NR 500 Week 3 Addressing Bias

NR 500 Week 3 Addressing Bias

NR 500 Week 3 Addressing Bias

The Addressing Bias assignment must be completed by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (MT) at the end of Week 3. This assignment is worth 7.5% of your overall grade. See the details for this assignment below and in the Course Resources page in the Introduction & Resources Module. 

Purpose 

In today’s current healthcare settings, the increasing diversity, globalization, and expanding technologies produce complex ethical pressures that influence nursing practice and practice outcomes. To be effective in a master’s-prepared advanced nurse practice role it is important to understand personal values, beliefs, strengths, and limitations. The purpose of this assessment is to promote introspective reflection related to implicit and/or explicit personal biases. Students will develop a plan to reduce bias and promote personal and professional growth. 

Course Outcomes 

CO 1: Examine roles and competencies of master’s-prepared nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of holistic, safe, and quality care. (PO 1-5) 

CO 2: Apply concepts of person-centered care to nursing practice situations. (PO 1, 2, 5) 

Total Points Possible 

This assessment is worth 75 points. NR 500 Week 3 Addressing Bias

Due Date 

Submit your file(s) by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 3. 

Requirements 

Criteria for Content 

Complete a self-inventory on personal biases you hold. The biases might be implicit or explicit. 

  1. In a one to two-page summary, address the following. 
  • Identify your selected specialty track (education, executive, family nurse practitioner, healthcare policy, or nursing informatics). 
  • Discuss how biases can impact outcomes in selected nursing practice settings. 
  • Identify personal biases and attitudes toward people with various cultural, gender, sexual orientation, age, weight, and religions that are different than your own. 
  • Select one bias that you have. 
  • Develop one strategy to reduce this bias. 

Preparing the paper 

Submission Requirements 

  1. Application: Use Microsoft Word 2013™ to create the written assessment.  
  1. Length: The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) is at maximum two pages. 
  1. A minimum of two (2) scholarly literature references must be used. 
  1. Submission: Submit your files: Last name_First initial_Assessment 2_Addressing Bias 

Best Practices in Preparing the Project 

The following are best practices in preparing this project. 

  1. Review directions thoroughly. 
  1. Follow submission requirements. 
  1. Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are included. 
  1. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing. 
  1. Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used. 
  1. Ideas and information that come from scholarly literature must be cited and referenced correctly. 
  1. A minimum of two (2) scholarly literature references must be used. 
  1. Abide by CCN academic integrity policy. 

Rubric 

Week 3: Addressing Bias Guidelines with Scoring Rubric 

Week 3: Addressing Bias Guidelines with Scoring Rubric 
Criteria  Ratings  Pts 
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction 

Introduction includes general statements on biases and how biases influence interactions and affect outcomes. Identify sections of the paper. Provide support from scholarly literature. 

8.0 pts 

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements. • General statements on biases • General statements on how biases influence interactions and affect outcomes nursing practice and profession • Identification of sections of the paper • Support from scholarly literature 

7.0 pts 

Presentation of information is superficial and includes all of the following elements. • General statements on biases • General statements on how biases influence interactions and affect outcomes nursing practice and profession • Identification of sections of the paper • Support from scholarly literature 

6.0 pts 

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements. • General statements on biases • General statements on how biases influence interactions and affect outcomes nursing practice and profession • Identification of sections of the paper • Support from scholarly literature 

5.0 pts 

Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following. • General statements on biases • General statements on how biases influence interactions and affect outcomes nursing practice and profession • Identification of sections of the paper • Support from scholarly literature 

0.0 pts 

Presentation of information in two or more of the following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following. • General statements on biases • General statements on how biases influence interactions and affect outcomes nursing practice and profession • Identification of sections of the paper • Support from scholarly literature 

 

8.0 pts 
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDiscussion of Bias 

Identification of selected specialty track. Discuss how biases can influence and affect outcomes in selected specialty area of professional practice. Provide citations from scholarly nursing literature that support your position. 

22.0 pts 

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements. • Identifies selected specialty track • Discusses how biases can influence and affect outcomes in selected specialty area of professional practice • Provides citations from scholarly nursing literature 

20.0 pts 

Presentation of information is superficial in places and includes all of the following elements. • Identifies selected specialty track • Discusses how biases can influence and affect outcomes in selected specialty area of professional practice • Provides citations from scholarly nursing literature 

18.0 pts 

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements. • Identifies selected specialty track • Discusses how biases can influence and affect outcomes in selected specialty area of professional practice • Provides citations from scholarly nursing literature 

13.0 pts 

Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following. • Identifies selected specialty track • Discusses how biases can influence and affect outcomes in selected specialty area of professional practice • Provides citations from scholarly nursing literature 

0.0 pts 

Presentation of information in two or more following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following. • Identifies selected specialty track • Discusses how biases can influence and affect outcomes in selected specialty area of professional practice • Provides citations from scholarly nursing literature 

 

22.0 pts 
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentification of Personal Bias 

Identify one personal bias that you have. Identify if the bias is implicit or explicit in nature. 

