bus 340 exam # 3 Homework Solution
Chapter 3 discusses various aspects of strategic planning. As noted in the textbook, it is important to link performance management to strategy. For this discussion board, please consider the scenario below.
You are the newly hired HR Director for a large healthcare organization, which serves elderly individuals. Over 1,000 healthcare employees (e.g., physicians, nurses, etc.) are employed by your company. You have been told, by the leaders of your organization, that the performance management system used by the company is not fully aligned with the organization’s strategic plan.
For this discussion board post, please address the following:
Explain why the job descriptions for all workers must be in alignment with the organization’s mission, goals, and strategies.
Address how you can effectively communicate the strategic plan to all organizational employees.
Why does the organization’s compensation strategy need to be aligned with the company’s strategic plan?
Embed course material concepts, principles, and theories (require supporting citations) in your initial response along with at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article. Use APA style guidelines.
Be sure to support your statements with logic and argument, citing all sources referenced. Post your initial response early and check back often to continue the discussion.
You are required to reply to at least two peer discussion question post answers to this weekly discussion question. These peer replies need to be substantial and constructive in nature. They should add to the content of the post and evaluate/analyze that post answer. Normal course dialogue doesn’t fulfill these two peer replies but is expected throughout the course. Answering all course questions is also required.
Chapter 3 in Performance Management
Sanders, K., Jorgensen, F., Shipton, H., Van Rossenberg, Y., Cunha, R., Li, X., Rodrigues, R., Wong, S. I., ∓ Dysvik, A. (2018). Reinvigorating the spirit of strategic human resource management. Public Personnel Management, 49(3), 331-335.
Sowa, J. E. (2020). Reinvigorating the spirit of strategic human resource management. Public Personnel Management, 49(3), 331-335.
The, E. (2020, January 30). How to implement a new performance management plan. Rise. Retrieved from https://risepeople.com/blog/performance-management-plan/
Initial Case Conceptualization
In this assignment, you will discuss the theoretical approach you chose for working with a specific client during your fieldwork experience and how you used this perspective as you collected information about the client and developed counseling goals.
As you begin your work on this assignment, refer to what you have learned about counseling theories from:
The material that you covered in previous courses you’ve taken during your program.
Experiences during the Master’s Residencies.
The discussions you have had with your site supervisor and fieldwork course instructor during practicum and Internship 1.
Complete this assignment by addressing the following topics in a four-part format.
Part 1: Client Information
Select a client with whom you have worked in individual counseling sessions over several weeks during your fieldwork experience. As you present information about the client in this assignment, be sure to use a pseudonym and omit or change all identifying material.
Present a brief description (no more than two pages) of the client, including the following:
Demographic information (such as age, gender, race/ethnicity/country of origin, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability, and socioeconomic status).
Current situation (including living situation, support systems, work and employment, and health).
The client’s presenting issues or concerns.
Relevant history. Include a brief description of key events from the client’s past that have some impact on the presenting issues or that you believed were important to consider during your work with the client.
Part 2: Theoretical Approach
Describe the specific theoretical approach you used to conceptualize this client’s case. Identify a single theory as your main approach; if you integrated a second perspective into your work (such as integrating reality therapy into a cognitive therapy approach), you will need to identify how each theory contributed to your work with the client. Do not present more than two approaches or identify your work simply as being “eclectic.”
Discuss your rationale for selecting this theoretical perspective, and why you believed it was the most appropriate and effective approach to use. Support your statements with a minimum of three articles from current journals in the professional counseling literature that provide evidence for the use of this theory with the types of issues your client presented, and/or with clients similar to yours (in age, gender, ethnicity, background, or in other ways).
Describe how using this theoretical approach influenced the information you collected about the client during the first sessions. (For example, was it important for you to take a detailed history that included information about the client’s parents and early childhood experiences?) Again, support your ideas with references to the professional literature.
Part 3: Assessment and Diagnosis
Write out the diagnosis you developed for the client, using the definitions and format in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and identify the related ICD 10 code.
Discuss the process you used to formulate your assessment and diagnosis for this client.
How did you incorporate information collected from the client during the first sessions to reach this diagnosis?
Did you utilize any self-report instruments (such as symptom checklists, anxiety inventories, depression scales or other assessment processes)? If so how did this information help you to formulate a diagnosis?
