Week 5 paper

Purpose

The purpose of the iCARE Paper assignment is to explore the concept of interprofessional teams and patient outcomes. Nursing supportive actions of compassion, advocacy, resilience, and evidence-based practice will serve as a way to apply care concepts.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO1: Applies principles of nursing, theories, and the care philosophies to self, colleagues, individuals, families, aggregates and communities throughout the healthcare system. (PO#1)

CO6: Plans clinical practice activities that integrate professional nursing standards in accordance with the Nursing Code of Ethics and the American Nurses’ Association (ANA) standards of practice. (PO#6)

Points

The assignment is worth 200 points.

Due Date

Submit your completed assignment by Sunday end of Week 5 by 11:59 p.m. MT.

Directions

Getting Started: Interprofessional teams are part of practice trends we see developing in all aspects of care delivery. Consider you own work environment (or recent clinical setting).

  • For this assignment, consider the concept of interprofessional teamwork and patient outcomes.
  • Look to your current workplace as an example. (If you are not currently employed, look to a past workplace or clinical practice area.)
  • Apply the components of the iCARE concept to interprofessional teams in a short paper. (Body of the paper to be 3 pages, excluding the title page and references page)
  • iCARE components are:

C ompassion

A dvocacy

R esilience

E vidence-Based Practice (EBP)

  • How could you contribute to an interprofessional team and patient outcomes through nursing actions of: compassion, advocacy, resilience, and evidence-based practice?
  • Select one scholarly nursing article from CINAHL as a resource for your paper. Additional scholarly sources can be used but are optional.
  • Use APA format throughout, particularly in citations and on the References page.
  • Please paraphrase throughout. One short quote is permitted.
  • The prepared paper template is RECOMMENDED for this assignment.

Download the assignment template here: iCare Assignment Template (Links to an external site.)

A short tutorial with tips for completing this assignment may be viewed here: iCARE Paper (Links to an external site.)

Elements of iCARE paper

  • Title page
  • Below are the headings to be used for this assignment.
  • Introduction: (No heading needed here in APA) Explain the type of work setting you are discussing and whether interprofessional teams are currently present. If interprofessional teams are present, indicate a team function that could be improved. If interprofessional teams are NOT present, indicate what type of team you think might be possible in the setting.

Describe a nursing action item for each component below that could contribute to: interprofessional team support; how this might impact the culture of your unit or organization; and possible impact on patient outcomes.

  • Compassion
  • Advocacy
  • Resilience
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Summary: Include a summary statement of how iCARE components can support interprofessional teams and patient outcomes. Address how you may be able to influence this process of support for interprofessional teams overall in your unit or organization.
  • References page: List any references used in APA format.

Rubric


Week 5 iCARE Paper Grading Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroductionThe type of work setting and interprofessional team features are described (improvement or type of team).

25.0 pts

Introduction thoroughly describes the work setting and features of the interprofessional team.

22.0 pts

Introduction describes the work setting and features of the interprofessional team.

20.0 pts

One element from the first column is missing or lacks detail.

10.0 pts

Two elements from the first column are missing and lack detail.

0.0 pts

The introduction is missing.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCompassionNursing action related to compassion is described in support of the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes.

25.0 pts

The nursing action related to compassion was clearly identified and support of the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes were thoroughly explained.

22.0 pts

The nursing action related to compassion was identified and satisfactorily supported the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes.

20.0 pts

The nursing action related to compassion was identified and one of the elements of support from the first column were missing or lacked detail.

10.0 pts

The nursing action related to compassion lacked more than two elements of support or lacked detail.

0.0 pts

No Marks

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAdvocacyNursing action related to advocacy is described in support of the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes.

25.0 pts

The nursing action related to advocacy was identified and support of the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes were thoroughly explained.

22.0 pts

The nursing action related to advocacy was identified and satisfactorily supported the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes.

20.0 pts

The nursing related to advocacy was identified and one of the elements of support from the first column were missing or lacked detail.

10.0 pts

The nursing action related to advocacy lacked more than two elements of support or lacked detail.

0.0 pts

The nursing action and support elements were missing.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResilienceNursing action related to resilience is described in support of the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes.

25.0 pts

The nursing action related to resilience was identified and support of the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes were thoroughly explained.

22.0 pts

The nursing action related to resilience was identified and satisfactorily supported the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes.

20.0 pts

The nursing action related to resilience was identified and one of the elements of support from the first column were missing or lacked detail.

10.0 pts

The nursing action related to resiliency lacked more than two elements of support or lacked detail.

0.0 pts

The nursing action and support elements were missing.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvidence-Based PracticeNursing action related to EBP is described in support of the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes.

25.0 pts

The nursing action related to EBP was identified and support of the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes were thoroughly explained.

22.0 pts

The nursing action related to EBP was identified and satisfactorily supported the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes.

20.0 pts

The nursing action related to EBP was identified and one of the elements of support from the first column were missing or lacked detail.

10.0 pts

The nursing action related to EBP was not sufficiently identified or one of the elements of support from the first column were missing or lacked detail.

0.0 pts

The nursing action and support elements were missing.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummaryExplain how nursing actions of the iCARE components can support interprofessional teams and patient outcomes. Address how you can influence support for interprofessional teams on your unit or area of practice.

35.0 pts

Key points regarding nursing actions and support for interprofessional teams and patient outcomes; and, nursing supportive influence are thoroughly described.

31.0 pts

Most key points regarding nursing actions and support for interprofessional teams and patient outcomes; and, nursing supportive influence are described.

28.0 pts

Some key points regarding nursing actions and support for interprofessional teams and patient outcomes; and, nursing supportive influence are described

13.0 pts

Summary lacks details of key points.

0.0 pts

Summary is missing.

35.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMechanics and OrganizationThe discussion is well organized and logical. The structure is clear and compelling to the reader. Paragraphs are linked together logically, and main ideas stand out

20.0 pts

Excellent mechanics and organization with minimal errors of the following: Well organized and logical, correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling, professional wording is used, uses complete sentences, paragraphs are linked together logically, and main ideas expressed clearly.

18.0 pts

Good mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the column A. Few errors noted.

16.0 pts

Fair mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the column A. Some errors noted.

8.0 pts

Poor mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the column A. Many errors noted.

0.0 pts

Very poor mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the column A such that it is difficult to follow or understand.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPAAPA format is used throughout.

20.0 pts

Excellent APA formatting with minimal errors of the following: All sources cited in the text -all references listed on the reference page using basics of APA format -title page in general APA format -headings present and follow APA format -12-point font, double spaced, 1 inch margins, paragraphs indented -used only one short quote and body of the paper is approximately 3 pages

18.0 pts

Good formatting considering the elements listed in column A.

16.0 pts

Fair formatting considering the elements listed in column A. Some APA errors noted.

8.0 pts

Poor formatting considering the elements listed in column A. Many APA errors noted.

0.0 pts

Very poor formatting such that paper is difficult to read. Numerous APA errors noted.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeUse of CINAHL article as Required Source from CCN Library

0.0 pts

0 Points Deducted Use of CINAHL article from CCN Library results in 0 points lost

0.0 pts

20.0 points (10%) lost Required Article Source of CINAHL not used results in 20 points (10%) lost

0.0 pts

Total Points: 200.0

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