Inpatient versus Outpatient Care

Suggest an advantage or disadvantage to the movement toward outpatient care away from inpatient care. Do you think that this trend will eventually reverse or stabilize?

Topic Law and Health care

Assignment presentation
The assessments must be received and be considered satisfactory for students to pass the course. The assignments are to be written in ink, or typed with double line spacing, Ariel font size 12, on A4 paper. All sheets should be stapled together with the cover sheet attached.
The area to be investigated must be identified in the introductory paragraph. The case presented must be patient oriented.Referencing
In this course, you will use the APA referencing system.
You will lose marks if there is an absence of:
? consistent APA style referencing both in-text and in the end reference list (these should match up)
? consistent APA style referencing/citation used in-text
? accuracy with all sources of information acknowledged
? comprehensive reference list at end of report.
Marking and submission
In marking your assignment, key criteria as appropriate will be assessed, therefore read your assignment requirement and marking criteria carefully.
Please note: Penalties will be given for poor presentation (style, punctuation, spelling mistakes and grammar); poor referencing; and lateness.
When submitting your assignment, please ensure that you:
? clearly label your assignment with your name and student number in the header on each page
? attach the marking criteria to the assignment
? must provide reference and access to relevant case law if this is not available in the text book ? marks will be deducted if this is not provided.Assignment 1Section 1 of the study book comprises planned learning activities designed to test your mastery of the course objectives. You are also expected in some cases to provide photocopies of clinical documents or organisational policies. If these are not provided you could be jeopardising a substantial amount of your marks. To complete this assignment you need to read section 1 of your study book and the directed ?textbook? and ?selected reading? where directed before completing the relevant activity. ?AIDitional readings? are also provided for your interest in some instances. The study book is made up of nine modules and each module has its own weighting, marks and word allocation. When responding to the Activities you need to consider the maximum word count indicated. Each activity?s response should be clearly numbered and submitted on A4 paper. DO NOT RETURN THE STUDY BOOK. SUBMIT CLEARLY NUMBERED ACTIVITY RESPONSES ONLY. Ensure you identify in each activity any relevant appendix.
When answering EACH activity you will need to use APA referencing appropriately, which includes IN TEXT referencing that corresponds to the references found in the reference list provided at the end of the assessment. Referencing will not be counted into the total word count in this assignment only.
Where ideas from a text, reference or article are used, the source must be cited. Similarly, where comments from personal interviews are used, acknowledgement must be made.To maximise your marks in this assignment ensure that each of your responses includes:
? A demonstrated understanding (U) of any recommended readings associated with the activity.
? Mindful and critical application (A) in completing all of the steps in the activity.
? Correct APA referencing (R) technique within the text of the response and reference list.
Overview of the requirements of section 1 of study book activities
Notice to Medical Facility
A currently enrolled student may be seeking access to de-identified patient documentation solely for the purposes of completing an educational activity and assessment in The Law and Health Care Practice, which requires the student undertake an audit of patient documentation. The de-identification of the documents will not compromise the integrity of the assignment.
I confirm that this Medical Facility has released de-identified patient documentation to you for the sole purpose of completing an educational activity and assessment in The Law and Health Care Practice.
Confirmation by Student that PATIENT DOCUMENTATION is de-identifiedunderstand that it is essential and I am personally responsible for ensuring that all information relating to any individual that not only identifies but could possibly identify the person have been de-identified prior to submission of these documents for this assessment. I understand that the method of de-identifying the individual?s personal information must ensure that all identifiers have been permanently removed and are not able to be re-identified or reinstated. This should include double blacking or blacking back and front. It is recommended that the documents be accessed through the Manager of the Medical Records Department of the relevant Medical Facility who may be able to assist you with de-identifying the documentation.
Personal information requiring de-identification includes but is not limited to dates, (dates of admission, discharge, birth, death), full face photos and comparable images and attendant allied health professional, nursing staff, medical staff and facilities.
I understand and am aware that accessing, using, disclosing and failing to de-identify the documentation may make me personally liable for a breach of my and the relevant Medical Facility obligations to comply with the requirements of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) or any relevant Privacy Laws and Policies applying to the Medical Facility.
I understand, confirm and declare that the patient documentation I am submitting for this assessment has been obtained by myself:
1. solely for the purposes of completing an audit for an assessment
2. with the consent of the relevant Medical Facility to the release of the documentation;
3. in accordance with the provisions of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) and any relevant Privacy Laws and Policies applying to the Medical Facility, and
4. is completely de-identified according to the hospital?s policy of de-identification.Preamble
The critical test of this assignment is based on your selection and treatment of a case scenario in order to demonstrate your mastery of the learning objectives identified in module 6
Requirements for this assignment
Select a scenario (case study) from your practice (Mental Health or Aged Care) which will allow for the exploration of legal and ethical issues and application of risk management. The case scenario may be actual or potential and must arise from the context of your practice as a nurse or midwife.You have the choice of selecting for critical application to your nursing or midwifery practice, civil, administrative, and/or criminal law.Assignment 2: Case study: nursing or midwifery practice Max. mark Mark obtained
1. Appropriate selection of case scenario; adequate description in context. (Situated as an appendix.) 10
2. Clarity in description; accuracy in identification and detail of legal risks, ethical risks, clinical risks; adequate differentiation of each; evidence of connection of legal, ethical, and clinical reasoning.
(400 words) 15
3. Adequate identification and analysis of branch of law and specifics (principles or elements) of legal breaches and/or offences from the case scenario; appropriate use of case law and judgements.
(750 words) 30
4. Adequate ethical analysis of the major ethical issue within the case scenario; appropriate use of ethical discourse appropriately.
(550 words) 15
5. Uses a system approach to outline risk management strategies for identified risks; appropriate treatment of risks identified.
(550 words) 20
6. Evidence of evaluation undertaken; or evaluation proposed; identification of methods for evaluating effectiveness of risk management strategies.
(~250 words) 10
7. Correct use of APA Referencing System ? up to 10%
8. Penalty for poor presentation (style, punctuation, spelling mistakes, grammar) ? up to 5%
TOTAL /100

