Benchmark – Policy Brief

The benchmark assesses the following competencies:

1.4 Participate in health care policy development to influence nursing practice and health care.

Research public health issues on the “Climate Change” or “Topics and Issues” pages of the American Public Health Association (APHA) website. Investigate a public health issue related to an environmental issue within the U.S. health care delivery system and examine its effect on a specific population.

Write a 750-1,000-word policy brief that summarizes the issue, explains the effect on the population, and proposes a solution to the issue.

Follow this outline when writing the policy brief:

  1. Describe the policy health issue. Include the following information: (a) what population is affected, (b) at what level does it occur (local, state, or national), and (c) evidence about the issues supported by resources.
  2. Create a problem statement.
  3. Provide suggestions for addressing the health issue caused by the current policy. Describe what steps are required to initiate policy change. Include necessary stakeholders (government officials, administrator) and budget or funding considerations, if applicable.
  4. Discuss the impact on the health care delivery system.

Include three peer-reviewed sources and two other sources to support the policy brief.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. 

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.


Attempt Start Date: 23-Nov-2020 at 12:00:00 AM

Assessing The Quantitative Analytical Approaches In Health Care Literature


  • For this assessment, you will develop a 3-4 page critique of the quantitative design, methods, and results of a scholarly study.
    The ability to use quantitative approaches to analyze health care data is a vital skill for today’s doctoral prepared professional. You will be expected to have the skills to critically assess the deeper analytical qualities of an article and ultimately comment on its overall validity and practical relevance. This assessment will provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate and hone your ability to analyze and critique the quantitative methods of a research study using an example from the literature.
    For the learner who has finished the data collection process for the doctoral project, analysis of that data offers an exciting (and sometimes challenging) opportunity of discovery. One of the most common statistical techniques for examining the relationship of two variables is correlation analysis. The specific kind of correlational technique depends on the combination of the measurement level (that is, categorical, ordinal, or interval or ratio) of the two data variables being examined. Correlation analysis can tell us the direction and strength of relationships between two variables.
    Whether preparing a scholarly document for your doctoral program or simply trying to stay current in your professional field, you must continuously grow in your ability to read research. As an undergraduate, you probably just skimmed over an article’s abstract and introduction, focusing most of your attention on the interpretation of the results at the conclusion. As a doctoral-level professional, your colleagues will expect you to have the skills to critically assess the deeper analytical qualities of an article and ultimately comment on its overall validity and practical relevance.
    Using the readings, media, and various resources in this course, you have an opportunity to engage in critical thinking to assess the analytical results of a peer-reviewed quantitative study. This assessment parallels and complements the literature critique skill set you have developed previously in your program.
    The following will help provide you with potential approaches and frameworks to completing the critique and assessment portions of this assessment:

    • Shahnazi, H., Hosseintalaei, M., Esteki Ghashghaei, F., Charkazi, A., Yahyavi, Y., & Sharifirad, G. (2016). Effect of educational intervention on perceived susceptibility self-efficacy and DMFT of pregnant womenIranian Red Crescent Medical Journal18(5), e24960.
    • Coughlan, M., Cronin, P., & Ryan, F. (2007). Step-by-step guide to critiquing research. Part 1 – Quantitative researchBritish Journal of Nursing, 16(11), 658–663.
    • The Value of a Research Critique to Translate Evidence Into Practice.
    • Demonstration of Proficiency
      By successfully completing this assessment you will address the following scoring guide criteria, which align to the indicated course competencies.
    • Competency 1: Describe underlying concepts and reasoning related to the collection and evaluation of quantitative data in health care research.
      • Describe the study results for a quantitative study published in scholarly literature.
    • Competency 3: Interpret the results and practical significance of statistical health care data analyses.
      • Interpret and critique the analytical testing approach used in a quantitative study described in scholarly literature.
    • Competency 4: Assess the quality of quantitative research methods reported in peer-reviewed health care literature.
      • Cite and summarize a selected article.
      • Assess the overall methodological quality of an article using critique guidelines.
    • Competency 5: Address assignment purpose in a well-organized text, incorporating appropriate evidence and tone in grammatically sound sentences.
      • Articulate meaning relevant to the main topic, scope, and purpose of the prompt.
      • Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references.
    • Instructions
    1. Read the article by Shahnazi et al. linked earlier in these instructions.
    2. Cite and summarize the article.
      • Include study PICO, goals, intervention, and assessment data collected.
    3. Describe, interpret, and critique the statistical testing approach.
      • Include preanalytic normal distribution and post-intervention analytical testing. The article by Shahnazi et al. may be a helpful reference.
    4. Describe, interpret, and critique the study’s results from the analysis.
      • Address issues of significance; type I and II errors, confidence intervals, and effect sizes.
    5. Assess the overall methodological quality of the article using the step-by-step critique guidelines in the article by Coughlan, Cronin, and Ryan, linked above.
    6. Additional Requirements
    • Length: Your paper will be 3–4 double-spaced pages of content plus title and reference pages.
    • Font: Times New Roman, 12 points.
    • APA Format: Your title and reference pages must follow APA format and style guidelines. See the APA Module for more information. The body of your paper does not need to conform to APA guidelines. Do make sure that it is clear, persuasive, organized, and well written, without grammatical, punctuation, or spelling errors. You also must cite your sources according to APA guidelines.
    • Please review the assessment scoring guide before submitting your paper. The requirements outlined above correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide, so be sure to address each point. In addition, you may wish to review the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed.

