1. Follow these guidelines
a. Select a Speak Up brochure from The Joint Commission website.
b. Write a short paper reviewing the brochure. Use the Grading Criteria (below) to structure your critique.
c. Include current nursing or healthcare journal articles to support your critique.
2. Include the following sections
a. Introduction of brochure
i. Includes brochure title
ii. Identifies date published
iii. Describes individuals or groups
iv. Brochure properly cited, included on the reference list, and submitted with assignment
b. Summary of the article -brochure citation required
i. Explain the main topics discussed
c. Communication -brochure citation required
i. Review information that promotes communication between patients and healthcare providers
d. Personal Reflection
i. Why did this topic interest you?
e. Evaluation of the brochure (Brochure & nursing article must be cited)
i. Was the information provided in the brochure beneficial? Could you incorporate it into your patient education?
ii. What was done well, and what could have been improved in the brochure?
iii. Was the information presented clearly?
iv. Did current nursing or healthcare-related research articles support the information presented in the brochure?
v. What population or individuals does this article apply to (i.e., who will benefit the most from this brochure)?
vi. Who else can use this information?
vii. Will this information increase patient safety?
f. Evidence Review & Application
i. Evidence was integrated from a recent (5 years) scholarly nursing journal article to support your answers.
i. Restates main ideas
ii. Includes supporting information from the body of the paper
iii. Summarizes the benefits of following the brochure’s advice to a person at risk
h. APA style and structure
i. Adheres to current APA edition formatting guidelines for the title page, margins, in-text citations, and references
ii. Section headers are required
a. Summary of Brochure b. Patient Communication c. Personal Reflection d. Evaluation of Brochure e. Evidence Review and Application f. Conclusion iii. Paper is no longer than three (3) pages, excluding title page, reference page, and copy of brochure a. Extra pages will not be read or contribute to the assignment grade i. Clarity of writing
i. Proper use of Standard English ii. Shows original thought iii. No spelling or grammar errors iv. Information is presented in a logical progression