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You should research your answer and cite at least one scholarly source when appropriate, and always use quality writing. The discussion board is never a place to use text language or emoticons. You will also be asked to respond to your classmates. This is designed to enhance the academic discussion around the topic.

Discussion Question: PART ONE

Read this article: Austin, S. (2011). Stay out of court with proper documentation. Nursing, 41(4), 24-30. Of the four elements that must be proven to determine negligence, do you think that any of them is harder to prove than others?

If you have ever come close to committing nursing negligence, what would your advice be for others? If not, have you ever seen someone commit negligence, and if so, what is the lesson in it? If no for each, make up a scenario to share your professional advice.

Choose scenario 1, 2, or 3 in the article. Summarize the lesson to be learned, and what you would have done to avoid the error.

Your initial posting should be at least 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook.

Discussion Question: PART TWO

Describe the organizational characteristics of a facility in which you currently work. Include the following: the type of organization, its organizational culture, its structure, and its formal and informal goals and processes.

Define three different kinds of power, and describe how power affects the relationships between people of different disciplines (e.g., between staff in nursing, medicine, physical therapy, housekeeping, administration, finance, social work) in a health-care organization.

Your initial posting should be at least 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook. You should research your answer and cite at least one scholarly source when appropriate, and always use quality writing.

Discussion Question:PART THREE

Give an example of the difference between being assertive and being aggressive. What is the importance of this in communication? In leadership?

Give an example of passive aggressive communication.

What do you think of the statement, “assertiveness is unfeminine”?

What kind of advice would you give to be assertive? What role does being assertive play in handling criticism? In effective communication?

Your initial posting should be at least 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook. You should research your answer and cite at least one scholarly source when appropriate, and always use quality writing.

RUBRIC

8 points

Content includes additional or novel points beyond the intent of the prompt. References are sufficient, scholarly in nature, and are formatted correctly in APA format.

2 points

Response is rich in critical thinking, and full of thought, insight, and analysis; Argument is clear and concise

4 points

Style and voice are not only appropriate to the given audience and purpose, but also show originality and creativity. Word choice is specific, purposeful, dynamic and varied. Free of mechanical and typographical errors. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

6 points

Shows astute awareness of needs of community; Frequently attempts to motivate the group discussion; Presents creative approaches to topic; Made at least 2 responses to classmates