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Mobilizing Care for an Immigrant Population
Develop a project plan to mobilize coordinated care for an immigrant or refugee population. Then, draft a 4–5-page organizational policy addressing care for this group, informed by the project plan, that meets current standards of practice.
Note:
The assessments in this course build upon the work you have completed in the previous assessments. Therefore, complete the assessments in the order in which they are presented.
The United States evolving diversity brings prospects and challenges for health care providers, health care systems, and policymakers to produce and deliver culturally-competent services for immigrant and refugee populations. For example, improving health outcomes for undocumented immigrant populations presents unique and often difficult challenges for care coordinators at all levels. New arrivals in a community bring with them different cultural backgrounds, beliefs, perceptions, and biases that may influence their seeking access to care and exacerbate health disparities. In addition, they may struggle to navigate a complex and sometimes bewildering health care system.
SHOW LESSThis assessment provides an opportunity for you to examine an undocumented immigrant population of your choice, develop a project plan to address their care coordination needs, and craft an organizational policy addressing care that meets current standards of practice.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 1: Propose a project for change, for a community or population, within a care coordination setting.
Provide the rationale for addressing the health care needs of a particular immigrant or refugee population.
Describe the characteristics that define a particular immigrant or refugee population.
Interpret current organizational policies for providing health care to immigrants and refugees
in the United States.
Competency 2: Align care coordination resources with community health care needs.
Assess the health care needs of a particular immigrant or refugee population.
Competency 3: Apply project management best practices to affect ethical practice and support positive health outcomes in the delivery of safe, culturally competent care in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.
Analyze assumptions and biases associated with a particular immigrant or refugee population and the influence of culture and linguistic differences on access to care.
Evaluate two U.S. health care policies, national initiatives, or pieces of legislation that provide guidance on current standards of care for immigrant
and refugee populations.
Competency 4: Identify ways in which the care coordinator leader supports collaboration between key stakeholders in the care coordination process.
Identify the organizations and stakeholders who must participate in caring for a particular immigrant or refugee population.
Competency 5: Communicate effectively with diverse audiences, in an appropriate form and style, consistent with applicable organizational, professional, and scholarly standards.
Write clearly and concisely, using correct grammar and mechanics.
Support main points, claims, and conclusions with relevant and credible evidence, correctly formatting citations and references using APA style.
Competency Map
CHECK YOUR PROGRESSUse this online tool to track your performance and progress through your course.
Toggle DrawerResourcesCultural Competence
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SHOW LESSLaw, Policy, and Ethics
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Coordinating Care With Immigrant Populations
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Research Resources
You may use other resources of your choice to prepare for this assessment; however, you will need to ensure that they are appropriate, credible, and valid. The
MSN Program Library Research Guide
can help direct your research, and the Supplemental Resources and Research Resources, both linked from the left navigation menu in your courseroom, provide additional resources to help support you.
Writing Resources
You are encouraged to explore the following writing resources. You can use them to improve your writing skills and as source materials for seeking answers to specific questions.
APA Module.
Academic Honesty & APA Style and Formatting.
APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX].
Capella Resources
Smarthinking.
ePortfolio.
This resource provides information about ePortfolio, including how to use the different features of the product.
Additional Resources
The following resources are books you may have used in your previous Care Coordination courses. You may find them helpful in providing background information for this course as well.
American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing. (2016).
Scope and standards of practice for registered nurses in care coordination and transition management.
Pitman, NJ: Author.
American Nurses Association. (2018).
Carecoordination:
A blueprint for action for RNs. Silver Spring, MD: Author.
Assessment InstructionsNote:Your work in Assessment 1 will inform your work in this assessment. Therefore, complete the assessments
in the order in which they are presented.
Preparation
For this assessment, you will assume the role of Director of Care Coordination
in the same practice setting you chose for Assessment 1. Within this context, you will develop a project plan to provide health care for an undocumented immigrant
or refugee population of your choice. The population may be of local, national, or international interest, but must not have obtained permanent U.S. residency status.
