[Solved] NR451 – Week 5 Assignment – iCARE paper (graded)




  1. Please review the infographic as way to guide you in getting started with your assignment: Developing an Assignment with Integrity
  2. View a short tutorial with tips for completing this assignment: iCARE Paper Tutorial
  3. Getting Started: Interprofessional teams are part of practice trends we see developing in all aspects of care delivery. Consider you own work environment (or recent clinical setting).
    1. For this assignment, consider the concept of interprofessional teamwork and patient outcomes.
    2. Look to your current workplace as an example. (If you are not currently employed, look to a past workplace or clinical practice area.)
    3. Apply the components of the iCARE concept to interprofessional teams in a short paper. (Body of the paper to be 3 pages, excluding the title page and references page)
    4. iCARE components are:
      1. C ompassion
      2. A dvocacy
      3. R esilience
      4. E vidence-Based Practice (EBP)
    5. How could you contribute to the interprofessional team, the culture of your practice setting, and positive patient outcomes through nursing actions demonstrating compassion, advocacy, resilience, and evidence-based practice?
  4. Select one scholarly nursing article from CINAHL as a resource for your paper.
    1. Additional scholarly sources can be used but are optional.
    2. When searching in the CINAHL database, please limit your search word to one component of the paper you wish to emphasize, such as ‘Resilience’.  Searching for the term iCARE will not produce the results you need.
  5. Elements of iCARE paper
    1. Title page
    2. Below are the headings to be used for this assignment.
      1. Title of your paper as the heading for the introduction (Do not use the word Introduction, just the paper title from your title page. See page 61 of the APA Manual, 7th edition for an example). Explain the type of work setting you are discussing and whether interprofessional teams are currently present. If interprofessional teams are present, indicate a team function that could be improved. If interprofessional teams are NOT present, indicate what type of team you think might be possible in the setting.
      2. Describe a nursing action item for each component below that could contribute to: interprofessional team support; how this might impact the culture of your unit or organization; and possible impact on patient outcomes.
        1. Compassion
        2. Advocacy
        3. Resilience
        4. Evidence-Based Practice
      3. Summary: Include a summary statement of how iCARE components can support interprofessional teams and patient outcomes. Address how you may be able to influence this process of support for interprofessional teams overall in your unit or organization.
      4. References: List any references used in APA format.


iCARE Components, Interprofessional Teams, and Patient Outcomes in a VA Hospital Setting

As an LPN nurse at a VA hospital, I have had the opportunity to work with interprofessional teams for close to 10 years. My work has primarily involved caring for patients with chronic kidney conditions (offering dialysis) and HIV/AIDS patients. I am also currently working to switch my career path to mental health. Being posted in a clinic with a high volume of patients from a relatively wide geographic area, collaboration has been a key part of our operation and ultimately patient success. We often link with ……………………… [PURCHASE TO VIEW FULL SOLUTION].


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