24 August 2015

Case Study Analysis Report – Cultural ChangeThe reason for conducting this assignment as a case study is to give
you the opportunity to apply the theories to a real organisation in a
scenario that is realistic and therefore, complex. There is no easy
solution to identifying how to change a culture or how to manage that
change to a successful conclusion. This assignment lets you
experience that complexity and challenge without the additional
pressure of actually working for the organisation.
It is meant to test your ability to consider how best to apply the theory,
but it is not meant to be impossible. With appropriate research of the
relevant unit topics (see below), you should be able to develop a range
of options for recommendation. The task is then to figure out which
might be suitable for the WA Police and how to implement those
changes

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Case Study Analysis Report – Cultural ChangeThe reason for conducting this assignment as a case study is to giveyou the opportunity to apply the […]


24 August 2015

BehaviorismPaper instructions:

Behaviorism

You will write 1 Article Review based on any of the peer-reviewed journal article. The article must discuss a different learning theory. Begin the review with a full and current APA-style citation. Begin the body of the review with a summary of the chosen article. Then, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the article. Include a reflective summary of the effectiveness and appropriateness of the article, as well as an explanation of how the article relates to the textbook readings and the theory you have chosen. Finally, include your personal reaction to the article. The Article Review must be 2 pages and adhere to current APA format. Each assignment must be written in your own words. No quotations are to be used.

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BehaviorismPaper instructions: Behaviorism You will write 1 Article Review based on any of the peer-reviewed journal article. The article must discuss a different learning […]


24 August 2015

Explain the legal implications related to a patient developing the condition and the role that disclosure plays

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (C.M.S.) began phasing in its value-based purchasing program in 2007. Value based purchasing links payment directly to the quality of care provided. It is one strategy being used by C.M.S. to transform the current payment system by rewarding providers for delivering high quality, efficient clinical care.

There are three aspects to the program: patient experience, hospital-acquired conditions and achievement of expected treatment for specific clinical diagnoses.

Select one of the following hospital-acquired conditions:

1. Surgical site infection

2. Pressure Ulcers

3. Catheter-associated urinary tract infections

4. Harm related to falls


For your Final Paper:

1. Include a brief discussion of the chosen hospital-acquired condition and why it is considered preventable.

2. Explain the legal implications related to a patient developing the condition and the role that disclosure plays.

3. Describe accreditation expectations related to this condition.

4. Analyze the outcomes of continuous quality monitoring consider cost as it relates to quality.


The following questions and/or topics should be utilized in the development of your Final Paper:

Hospital acquired conditions:

1. What is meant by the term “hospital acquired condition”?

2. Is the condition you selected always preventable? Why or why not?

3. How does reducing or preventing this condition indicate quality healthcare practices?

Legal implications:

1. What role does communication between the healthcare team and the patient/family play in preventing this condition?

2. Why might a healthcare provider be reluctant to discuss the development of this condition with the patient and family?

3. What are the potential ramifications of not discussing the development of this condition with the patient and family?

4. How might members of the healthcare team present this information to the patient and family?

5. What, if any, is the link between disclosure and litigation?


Accreditation expectations:

1. The Joint Commission accredits 82% of the hospitals in the United States. (Sollecito & Johnson, 2013, p. 516).

2. What expectations does the Joint Commission have with regards to the condition you selected?

3. How is it assessed by surveyors during an accreditation survey?

Outcomes related to cost and quality:

1. What continuous quality improvement strategies might you use to involve members of the healthcare team in planning and implementing improvements related to this issue?

2. Provide examples for each of the following performance improvement levels: localized improvement, organizational learning, process reengineering, and evidence-based medicine. (Refer to page 5 in your text if needed.)

3. What role does education, research, collaboration, information technology, leadership, and teamwork play in addressing this issue?

4. Of the strategies listed which one do you believe would generate the best outcomes and cost the least to implement? Explain your opinion.



