Interdisciplinary Plan Proposal

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Assessment 3 Instructions: Interdisciplinary Plan Proposal
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· PRINT
· For this assessment you will create a 2-4 page plan proposal for an interprofessional team to collaborate and work toward driving improvements in the organizational issue you identified in the second assessment.
The health care industry is always striving to improve patient outcomes and attain organizational goals. Nurses can play a critical role in achieving these goals; one way to encourage nurse participation in larger organizational efforts is to create a shared vision and team goals (Mulvale et al., 2016). Participation in interdisciplinary teams can also offer nurses opportunities to share their expertise and leadership skills, fostering a sense of ownership and collegiality.
You are encouraged to complete the Budgeting for Nurses activity before you develop the plan proposal. The activity consists of seven questions that will allow you the opportunity to check your knowledge of budgeting basics and as well as the value of financial resource management. The information gained from completing this formative will promote success with the Interdisciplinary Plan Proposal. Completing this activity also demonstrates your engagement in the course, requires just a few minutes of your time, and is not graded.
Demonstration of Proficiency
· Competency 1: Explain strategies for managing human and financial resources to promote organizational health.
1. Explain organizational resources, including a financial budget, needed for the plan to be a success and the impacts on those resources if nothing is done, related to the improvements sought by the plan.
. Competency 2: Explain how interdisciplinary collaboration can be used to achieve desired patient and systems outcomes.
2. Describe an objective and predictions for an evidence-based interdisciplinary plan to achieve a specific objective related to improving patient or organizational outcomes.
2. Explain the collaboration needed by an interdisciplinary team to improve the likelihood of achieving the plan’s objective. Include best practices of interdisciplinary collaboration from the literature.
. Competency 4: Explain how change management theories and leadership strategies can enable interdisciplinary teams to achieve specific organizational goals.
3. Explain a change theory and a leadership strategy, supported by relevant evidence, that are most likely to help an interdisciplinary team succeed in collaborating and implementing, or creating buy-in for, the project plan.
. Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly, evidence-based communication strategies to impact patient, interdisciplinary team, and systems outcomes.
4. Organize content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions; contains few errors in grammar/punctuation, word choice, and spelling.
4. Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references, exhibiting nearly flawless adherence to APA format.
Reference
Mulvale, G., Embrett, M., & Shaghayegh, D. R. (2016). ‘Gearing up’ to improve interprofessional collaboration in primary care: A systematic review and conceptual framework.BMC Family Practice,17.
Professional Context
This assessment will allow you to describe a plan proposal that includes an analysis of best practices of interprofessional collaboration, change theory, leadership strategies, and organizational resources with a financial budget that can be used to solve the problem identified through the interview you conducted in the prior assessment.
Scenario
Having reviewed the information gleaned from your professional interview and identified the issue, you will determine and present an objective for an interdisciplinary intervention to address the issue.
Note: You will not be expected to implement the plan during this course.However, the plan should be evidence-based and realistic within the context of the issue and your interviewee’s organization.
Instructions
For this assessment, use the context of the organization where you conducted your interview to develop a viable plan for an interdisciplinary team to address the issue you identified. Define a specific patient or organizational outcome or objective based on the information gathered in your interview.
The goal of this assessment is to clearly lay out the improvement objective for your planned interdisciplinary intervention of the issue you identified. Additionally, be sure to further build on the leadership, change, and collaboration research you completed in the previous assessment. Look for specific, real-world ways in which those strategies and best practices could be applied to encourage buy-in for the plan or facilitate the implementation of the plan for the best possible outcome.
Using theInterdisciplinary Plan Proposal Template [DOCX]will help you stay organized and concise. As you complete each section of the template, make sure you apply APA format to in-text citations for the evidence and best practices that inform your plan, as well as the reference list at the end.
Additionally, be sure that your plan addresses the following, which corresponds to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Please study the scoring guide carefully so you understand what is needed for a distinguished score.
. Describe an objective and predictions for an evidence-based interdisciplinary plan to achieve a specific goal related to improving patient or organizational outcomes.
. Explain a change theory and a leadership strategy, supported by relevant evidence, that is most likely to help an interdisciplinary team succeed in collaborating and implementing, or creating buy-in for, the project plan.
. Explain the collaboration needed by an interdisciplinary team to improve the likelihood of achieving the plan’s objective. Include best practices of interdisciplinary collaboration from the literature.
. Explain organizational resources, including a financial budget, needed for the plan to succeed and the impacts on those resources if the improvements described in the plan are not made.
. Communicate the interdisciplinary plan, with writing that is clear, logically organized, and professional, with correct grammar and spelling, using current APA style.
Additional Requirements
. Length of submission:Use the provided template. Remember that part of this assessment is to make the plan easy to understand and use, so it is critical that you are clear and concise. Most submissions will be 2 to 4 pages in length. Be sure to include a reference page at the end of the plan.
. Number of references:Cite a minimum of 3 sources of scholarly or professional evidence that support your central ideas. Resources should be no more than 5 years old.
. APA formatting:Make sure that in-text citations and reference list follow current APA style.
Note: Faculty may use the Writing Feedback Tool when grading this assessment. TheWriting Feedback Toolis designed to provide you with guidance and resources to develop your writing based on five core skills. You will find writing feedback in the Scoring Guide for the assessment, once your work has been evaluated.
Portfolio Prompt: Remember to save the final assessment to your ePortfolio so that you may refer to it as you complete the final Capstone course.
· SCORING GUIDE
Use the scoring guide to understand how your assessment will be evaluated.
Interdisciplinary Plan Proposal Scoring Guide

