Quality Oversight in Health Care Organizations

Quality of care and patient safety has become a driving force in the delivery of health care in the twenty-first century. Your paper should address the following:

  1. Explain the role of quality oversight in health care organizations and elaborate on how non-clinical personnel contribute to the process.
  2. Identify and describe three stakeholder organizations or agencies that contribute to quality oversight within health care organizations in a substantial way. Include at least one government and one non-government organization/agency that focuses on quality of care within the health care field.
  3. Answer the following questions for each organization/agency:

    a. How does this organization/agency contribute to quality of care and patient safety?

    b. What specific types of oversight does this organization/agency provide?

    c. What are some of the repercussions that a health care organization could face for violating the standards of the organization/agency?

  4. Compare and contrast the three organizations/agencies.
  5. Who are some of the other stakeholders involved in promoting quality of care in health care and what role do they play?
  6. Given the vast amount of mandatory regulations imposed upon the health care industry, explain why a health care organization might subject itself to participate in voluntary accreditation activities.

Your Paper:

  1. Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style.
  2. Must include a title page with the following information:

    a. Title of paper

    b. Student’s name

    c. Course name and number

    d. Instructor’s name

    e. Date submitted

  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms the thesis.
  6. Must use at least three scholarly sources
  7. Must include a reference page.

The Value of a Quality Assurance Department


In crisis hospital has been concerned with the increased number of calls from patients regarding their quality of care from a variety of departments, including its emergency room, and its surgery, oncology, and X-ray/lab departments.

In crisis is a 100-bed acute facility and was established in 2006. The human resource department hired you as a consultant to review the quality of care issue and make a recommendation on creating a quality assurance department.

Develop a 10- to 15-slide PowerPoint presentation to provide to the board of directors.

The presentation should cover the following topics:

  • The link between cost and quality in healthcare. Cite at least two studies conducted in the past five years supporting your response.
  • The role health insurance plays in cost, quality, and healthcare consumer expectations.
  • The various customers (e.g., patients, families, providers, insurance companies) and the healthcare quality from their perspective.
  • At least three current business initiatives driving healthcare quality.
  • The role that national policy plays on the quality of healthcare.
  • A clear explanation of why the quality assurance department should be created


Name and explain the barriers and difficulties which face insurance systems in Saudi Arabia?Compare between the characteristics of Social health insurance and private health insurance and explain with statistics and examples any differences between them?




Psychosocial Aspects of Health Care (3rd edition) ISBN 0-13-139218-2.Meredith Drench, Ann Cassidy Noonan, Nancy Sharby, Susan Hallenborg Ventura Prentice Hall, 2012.Please read chapter 4/Spirituality before answering the question and don’t forget to use examples and quotes from the book.How important is spirituality to your and others’ total well being?



Advanced Nutrition

Answer the questions to this Nutrition Case Study. Please write your answers in green. Do not write a book report or an essay. Just answer these questions providing answers to all the questions thoroughly. I have listed below the top sources to use to answer these questions and the ADIME chart at the end. Use the Nelms and Krause sources first, if you do not find the answers in these two sources then go on and use other sources listed or whatever good references you find that answer the question. You have to have a knowledge in nutrition to answer these questions. My professor is more concerned with providing good answers then whether if this case study is well-written. Please contact me if there are any questions. Here are the list of references but feel free to use others:




There are multiple issues to consider in caring for someone with diabetes II. Your course textbook lists these as:
¥ Race and Ethnic Group
¥ Obesity
¥ Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Failure
¥ Hyperlipidemia
¥ Hypertension
¥ Nephropathy
¥ Neuropathy

¥ Retinopathy
From this group, select two specific issues and explain the importance of that variable in the treatment of diabetes. Explain how a provider needs to approach the patient and how these considerations would influence the selection of agents for the treatment of diabetes and related complications.

