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Assignment: Analysis of a Pertinent Healthcare Issue

The Quadruple Aim provides broad categories of goals to pursue to maintain and improve healthcare. Within each goal are many issues that, if addressed successfully, may have a positive impact on outcomes. For example, healthcare leaders are being tasked to shift from an emphasis on disease management often provided in an acute care setting to health promotion and disease prevention delivered in primary care settings. Efforts in this area can have significant positive impacts by reducing the need for primary healthcare and by reducing the stress on the healthcare system.

Changes in the industry only serve to stress what has always been true; namely, that the healthcare field has always faced significant challenges, and that goals to improve healthcare will always involve multiple stakeholders. This should not seem surprising given the circumstances. Indeed, when a growing population needs care, there are factors involved such as the demands of providing that care and the rising costs associated with healthcare. Generally, it is not surprising that the field of healthcare is an industry facing multifaceted issues that evolve over time.

 For this Assignment, you will consider in more detail the healthcare issue/stressor you selected. You will also review research that addresses the issue/stressor and write a white paper to your organization’s leadership that addresses the issue/stressor you selected.

The Assignment (2-3 Pages):

Analysis of a Pertinent Healthcare Issue

Develop a 2 to 3 page paper, written to your organization’s leadership team, addressing your selected national healthcare issue/stressor and how it is impacting your work setting. Be sure to address the following:

· Describe the national healthcare issue/stressor you selected and its impact on your organization. Use organizational data to quantify the impact (if necessary, seek assistance from leadership or appropriate stakeholders in your organization).

· Provide a brief summary of the two articles you reviewed from outside resources on the national healthcare issue/stressor. Explain how the healthcare issue/stressor is being addressed in other organizations.

· Summarize the strategies used to address the organizational impact of national healthcare issues/stressors presented in the scholarly resources you selected. Explain how they may impact your organization both positively and negatively. Be specific and provide examples.

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1 ANALYSIS OF A PERTINENT HEALTHCARE ISSUE

Daniela Duran 08/31/2022

Many Americans live longer than in the past due to medical advancements and greater healthcare awareness.

This is abundantly clear from the rise of the senior population from 12 percent in 2000 to 14.9 percent in 2016.

2 (DRENNAN & ROSS,2019). This does not indicate that Americans are living healthier lifestyles. 1

ACCORDING TO STATISTICS, EIGHT OUT OF TEN AMERICANS SUFFER FROM MULTIPLE

CHRONIC ILLNESSES, INCLUDING HYPERTENSION, ALLERGIES, AND DIABETES. THIS IS

WHY THE SHORTAGE OF NURSES IN THE UNITED STATES IS A PREVALENT ISSUE THAT

MUST BE ADDRESSED. THIS ESSAY WILL DISCUSS THE EFFECTS OF THE NURSE

SHORTAGE ON WORK ENVIRONMENTS, THE SOLUTIONS IMPLEMENTED BY OTHER

ORGANIZATIONS, AND THE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF THOSE SOLUTIONS ON

AN ORGANIZATION.

NURSING IS ONE OF THE FASTEST-GROWING OCCUPATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT

THE COUNTRY CONTINUES TO FACE A SHORTAGE OF QUALIFIED NURSES DUE TO THE

INCREASED DEMAND FOR NURSING CARE. THE NURSING SHORTAGE NEGATIVELY

AFFECTS THE ORGANIZATION, NURSES, AND PATIENTS. It impacts the standard of care provided.

1 MOREOVER, IT CAUSES AN ORGANIZATION TO INCUR UNANTICIPATED EXPENSES

(DRENNAN & ROSS,2019). DESPITE BEING ONE OF THE TOP HOSPITALS IN THE UNITED

STATES FOR CARDIOLOGY, CARDIAC SURGERY, ONCOLOGY, TRANSPLANTATION, AND

NEUROSCIENCES, EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HAS BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY

THE NURSE SHORTAGE. THE HOSPITAL HAS 587 BEDS AND TREATS MORE THAN 24,000

INPATIENTS AND 80,000 OUTPATIENTS ANNUALLY. TO SERVE THE ENTIRE HOSPITAL,

THERE ARE 375 NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND APPROXIMATELY 1,625 FACULTY

PHYSICIANS. 3 A SHORTAGE OF NURSES IS A PROBLEM. 1 TO AVOID BEING

OVERWORKED, A REGISTERED NURSE IN GEORGIA MAY BE ASSIGNED A MAXIMUM OF

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Daniela Duran
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1 ANALYSIS OF A PERTINENT HEALTHCARE ISSUE

Daniela Duran 08/31/2022

Many Americans live longer than in the past due to medical advancements and greater healthcare awareness.

This is abundantly clear from the rise of the senior population from 12 percent in 2000 to 14.9 percent in 2016.

2 (DRENNAN & ROSS,2019). This does not indicate that Americans are living healthier lifestyles. 1

ACCORDING TO STATISTICS, EIGHT OUT OF TEN AMERICANS SUFFER FROM MULTIPLE

CHRONIC ILLNESSES, INCLUDING HYPERTENSION, ALLERGIES, AND DIABETES. THIS IS

WHY THE SHORTAGE OF NURSES IN THE UNITED STATES IS A PREVALENT ISSUE THAT

MUST BE ADDRESSED. THIS ESSAY WILL DISCUSS THE EFFECTS OF THE NURSE

SHORTAGE ON WORK ENVIRONMENTS, THE SOLUTIONS IMPLEMENTED BY OTHER

ORGANIZATIONS, AND THE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF THOSE SOLUTIONS ON

AN ORGANIZATION.

NURSING IS ONE OF THE FASTEST-GROWING OCCUPATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT

THE COUNTRY CONTINUES TO FACE A SHORTAGE OF QUALIFIED NURSES DUE TO THE

INCREASED DEMAND FOR NURSING CARE. THE NURSING SHORTAGE NEGATIVELY

AFFECTS THE ORGANIZATION, NURSES, AND PATIENTS. It impacts the standard of care provided.

1 MOREOVER, IT CAUSES AN ORGANIZATION TO INCUR UNANTICIPATED EXPENSES

(DRENNAN & ROSS,2019). DESPITE BEING ONE OF THE TOP HOSPITALS IN THE UNITED

STATES FOR CARDIOLOGY, CARDIAC SURGERY, ONCOLOGY, TRANSPLANTATION, AND

NEUROSCIENCES, EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HAS BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY

THE NURSE SHORTAGE. THE HOSPITAL HAS 587 BEDS AND TREATS MORE THAN 24,000

INPATIENTS AND 80,000 OUTPATIENTS ANNUALLY. TO SERVE THE ENTIRE HOSPITAL,

THERE ARE 375 NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND APPROXIMATELY 1,625 FACULTY

PHYSICIANS. 3 A SHORTAGE OF NURSES IS A PROBLEM. 1 TO AVOID BEING

OVERWORKED, A REGISTERED NURSE IN GEORGIA MAY BE ASSIGNED A MAXIMUM OF

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