Assignment 2: LASA 1—The Strategic Components of State Healthcare Management Company
The State Healthcare Management Company (a fictitious company) has been established to provide coordinated healthcare to state workers. You are a new manager in this company. Your supervisor has asked you to review your company’s mission, vision, goals and strategies. She/he posed the following questions and has asked you to provide a report (5 – 8 pages) answering each question. Your report should follow APA guidelines and include at least four outside resources.
Given:The mission of the State Healthcare Management Company is to improve access to cost-effective, quality health care services for state workers.
Our vision for the next three years includes:
The public and government agencies are confident that our customers are being treated fairly in the determination of eligibility and benefits.
Healthcare providers see us as proactive partners to provide preventative care to our customers.
Turnover of key personnel is minimal, with sufficient staff education to insure compliance with new regulations.
Our values are:
Provide prevention and early intervention information to help customers make good health care choices.
Negotiate with suppliers, including service providers, to achieve value for customers
Assess, evaluate and continuously improve the quality of our work.
Our strategic goals for this year are:
Increase the number of state workers covered to 70% of the population of state workers
Improve Health Outcomes by linking provider payments to decreasing occurrences of the customer’s disease outbreaks
Contain Health Care Costs by asking for specific evidence from physicians when they request payment for customer care
Improve the long-term care service delivery system by identifying a baseline for nursing homes.
Do you believe our company’s mission, vision and values statements align well? Why or why not?
I noticed that the vision statement does not address diversity. How would you change it to include diversity in hiring?
Understanding that the employees must actively work towards the strategic goals established, describe an activity that each of the members of the following teams should work on that are supportive of one of the strategic goals.
Do our company strategic goals relate directly to our vision and values? Why or why not?
What should be added to the values to address the ethics of the business?
Your supervisor also asked you to use the internet and/or the Argosy online library to research a recent (within the last year) article that describes the current difficulties faced by healthcare companies regarding new or impending government regulations.
Summarize the article you found in 1-2 paragraphs and explain how the concepts presented in the article could affect our company.
Explain how the management of our company, using the mission, vision and/or values to provide guidance, should react to this issue.
Why is it important for healthcare companies to keep current with the competition’s strategies and new regulations?
Should a healthcare company rely solely on competitive research in developing their strategies? Why or why not? Provide sufficient detail.
Complete the Jung Typology Test.Write a 750-1,000-word essay using the theories of Jung and Gardner to describe your top three strengths and how these will help you be a better student. Review any of the readings and/or videos listed for this week to support your ideas. Remember, you need to use at least three to four sources.Describe the theories of Jung and Gardner.Using the theories of Jung and Gardner, identify your top three strengths.Select two other participants and identify/assess their top three strengths, based on results from the Jung Typology Test. These participants need to be individuals whose behavior you are familiar with. The participants can be family, friends, and/or co-workers.Using your results and the results of the two participants, describe your top three strengths and how they are similar or different from the two participants.Discuss why the similarities and differences are important to know and understand.Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.PSY100.T4PersonalityAssessmentPaper_1-5-15.docxhttp://humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htmhttp://www.humanmetrics.com/personality/isfj my resultsISFJIntroverted Sensing Feeling JudgingISFJs are characterized above all by their desire to serve others, their “need to be needed.” In extreme cases, this need is so strong that standard give-and-take relationships are deeply unsatisfying to them; however, most ISFJs find more than enough with which to occupy themselves within the framework of a normal life. (Since ISFJs, like all SJs, are very much bound by the prevailing social conventions, their form of “service” is likely to exclude any elements of moral or political controversy; they specialize in the local, the personal, and the practical.)ISFJs are often unappreciated, at work, home, and play. Ironically, because they prove over and over that they can be relied on for their loyalty and unstinting, high-quality work, those around them often take them for granted–even take advantage of them. Admittedly, the problem is sometimes aggravated by the ISFJs themselves; for instance, they are notoriously bad at delegating (“If you want it done right, do it yourself”). And although they’re hurt by being treated like doormats, they are often unwilling to toot their own horns about their accomplishments because they feel that although they deserve more credit than they’re getting, it’s somehow wrong to want any sort of reward for doing work (which is supposed to be a virtue in itself). (And as low-profile Is, their actions don’t call attention to themselves as with charismatic Es.) Because of all of this, ISFJs are often overworked, and as a result may suffer from psychosomatic illnesses.In the workplace, ISFJs