There are multiple issues to consider in caring for someone with diabetes II. Your course textbook lists these as:
¥ Race and Ethnic Group
¥ Obesity
¥ Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Failure
¥ Hyperlipidemia
¥ Hypertension
¥ Nephropathy
¥ Neuropathy
¥ Retinopathy
From this group, select two specific issues and explain the importance of that variable in the treatment of diabetes. Explain how a provider needs to approach the patient and how these considerations would influence the selection of agents for the treatment of diabetes and related complications.




Abnormal Psy

Imagine you work for a local mental health treatment agency and you are given the task of designing a series of flyers that explain effective coping mechanisms for mental illness and support services for those in treatment for a mental illness. Your presentation should include at least two flyers (one detailing coping and one detailing support services) and will be graded on how well you explain why the coping mechanism and support service would be beneficial to those living with a mental illness.
To complete the assignment you can create your flyers as PowerPoint slides, or you can feel free to use other means of displaying information visually.




write a reflection paper related SARPH program (research it online), explain how it has helped many pharmacists that have become addicted to drugs due to various issues. Please do not cite it, use online sources as references but do not cite.Here is the main site https://sarph.org/
Follow the following instructions

Please prepare and submit a personal reflection relative to SARPH. Personal reflections will be reviewed to assure they incorporate the fundamental precepts of ‘What?, So What?, Now What?.

The What? So What? Now What? Model of reflection should be utilized. A true reflection contains three components:

• a descriptive component in which the events are described
• an examination component in which the event(s) are explored and feelings/reactions are discussed
• a contemplative, planning component where plans are made for future encounters.

The questions listed under each of the three categories below may help get you started on making reflective entries as you think about your experiences. Do not try to answer every question. Choose the questions that have the most relevance to your experience. Better yet – come up with questions of your own.

What? (Describe)
• Describe your experience. What did you do there?
• With whom did you interact?
• What did the team members / mentor /presenter(s) do? What were their roles?
• What did the meeting place look like? Sound like? Smell like? Size? Condition?
• What did the patients/clients look like? What did the staff look like?
• What was said?
• What were the activities? Who participated? Who did not?
• What are the most significant event(s) that took place?
• What were the interactions between the staff and patients/clients?
• What problems arose? What successes did you have?

So What? (Examine)
• What motivates the team members/ mentor/presenter(s)?
• How did you feel about your experiences? What was the best thing that happened? The worst?
• Were you offended by anything? Were you puzzled by anything that happened? What lifted your spirits? In what did you take the most pride?
• How did you respond internally to the setting? How did you respond to the mentor’s/ presenter’s appearance? To their behavior?
• What past memories were evoked by your site experiences?
• Was there one person who stands out in your memory?

• Were your feelings at the visit appropriate? What values were important in what took place? Yours? Others?
• Were there any moments of failure, success, indecision, doubt, humor, frustration, happiness, or sadness?
• Why did events at the visit happen the way they did? What could have been done differently or better? What could have been said or done to improve the situation?
• Were there any skills or knowledge you lacked? How can you get the needed skills? Has your experience complemented or contrasted with what you are learning in class?
• Did you change or grow as a result of your experience? What did you learn about yourself? Do you have more/less understanding or empathy than you did before?
• How would you feel if you were the mentor/presenter?

Now What? (Contemplate & Plan)
• Based on your experiences to date, what is your plan for the future?
• What insights did you gain that might assist you in your career? Is there something new and creative you will try to improve your performance?
• Do you need to do any reading or research? How can you make related interactions more productive?
• What will you do about biases and prejudices that limit your effectiveness?
• What skills will you practice? What will you do to improve communication skills?
• What is the connection of this experience to your future? What impact does this experience have on your everyday life? Will your experiences change the way you act or think in the future as a pharmacist?
• In what ways, if any, has your sense of self, your values, your sense of “community”, and your self-confidence/self-esteem been impacted or altered through this experience?