The Final Paper must be eight-to ten-pages (excluding title and references pages) and should demonstrate understanding of the reading assignments, class discussions, your own research and the application of new knowledge. Your paper must use a minimum of six scholarly, peer-reviewed sources from the Ashford University Library that were published within the past five years and that are referenced according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:

1. Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
2. Must include a title page with the following:

a. Title of paper
b. Student’s name
c. Course name and number
d. Instructor’s name
e. Date submitted

3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
6. Must use at least six scholarly, peer-reviewed sources that were published within the past five years from the Ashford University Library.
7. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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24 August 2015

What needs to change in the culture to make it more positive, i.e., what must be done to address the concerns detailed in the stimulus article, andASSIGNMENT 2 – TASK AND GUIDANCE
Stimulus Article The article on which this assignment is based,
‘WA Police documents reveal bullying, corruption, discrimination’, can
be found at http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/westernaustralia/
documents-reveal-bullying-corruption-discrimination-in-wapolice/
story-e6frg13u-1225969425509.
Scenario You work for a consulting firm that has been contracted by the WA
Police Commissioner to advise on how they would establish a more
positive culture.
Task The Commissioner wants you to complete a report that outline:
1. What needs to change in the culture to make it more positive, i.e.,
what must be done to address the concerns detailed in the
stimulus article, and
2. How the Commissioner should manage the change process to
give the organisation the best chance of changing in the desired
fashion
Purpose The reason for conducting this assignment as a case study is to give
you the opportunity to apply the theories to a real organisation in a
scenario that is realistic and therefore, complex. There is no easy
solution to identifying how to change a culture or how to manage that
change to a successful conclusion. This assignment lets you
experience that complexity and challenge without the additional
pressure of actually working for the organisation.
It is meant to test your ability to consider how best to apply the theory,
but it is not meant to be impossible. With appropriate research of the
relevant unit topics (see below), you should be able to develop a range
of options for recommendation. The task is then to figure out which
might be suitable for the WA Police and how to implement those
changes.
Guidance You have 2500 words in which to address those two issues for the
Commissioner. You should aim for a split of that word count of about
50% for each issue, but must not make the split more than 60-40, i.e.,
your discussion of either issue cannot take more than 1500 words.
You will not be able to address all of the issues raised in the article and
so pick one or some that either interest you or that you think are most
critical. Focus on those, e.g., claims of bullying or corruption might be
something you wish to address. If you can address a single issue in
sufficient depth without repetition and/or reliance on insignificant
discussion, then addressing only one issue is fine. Otherwise, address
as many as you like, as long as you are doing so in a substantial
fashion. [The marker will be provided with this guidance and will know
that you are not expected to address all of the issues]
PRMB022 Organisational Behaviour Assignment #2 Case Study
Page 2 PRBM022 Organisational Behaviour
As you have a scenario from which to work, I would not expect to see
much use of examples from other situations or workplaces to illustrate
your points. The exception to this would be, where applicable, you are
using an example of where a cultural change you are recommending
has been successfully made elsewhere (and this should come from a
scholarly resource, not your own experience or anecdotal sources).
Also on the scenario, I do not expect you to know anything special about
the WA Police to be able to complete the task. You can obviously get
information from their website and/or news articles, but where you need
additional information you can make reasonable assumptions,
remembering the type of organisation that you are looking at. You must
indicate such assumptions in a brief footnote so that the marker is
aware that you are relying on the assumption rather than confirmed
information (for which you would have to cite a source).
The two areas of the unit that are most directly relevant to your task are
organisational culture and organisational change, but the rest of the unit
is also relevant. For example, you might make suggestions of
organisational structure changes to influence the culture. You will be
marked down if your recommendations and discussion ignore other
areas of the unit, e.g., if you make a range of recommendations that will
have an impact on individual motivation but fail to address that impact.
The focus for the assignment is definitely on culture and change, but
you will not be demonstrating a sufficient integration of the unit materials
if you overlook the consequences of those recommended cultural
changes.
Don’t take up space reciting the theory relating to culture and change –
you don’t have sufficient space to do more than introduce the theories
before you apply them to help address the scenario. Assignments with
lengthy theoretical discussions will be closely scrutinised to ensure there
is adequate engagement with the set task.
Preparation The case study in Weeks 11 and 12 is an identical task, only for a
different organisation with a different set of problems. The practice case
study will help you to identify ways in which to frame your discussion
and recommendations. Research the WA Police, the cultural issue/s
that you wish to change and the management of organisational change.
Having prepared that information before you start your case study will
help you to apply the learning from the practice case study.
Note – Read this document with the ‘PRBM022 Assignment 2 Brief’, ‘Assessments’ that is
available from the unit information on the CDU Learnline site