In active military patients with PTSD (P) how does the use of SSRI’s (I) compared to CBT (C) influence suicide rate (O) over 1 years time after diagnosis of PTSD (T)?

Topic: In active military patients with PTSD (P) how does the use of SSRI’s (I) compared to CBT (C) influence suicide rate (O) over 1 years time after diagnosis of PTSD (T)?

Order Description

Purpose: To incorporate theory and other evidenced based practice evidence using a patient experience (case study). This assignment is designed to help you identify a patient issue or advanced nursing practice problem using a case study to communicate in writing the application of valid evidence (research and theory) to clinical practice to improve patient outcomes. You will be completing a literature review, critiquing research articles to develop an evidence table for your paper, evaluating available evidence that can be applied to your advanced nursing practice, gaps in research and implementing evidence into your anticipated role after graduation. Although you will be doing all of these activities to write your paper, you summarize in your paper your findings, not about all the details related to the activities you completed to write your paper.

Body of paper: Length is required to be between 10 and 12 pages double spaced (not including title, abstract, appendix and reference pages). Any additional pages added to the body of the paper, after page 12 will not be included in the grading process using the rubric below. The paper should be in APA 6th edition format, except the title page (use the sample posted on Blackboard).Use Times New Roman and 12 point font. (100 points)

Elements must include but are not limited to:
o (10 points) APA Format and Grammar (Don’t forget about the graduate writing center through RAGE/GROWL)
? Abstract: Get the reader’s attention. May use etiology, epidemiology, etc. to stress the importance of the topic in 200 words or less. See the APA manual for description of abstract content
? Reference (In text and reference page), see APA manual for order of paper, proper citation and plagiarism information

o (10 points) Introduction
? Summarize direction of your paper, don’t repeat Abstract but add more detail related to the background and significance of the problem for related patient population and/or APN role perspective (eg. mortality rate or prevalence epidemiology in the US). Include why the topic is important to the APN, patient, healthcare, economics, family genetics, etc)
? Include your PICOT question/statement: Write in a sentence format. Label each letter with parentheses after each section Problem or/Population (P), Intervention (I), Comparison (C), Outcome (O), Time (T). Case Study up to four short sentences Giving a clear example of the population- who would be affected by this problem? Be Specific to the most common gender, age group, may include diagnosis, intervention, comparison (specific or class of medications) — depending on topic and PICOT, and time frame.

