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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.
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.
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.
Submit your file(s) by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 3.
Criteria for Content
Complete a self-inventory on personal biases you hold. The biases might be implicit or explicit.
- 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
- Application: Use Microsoft Word 2013™ to create the written assessment.
- Length: The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) is at maximum two pages.
- A minimum of two (2) scholarly literature references must be used.
- 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.
- Review directions thoroughly.
- Follow submission requirements.
- Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are included.
- Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.
- 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.
- Ideas and information that come from scholarly literature must be cited and referenced correctly.
- A minimum of two (2) scholarly literature references must be used.
- Abide by CCN academic integrity policy.
Week 3: Addressing Bias Guidelines with Scoring Rubric
|Week 3: Addressing Bias Guidelines with Scoring Rubric
|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.
|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.
|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.
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStrategy to Reduce Bias
Develop one strategy to reduce bias.
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSelf-Reflection
Provide a self-reflection regarding what was learned from completing this assessment.
|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.
|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.
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeNumber of references (Note: Students are to use at least two (2) scholarly references.)
|Total Points: 75.0
Fride Edith Wandji
Foundational Concepts and Applications-White
January 20, 2018
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).
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.