Write a 3–5 page executive summary that examines an organization’s diversity policies and practices. To prepare for this assessment, use the Internet to study the impact of health system’s power structure on nursing, leadership, diversity related to empowerment in nursing and patient outcomes, and recruitment of a diverse workforce. You may also wish to look for examples of an executive summary on the Internet. Identify a type of health care facility and examine the Web site and available public information to review the organization of the nursing department, nursing recruitment, and any information about the diversity of the system’s workforce and leadership. You may use the health care setting in which you currently work or have worked in the past. Describe the type of organization and region. Example: a major Midwestern teaching hospital or a rehabilitation hospital on the East Coast. **Central Florida Region** Do not report the name of the facility. Deliverable: Executive Summary of Organizational Diversity Read the following scenario: Scenario:The city in which you work has undergone a significant population shift within the last 10 years, due to increased employment, education opportunities, and an influx of immigrants and refugees. To put the population shift in perspective, the local school district enrollment report states that nearly 100 languages are spoken in the schools, up from 32 languages in the last census. Senior leadership has asked you to examine all types of multiculturalism and diversitywithin your health care organization.To do this, you will need to use a systems perspective to examine the relationship between a diverse workforce and patient outcomes; identify gaps between best practices and the organization’s diversity policies, and make a recommendation for organizational change. In the executive summary: Analyze the impact of a diverse workforce on patient outcomes. In what ways or situations might multiculturalism and diversity impact health care delivery or patient outcomes? How is diversity defined in the organization? Analyze how the health care system integrates diversity and multiculturalism into its practices. Is the makeup of the organization’s leadership representative of the patient and employee populations? Is this important? What would you change? Explain how multiculturalism and diversity can impact health care delivery or patient outcomes. Analyze current recruitment and retention policies to identify gaps between best practices and current policies. Assess the level of integration and importance of multiculturalism and diversity in a health care organization. Are all types of diversity recognized and included? Provide support for your position by including 2 or 3 examples of the integration of multiculturalism and diversity into the organization. Recommend evidence-based changes to the organizational structure and systems leadership that empower a diverse workforce. What changes would you champion as a health care leader to make the system more responsive to patients and the organization’s workforce? Make your document easy to scan for readers by: Using subheadings to organize content. Using bullet points and phrases for main points, in addition to short, succinct paragraphs. Including a visual, such as a graph, table, or chart. Additional Requirements Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that distract from the overall message. APA formatting: Resources and in-text citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting. Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point, double-spaced. Length: Summary report should be 3–5 pages. Number of resources: Use a minimum of three peer-reviewed resources. Attached is an example of a high graded paper to use as a reference.
Discussion: Improving Quality
Improving the quality of health care delivery and patient safety continues to be a political concern and has been at the heart of reform issues for many years. The American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) have increased awareness of health care quality and safety issues, as well as advocated for health care reform. The documents featured at the ANA and IOM websites listed in this week’s Learning Resources focus on many of the current issues surrounding quality and safety in the health care industry.
Review this week’s Learning Resources, focusing on the Six Aims for Improvement presented in the landmark report “Crossing the Quality Chasm: The IOM Health Care Quality Initiative.”
Consider these six aims with regard to your current organization, or one with which you are familiar. In what areas have you seen improvement? What areas still present challenges? As a nurse leader, how can you contribute to improving the organization’s achievement of these aims?
Select one specific quality or safety issue that is presenting a challenge in the organization. Consider at least one quality improvement strategy that could be used to address the issue, as well as which of the six aims for improvement would then be addressed.
Reflect on your professional practice and your experiences with inter-professional collaboration to improve quality and safety. How has inter-professional collaboration contributed to your organization’s efforts to realize the IOM’s six aims for improving health care? Where has inter-professional collaboration been lacking?
Post a description of the quality or safety issue you selected and a brief summary of the impact that this issue has on health care delivery. Describe at least one quality improvement strategy used to address this issue. Then explain which of the six “aims for improvement” are addressed by the strategy. Finally, explain how inter-professional collaboration helps improve quality in this area.
Knickman, J. R., & Kovner, A. R. (Eds.). (2015). Health care delivery in the united states (11th ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
Chapter 13, “High Quality Health Care” (pp. 273–295)
Chapter 2, “A Visual Overview of Health Care Delivery in the United States” (pp. 13–27)
These chapters discuss the current state of health care quality, as well as efforts to measure and improve quality.
Chapter 14, “Managing and Governing Health Care Organizations” (pp. 297–309)
This chapter details the vital importance of developing a better understanding of why and how heath care organizations are governed and managed in order to improve accountability.
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