Hca 340 managing in health & human services wk 5

Final Project- PowerPoint Presentation

The Final Project should demonstrate an understanding of the reading  assignments, class discussions, your own research and the application of  new knowledge.  It should utilize previous skills developed in  foundational health care courses and apply them within the context and  viewpoint of a health care administrator and their role in managing  health and human services. 

For the Final Project, the student will select one of  the following topics and conduct scholarly and professional research  while integrating the course’s learning outcomes to address a selected  topic:

  • Research specific leadership and management traits and theories  necessary for managing a multidisciplinary and multicultural health care  organization to promote organizational effectiveness.
  • Present how strategic planning, performance improvement, and  information systems are interrelated and fundamental to the delivery of  quality health care.
  • Examine the financial characteristics of health care delivery along with managing costs, revenues, and human resources.
  • Analyze ethical and legal concepts, including specific federal  regulations, required of health care organizations to ensure the  delivery of high quality health care that protects patient safety.

Research Requirements

Academic research and papers must meet certain standards of quality  that are recognized by the academic community. What constitutes quality  academic research?

  • The use of primary (original), credible sources written by experts in the field of study.
  • Ensuring secondary sources are supported by research in primary sources.
  • Making sure all research is relevant and that material used is pertinent to the area of study.
  • In graduate work, the use of peer-reviewed journal articles (journal  articles reviewed by recognized experts in the relevant field of study)  is required.
  • Keep in mind that educational websites may be appropriate, in some cases, but should be evaluated carefully.

The Ashford University Library offers many excellent databases and  other resources to assist you in conducting scholarly research.

What sources are not acceptable for academic research and referencing?

  • Encyclopedias
  • Dictionaries
  • Wikipedia, other wikis, or blogs
  • Websites and other sources that do not provide quality researched  materials (e.g., they do not use credible sources to support the  information in the document).

All research must reflect professional academic protocol and must be  documented according to APA standards as outlined in the Ashford Writing  Center. 

Creating the Final Project

Present your research in the form of a comprehensive 10- to 15-slide  PowerPoint presentation (excluding title and reference slides) with  detailed speaker notes including each of the elements listed below:

I. Introduction

Describe the issue. Include why it was selected, the perspective of  your approach to the issue, and the scope of the paper or presentation.  In essence, describe in this area what is being covered. Be specific and  to the point. This is an important part of the project as it engages  the reader and sets the scope of the research.

II. Statement of the Issue to be Investigated

Describe why the topic is a relevant problem or issue. It is  important to provide literature sources in support of the importance of  the need/issue/topic.  For example, if you are interested in researching  the issue of nutrition in early childhood brain development among  American children – cite literature identifying the scope of the problem  (for example:  the number of malnourished children, the implications of  malnourishment on learning and brain development; and long term  implications). Overall, this section should detail what makes this topic  or issue so important that you are spending time and energy researching  it. What is the impact of the problem if nothing is done to correct the  situation?

III. Research Sources

This section documents the relevant research reflecting the topic of  the Final Project. In this section, paraphrased narratives of the actual  research studies are reported and should represent the current research  related to the topic area. In general, your research should:

  1. Identify your chosen topic and what has happened in the specific  research of the topic (describe the study, sample, findings, important  points from the discussion in the research article, and any variables  that may influence the findings of the research).
  2. Discuss any key elements of the topic that may be instructional,  legal, ethical, social, et (what is projected if nothing is done? what  has been tried?). Support this section with relevant resource citations.
  3. Provide an analysis of the research articles used, including:  explaining what was done in the study, what the target population was,  information about who did the research (the author), what was found with  the study, and any implications of the findings to your topic or issue.
IV. Conclusion

In this section, provide a general, but thorough summary reviewing:   why the topic was selected; the problem or issue briefly stated; the  approach that was used; findings; and solutions.  In this section, the  reader or audience should have a good idea of what the researcher did  and what was found.

V. References

The references should be listed on a new page or slide and must be  formatted according to APA requirements as outlined in the Ashford  Writing Center. You must use a minimum of six to eight scholarly  sources.

VI. Creating a Good PowerPoint Presentation

Create your Final Project as if you were going to present it to the  Board of Directors (BOD) of your organization.  Therefore, it is very  important not to overload your slides as you do not want your audience  to feel as if it has to read the entire project.  Your PowerPoint slides  should be created with summarized bullet points on each slide, and the  bulk of what you will be discussing about each bullet should be provided  in APA format Notes Section under each slide.  Please ensure to follow  APA, avoid first person, proof read your work prior to submitting it.  

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