Discussion

Workforce Issues on Patient Safety

In this assignment, you will consider how workforce issues impact on patient safety.

Discussion Question 1

Using the South University Online Library, research workforce issues and patient safety.

Based on your research, complete the following tasks:

  • Identify and describe the research problems, purpose, objectives, and hypothesis of the research.
  • Evaluate the credibility and validity of the study.

Discussion Question 2

Read the following titles of research studies from the South University Online Library. Identify the type of research used in each study (qualitative or quantitative). Provide a rationale for your selection.

  • A study of the effects of cardiac rehabilitation exercise program on the morale and motivation of persons recovering from recent heart attacks.
  • An exploratory ethno-botanical study of medicinal plants used by the Turks in the treatment of eye disorders.
  • A study of the impact of different dietary patterns on breast cancer patients.
  • The effectiveness of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).
  • A study of the effects of different types of music on sleeping patterns of elderly insomnia patients.
  • A study of the impact of political and social trends on the direction of nursing research.

Suggested References:

Shisana, O., Rice, K., Zungu, N., & Zuma, K. (2010). Gender and poverty in South
           Africa in the era of HIV/AIDS: A quantitative study. Journal of Women’s
           Health (15409996)
, 19(1), 39–46.

Ko, E., Nelson-Becker, H., Park, Y., & Shin, M. (2013). End-of-Life decision making
           in older Korean adults: Concerns, preferences, and expectations. Educational
           Gerontology
, 39(2), 71–81.

Witzke, J., Rhone, R., Backhaus, D., & Shaver, N. (2008). How sweet the sound:
           Research evidence for the use of music in Alzheimer’s dementia. Journal of
           Gerontological Nursing
, 34(10), 45–52.

Sandvik, A., Melender, H., Jonsén, E., Jönsson, G., Salmu, M., & Hilli, Y. (2012).
           Nursing students’ experiences of the first clinical education: A nordic
           quantitative study. Nordic Journal of Nursing Research & Clinical Studies /
           Vård I Norden
, 32(3), 20–25.

Cooper, C., Taft, L., & Thelen, M. (2004). Examining the role of technology in
           learning: An evaluation of online clinical conferencing. Journal of
           Professional Nursing
, 20(3), 160–166.

Roulston, A., Bickerstaff, D., Haynes, T., Rutherford, L., & Jones, L. (2012). A pilot
           study to evaluate an outpatient service for people with advanced lung cancer.
           International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 18(5), 225–233.

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