the advantages and disadvantages of buying a home compared to renting

For many Americans, buying a home is a goal. But it is also expensive compared to renting. Explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of buying a home compared to renting. What are some of the key issues a first-time homebuyer should consider?

Additionally, describe a housing-related goal that you may have for yourself. What types of financial information might you need to be able to create a starting point for reaching this goal? Will you consult a financial advisor, open a savings account, or reach out to someone you know who has purchased a home?

Example of a housing goal: “I’d like to have 20% saved as a down payment on a new home.”

risky financial decision

Your webtext says, “In the world of finance, there is one certainty: you must take more risk to earn a higher return.” It then identifies the following types of risk: inflation risk, business risk, interest rate risk, and liquidity risk.

Risk is a consideration in many of the decisions we make. Describe a risky financial decision made by you or someone else. What were the downsides of the decision? What were the upsides? How might your financial goals and personal financial plan impact the amount of risk you are willing to take on regarding a financial decision?

Example of a risky financial decision: Withdrawing money from your retirement savings to fund a business start-up


consequences of not having insurance

consequences of not having insurance

Insurance companies willingly take on our risks for a fee. Give an example of a risk that you or someone else has chosen to insure.

How could you use your technology skill and Microsoft Excel to organize, analyze, and compare data to decide if a specific insurance is a good value for the example you gave? Think about the cost and consequences of not having insurance versus the cost of the insurance over time.

saving and investing

Economists talk about saving and investing as two separate steps. After an individual has saved some money, it’s time to decide on investments.

Describe an investment that you or someone else could make. What are the advantages of this investment? What are the disadvantages? What types of information would you review or who would you consult to help inform your decision about this investment?

Example of an investment: Deciding to enroll in your employer’s 401K plan.

the federal personal income tax

Benjamin Franklin reportedly said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” In other words, taxes will always be with us.

When we think of taxes, we often focus on the largest one, the federal personal income tax. But we also pay other taxes. Some are federal, and some are only in specific geographic areas (cities or states). Paying taxes can have a significant impact on our household budget. However, it’s also important to note the benefits we receive from services that are funded by tax dollars (public education, roads, parks, food assistance, etc.).

Identify one tax (other than federal personal income tax) you pay and one benefit you utilize that is funded by tax dollars. How do both of these impact your life and your family member’s lives?

Risk Management Program Analysis



The purpose of this assignment is to analyze how an organization’s quality and improvement processes contribute to its risk management program.

This assignment builds on the Risk Management Program Analysis – Part One assignment you completed in Topic 1 of this course.

Assume that the sample risk management program you analyzed in Topic 1 was implemented and is now currently in use by your health care employer/organization. Further assume that your supervisor has asked you to create a high‐level summary brief of this new risk management program to share with a group of administrative personnel from a newly created community health organization in your state who has enlisted your organization’s assistance in developing their own risk management policies and procedures.

Compose a 1,250‐1,500 word summary brief that expands upon the elements you first addressed in the Topic 1 assignment. In this summary brief, address the following points regarding your health care organization and its risk management program:

1. Explain the role of your organization’s MIPPA-approved accreditation body (e.g., JC, ACR, IAC) in the evaluation of your institution’s quality improvement and risk management processes.

2. Describe the roles that different levels of administrative personnel play in healthcare ethics and establishing or sustaining employer/employee-focused organizational risk management strategies and operational policies.

3. Illustrate how your organization’s risk management and compliance programs support ethical standards, patient consent, and patient rights and responsibilities.

4. Explain the legal and ethical responsibilities health care professionals face in upholding risk management policies and administering safe health care at your organization.

5. Relate how your organization’s quality improvement processes support and contribute to its overall journey to excellence.










Risk Management Program Analysis (Part 2)

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The Role of Joint Commission in evaluating organizational risk.

The joint commission plays a significant role in evaluating the organization’s risk management program. The JC stresses the connection between risk management and performance activities (MIPAA, 2019). The provision calls the hospital to analyze various activities for any potential risks. By allowing the organization to connect preference activities to risk management, it facilitates risk analysis in every job to help in the identification of risk. The measures also enable risk management professionals to identify risks that cannot be identified through ordinary procedures.

The JC recommends measures to allow organizations to target loss prevention actions. The commission suggests measures such as Root Cause Analysis (RCA), a systematic approach for identifying the causes of accidents and the measures to overcome the causes (MIPAA, 2019). The RCA is significant for fall prevention because it enables the organization to identify and analyze the causes of falls and the possible solutions.

The JC also recommends Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) which is crucial for identifying weakness within the clinical services and high-risk procedures (MIPAA, 2019). The FMEA measures and recommendations also enable the hospital to identify risks based on various procedures and how weaknesses of the various services can lead to fall risks. The JC recommends special resources and expertise such as the patient safety officer (PSO), whose role is to ensure excellent patient care and services. The PSO can help the hospital identify various risks related to patients that can increase the chances of falling.



Administrative personnel and their roles in enforcing risk management protocols

Managers play a significant role in risk management in the hospital. Their main duty is to oversee the risk analysis and prevention measures to ensure they are updated and effectively accomplish the desired objectives. The procurement and risk management managers and departments ensure the hospital has the necessary resources to mitigate the risk (Hendrich, 2018). They ensure the hospital has special facilities such as movement-assisted devices, which are crucial for achieving safety and quality standards set by the Joint Commission.

