Create a patient-centered concept map and write a 3-5 page narrative in which you explain the process and considerations that went into creating your concept map.
Evidence-based practice is a key skill in the tool kit of the master’s-prepared nurse. Its goal is to ensure that health care practitioners are using the best available evidence to ensure that patients are receiving the best care possible (Godshall, 2020). In essence, evidence-based practice is all about ensuring quality care.
In this assessment, you will apply evidence-based practice and personalized care concepts to ensure quality care and improve the health of a single patient. The concept map that you will create is an example of a visual tool that you can use for patient and family education.
Godshall, M. (2020). Fast facts for evidence-based practice in nursing (3rd ed.). Springer Publishing Company.
Concept maps are widely used in nursing care. They can be effective tools for organizing workload, prioritizing patient care strategies, and developing personalized care approaches. In addition to organizing care, they can aid in ensuring that the patient’s care is individualized to not only their health conditions, but also their familial, cultural, and environmental situations.
John Taylor is a 68-year-old African-American male with a history of type II diabetes and hypertension who came to the emergency department (ED) triage window because he felt crummy; complaining of a headache, runny nose, feeling more weak, “achy all over” and hot to the touch and sweaty the past two days. When he woke up this morning, he no longer felt hot but began to develop a persistent “nagging cough” that continued to worsen throughout the day. He has difficulty “catching his breath” when he gets up to go the bathroom. John is visibly anxious and asks, “Do I have COVID 19. John lives in a large metropolitan area that has had over three thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19. He has been married to Maxine, his wife of 45 years and is retired police officer and active in his local church.
Develop a patient-centered concept map for a chosen condition based upon the best available evidence that has been individualized to treat your patient’s health, economic, and cultural needs. Write a brief 3–5 page narrative that explains why the resources cited in the concept map and narrative are valuable and relevant. Describe how you incorporated the patient’s individual culture, identity, abilities, and beliefs into the plan of care. Also, be clear about your specific communication strategies for relating information to the patient and their family.
The bullet points below correspond to grading criteria in the scoring guide. Be sure that your map and narrative address all of the bullets below, at minimum.
Part 1: Concept Map
Visit Healthy People 2030’s Browse Objectives page and select a topic.
Design a patient-centered concept map based upon the best available evidence for treating a patient’s specific health, economic, and cultural needs.
Include objective and subjective assessment findings to support three nursing diagnoses.
Include interventions that will meet your patient’s individual needs.
Include measurable outcomes for each nursing diagnosis using SMART goals: (S)pecific, (M)easurable, (A)chievable, (R)elevant, and (T)ime-bound.
Part 2: Supporting the Concept Map
Analyze the needs of a patient, and those of their family, to ensure that the interventions in the concept map will be relevant and appropriate for their beliefs, values, and lifestyle.
Explain how you incorporated the patient’s individual culture, identity, abilities, and beliefs into the plan of care.
Consider how your patient’s economic situation and relevant environmental factors may have contributed to your patient’s current condition or could affect future health.
Consider how your patient’s culture or family should inform your concept map.
Apply strategies for communicating with the patient and their family in an ethical, culturally sensitive, and inclusive way.
Explain how you will communicate the proposed interventions and evaluation plan in an ethical, culturally sensitive, and inclusive way. Ensure that your strategies:
Promote honest communications.
Facilitate sharing only the information you are required and permitted to share.
Enable you to make complex medical terms and concepts understandable to your patient and their family regardless of language, abilities, or educational level.
Explain the value and relevance of the resources you used as the basis for your patient-centered concept map.
Explain why your evidence is valuable and relevant to your patient’s case.
Include a critique of the resources you used and specify the level of evidence.
Explain why each piece of evidence is appropriate for the health issue you are addressing and for the unique situation of your patient and the family.
Include how the evidence was used to plan your interventions.
Convey purpose of the assessment narrative in an appropriate tone and style, incorporating supporting evidence and adhering to organizational, professional, and scholarly communication standards.
Integrate relevant sources to support assertions, correctly formatting citations and references using APA style.
Length of narrative: 3–5 double-spaced, typed pages. Your narrative should be succinct yet substantive.
Number of references: Cite a minimum of 3–5 sources of scholarly or professional evidence that support your evaluation, recommendations, and plans. Current source material is defined as no older than five years unless it is a seminal work. Be sure you are citing evidence in both parts.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style.
Please submit both your concept map and your narrative as separate documents in the assessment submissions area.
You must submit both documents at the same time. Make sure both documents are attached before submitting your assessment.
SPECIAL NOTE: HAVE TO BE PROFICIENT ON SCORING BOARD
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