Traumatic Brain Injury – Neurology Example

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"Traumatic Brain Injury" is a decent example of a paper on neurology. Applying SWOT analysis to the project on traumatic brain injury (TBI) patient population in Central Florida reveals several strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Strengths Statistics are one of the strengths of this project. They add to the validity of the claims presented in the project while providing a good understanding of the prevalence of the unmet need for traumatic brain injury. Statistics are essential in this project because they capture patterns that help in forecasting future scenarios. The other strength of the project is the inclusion of multiple sources of information.

Multiple sources provide a rich perception of the topic drawing from the diverse points of view of the sources. Using multiple sources of information in discussing traumatic brain injury avoids the temptation of presenting subjective and idiosyncratic views about such a scientific phenomenon (Pahl et. al., 2007). Weaknesses Whereas the suggestion of having a multi-disciplinary team working together is desirable and can help improve the care of traumatic brain injury patients, it is a weakness for the project not to have provided the framework for coordinating the operations of the team members from different disciplines (Melton, 2008).

The lack of a well laid out framework for coordination can hinder the effectiveness of such a team. A second weakness with the project is the lack of insight into the new treatment resources that the multidisciplinary team would implement. Suggestions on these new treatment resources would act as a good starting point and would make it easy for the team to come up with other treatment resources building on the ones that would be suggested in the project. Opportunities The stakeholders that the project enumerated claiming that they can help improve the outcomes from TBI presents an opportunity.

The project can proceed to discuss the functions or roles of each and further develop an approach that can help them cooperate in maximizing the desirable outcomes. This can help end up with an integrative approach that can be used beyond Florida and the care of TBI patients. The other opportunity in the project is the neuroprotective strategies and older interventions mentioned and that has the capacity of improving and enhancing the understanding of TBI.

The project can explore these strategies and interventions singly to establish points that can be exploited for the benefit of TBI patients (Milošević, 2003). Threats One of the threats in the project is the lack of certainty of whether the suggested multidisciplinary team will succeed in Central Florida. Political and economic factors may hinder its success and the project might not be able to anticipate all the possible effects of these factors (Saladis & Kerzner, 2011). The other threat in the project is the lack of information on how to reduce the impact that family and primary caregivers shoulder due to the added cost of rehabilitating TBI patients.

The project might not have a significant influence on the government budgetary allocation towards TBI care that can help ease the burden that family and primary caregivers have to struggle with caring for TBI patients (Pahl et. al., 2007). Explanation of whether threats or weaknesses pose opportunities The weakness of the project of not providing a framework for coordinating the operations of the multidisciplinary team that would help in the care of TBI patients poses an opportunity.

The project can establish hallmarks upon which such a framework can be founded thereby providing a unique insight into the development of such a framework. Finally, the aforementioned threat of lack of certainty about the success of the suggested multidisciplinary team poses another opportunity (Melton, 2008). The project can provide suggestions on the likely forces that can work against the success of the multidisciplinary team and propose ways of avoiding these forces and addressing their undesirable influences.  

References

Melton, T. (2008). Real project planning: Developing a project delivery strategy. Amsterdam: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Milošević, D. (2003). Project management toolbox: Tools and techniques for the practicing project manager. Hoboken, N.J: J. Wiley & Sons.

Pahl, N., Richter, A., & University of Applied Science Berlin. (2007). SWOT analysis: Idea, methodology, and a practical approach. Munchen: GRIN Verlag.

Saladis, F. P., & Kerzner, H. (2011). Bringing the PMBOK Guide to Life: A Companion for the Practicing Project Manager. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.

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