Week 5 Assignment: Workplace Related Legal and Ethical Issues
Due Day 7 of Week 5
Write a four to five page paper addressing how your chosen work-related issue/problem from the week two discussion is addressed by your state Board of Nursing (BON) and other professional nursing organizations. Use the following guidelines and evaluation criteria.
Include level-one APA headings in your paper using the section headings below. Use a minimum of five references from the professional nursing literature in the assigned course readings and other references in the Walden Library. In addition, you may use one or two professional web sites if relevant to your topic.
Begin this paper with a brief paragraph that provides an overview of the assignment and its purpose. The heading for this paragraph is the same as the title of the paper. This should be no more than two to three sentences. The last sentence in this paragraph is a sentence that begins “The purpose of this paper is to. . . . The introductory paragraph is worth 20 points.
Workplace Issue – 40 points
Describe your chosen workplace issue from the week two discussion board (such as mandatory staffing ratios, mandatory overtime, or risks in the workplace) Provide a background to the issue and discuss why it is important to address.
The BON and Workplace Issue – 60 points
Explain your state’s Board of Nursing (BON) approach to your work-related issue in the BON’s Nurse Practice Act and the efficacy of the BON’s approach in the context of your workplace issue/problem. For example, how does your state BON’s approach to threats of patient abandonment apply to the issue of mandatory overtime?
The American Nurses Association and Your Workplace Issue – 60 points
Describe two American Nurses Association (ANA) sources from the ANA publication that address your work-related issue and the efficacy of the ANA’s approach in the context of your work environment. Resources are provided in the Week 5 Resources areas of the course,
Summary – 20 points
End the paper with a one-paragraph summary of the main points of the paper.
Proofread the paper and correct any typos, grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, or APA format errors before submitting your pape. Up to 30 points can be deducted from the grade for this assignment for these types of errors, or for not using at least the minimum number of required professional literature references.
Total points for assignment = 200 points.
When completed, save the assignment as APP5+last name+your first initial.doc. For example, Sally Ride’s Week 5 Application Assignment would be named “APP5RideS.doc.” Submit this assignment in the “Assignment Turnitin Week 5” area of the course. Click the View/Complete link. Follow instructions once the Turnitin submission site opens.
List your five different references here. Be sure that they are current (five years or less) and
formatted per APA Style.
Huston, C. J. (2014). Professional issues in nursing: Challenges and opportunities (3rd ed). New
York: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
Mason, D. J, Leavitt, J. K., & Chaffee, M. W. (2014). Policy and politics in nursing and health care (6th ed). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.
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