Needs Assessment

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412975573
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This volume four of The Needs Assessment Kit provides a good overview of how to: analyze two distinct types of data; pull them together in a meaningful way; and to derive priorities from the collation of the information that has been generated by the needs assessment. What should result is a stronger foundation for needs-related decisions and one that will stand the scrutiny of involved and questioning audiences. áThis text offers guidance not absolute solutions to help needs assessment committees (NACs) and their facilitators work through the complexities of analysis and subsequent prioritization.

The Needs Assessment Kit

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780761925958
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This kit is a set of 5 interrelated and sequenced books that take the reader through the needs assessment (NA) process. These volumes explain how to implement an assessment and explain how to identify and prioritize needs. Book 1 Needs Assessment, An Overview This book serves as the guiding framework for the other four books in the Kit. Book 2 Phase 1, Preassessment (Getting the Process Started) This book focuses on numerous approaches for starting a meaningful needs assessment. Book 3 Phase 2, Assessment (Collecting Data) This book describes in depth the five most common instruments and strategies of needs assessment. Book 4 Phase 2, Assessment (Analysis and Prioritization) This book explores how to analyze and combine qualitative and quantitative data and how to put results together. Book 5 Phase 3, Post assessment (Planning for Action and Evaluating the Needs Assessment) This book takes the reader through a journey of getting results utilized and then evaluating the needs assessment itself.

Needs Assessment Phase I

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412978726
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Frequently, starting a meaningful needs assessment is problematic. This book focuses on numerous approaches for doing just that. Its content includes such things as the cultural audit, initial scaled or open-ended questionnaires for use by the group guiding the assessment, how to select members of that group and how to organize its endeavors, techniques for conducting collaborative ventures across organizations, sources of available information that might be used early in the process, and so forth. The emphasis is on collecting existing information before going to the expensive process of creating new data. Decisions coming from Phase 1 are described.

Needs Assessment Phase Ii

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412975131
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This book covers the five most common instruments and strategies employed to explore needs. It describes the steps involved in implementing them and presents interesting case illustrations. Although this book can be used in a stand-alone fashion, it is part of the Needs Assessment KIT - five interrelated and sequenced books that take the reader through the needs assessment process (ISBN: 978-0-7619-2595-8).

Needs Assessment Phase Iii

Author: Laurie Stevahn
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452216282
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The final book in the Needs Assessment Kit, this volume focuses on the third phase by describing how to create and implement an action plan derived from needs priorities in ways that will enhance organizational learning and support future success.

Needs Assessment For Organizational Success

Author: Roger Kaufman
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 1607287366
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This valuable title links the fundamental training design technique of a needs assessment as a basis for all organizational improvement initiatives. Based on an Organizational Elements Model (OEM),authors Kaufman and Guerra-Lopez approach fully complete needs assessment as including not just needs and wants, but also societal value. Incorporating the model to add to the traditional ADDIE design process, this book provides new insight in managing the needs assessment process to structure performance improvement across all aspects of measurement and supportive decision-making tools.

Public Health Nursing E Book

Author: Marcia Stanhope
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323294103
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Now in its 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to a solid foundation in concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, you will find real-life applications of the public nurse's role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing. Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse's role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health. Separate unit on the public/community health nurse's role describes the different roles and functions of the public/community health nurse within the community. Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content. The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice. Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions. Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations. Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide real-life applications for chapter content. NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade. NEW! The Nurse in Forensics chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters. NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursing chapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.

Safety Management System Needs Assessment

Author: Aemal Jan Khattak
Publisher:
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"The safety of the traveling public is critical as each year there are approximately 200 highway fatalities in Nebraska and numerous crash injuries. The objective of this research was to conduct a needs assessment to identify the requirements of a statewide safety management system for Nebraska. When fully operational, the envisioned system will allow staff from different Nebraska public agencies to remotely access the system and input and output crash data, identify and analyze high crash locations, identify countermeasures, conduct economic analysis, provide project implementation priority, and evaluate implemented solutions. . . . This system is based on a database and a set of analysis modules that public agencies can use to improve public safety in their affiliated counties and cities" (page ii).

Developing Practice For Public Health And Health Promotion E Book

Author: Jennie Naidoo
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702044350
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This title is now out of print. A new edition with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044540. This package provides you with the book plus the eBook – giving you the printed book and also giving access to the complete book content electronically. Evolve eBooks allows you to quickly search the entire book, make notes, add highlights, and study more efficiently. Buying other Evolve eBooks titles makes your learning experience even better: all of the eBooks will work together on your electronic 'bookshelf', so that you can search across your entire library of Nursing eBooks. Developing Practice for Public Health and Health Promotion is the second title in the ‘Public Health and Health Promotion Practice’ series, expanding on the best-selling introductory textbook, Foundations for Health Promotion. Developing Practice is an essential text for the many different practitioners, professionals and specialists who contribute to public health and health promotion, enabling them to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence. Fully updated to reflect the many changes in health promotion theory, practice and policy New chapter on empowerment as a key health promotion strategy Case studies, activities and discussion points encourage interaction and reflection, and stimulate learning Unique, user-friendly approach makes learning easy Examines the forces that drive practice Focuses on the core strategies of: Tackling health inequalities User and public participation and involvement Working in partnerships Empowerment. Identifies current public health priorities and how to address these in practice. Fully updated to reflect the many changes in health promotion theory, practice and policy New chapter on empowerment as a key health promotion strategy

Introduction To Research E Book

Author: Elizabeth DePoy
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323291074
Size: 15.45 MB
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Bridge the gap between research and practice with DePoy and Gitlin's Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 4th Edition. This completely updated, user-friendly text helps you better understand not only the research process, but also research designs and their applications to the real world of clinical practice. Covering multiple research strategies (including both qualitative and quantitative research), it gives you a balanced approach to various research traditions, addressing emerging key issues in today's health care environment. Offers a balanced approach to various research methods and multiple research strategies, including qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic and experimental-type, and more. Presents complex information in a clear, highly readable, and easy-to-understand manner. Keeps information relevant to today's health care environment with real-world "snapshots" and a final Stories from the Field chapter. Includes detailed discussions of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field. Covers experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method design strategies, improving your ability to compare, contrast, and integrate different methods. Evolve online resources include statistics math tips to accompany Chapter 19, crossword puzzles, useful weblinks, and sample forms. Reflects recent changes in the field, including new material on preparing poster presentations, community and participatory research, translation issues, and advanced scale development, giving you the tools you need to devise successful research studies. Includes expanded evidence-based material and occupational therapy-specific information, discussing the methods used in each study.