NURS 6053 Week 10 Assign Taking A Stand

Assignment: Application: Taking a Stand

Effective leaders have a high degree of self-awareness and know how to leverage their strengths in the workplace. Assessments are a valuable tool that professionals can use to learn more about themselves and consider how their temperament and preferences influence their interactions with others.

As you engage in this learning process, it is important to remember that everyone—regardless of temperament type or related preferences—experiences some challenges with regard to leadership. The key to success is being able to recognize and leverage your own strengths while honoring differences among your colleagues.

At some point in your leadership career, you will encounter an ethical or moral dilemma that requires you to take a stand and defend your position.

For this Assignment, you evaluate an issue and consider how you could act as a moral agent or advocate, facilitating the resolution of the issue for a positive outcome.

To prepare:

  • Consider the examples of leadership demonstrated in this week’s media presentation and the other Learning Resources.
  • To further your self-knowledge, you are required to complete the Kiersey Temperament as indicated in this week’s Learning Resources. Consider your leadership style, including your strengths for leading others and include your results from Kiersey Temperament Sorter to describe potential challenges related to your leadership style.
  • Mentally survey your work environment, or one with which you are familiar, and identify a timely issue/dilemma that requires you to perform the leadership role of moral agent or advocate to improve a situation (e.g., speaking or acting on behalf of a vulnerable patient, the need for appropriate staffing, a colleague being treated unfairly).
  • What ethical, moral, or legal skills, dispositions, and/or strategies would help you resolve this dilemma? Define the differences between ethical, moral, and legal leadership.
  • Finally, consider the values and principles that guide the nursing profession; the organization’s mission, vision, and values; the leadership and management competencies addressed in this course; and your own values and reasons for entering the profession. What motivation do you see for taking a stand on an important issue even when it is difficult to do so?

To complete:

By Day 7

Write a 4 to 5 page paper (page count does not include title and reference page) that addresses the following:

  • Introduce the conceptual frameworks of the ethical constructs of ethics, moral, or legal standards and the purpose of the paper.
  • Consider  an ethical, moral, or legal dilemma that you have encountered in your work environment and describe it.
  • Analyze the moral, ethical, and legal implications utilized in this situation. Describe your role as a moral agent or advocate for this specific issue.
  • Consider your leadership styles identified by your self-assessment and determine if they act as a barrier or facilitation during this dilemma.

The School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. .

Preventing Disease In Communities: The Role Of Public Health, The Silent Sentinel

Preventing Disease in Communities: The Role of Public Health, the Silent Sentinel

Our “world” starts with our own community, county, and state, then moves out in concentric rings from that point to include our country and eventually the world. Disease is transmitted from person to person through direct contact, or from a source such as a vector or contaminated water through a variety of means, such as flood waters or even terrorist actions. Individuals with limited or no knowledge of safe sex methods may have unprotected sexual relations and knowingly or unknowingly transmit disease to their partners, then to their partners’ partners, and on and on. Often it is the role of the public health nurse to investigate a disease outbreak, contain it, and then educate others so that the same situation doesn’t happen again.

In this Discussion, you will visit a site and interview people who work there about risks for disease transmission, then report on your findings.

To prepare, select which site you will visit from the following options:

  • High school nurse’s office
  • Water treatment plant
  • Public health department
  • Pediatrician’s office

Create a brief description of your setting, providing some context; for example, how many patients are seen, size or capacity of the facility as applicable, and/or the location of the office or organization.

Take pictures of the building and surrounding area/neighborhood to provide context. You do not have to include the interior/s of the building/s or people/clients who may be there.

Then, during your site visit, pose the questions listed in the following chart:

High school nurse

  • What is the school’s policy on giving students advice about birth control?
  • How often do you get requests for information about birth control or how to protect oneself from an STD?
  • How do you track vaccination compliance, and what happens to students who fall out of compliance?

Local water treatment plant

  • Where does your community’s water come from?
  • Where is it stored?
  • How often is it tested for purity?
  • What safeguards are in place to prevent tampering with the water supply?

Local public health department

  • Does this department have an STD clinic?
  • In addition to testing, does the department offer treatment of one party or both parties?
  • What is the most frequently diagnosed STD?

A pediatrician’s office

  • What is your policy on accepting patients who refuse vaccinations?
  • What are the most common reasons parents decline vaccinations for their children in this particular office?
  • What is the policy at this office for giving antibiotics to treat viral syndromes?

Now, look at the site you visited through the eyes of the public health nurse (PHN). Imagine you are the PHN and have been asked to investigate an outbreak at this facility.