Briefly describe one important disease the Rotavirus do?How common is this disease and in what group of patients dose it mainly occur?What specimen is or are required for diagnosis?How is a diagnosis of acute infection confirmed by the laboratory? Is laboratory diagnosis usually necessary; explain why. For most of these viruses, there are conventional cell culture methods as well as rapid methods, including direction of viral products, DNA methods, serology. Which method would you choose and why?Would the diagnosis be performed in a normal laboratory or would you have to send the specimen to a reference laboratory.



Personality Disorders—Fact or Fiction?

Personality disorders are chronic and persistent behavioral and emotional disturbances that are often difficult to treat. Some professionals argue that these disorders are not mental disorders at all, but personality styles—that these individuals are just odd or unusual. Review your text book and a minimum of two peer reviewed references and develop an argument for or against the inclusion of personality disorders as a diagnostic category in the next version of the DSM. Be sure to support your position with relevant research on the causation, diagnosis, and treatment of personality disorders.

Develop your position into a 2-3-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources and include a cover page and reference page. Use the following file naming convention:



Stress in Modern life and the past

Is modern life more stressful than the past? Stress has been identified as a factor in causing or exacerbating a range of health condition. Outline three specific aspects pf modern life which could cause stress and provide two examples of disease or ill heath which are bought about or made worse by this. In order to conclude whether modern life is in fact more stressful, evaluate the evidence to show that these illness have become more common in the last three decades. Your evidence should be based on research into the UK and one country of your choice.

Title Analysis:-
Topic: Stress in Modern life and the past.
Focus: 1) three aspects of Modern life
2) Two examples of illness or effects
Instruction: outline, conclude , evaluate, provide


Restriction: UK and another country, references from the last three decade

Interdiction • Definition of Stress
• This work will demonstrate that modern life style causes more stress than the past because life is more complicated now days . it will also consider three causes of stress and two effects that come with stress

• Route map
 Causes
1. stress at work place
2. student life stress

3. financial and economical
 Effects
1. Depression
2. Heart disease
Main body • way of life in the past and now
 causes of stress
 stress at work place
 student life stress
 financial and economical
 Effect of stress
 Depression
 Heart disease
Conclusion • Summary
• Restate thesis statement
• General argument – will stress increase in the future



Policies and Programs for Boomer Health

As 71 million Boomers approach retirement, planning ahead to insure the health and well-being of this cohort is critical for individuals, families, and society at large. This short paper asks you to create an effective and appropriate health program for a subset of the Boomer population.
Write a 5-page paper (12-point font, double-spaced, 1 inch margins) integrating course materials and including authoritative outside references. Be sure to do the following:
(1) Reference the readings or online units at least three times
(2) Reference one discussion forum posting
(3) Reference and at least three outside sources

Turn your paper in to Assignments tab by the assigned due date. 200 points

Address the following points in Paper #3:
1. Identify your target group (e.g., Latinos, diabetics, aging rock stars, etc.) and describe how the population defines itself or the characteristics that make this group different from other Boomers.
2. Explain the social, political, and legal events that have led to health care disparities for this subset of Boomers.
3. What specific health issues do they face? Use charts, graphs, and statistics to identify needs, and if possible, gain a first person account.
4. Suggest a health promotion policy or program that would be appropriate and effective for this diverse group, based on what you have learned.
5. Demonstrate critical thinking by acknowledging alternative perspectives to this problem.
6. Conclude with your rationale about the need for public health policies and programs to meet the needs of this diverse group.



Should ( my School ) be smoke  and tobacco free campus

Powerpoint 5 slides not including first and reference page, 250 speaker notes and more than two references:Describe situations and organizational variables that impact employee morale.Explain, using examples, the impact of individual perception on morale. Discuss how employee empowerment and decision-making autonomy impact morale.Develop recommendations for initiative that organizations can implement to positively affect employee morale.5 pages APA No plagiarism


Violence in healthcare

Identify a HR topic of their choosing and explore it from a strategic and practical perspective. When and why would they pursue such a strategy? How would it be implemented? What are the considerations, risks, barriers and potential outcomes? Implications? How do you propose maximizing the outcomes associated with this HR topic?




