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Primary Discussion Response

For this assignment, you will choose a topic related to nursing and/or the health care profession. You will conduct research on your topic online and through the CTU Library databases. Keep in mind, you will use this research to write an essay about your topic for the Unit 4 Individual Project.

Complete the following steps:

  1. Choose a topic related to nursing and/or the health care profession.
  2. Find 4 scholarly articles on your topic.
  3. Provide an APA formatted reference for each article (you can use citation generators or build a correct APA citation for each of the sources to help create your references).
  4. Under each citation reference, provide a 2-3 sentence summary of the article’s main ideas.
  5. Write 1-2 paragraphs about how research can help nurses think critically about factors that influence the needs of the profession and health care consumers.

You can use this Unit 3 Discussion Board Template to complete this assignment.


Topic: Benefits and Barriers to Telehealth in the Medical Field.

Article 1:

Gajarawala, S., & Pelkowski, J. (2020). Telehealth benefits and barriers. The Journal for Nurse

Practitioners. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2020.09.013

Gajarawala and Pelkowski (2020) begin their article by first defining what exactly telehealth/telemedicine is: the use of telecommunications including audio and video technology to conduct a patient consultation and assessment. Gajarawala and Pelkowski (2020) go on to stress that telehealth is used successfully over many different specialties, and can help lower the cost of healthcare for many Americans now that healthcare reimbursement is focused more on patient outcomes rather than on solely a fee-for-service basis. Lastly, they review some of the barriers to telehealth, including legal barriers such as lack of multistate licensing for physicians (Gajarawala & Pelkowski, 2020).

Article 2:

Joshi, A. U., & Lewiss, R. E. (2020). Telehealth in the time of COVID-19. Emergency Medicine

Journal: EMJ, 37(10), 637-638. doi:http://dx.doi.org.proxy.cecybrary.com/10.1136/emer…

Joshi and Lewiss (2020) discuss how telehealth has been a successful and necessary option for treatment and screening of COVID-19 patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The specific program that Joshi and Lewiss (2020) refer to in their article enables these patients to receive competent, affordable and safe care provided by clinicians with emergency room, internal medicine and family practice experience. Using telehealth communication, the providers were able to triage the patients into three groups: home quarantine without a need for a test, home quarantine with outpatient COVID-19 testing, and referral of patient to the ED for further in person evaluation (Joshi & Lewis, 2020).

Article 3:

Lowery, C. (2018). Telehealth: A new frontier in ob/gyn. Contemporary OB/GYN, 63(8), 11–35.

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