Week 1 Healthcare Policy
1 Analyze the fundamental influences that healthcare law has exerted on the social, political, and economic environment of the country. Provide one example of each to support your rationale.
2 Analyze the branches of the U.S. government and explain the impact of each branch (legislative, executive, and judicial branches) on healthcare policy. Then provide at least two specific examples of a healthcare law or policy from your state and interpret the impact of the overall decision/policy on the health of the citizens of that state.
3 Interpret the role common law plays in healthcare in the United States. Assess the level at which common law has impacted overall decisions related to healthcare policy. Provide two specific examples to support your rationale.
4 Communication helps us express our ideas and better understand others. In fact, delivering clear messages through oral and written communication are critical aspects of our daily lives.
In which aspect of your daily life listed below do you think effective communication is most important? Thoroughly explain why.
- Academic (i.e., communicating with instructors, deans, and success coaches).
- Employment (i.e., communicating with colleagues and supervisors).
- Personal (i.e., communicating with family and friends).
5 Active listening helps us communicate effectively and resolve conflicts in the workplace. However, distractions such as mobile devices and emails may impact our ability to actively listen to others.
Choose one of the options below. Then, thoroughly explain why active listening is critical to its success. You may want to refer to active listening strategies you have learned about throughout this course.
- Building professional relationships.
- Decreasing misunderstandings.
- Increasing productivity.