Please adhere to guidelines below and Please check for Plagiarism.Evaluate the impact the Sociological theories, Functionalism, Conflict, and Interactionism Health-Care of the social institution.However, the thesis statement must be one sentence in length and the last sentence of the introduction.)

The outline must contain:
1. Introduction with thesis statement
2. At least five body paragraphs
3. Conclusion
4. Reference Page
The paper must be three to five pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least three scholarly resources (at least two of which can be found in the Ashford Online Library) other than the textbook to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.

In your paper address the following elements:How does each theory apply to the selected sociological institution? What are the similarities? What are the differences?How does each theory affect the views of the individual who is part of the institution?How does each theory affect the approach to social change within the selected institution?
Within the Sociological institution selected, how does each theory affect the views of society?
Writing the Research Paper
The Research Paper:
1. Must be seven to nine double-spaced pages in length, (excluding the cover and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
2. Must include a title page with the following:
o Title of paper
o Student’s name
o Course name and number
o Instructor’s name
o Date submitted
3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
6. Must use at least three scholarly resources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford Online Library.
7. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
The topic chosen is health-care. Please use below as reference
Vissing, Y. (2011). Introduction to sociology. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.


Long term conditions

Select a focus area or condition or illness relevant to ‘Womens Health/Communicable diseases/NCD/Child Health/Mental Health`. Give some context of the topic using epidemiology, policy and key global health principles that have been discussed within the module. These may be health systems, health discourses (biomedicine), social inequalities, gender inequalities, globalisation for example. Then explore how the situation may be improved through culturally informed practice within global health initiatives or within global nurse practice.

Guidance for the assessment

Your essay will need a clear introduction, main body and conclusion with a suggested outline as follows:Introduction (Approx 150 words):How you are going to address this essay, outlining the relevant issue in the context of global health and your rationale.

Main body (Approx 1200 words)In the main body of your essay, you will be developing the ideas and arguments you have outlined in your introduction. You need to integrate your own ideas with evidence from your reading and other research. It is important not to be too descriptive in this section and to develop your analysis. You will need to integrate appropriate global health concepts, policies, cultural analysis and application to nursing. Evidence of a clear framework should be present.

Conclusion (Approx 150 words)Your conclusion should leave the reader with a clear picture of your main argument, and also leave them feeling positive about your ideas.

There will need to be evidence of wider reading in your assignment and using literature from global health resources to support your work. Do not rely on internet resources only, these will need to be references from peer reviewed sources such as journals and books.

You will be marked using the level 5 2013/14 marking criteria and feedback will be given using the Rubric on student central and you will be measured against the following learning outcomes:

1. Analyse a minimum of one global health issue in depth using an appropriate theoretical framework and current research

2. Explain globalisation in the context of health and epidemiology

3. Review global health principles and social inequalities

4. Explore the impact of culture on global health and nursing

Title Introduction to Global Health

Code NI504

Level 5

Credit rating 10

Pre-requisites Meets Progression Requirements to Year 2 of the Course

Type of module Extensive on-line

Aims This module intends to give students an increased understanding of global health issues and their affect on nursing and health care. In addition to appraising globalised and cultural dimensions of health.

Learning outcomes/objectives By the end of this module students will be able to;

• Explain globalisation in the context of health and epidemiology

• Review global health principles and social inequalities

• Analyse a minimum of one global health issue in depth using an appropriate theoretical framework and current research

• Explore the impact of culture on global health and nursing

Content The module will begin with an introductory session using student central to orientate students to the units and expectations. Thereafter the content will be presented as distinct on line units:

Unit 1 : Introduction to global health studies, globalization and principles of culture and anthropology.

Unit 2: Contemporary issues in global health and health care

Unit 3: Exploration of one key issue though on line debate: for example:

`The WHO contributes to the development of health globally`

Unit 4: Intercultural competencies – to include: diversity, communication and their application in a range of forms of difference.



