Telenursing: Is It in My Future?
Guidelines and Grading Rubric
The purpose of this assignment is to explore the specialty of telehealth, and more specifically telenursing, as one example of the use of technology in various practice settings. Advantages and disadvantages for the patient and legal and ethical principles for the nurse of this technology will be explored.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
CO #2: Investigate safeguards and decision-making support tools embedded in patient care technologies and information systems to support a safe practice environment for both patients and healthcare workers. (PO #4)
CO #6: Discuss the principles of data integrity, professional ethics, and legal requirements related to data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and client’s right to privacy. (PO #6)
This assignment is worth a total of 200 points.
Your completed paper is due at the end of Week 4. Submit it to the basket in the Dropbox by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. mountain time. Post your questions to the weekly Q & A Forum. Contact your instructor if you need additional assistance. See the Course Policies regarding late assignments. Failure to submit your paper to the Dropbox on time will result in a deduction of points.
Our text (Hebda, 2013) provides us with a broad perspective on telehealth. However, the specialty of telenursing is only briefly discussed. Healthcare is readily embracing any technology to improve patient outcomes, streamline operations, and lower costs. This technology includes the use of various applications based in various environments where registered nurses indirectly provide professional nursing care.
The following scenario serves as the basis for your paper:
You have worked with Tomika for the past five years. Tomika shares with you that she has resigned and plans to work in an agency that installs telemonitoring equipment into the homes of those with chronic illnesses. Nurses monitor the patients using the equipment with the goal of detecting problems before patients need to be readmitted to the hospital. Tomika will be working from her own home, with occasional meetings at the agency. She would not be visiting her patients in their homes, but rather would be assessing and interacting with them via videoconferencing. She tells you that there are still job openings and encourages you to apply.
You are intrigued by this, and decide to investigate whether telenursing would be a good choice for you, too. Is telenursing in your future?
NOTE: Review the section on Academic Honesty found in the Chamberlain Course Policies. All work must be original (in your own words) unless properly cited. This assignment will automatically be submitted through Turnitin, a plagiarism detection system.
Submit the completed paper to the Telenursing: Is It in My Future? by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 4. Please post questions about this assignment to the weekly Q & A Forum so that the entire class may view the answers.
|Introduction||50||25%||The Introduction provides evidence of an information search including in-text citations of the sources of evidence. It catches the reader’s attention with interesting facts and supporting sources.|
|Body||100||50%||Appropriate headings are used to delineate when the introduction ends. More than three advantages and three disadvantages are identified, discussed briefly, and supported by citations.|
|Conclusion and Recommendations||25||12.5%||Appropriate headings are used, making clear the conclusion and recommendations based on solid evidence, privacy rights, and ethical principles, and so forth. State your current employment situation, and whether a job in telenursing could be in your future. Provide pros and cons for this decision.|
|Scholarly Writing and APA Format||25||12.5%||· Title page, running head, and page numbers. (3 pts.)· Introduction, body, and conclusion/recommendations sections are clearly labeled. There is a logical flow between the sections. (10 pts.)· Grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure are correct. (2 pts.)· Citations throughout demonstrate support of student’s ideas and opinions. (5 pts.)· Reference page includes all citations. (3 pts.)· Evidence of spell and grammar check. (2 pts.)|
|Total||200||100%||A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.|
|Assignment Criteria||AOutstanding or Highest Level of Performance||BVery Good or High Level of Performance||CCompetent or Satisfactory Level of Performance||FPoor or Failing or Unsatisfactory Level of Performance|
|Introduction50 points||Evidence of information search. Catches the reader’s attention with interesting facts and supporting sources that include citations to three or more scholarly sources.46–50 points||Evidence of information search. Catches the reader’s attention with interesting facts and supporting sources that include citations to two scholarly resources.42–45 points||Evidence of information search includes only one citation to scholarly resource.No attention catching “hook” noted.38–41 points||Little or no evidence of information search. No citations provided and/or there is no attention-catching “hook.”0–37 points|
|Body100 points||More than 3 advantages and 3 disadvantages from a nursing and a patient perspective are identified and supported by citations.92–100 points||At least 3 advantages and 3 disadvantages from a nursing and a patient perspective are identified and supported by citations.84–91 points||At least 2 advantages and 2 disadvantages from a nursing and a patient perspective are identified and supported by citations.76–83 points||Only one advantage and one disadvantage from a nursing and a patient perspective is identified and supported by citations.0–75 points|
|Conclusion and Recommendation25 points||Conclusion is presented based on cited evidence of how telenursing affects the patient regarding personal privacy rights, and ethical principles. Includes current employment situation, and whether a job in telenursing could be in the student’s future along with pros and cons for this decision.23–25 points||Conclusion contains cited evidence for recommendation, but may lack persuasive use of privacy rights and/or ethical principles. Includes current employment situation, and whether a job in telenursing could be in the student’s future but no rationale for the choice.21–22 points||Indicates conclusion and recommendation but does not address privacy rights and/or ethical principles. Includes whether a job in telenursing could be in the student’s future but no details of current employment or the rationale for the decision.19–20 points||Fails to include conclusion or recommendation.0–18 points|
|Scholarly Writing & APA Format25 points||· Title page, running head, and page numbers. (3 pts.)· Minimum of three sections including the Introduction, Body, and Conclusions and Recommendations. Each section has at least three sentences. (10 pts.)· Grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure are correct. (2 pts.)· Citations throughout demonstrate support of student’s ideas and opinions. (5 pts.)· Reference page includes all citations and no errors in format are noted. (3 pts.)· Evidence of spell and grammar check. (2 pts.)23–25 points||· Minimal error in APA title page noted.· Minimal errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and/or sentence structure noted.· Citations are present but not in correct format.· References are present, with minimal errors in format.· Minimal red or green wavy lines within document.21–22 points||· Some errors in APA title page noted.· Some errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and/or sentence structure noted.· Citations are present but not in correct format.· References are present, with some errors in format.· Some red or green wavy lines within document.19–20 points||· Multiple errors in APA formatting.· Multiple grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors noted.· Citations are missing.· References are missing or incomplete.· No evidence of proofreading prior to submitting paper.0–18 points|
|Total Points Possible = 200 points|
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