PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE & INFLUENCE

PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE & INFLUENCE

Competency 7001.1.1: Self-Awareness & Mindful Presence – The graduate utilizes personality tools to identify his/her own personality type and incorporate self-awareness practices to increase mindful presence into his/her own life, practice of health care, and interactions with patients and colleagues.
Competency 7001.1.2: Leadership through Influence: Influencing the Transformation of Health Care – The graduate uses principles of self-knowledge, active listening, authentic leadership, and mentoring in transforming and creating a healing environment.

Introduction:

For this assessment, you will navigate areas of focus that include professional presence, mindfulness practice, and healing environments. These areas of focus will help you to create a professional presence plan that has both personal and professional application. You will be analyzing your inner world (thoughts, beliefs, and values) and your outer world (activities, relationships, and experiences). Each section of this assessment will gauge how you use and interact with those two worlds. To aid you in understanding your inner and outer worlds, you will take the Keirsey Temperament Sorter-II, an online personality test. With the test’s results, you will better understand your strengths and weaknesses and how you can be an effective individual and leader. Authentic leadership requires as much care and understanding for yourself as for those you will serve and lead. Your professional presence plan will integrate your insights, goals, and beliefs into a coherent whole.

Requirements:

Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. Use the Turnitin Originality Report available in Taskstream as a guide for this measure of originality.

Professional Communications is a required aspect to pass this task. Completion of a spell check and grammar check prior to submitting your final work is strongly recommended.

Note: Your submission may take the form of an essay, multimedia presentation, etc. Be sure to cover each prompt in sufficient detail and support no matter what form you use.

A. Professional Presence

1. Discuss the differences between two models of health and healing as they relate to what it means to be human.
Note: Models may include physical body, body-mind, body-mind-spirit/bio-psycho-social, eastern model, western model.

2. Analyze differences between one of the models discussed in part A1 and your professional presence (include your current beliefs, attitudes, and actions regarding health and healing).

3. Discuss how your professional presence (mindful or distracted) influences your nursing practice.

B. Personality Preferences

1. Submit your results from the Keirsey Temperament personality test.

Note: You should only submit the Temperament Mini Report provided by Keirsey.com. You can submit a screen shot or copy and paste the results into a document for submission.

2. Analyze your test results, including areas that may or may not align with how you view yourself.

a. Evaluate how the preferences identified by the test align with your relationships, favorite activities, and career choices.

b. Discuss two potential challenges or barriers (e.g., barriers in communication, decision-making) that could be minimized by your enhanced self-awareness when working with opposite personality types.

C. Mindfulness Practice

1. Develop a mindfulness practice plan consistent with your interests, goals, and beliefs by doing the following:

a. Create two specific goals for each of the four Aspects of your whole person (physical, vital/rhythmic, mental/emotional, and biographical/spiritual body) to maintain balance.

b. Discuss how you will achieve each of the goals created in part C1a, including how you will adjust to the changing of your whole person.

D. Healing Environments

1. Analyze two direct patient care optimal healing environments in healthcare (i.e., 2 healthcare facilities that provide direct patient care) to identify the elements of internal, interpersonal, behavioral, and external environments.

2. Discuss how you intend to apply self-awareness and insights gained from part D1 to promote professional presence in your current healthcare setting.

E. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the Rubric Terms web link included in the Evaluation Procedures section.

Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in a performance assessment, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the performance assessment.

Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the APA Guidelines section.

WEB LINKS:
1. Keirsey Temperament Sorter-II link opens in new window
2. YOT Task 1 Rubric link opens in new window
EVALUATION METHOD
A rubric is used in this Evaluation.

Name of rubric: ULT Task 1 [View rubric link opens in new window]

Final scoring method: Evaluator marks as “Meets Requirement/Does not Meet Requirement”

My Kiersy result:

Custom Keirsey Temperament Report for: Kenneisha Cassan-Beecher

Your Keirsey Temperament Sorter Results indicates that your personality type is that of the

Guardians (SJ’s) are the cornerstone of society, for they are the temperament given to serving and preserving our most important social institutions. Guardians have natural talent in managing goods and services–from supervision to maintenance and supply — and they use all their skills to keep things running smoothly in their families, communities, schools, churches, hospitals, and businesses.

