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  • How does health information technology affect patient outcomes in the perinatal setting?
  • Identify two (2) advantages and two (2) disadvantages of health information technology as they apply to the perinatal setting. Explain your answer.
  • Discuss strategies the Registered Nurse can employ to reverse the two identified health information technology disadvantages.
  • Provide a rationale for each strategy indicating how it results in the provision of safe, quality care in the perinatal setting. Include a reference from the literature to support the information provided. 

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Scientific Management Theory’s main objective is to improve performance in the work places. There are advantages and disadvantages to most things, which include the Scientific Management Theory. Advantages of Scientific Management include enhanced teamwork, cooperation between managers and workers, better planning and decision-making, improved democracy in workplace and improved physical working conditions for employees. Some disadvantages and ways this theory can be ineffective are managerial decisions may involve strictness and stress for managers due to need for complete control over the work place, influences feelings of pressure among workers and it may de-motivate workers (Advantage & Disadvantage of Scientific Management Theory | Study Psychology Online, 2013) An example of how it can de-motivate employees and be ineffective is the management tells the workers that they are now to perform a workflow a certain way. There’s no explanation, there’s not wiggle room, that’s just the way it is. The workers may feel frustrated! When a change is put into effect, an explanation of why the change is needed is helpful for the change to occur. If there is no chance for the workers that are actually going to perform the workflow to give input, they are de-motivated.

An example of participative decision making that has occurred in my workplace is allowing nursing staff to have input on new workflows that are developed. We have an opportunity to give ideas and insight to the IT department and the leadership. Although everyone’s input is taken into consideration, we aren’t allowed the final say which is what participative decision making is all about. The good think about this process is employees do feel valued and feel that their opinion matters. Another way that this occursis nursing staff from each team is allowed to be involved in the interview process for adding members to their pod.


Advantage & Disadvantage of Scientific Management Theory| Study Psychology Online. (2013). Retrieved from


Describe how the concepts of leadership and management differ from each other. In what areas do they overlap? Explain how the goals of management and leadership may sometimes overlap. As a nurse leader, do you believe you can expand your influence to create change by taking advantage of this overlap? Explain your answer.



Scientific management theory is one of the oldest management theories that were developed in the 20th century. Scientific management theory attributed to Frederick W. Taylor (Marquis & Huston, 2009). The theory is anchored on understanding workflows and improving labor productivity. Its application is depending on a high level of managerial control over employee work practices. The theory advocates for division of labor and specialization (Tomey, 2009). This theory in health care would give autonomy to the manager to plan health care schedules and manage their execution. Under this theory, the manager decides the training and development plan for the health care professional as opposed to giving them the chance to choose programs they deem appropriate to their career development (Tomey, 2009). This theory fails to appreciate the fact that the management requirements and those of the health care professionals are rarely identical. This leads to a discouraged workforce hence poor service delivery (Huber, 2013).

The theory ensures that scientific procedures are developed for every treatment plan or process and therefore the health professionals have no say or opinion about the routines. The health care given in this theory has to follow the laid down procedure, the long-term effect is the creation of monotony that leads to poor service delivery. The inefficiencies showcased by this theory led to participative decision making in the workplace (Marquis & Huston, 2009). In the health care context, participative decision making include the involvement of all health care professionals and the management in the problem analysis, solution implementation, and the general decision making process.

Information sharing as argued by Marquis and Huston (2009) is one of the most important aspects in achieving participative decision making. The health care professionals feel valued if the management shared the performance, status, plans, and the general health of the company according to Marquis and Huston (2009). Training and development opportunities also help significantly in the motivation of the workforce. The knowledge gained from this pursuit is beneficial to the organization in the long term as observed by Huber (2013. Another example of participative decision making is allowing health care professionals to make decisions on work schedules, budgets, and reward systems.


Huber, D. (2013). Leadership and nursing care management. Elsevier Health Sciences.

Marquis, B. L., & Huston, C. J. (2009). Leadership roles and management functions in nursing: Theory and application. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Tomey, A. M. (2009). Nursing management and leadership. Elsevier, Missouri.

Wheeler, R. M., & Foster, J. W. (2013). Barriers to participation in governance and professional advancement: A comparison of internationally educated nurses and registered nurses educated in the United States. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43(7/8), 409-414.

pamphlet, survey and analysis paper of teaching project.

1.       Pamphlet presentation – Create a pamphlet on the topic of:

 Environmental issue-Second Hand Smoke: The Danger to Infants and Children.

MUST use attached Teaching plan to create the pamphlet.


2.      Create a short 5-7 survey to evaluate teaching feedback from group being taught.

3.       Then write an analysis paper: Analysis paper–In 1,500-2,000 words, describe the teaching experience (WORK PLAN PROPOSAL, PAMPHLET, SURVERY, AND ACTUALY ACT OF TEACHING TO A SMALL GROUP OF 20-30 YEAR OLDS & THEIR FAMILIES) and discuss your observations. The written portion of this assignment should include:

·         Summary of teaching plan

·         Epidemiological rationale for topic

·         Evaluation of teaching experience

·         Community response to teaching

·         Areas of strengths and areas of improvement

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.