we are asked to use module one which is week 1 and 2

Looking Ahead

The paper you develop in Module 1 will be revisited and revised in Module 2. Review the Assignment instructions for Module 2 to prepare for your revised paper.

By Day 7 of Week 2

Submit your paper.

Submission and Grading Information

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK2

Assignment: Developing Organizational Policies and Practices

Competing needs arise within any organization as employees seek to meet their targets and leaders seek to meet company goals. As a leader, successful management of these goals requires establishing priorities and allocating resources accordingly.

Within a healthcare setting, the needs of the workforce, resources, and patients are often in conflict. Mandatory overtime, implementation of staffing ratios, use of unlicensed assisting personnel, and employer reductions of education benefits are examples of practices that might lead to conflicting needs in practice.

Leaders can contribute to both the problem and the solution through policies, action, and inaction. In this Assignment, you will further develop the white paper you began work on in Module 1 by addressing competing needs within your organization.

To Prepare:

· Review the national healthcare issue/stressor you examined in your Assignment for Module 1, and review the analysis of the healthcare issue/stressor you selected.

· Identify and review two evidence-based scholarly resources that focus on proposed policies/practices to apply to your selected healthcare issue/stressor.

· Reflect on the feedback you received from your colleagues on your Discussion post regarding competing needs.

The Assignment (1-2 pages):

Developing Organizational Policies and Practices

Add a section to the 2–3-page paper you submitted in Module 1. The new section should address the following in 1-2 pages:

· Identify and describe at least two competing needs impacting your selected healthcare issue/stressor.

· Describe a relevant policy or practice in your organization that may influence your selected healthcare issue/stressor.

· Critique the policy for ethical considerations and explain the policy’s strengths and challenges in promoting ethics.

· Recommend one or more policy or practice changes designed to balance the competing needs of reso




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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.

To Prepare:

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.

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.

There are different issues which are in the healthcare sector at the national level whereby these issues are noted to be limiting the access to quality healthcare services that are being offered to the different patients and communities in need of these healthcare services. One of these issues to be taken into consideration for this case discussion is the heavy workload for the employees which translates into having a low number of healthcare professionals thus increasing the workload amounts to the employees within the healthcare sector (Holtz, 2020). This has been a recurrent issue over the decades whereby having an inadequate number of professional employees in the healthcare sector is noted to increase the workloads and the attendance which nurses would have to make to the different patients within the healthcare facilities, contributing to overworking and overtimes relating plans being introduced to ensure that healthcare services continue to be provided to the patients. This issue was most prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic period whereby there was an urgent need for more healthcare professionals in the healthcare facilities which wants much achievable to a hundred percent which translates into the overworking of the employees in these healthcare facilities (Huston, 2017).

One should understand that the ratio of staff to the patients should be within figures that are manageable and have logic as this will help on limiting the workloads given to the healthcare professionals. Also, one should understand that the inadequate number of employees within the healthcare sectors such as nurses and doctors is a very critical factor which was evident during the COVID-19 pandemic as there was an insufficient number of healthcare professionals some



Analysis of a Pertinent Healthcare Issue.

Nana-Afua D. Dodoo

University of Walden


Dr. Tara Saucier



In recent years, the healthcare industry has been termed as one of the industries that have suffered a wide range of challenges. These challenges have progressively impacted various healthcare organizations in different ways. As we all know, over the last few years, that is since the outbreak of coronavirus, the healthcare sector across various nations has experienced healthcare care challenges such as failure or the inability to address the increasing consumerism among patients, lack of enough healthcare professionals, the implication of education programs meant for healthcare professionals, failure of healthcare organizations to adopt and assimilate the increasingly complex science base, allow adoption and implementation of information in healthcare sector among many other factors(Haddad, Annamaraju, & Toney-Butler, 2022). Based on the care the primary national healthcare. For many years now, the healthcare sector has often been subject to trends in both undersupply as well as the oversupply of different healthcare professionals. However, the current issues on nurse or healthcare professional shortage have been termed as unique and different from the previous ones. As of the year 2014, the shortage of healthcare professionals in various healthcare organizations was at 6% and as per current stats on labor shortage in the healthcare sector has increased to over 37% due to a progressive increase in the number of nurse turnovers (Bourekba, 2020). With respect to the question, the rep will focus on providing more insight on the impacts of the increased shortage of healthcare professionals as one of the major healthcare stressors

Describe the national healthcare issue/stressor you selected and its impact on your organization.

As mentioned, the shortage of healthcare professional is become one of the national health challenges not only in various states in the US but also across many countries of the world. This was exacerbated by the outbreak of coronavirus. The increased number of patients posed a lot of challenges to the already suffering healthcare fac