8.0 pts 

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements. • Identifies one personal bias • Identifies if the bias is implicit or explicit in nature 

6.0 pts 

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements. • Identifies one personal bias • Identifies if the bias is implicit or explicit in nature 

5.0 pts 

Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following. • Identifies one personal bias • Identifies if the bias is implicit or explicit in nature 

0.0 pts 

Presentation of information in both following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following. • Personal bias is not identified. • Nature of bias is not identified. 

 

8.0 pts 
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStrategy to Reduce Bias 

Develop one strategy to reduce bias. 

11.0 pts 

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise • Develops one strategy to reduce bias 

9.0 pts 

Presentation is minimally demonstrated • Develops one strategy to reduce bias 

0.0 pts 

Presentation of information is missing • Strategy to reduce bias is not developed. 

 

11.0 pts 
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSelf-Reflection 

Provide a self-reflection regarding what was learned from completing this assessment. 

18.0 pts 

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements. • Summary regarding what was learned from completing this assessment • Statements on how this assessment will change future professional practice 

16.0 pts 

Presentation of information is good but superficial in places and includes all of the following elements. • Summary regarding what was learned from completing this assessment • Statements on how this assessment will change future professional practice 

14.0 pts 

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated in all of the following elements. • Summary regarding what was learned from completing this assessment • Statements on how this assessment will change future professional practice 

11.0 pts 

Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following. • Summary regarding what was learned from completing this assessment • Statements on how this assessment will change future professional practice 

0.0 pts 

Presentation of information in the following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following. • Summary regarding what was learned from completing this assessment • Statements on how this assessment will change future professional practice 

 

18.0 pts 
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Format 

Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section or topic of the paper (one deduction for each type of APA style error). Ideas and information that come from scholarly sources must be cited and referenced correctly. A minimum of two (2) scholarly references are used. 

4.0 pts 

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the • title page; • running head; • body of paper (including citations and headings); and • reference page. One deduction for each type of APA format error. 0 to 1 APA error is present 

3.0 pts 

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the • title page; • running head; • body of paper (including citations and headings); and • reference page. One deduction for each type of APA format error. 2–3 APA errors are present 

2.0 pts 

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the • title page; • running head; • body of paper (including citations and headings); and • reference page. One deduction for each type of APA format error. 4–5 APA errors are present 

1.0 pts 

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the • title page; • running head; • body of paper (including citations and headings); and • reference page. One deduction for each type of APA format error. 6–7 APA errors are present 

0.0 pts 

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the • title page; • running head; • body of paper (including citations and headings); and • reference page. One deduction for each type of APA format error. 8 or greater APA errors are present 

 

4.0 pts 
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting Mechanics 

Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual. 

4.0 pts 

1–2 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual 

3.0 pts 

3–4 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual 

2.0 pts 

5–6 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual 

1.0 pts 

7–8 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual 

0.0 pts 

9 or greater errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual 

 

4.0 pts 
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeNumber of references (Note: Students are to use at least two (2) scholarly references.) 
0.0 pts 

2 Point Deduction 

0.0 pts 

Does not use at least two (2) scholarly references. 

 

0.0 pts 
Total Points: 75.0 

Fride Edith Wandji

Assessment 2

Foundational Concepts and Applications-White

January 20, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Addressing Bias

In this paper, the focus is on family nurse practitioners. Several forms of biasness are present in our regular environment, which has a particular impact on the practice of family nurses. Any form of biasness tends to affect the quality of services provided within the periphery of nursing practices. The bias is more pronounced element in the healthcare system that brings down the quality of services. This leads to a non-deliberate reduction in the performance of activities that are performed by the nurses on a daily basis. When there is a shift in cost of services provided by family nurse practitioners when a bias peeps into the system. The cost of activities tends to rise as the motivation of the nurses reduces and there is a reduction in the overall performance of the nurses (Klemenc‐Ketis & Kersnik, 2014).

As elucidated by Alligood (2014) several personal biasness find their way in the family nursing practice, which tends to affect the aspects of culture, gender and sexuality, and the religion of the client that is being treated under nursing practice. Issue often roots out from problems oriented to the health of the patient. This may in particular be that of obesity-induced issues, biasness against individuals with diabetes and so on. Often such individuals suffering medical illness of the common type are refrained from participating in the making of healthcare standards and guidelines for the daily activities of family nurses.

In my experience, as a family nurse practitioner I am highly biased against individuals who are not accurate in their level of verbal and written presentations. Often I do not even give them the due chance to individuals who are slow in their operational activities. This has given rise to issue of team conflicts, which reduced the rate of success of operation, or there is delay in completion or often rise in cost of completion or the time line tends to be crossed.

The level of bias can come down to a great extent by ensuring that the process of educating the staff deployed as family nursing practitioners. It is essential for the leaders to make significant investment and undergo critical decision making in order to resolve conflicts within the system and raise the understanding and ability of each employee in line with the needs of the system (McCormack & McCance, 2017).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References

Alligood, M. R. (2014). Nursing theorists and their work. Elsevier Health Sciences.

Klemenc‐Ketis, Z., & Kersnik, J. (2014). New tool for patient evaluation of nurse practitioner in primary care settings. Journal of clinical nursing, 23(9-10), 1323-1331.

McCormack, B., & McCance, T. (2017). Person-centred practice in nursing and health care. Theory and practice (2nd ed.). Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.