Concept Map

You have already learned about evidence-based practice and quality improvement initiatives in previous
courses. use this information to guide your assessments, while also implementing new concepts
introduced in this course. For this assessment, you will develop a concept map and provide supporting
evidence and explanations. You may use the case studies presented in the Vila Health: Concept Maps as
Diagnostic Tools media, a case study from the literature or your practice that is relevant to the list of conditions
below, or another relevant case study you have developed. This case study will provide you with the context for
creating your concept map. You may also use the practice context from the case study or extrapolate the case
study information and data into your own practice setting. Think carefully when you are selecting the case
study for this assessment, as you may choose to build upon it for the second assessment as well.
Some example conditions, diseases and disorders that are relevant to metabolic balance and glucose
regulation considerations are:

Diabetes (type 2).
Metabolic syndrome.
Polycycstic ovary syndrome.
Develop a concept map and a short narrative that supports and further explains how the concept map is
constructed. You may choose to use the Concept Map Template (in the Resources) as a starting point for your
concept map, but are not required to do so. The bullet points below correspond to the grading criteria in the
scoring guide. Be sure that your evidence-based plan addresses all of them. You may also want to read the
Concept Map scoring guide and the Guiding Questions: Concept Map document to better understand how
each grading criterion will be assessed.
Part 1: Concept Map

  1. Develop an evidence-based concept map that illustrates a plan for achieving high-quality outcomes for a
    condition that has impaired glucose or metabolic imbalance as related aspects. Identifies assumptions on
    which the plan is based.
    Part 2: Additional Evidence (Narrative)
    1- Justify the value and relevance of the evidence used as the basis for a concept map. Impartially considers
    conflicting data and other perspectives.
    2- Analyze how interprofessional strategies applied to the concept map can lead to achievement of desired
    outcomes. Identifies knowledge gaps, unknowns, missing information, unanswered questions, or areas of
    uncertainty (where further information could improve the analysis).
    3- Construct concept map and linkage to additional evidence in a way that facilitates understanding of key

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