How Different Jobs in Health Care Settings Affect Quality and Safety
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How Different Jobs in Health Care Settings Affect Quality and Safety
To achieve meaningful and lasting improvement in the quality and safety of health care in any organization the goals of the institution individuals who work there and relevant external entities must be aligned and in sync. You have seen how many health care professionals can influence quality and safety. In this discussion you reflect on what you have learned and your own personal goals to consider how you might contribute to advancing the cause of quality and safety in your own health care career.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Review the interactive organizational chart and accompanying videos from this course. Also review the Learning Resources concerned with health care roles. Reflect on knowledge and insights you have gained from previous courses.
Go to one of the job sites listed below or one of your own choosing. Select a job in a health care institution that appeals to you and is consistent with your career goals.
1. http://www.careerbuilder.com/
2. http://www.monster.com/
3. http://www.healthcarejobs.org/jobs.htm
Post a brief description of the job you identified and explain how you might influence quality and safety (directly or indirectly) if you had that job. Then consider the ethical and social obligations you would have if you served in that capacity. Finally describe how you (in the position you identified) would interact with one of the individuals depicted in the interactive organizational chart to improve patient safety and quality of care.
Resource:
Health system sets zero errors as its goal for patient safety quality. (2010). Healthcare Benchmarks & Quality Improvement 17(4) 3741. Retrieved from the Walden Library using the CINAHL Plus with Full Text database.
Health system sets zero errors as its goal for patient safety quality. Healthcare Benchmarks & Quality Improvement 17(4) by Healthcare Benchmarks & Quality Improvement (author not cited). Copyright 2010 by the AHC MEDIA LLC. Reprinted by permission of AHC MEDIA LLC via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Mello M. Studdert D. Kachalia A. & Brennan T. (2006). Health Courts and accountability for patient safety. The Milbank Quarterly 84(3) 459492. Retrieved from http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/9-11-06%20MILQ%2084.3%20rwjf.pdf
Health Courts and Accountability for Patient Safety by Mello M. et al. in The Milbank Quarterly 84(3). Copyright 2006 by Blackwell Publishing. Reprinted by permission of Blackwell Publishing via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Video: Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (n.d.). Apologizing effectively to patients and families [Online video]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDfoJXq8BRA