Guardians can have a lot of fun with their friends, but they are quite serious about their duties and responsibilities. Guardians take pride in being dependable and trustworthy; if there’s a job to be done, they can be counted on to put their shoulder to the wheel. Guardians also believe in law and order, and sometimes worry that respect for authority, even a fundamental sense of right and wrong, is being lost. Perhaps this is why Guardians honor customs and traditions so strongly — they are familiar patterns that help bring stability to our modern, fast-paced world.

Practical and down-to-earth, Guardians believe in following the rules and cooperating with others. They are not very comfortable winging it or blazing new trails; working steadily within the system is the Guardian way, for in the long run loyalty, discipline, and teamwork get the job done right. Guardians are meticulous about schedules and have a sharp eye for proper procedures. They are cautious about change, even though they know that change can be healthy for an institution. Better to go slowly, they say, and look before you leap.

Guardians make up as much as 40 to 45 percent of the population, and a good thing, because they usually end up doing all the indispensable but thankless jobs everyone else takes for granted.

You are most comfortable when your life is structured. As a result you usually prefer a workplace that lets you create a routine you can settle into. Because you are dependable and exacting, your colleagues and customers rely on your work. Your ideal job offers you a clear chain of command, and lets you progress through a hierarchy based on your meeting expectations

This is the RUBRIC:
ULT Task 1

Unsatisfactory/Not Present Does Not Meet Standard Minimally Competent Competent Highly Competent
Articulation of Response (clarity, organization, mechanics) The candidate provides unsatisfactory articulation of response. The candidate provides weak articulation of response. The candidate provides limited articulation of response. The candidate provides adequate articulation of response. The candidate provides substantial articulation of response.
A1. Models of Health and Healing The candidate does not provide a logical discussion of the differences between 2 models of health and healing as they relate to what it means to be human. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with no detail, of the differences between 2 models of health and healing as they relate to what it means to be human. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with limited detail, of the differences between 2 models of health and healing as they relate to what it means to be human. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with adequate detail, of the differences between 2 models of health and healing as they relate to what it means to be human. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with substantial detail, of the differences between 2 models of health and healing as they relate to what it means to be human.
A2. Models and Professional Presence The candidate does not provide a plausible analysis of the differences between 1 of the models discussed in part A1 and the candidate’s professional presence. The candidate provides a plausible analysis, with no support, of the differences between 1 of the models discussed in part A1 and the candidate’s professional presence. The candidate provides a plausible analysis, with limited support, of the differences between 1 of the models discussed in part A1 and the candidate’s professional presence. The candidate provides a plausible analysis, with adequate support, of the differences between 1 of the models discussed in part A1 and the candidate’s professional presence. The candidate provides a plausible analysis, with substantial support, of the differences between 1 of the models discussed in part A1 and the candidate’s professional presence.
A3. Influence on Nursing Practice The candidate does not provide a logical discussion of how the candidate’s professional presence influences the candidate’s nursing practice. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with no detail, of how the candidate’s professional presence influences the candidate’s nursing practice. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with limited detail, of how the candidate’s professional presence influences the candidate’s nursing practice. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with adequate detail, of how the candidate’s professional presence influences the candidate’s nursing practice. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with substantial detail, of how the candidate’s professional presence influences the candidate’s nursing practice.
B1. Personality Assessment Submission The candidate does not provide personal results from the Keirsey Temperament personality test. Not applicable. Not applicable. Not applicable. The candidate provides personal results from the Keirsey Temperament personality test.
B2. Test Result Analysis The candidate does not provide a plausible analysis of the test results, including areas that may or may not align with how the candidate views him or herself. The candidate provides a plausible analysis, with no detail, of the test results, including areas that may or may not align with how the candidate views him or herself. The candidate provides a plausible analysis, with limited detail, of the test results, including areas that may or may not align with how the candidate views him or herself. The candidate provides a plausible analysis, with adequate detail, of the test results, including areas that may or may not align with how the candidate views him or herself. The candidate provides a plausible analysis, with substantial detail, of the test results, including areas that may or may not align with how the candidate views him or herself.
B2a. Preferences Alignment The candidate does not provide a logical evaluation of how the preferences identified by the test align with the candidate’s relationships, favorite activities, and career choices. The candidate provides a logical evaluation, with no detail, of how the preferences identified by the test align with the candidate’s relationships, favorite activities, and career choices. The candidate provides a logical evaluation, with limited detail, of how the preferences identified by the test align with the candidate’s relationships, favorite activities, and career choices. The candidate provides a logical evaluation, with adequate detail, of how the preferences identified by the test align with the candidate’s relationships, favorite activities, and career choices. The candidate provides a logical evaluation, with substantial detail, of how the preferences identified by the test align with the candidate’s relationships, favorite activities, and career choices.
