Effective leadership skills to bring about change in Emergency Rooms HCAD 610 PAPER GUIDELINES Paper Overview This final paper enables students the ability to apply health care management and leadership tools learned during this class. Your paper MUST be tied directly to the course objectives covered in this course (course objectives are reiterated below). The paper must be written in a scholarly, informative and organized manner (See APA guidelines). Paper should be between 10 -15 pages in length (this does not include the title page, abstract, table of contents, or the bibliography). Course Objectives 1. Define, recognize and assess systemic foundations related to change. 2. Evaluate and apply principles related to the fundamental goals or objectives of a healthcare organizations. 3. Synthesize critical factors associated with moving into the management and leadership of healthcare. 4. Appraise the need for communicating and addressing professional partnerships in health care organizations. 5. Analyze approaches to managing people in various practice setting. 6. Analyze and assess strategies to foster open leadership change. 7. Distinguish and evaluate effective compliance standards of conduct in health care. 8. Synthesize and evaluate general operations of organizational financial management. Paper Format (EXACT FORMAT MUST BE FOLLOWED WITH THE EXCEPTIONS BELOW) (Methodology and Results Sections May Be Omitted. However, see Requirements) Title Page Table of Contents Abstract/Summary The abstract/summary is appropriately concise and complete, including statement of the problem, purpose of the paper(s)/project, methods for implementing the findings/project, and conclusions/evaluation (consider writing this section last) Problem/Purpose The purpose of the paper/project is clearly stated using a problem format. The significance of the problem to be explored is addressed. The problem statement is supported by appropriate literature and rationale. The purpose flows from knowledge about the problem, those aspects not know, and the scope of the problem that will be addressed. Parameters of the problem are clearly defined and directly related to the purpose of the paper/project. Limitations and assumptions are clearly identified.Operational/Evaluation Questions Questions posed by the paper/project are clearly stated and can be answered by the method chosen The level of operational/evaluation questions are consistent with purpose, operational framework and the plan. Operational Framework/Review of the Literature (If you choose to omit the Methodology section and only include a literature review section, you are strongly encouraged to review examples of well written literature reviews) A conceptual/operational model may be used in the paper as a framework for studying the problem. Relationships among the problem elements and the framework used for the paper are clear. Evidence of review of previous relevant research/literature can be identified and is appropriate. Methodology (This section does NOT have to be included in the paper. If you choose to omit this section, you must have a well written review of the literature section with supporting evidence from the literature.) The method for addressing the purpose, operational/evaluation questions is clearly described, including rationale, model used, contextual framework, objectives/outcome criteria, and procedures. The contextual framework includes detailed description of the setting(s) used and their relevance to the purpose of the project A detailed description of the procedures, the participants and their credentials, assumptions and possible biases inherent in the project is provided. A plan for evaluation/validation of the operational/evaluation questions is described. Results/Evaluation Method (This section can be omitted if you choose to omit the methodology section. However, you must have a well written discussion, conclusion, recommendations section) Results are presented in a logical and concise manner. Evaluation of the project is consistent with the methodology and the contextual framework within which it took place. Full discussion of the paper/project includes examples from the operational context of the methodology Include a SWOT of the health care organization Discussion/Conclusions/Recommendations Discussion and conclusions are consistent with the purpose, operational and contextual framework, methodology, literature review and outcomes Results are interpreted in light of previous research, the contextual framework of the project, the participants, and the paper’s author Health care strategies and implications are included and recommendations made Include areas for future research Bibliography A minimum of 20 scholarly (referred) and current sources in APA format. also use this two References Cohen, D. (2002). The Heart of Change Field Guide: Tools and Tactics for Leading Change in Your Organization. Boston: Harvard Business Press. ISBN 978591397755 Goldsmith, S. B. (2011). Principles of health care management: Foundations for a changing health care system. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
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