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Organizational Communication

Interview Overview—Management in Health Care

For the purposes of this assignment, I interviewed an individual at a local hospital, to ask them, from a m**********gement perspective, wh***** the challenges were in ***** present health care industry. Overall, when assured of confidentiality, the individual responded to me that health care presents some ***** ***** most difficult emotional and practical challenges, from a management perspective, for any ********** administrator. One of the ***** 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 ***** hospital primarily concerned ***** cutting costs and fulfilling administr*****ive, rather than care giving functions.

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

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


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