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24 August 2015

Source commentary Dudo of St Quentin to Adelbero of LaonSources and Skills: The Norman Conquest
Writing your source appraisal
What is a source appraisal?
In simple terms, this is a 500-word commentary on the historical significance of, and issues raised by, a particular piece of primary evidence.
What is its purpose?
Studying history is not just about learning facts; it is about acquiring the skills of an historian. Historians critically analyse source material in order to arrive at information that is as accurate as possible.
The idea of a source appraisal is for you to show that you know something about a piece of source material, its context, its importance, where it comes from, what its dating is, what it says, etc. It is a chance for you to show the tutor you can work critically with the source material by using your knowledge to evaluate a source’s usefulness, that you know how historical information is acquired from sources, what types of sources there are, and how historians use background information on those sources in order to assess the value of what the sources tell us. No source will be without bias of some kind, and none will give you the complete picture. It is the job of the historian to identify that bias, establish the limits of the picture the source gives us, and extract information from the source accordingly.
Source appraisals are there to help you practise and show you understand this process.
How do you write them?
Approach a source appraisal like an upturned pyramid: start with the more general information and work toward the more specific.
This will lead you to a THREE STEP PROCESS:
Step 1: What is the general historical background to the piece?
– When was it created?
o You don’t necessarily need to give a specific date (unless it is provided), but the period is important.
– What was going on at the time?
o If directly relevant give a brief historical background (No more than a sentence or two).
Step 2: What are the more specific features of the piece?
– Who created it? What was their background? Their sources? Their opinions? Is it an official or public document, or a private one?
– Why did they create it? What was their purpose in creating it? Is there a message?
– Who was the audience? How important was that audience to the creator of the piece?
Step 3: What does the piece tell us?
– What does it say or ‘say’?
o What issue(s) does the piece raise?
o What information does it tell us? About the subject matter? About the author?
o If pictorial: What is happening in the picture? What can and cannot be learnt from the picture?
o If written: what is the significance of the language used?
o If pictorial: what is the significance of the style of depiction?
– How reliable is that information?
o Based on what we know about who created the piece and when etc.
o Are there any contradictions in the piece?
o Does it deliberately leave anything out that you know it should have included?
– How significant is that information with regard to the study of the period?
o Is it the only account of this information?
o What is unique/not so unique about it?
o Can it tell us things that other sources can’t? Why?
o Is there any discussion among historians pertaining to it?
Naturally not all of these questions will apply equally to each source appraisal. Some may not apply at all in some cases, but it is important to have them in mind so that you give all the information you can.
DON’TS:
1. DON’T write an essay about the subject the piece relates to. If you are shown an extract from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and asked ‘Who were the English?’, don’t write a potted essay either about the Chronicle or about the development of English identity in the Anglo-Saxon period. Instead, explore WHEN your text was created, WHY it was created, WHO it was intended for, and so on – and what this then tells us in answer to the set question.
2. DON’T just paraphrase what is already in the piece. You need to evaluate that information as well – that is the point of a source appraisal.
3. DON’T get carried away writing a short biography of the author: only include information on the author that is relevant to assessing the value of this particular piece. It is not of much relevance to Wulfstan’s sermon that he was born in such-and-such a village, had a love-child with a Viking woman, and liked cornflakes for breakfast; but is relevant that he was a skilled rhetorician well known for his sermons, or homilies.
4. DON’T write an introduction and conclusion like with an essay. This is a short source appraisal, not an essay.
DOS:
1. DO include cross-references to any other primary sources, written or otherwise, that you are aware of that contrast or corroborate with what is said in this piece.
2. DO be PRECISE, CONCISE and STRICT about only sticking to relevant
information: you’ve only got 500 words!

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