All sources should be within 5 years. This is a concept map with a 2-3 page narrative.
You have already learned about evidence-based practice and quality improvement initiatives in previous
courses. You will 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)./AIDS.
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
information and links. Identifies specific strategies or approaches used to ensure clear communication.
4- Integrate relevant sources to support assertions, correctly formatting citations and references using
current APA style. Citations are free from all errors.
Example Assessment: You may use the following to give you an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating
on the scoring guide would look like:
Length of submission: Your concept map should be on a single page, if at all possible. You can submit the
concept map as a separate file, if you need to. Your additional evidence narrative should be 2–3 doublespaced, typed pages. Your narrative should be succinct yet substantive.
Number of references: Cite a minimum of 3–5 sources of scholarly or professional evidence that supports
your concept map, decisions made regarding care, and interprofessional strategies. Resources should be
no more than five years old.
For the concept map portion of this assessment: Resources and citations are formatted according to
current APA style. Please include references both in-text and in the reference page that follows your
narrative.For the narrative portion of this assessment: use the APA Paper Template linked in the Resources. An APA
Template Tutorial is also provided to help you in writing and formatting your analysis. You do not need to
include an abstract for this assessment.