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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*****agement perspective, wh***** the challenges were in ***** present health care industry. Overall, when assured of confidentiality, the individual responded ***** me that ***** care presents so***** of ***** 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 health care pr*****essionals in the arena of care, such as ***** doctors and nurses, with individuals at the hospital primarily concerned with cutting costs and fulfilling administrative, rather than care giving functions.

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

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


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