Assignment 1: Discussion Assignment
The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies
For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area
To support your work, use your course and text readings and articles from the South University Online Library. As in all
assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
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Workforce Issues on Patient Safety
In this assignment, you will consider how workforce issues impact patient safety.
Based on your research, respond to one of the following discussion questions.
Discussion Question 1
Identify the methodology, design, and rationale of the following titles.
1. Exploring the rate of seasonal pattern
depression in an Inuit community
2. Democracy in America
3. The relationship between compassion fatigue and burnout among critical care nurses
4. Two drugs for Alzheimer’s show promise
5. Evaluating technology with student success
6. Factors that influence weight control among women
7. The meaning of living with brain injury and stroke 10 years after the injury
8. Exploring the beliefs of healing among Aborigines
Discussion Question 2
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.
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., NelsonBecker,
H., Park, Y., & Shin, M. (2013). EndofLife
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