Measuring Health and Disease

Calculate and compare the crude and age-specific death rates for each of the three counties (refer to the information Crude, Specific, and Adjusted Rates in the module homepage). Based on the crude death rate, which county appears to have the greatest need for funding? Does the age-specific death rate change your view regarding which county has a greater need for funding? Explain. Why is it possible to have a low crude rate and higher age-specific death rates?
2. Calculate and compare the cause-specific death rates (Use the information at http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/lecture/lec0441/001.htm from your background readings). For this, combine data from all counties. Based on the data provided, what do you think are the main health priorities?
Listen to the National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast of October 20, 2001, on Weekend All Things Considered, titled “Public Health.” Then listen to the segment on “Local Public Health” which was broadcast on October 25, 2001, on All Things Considered. http://www.npr.org/ (Enter the date of the broadcast followed by the title in quotes in the Search bar.)
Required Reading
Structure and functions of state public health agencies in 2007. Am J Public Health. 2011 Jul;101(7):1179-86. Epub 2011 May 12. Madamala K, Sellers K, Beitsch LM, Pearsol J, Jarris PE.
Beitsch, L. M., Brooks, R. G., Menachemi, N., & Grigg, M. (2006). Structure and Functions of State Public Health Agencies. American Journal of Public Health, 96(1), 167-172. Retrieved from http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2004.053439
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MMWR – Core Functions of State Public Health Laboratories. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5114a1.htm.
Johns Hopkins University online lecture series (2008) Core Functions and Essential Service. Retrieved from http://ocw.jhsph.edu/courses/publichealthpractice101/PDF/Session4.pdf
Optional Reading
Supercourse. Principles of Public Health – The Mission, Core Functions and Ten Essential Services. Retrieved from http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/lecture/lec1971/index.htm.
Handler, A., Issel, M., & Turnock, B. (2001). A conceptual framework to measure performance of the public health system. Am J Public Health, 91(8), 1235-1239.
Keane, C., Marx, J., & Ricci, E. (2001). Privatization and the scope of public health: a national survey of local health department directors. Am J Public Health, 91(4), 611-617.




Sound level meter apps on cell phones are a good example of the miniaturization of sensors and the increasing power of cell phones. Many such sensors and applications are free or very cheap, so can quickly become a widespread source of environmental data. The major concern, however, is accuracy (how close to the true noise value?) and precision (how well do the same measurements match each other?). A sample comparison on the last page made by the CDC shows that phone noise apps can be off by 10 to 15 dB in some cases, which is quite a lot, while some apps appear to be quite accurate.

For this assignment, due next week, please download one of the recommended sound level phone apps shown below. If you do not have a cell phone, see if you can borrow one from someone. If not, please check with me.
Android: Sound Meter by Smart Tools:


iPhones: Decibel 10th:




With this app, perform the following:
1. Measure or estimate average noise levels (in decibels) in the locations you spend the most time, including the waking activity areas of your residence, bedroom area at night, travel, and work/school.
Take 10 readings. This can be by eye or saved by the phone. Calculate the standard deviation of these readings. If readings are highly variable, i.e., a standard deviation of more than 5 db, take an additional 10 readings.
2. Estimate the average time you spend in each of these areas.
You can do this by thinking about a typical day. Ignore weekends.
3. Calculate a time weighted 24-hour noise exposure.
(E.g., 2 hrs @ 70 dB plus 8 hours @ 60 db plus 14 hours at 50 dB = ((2*70)+(8*60)+(14*50))/24 hours = 55 dB).
4. Comment on the ease of use of the app.
For example, were the numbers easily readable? Did they change slowly enough to estimate an average by eye? Could you save data? Were there any features to help interpret the readings?
5. Comment on how well the app appears to perform.
For example, a) For steady sounding noise conditions, were the numbers also steady? b) Did the numbers increase and decrease with what you perceive to be louder or quieter noise levels? c) Were there certain locations or types of noise that seem too high or too low compared to your perception of loudness? For example, lecture slide #8 lists
For good sleep < 30dB
Whisper 35
Quiet classroom or office <45
Conversation 55
City traffic 65
Motorcycle or lawn mower 95
Did these appear to agree with what you measured?
6. Other Aspects of Measurements: Did you notice any noise sources that were annoyingly loud? How loud were they? Were there any sources that were annoying but not loud? What were they and how loud were they?
7. Was your bedroom quiet enough and consistently quiet enough for good sleeping? E.g., < 35 dB or else the quietist your meter read by at least 5 dB? If not, was there a specific source of noise? How loud was this source?
Please note that the above tasks and evaluations are somewhat subjective. There are no “right” ways to evaluate a sensor without a reference method to compare against.