o (25 Points) Review of medical topic
? Case Study (Concise): List all the significant history, cc, etc.- not all the normal information unless significant for the case to rule out differential diagnoses (The case study should be one to two paragraphs in length). This is different than what you would document in a patient chart. This is a summary of a clear example of the population- who would be affected by this problem? Be Specific to the most common gender, age group, may include diagnosis, intervention, comparison (specific or class of medications) — depending on topic and PICOT, and time frame.

o (35 Points) Review of Literature and Research
Current research review (<5 years old)
? Include a Practice guideline for your topic or a Systematic Review and a minimum of 2 peer reviewed articles to answer your PICOT statement/question. All should be referenced and (concise) summarized. You will complete a critical analysis to decide if the findings were significant but all the details from the critical analysis (use the tools from your Melnyk textbook) will not be included in your paper. Only use the most relevant evidence and statistical tests with values related to your case study and PICOT question in your paper and evidence table.
? Evidence Table minimum elements that should be present include: author, year, study design, number of subjects, methodology, significant findings or pertinent insignificant findings with associated statistical tests and their values
? Discuss research gaps and their limitations or barriers to applying evidence to Advanced Practice Nursing and/ or gaps in practice, if the evidence is available but not being applied in practice

o (10 Points) Relevance and Implications for APN
Describe the relevance for your practice as an APN in reference to your case study support your evidence-based decision making processes with the practice guideline and other research listed in your evidence table to develop a patient centered treatment plan. (Use the NP core competencies and practice guidelines to help you).
? Discuss whether you would incorporate new research published (from your evidence table to answer your PICOT question) after the practice guideline to your treatment plan for this patient, or not and why.
? Evidence-based treatment plan for the patient in your case study (Use your practice guideline and any significant research to develop your brief plan. Suggested significant (concise) applicable elements that may be included are: psychosocial, cultural, genetic/genomics, assessment, co-morbidities, differential diagnoses, pharmacological, holistic approaches such as alternative medicine treatments (including CAM) treatments, interprofessional collaboration.
? Application of Theory or conceptual model –List the name of the theorist or authors if you use a conceptual framework model. Apply the concepts to the patient in your case study. In order to receive full credit you must demonstrate your understanding of how to apply the theory or conceptual model specifically to the patient in the case study you developed in an APN role

o (10 Points) Summary/Conclusion- Case and Implications
? Application of best evidence to improve patient outcomes using research, theory in an Advanced Nursing Practice role (make sure it is within your scope of practice or be clear what your role would be related to the PICOT statement and Case Study). Don’t repeat the abstract or all the details in the body of your paper but summarize the most important points in your paper that you want the reader to remember about the patient, evidence available , gaps in research, theory and your role as the APN to answer your PICOT question. Use in text referencing to support your summary with evidence (research and theory) for the most significant variables related to your PICOT question and case study including supporting statistical test and values using your APA manual.

nurse Incivility & Impact on Communication Breakdown( focus on effect of nurse incivility, recommended findings, solution to identified problems)

Order Description
The paper will include the following.
1. Clinical question
a. Description of problem
b. Significance of problem
c. Purpose of paper
2. Description of findings
a. Summarize basics in the Matrix Table as found in Assignment Documents in
e-College.
b. Describe
i. Concepts
ii. Methods used
iii. Participants
iv. Instruments including reliability and
validity
v. Answer to “Purpose” question
vi. Identify next step for group
3. Conclusion of paper
4. Format
a. Correct grammar and spelling
b. Use of headings for each section
c. Use of APA format (sixth edition) d. Page length: three pages
EVIDENCE MATRIX TABLE

Article
Reference Purpose
Hypothesis
Study Question Variables
Independent(I)
Dependent(D) Study Design Sample
Size and Selection Data Collection
Methods
Major Findings
1
(sample not a real article) Smith, Lewis (2013),
What should I eat? A focus for those living with diabetes. Journal of Nursing Education, 1 (4) 111-112. How do educational support groups effect dietary modifications in patients with diabetes? D-Dietary modifications
I-Education Qualitative N- 18
Convenience sample-selected from local support group in Pittsburgh, PA Focus Groups Support and education improved compliance with dietary modifications.
1
2
3
4
5
NR449 Evidence Based Practice