CRITERIA

NON-PERFORMANCE

BASIC

PROFICIENT

DISTINGUISHED

Describe an objective and predictions for an evidence-based interdisciplinary plan to achieve a specific goal related to improving patient or organizational outcomes.

Does not describe an objective and predictions for an evidence-based interdisciplinary plan to achieve a specific goal related to improving patient or organizational outcomes.

Identifies an objective for an evidence-based interdisciplinary plan but does not clearly explain how the objective will help achieve a specific goal related to improving patient or organizational outcomes.

Describes an objective and predictions for an evidence-based interdisciplinary plan to achieve a specific goal related to improving patient or organizational outcomes.

Describes an objective and predictions for an evidence-based interdisciplinary plan to achieve a specific goal related to improving patient or organizational outcomes, including methods from the literature that may be used to determine success.

Explain a change theory and a leadership strategy, supported by relevant evidence, that is most likely to help an interdisciplinary team succeed in collaborating and implementing, or creating buy-in for, the project plan.

Does not explain a change theory and a leadership strategy, supported by relevant evidence, that is most likely to help an interdisciplinary team succeed in collaborating and implementing, or creating buy-in for, the project plan.

Describes a change theory and a leadership strategy but the relevance to the success of interdisciplinary team in collaborating and implementing, or creating buy-in for, the project plan is not clearly explained and no evidence is provided.

Explains a change theory and a leadership strategy, supported by relevant evidence, that is most likely to help an interdisciplinary team succeed in collaborating and implementing, or creating buy-in for, the project plan.

Explains a change theory and a leadership strategy, supported by relevant evidence, that is most likely to help an interdisciplinary team succeed in collaborating and implementing, or creating buy-in for, the project plan, providing real-world examples relevant to the health care organization that is the context for the plan.

Explain the collaboration needed by an interdisciplinary team to improve the likelihood of achieving the plan’s objective, including best practices of interdisciplinary collaboration from the literature.

Does not explain the collaboration needed by an interdisciplinary team to improve the likelihood of achieving the plan’s objective. Does not cite best practices of interdisciplinary collaboration from the literature.

Explains collaboration but not in terms of an interdisciplinary team or does not include best practices from the literature.

Explains the collaboration needed by an interdisciplinary team to improve the likelihood of achieving the plan’s objective, including best practices of interdisciplinary collaboration from the literature.

Explains the collaboration needed by an interdisciplinary team to improve the likelihood of achieving the plan’s objective, including best practices of interdisciplinary collaboration from the literature. Provides real-world examples relevant to the health care organization that is the context for the plan.

Explain organizational resources, including a financial budget, needed for the plan to succeed and the impacts on those resources if nothing is done to make the improvements sought by the plan.

Does not explain organizational resources, including a financial budget, needed for the plan to succeed and the impacts on those resources if nothing is done to make the improvements sought by the plan.

Identifies organizational resources needed for the plan to succeed and the impacts on those resources if nothing is done to make the improvements sought by the plan. Does not include a financial budget.

