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Involve management and employees in developing a safety and health plan.

About the Skill Here are several steps we recommend for developing an organization’s safety and health program. Whether or not such programs are chiefly the responsibility of one individual, every supervisor must work to ensure that the work environment is safe for all employees.

Involve management and employees in developing a safety and health plan. If neither group can see the usefulness and the benefit of such a plan, even the best plan will fail.  Hold someone accountable for implementing the plan. Plans do not work by themselves. They need someone to champion the cause. This person must have the resources to put the plan in place and also must be accountable for what it’s intended to accomplish.

3. Determine the safety and health requirements for your work….

As a public health professional, it is likely that you will conduct focus groups as part of community health assessments.

Scholar-Practitioner Project Assignment: The Focus Group Protocol

As a public health professional, it is likely that you will conduct focus groups as part of community health assessments. Focus groups are useful when exploring community issues and developing good survey questions. As with all research, planning the focus group is important so that the data you seek can be easily and reliably collected and will yield valid results. A focus group protocol is created to describe all planned procedures. It serves as a road map to the public health professional detailing what he or she plans to do when conducting a particular focus group. For this week’s Assignment, review the readings on qualitative research skills to help you develop a focus group protocol.

The Assignment ( 5 pages):

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Peter Smith, a 67-year-old Indigenous man, presented to his general practitioner (GP) with his daughter, with a ten-month history of constipation and abdominal discomfort.

Peter Smith, a 67-year-old Indigenous man, presented to his general practitioner (GP) with his daughter, with a ten-month history of constipation and abdominal discomfort. More recently, he has felt very fatigued and had been experiencing lower abdominal pain. In the weeks prior to Peter consulting his GP, he had noticed his stools were long and narrow, and small amounts of bright blood on the toilet paper. Peter had ignored many of these early signs as he thought that as he was getting older. Peter is of Aboriginal descent, and recently moved from the outback to join his daughter in the city as he has not been looking after himself. The GP performed a digital rectal examination to eliminate the presence of haemorrhoids. On examination, the GP palpated a….

Jerry and Joe have both suffered heart attacks.

Jerry and Joe have both suffered heart attacks. Jerry, upon advice from his physician, started exercising, changed his dietary intake, entered stress reduction classes, and returned to work 6 weeks after his heart attack. He has a positive outlook, is doing well, and talks about being “well.” Joe also changed his dietary habits and started exercising. However, Joe has been unable to quit smoking even though he wants to and has been advised to do so. Joe is frequently despondent, is very fearful of having another heart attack, has not yet returned to work, and frequently talks about being “ill.”

1. How does Jerry’s psychologic dimension of health status differ from Joe’s?

2. Both Jerry and Joe have heart disease. Jerry considers himself “well” whereas Joe considers himself….

The purpose for this case study is to enable students to produce a nurse-led case management plan, using evidence-based information relevant to nurses and up-to-date Australian statistics, for improving the health and quality of life for an older adult who have suffered a myocardial infarction.

Aim of assessment The purpose for this case study is to enable students to produce a nurse-led case management plan, using evidence-based information relevant to nurses and up-to-date Australian statistics, for improving the health and quality of life for an older adult who have suffered a myocardial infarction. Content should include discussion on pathophysiological treatment options, based on national guidelines and implications for nursing practice. There is a word limit of 1250 words (+/- 10%) Minimum 10 REFERENCES Patient profile Kath Harris is a 65-year-old lady who lives alone. Kath was doing light cleaning around the house, prior to the onset of her pain. Mrs. Harris has a history of unstable angina, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus type 2. She is a cigarette smoker, smoking two packets of cigarettes a day, for….

Discuss one (1) nursing consideration when caring for the patient with a colostomy during the postoperative period.

Mr. John Hemsley, 56 years old, presented to his general practitioner (GP) with a three-month history of constipation and abdominal discomfort. More recently he has felt very fatigued and has been experiencing lower abdominal pain. In the weeks prior consulting the GP, Mr. Hemsley noticed his stools were long and narrow with small amounts of bright blood on the toilet paper. He ignored these signs and symptoms as he was too embarrassed to talk about them. The GP performed a digital rectal examination to rule out the haemorrhoids. The findings were a firm irregular non capsulated mass in John’s rectum. The GP arranged a consultation with a gastrointestinal specialist. The specialist scheduled a colonoscopy for John the following week. During the colonoscopy, a biopsy was taken of the….

Mathew lives alone on a small farm holding outside of Farmdale.

Meet Mathew – 33, 180kg Mathew lives alone on a small farm holding outside of Farmdale. His father is James Thornton (who you met in HSNS270) and his mother is Melinda, who is 70 years old. Melinda was born in Farmdale and is an elder in the Aboriginal community. Mathew also identifies as being of Aboriginal descent. Mathew has two sisters, one of which is Rebecca who is currently living with their parents after separating from her husband due to domestic violence. She has 3 boys, Paul (10), Steven (6) and Peter (4). Mathew feels that his life is at risk. Mathew has vowed to lose weight as he now has type two diabetes and he is frightened of losing a limb or ending up on dialysis. Instead….

A study is planned by several palliative care doctors around how prepared patients, health carers and patients’ families are for end-of-life care with patients diagnosed with dementia.

SECTION A (Total of 10 marks) Scenario The following scenario is important information and is referred to throughout the whole paper. You will be referred back to these patients during the paper.

Read the following scenario and answer the questions at the end of the scenario. A study is planned by several palliative care doctors around how prepared patients, health carers and patients’ families are for end-of-life care with patients diagnosed with dementia. Anecdotally, preparing families for the end stage of life has not been going well at this facility. Healthcare workers with limited experience of this patient group have often been required to deliver upsetting information to families. The study plans to survey and interview patients and family members about the topic with a view to improving processes…..

Should value-based purchasing be incorporated into CMC’s strategic planning process? Outline a process that will allow CMC to take advantage of future value-based purchasing initiatives.

1. Appendixes G and C of the Coastal Medical Center (CMC) comprehensive case study provide Hospital Compare data for CMC and its competitors in the local market. How does CMC’s quality compare with that of its competitors? List five areas in which CMC’s value could be improved.

2. Should CMC expect to receive a pay-for-performance (P4P) bonus for its quality scores?

3. Should value-based purchasing be incorporated into CMC’s strategic planning process? Outline a process that will allow CMC to take advantage of future value-based purchasing initiatives.

4. What type of organizations should CMC use as benchmarks?

5. How will you know whether the CMC plan to increase healthcare value is a success?

Your task is to select a community group and health issue that is in need of a health promotion intervention.

Your task is to select a community group and health issue that is in need of a health promotion intervention. The community group can be within or outside Australia. Once you have selected your community group and health issue, submit this your tutor in class or by email for their approval. You are required to individually conduct a Rapid Community Assessment of the approved community group and health problem. Your aim is to convince a potential funder that the issue you have identified is of high priority, and demonstrate the magnitude of the problem and the existing gaps (the ’need’). Your Community Assessment must include:

– Analysis of health needs of community group: – Health status – Demography and geography of population – Social, environmental, and behavioural health….