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HCS 320 Complete Class - All DQs, Individual & Team Assignments

HCS 320 Complete Class - All DQs, Individual & Team Assignments

HCS 320

Healthcare Communication strategies

 

Pre-Class Survey

Communication Theory Paper

Communications Channels Paper

Communications Process Paper (Communication and Information Technology Paper)

Preparing Organizations for Disaster Planning

Weekly Summaries

DQs

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HCS 320

Healthcare Communication strategies

 

 

Week 1:

Individual Assignment: Pre-Class Survey

 

Based upon your experience only, write your responses to the following questions in an APA paper format. Include an APA title page for your paper, an introduction paragraph, conclusion paragraph and the answers to the questions in the body of your paper. Please note that according to this grading rubric, two academic references are need for this paper. Therefore appropriately cited academic references will be required in this paper as well as an appropriate APA reference page.

 

1.       What is communication?

 

2.       What is the purpose of communication?

 

3.       What is good communication?

 

4.       What is your understanding of the differences between verbal and non-verbal communication?

 

5.       What is your experience with team/group communication?

 

6.       Describe your experience with utilizing formal written communication?

 

 

Week 2:

 

Assignment: Communication Theory Paper

 

 

Write a 700-1050-word paper examining communication theory. Consider team and

group communication process utilized in your own organization. How does gender

and cultural differences impact communications at your organization, with

fellow co-workers, managers, patients, families, and caregivers? Identify any

improvements that could be made and state why. If appropriate, make

recommendations. Utilize a minimum of two research sources, with one from UOP

Library and the other from rEsource to support your claims.

 

 

Week 3:

 

Team Assignment: Communications Channels Paper

 

Each member should conduct an inventory of various communication channels utilized within their organizations. Write a 1050-1400 APA-word paper comparing and contrasting your various organizations' methodologies for disseminating health information with internal and external organizations. Identify any improvements that could be made and why. Make recommendations. Utilize a minimum of four research sources, with at least one from UOP Library and one from rEsource to support your claims. Research Sources should be APA

formatted.

 

 

Week 4:

 

Individual Assignment: Communications Process Paper (Communication and Information Technology Paper)

 

Write a 700-1050- APA word   paper examining a new technology for communication

(i.e., Electronic medical records, voice recognition, etc.) and how it is

impacting communication in healthcare. Consider how efficient and effective

communication is with this technology, advantages and disadvantages, impact on

consumers, and financial impact on organizations both long and short term.

Identify any technological improvements that could still be made in the future

with this new technology and why. Make recommendations. Utilize a minimum of

two research sources, with one from UOP Library and the other from rEsource to

support your claims.

 

 

Week 5:

 

Team Assignment: Preparing Organizations for Disaster Planning

 

Learning Teams will select one organization and review their plan for disaster preparedness for the future. Presentation will outline how to integrate communication from a central command area to all areas of the organization, identify new technology available to enhance disaster preparedness, describe the national incident command structure, and discuss strengths and weaknesses. Present your subject matter using 10-15 PowerPoint slides. Utilize a minimum of four research sources, with at least one from UOP Library and one from rEsource to support your claims.

 

 

Discussion Questions:

 

Week 1:

 

Week 1 DQ 1

Select from one of the communications principles, and describe its relationship to healthcare. Provide detailed examples were relevant.

1. COMMUNICATION VARIATIONS

2. COMMUNICATION CHANNELS IN A VARIETY OF ORGANIZATION

3. COMMUNICATION DIFFERENCES IN A LARGE VERSES SMALL ORGANIZATION

4. COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES

5. COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

6. COMMUNICATIONS IN EMERGENCIES

7. CURRENT AND FUTURE CHANGE IN COMMUNICATION

 

Week 1 DQ 2

Provide a practical example from your own personal experience and describe the way in which health care communication had an effect on the outcome on the specific event.

 

 

Week 2:

 

Week 2 DQ 1

Explain what the advantages and disadvantages of using standardized written communication in organizations.

 

Week 2 DQ 2

What effect has HIPAA had on your personal or work related experiences?

 

 

Week 3:

 

Week 3 DQ 1

As we continue our discussion about communication and healthcare.. Review and comment on Bill Cosby's experience with the dentist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBqY6cJD3CE

 

 

Week 3 DQ 2

Team Presentation

 

 

Week 4:

 

Week 4 DQ 1

According to the Health Belief Model – what five criteria affect people’s decision to make different health choices?

 

Week 4 DQ 2

How might consumers be mislead by the media on health care issues.

 

 

Week 5:

 

Week 5 DQ 1

Review and comment on the attached Case Study on Vocera.

 

Week 5 DQ 2

Do you ever encounter distractions when attempting to complete a research paper? I have posted a clip from I Love Lucy to illustrate this matter.