Explains organizational resources, including a financial budget, needed for the plan to succeed and the impacts on those resources if nothing is done to make the improvements sought by the plan.

Explains organizational resources, including a financial budget, needed for the plan to succeed and the impacts on those resources if nothing is done to make the improvements sought by the plan. Provides real-world examples relevant to the health care organization that is the context for the plan.

Organize content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions; contains few errors in grammar/punctuation, word choice, and spelling.

Does not organize content for ideas. Lacks logical flow and smooth transitions.

Organizes content with some logical flow and smooth transitions. Contains errors in grammar/punctuation, word choice, and spelling.

Organizes content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions; contains few errors in grammar/punctuation, word choice, and spelling.

Organizes content with a clear purpose. Content flows logically with smooth transitions using coherent paragraphs, correct grammar/punctuation, word choice, and free of spelling errors.

Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references, exhibiting nearly flawless adherence to APA format.

Does not apply APA formatting to headings, in-text citations, and references. Does not use quotes or paraphrase correctly.

Applies APA formatting to in-text citations, headings and references incorrectly and/or inconsistently, detracting noticeably from the content. Inconsistently uses headings, quotes and/or paraphrasing.

Applies APA formatting to in-text citations and references, exhibiting nearly flawless adherence to APA format.

Exhibits strict and flawless adherence to APA formatting of headings, in-text citations, and references. Quotes and paraphrases correctly.
Applying PDSA
· Crowfoot, D., & Prasad, V. (2017).Using the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PSDA) cycle to make change in general practice.InnovAIT, 10(7), 425–430.
. This article details principles of PDSA, offering a variety of resources for implementing and assessing the success of change efforts.
· McNamara, D. A., Rafferty, P., & Fitzpatrick, F. (2016).An improvement model to optimise hospital interdisciplinary learning.International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 29(5), 550–558.
. This article presents a study in which the PDSA cycle was applied to drive continuous improvement in interdisciplinary learning within a health care setting.
· Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (n.d.).
Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) worksheet.http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Tools/PlanDoStudyActWorksheet.aspx
. While you are not expected to use this worksheet, it has been used in many health care organizations and is offered as a supplementary resource.
· McGowan, M., & Reid, B. (2018).Using the Plan, Do, Study, Act cycle to enhance a patient feedback system for older adults.British Journal of Nursing, 27(16), 936–941.
. This article presents a study in which PDSA was used to refine a patient-feedback system.
Evidence-Based Practice and Improvement
· Duffy, J. R., Culp, S., Marchessault, P., & Olmsted, K. (2020).Longitudinal comparison of hospital nurses’ values, knowledge, and implementation of evidence-based practice.The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing,51(5), 209‒214.
. This article reviews the results of a study looking at how a hospital-based residency program helps the RN to administer EBP care.
· Friesen, M., Brady, J., Miligan, R., & Christensen, P. (2017).Findings from a pilot study: Bringing evidence-based practice to the bedside.Worldviews of Evidence Based Nursing,14(1), 22‒34.
. This article reviews the results of a study designed to evaluate a structured EBP educational process with mentoring.
· Rahmayanti, E. I., Kadar, K. S., & Saleh, A. (2020).Readiness, barriers, and potential strength of nursing in implementing evidence-based practice.International Journal of Caring Sciences,13(2), 1203‒1211.
. This article identifies the readiness, barriers and strengths to carry out EBP care.
· Woods, A. (n.d.).
Evidence-based practice: Improving practice, improving outcomes (Part one)
[Video]| Transcript. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvenUa3Ww8o
. This video discusses the value of, and current challenges in, implementing evidence-based practice in health care organizations.
Budgeting
· Kolakowski, D. (2016).Constructing a nursing budget using a patient classification system.Nursing Management,47(2), 14–16.
. This article provides guidelines for creating a budget.
· Rundio, A. (2016).
The nurse manager’s guide to budgeting & finance
(2nd ed.). Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta International.
. The following chapters will help you to develop a basic understanding of budgeting in health care settings.
. Chapter 1, “Budgeting for the Nurse Manager.”
. Chapter 4, “Budget Development.”
Staffing
· van Oostveen, C. J., Ubbink, D. T., Mens, M. A., Pompe, E. A., & Vermeulen, H. (2016).Pre-implementation studies of a workforce planning tool for nurse staffing and human resource management in university hospitals.Journal of Nursing Management,24(2), 184–191.
. This paper presents an analysis of a workforce planning tool prior to its implementation.
. In addition to ideas on human resources planning, this article may prompt some things for you to consider before beginning your plan proposal.