  • What questions would you ask?
  • What suggestions could you make to avoid a disease outbreak at the facility?
  • What would your role as a change agent be for any deficiencies you find in your on-site inspection?

By Day 3

Post your brief description and pictures of the site you visited. Share the answers you were given to the questions you posed. Then, respond to the above prompts through the eyes of a PHN asked to investigate an outbreak at this facility.

Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature.

Note Initial Post: A 3-paragraph (at least 350 words) response. Be sure to use evidence from the readings and include in-text citations. Utilize essay-level writing practice and skills, including the use of transitional material and organizational frames. Avoid quotes; paraphrase to incorporate evidence into your own writing. A reference list is required. Use the most current evidence (usually ≤ 5 years old).

Protecting Children From Media

For his 10th birthday, Greg was given a handheld videogame system. His parents allowed him to pick any two games. They knew the games might contain violence, because there was a violence rating sign posted on the games, but rationalized that they were only games and other kids play them. Greg would quickly finish dinner and run up to his room to play his games.

His parents were pleased to observe that Greg enjoyed their present so much. After a week, his parents noticed that he wasn’t turning off the videogames at bedtime, and had begun turning homework in late. He was up so late playing that he would not get up for school without argument. His parents decided that enough was enough and took the video games away. Greg threw temper tantrums and persuaded his parents to buy him a computer after convincing them that it was necessary to keep up at school. Greg soon returned to the same pattern of behavior where he spent long hours and late nights at the computer. This time, his parents felt a false sense of security that he was doing his homework. One day, his curious parents decided to scan the computer history to see what Web sites Greg was browsing. To their horror, they discovered that Greg was spending many hours online playing interactive, sometimes violently graphic, games on the Internet. He was also chatting with other “gamers”. Before confronting Greg about his behavior, his mother and father agreed to investigate what types of intervention strategies might be available within their community. They have come to you, a behavioral consultant, for advice.

Click to Read the Kaiser Family Foundation Study: Generation M2. Media in the Lives of 8- to 18- Year Olds.

Describe the issue of exposure to videogame violence in today’s society as related to Greg’s situation. Explore issues such as:

1.     Prevalence (e.g., age, gender, racial diversity, etc.)

2.     Given Greg’s developmental level, what are possible dangers of exposure to media violence? Be sure to address this in the context of his cognitive and socioemotional development.

3.     Risk and protective factors, including predisposition to violence (e.g., are all children who play violent videogames likely to become more aggressive? What protective factors might mitigate the possible outcomes for Greg?

4.     Discuss the possible outcomes if Greg’s behavior continues unchecked.

5.     Discuss types of intervention strategies you would expect his parents to find at a community level, such as in community centers, schools, and social service agencies, to assist children like Greg who are at risk due to ongoing exposure to media violence.

6.     What would be a good plan to recommend to Greg’s parents?

7.     Compare the dangers of exposure to videogame violence with other forms of violence. What are similarities and differences between videogame violence exposure and the other type of violence you chose to compare?

What are the costs of videogame violence to the family and the community and society at large and the other form of violence you chose for comparison?

Format  paper in APA (6th edition) style, using information you learned in your textbook and from the Kaiser Family Foundation Study to support your response. Paper should be between 5 and 6 pages in length.

Include a cover page,

 abstract,

and reference list, which should cite any information used from your assigned textbook, Kaiser Family Foundation reference (attachment/ Xtra2), and other sources such as online course content.

Please do not use Wikipedia.

NEED 4 References

Must use as one of references:  

Title: Handbook of Children, Culture, and Violence
Author: Dorothy G. Singer (Editor); Robin Fretwell Wilson (Editor); Nancy E. Dowd
Edition: 1
Copyright Date: 2006-01-01
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781412913690
Grading Criteria
·        Discuss issues such as prevalence (i.e., age, gender, and racial differences). Key Part must go into detail
·        Discuss dangers of media violence in the context of Greg’s developmental level.
·        Discuss risk and protective factors, including predisposition to violence.
·        Discuss possible outcomes of continued exposure to videogame violence.
·        Discuss the intervention strategies/services his parents could find at the community level.
·        Recommend an intervention strategy for Greg.
·        Compare videogame violence to another form of violence.
·        Discuss societal costs of videogame and other form of violence chosen for comparison.
Style (4 points): Tone, audience, and word choice

Organization (12 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion

Usage and Mechanics
 (12 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure

APA Elements (16 points): In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and

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