Introduction Public accountability has re-emerged as a top priority for health systems all over the world. Public accountability refers to ‘the spectrum of approaches, mechanisms and practices used by the stakeholders concerned with public services to ensure a desired level and type of performance’ (Paul 1991). Although there is a range of possible definitions of accountability, the essence is of answerability between sets of actors in relation to specific activities or interventions. Answerability can be enforced with either positive or negative sanctions, or internalized ethics such as codes of conduct (Standing 2004). Direct engagement of the public, citizens or communities in accountability systems can be through ‘exit’ or
Cultural competence is much more than awareness of cultural differences, as it focuses on the capacity of the health system to improve health and wellbeing by integrating the understanding and appreciation of different cultures. To become more culturally competent, a health service or professional or system needs to value diversity, have the capacity for cultural self-assessment, be conscious of the dynamics that ,occur when cultures interact institutionalise cultural knowledge, adapt service delivery so that it reflects an understanding of the diversity between and within Cultures. Equity of Australian healthcare access is important for all Australians and is difficult to achieve when access issues are not addressed. As well as these issues, some patients from a culturally and linguistically diverse background experience discrimination from the system of health care due to their country of origin, cultural background, and religious beliefs. Healthcare professionals need to recognise this potential and be prepared to advocate for their patients when necessary to ensure adequate care.
Paradigms are put together to assist in identifying areas in which the individual or group must improve for example, to realize aspirations, to satisfy needs, and to change or cope with the environment.  Therefore, health is seen as a resource for everyday life. One paradigm that outlines an approach to achieve complete health from a holistic, ecological and salutogenic health perspective is the Red Lotus Model. It is distinct from other health promotion models in that it incorporates a system of values and principles that is applied across the phases of health promotion, including needs assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.  This paradigm is useful as it enables practitioners to proactively and purposefully put into action a connected system of values and principles across the phases of a health promotion process.
Initially, I have well-created communication aptitudes that have ended up being exceptionally useful over the span of my work in the health and social care environment. Now, it merits specifying the way that communication abilities helped me to set up positive relations with clients and give them health care as well as with advising administration. Additionally, my hypothetical information in health and social care were likewise critical qualities that helped me to perform effectively. My hypothetical information laid the ground for the improvement of viable aptitudes and experience. In addition to this, the improvement of my professional abilities over the span of my work was encouraged by my hypothetical learning in the field of health and social
This result supports the results of the previous studies and systematic reviews on determinants of patient satisfaction. 24, 139 However, there is evidence that socio-demographic factors of patients affect the satisfaction with health services. Yet, the contradictory effects of the socio-demographic variables may show that these variables should be taken into account when comparing patient satisfaction between specific groups or countries 24, 141 due to their potential moderating and mediating effects on the associations between health service quality indicators and patient satisfaction. 4,
Patient empowerment: Patient empowerment in the global pictures is seen as a part of the human side of care. It is time consuming and sits uncomfortably with strong pressures towards greater efficiency. The outcome is satisfying, with mutual trust and confidence are established. Being a Malaysian I am proud to say that Malaysia Ministry of Health, had strongly support patient empowerment and community to be responsible for their health. It is believed that, regulations and enforcement activities are the tools to facilitate and enhanced individuals and the communities towards self empowerment.
The utilization of the theory has helped promote health, prevent illness, and with the empowerment of the people and health care providers in South Africa. Health promotion was not limited to just preventing illness but also includes advocating for health needs, enabling people to achieve their highest health potential, and coordinating multiple sectors related to health promotion. The model is targeted to the nurses and their involvement in health promotion. The article revealed how the increase number of curative needs of people per nurse resulted to nurses feeling overwhelmed and unaware to the right approach to the dilemma. Thus, long-term networking and empowering of people is found the hallmark for a successful health promotion by this
Reflective practice is an extremely valuable method for health professionals to guarantee the prosperity of a diverse scope of patients and to enhance the way health professionals work by aiming to make a more proactive and qualified proficient (Dawber, 2012). Following an analysis of literature, benefits of reflective practice for registered nurses (RN's) were outlined. These benefits
(McNair, 2005). Inter-professional team work is a unique way to encompass all the needs of a client or professionals associated with the team. Interprofessional education is an essential stride in propelling health professional education for a long time and has been supported to enhance the general nature of health care. There is a concept of negative influence of inter-professional team work due to different way of thinking and working experience of variable departments that leads to inter-professional discrimination (Tajfel, 1981). Ideal inter-professional health care team: An Ideal and successful inter-professional health care should share useful information, develop goal that are common to the whole team, work in an integrated manner,
The national initiative stimulates disease prevention and health promotion by creating goals and objectives once they obtain these goals they coordinate them with the preventative health service as well as educational activities in order to help support the public to improve their overall health. • How does it influence health? Healthy People 2020 aims to improve major health issues in many individuals. They not only focus on disease prevention they also focus on emotional, physical, mental and social functioning of each individual. I personally feel that Healthy People 2020 influences health by supporting their prevention and promotion areas with evidence based practice information.
Achieving stage 1 meaningful use The milestone system also ensured consistent results across RECs while encouraging creativity in the methods and means employed by a REC to best support their provider population (HealthIT, 2014). Objectives of RECs Under the HITECH Act of 2009, the specific objectives of the RECs are: • Provide training and support services to assist in EHR adoption. • Offer information and guidance with EHR implementation (but not to carry out such an implementation). • Give other technical assistance as needed in the implementation of health IT and its proper use as a meaningful way to improve care. • Outreach and education and EHR support (working with vendors but also help health care providers choose a certified EHR system (Hartzband, 2015).
(Horevitz et al) (2013) Explore the many benefits of cultural competence and how the health care system can alleviate many problem such as disparities when they have cultural awareness. A way that providers can overcome cultural barriers is by simply become knowledgeable about the cultural group the patient belongs to. When a health care system requires for their members to learn about the values, beliefs and history of several cultures they will not only have an appreciation and respect for those cultures, but have awareness of how important it is to have cultural competence. (Horevitz et al) (2013) Koreans originally immigrated to the United States and settled in Hawaii. They soon traveled elsewhere because of harsh work conditions.The moved to other cities, establishing businesses and decent lives for themselves in the United States.Like
Florence F. Odekunle Spring Semester BINF 7510 Home Work 1 Decision Support Systems Decision support system (DSS) is gaining increased recognition in healthcare organizations. This is due to an increasing recognition that a stronger DSS is crucial to achieve a high quality of patients care and safety.1,2 DSS is a class of computerized information system that supports decision-making activities.2 It uses patient data to provide tailored patient assessments and evidence-based treatment recommendations for healthcare providers to consider.2,3 DSS can vary greatly in design and function, undergoing a constant evolution of their scope and application.4 My favorite DSS is Isabel; I preferred this DSS to other DSSs based on the following reasons:
For example, core value of a local healthcare facility can be “a better patient care”, now a hospital may grow form small beds facility to larger beds facility, but its core value of better patient care stays the same. Appraise the value offered by Leonard Berry’s Success Sustainability Model as a management tool for communication drivers of excellence that will yield sustained success. Provide at least two (2) specific examples of Leonard Berry’s Success Sustainability Model that apply within a health care organization with which you are familiar. Leonard Berry’s Success Sustainability Model is depicted as a circular diagram which contains nine boxes denoting key drivers of excellence, the primary driver (value driven leadership) is located at the center while other eight drivers extend form the center visualizing their influence. Leonard Berry’s Success Sustainability Model is very useful tool when it comes to planning long term sustainability of an organization.