After completing your project plan, you will then compose an organizational policy that addresses care for this group.
Note:Remember that you can submit all or a portion of your draft documents to Smarthinking for feedback
before you submit the final version of this assessment. If you plan on using this free service, be mindful of the turnaround time of 24–48 hours for receiving feedback.
Requirements
For this assessment:
Develop a project plan to mobilize coordinated care for an undocumented immigrant or refugee population. Use the care coordination project plan you developed in Assessment 1 as a model for your project plan in this assessment. Include, in your plan, whatever information is appropriate for the specific population you have chosen to address.
Compose an organizational policy addressing care for this group, informed by your project plan, that meets current standards of practice.
Project Plan and Policy Document Format and Length
Format your project plan and policy document using APA style.
Use theAPA Style Paper Template [DOCX]. An APA Style Paper Tutorial is also provided (linked in the Resources) to help you in writing and formatting your documents. There is not page length requirement for your project plan but be sure to include:
A title page and references page. An abstract is not required.
A running head on all pages.
Appropriate section headings.
Your policy document should be 4–5 pages in length,not includingthe title page and references page.
Supporting Evidence
Cite a combined total of 6–8 sources of scholarly or professional evidence to support your project plan and policy document.
Developing Your Project Plan and Policy Document
Note:The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Be sure that, at a minimum, you address each criterion. You may also want to read the Mobilizing Care for an Immigrant Population scoring guide to better understand how each criterion will be assessed.
Project Plan
Provide a rationale for addressing the health care needs of the chosen undocumented immigrant or refugee population.
Explain why you chose this particular population for your project plan.
What criteria did you apply to your selection?
Assess the health care needs of the chosen population.
Apply a project management tool or model (SWOT, AI, Six Sigma) that you are familiar with or use in your organization.
What evidence supports your conclusions?
Identify the organizations and stakeholders who must participate in caring for the chosen population.
Consider coordinated care on a local, state, national, or international level, as applicable.
Policy Document
Describe the characteristics that define the chosen population.
Provide demographic information, such as the age, gender(s), location, social, psychological, economic, political, cultural, or other characteristics of the population that you believe are important.
Interpret current policies in your organization for providing health care for immigrants and refugees who do not have permanent resident status in the United States.
What are the key policy elements that guide practice?
Do the policies and practices keep pace with environmental changes and current legislation?
Analyze assumptions and biases associated with a particular immigrant or refugee population, and the influence of culture and linguistic differences on access to care.
Do any of the assumptions have merit?
What assumptions or biases might be particularly pernicious or harmful as the basis for decision making?
How can culture and linguistic differences affect access to care?
Evaluate two U.S. health care policies, national initiatives, or pieces of legislation that provide guidance on current standards of care for immigrant or refugee populations.
Do these policies, initiatives, or laws guarantee fair and ethical treatment?
Do they provide a sufficient basis for guiding professional practice in the provision of safe, high-quality, and equitable care?
Communications and Information Literacy
Write clearly and concisely, using correct grammar and mechanics.
Express your main points and conclusions coherently.
Proofread your writing to minimize errors that could distract readers and make it difficult to focus on the substance of your evaluation.
Support main points, claims, and conclusions with relevant and credible evidence, correctly formatting citations and references using APA style.
Is your supporting evidence clear and explicit?
How or why does particular evidence support a claim?
Will your audience see the connections?
Additional Requirements
Be sure that you have used the
APA Style Paper Template [DOCX]to format your project plan and policy document. Also, be sure that each document includes:
A title page and references page.
A running head on all pages.
Appropriate section headings.
In addition, be sure that:
Your policy document is approximately 4–5 pages in length, not including the title page and references page.
You have cited a combined total of 6–8 sources of relevant and credible scholarly or professional evidence to support your project plan and policy document.
Portfolio Prompt:You may choose to save your project plan and policy document to your ePortfolio.