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Interdisciplinary Plan Proposal
Write a brief introduction (2 to 3 sentences) to your proposal that outlines the issue you are attempting to solve, the part of the organization in which the plan would be carried out, and the desired outcome. This will set the stage for the sections below.
Objective
Describe what your plan will do and what you hope it will accomplish in one or two succinct sentences. Also, comment on how the objective, if achieved, will improve organizational or patient outcomes. For example:
Test a double-loop feedback model for evaluating new product risk with a small group of project managers with the goal of reducing the number of new products that fail to launch. This objective is aligned to the broader organizational goal of becoming more efficient taking products to market and, if successful, should improve outcomes by reducing waste.
Questions and Predictions
For this section ask yourself 3 to 5 questions about your objective and your overall plan. Make a prediction for each question by answering the question you posed. This helps you to define the important aspects of your plan as well as limit the scope and check its ability to be implemented.
For example:
1. How much time will using a double-loop feedback model add to a project manager’s workload?
a. At first, it will likely increase their workloads by 5 to 10 percent. However, as the process is refined and project managers become more familiar and efficient, that percentage will decrease.
Change Theories and Leadership Strategies
For this section, you may wish to draw upon the research you did regarding change theories and leadership for the Interview and Interdisciplinary Issue Identification assessment. The focus of this section is how those best practices will create buy-in for the project from an interdisciplinary team, improve their collaboration, and/or foster the team’s ability to implement the plan. Be sure that you are including at least one change theory and at least one leadership strategy in your explanation. Always remember to cite your sources; direct quotes require quotation marks and a page or paragraph number to be included in the citation.
Another way to approach your explanations in this section is to think through the following:
· What is the theory or strategy?
· How will it likely help an interdisciplinary team to collaborate, implement, and/or buy in to the project plan?
· Make sure to frame this explanation within the organizational context of the proposed plan, that is, your interviewee’s organization.
Team Collaboration Strategy
In this section, begin by further defining the responsibilities and actions that represent the implementation of the plan. One strategy to defining this is to take a “who, what, where, and when” approach for each team member.
For example:
· Project Manager A will apply the double-loop feedback model on one new product project for a single quarter.
· Project Manager B will apply the double-loop feedback model on all new product projects for a quarter.
Vice President A will review the workloads of project managers using the double-loop feedback model every Thursday for one quarter.
After you have roughly outlined the roles and responsibilities of team members, you will explain one or more collaborative approaches that will enable the team to work efficiently to achieve the plan’s objective. As with the change theories and leadership strategies, you may draw on the research you conducted for the Interview and Interdisciplinary Issue Identification assessment. However, you are being asked to give a more in-depth explanation of the collaboration approaches and look at how they will help the theoretical interdisciplinary team in your plan proposal.
Another way to approach your explanations in this section is to think through the following:
· What is the collaboration approach?
· What types of collaboration and teamwork will best help the interdisciplinary team be successful?
· How is the collaboration approach relevant to the team’s needs and will it help drive success?
· Make sure to frame this explanation in terms of the subject of the plan proposal; that is, your interviewee’s organization.
Required Organizational Resources
For this section, you will be making rough estimates of the resources needed for your plan proposal to be successful. This section does not have to be exact but the estimates should be realistic for the chosen organization.
Items you should include or address in this section:
· What are the staffing needs for your plan proposal?
· What equipment or supplies are needed for your plan proposal?
· Does the organization already have these?
· If so, what is the cost associated with using these resources?
· If not, what is the cost of acquiring these resources?
· What access (to patients, departments, and so forth) is needed?
· Are there any costs associated with these?
· What is the overall financial budget request for the plan proposal?
· Staff time, resource use, resource acquisition, and access charged?
· Remember to include a specific dollar amount in your request.
After you have detailed your budget, make sure that you explain any impacts on organizational resources that could happen if your plan is not undertaken and successful. In other words, if the issue you are try to solve through your plan proposal persists or gets worse, what will be the potential costs to the organization?
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