Hca305 Wk3 Dq1

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Review the "Executive Summary" article. The report provides six sets of recommendations for increasing the number of under-represented minorities working in the health care field. Choose one of the recommendations that you believe could have the biggest impact if implemented. In your own words, provide a brief description of the recommendation, including the rationale for it. Explain why you believe this recommendation is important. Then, conduct a search to identify an example of how this recommendation has been implemented. Provide a description of the example, including an overview of any research that has been done to show its effectiveness. Discuss the effect of the implementation of this recommendation. The recommendation that I believe would do the most good toward getting more URMs into the medical field would be the one that addresses the costs and financing of health professions education. This recommendation involves the reexamination of costs and financing of health professions training with an emphasis on the reduction or elimination of many health care field training costs for those that have low-incomes or are members of a URM. First off I think that all of the other recommendations are great and would defiantly help, but when it comes right down to it our world revolves around the almighty dollar. We can do everything in the world, even beg minority’s to get into the health care field, but they won’t be able to do it if they can’t afford the education. So, making changes in costs and financing would go a long way toward removing the financial obstacle, that way the other recommendations have a much better chance of being successful. Reducing costs of health professions education for URM’s and low-income individuals is a recommendation that will actually help to more than just the health care profession’s diversity issues, it would

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