Identifying Political Issues
This activity will have you identify political issues facing healthcare administrations and discuss how you would handle the situations presented.
Unit Outcomes addressed in this Assignment:
Examine political issues in healthcare.
Course Outcomes addressed in this Assignment:
HA405-3: Evaluate a political issue in a health care scenario.
In this unit, you will identify and evaluate the political health care issue facing healthcare administrators. In a 1-page summary, you will identify political issues in the scenario below and discuss how you would effectively and ethically handle the situation. 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?
Identify political issues in the scenario.
Discuss how you would effectively and ethically handle the situation.
Include two (2) academic references.
Submitting your work:
Submit your Assignment to the appropriate Dropbox.
To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated it. Make sure that you save a copy of your submitted work.