Capstone Project: Proposal
Write a proposal for your evidence-based capstone project that will be due in HCA-699.
The proposal should be similar in format to an executive summary (a common element in typical business plans). Outline the nature of your project and explain what type(s) of research is needed to support your project.
Refer to the “Capstone Project Resources” for assistance in developing your proposal.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
References should be peer reviewed.
The most important improvement we can make in health care delivery in this country is emphasizing patients’ quality of life during and after treatment. Many people who face life-threatening diseases such as cancer now live long, full lives thanks to scientific advancements. But our nation’s health care system too often focuses solely on curing the patient and not on also providing the patient comfort, resulting in preventable suffering during life-saving treatment. Patient comfort should not take a back seat during treatment, and it does not need to.
The good news is there is a fast-growing movement in our health care system to focus on patients’ quality of life by providing palliative care services. Palliative care is specialized medical care that can provide patients with serious illnesses such as cancer and their caregivers better quality of life by focusing on relief from pain, stress and other symptoms of treatment. It is appropriate at any age and any stage of diagnosis, and can be provided alongside curative treatment for the disease. It is an extra layer of support delivered by trained specialists who work together with other doctors and nurses in a team-based approach that focuses on the patients’ needs, coordinates their care and gives patients and their families a voice in determining the care they receive.