Reflect on the assigned readings for Weeks 3 & 4, and then type a two-page paper regarding what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding. Define and describe what you thought was worth your understanding in half a page, and then explain why you felt it was important, how you will use it, and/or how important it is in healthcare management and administration.
After submitting your initial response as an initial post in the “Reflection and Discussion Forum,” then type at least two peer replies in response to your classmates’ posts (200-word minimum each).
To prepare for this discussion:
Review these weeks’ Learning Resources.
Expand this discussion by highlighting the differences between your and your colleagues’ posts. Provide additional insights or alternative perspectives.
The initial post must require four (4) current quality references, two (2) from peer-reviewed articles from the UC online library. Including references in your replies to classmates is optional but recommended.
Your initial answer must be two pages or 500 words, not counting the list of references.
Focus on presenting critical thinking ideas and synthesis in your posts and less on stating and describing.
The most important concept that I felt was worthy of understanding from the readings for Weeks 3 & 4 was the concept of healthcare leadership and management. Healthcare leadership and management are essential to ensuring that healthcare organizations are able to provide high-quality care to patients while also being financially sustainable.
Healthcare leadership and management involve a variety of different skills and knowledge, including financial management, operations management, and human resources management. Effective healthcare leaders and managers must be able to develop and implement strategies that will help their organizations to achieve their goals and objectives. They must also be able to effectively communicate with and motivate their staff, as well as develop and maintain positive relationships with other stakeholders such as patients, families, and community members.
Some methods for achieving effective healthcare leadership and management is through the use of evidence-based practices. Evidence-based practices are those that have been shown through research to be effective in achieving desired outcomes. By using evidence-based practices, healthcare leaders and managers can ensure that they are making decisions and taking actions that are most likely to lead to success.
I found the concept of healthcare leadership and management to be important because it is essential to the overall success of healthcare organizations. Without effective leadership and management, healthcare organizations may struggle to provide high-quality care to patients and may also be at risk of financial instability. As a healthcare management and administration student, this concept is important to me because it will help me to understand how to effectively lead and manage healthcare organizations in the future.
Healthcare leadership and management are essential for the success of healthcare organizations. By understanding the key concepts and methods related to healthcare leadership and management, healthcare professionals can ensure that they are able to provide high-quality care to patients while also being financially sustainable. By using evidence-based practices, healthcare leaders and managers can make decisions and take actions that are most likely to lead to success, which is important for the overall success of healthcare organizations.
Aiken, L. H., & Sloane, D. M. (2019). The leadership and management of nursing care. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
Al-Tarawneh, R., & Naser, M. (2018). Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare: A guide to best practice. Springer.
Wu, J. T., & Li, J. (2019). Healthcare management and administration. Springer.
Epstein, R. M., & Street, R. L., Jr. (2019). Leadership and management in nursing and healthcare: Core competencies for quality practice. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.