Conflict Resolution Paper

Guidelines

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to learn how to identify and effectively manage conflicts that arise in care delivery settings resulting in better management of patient care, including appropriate delegation. You will gain insight into conflict management strategies and develop a plan to collaborate with a potential nurse leader about the conflict and its impact in a practice setting.

Course Outcomes

Completion of this assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

CO1: Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high-quality nursing care, healthcare team management, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. (PO2)

CO3: Participate in the development and implementation of imaginative and creative strategies to enable systems to change. (PO7)

CO6: Develop a personal awareness of complex organizational systems, and integrate values and beliefs with organizational mission. (PO7)

CO7: Apply leadership concepts in the development and initiation of effective plans for the microsystems and system-wide practice improvements that will improve the quality of healthcare delivery. (POs 2 and 3)

Points

This assignment is worth 200 points.

Directions
1.Read Finkelman (2016), Chapter 13: Improving Teamwork: Collaboration, Coordination, and Conflict Resolution, section on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, pp. 324-333.
2.Observe nurses in a care delivery setting. Identify a recurring conflict with the potential to negatively impact patient care. Decide if delegation was an issue in the conflict. This should be from your practice setting or prelicensure experiences.
3.Provide details of what happened, including who was involved, what was said, where it occurred, and what was the outcome that led you to decide the conflict was unresolved.
4.Identify the type of conflict. Explain your rationale for selecting this type.
5.Outline the four stages of conflict, as described in our text, and how they relate to your example.
6.Propose strategies to resolve the conflict. Search scholarly sources in the library and the Internet for evidence on what may be effective.
7.Discuss if delegation was an issue in the conflict. Be specific.
8.Describe how you would collaborate with a nurse leader to reach consensus on the best strategy to employ to deal with the conflict.
9.Describe the rationale for selecting the best strategy.
10.Provide a summary or conclusion about this experience or assignment and how you may deal with conflict more effectively in the future.
11.You are required to complete the form using the productivity tools required by Chamberlain University, which is Microsoft Office Word 2013 (or later version), or Windows and Office 2011 (or later version) for MAC. You must save the file in the “.docx” format. Do NOT save as Word Pad. A later version of the productivity tool includes Office 365, which is available to Chamberlain students for FREE by downloading from the student portal at http://my.chamberlain.edu (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Click on the envelope at the top of the page.
12.Follow APA format. Consult your APA manual, and consider using the APA resources provided by Chamberlain.
13.Write a 5-7 page paper (not including the title or References pages) using APA format that includes the following. a.Describe an unresolved (recurring) conflict that you experienced or observed. Identify the type of conflict.
b.Provide details of what happened, including who was involved, what was said, where it occurred, and what was the outcome that led you to decide the conflict was unresolved.
c.Outline the four stages of conflict, as described in Finkelman, and how the stages relate to your example. Decide if delegation was an issue in the conflict. Be specific.
d.Describe the strategies for conflict resolution and how you would collaborate with a nurse leader to resolve the conflict. Cites the course textbook and two scholarly sources.
e.Provide a conclusion or summary about this experience and how you may deal with conflict more effectively in the future.
f.Submit by the end of Week 3.

You are required to use the assignment specific item(s) (article/systematic review/topic/form/templates) or you will earn a “0” for the assignment. In addition, assignments that do not follow the current guidelines or use the required item, as defined above, will be evaluated for evidence of an academic integrity violation.

After the due date, there will be no opportunity for revision or resubmission of assignments that have been uploaded to the submission area. This includes blank, incomplete, incorrect file, and/or incorrect file format documents. It is your responsibility to submit the correct completed assignment in the correct format to the correct submission area. Your last submission before the due date will be graded. You may not resubmit after the due date with a different file and incur a late deduction per the Late Assignment policy.

**Academic Integrity Reminder**

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By submitting this assignment, I pledge on my honor that all content contained is my own original work except as quoted and cited appropriately. I have not received any unauthorized assistance on this assignment.

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