B2b. Potential Challenges or Barriers The candidate does not provide a logical discussion of 2 potential challenges or barriers that could be minimized by the candidate’s enhanced self-awareness when working with opposite personality types. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with no support, of 2 potential challenges or barriers that could be minimized by the candidate’s enhanced self-awareness when working with opposite personality types. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with limited support, of 2 potential challenges or barriers that could be minimized by the candidate’s enhanced self-awareness when working with opposite personality types. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with adequate support, of 2 potential challenges or barriers that could be minimized by the candidate’s enhanced self-awareness when working with opposite personality types. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with substantial support, of 2 potential challenges or barriers that could be minimized by the candidate’s enhanced self-awareness when working with opposite personality types.
C1a. Whole Person Goals The candidate does not provide 2 specific goals for each of the 4 aspects of the candidate’s whole person (physical, vital rhythmic, mental/emotional, and biographical/spiritual body) to maintain balance. The candidate provides, with insufficient detail, 2 specific goals for each of the 4 aspects of the candidate’s whole person (physical, vital rhythmic, mental/emotional, and biographical/spiritual body) to maintain balance. Not applicable. Not applicable. The candidate provides, with sufficient detail, 2 specific goals for each of the 4 aspects of the candidate’s whole person (physical, vital rhythmic, mental/emotional, and biographical/spiritual body) to maintain balance.
C1b. Achievement of Goals The candidate does not provide a logical discussion of how to achieve each of the goals created in part C1a, including how to adjust to the changing of the candidate’s whole person. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with no detail, of how to achieve each of the goals created in part C1a, including how to adjust to the changing of the candidate’s whole person. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with limited detail, of how to achieve each of the goals created in part C1a, including how to adjust to the changing of the candidate’s whole person. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with adequate detail, of how to achieve each of the goals created in part C1a, including how to adjust to the changing of the candidate’s whole person. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with substantial detail, of how to achieve each of the goals created in part C1a, including how to adjust to the changing of the candidate’s whole person.
D1. Best Practices The candidate does not provide a plausible analysis of 2 optimal healing environments in healthcare (i.e., 2 healthcare facilities that provide direct patient care) to identify the elements of internal, interpersonal, behavioral, and external environments. The candidate provides a plausible analysis, with no detail, of 2 optimal healing environments in healthcare (i.e., 2 healthcare facilities that provide direct patient care) to identify the elements of internal, interpersonal, behavioral, and external environments. The candidate provides a plausible analysis, with limited detail, of 2 optimal healing environments in healthcare (i.e., 2 healthcare facilities that provide direct patient care) to identify the elements of internal, interpersonal, behavioral, and external environments The candidate provides a plausible analysis, with adequate detail, of 2 optimal healing environments in healthcare (i.e., 2 healthcare facilities that provide direct patient care) to identify the elements of internal, interpersonal, behavioral, and external environments. The candidate provides a plausible analysis, with substantial detail, of 2 optimal healing environments in healthcare (i.e., 2 healthcare facilities that provide direct patient care) to identify the elements of internal, interpersonal, behavioral, and external environments.
D2. Professional Presence Promotion The candidate does not provide a logical discussion of how to apply self-awareness and insights gained from part D1 to promote professional presence in the candidate’s current healthcare setting. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with no detail, of how to apply self-awareness and insights gained from part D1 to promote professional presence in the candidate’s current healthcare setting. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with limited detail, of how to apply self-awareness and insights gained from part D1 to promote professional presence in the candidate’s current healthcare setting. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with adequate detail, of how to apply self-awareness and insights gained from part D1 to promote professional presence in the candidate’s current healthcare setting. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with substantial detail, of how to apply self-awareness and insights gained from part D1 to promote professional presence in the candidate’s current healthcare setting.
E. Sources When the candidate uses sources, the candidate does not provide in-text citations and references. When the candidate uses sources, the candidate provides only some in-text citations and references. When the candidate uses sources, the candidate provides appropriate in-text citations and references with major deviations from APA style. When the candidate uses sources, the candidate provides appropriate in-text citations and references with minor deviations from APA style. When the candidate uses sources, the candidate provides appropriate in-text citations and references with no readily detectable deviations from APA style, OR the candidate does not use sources.

