MSN6021 – Biopsychosocial Concepts
for Advanced Nursing Practice I
Unit 3 Assignment
The purpose of a concept map is to visualize connections
between ideas, connect new ideas to previous ideas, and to organize ideas
logically. Concept maps can be an extremely useful tool to help organize and
plan care decisions. This is especially true in the context of the
biopsychosocial model, which takes into account factors beyond just the
biochemical aspects of health. By utilizing a concept map, a nurse can simplify
the connection between disease pathways, drug interactions, and symptoms, as
well as between the emotional, personality, cultural, and socioeconomic
considerations that impact health.
You have already learned about evidence-based practice and
quality improvement initiatives in previous courses. You will use this
information to guide your assessments, while also implementing new concepts
introduced in this course. For this assignment, you will develop a concept map
and provide supporting evidence and explanations.
You may use any of the following as case studies to provide
the context for which you are creating your concept map:
Case studies presented in the Unit 2 presentation, Vila
Health: Concept Maps as Diagnostic Tools.
If you are using the media piece as your basis, you can
download the information you entered into a Microsoft Word document. You can
use this text to help build your concept map using either the Concept Map
Template, linked in the Resources, or in a concept map format of your choosing.
Do not just turn in the document you download from the media piece. You must put
this information into a concept map format.
The case study you developed for your Creating a
Disorder-Specific Case Study discussion in Unit 1.
A case study from the literature or your practice that is
relevant to the list of conditions below.
Another relevant case study you have developed previously.
You may also use the practice context from the case study or
extrapolate the case study information and data into your own practice setting.
Think carefully when you are selecting the case study you are going to use, as
you may choose to build upon it for the Unit 6 Change Strategy and
Implementation assignment as well.
Some example conditions, diseases, and disorders that are
relevant to metabolic balance and glucose regulation considerations are:
Diabetes (type 2).
Polycystic ovary syndrome.
For this assignment you will develop a concept map and a
short narrative that supports and further explains how the concept map is
constructed. The bullet points below correspond to the grading criteria in the
scoring guide. Be sure that your evidence-based plan addresses all of the
bullet points. You may also want to read the Concept Map scoring guide and Guiding
Questions: Concept Map to better understand how each grading criterion will be
Part 1: Concept Map
Develop an evidence-based concept map that illustrates a
plan for achieving high-quality outcomes for a patient with a condition that
has impaired glucose or metabolic imbalance as related aspects.
Part 2: Additional Evidence (Narrative)
Justify the value and relevance of the evidence you used as
the basis for your concept map.
Analyze how interprofessional strategies applied to the
concept map can lead to achievement of desired outcomes.
Construct concept map and linkage to additional evidence in
a way that facilitates a reader's understanding of key information and links.
Integrate relevant sources to support assertions, correctly
formatting citations and references using current APA style.
Length of submission: Your concept map should be on a single
page, if at all possible. You can submit the concept map as a separate file, if
you need to. Your additional evidence narrative should be 2–3 double-spaced,
typed pages. Your narrative should be succinct yet substantive.
Number of references: Cite a minimum of 3–5 sources of
scholarly or professional evidence that supports your concept map, decisions
made regarding care, and interprofessional strategies. Resources should be no
more than five years old.
For the concept map portion of this assignment, format
resources and citations according to current APA style. Please include
references both in-text and in the reference page that follows your narrative.
For the narrative portion of this assignment: use the APA
Paper Template linked in the Resources. An APA Template Tutorial is also
provided to help you in writing and formatting your analysis. You do not need to
include an abstract for this assignment.
Concept Map Scoring Guide.
Vila Health: Concept Maps as Diagnostic Tools | Transcript.
APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX].
APA Style Paper Template [DOCX].
How to Make a Concept Map.
Guiding Questions: Concept Map [DOC].
Concept Map Template [DOCX].