HLT317 Communication and Application of Research in Practice
Week 1 Assignment
Identification of Research Topics
In this assignment, you will be identifying potential topics for a research paper. In Topic 2, you will select your final topic, which will inform subsequent assignments within this course.
Select three topics of interest from your work area, or within a health care field. Examples of appropriate topics may be found in your text,Understanding Research, and from the list below:
Leaving a confused patient alone in the waiting room
Failure to label specimens
Leaving medication unsecured
Using technology and protecting patient information and confidentiality
Managing the health care needs of an aging population
Complete a search utilizing the GCU Library for an article on each of your topics. After you have selected your articles, prepare a 150-250-word paper that introduces your selected topics. For each topic, address the following:
Introduction of the topic.
State why you selected the topic.
Summarize the content of the articles.
Conclude with an explanation of the significance of the topics to your organization or to health care.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.