Use Of Groups And Teams In An Organization

Assignment Content

  1. Imagine that you have worked to increase the effectiveness of your organization through the company’s use of individuals and teams, and now you and your colleagues have the opportunity to present your best practices and lessons learned at a national business leader’s conference.

    Create an 8- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes in which you:

    • Explain the difference between individuals and teams as they are used in an organization.
    • Explain how individuals and teams can be used effectively in an organization.
    • Describe the 5 phases of group development.
    • List strategies and practices a company could implement to build and maintain individual and team performance.
    • Explain how the strategies and practices you identified help engage employees through the phases of group development.
    • Note: As an alternative to a slide presentation with speaker notes, you may create a voice-over presentation using Microsoft® PowerPoint® or another program.

      Cite 2 reputable references to support your presentation (e.g., trade or industry publications; government or agency websites; scholarly works; your textbook, Organizational Behavior in Health Care (4th ed.); or other sources of similar quality).

Controversy Associated With Dissociative Disorders




The DSM-5 is a diagnostic tool. It has evolved over the decades, as have the classifications and criteria within its pages. It is used not just for diagnosis, however, but also for billing, access to services, and legal cases. Not all practitioners are in agreement with the content and structure of the DSM-5, and dissociative disorders are one such area. These disorders can be difficult to distinguish and diagnose. There is also controversy in the field over the legitimacy of certain dissociative disorders, such as dissociative identity disorder, which was formerly called multiple personality disorder.

In this Assignment, you will examine the controversy surrounding dissociative disorders. You will also explore clinical, ethical, and legal considerations pertinent to working with patients with these disorders.


To Prepare

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources on dissociative disorders.
  • Use the Walden Library to investigate the controversy regarding dissociative disorders. Locate at least three scholarly articles that you can use to support your Assignment.

The Assignment (2–3 pages)

  • Explain the controversy that surrounds dissociative disorders.
  • Explain your professional beliefs about dissociative disorders, supporting your rationale with at least three scholarly references from the literature.
  • Explain strategies for maintaining the therapeutic relationship with a client that may present with a dissociative disorder.
  • Finally, explain ethical and legal considerations related to dissociative disorders that you need to bring to your practice and why they are important.

plan for psychotherapy 




For this Assignment, you will document information about a patient that you examined during the last 3 weeks, using the Focused SOAP Note Template provided. You will then use this note to develop and record a case presentation for this patient. Be sure to incorporate any feedback you received on your Week 3 and Week 7 case presentations into this final presentation for the course.


The Assignment

Record yourself presenting the complex case study for your clinical patient. In your presentation:

  • Dress professionally with a lab coat and present yourself in a professional manner.
  • Display your photo ID at the start of the video when you introduce yourself.
  • Ensure that you do not include any information that violates the principles of HIPAA (i.e., don’t use the patient’s name or any other identifying information).
  • Present the full complex case study. Include chief complaint; history of present illness; any pertinent past psychiatric, substance use, medical, social, family history; most recent mental status exam; current psychiatric diagnosis including differentials that were ruled out; and plan for treatment and management.
  • Report normal diagnostic results as the name of the test and “normal” (rather than specific value). Abnormal results should be reported as a specific value.
  • Be succinct in your presentation, and do not exceed 8 minutes. Specifically address the following for the patient, using your SOAP note as a guide:
  • plan for psychotherapy

    • Subjective: What details did the patient provide regarding their chief complaint and symptomology to derive your differential diagnosis? What is the duration and severity of their symptoms? How are their symptoms impacting their functioning in life?
    • Objective: What observations did you make during the psychiatric assessment?
    • Assessment: Discuss their mental status examination results. What were your differential diagnoses? Provide a minimum of three possible diagnoses and why you chose them. List them from highest priority to lowest priority. What was your primary diagnosis, and why? Describe how your primary diagnosis aligns with DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and supported by the patient’s symptoms.
    • Plan: What was your plan for psychotherapy (include one health promotion activity and patient education)? What was your plan for treatment and management, including alternative therapies? Include pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments, alternative therapies, and follow-up parameters, as well as a rationale for this treatment and management plan.
    • Reflection notes: What would you do differently with this patient if you could conduct the session over? If you are able to follow up with your patient, explain whether these interventions were successful and why or why not. If you were not able to conduct a follow up, discuss what your next intervention would be.

concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a communicable disease.

