This assessment is the first of three related assessments in which you will gather interview information (Assessment 2); design a proposal for interdisciplinary problem-solving, (Assessment 3); and report on how an interdisciplinary improvement plan could be implemented in a place of practice (Assessment 4). At the end of the course, your interviewee will have a proposal plan based on the PDSA cycle that he or she could present to stakeholders to address an interdisciplinary problem in the workplace. 

Please see attached documents

template, interview question, instructions

Instructions

For this assessment, you will report on the information that you collected in your interview, analyzing the interview data and identifying a past or current issue that would benefit from an interdisciplinary approach. This could be an issue that has not been addressed by an interdisciplinary approach or one that could benefit from improvements related to the interdisciplinary approach currently being used. You will discuss the interview strategy that you used to collect information. Your interview strategy should be supported by citations from the literature. Additionally, you will start laying the foundation for your Interdisciplinary Plan Proposal (Assessment 3) by researching potential change theories, leadership strategies, and collaboration approaches that could be relevant to issue you have identified. Please be certain to review the scoring guide to confirm specific required elements of this assessment. Note that there are differences between basic, proficient and distinguished scores.

When submitting your plan, use the 
Interview and Issue Identification Template [DOCX], 
which will help you to stay organized and concise. As you complete the template, make sure you use APA format for in-text citations for the evidence and best practices that are informing your plan, as well as for the reference list at the end.

Additionally, be sure to address the following, which corresponds to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Please study the scoring guide carefully so you understand what is needed for a distinguished score.

· Summarize an interview focused on past or current issues at a health care organization.

· Identify an issue from an interview for which an evidence-based interdisciplinary approach would be appropriate.

· Describe potential change theories and leadership strategies that could inform an interdisciplinary solution to an organizational issue.

· Describe collaboration approaches from the literature that could facilitate establishing or improving an interdisciplinary team to address an organizational issue.

· Communicate with writing that is clear, logically organized, and professional, with correct grammar and spelling, and using current APA style.

Instructions

For this assessment, you will report on the information that you collected in your

interview, analyzing the interview data and identifying a past or current issue that

would benefit from an interdisciplinary approach. This could be an issue that has

not be

en addressed by an interdisciplinary approach or one that could benefit

from improvements related to the interdisciplinary approach currently being used.

Interview and Interdisciplinary Issue Identification: Interview Guide

For the Interviews and Interdisciplinary Issue identification assessment, your first step will be to interview a classmate, a nursing colleague, administrator, business partner, or another appropriate person who could provide you with sufficient information regarding an organizational problem that they are experiencing or have experienced, or an area in which they are seeking improvements. This guide provides a selection of questions that you should consider asking your interviewee. They are by no means questions you must ask, or the only questions you should ask. Feel free to ask your own questions and follow-ups as the interview proceeds. These are merely a guide to get you started.

Sample questions

· How would you describe your organization?

· What is your position within the organization?

· What are your primary duties in your position?

· How would you describe some current or past issues within your organization?

· How did or do these issues affect your ability to complete your duties?

· How have you, or the organization, attempted to address these issues?

· What has been done and what were the results?

· What has been the role or actions of leadership in any attempts to address these issues?

· How effective do you think their actions have been?

· What is the general attitude toward interdisciplinary collaboration at your organization?

· Have you experienced working on an interdisciplinary or interprofessional team?

· How would you characterize the experience?

· To what degree do you think overall organizational attitudes toward collaboration influenced this experience?

Running head: Interview & Interdisciplinary Issue Identification

Interview and Interdisciplinary Issue Identification

Interview and Interdisciplinary Issue Identification

YOUR NAME

NURS-FPX4010

Capella University

MONTH DAY, YEAR

Interview Summary

Summarize your interview in this section. Be sure to relate concise information about:

· the health care organization that was discussed in the interview.

· the interviewee’s role and duties.

· the relevant issues at the organization.

· any relevant comments on the actions taken by the organization or leadership previously and their effectiveness.

· the organizational culture related to collaboration.

· any relevant collaboration or interdisciplinary team experience you interviewee has had.

The goal of this section is to convey what was discussed at the interview and identify an issue to pursue throughout the rest of this assessment (and future assessments in this course), as well as have enough information to relate theories, strategies, and approaches to the situation at the organization.

Issue Identification

Identify the issue from the interview for which you consider an evidence-based interdisciplinary approach appropriate. Provide one or more specific reasons why an interdisciplinary approach would be appropriate for the issue.

Change Theories That Could Lead to an Interdisciplinary Solution

For this section, look to the literature and describe one or more change theories that would help to develop an interdisciplinary solution to the identified issue. Also, you should briefly note the relevance and credibility of the sources that you cite.

Another way to think through this section is:

· What is the change theory?

· How could it help create an interdisciplinary solution?

· How relevant is the theory to the specific identified issue?

· How credible is the source?

Leadership Strategies That Could Lead to an Interdisciplinary Solution

This section is similar to the previous one, except you will be looking to the literature to help you describe one or more leadership strategy that would help you develop an interdisciplinary solution to the identified issue. Also, you should briefly note the relevance and credibility of the sources that you cite.

Another way to think through this section is:

· What is the leadership strategy?

· How could it help create an interdisciplinary solution?

· How relevant is the strategy to the specific identified issue?

· How credible is the source?

Collaboration Approaches for