The risk manager and his team are responsible for organizational risk identification and analysis. They analyze all the processes and services to identify potential sources of risks. They also collaborate with other members from various departments to ensure the hospital can identify factors contributing to the rising risks in the hospital (Hendrich, 2018). The risk management department, led by the various managers, oversees risk evaluation to ensure the organization takes instant measures to deal with the risks. The risk manager also files a risk assessment report and presents it to the organization’s management board to seek instant action.

The human resources department ensures the hospital has the right personnel to enforce risk management procedures. This includes employing competent and enough nurses and other medical personnel to improve medical care serves delivered to patients. The measure also increases the patient-nurse ratio, reducing risks due to lack of adequate nursing care and assistance (Hendrich, 2018). The human resources department is also responsible for training the medical personnel to ensure they have the necessary skills to implement and enforce various risk prevention standards set by the hospital.

Terrorism, Mass Casualty, And Disaster Nursing

1. The local community hospital routinely practices activation of its Emergency Preparedness Plans. One key aspect of the emergency preparedness exercise is to provide all staff with opportunities to practice their various roles. During an actual emergency. Registered nurses from the emergency department frequently have key roles in patient triage. And emergency management. (Learning Objective 2)

  1. How is triage different in a disaster from triage on a routine day in the emergency department?
  2. What are the triage categories during a mass casualty incident?
  3. During the disaster exercise, a simulated patient with a penetrating head injury who does not respond to painful stimuli. And has a Glasgow Coma Scale of 5 is brought to the emergency department. In what category should the patient be placed?

2. The nursing staff in the emergency department are placed on alert for a Level I disaster at a local mall. A bomb exploded, and there were multiple causalities as a result. A field disaster triage was set up, and the hospital was notified of a bus load of patients who would arrive at the emergency department for needed care. The ambulance will bring patients needing emergent care. (Learning Objective 5)

  1. What physical injuries may occur after the primary blast event. And what management is needed?
  2. What physical injuries may occur after the secondary blast phase. And what management is needed?

middle-range theory

middle-range theory

A phenomenon is the term used to describe a perception or responses to an event. Examples of phenomena in nursing include caring and responses to stress. Assumptions are the ideas that we take for granted. They explain the nature of the concepts in the theory, giving it structure.

Choose a middle-range theory or grand theory that, in your opinion, can be applied to research.

  • What is the phenomenon of concern in this theory?
  • What are the assumptions underpinning this theory?


Many studies have found that psychotherapy is as effective as psychopharmacology in terms of influencing changes in behaviors. Symptoms of anxiety. And changes in mental state. Changes influenced by psychopharmacology can be explained by the biological basis of treatments. But how does psychotherapy achieve these changes? Does psychotherapy share common neuronal pathways with psychopharmacology?

Psychotherapy is used with individuals as well as in groups or families. The idea of discussing confidential information with a patient in front of an audience is probably quite foreign to you. However, in group and family therapy, this is precisely what the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner does. In your role, learning how to provide this type of therapy within the limits of confidentiality is essential.

For this Discussion, you will consider whether psychotherapy also has a biological basis. And analyze the ways in which legal. And ethical considerations differ in the individual, family, and group therapy settings.

To prepare:

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources. Reflecting on foundational concepts of psychotherapy. Biological and social impacts on psychotherapy. And legal and ethical issues across the modalities (individual, family, and group).
  • Search the Walden Library databases for scholarly. Peer-reviewed articles that inform and support your academic perspective on these topics.

Post an explanation of whether psychotherapy has a biological basis. Explain how culture, religion. And socioeconomics might influence one’s perspective on the value of psychotherapy treatments. Describe how legal and ethical considerations for group. And family therapy differ from those for individual therapy. And explain how these differences might impact your therapeutic approaches for clients in group, individual, and family therapy. Support your rationale with at least three peer-reviewed. Evidence-based sources. And explain why each of your supporting sources is considered scholarly. Attach the PDFs of your sources.

the American Association of Colleges of Nursing


The Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) project is the culmination of a terminal degree. Unlike other professions, a doctoral degree for nurses has evolved into a more standardized curriculum and rigor in the past 20 years. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, DNP projects should be an assignment that impacts health care changes (Tsai et al., 2017).  Measuring the success of the practicum project needs to be directly connected to the probability of improving patient outcomes. A sustainable set of interventions that can be implemented in the practicum site after completing the project, with buying from the stakeholders, will be another measure of success.

A defined schedule with timeframes and deadlines is a great way to ensure meeting set goals. Staying on track could be challenging, and it is one of the ways faculty can support the students.  Keeping the original scope in mind will allow the project to succeed. Collaboration with other students could potentially help to accomplish better results (Eaton et al., 2017)
Creating a policy is a legal way to hold team members accountable for the continuation of the work started by the DNP scholar. An essential factor discussed in a publication this year 2021 stresses the need to create a strong relationship between the faculty supporting the capstone and the DNP student (Morris et al., 2021).

-Danay Sosa


Eaton, L., Gordon, D., & Doorenbos, A. (2017). Innovation in Learning: PhD and DNP Student Collaborations. Journal Of Nursing Education56(9), 556-559.

Morris, K., Reese, C., Hale, R., & Wendler, M. (2021). Journeying through the DNP project: A qualitative, descriptive study. Journal Of Professional Nursing37(5), 1004-1010.

Tsai, J., O’Toole, T., & Kearney, L. (2017). Homelessness as a public mental health and social problem: New knowledge and solutions. Psychological Services14(2), 113-117.