The books used for this course are listed here but not limited to:
Being Human and Being a Nurse
This topic addresses fundamental issues of being a nurse.

This topic addresses the following competency:

Competency 7001.01.01: Self-Awareness and Mindful Presence
The graduate utilizes personality tools to identify own personality type and incorporate self-awareness practices to increase mindful presence into their own life, their practice of health care, and their interactions with patients and colleagues.
This topic highlights the following key concepts:

the historical development of significant models for medical approaches to healing
the principal concepts of what it is to be a human being from various cultural and historical contexts
the components that contribute to the wholeness of being human
techniques that can be used to enhance self-awareness
awareness of one’s own internal state with identifying a patient’s state
COMPLETE ALL SKIP ALL
Three Models of Health & Healing
Healthcare reflects the social and technological environment in which it is practiced. New discoveries in science are redefining our understanding of health and healing.

Era I-1860’s Mechanical Model
Era II-1950’s Body/Mind Model
Era III-1990’s Body/Mind/Spirit or
Bio/Psycho/Social Model
Read the following in Healing Presence: The Essence of Nursing to examine three significant models which highlight the progress of medicine, health, and healing:

pages 3-4 of chapter 1 Nursing: A Sacred Work
pages 134-135 and pages 138-139 of chapter 5 Quantum Healing: The Power of Integration
Identify core differences between the three eras in health care and the role a nurse played in each era.

COMPLETE SKIP
Your World View
Mendes, A. (2015). The role of nurses’ and patients’ beliefs in nursing care. British Journal of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 24(6), 345. Doi:10.12968/bjon.2015.24.6.345
pages 8-9 of chapter 1 Nursing: A Sacred Work
pages 240-248 of chapter 8 The Noetic Scientist: A Holistic World
Access the WGU eReserves and review the following article:

Charles, L., Maltby, H., Abrams, S., Shea, J., Brand G, Nicol P. (2014). Expanding worldview: Australian nursing students’ experience of cultural immersion in India. Contemporary Nurse: A Journal For the Australian Nursing Profession. August 2014; 48(1), 67-75. Doi:10.5172/conu.2014.48.1.67
Outline the principle concepts of what it is to be a human being from various cultural and historical contexts.

COMPLETE SKIP
The Difference Between Eastern Perspectives on Being Human
Predominant cultural themes vary in different parts of the world. As diversity and globalization becomes a greater part of society, understanding these differences is important for the delivery of culturally competent care.

Describe the components that contribute to the wholeness of being human. What does it mean to be human? This is discussed in detail and can also be described as the components that contribute to being human. The four bodies or aspects of being human are also discussed in the following four models of health and healing: physical-body, body-mind, body-mind-spirit, bio-psycho-social. There is also some information in the TCM readings regarding the Eastern perspective (some write about Yin Yang or the Five Elements). You don’t have to include both Western and Eastern ideas, you can stick with whichever is most comfortable or makes the most sense to you. Being human means being whole-physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Access the WGU eReserves and review the following article:

Advancing Nursing Theory Through Theory-guided Practice: The Emergence of a Critical Caring Perspective
Read the following:

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Demonstrate comprehension of western perspectives of being human through the model studies.

COMPLETE SKIP
How Mindfulness of the Nurse Influences Quality of the Patient Experience
Healthcare has become increasingly complicated with nearly constant demands of the nurse’s attention. Attempts at remaining focused on what is immediately before the nurse is challenging. This state of frequent overstimulation and distraction creates additional stress and may lead to errors and burnout. Incorporating the practice of mindfulness in the course of nursing practice, even in midst of chaotic situations, will improve the care that is given.

Read the following in Healing Presence: The Essence of Nursing:

pages 15-19 of chapter 1 Nursing: A Sacred Work
Access the WGU eReserves and review the following article:

Jordon’s Reflection & Mindfulness in Organizations in Management Learning
Read the following WGU Library articles:

Lichtenberg Heard, P., Hartman, S., & Bushardt, S. C. (2013). Rekindling the flame: Using mindfulness to end nursing burnout. Nursing Management,44(11), 24-29.
Reid Ponte, P., & Koppel, P. (2015). Cultivating mindfulness to enhance nursing practice. American Journal of Nursing, 115(6), 48-55 8p. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000466321.46439.17
COMPLETE SKIP
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