Did you consult with any other persons about the client (with his or her written permission) such as parents, teachers, physicians, and past therapists?
Which sociocultural factors did you need to consider when conceptualizing your client’s case and formulating your diagnosis?
Describe how the assessment and diagnosis process was integrated into your theoretical approach for working with the client. Did the information you gathered and the diagnosis you formulated assist you in working from this theoretical perspective more effectively? If so, provide examples; if not, discuss the reasons why.
Part 4: Counseling Goals
List three specific goals that you developed for working with this client. These should be goals that are related to the client’s presenting issues and the focus of therapy. Each goal should be measurable—meaning both you and the client have a clear way for assessing whether the goal has been reached.
Describe how you incorporated assessment information and the client’s diagnosis into your choice of appropriate goals for counseling.
Discuss how you considered your client’s sociocultural background and unique personal history when selecting these goals.
How is each goal reflective of your theoretical approach, drawing from the key concepts and assumptions of that theory?
Your Unit 5 assignment should be 5–8 pages long and include a minimum of four references from current articles (no more than 10 years old) in professional journals. You may also include books and Web sites from professional organizations in your references. Please use direct quotations sparingly; you should paraphrase most of the information drawn from outside sources and present ideas in your own words. Remember to follow APA format for your citations.
Select a topic for your Topic 3 Executive Summary assignment. Post your idea and basic thoughts about the topic using the assignment details from Topic 3. You should provide thoughts to your peers about their topics and ideas that may assist them in completing their projects.
In this assignment, you will propose a quality improvement initiative from your place of employment that could easily be implemented if approved. Assume you are presenting this program to the board for approval of funding. Write an executive summary (750-1,000 words) to present to the board, from which the board will make its decision to fund your program or project. Include the following:
The purpose of the quality improvement initiative.
The target population or audience.
The benefits of the quality improvement initiative.
The interprofessional collaboration that would be required to implement the quality improvement initiative.
The cost or budget justification.
The basis upon which the quality improvement initiative will be evaluated.
Weiner 1 postsRe: Topic 2 DQ 3
For my executive summary assignment my idea for quality improvement in my workplace is the reduction of falls. I work in a skilled nursing facility and we have a lot of dementia patients as well as rehab patients. Basically, I think there are ways in which to decrease the number of falls that my facility could implement that wouldn’t be too difficult to accomplish. One would be to assign the fall risk patients rooms closer to the nurses’ station because we have a few right now that I think are too far and on more than one occasion, I have found certain patients halfway out of the bed. I know reducing falls is a very common project, but I do think it’s vitally important to do so.
Nkamse 1 postsRe: Topic 2 DQ 3
The central electronic systems in hospitals are the electronic health record systems. These systems are clear evidence of the significance of information technology that continues to revolutionize various industries. These systems have great importance in enhancing healthcare services provided to the patients. Many healthcare organizations and facilities have shifted their focus to its use to improve their service delivery. These systems function as the key repository of all patients’ files (Liberati et al., 2017). Nurses also utilize the appointment scheduling software to track and schedule shifts among them. The medical equipment management software helps doctors to monitor their patients who are in the ICU.
Healthcare has experienced some improvements in service delivery through these electronic systems, such as limiting medication errors and ensuring advanced health management. The continued adoption of electronics in the hospitals leads to increased delivery of quality care to patients and improvements in health and healthcare administration (Prezerakos, 2018). The most common electronic systems in hospitals include electronic health record (EHR) software, imaging and visualization, medical diagnosis software, appointment scheduling, medical billing, hospital management software, e-prescribing software, medical research, and medical equipment management. EHR is the most common electronic system in hospitals. It is extensively utilized to collect data about patients, including their medical charts, personal information, authorized users, and medications for use. It enables the integration of patient care across various healthcare departments. The medical database software enables nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to enter and share patients’ data on various digital platforms.
Liberati, E. G., Ruggiero, F., Galuppo, L., Gorli, M., González-Lorenzo, M., Maraldi, M. … & Moja, L. (2017). What hinders the uptake of computerized decision support systems in hospitals? A qualitative study and framework for implementation. Implementation Science, 12(1), 1-13.
Prezerakos, P. E. (2018). Nurse managers’ emotional intelligence and effective leadership: A review