Analyzes how action research could be used to address a public health problem, identifying possible difficulties in implementation.

This paper provides a mechanism to demonstrate the abilities to apply concepts learned in this course and to write for an academic audience. Task: Propose a plan to utilize systems theory, action research, principles of leadership and collaboration and ethics theory to address a problem related to public health: Describe the problem and the need for a solution.

PROBLEM:

Quality care for elders at assisted living facilities. Details: Beyond the basic humanistic and clinical desires such as the need for kindness, compassion, and competent medical needs; there are consistent struggles between implementing policies that promote safety, independence, creativity, and employee training at these centers. As a result, I would like to design proven strategies and collaborative efforts that offer viable solutions to very common and well-known problems that afflict not only the residents, but additionally, their families and the facilities’ staff needs. Some of the issues targeted are: resident dissatisfaction with facility provided meals; depression; anxiety; family member guilt; and staff’s lack of knowledge and training in handling residents with mental illnesses, such as dementia. Noted below are articles for the assignment.

Paper Title:

Systems Theory and Action Research in Public Health: A Clarion Call for Evidenced Based Practices at Assisted Living Facilities Scoring Guide for part assignment: Paper: Analyzes how systems theory could be used to address the public health problem, identifying strengths and any unavoidable weaknesses of the proposed intervention. Analyzes how action research could be used to address a public health problem, identifying possible difficulties in implementation. Applies ethical theory to provide the rationale for a proposed public health intervention, noting any limitations in such evaluations and/or discrepancies between them. Applies principles of leadership and collaboration in a proposed public health intervention, evaluating how they should impact the outcomes. Conclusion Page Additional Instructions: Apply ethical theory to provide the rationale for the proposed intervention. Analyze how systems theory, action research, and principles of leadership and collaboration should be implemented to resolve this problem.

Propose methods of evaluating the success of the intervention.

Conclusion

This paper should also meet the following requirements: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message. APA style, formatting, and citations. Append a list of all references (References noted and attached) Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point. References: PROBLEM ARTICLES: Bryant, T. (2009). Social Inequalities, Public Policy, and Health. Humanity & Society, 33(1-2), 118-144. doi:10.1177/016059760903300108 Smith, D. B., & Feng, Z. (2010). The accumulated challenges of long-term care. Health Affairs, 29(1), 29-34. Retrieved from https://library.capella.edu/login?url=https://search-proquestcom.library.capella.edu/docview/204512740?accountid=27965 Kane, R. L., & Kane, R. A. (2001). What older people want from long-term care, and how they can get it. Health Affairs, 20(6), 114-27. Retrieved from https://library.capella.edu/login?url=https://searchproquest-com.library.capella.edu/docview/204630894?accountid=27965 Barak, Y., Davidson, M., Luxenberg, J. S., & Aizenberg, D. (2004). Psychiatric services in nursing homes in israel: Should the american legislation be adopted? The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 41(3), 213-7. Retrieved from https://library.capella.edu/login?url=https://searchproquest-com.library.capella.edu/docview/236925535?accountid=27965 Gibson, M. C., Carter, M. W., Helmes, E., & Edberg, A. (2010). Principles of good care for long-term care facilities. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(7), 1072-83. doi:https://dx.doi.org.library.capella.edu/10.1017/S1041610210000852 Myers, J. E., & Harper, M. C. (2004). Evidence-Based Effective Practices With Older Adults. Journal of Counseling & Development, 82(2), 207-218. doi:10.1002/j.1556 6678.2004.tb00304.x SYSTEM THEORY AND ACTION RESEARCH; LEADERSHIP; AND ETHICS ARTICLES: Read Trochim, Cabrera, Milstein, Gallagher, and Leischow’s 2006 article, “Practical Challenges of Systems Thinking and Modeling in Public Health” from American Journal of Public Health, volume 96, issue 3, pages 538–546. Read Lenaway, Halverson, Sotnikov, and Tilson’s 2006 article, “Public Health Systems Research: Setting a National Agenda” from American Journal of Public Health, volume 96, issue 3, pages 410– 413. Read Homer and Hirsch’s 2006 article, “System Dynamics Modeling for Public Health: Background and Opportunities” from American Journal of Public Health, volume 96, issue 3, pages 452–458. Read Leischow and Milstein’s 2006 article, “Systems Thinking and Modeling for Public Health Practice” from American Journal of Public Health, volume 96, issue 3, pages 403–405. Read Frieden’s 2010 article, “A Framework for Public Health Action: The Health Impact Pyramid” from American Journal of Public Health, volume 100, issue 4, pages 590–595. Read Stokols’ 2006 article, “Toward a Science of Transdisciplinary Action Research” from American Journal of Community Psychology, volume 38, issue 1–2, pages 63–77. Palmer, V. J. (2009). Getting with the Act of Action Research. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 10(3), 1-14 Stokols, D. (2006). Toward a science of transdisciplinary action research. American Journal of Community Psychology, 38(1-2), 63-77. doi:https://dx.doi.org.library.capella.edu/10.1007/s10464-006- 9060-5 Read Kass’ 2001 article, “An Ethics Framework for Public Health” from American Journal of Public Health, volume 91, issue 11, pages 1776–1782. levy, B. S. (1998). Creating the future of public health: Values, vision, and leadership. American Journal Of Public Health, 88(2), 188-192. Ennals, R. (2009). Doing action research in your own organisation. International Journal of Action Research, 5(3), 342-346. Retrieved from https://library.capella.edu/login?url=https://search-proquestcom.library.capella.edu/docview/221904423?accountid=27965 Read Pickett’s 1978 article, “The Basics of Health Policy: Rights and Privileges” from American Journal of Public Health, volume 68, issue 3, pages 236–240.