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? NURS 6053 national healthcare issue/stressor
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. NURS 6053 national healthcare issue/stressor
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.
By Day 6 of Week 1
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days who chose a different national healthcare issue/stressor than you selected. Explain how their chosen national healthcare issue/stressor may also impact your work setting and what (if anything) is being done to address the national healthcare issue/stressor. NURS 6053 national healthcare issue/stressor
I could not agree more with you that the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the United States healthcare system to its core. NURS 6053 national healthcare issue/stressor. Everything about healthcare practice has changed and I don’t think there is one healthcare worker in the entire world that could say that it hasn’t affected some part of their practice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2020), the death toll in the United States as of this week is 88,243 people (Table 2). We have never seen such great loss in one year with one illness in such a short amount of time. It’s not only the virus itself that is causing stress and early burnout among the healthcare staff, it’s also the overall worry about job security. The American Hospital Association (2020), stated hospitals and health systems all over are facing catastrophic financial challenges in light of the COVID-19 pandemic (para 3). This healthcare crisis has, for better or worse, brought out a side of healthcare that no one could have ever imagined. It sounds like your hospital has a good thing going by providing an area of escape and peace! I am hoping you have been utilizing that resource and that you are staying well and safe while on shift! Thanks for your post, I enjoyed reading it! NURS 6053 national healthcare issue/stressor
American Hospital Association. (2020). Hospital and health systems face unprecedented
financial pressures due to COVID-19. Retrieved June 4, 2020 from
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). Daily updates of totals by week and state.
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/index.htmRetrieved June 4, 2020 from, NURS 6053 national healthcare issue/stressor