Required Uniform Assignment: Appraising the Evidence  PURPOSE  The purpose of this paper is to interpret the two articles identified as most important to the group topic.  COURSE OUTCOMES  This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:   CO 2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs #4  and #8)  CO 4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and clinical significance related to evidence- based  practice. (POs #4 and #8)    DUE DATE  Refer to the course calendar for due date information. The college’s Late Assignment policy applies to this  activity.     TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE: 150 POINTS   REQUIREMENTS  The paper will include the following.  1. Clinical question  a. Description of problem  b. Significance of problem  c. Purpose of paper  2. Description of findings  a. Summarize basics in the Matrix Table as found in Assignment Documents in  e-College.  b. Describe  i. Concepts  ii. Methods used  iii. Participants  iv. Instruments including reliability and  validity  v. Answer to “Purpose” question  vi. Identify next step for group  3. Conclusion of paper  4. Format  a. Correct grammar and spelling  b. Use of headings for each section

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c. Use of APA format (sixth edition)  d. Page length: three pages  PREPARING THE PAPER  1. Please make sure you do not duplicate articles within your group.  2. Paper should include a title page and a reference page.
DIRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA  Assignment  Criteria  Points  %  Description
Problem  20
13%
1. Problem is described: What is the focus of your group’s work?  2. Significance of the problem is described: What health outcomes result  from your problem? Or what statistics document this is a problem?  You may find support on websites for government or professional  organizations.  3. Purpose of your paper: What will your paper do or describe? “The  purpose of this paper is to . . .”

**Please note that although most of these questions are the same as you aIDressed in paper 1, the purpose of this paper is different. You can use your work from paper 1 for items 1 and 2 above, including any suggestions for improvement provided as feedback. Item 3 above should be specific to this paper.
Description of  Findings: Summary
20
13%
Summarize the basics of each article in a matrix table that appears in the  appendix.
Description of  Findings:  Description
60  41%
Describe in the body of the paper the following.  ? What concepts have been studied?  ? What methods have been used?  ? Who are the participants or members of the samples?  ? What instruments have been used? Did the authors describe  the reliability and validity?  ? How do you answer your original “purpose of this paper”  question? Do the findings of the articles provide evidence  for your answers? If so, how? If not, what is still needed to  be able to answer your question?  ? What is needed for the next step? Identify two questions that can  helpguidethegroup’swork.
Description of  Findings: Conclusion
20  13%
Conclusion: Review major findings in your paper in a summary paragraph.
Format  30
20%
1.  Correct grammar and spelling  2.  Use headings for each section: Problem, Synthesis of the Literature  (Concepts, Methods, Participants, Instruments, Implications for  Future Work), Conclusion.  3.  APA format (sixth ed.): Appendices follow references.  4.  Paper length: Three pages
Total   150  100%
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GRADING RUBRIC
Assignment  Criteria
Outstanding or Highest  Level of Performance     A (92–100%)
Very Good or High Level of  Performance

B (84–91%)
Competent or Satisfactory  Level of Performance     C (76–83%)
Poor, Failing or  Unsatisfactory Level of  Performance  F (0–75%)

Problem  (20 points)

Includes all elements in a  manner that is clearly  understood.
• Problem description  provides focus of the  group’s work.  • Significance of the  problem is clearly stated  and supported by current  evidence.  • Purpose of paper is clearly  stated.    19–20 points
Missing only one element  OR  One element is not presented  clearly  • Problem description  provides focus of the  group’s work.  • Significance of the problem is  clearly stated and supported  by current evidence.  • Purpose of paper is clearly stated.    17–18 points
Missing two elements  OR  One element is not presented  clearly  • Problem description  provides focus of the  group’s work.  • Significance of the problem is  clearly stated and supported  by current evidence.  • Purpose of paper is clearly stated.    16 points
Missing two or more elements  AND/OR  One or more elements are not  presented clearly  • Problem description  provides focus of the  group’s work.  • Significance of the problem is  clearly stated and supported  by current evidence.  • Purpose of paper is clearly stated.    0-15 points

Description of  Findings:  Summary  (20 points)

Summary omits no  more than one required  item from the Evidence  Matrix Table.