Write a paper (2,000-2,500 words) in which you apply the concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a communicable disease. Refer to “Communicable Disease Chain,” “Chain of Infection,” and the CDC website for assistance when completing this assignment.

Communicable Disease Selection

  1. Chickenpox
  2. Tuberculosis
  3. Influenza
  4. Mononucleosis
  5. Hepatitis B
  6. HIV
  7. Ebola
  8. Measles
  9. Polio
  10. Influenza

Epidemiology Paper Requirements

  1. Describe the chosen communicable disease, including causes, symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment, and the demographic of interest (mortality, morbidity, incidence, and prevalence). Is this a reportable disease? If so, provide details about reporting time, whom to report to, etc.
  2. Describe the social determinants of health and explain how those factors contribute to the development of this disease.
  3. Discuss the epidemiologic triangle as it relates to the communicable disease you have selected. Include the host factors, agent factors (presence or absence), and environmental factors. Are there any special considerations or notifications for the community, schools, or general population?
  4. Explain the role of the community health nurse (case finding, reporting, data collection, data analysis, and follow-up) and why demographic data are necessary to the health of the community.
  5. Identify at least one national agency or organization that addresses the communicable disease chosen and describe how the organizations contribute to resolving or reducing the impact of disease.
  6. Discuss a global implication of the disease. How is this addressed in other countries or cultures? Is this disease endemic to a particular area? Provide an example.

A minimum of three peer-reviewed or professional references is required.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

 system development life cycle

system development life cycle

Reviewing the system development life cycle is a model that uses stages. To bring a new process or project from inception to completion. (Building informatics-savy health departments: The systems development life cycle, n.d.). The waterfall method is one of the oldest methods and is sequential process. Meaning that the output from one phase opens the next phase.

In the first phase, it must be determined if the project will be feasible and supported. This phase includes the budget with a cost-benefit analysis. Returns on investment should be mentioned along with a time frame for completion. This phase would also include the stakeholders involved.

The second phase is the analysis phase where the development team creates a detailed study of the business needs for the organization. A project manager should make sure the identified needs and resources for strategic operation.

The third phase is the design phase that be used to carefully analyze business processes and find ways to streamline existing processes to improve efficiency. During this phase. The low-level team members will look at how the workflow is done currently and how the new system may work. This phase will clarify the requirements and help the team to decide to use internal developers or an external vendor.

 system development life cycle

The implementation phase is the fourth phase and is where the programming language is determined based on application requirements (Mcgonigle, 2017, p. 179). Most of this phase is directed by the information technology team. “The goal of this phase is to create an application that can be tested by potential users. (“Building informatics-savvy health departments: The systems development life cycle,” n.d).

The test phase is the fifth phase that allows users to identify defects or “bugs” before the rollout is completed.  In this phase there may be several mini phases that include beta-testing.  “During the beta testing users put the new system through. Its paces to make sure that it does what they need it to do to perform their jobs”(Mcgonigle, 2017, p.179).

The implementation phase includes super users. And deployment support to help make the transition easier for staff. This phase includes training and the operational impact and ends with a “go-live” date. The last phase includes at least maintenance and operations. This is usually led by the IT staff and helps ensure the system performs as anticipated.

healthcare organization

In my healthcare organization, we have a project improvement team . This team takes requests from any staff and analyzes the benefits of a new process or procedure. However In the last 5 years we have switched from McKesson to EPIC as an electronic health record. We have partnered with several local hospitals and the “go-live” date is July. Staff from our facility will be “super users” and assist staff for one month.

A nurse could contribute to each phase by being involved in the planning and implementation phase. The more involved a nurse is the more the nurses will embrace new models of care. “There is evidence that nurse involvement in all stages of health IT development. And implementation can improve the effective execution. And use of health IT systems” (Rein,2011).

developmental theory

Each student will be asked to create and explain their own discontinuous (stage) theory of lifespan development. Each theory must have at least 5 stages that are distinct, separate milestones of development. The student’s theory can cover broad concepts of development or focus on one topic/area of development across the lifespan. In a Word document (uploaded to D2L), students are asked to outline their theory addressing each of the following:


1. What is the overall topic/concept of your developmental theory? For example, Freud’s theory addressed psychosexual development, Kohlberg addressed moral development. What does your theory address?

