When it comes to goals and mission, Performance Management affects the organization directly. In order to be a successful company, they need to meet their objectives and also be able to assess the performance of their employees and the comparison of the organizations and its goals. It is crucial to set goals and initiatives to make sure that all employees are working toward the same outcome. The problem with this case study is that the hospital was facing a lacking of direction because their initiatives was not widely accepted by the current employees. The employees were unable to see their role as part of the mission of the hospital and its relation to patient care.
Chapter 2: Case Assignment Saint Leo University Mark Pate July 5, 2014 The potential problems that the Interwest Healthcare CEO, Cynthia Manzoni have many constraints and not a lot of opportunities. The potential source of the problem or problems can be from many different sources. These potential problems can be caused by the firm’s management information system, lack of training for hospital staff, hospital staff time constraints, and motivation for hospital staff to enter data correctly. Whatever the potential problem is for the date input not being completed, it would be very important to analyze the complaints of both sides. It is important to analyze the different dynamics to these potential problems.
Management has more control over values and upholding them. Having values encourages the team to achieve goals while doing it the right way; they prevent getting to goals by cheating. The whole team needs to be involved in committing to goals. Values are a guideline to expected behavior. The OT department at the Hospital needs to see management set higher standards for expected behavior.
Other physicians who argue that placebos are unethical do not disagree they can help, but believe the patient should know what they are receiving. This debate over placebos will continue until there are laws forbidding the use of placebos without the patients consent. This is specifically why all countries need to act on making these laws. Making laws that pertain to the use of placebos will not only stop unethical use but also increase trust in physician-patient relationships and provide more means of safety for the patients. One of the biggest issues with physicians prescribing placebos is they are doing so without even telling their patients what it is.
Discuss the conflict that is occurring at General Hospital. General Hospital is at a pivotal point where they have to adapt and meet the challenges that come with operating an older hospital or face loss of accreditation. Mike Hammer, CEO, has tried cost control but has been met with resistance, especially from Director of Medicine Dr. Mark Williams. This has led to a conflict between Hammer who feels he needs to cut costs to save the hospital and the physicians who say “they are just practicing good medicine” (Hellriegel & Slocum, 2011, p. 546). Mike Hammer believe that “physicians didn’t understand, nor were they interested in, the role of costs in determining the viability of hospitals” (p. 546).
The administrator must weigh the decision of acting as a financial advocate and refusing the patient, or providing care at a monetary loss. This conflict can often times be overwhelming and lead to a decrease in productivity. Finding balance is key to the members of the administrative group. Adminstrators are required to be disciplined, yet compassionate, so administrators need to determine which ares require strict discipline, and which require compassion. This group should allocate some funds for those who cannot pay, that way they are able to treat patients without incurring financial loss.
Healthcare: Plato’s View Versus Modern Western Society People in today’s society have an immense number of expectations in regards to their quality of life. Perhaps the most prevalent is the expectation to the healthcare they choose. On the surface, it seems pretty clear cut. After all, why shouldn’t the individual patient be allowed to make choices that directly, or even indirectly, effect their general health? The waters become murky, however, when one takes into account the amount of resources allocated to providing some services or procedures to certain patients.
Your duty of care means that you must aim to provide high quality care to the best of your ability and say if there are any reasons why you may be unable to do so. When professionals act within a duty of care they must do what a reasonable person, with their training and background, can be expected to do. So, for example, an accountant must get their sums right and apply for the right tax exemptions for their clients. In the same way, a care provider is expected to be trustworthy, in accordance with their code of practice, and apply suitable skills when carrying out care services. Providers and care workers must always take reasonable care.
Everyone should be aware of the changes that the government is expecting the homes to assure the quality care they are providing. This will help to ensure that we are performing to the best we can and are meeting all necessary standards and expectations within our policies and procedures. To develop a successful strategy for change, we need to understand the types of barriers faced in healthcare. Some are not aware of the changes needed for the development and lack familiarity with, the latest evidence-based guidance. In addition, they may be aware that new guidance has been issued but don’t know how their current way of working needs to change to ensure they provide the best care for patients in line with the guidance.
If any changes need be made to better the care that patients receive it should done by enforcing more supervision. There should be more supervision to assure that proper care is being given by all nursing staff and not half done. We should, as healthcare professionals, at all times provide the best care as we possibly can. One way to stay atop of this is by envisioning the patient as our own grandmother, sister, cousin, aunt or any other family member. Total Care Nursing is or can be very stressful on the patient and their family members as well as the nurse.