Health Care Humanities

Given the popularity of physician writing recently, what impressions of Nuland as a person and physician are communicated and how? How does this particular work argue for the popular appeal of writing by physician authors? What about Nuland may make his text appealing to readers?



Health Policy

Students are to critically analyze the following article:Maioni, A. (1997). Parting at the Crossroads: The Emergence of Health Insurance in the United States and Canada. Comparative Politics, 29(4), 411-431.
Keep in mind that the purpose of the assignment is not to merely describe and/or regurgitate the content. Instead, focus on your attention on
 the key point that Maioni wants to get across to the readers
 whether and why she is or is not convincing in making his case
 important ‘take-home’ messages that you come across
Font type: Times New Roman
 Font size: 12 point
 Spacing: Double-spaced
 Margins: 1” on all sides
 Citation and referencing style: American Psychological Association (APA), 7th Edition
 Be sure to include a bibliography/works cited list



Food case study

Possible sources of contamination, What effect does this have on the people involved? Are the contaminants able to elicit the responses reported? Has this sort of thing happened before?Identify Reason for contamination, How can these contaminants be identified? How can they be isolated/ collected?
Analysis techniques to identify contaminants. Identify methods, equipment, sample collection and preparation, possible contamination, rogue results, standards, blanks.
Identify source of contamination, levels acceptable or not? who is responsible, preventative measures, future considerations.
Final verdict to be determined is:-
Are the plantives able to claim compensation from any of the companies involved? and identify who they are able to claim from and why?



Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity Program in Los Angeles. There is a research question, hypotheses and a dependent variable and independent variables of the paper. Please make sure there is nothing is plagiarised.Use This book as one of the references: “Public Administration Research Methods by Warren S. Eller, Brain J. Gerber, and Scott E. Robinson” and add more reliable sources.

The Topic is: Childhood Obesity Program in Los Angeles. There is a research question, hypotheses and a dependent variable and independent variables of the paper. Please make sure there is nothing is plagiarised.

Practice Research Methods Question :A local nonprofit is conducting a program to reduce the childhood obesity in a

particularschool district. Create a program evaluation design to determine if the program is effective. Explain the following:

1. Define the problem

2. What is the purpose of the program

3. State the research question

4. Identify the dependent and independent variables you would evaluate. For each variable,

assign it a title, operational definition, and identify whether (as you defined it) the

variable is nominal, ordinal or interval-ratio.

5. Identify and defend the research design you would recommend, along with a timeline

6. Identify and defend the methods you would use

7. ‘ Address issues related to internal and external validity.




create an annotated bibliography for a specific cultural health issue (health literacy or health disparities or cultural competence) utilizing evidenced based practice methodology. The selection of the specific cultural health issue must be approved by the instructor. Additionally,upon the selection of each topic, the student will identify and analyze this issue in the context of a defined cultural health population.




Provide a 75-100 word response to each of the following questions in chapter 10 of the textbook:10-1, 10-2, 10-4, 10-5, 10-6, and 10-8.
You are required to use two qualified references in addition to your textbook for this assignment. A cover page is required.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.