longer than 3 in length. List your references on a separate page, have 1” margins and cite your sources in APA style. Use a 12-point font (Times New Roman, or Arial), and not in bold font.

Research and answer the question relating to the following case study/scenario:
Case Study #1 Scenario: You have been hired as a new chief executive officer (CEO) for a 320-bed acute care hospital with outpatient centers. The previous CEO resigned under questionable circumstances, and according to the governing board (GB) members, the facility suffers from low employee morale and several departmental managers have recently quit. The GB members have further explained that the previous CEO was an autocrat who often publicly berated employees. This, in turn, caused employees’ to mistrust hospital administration, which spilled over into the provision of poor healthcare services. Some GB members told how the situation has gotten so bad that they had overheard several people in the community recommending residents obtain health services from a competitor’s hospital 30 miles away and, in fact, visits to the facility’s outpatient centers has been steadily decreasing. To correct this situation, the GB members want you to promote a culture of continuous quality improvement and customer service within the institution in order to return public trust, the good will and high morale of the employees, and regain respect from residents in the community.

To begin this task, you realize that you must educate your employees in the philosophy of quality improvement, and you believe it is best to begin by selecting a particular quality pioneer to begin your initiative.

Answer the following question:

Of the quality pioneers you have studied (e.g., Deming, Juran, Crosby, Joiner, Ishikawa), and given the fact that you want to promote an environment and culture of change based on CQI principles, select one pioneer to model or frame your institutional initiative. Giving specifics examples, explain why you chose this particular pioneer to teach the CQI philosophy to your organization. Feel free to use additional resources outside of the assigned reading to research the topic, but please cite your sources using APA style.



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Case Study Question #2: Following the assignment protocols -The paper should be no less than 2 double-spaced pages and no longer than 3 in length. List your references on a separate page, have 1” margins and cite your sources in APA style. Use a 12-point font (Times New Roman, or Arial), and not in bold font.

Research and answer the question relating to the following case study/scenario:

Case Study #2 Scenario: You are the director of the Health Information Services (HIS) department of a 220-bed acute care hospital, and it has been brought to your attention that in many instances nurses have not been entering data into the hospital’s A-D-T (admissions, discharges, transfers) computer system appropriately. At patient units, nurses are responsible for entering data to indicate that a patient has been transferred (to another floor/unit within the hospital) or discharged to home or other facility (e.g., long-term care, rehab). Specifically, nurses have forgotten to enter data when patients transfer from one unit to another within the facility (e.g., patient transfers from ICU to 3-West). This computer entry error causes several other problems/complaints to occur that include:

Patients have an incorrect location in the computer system, and therefore, cannot be located by family and visitors, as well as employees providing ancillary services (e.g., therapists, lab technicians).
The Dietary Department delivers meals to the wrong floor/unit. By the time the patient is correctly located, the meal is received cold.
The Pharmacy Department routes medicines to the wrong patient floor/unit.
The Transcription Department sends reports (dictated by the physicians and transcribed by the department) to the wrong floor/unit.
An accounting error occurs, in which the patient is incorrectly charged for days in the wrong unit (e.g., charged for ICU versus 3-West)
Departmental activity (relating to the budget) reports are compromised, which results in departments being incorrectly credited or not credited for work and services provided.
As this has resulted in numerous complaints and poor service outcomes, the hospital’s CEO is quite concerned and has asked you to chair a CQI project team to address this problem. You have collected the following data for the month of June:

Nursing Unit Total Patient Transfers for June Total Transfer Errors
ICU 35 3
PCU 30 4
OBS 20 1
3-West 55 10
2-West 49 7
1-West 47 5
3-East 35 4
2-East (Peds) 23 2
1-East (OB) 25 1


Answer the following questions:

As the CQI project chair, you have decided to use the PDSA method to direct your QI initiative; however, describe what team members you will enroll to assist you in this project, and explain why you have chosen these particular individuals.
Using the data above, describe at least two CQI tools that will you use to present your data and highlight the issues at your first team meeting in order for your team members to understand the extent and focus of the problem?


This assignment will be submitted to turnitin.com automatically!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please note: Be sure to use spell check, and watch for the correct use of grammar and punctuation. Up to 10% can be deducted.

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26 August 2015

Employers are finding it more difficult to support health insurance coverage as a benefit for employees, as it has become more costly than the tax savings for offering it

Guidelines: This assignment requires you to post an original thought and respond to one of your classmates thoughts. In total, you will need to make two posts. Your original thought must be at least two paragraphs in length with five sentences in each paragraph (should include a FULL citation – not just a web link). Your response post must be at least one paragraph in length with five sentences (does not need a citation). While the original post should include a citation, please remember that this is not a formal academic paper and your postings should retain a “discussion” flavor.

Topic: Employers are finding it more difficult to support health insurance coverage as a benefit for employees, as it has become more costly than the tax savings for offering it. Spend some time thinking about the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and how this could effect this situation

Original Post Do some research and post about whether you think employer based health insurance is on its way out. What might be some of the negative consequences of eliminating health insurance as a benefit offered to employees?

Sources: To receive full credit, you must cite at least one academic or government source to support your position in your original thought post. Please do not cite your book – this assignment requires you to do additional work. The following websites are not appropriate academic citations: Wikipedia.com; Ehow.com; Ask.com; About.com or anything in the same genre.

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