2. Who does your theory apply to? Is it to everyone, or to a specific group of people, specific culture, gender, ethnicity, geographic location, etc.?

3. What are the specific stages of your theory? What are the age ranges and the unique milestones a person will meet within each stage? Remember, stage theories argue that each stage is distinct from all of the others. What makes each of your stages distinct?

4. How will a person meet each milestone? For example, according to Erikson, people face psychosocial conflicts they have to address, but Piaget said development naturally occurred and nothing ‘needed to be done.’ What does your theory propose?

Reflections must be in paragraph format, double-spaced, and at least 200 words. Students are not required to have outside references, but if they use outside sources, they must correctly cite and reference them. Reflections can be written in first-person, but they are expected to be formal written assignments. Points will be deducted for spelling errors, grammatical mistakes, disorganized or informal writing, structure, and flow. Links to the AU Writing Center are provided in the D2L- Important Class Information content folder for student access.


clients for treatment of mental health disorders

For this Assignment, as you examine the client case study in this week’s Learning Resources, consider how you might assess and treat adult and older adult clients presenting symptoms of a mental health disorder.

The Assignment:

Learning Objectives

Students will:

Examine Case 3: You will be asked to make three decisions concerning the diagnosis and treatment for this client. Be sure to consider co-morbid physical as well as mental factors that might impact the client’s diagnosis and treatment.

At each Decision Point, stop to complete the following:

  • Decision #1: Differential Diagnosis
    • Which Decision did you select?
    • Why did you select this Decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
    • What were you hoping to achieve by making this Decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
    • Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with Decision #1 and the results of the Decision. Why were they different?
  • Decision #2: Treatment Plan for Psychotherapy
    • Why did you select this Decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
    • What were you hoping to achieve by making this Decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
    • Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with Decision #2 and the results of the Decision. Why were they different?
  • Decision #3: Treatment Plan for Psychopharmacology
    • Why did you select this Decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
    • What were you hoping to achieve by making this Decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
    • Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with Decision #3 and the results of the decision. Why were they different?
  • Also include how ethical considerations might impact your treatment plan and communication with clients and their family.

Checkpoint For Certification Plan

Running head: JOURNAL ENTRY 1


Certification Plan

Lydia Otoo

March 24, 2021

Walden Unoversity


Journal Entry: Certification Plan

Practice Environment

In most states in the country, nursing practitioners require certain certification before starting operations and medical care activities. In Maryland, my home state, psychiatric practitioners require a license to confirm their certification and registration. Nurses are also expected to complete essential coursework that involves practitioner roles and responsibilities learning (Niebuhr & Biel, 2007). These nursing practitioners should also pass examinations in the nursing category, including the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Board test. The State of Maryland also requires that nurses possess the potential to deliver mental assessments, examinations, and treatment recommendations significantly.

Several limitations can be associated with the PMHNP practice environment in Maryland. First, individuals wishing to take up clinical activities in the state must be registered based on state requirements. Secondly, the practitioners require optimal clinical experience under supervision for over five hundred hours. The nursing education programs usually stands for the required experience and is usually presented in the individual’s academic certifications (Gladfelter, 2006). Competency-based evaluations are also a core consideration in the Maryland medical field. These requirements are essential for nursing practitioners and their practice in the State of Maryland.

Maryland vs California

The practice settings in the State of California are different from Maryland’s practice settings. First, the Board of Nursing and Board of Medicine regulates the PMHNP practice environment in California while the Board of Nursing controls Maryland’s environment. Secondly, California operates on a restricted practice under the control frameworks. On the other hand, the requirements in California are stricter compared to the requirements in Maryland. Significantly, the core difference between California and Maryland practice environments regarding regulatory boards.

