HCA 250 Week 1 – 5 Complete Class All Assignments, DQs, Checkpoints - A+ Graded Course Material

 Week 1

Psychology of health in the workplace

Write a 500- to 700-word paper on health and psychology. Include the following:




Describe the relationship between health and psychology.


Identify specific lifestyle choices that affect health and psychology in the workplace.


Provide examples of lifestyle choices to enhance health and prevent illness.



Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines


Week 2

Stress and Illness in the workplace

Axia Material: Stress and Illness in the Workplace Matrix.


the Axia Material: Stress and Illness in the Workplace Matrix, which describes
the relationship between stress and health in the workplace and how to reduce
stress in the workplace.


Week 3

Motivation and Organizational Culture Paper

AyameNakamura, a Japanese immigrant, works as a project manager for a pharmaceutical company in California. The management style for this pharmaceutical is confrontational, which interferes with Ayame’s cultural background. This style of management makes it difficult for Ayame to receive feedback, which affects her motivation.


Write a 700- to 1,050- word paper.


Include the following:




·         Explain what role management should play in workplace psychology.


·         Explain how Ayame’s cultural background might affect the way she receives feedback.


·         Describe motivation techniques that could be implemented by management to increase Ayame’s motivation.



Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


Week 4


Discussion Questions



Identify factors that influence health-related behavior.  What types of health promotion programs can help promote positive behaviors?

What are some real-life examples of the three levels of preventions in your personal or professional life? If you don’t know any, what are some ways you could implement the three levels of prevention in your work or life?


Week 5

Change and Innovation Paper

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper on managing change in the workplace based on the following scenario: A major health care organization has decided to use electronic medical records. The employees in this organization are resistant to change, particularly changes that deal with technology.


Include the following in your paper:




·         Describe strategies to manage change and innovation.


·         Why do employees resist organizational change?


·         How can human resources play a role in managing change?



Use a minimum of two sources other than the texts.


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.



Week 6


Substance Abuse Paper


Choose one of the following topics:


·         Smoking tobacco


·         Alcohol abuse


·         Drug abuse


Write a 500- to 750-word paper that addresses this problem.

Address the following in your paper:


·         Discuss psychological factors that influence whether individuals start to smoke, drink alcohol, or use drugs.


·         Describe the effects of tobacco, alcohol, or drug abuse in the workplace.


·         Explain how employee assistance programs can help employees in controlling this habit.

·         Explain the relationship between mental health and tobacco, alcohol, or drug abuse.


Use a minimum of two sources other than the texts.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines


Week 7



Journal Review


Week 8

Approaches to Decision Making Paper

Choose one of the following scenarios:


Scenario 1: Budgetary concerns are an issue across all industries, including health care. A health care organization notices increasing costs in staffing and overhead, such as capital and supplies. The health care organization must determine how to reduce costs while not compromising patient care and safety.


 Scenario 2: A group of nursing home administrators, which includes an infection control officer, has noticed increasing rates of infection at the nursing home. Infection rates must be kept as low as possible. High infection rates can result in serious complications for patients. A nursing home that continues to have high infection rates is at risk for fines. The nursing home administrators are meeting to discuss possible ways to reduce infection at their facility.


Write a 500- to 700-word paper that describes decision making in the workplace. Remember that you are not making the decision for these scenarios.


Include the following in your paper:


Describe two decision-making approaches managers can use to make the decision for the scenario you selected.


Explain why this decision is better made by a group rather than by an individual. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the group decision-making process for this scenario.


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


Week 9

Final Psychology and Health Issues Program Review 

Resource: Axia Material: Final Project Requirements


Reviewthe final project requirements described in the Axia Material: Final Project Requirements.


Selectone of the following widespread psychology-related health issues:


·         Stress


·         Employee conflict in the workplace


·         Obesity


·         Substance abuse


·         Mental health


·         Diabetes


·         Stroke


·         Cancer


To choose a different subject, contact the instructor by Week Five and seek approval for that health issue.


Visittwo or more of the following websites that are appropriate for your selected health issue:


 ·         Center for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov


·         Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com


·         American Heart Association: http://www.americanheart.org


·         American Lung Association: http://www.lungusa.org


·         American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org


·         American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org


Providean overview of the selected health issue and of psychology’s role in health.


Reviewat least one current psychology education program within your employer or your community that educates people about that disease or condition. If you are not sure where to find information, check your employer’s website or human resources department, your city’s website, the local community hospital’s website, or the county health department website. The University of Phoenix also offers Rev Wellness (http://www.revwellness.com).


Proposeimprovements to the selected psychology education or awareness program targeted at the population most affected by the health issue. Build on the existing program you are researching.


Writea 1,500- to 1,750-word paper in which you combine your health issue overview, your review of the education program, and your proposal to improve the program.


Include the following:


·         Identify the psychology health issue and describe characteristics of the individuals or group most affected by the disease.


·         Discuss risk factors that can be controlled, how to control them, and risk factors that cannot be controlled.


·         Discuss developmental, gender, and sociocultural factors that impact the health issue.


·         Discuss the treatment options available to individuals and groups.


·         Describe health-related behavior and health promotion strategies to address this health issue


·         Discuss lifestyles changes that are needed to enhance health and to prevent illness.


Use a minimum of three sources other than the texts.


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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