19–20 points
Summary omits two or three  required items from the  Evidence Matrix Table.

17–18 points
Summary omits four required  items from the Evidence  Matrix Table.

16 points
Summary omits five or more  required items from the  Evidence Matrix Table.

0–15  points

Description  of Findings:  Description  (60 points)

Description includes ALL  elements.

• What concepts  have been studied?  • What methods  have been used?
Description missing no more  than one element.

• What concepts have  been studied?  • What methods have  been used?
Description missing no more  than two elements.

• What concepts have  been studied?  • What methods have  been used?
Description missing three  or more elements.

• What concepts have  been studied?  • What methods have  been used?
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• Who are the  participants or  members of the  samples?  • What instruments  have been used?  Did the authors  describe the  reliability and  validity?  • How do you answer  your original “the  purpose of this paper”  question? Do the  findings of the articles  provide evidence for  your answers? If so,  how? If not, what is still  needed to be able to  answer your question?  • What is needed for  the next step?  Identify two  questions that can  help guide the  group’s work.

56–60 points
• Who are the participants  or members of the  samples?  • What instruments have  been used? Did the authors  describe the reliability  and validity?  • How do you answer your  original “the purpose of this  paper” question? Do the  findings of the articles  provide evidence for your  answers? If so, how? If not,  what is still needed to be able  to answer your question?  • What is needed for the  next step? Identify two  questions that can help  guide the group’s work.

51–55 points
• Who are the participants  or members of the  samples?  • What instruments have  been used? Did the authors  describe the reliability  and validity?  • How do you answer your  original “the purpose of this  paper” question? Do the  findings of the articles  provide evidence for your  answers? If so, how? If not,  what is still needed to be able  to answer your question?  • What is needed for the  next step? Identify two  questions that can help  guide the group’s work.

46–50 points
• Who are the participants  or members of the  samples?  • What instruments have  been used? Did the authors  describe the reliability  and validity?  • How do you answer your  original “the purpose of this  paper” question? Do the  findings of the articles  provide evidence for your  answers? If so, how? If not,  what is still needed to be able  to answer your question?  • What is needed for the  next step? Identify two  questions that can help  guide the group’s work.

0–45 points

Description of  Findings:  Conclusion  (20 points)

Summary paragraph includes  ALL major findings from  article.

• Independently extracts  complex data from a  variety of quantitative  sources, presents those  data in summary form,  makes appropriate
Summary paragraph omits ONE  major finding from article.

• Independently extracts complex  data from a variety of  quantitative sources, presents  those data in summary form,  makes appropriate  connections and inferences  consistent with the data, and
Summary paragraph omits TWO  major findings from article.

• Independently extracts complex  data from a variety of  quantitative sources, presents  those data in summary form,  makes appropriate  connections and inferences  consistent with the data, and
Summary paragraph omits THREE  or MORE major findings from  article.

• Independently extracts complex  data from a variety of  quantitative sources, presents  those data in summary form,  makes appropriate  connections and inferences
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connections and  inferences consistent  with the data, and relates  them to a larger context.  • Recognizes points of  view and value  assumptions in  formulating  interpretation of data  collected and  articulates the point of  view in a given  situation.  • Identifies  misrepresentations in the  presentation of  quantitative data and the  logical and empirical  fallacies in inferences  drawn from data.
relatesthem toa larger context.  • Recognizes points of view and  value assumptions in  formulating interpretation of  data collected and articulates  the point of view in a given  situation.  • Identifies misrepresentations in  the presentation of  quantitative data and the  logical and empirical fallacies  in inferences drawn from data.
relates them toa larger context.  • Recognizes points of view and  value assumptions in  formulating interpretation of  data collected and articulates  the point of view in a given  situation.  • Identifies misrepresentations in  the presentation of  quantitative data and the  logical and empirical fallacies  in inferences drawn from data.
consistentwith thedata,and relates them to a larger  context.  • Recognizes points of view and  value assumptions in  formulating interpretation of  data collected and articulates  the point of view in a given  situation.  • Identifies misrepresentations in  the presentation of  quantitative data and the  logical and empirical fallacies in

Grammar, Spelling,  Mechanics, and  APA Format  (30 points)

• Length is three full pages.

