Create a PowerPoint slide show with notes pages to evaluate the use of a theory for an EBP issue or concern. In Week 8, students will create a recording of the presentation for the Peer Discussion thread.
Criteria for Content
Review literature regarding issues or concerns within your selected nurse practitioner specialty.
Select a theory or theoretical model which is relevant to your nurse practitioner specialty and would offer a meaningful context for evidence-based practice surrounding the issue or concern which you identified.
In a PowerPoint Presentation, address the following.
Introduction to the presentation
Identify and describe a theory or theoretical model, and explain its relevance to your nurse practitioner specialty.
Describe an issue or concern that is related to your nurse practitioner specialty, and explain its impact on health care outcomes
Explain how the theory or theoretical model can be used as a framework to guide evidence-based practice to address the issue or concern, and discuss the unique insight or perspective offered through the application of this theory or theoretical model.
Conclusion to the presentation
In describing South Africa’s key development challenges; the World Bank (2013) reports that South Africa remains a dual economy with one of the highest inequality rates in the world, poverty remains deeply entrenched in many parts of the country, and widespread exclusion and unemployment remain stubborn challenges on the economic landscape. This description almost mirrors that of the South African government. In the latest report from the Presidency’s Monitoring and Evaluation Department (DPME) notes that when the democratic government took office it inherited a legacy of poverty and an unequitable distribution of income. The policies of Apartheid exclude the majority from labour market participation, serving the purpose of locking black South Africans in the clutches of poverty (DPME, 2014). Given the degree to which Apartheid policies were entrenched, the process of reversing them is at best an incomplete one. Although overall GDP per capita income has risen since 1994, inequality has not followed the same trajectory. At an income level, just over half of the country’s total national income is attributed to the richest 10% of households. On the other end of the spectrum, the poorest 40% account for just over 5% of total income (DPME 2014). The charts below puts South Africa’s inequality in context with a comparison amongst its BRICS peers and give insight into the in-country dynamics of the skewed nature of household income. Figure1 Source: OECD Divided We Stand 2011, Accessed at http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/88893253532 Figure 2 Source: Statistics South Africa, Income and Expenditure Survey 2011/11 In essence, the share of national consumption between the richest and the poorest remains stubbornly stagnant. When using the Gini-coefficient measure, inequality increased from 0.64 in 1995 to 0.69 in 2005, although it did improve to 0.65 in 2010/11 (DPME 2014). The government has responded to the plight of those in the bottom 10 percent of the income distribution pyramid through a social grants system. Although inequality remains high, the democratic government has made some progress towards alleviating poverty. There are numerous studies that propose different methods of measuring poverty. Despite, there is relative acceptance that the absolute number of people living under the poverty line has declined. This is largely attributed to a tax-based redistribution strategy. The graph below extracted from the World Bank’s World Development Indicators confirms this. Figure 3>GET ANSWER