prepare and submit a managerial report

You have to prepare and submit a managerial report where you should answer the question: Which one of the development projects should be selected? And based on your estimates, should the company hire the business analyst


A real estate company is considering the development of one of the following three possible projects: (1) an apartment building; (2) an office building; (3) a warehouse. The amount of payoff (profit) that could be earned by selling the estate depends on the economic conditions, specified as: optimistic, realistic and pessimistic.

Based on your studies, do you believe derivative markets

The derivatives market is virtually one of the fastest growing markets in the world. After the crisis of 2008, derivative products such as CDS and CDOs have received “bad publicity” because they seemed at least in part responsible for the problems that led to the Great Recession. Are derivatives a problem? Based on your studies, do you believe
derivative markets

speculative fiction

It is commonly asserted that speculative fiction prioritizes itself with addressing contemporary concerns with the set dressings of the far flung future or past, be it 1st world (Earth) or 2nd world (some other planet, like Middle Earth)—though with respect to contemporary speculative fiction it can often accomplish this with a contemporary 1st or 2nd world setting. Though speculative fiction can just as easily address concerns for the future as it addresses concerns for the now.

Analyze what are some of the concerns that we see addressed in (Postcolonial Love Poem) by Natalie Diaz as well as at least two Indigenous Futurism (Indian Native American) short stories? They do not need to be the same concern, though they should be related in some way.

Word Count 1,250-2,500; not including works cited

Essay must have a works cited page using the current MLA citation style. All of them

analyzing John Green’s speech to Kenyon graduates

You are analyzing John Green’s speech to Kenyon graduates that in the transcript I have uploaded. You must analyze the transcript of the speech, not the video/audio.

In a 1,000+ word essay, analyze the text to determine its success and/or failure in addressing the rhetorical situation. You must provide a thesis statement with a claim and explain how and why sections of the text succeed or fail to address the situation.

Chose two of the four types of control strategies and discuss how they work and how effective they are

Chose two of the four types of control strategies and discuss how they work and how effective they are. Give your opinion as to whether they should remain as an option in alternative sentencing.

Write a 2 page APA style paper. In your paper include a title sheet and 2-3 references. Only one reference may be found on the internet.

Compare and contrast contemporary Leadership Theories

Make sure no plagiarism on it please attach the proof of plagiarism percent also make sure you write it as an international student.

Paper 2 (20% of Total Grade)

Each student will choose a topic from below and to write a 6-8 page descriptive paper discussing the importance the Management concept, evidence of how/when organizations apply the concept, and examples of impact or best practices.

• Applying Contemporary Motivation Theories in the workplace

• Effective strategies for communicating and working in teams

• Compare and contrast contemporary Leadership Theories


• (10%) Focus, Purpose, Thesis: The paper expresses a clear and appropriate purpose.

• (30%) Ideas, Support, and Development: The paper presents ideas and examples supporting the purpose of the paper. Ideas and support are consistent and cohesive.

• (30%) Structure Organization: The paper flows and follows a sequential order.

• (10%) Audience, Tone, and Point of View: The paper has a clear tone and is directed to describe the concept to an audience of college students.

• (5%) Sentence Structure (Grammar): The paper contains complete sentences with few grammatical errors.

• (5%) Mechanics and Presentation: The paper has few punctuation, spelling, and other errors.

• (10%) Vocabulary and Word Usage: The paper uses college level diction and appropriate terminology from the course.

school nurse.

  • You are a school nurse. A student comes into your office and is hesitant to share his thoughts with you. What could you say or do to develop a therapeutic alliance?

1 page reference not older than 2015

interprofessional teams

  • During this week’s textbook reading, we took a look at the dynamics of working in interprofessional teams. Reflect back on your experiences working with interprofessional teams. Is there a particular situation in which you should have spoken up for your patient, but did not? Explain. What kept you from speaking up?
  •  1 page reference not older than 2015