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HCA 822 Full Course Discussions GCU

HCA 822 Topic 1 DQ 1

What are the most important factors for leaders to consider when selecting a method for assessing the culture of a health care organization? Why?

HCA 822 Topic 1 DQ 2

Sheard suggests a “whole organisation approach” as a means to positively influence culture in health care. At what point might this approach become counterproductive and create negative results? Explain your reasoning.

HCA 822 Topic 2 DQ 1

If creating a culture of shared purpose and shared accountability is truly important to the health care industry, why is it so difficult to do? Remember to provide research support for your opinions.

HCA 822 Topic 2 DQ 2

What are the most critical steps a leader can take to create a culture of shared mission, vision, and core values in a health care organization? Why?

HCA 822 Topic 3 DQ 1

When creating a culture of quality outcomes in a health care organization, do the notions of diversity and shared values conflict with one another? Why or why not?

HCA 822 Topic 3 DQ 2

In health care organizations, is there ever a point where the influx of diverse ideas becomes counter-productive to innovation and effectiveness? Support your position.

HCA 822 Topic 4 DQ 1

Why do health care leaders consider systems thinking to be important in creating an influential and successful healthcare organization? Explain.

HCA 822 Topic 4 DQ 2

In the health care setting, leaders often work to instill the philosophy of systems thinking in all stakeholders to enhance the sense of organizational connectedness felt by individuals throughout the organization. How do health care leaders prevent this attempt to influence a mindset from appearing manipulative? Explain.

HCA 822 Topic 5 DQ 1

Does a collaborative culture necessarily equate to a sustainable health care organization? Why or why not?

HCA 822 Topic 5 DQ 2

Why is it so difficult to establish a collaborative culture in health care organizations? Support your position.

HCA 822 Topic 6 DQ 1

What happens to the internal community when diversity is allowed to thrive in a health care organization? Explain.

HCA 822 Topic 6 DQ 2

Which models of collaboration have had the most positive influence on internal communities in health care organizations? Support your answer.

HCA 822 Topic 7 DQ 1

Is the development of a strong collaborative external community in health care most commonly done for altruistic or self-serving reasons or some combination of both of those? Explain.

HCA 822 Topic 7 DQ 2

What ethical and philosophic challenges exist for health care leaders working to create a strong collaborative external community? Explain.

HCA 822 Topic 8 DQ 1

What trends or issues will present the greatest challenge to sustaining a strong culture and community in health care in the future? Why?

HCA 822 Topic 8 DQ 2

Consider the research design and methodology expressed in Chapter 3 of the Claycomb dissertation. Would a similar design and methodology be suitable for your intended dissertation study? Why or why not?

 

HCA 822 Full Course Assignments GCU

HCA 822 Topic 2 Analyzing the Existing Organizational Culture

The chief executive officer (CEO) of a well-established health care organization has brought the organization into a period of sustained stability and profitability. However, the CEO was recently and unexpectedly released by the Board of Directors amid rumors of impropriety on the part of the CEO. You have been hired as the new CEO. During the interview process, you anecdotally assessed the culture of the organization and believe a cultural shift is in order. The magnitude of the expected shift is unclear, and you have decided to approach the Board about conducting a lengthy and costly cultural assessment to help you plan for the expected changes in culture. At risk are the stability and profitability of the organization. General Requirements: Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • Review the information in the module about the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI) and the Organizational Culture Inventory (OCI).
  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.

Directions: Prepare a persuasive presentation (15-20 slides, exclusive of the reference list) that you could deliver to the Board of Directors explaining the rationale for and benefits of cultural assessment and your preferred assessment instrument. Speaker notes must be included for each slide. The presentation must do the following:

  1. Provide a persuasive argument for performing a cultural assessment of the organization leading to the improvement of the current culture at the risk of temporary instability or short-term loss of profitability.
  2. Provide a rationale for your choice of assessment instruments.
  3. Sketch a timeline for the assessment process outlining the pre-assessment communications, the assessment window, the data analysis period, and the post-assessment communications.
  4. Deliver a specific request for Board approval of this plan.

HCA 822 Topic 4 Shared Values, Diverse Ideas

On the surface, the notions of shared values and diverse ideas may appear to be in conflict. However, these need not be conflicting in practice. Leaders in health care organizations must learn to reconcile the potential conflict of shared values and diverse ideas. In this assignment, you will address how shared values and diverse ideas can coexist in a health care environment. General Requirements: Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
  • You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to LopesWrite.

Directions: Write a paper (1,000-1,250 words) that addresses how shared values and diverse ideas can coexist in a health care environment. Include the following in your paper:

  1. A discussion of the significance of shared values to an organization.
  2. A discussion of the significance of diverse ideas to an organization.
  3. A discussion of how shared values and diverse ideas can coexist in a health care environment.

HCA 822 Topic 7 Values, Ideas, Thinking, Collaboration, and Community

Building a culture of community in healthcare requires leaders who understand the interrelation of shared values, diverse ideas, systems thinking, professional collaboration, and community. Success and sustainability in the health care field require leaders to respect the significance of this interrelation and to leverage it for positive outcomes. In this assignment, you will discuss and synthesize components in the interrelation of shared values, diverse ideas, systems thinking, professional collaboration, and community. General Requirements: Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
  • You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to LopesWrite.

Directions: Write a paper (1,750-2,000 words) in which you address the interrelation of shared values, diverse ideas, systems thinking, professional collaboration, and community. Include the following in your paper:

  1. A discussion of how the juxtaposition of shared values and diverse ideas influences a health care organization’s sense of internal and external community.
  2. A discussion of how systems thinking influences a health care organization’s sense of internal and external community.
  3. A discussion of how professional collaboration across varied health care sectors influences a health care organization’s sense of internal and external community.
  4. A synthesis of the above portions that discusses the interrelation of culture, ideas, professional collaboration, and community.

HCA 822 Topic 8 Literature Review Resources

Successful completion of a doctoral dissertation requires significant amounts of independent reading on the research topic. This allows the doctoral learner/researcher to become familiar with the scope of the topic and to identify gaps or tensions within the existing literature on the topic. These gaps and tensions become the source of the dissertation research. In this assignment, you will read and annotate potential sources for your dissertation topic. Those demonstrating the most merit to the best of your understanding of the topic at this time should be added to your RefWorks list for potential inclusion in the literature review section of your dissertation. General Requirements: Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • It is recommended that you engage in this activity throughout the duration of this course.
  • Instructors will be scoring your submission based on the number of unique sources identified in the list submitted.
  • Download the resource Literature Review Resources Tool and use it to complete the assignment.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.

Directions: Read at least 10 empirical articles on your dissertation topic. In the “Literature Review Resources” document, provide the following for each source:

  1. The APA formatted citation.
  2. A brief annotation of the key points of the source.
  3. An indication of whether the source has been added to (Y) or excluded from (N) your RefWorks list.

 

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