1. Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment. Speak with your faculty member if you have questions.
a. Select a Speak Up brochure from The Joint Commission website.
b. Write a short paper reviewing the brochure. Use the Grading Criteria (below) to structure your critique and include current nursing or healthcare research to support your critique.
1. Include the following sections
a. Introduction of brochure (3 points/6%)
i. Includes brochure title
ii. Identifies date published
iii. Describes individuals or groups
iv. Brochure properly cited, included on reference list, and submitted with assignment
b. Summary of article (10 points/ 20%)
i. Main topics discussed
ii. Includes information to promote communication between patients and healthcare providers
c. Evaluation of brochure (20 points/40%)
i. Supported by evidence from a recent (5 years) scholarly, nursing journal article
ii. What was done well, and what could have been improved in the brochure?
iii. Why did this topic interest you?
iv. Was the information provided in the brochure beneficial? Could you incorporate it in your patient education?
v. Was the information presented clearly?
vi. Did current nursing or healthcare related research support the information presented in the brochure?
vii. What population or individuals does this article apply to (i.e., who will benefit the most from this brochure)? Who else can use this information?
viii. Will this information increase patient safety? Defend your answer.
d. Conclusion (5 points/10%)
i. Restates main ideas
ii. Includes supporting information from body of paper
iii. Summarizes the benefits of following the brochure’s advice to a person at risk
e. APA style and structure (2 points/4%)
i. Adheres to APA 7th edition formatting guidelines for title page, margins, in-text citations, and references
ii. Section headers are required
b) Summary of brochure
c) Evaluation of brochure
iii. Paper is no longer than three (3) pages, excluding title page, reference page, and copy of brochure
a) Extra pages will not be read or contribute to the assignment grade
f. Clarity of writing (10 points/20%)
i. Proper use of Standard English
ii. Shows original thought
iii. No spelling or grammar errors
iv. Information presented in a logical progression
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