What potential barriers do you foresee and what strategies do you envision to prevent or overcome these barriers?
Week 6 – Assignment 1 Discussion For this week’s discussion, please address the following: Briefly describe the clinical issue or problem for your project, the setting, and population of interest to orient classmates and faculty Write your clinical question Describe the intervention you plan to test What type of study will you conduct? Will it be experimental? Quasi-experimental? Provide a rationale for your answer. Provide feedback on the clinical questions of your colleagues Week 7 – Assignment 1 Discussion This discussion will focus on the measurement tools you will use to evaluate change from the intervention. The purpose of this discussion is to fine-tune your thinking about evaluation by receiving feedback from colleagues and faculty. Include in your discussion: Write a brief description of your project that starts by stating your clinical question and succinctly explaining your planned intervention in order to orient everyone. Will you need to develop your own evaluation tools or are valid and reliable tools available? If you create your own tools, what are your thoughts on pilot testing them? How will you go about this? Will you gather baseline data? Will you use pre- and posttests? How will you measure change? How will you identify the participants for your study? How does the sampling method chosen further define the type of study you will be doing? How will you ensure confidentiality of study participants? Week 8 – Assignment 1 Discussion The discussion for this week will revolve around the analysis phase of your project. Include the following points in your discussion: Begin with a brief description of your project that includes your clinical question, your planned intervention, the type of study you will conduct and how you plan to evaluate the outcomes. What type of statistical analysis will be done? What is a reasonable timeline for your project? What expenses should be considered? Include both obvious expenses, such as materials, as well as those that are hidden, such as time, which equates to part of your salary. Will you need to consider a funding source for your project? Week 9 – Assignment 1 Discussion Although you will not implement your project during this course, it is important that you understand the various steps that are necessary to do so. As you begin to formulate your strategic plan for implementing your change project, discuss the following specific to your proposed project: Who are the stakeholders? Please identify them by role or job within the organization, not by name. Can you identify any “champions” or people within your organization that you can convert to champions? What potential barriers do you foresee and what strategies do you envision to prevent or overcome these barriers? What change theory will you use to guide you?