• Used appropriate APA  format and is free of  errors.

• Includes ALL  headings and  subheadings as  instructed.  • Grammar, spelling, and  mechanics are free of  errors.  28–30 points
• Length is no more than one  quarter page under or  over.  • Used appropriate APA  format, with one type of  error.

• Includes ALL headings  and subheadings as  instructed.  • Grammar, spelling, and  mechanics have one type  of error.  26–27 points
• Length is no more than one  half page under or over.  • Used appropriate APA  format, with two types of  errors.

• Includes ALL headings  and subheadings as  instructed.  • Grammar, spelling, and  mechanics have two types  of errors.  23–25 points
• Length is three quarters of  a page or more under or  over.  • Attempts made to use APA  format; three or more types  of errors are present.  • Includes ALL headings  and subheadings as  instructed.  • Grammar, spelling, and  mechanics have three or  more types of errors.  0–22 points
Total Points Possible =  150 points

RUA 2: Appraising the Evidence Matrix
Insert Student Name Here
Chamberlain College of Nursing
NR 449 – Evidence-Based Practice
Marianne Bogel, PhD(c)
Place due date here

RUA 2: Appraising the Evidence Matrix
Type a brief introduction to your paper here. In APA, this first paragraph is always a short introduction. NOTE: The Appendix at the end of this paper template contains a Matrix table for the articles you select. To complete this assignment, fill in the Matrix Table located in Appendix A following the references section of this template. When this paper is finished, there should be 3 pages of text, excluding the title page, references, and appendices. Please delete all instructions before turning in your paper.
Your assignment should be saved as lastname.firstname.RUA2.docx
Clinical Question
Describe the Problem
Briefly describe the problem you are covering
Significance of the Problem
Cover this area in terms of strengths/outcomes of statistics or qualitative evidence.
Purpose of Your Paper
State the purpose of your paper here.
Description of Findings
Summarize Basics Listed in the Matrix Table
The Matrix Table is located in Appendix A following the References section of this template.
Describe the Following:
Note. These are APA Level 3 Headings; this section is formatted as paragraphs, with the Level 3 Heading at the beginning of each paragraph. Do not alter the formatting. Delete this note before turning in the paper.
Concepts. Start here
Methods used. Start here
Participants. Start here
Instruments, including reliability and validity. Start here
Answer to “Purpose” question. Start here
Identify next step for group. Start here
Conclusion
Start here and write a brief summary conclusion of the contents presented in this paper Remember, you are not re-writing the entire paper – make this a concise summary, hitting the main points.
References
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Appendix A
Appraising the Evidence Matrix
Article Reference Purpose Hypothesis
Research Question Independent Variables
(IV)
Dependent Variables
(DV) Study Design Sample
Size and Selection Data collection methods Major Findings

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As VP of HR, you are also responsible for benefits management. The cost of health care is spiraling upward at the same time there is pressure on the cost of raw materials for production.

As VP of HR, you are also responsible for benefits management. The cost of health care is spiraling upward at the same time there is pressure on the cost of raw materials for production. Management’s objective is to contain employee health care benefit costs at a minimum and reduce those costs if at all possible. A union’s objective is to keep any reduction in benefits at a minimum and to increase benefits if at all possible. Management often considers using temporary help or contracting out some of the work in order to avoid having to deliver benefits to additional workers. The union focuses on increasing its membership base and is firmly against the use of outsourcing or the hiring of employees who are not benefit eligible. This challenge could be another consequence of the union representation request.

You bring this challenge to your local Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) chapter meeting. The members agree to help you work on this challenge.

Part 1: Small Group Discussion (Taking the side)

Within your small group, take the side of either the management or the union. Using the Small Group Discussion Board, discuss the state of health care benefits at your company as well as what you think would be the proper solutions to this issue.

Here I would like to use my own company as well as taking the side of management