are methodical and accurate workers, often with very good memories and unexpected analytic abilities; they are also good with people in small-group or one-on-one situations because of their patient and genuinely sympathetic approach to dealing with others. ISFJs make pleasant and reliable co-workers and exemplary employees, but tend to be harried and uncomfortable in supervisory roles. They are capable of forming strong loyalties, but these are personal rather than institutional loyalties; if someone they’ve bonded with in this way leaves the company, the ISFJ will leave with them, if given the option. Traditional careers for an ISFJ include: teaching, social work, most religious work, nursing, medicine (general practice only), clerical and and secretarial work of any kind, and some kinds of administrative careers.While their work ethic is high on the ISFJ priority list, their families are the centers of their lives. ISFJs are extremely warm and demonstrative within the family circle–and often possessive of their loved ones, as well. When these include Es who want to socialize with the rest of the world, or self-contained ITs, the ISFJ must learn to adjust to these behaviors and not interpret them as rejection. Being SJs, they place a strong emphasis on conventional behavior (although, unlike STJs, they are usually as concerned with being “nice” as with strict propriety); if any of their nearest and dearest depart from the straight-and-narrow, it causes the ISFJ major embarrassment: the closer the relationship and the more public the act, the more intense the embarrassment (a fact which many of their teenage children take gleeful advantage of). Over time, however, ISFJs usually mellow, and learn to regard the culprits as harmless eccentrics :-). Needless to say, ISFJs take infinite trouble over meals, gifts, celebrations, etc., for their loved ones–although strong Js may tend to focus more on what the recipient should want rather than what they do want.Like most Is, ISFJs have a few, close friends. They are extremely loyal to these, and are ready to provide emotional and practical support at a moment’s notice. (However, like most Fs they hate confrontation; if you get into a fight, don’t expect them to jump in after you. You can count on them, however, run and get the nearest authority figure.) Unlike with EPs, the older the friendship is, the more an ISFJ will value it. One ISFJ trait that is easily misunderstood by those who haven’t known them long is that they are often unable to either hide or articulate any distress they may be feeling. For instance, an ISFJ child may be reproved for “sulking,” the actual cause of which is a combination of physical illness plus misguided “good manners.” An adult ISFJ may drive a (later ashamed) friend or SO into a fit of temper over the ISFJ’s unexplained moodiness, only afterwards to explain about a death in the family they “didn’t want to burden anyone with.” Those close to ISFJs should learn to watch for the warning signs in these situations and take the initiative themselves to uncover the problem.(ISFJ stands for Introvert, Sensing, Feeling, Judging and represents individual’s preferences in four dimensions characterising personality type, according to Jung’s and Briggs Myers’ theories of personality type.)Your Type PreferencesIntrovert(16%) Sensing(1%) Feeling(22%) Judging(30%)Because you appear to have marginal or no (1%) preference of Sensing over Intuition, characteristics of more than one personality type may apply to you:ISFJ and INFJ.please test yoursef and one other person
The focus of the essay is to interview a patient and seek consent to explore their narrative of their condition whilst linking theory to practice
The assessment method will involve the student in interviewing a patient / client / carer with consent and then writing a patient narrative that explores the patient journey.
1. ASSESSMENT OF THE MODULE
Theoretical Assessment: 3,000 word assignment. This assignment consists of two elements:
I. Gaining permission and obtaining a patient narrative whilst on a twelve week host trust placement.
II. Constructing and annotating the narrative using psychological and sociological theories.
Both elements are important. In order to write an assignment there is requisite to have acquired a patient story and can demonstrate an understanding of how health and illness has impacted on their lives.
The assessment method will involve the student in interviewing a patient / client / carer with consent and then writing a patient narrative that explores the patient journey. The narrative will be annotated using the theories espoused in the module to explicate the patients circumstances and their perspective of their condition.
1. What is a narrative
Basically a patient narrative is the retelling of a story of events that have lead them to where they are now. While a story is just a sequence of events, a narrative recounts those events, whilst emphasising some aspects of the account and leaving out others is they are irrelevant or unimportant.
Visit: https://www.eng.niu.edu/wac/narr_how.html for more information on what a narrative is.
2. Why is patient / client narratives important
Patient /client narratives are important because it introduces the patients perspective into our understanding illness. It allows us to adopt a more patient / client approach to the delivery of health care. Conversely it helps us in the recognition that other individuals have perspectives and values which differ from our own. Example: A familys story of their thoughts, feelings and fears bound up in their 10 year old daughter having type 1 diabetes may elicit an understanding that it is not just about the condition. It is how it represents an entire way of living in which their lives are consumed by choices, risks and restrictions that diabetes has imposed upon the family.
To find out why narrative are important to nursing care