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Organizational Communication

Interview Overview—Management in Health Care

***** the purposes of this assignment, I interviewed an individual at a local hospital, to ask them, from a m*****nagement perspective, wh***** the challenges were in ***** present health care industry. Overall, when assured of confidentiality, the individual responded ***** me that health care presents so***** of the most difficult emotional and practical challenges, from a management perspective, for any ********** administrator. One ***** the most difficult organizational communication challenges is negotiating the completely different perspectives of the ***** care professionals in the arena of care, such as the doctors and nurses, with individuals at the hospital primarily concerned ***** cutting costs ***** fulfilling administr*****ive, rather than care giving functions.

However, even doctors, nurses, and other practitioners primarily concerned with care can be at odds amongst themselves. In today's cost-***** environment, nurses are often called upon to per*****m the tasks of *****. This can cause anger on the part ***** the doctors, and also anger on ***** part of the nurses who believe that their diagnostic and treatment capabilities ***** not accorded enough respect. Also, physician's assistants are increasingly asked to fulfill the functions of *****, which causes organizational conflict, as well as ***** fact that physician *****sistants are asked ***** perform, quite *****ten, the tasks of aids, despite their job description. Mediation ***** an adequate counseling *****d human resource staff has provided some relief.

Additional challenges for ***** members relate to the increasingly arcane referral system at ***** *****s, which are *****ten misunderstood by both patients and *****givers. It is often tempting for individuals responsible for ***** financial management of the hospital to sacrifice care, to preserve budgetary needs and constraints, ***** it is often tempting ***** ********** and nurses to attempt to circumvent the hospital protocols of insurance referrals, in the interest ***** preserving ***** best care for patients, but putting the hospital at financial and legal r*****k. ***** between different arms of the hospital is essential in meeting these *****. Frequent staff meetings to keep doctors and ***** abreast of the often ***** language of the insurance industry, and of the ***** and public relations state of the hospital is just as necessary ***** keeping o*****r budgetary and administrative members aware of the changes ***** challenges in the health care

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