Summary of the key points of the Virtual Check-In
This Virtual Check-In (VCI) focuses on the remaining challenges and questions about topic approval related to COPD management through nutritional and telehealth interventions to improve lung function. The part one of the project charter has been approved.
Challenges and Questions
When seeking topic approval, I encounter common challenges and questions related to the chosen target population comprising healthcare providers and nursing staff. There are questions about staff availability and motivation to participate in the project. Physicians and respiratory care experts may oppose the intervention component of nutritional modification due to a lack of knowledge of its effectiveness. I am also concerned about the project’s contribution to the field and how it will address the knowledge gaps. I have questions regarding the practicality of conducting the proposed research and whether the required resources for staff availability are sufficient.
Some potential questions regarding the topic approval process include the following:
- Considering the available resources and constraints, can the proposed project be realistically accomplished within the designated timeframe?
- Does the proposed project adhere to ethical guidelines, and is the chosen target population capable of providing the relevant data needed for the research?
- Will the project site and stakeholders support the proposed project?
Reflection on the Progress (Part 1 of the Project Charter)
Part-1 of the project charter emphasizes the gap analysis to identify the current practices and required modification for the desired changes. I am working on collecting current and authentic evidence-based research data, which necessitates educating care professionals on telehealth and nutritional interventions for improving lung function in COPD patients. Jiang et al. (2022) also supported the execution of telehealth to improve chronic disease management. There are also concerns related to the staff’s ongoing education and training on communication skills, cultural sensitivity, and conflict resolution to communicate with COPD patients effectively (Kaihlanen et al., 2019).
I am searching national data to discuss the severity of the practice problem of COPD management and its effect on healthcare. I have also received feedback to change the population in the PICOT question to the staff for the sake of the IRB application.
For the parts II and III of the project charter, several questions exist, including the barriers or anticipated challenges related to potential stakeholders and how actively they will contribute to the project. There are also several questions related to statistical methods that will be appropriate for analyzing the collected data and which approach will be most suitable for the data collection.
Reflection on Areas of Uncertainties
The Virtual Check-In is crucial in addressing various uncertainties associated with the proposed project, encompassing topic approval, data analysis and collection, and stakeholder engagement. To tackle these uncertainties, I proposed pertinent questions to be addressed during the topic approval process, including the feasibility of completing the project within the designated timeframe and the capability of the chosen target population to provide relevant data and staff training. Overall, the Virtual Check-In served as an important platform for identifying and addressing uncertainties within the proposed project, emphasizing the need for continued stakeholder engagement and feedback to ensure robust and effective implementation.
Jiang, Y., Sun, P., Chen, Z., Guo, J., Wang, S., Liu, F., & Li, J. (2022). Patients and healthcare providers’ perceptions and experiences of telehealth use and online health information use in chronic disease management for older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A qualitative study. BMC Geriatrics, 22(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-021-02702-z
Kaihlanen, A.-M., Hietapakka, L., & Heponiemi, T. (2019). Increasing cultural awareness: Qualitative study of nurses’ perceptions about cultural competence training. BMC Nursing, 18(1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-019-0363-x