Discuss Organizational Healthcare Issues.
Organizational Healthcare Issues Discussion
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The process in which a policy is developed requires multiple stakeholders to be involved from identification of the issue(s), to raising awareness, seeking for possible solutions and finally adoption of the policy (Butkus, Rapp, Cooney, & Engel, 2020). Because different stakeholders have different and often competing needs, it is no doubt that there will have to be some negotiation. Then needs and goals of each stakeholder group must also be sufficiently met or addressed by the policy for it to be successful (Butkus et al., 2020). An example is that a hospital might be focused in generating more revenue, while employees may be interested in safe working conditions, patients & families may be concerned with quality of care. The above illustrates the different and competing needs that leadership must navigate and address in order to develop a successful policy.
The national stressor that I selected was the aging workforce. In this regard, this issue might be affecting the profit margin of the hospital by not being able to replace retiring workers with new workforce or by having productivity decline. An aging workforce may also need more accommodation, additional resources and support, slow to adopt to technology, more chronic conditions (World Health Organization, 2020). This may increase the operating costs for the hospital and go against their goal of cost reduction. This aging population would also impact the hospital through additional nursing hours to provide care, increase risk for errors and potential risk for injury and litigation (WHO, 2020).
A successful policy development process must include and involve all relevant stakeholders. Strategies such as negotiation, consultation, dialogue etc can be utilized during this process (Pache & Santos, 2013). The rationale for involving multiple stakeholders is that you want to be as comprehensive as possible, ensuring that as many voices are represented, and that a “win-win” solution is achieved otherwise the policy will be met with resistance. When you start with the same goal in mind, and you secure the buy-in of the stakeholders, this enhances adoption and compliance of the final policy that is crafted (Pache & Santos, 2013).
Butkus, R., Rapp, K., Cooney, T., & Engel, L. (2020). Envisioning a better U.S. health care system for all: Reducing barriers to care and addressing social determinants of health. Annals of Internal Medicine, 172(2), S50-S59.
Pache, A.-C., & Santos, F. (2013). Inside the hybrid organization: Selective coupling as a response to competing institutional logics. Academy of Management Journal, 56(4), 972-1001.
World Health Organization. (2020). National health policies, strategies and plans: Engaging stakeholders. Retrieved February 25, 2020, from https://www.who.int/nationalpolicies/processes/sta…
Organizational Healthcare Issues Discussion
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