Describe several attributes of dysfunctional family communication patterns and identify some specific strategies you can use for positively influencing or changing family communication patterns.
Explain why changing role functions within the family can create stress and/or conflict and how the...
1. The external forces that affect any healthcare organization are: competition, technology, community service, funding, and workforce. Choose two (2) from the above, and discuss how they affected a healthcare organization of your choice (using the literature from the past 5 years), to the extent of...
Part of your job is to work with the finance department of Super Care, Inc. You have been asked to prepare an executive summary that outlines all the potential funding sources of revenue (funding sources) for Super Care, Inc.
Is there a surplus of physicians in the United States?
What is the likely long-term impact of the influx of IMGs into the US healthcare system?
Why is the lack of minority representation in the U.S. health profession such a compelling problem for health policy makers?
Your Aunt Mary has recently been diagnosed with emphysema. You are going to be attending a family function in the near future, and you think that some of your relatives will ask you the meaning of medical terms that they have heard or read about emphysema.
What terms do you think they might ask...
You are an admitting assistant in the emergency department, and you see the following note written on a patient's chart after the patient was transferred to a critical care unit.
You want to practice your knowledge of medical terminology, so you decide to rewrite the note using m...
You are being interviewed for a job as a medical assistant. As part of the interview process, the office manager tells you there will be a short test to assess your familiarity with using roots, prefixes, and suffixes to understand medical terms.
You are a bit nervous about taking a test, but ...
In a history and physical assessment, what would you assess to determine long-term sun exposure?
If you were concerned about pressure ulcers in a patient, what areas would you assess? What increases patient risk for skin breakdown?
Your elderly grandmother wants to remain in her home. In the h...
Acute care hospitals and health maintenance organizations are increasing the number of community health education programs they provide. What are some of the benefits of this practice as well as any concerns you may see in this approach?
Discuss three Developmental Self Care Requisites (DSCRs) within your own community(Lacey, Washington). Site an example of each in your community that demonstrates the community meets and does not meet each of these requisites. Why do these examples meet the DSCR or provide evidence that there is a d...
The Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that 2/3 of chronically ill patients do not tell their physician that they cannot afford the drugs they are prescribed.
Many states, communities and drug company programs are available but individuals do not know about them -- what would you suggest fo...
Summer is over but consider the 'community of individuals who cannot swim' and think of children near water as a 'community.'
To all of you who have loved statistics, here is a statistical web site that talks about child drowning: http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/psyc/minisample2.html
Where does y...
Territoriality of communities within communities often creates division and conflict. What is an example that reflects such intra-community territoriality? What approaches might be used to develop common interest among disparate groups?
Consider the 'community' of individuals serving our country in the Middle East. Many are returning home with an affliction termed Baghdad Boil, or cutaneous leishmaniasis. Caused by a parasite that lives in sand flies, lesions appear on the skin which can impact a person with swelling and sores th...
Robert Frost (1874 -1963), an American poet wrote the following lines:
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence;
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
There are two cults (options) within th...
1. What basic service components are necessary in order for a healthcare system to be considered complete?
2. Why are these the necessary components?
The following are the major components of a healthcare system:
· Health Promotion And Disease Prevention Services
· Emergency Medical Ser...
Where do you believe 'personality/character' should enter into the description and how can one in fact measure this variable?
Should active training and professional development be a part of a job description? How do job requirements differ from a job description?
Where would credentialing...
Job descriptions are important in the HCO setting.
Do you also believe they should be used (integrated) with performance reviews?
Is there ever a case where "and perform duties as assigned" is appropriate to the description or is this a cop-out?
How is a job description document derived and how does it impact a healthcare organization?
Objective:Identify the types of standards and indicators used in performance measurement and evaluate some of the barriers and issues with those performance measurements.
1. What if you have recently been hired to improve the quality of services at a healthcare organization?
2. Then your supervisor would like to hear about your plans for improvement.
3. More so, in particular she wants you to send her an email answering the following question: What are the adva...