Evaluate A Political Issue In A Health Care Scenario

HA405-3: Evaluate a political issue in a health care scenario.

GEL-7.02:  Apply ethical reasoning to ethical issues within the field of Health Sciences.

PC-1.3: Apply conflict management skills to resolve issues and/or build team alliances.

In this module, you will identify and evaluate the political health care issue facing healthcare administrators. In a 2-page summary, you will identify political issues in the scenario below and discuss how you would effectively and ethically handle the situation(s). Then apply two (2) conflict management skills you would use to resolve issues and/or build team alliances based on those decisions. Include two (2) academic references and submit your assignment in APA format.

Scenario: You are the healthcare administrator of a nursing home. You are informed by your Admissions Director that a new memory-impaired resident has been admitted into your long-term care unit. The staff is concerned about the involvement of family with your resident. Family members from out-of-town arrived and expressed concern about your resident’s do not resuscitate (DNR) orders which were authorized by the Power of Attorney of another family member. A quarrel erupts in the nursing home with family members voicing their opinions loudly. You arrive on the scene and are immediately told by the visiting family member, “Do you know who I am? I am a supervisor for the Department of Health and Human Services and will not hesitate to have your facility surveyed for noncompliance.” What do you do?

Requirements:

  • Identify political issues in the scenario.
  • Discuss how you would effectively and ethically handle the situation.
  • Apply two (2) conflict management skills to resolve issues and build team alliances that support your decisions based on how you handled the situation(s).
  • Include two (2) academic references.

Minimum Submission Requirements

  • This Assessment should be a Microsoft Word (minimum 2 page) document, in addition to the title and reference pages.
  • Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your paper should be highly organized, logical, and focused.
  • Your paper must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.
  • Your paper should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
  • Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
  • A separate page at the end of your research paper should contain a list of references, in APA format. Use your textbook, the Library, and the internet for research.
  • Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations where appropriate and reference all sources. Your sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. Review the writing resources for APA formatting and citation found in Academic Tools. Additional writing resources can be found within the Academic Success Center.
  • Your submission should:
    • include a cover sheet;
    • be double-spaced;
    • be typed in Times New Roman, 12 -point font;
    • include correct citations
    • be written in Standard English with no spelling or punctuation errors; and
    • include correct references at the bottom of the last page.

If work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned without being scored.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is an act of academic dishonesty. It violates the University Honor Code, and the offense is subject to disciplinary action. You are expected to be the sole author of your work. Use of another person’s work or ideas must be accompanied by specific citations and references. Whether the action is intentional or not, it still constitutes plagiarism.

For more information on University’s Plagiarism policy, refer to the current University Catalog.

GEL-7.02:  Apply ethical reasoning to ethical issues within the field of Health Sciences.

PC-1.3: Apply conflict management skills to resolve issues and/or build team alliances.

In this module, you will identify and evaluate the political health care issue facing healthcare administrators. In a 2-page summary, you will identify political issues in the scenario below and discuss how you would effectively and ethically handle the situation(s). Then apply two (2) conflict management skills you would use to resolve issues and/or build team alliances based on those decisions. Include two (2) academic references and submit your assignment in APA format.

Scenario: You are the healthcare administrator of a nursing home. You are informed by your Admissions Director that a new memory-impaired resident has been admitted into your long-term care unit. The staff is concerned about the involvement of family with your resident. Family members from out-of-town arrived and expressed concern about your resident’s do not resuscitate (DNR) orders which were authorized by the Power of Attorney of another family member. A quarrel erupts in the nursing home with family members voicing their opinions loudly. You arrive on the scene and are immediately told by the visiting family member, “Do you know who I am? I am a supervisor for the Department of Health and Human Services and will not hesitate to have your facility surveyed for noncompliance.” What do you do?

Requirements:

  • Identify political issues in the scenario.
  • Discuss how you would effectively and ethically handle the situation.
  • Apply two (2) conflict management skills to resolve issues and build team alliances that support your decisions based on how you handled the situation(s).
  • Include two (2) academic references.

Minimum Submission Requirements

  • This Assessment should be a Microsoft Word (minimum 2 page) document, in addition to the title and reference pages.
  • Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your paper should be highly organized, logical, and focused.
  • Your paper must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.
  • Your paper should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
  • Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
  • A separate page at the end of your research paper should contain a list of references, in APA format. Use your textbook, the Library, and the internet for research.
  • Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations where appropriate and reference all sources. Your sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. Review the writing resources for APA formatting and citation found in Academic Tools. Additional writing resources can be found within the Academic Success Center.
  • Your submission should:
    • include a cover sheet;
    • be double-spaced;
    • be typed in Times New Roman, 12 -point font;
    • include correct citations
    • be written in Standard English with no spelling or punctuation errors; and
    • include correct references at the bottom of the last page.

If work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned without being scored.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is an act of academic dishonesty. It violates the University Honor Code, and the offense is subject to disciplinary action. You are expected to be the sole author of your work. Use of another person’s work or ideas must be accompanied by specific citations and references. Whether the action is intentional or not, it still constitutes plagiarism.

For more information on University’s Plagiarism policy, refer to the current University Catalog.

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