Examine a national healthcare issue and consider how that issue may impact your work setting. You also analyze how your organization has responded to this issue.
Discussion: Review of Current Healthcare Issues
If you were to ask 10 people what they believe to be the most significant issue facing healthcare today you might get 10 different answers. Escalating costs? Regulation? Technology disruption?
These and many other topics are worthy of discussion. Not surprisingly much has been said in the research within the profession and in the news about these topics. Whether they are issues of finance quality workload or outcomes there is no shortage of changes to be addressed.
In this Discussion you examine a national healthcare issue and consider how that issue may impact your work setting. You also analyze how your organization has responded to this issue.
Review the Resources and select one current national healthcare issue/stressor to focus on.
Reflect on the current national healthcare issue/stressor you selected and think about how this issue/stressor may be addressed in your work setting.
By Day 3 of Week 1
Post a description of the national healthcare issue/stressor you selected for analysis and explain how the healthcare issue/stressor may impact your work setting. Then describe how your health system work setting has responded to the healthcare issue/stressor including a description of what changes may have been implemented. Be specific and provide examples.
Broome M. & Marshall E. S. (2021). Transformational leadership in nursing: From expert clinician to influential leader (3rd ed.). New York NY: Springer.
Chapter 2 “Transformational Leadership: Complexity Change and Strategic Planning” (pp. 34–62)
Chapter 3 “Current Challenges in Complex Health Care Organizations and the Quadruple Aim” (pp. 66–97)
Read any TWO of the following (plus TWO additional readings on your selected issue):
Auerbach D. I. Staiger D. O. & Buerhaus P. I. (2018). Growing ranks of advanced practice clinicians—Implications for the physician workforce. New England Journal of Medicine 378(25) 2358–2360. doi:10.1056/NEJMp1801869
Gerardi T. Farmer P. & Hoffman B. (2018). Moving closer to the 2020 BSN-prepared workforce goal. American Journal of Nursing 118(2) 43–45.
Jacobs B. McGovern J. Heinmiller J. & Drenkard K. (2018). Engaging employees in well-being: Moving from the Triple Aim to the Quadruple Aim. Nursing Administration Quarterly 42(3) 231–245.
Norful A. A. de Jacq K. Carlino R. & Poghosyan L. (2018). Nurse practitioner–physician comanagement: A theoretical model to alleviate primary care strain. Annals of Family Medicine 16(3) 250–256.
Palumbo M. Rambur B. & Hart V. (2017). Is health care payment reform impacting nurses’ work settings roles and education preparation? Journal of Professional Nursing 33(6) 400–404.
Park B. Gold S. B. Bazemore A. & Liaw W. (2018). How evolving United States payment models influence primary care and its impact on the Quadruple Aim. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 31(4) 588–604.
Pittman P. & Scully-Russ E. (2016). Workforce planning and development in times of delivery system transformation. Human Resources for Health 14(56) 1–15. doi:10.1186/s12960-016-0154-3. Retrieved from
Poghosyan L. Norful A. & Laugesen M. (2018). Removing restrictions on nurse practitioners’ scope of practice in New York state: Physicians’ and nurse practitioners’ perspectives. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 30(6) 354–360.
Ricketts T. & Fraher E. (2013). Reconfiguring health workforce policy so that education training and actual delivery of care are closely connected. Health Affairs 32(11) 1874–1880.