Professional and Clinical Issues

New PMHNPs need to consider several professional and clinical issues to ensure they understand the requirements and expectations of a state regarding relocation, credentialing, licensure, and certification. An important clinical issue that PMHNPs should explore entails passing the competency-founded assessment provided by the state. Nursing knowledge is a crucial factor for most states, and passing the competency test is a significant way for a new PMHNP to display their experience and knowledge (Cary, 2001). Secondly, passing the evaluation provides the PMHNP with an opportunity to be credentialed because it requires professional competency, which the medical board requires. Additionally, the American Council of Education should also approve the knowledge level of the nursing practitioner. Thus, these clinical issues must be considered by new PMHNPs for a successful process in the medical field.

National Certification Exam Checklist

Nursing practitioners are required to fulfill certain requirements when it comes to the national certification exam. National certification exam preparation requires individuals to adhere to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners‘ presented guidelines. To begin with, nursing practitioners must attend and gain credentials from a recognized higher learning institution (Harrison, 2014). For example, the individuals must register for relevant courses, attend all lectures, and perform well in school. Secondly, nursing practitioners must finish their relevant courses in the established hours and not less than the recommended minimum hours, particularly in supervised care delivery. Additionally, an independent nursing agency identified by the Department of Education in the US must approve the education program. Another crucial element in the certification checklist includes possessing a nursing license obtained via registration.

Schizophrenia Spectrum And Other Psychotic Disorders




In earlier weeks, you were introduced to the concept of the “captain of the ship.” In this Assignment, you become the “captain of the ship” once again as you provide treatment recommendations and identify medical management, community support resources, and follow-up plans for a client with a schizophrenia spectrum/other psychotic disorder.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Select an adult or older adult client with a schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorder you have seen in your practicum.

In 3–4 pages, write a treatment plan for your client in which you do the following:

  • Describe the HPI and clinical impression for the client.
  • Recommend psychopharmacologic treatments and describe specific and therapeutic endpoints for your psychopharmacologic agent. (This should relate to HPI and clinical impression.)
  • Recommend psychotherapy choices (individual, family, and group) and specific therapeutic endpoints for your choices.
  • Identify medical management needs, including primary care needs, specific to this client.
  • Identify community support resources (housing, socioeconomic needs, etc.) and community agencies that are available to assist the client.
  • Recommend a plan for follow-up intensity and frequency and collaboration with other providers.

What Characteristics Would Lead A Provider To Suspect Domestic Violence

Topic 5 DQ 2

Healthcare practitioners serve the purpose of caring for patients within care settings and safeguarding and promoting other interests. Among the qualities that care providers should have is critical analysis skills that would aid them in assessing issues that affect people within a family unit. Care providers can analyze some characteristics to examine topics such as domestic violence, child abuse, or elder abuse. Furthermore, they can engage responsive strategies in reporting such types of abuse. First, caregivers who work with families in outpatient settings must check for specific attributes to suspect abuse.

The practitioners may check for physical markings on the individuals’ body, which could indicate abuse (Kim & Park, 2020). Furthermore, the caregiver could analyze the interaction of the individual with the other family members. In typical scenarios, the members facing abuse tend to exhibit apprehensiveness towards the other person, which could be a sign of abuse in the family (Skarsaune & Bondas, 2015). Lastly, the caregivers could ask people around the individual to divulge necessary information about the suspicion. Consequently, the caregiver should take appropriate action based on the extent of the problem. Some of the interventions they could take in this regard include reporting the matter to the authority if they suspect it is a severe problem (Fong, 2020).

Nonetheless, in mild cases of abuse, the caregiver could recommend counselling services to mitigate the problem. The facility can follow relevant procedures in reporting abuse. In this regard, the caregiver should ascertain that there is a case of abuse that undermines the other person’s interests. Consequently, the caregiver reports the problem to Child Protective services, which conducts its independent investigation on the matter. Nonetheless, depending on the nature of the problem, the care providers could also contact the police and provide evidence regarding the issue. These steps are essential, considering that these authorities have the necessary resources to address the abuse problem.


Fong, K. (2020). Getting eyes in the home: child protective services investigations and state surveillance of family life. American Sociological Review85(4), 610-638.

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