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OPERATING IN STRUCTURE: HEALTH SECTOR POLICY AND GOVERNANCE

Assignment 1 

Resources: chapter 11 in The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down that discusses Hmong read the chapter in its entirety. Each team member should take notes and call out important details of Hmong history and cultural practices. 

IDENTIFY at least two historical events or cultural practices that are atypical to most Americans. 

USING THE POWER POINT provided COMPLETE each template SLIDES 2 TO 7 using 6 to 8-word bullets 

Cite 3 reputable references to support your assignment (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality). 

Assignment 2 

Identify a policy within healthcare organization that you think could be created or amended to improve organizational governance, operations, or compliance with federal or state regulations. 

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that outlines your policy proposal ideas in which you do all the following: 

o Provide an analysis of how your policy change would improve the organization. 

o Evaluate what changes in the organization would need to be made to implement the policy change. 

o Explain how you would advocate for your policy change while using the approval processes in your organization. 

Cite 3 reputable references to support your assignment (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality). 

Answer

Assignment 1 

Slide 1: Introduction

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong child, her American doctors and the collision of two cultures written by Anne Fadiman (Hebenstreit,2017)
  • It is a non-fiction 
  • The story explores culture and medicine of the tragic story of the Lee family and about their daughter Lia , who

 is an Hmong girl

  • It is written in the year 1997
  • The author won the Critics Circle award
  • The cultural collision between the Western medicine and the Hmongs is been discussed 

Speaker notes: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is written by Anne Fadiman in 1997.

Slide 2: Events

  • The traditions followed by the Hmong people
  • Highlighting the linguistic barrier in the communication
  • Cultural conflict among the Hmong people and the doctors 
  • Issues occurred for adopting both practices at the same time by the two groups

Speaker notes: Cultural conflict among the Hmong people and the doctors is seen in the events 

Slide 3: Events

  • The story circulated about the second daughter Lia Lee, diagnosed with lennox gastaut and epilepsy
  • The doctors of America did not understand the remedies given by Hmong people which is from her family
  • Neil suggests that Lia should be taken to the Valley Children's hospital for special treatment
  • Both the doctors and the mother of Lia has common goal which is to treat Lia

Speaker notes: It is also seen that the story circulated about the second daughter Lia Lee, diagnosed with Lennox gastaut and epilepsy

Slide 4: Cultural Practice

  • Hmong cultural practice involved that the people neither rule nor to be ruled
  • Hmong people did not like to be loose any opportunity
  • They prefer to die rather sunnerender themselves in any fight
  • Hmong people in traditional medicinal practice performed rituals (Curtis, Bultas & Green, 2016)
  • They also worshipped their deities with animals
  • The western cultural practice in medicine used modern technologies and equipments

Speaker notes: It has been found thaHmong people in their traditional medicinal practice performed rituals

Slide 5: Differences

  • Hmong cultural practice in does not include taking the patient to the doctors
  • Western cultural practice believed in the providing treatment to the patients with advanced methods
  • Hmongs did not like to be ruled but in western practices the doctors passed order to Lia’s mother during her treatment
  • Doctor practicing the western medicine did not like Hmong’s traditional practices
  • Hmong practice in medicine involved treating the patient with herbs or by rubbing coins but the western treatment gave medicines and diagnosis done
  • The Hmong people could not communicate properly with the the doctors 

Speaker notes: In Hmong cultural practice in does not include taking the patient to the doctors whereas Western cultural practice believed in the providing treatment to the patients with advanced methods


Slide 6: Disparities between the U.S Health Care and the Hmong

  • Treatment provided by the U.S Health Care dealt with patients open mindly
  • Hmong people did not liked to communicate with the doctors and tell the symptoms clearly to the doctors
  • Doctors of  U.S health care carried on the treatment of Lia using the modern techniques
  • Hmong people did not like using of the modern techniques

Speaker notes: The U.S Health Care dealt with patients open mindly whereas Hmong people did not like using of the modern techniques

Slide 7: Conclusion

  • The Hmongs should have cooperated with the doctors during the treatment
  • Hmongs should have more faith on the treatment the doctors used to treat Lia
  • The cultural conflict could have been avoided if both the groups communicated with each other (Leflore, Sawning & Hobgood, 2016)
  • Open communication should have been done with the patient and the doctors 
  • The Hmong people should be made friendly with the using of the modern methods of treatment

Slide 8: References

Assignment 2 

Provide an analysis of how your policy change would improve the organization. 

The health policy chosen is Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation Act 1995. This act helps the disabled persons. This act has been enacted under the article number two hundred and thirty five of the constitution (Stein, 2017). This act ensures active engagement of the medical representatives with the perspons and treats the disabled persons equally as the normal persons. Further, it also focuses on maintaining and providing equal scopes to the individuals in the educational sectors, employment sectors and providing social securities. This policy helps in providing the recognition for the institutions for the persons facing disabilities. Thereby it helps as follows:

  • The policy provides competent authority. In this policy, the State Government is responsible for appointing the authority, which is required and is appropriate for chosen act. 
  • This act states that the institutions, which are recognized with the certification for treating the persons with disabilities, can only carry in their treatment. No unauthorized institutions can provide treatment. It is also if the individuals who are setting up institutions providing treatment to the persons with disabilities should apply for the recognition certificate within the period of six months.
  • The act ensures that the schemes should have the resources like land, house for setting up of the institutions in the chosen location. Provided the land will be favorable for the patients for visiting during their treatment.
  • It is also required that the employers should maintain their records in the following ways:

a)The employers working in the institution needs to follow good relationship with the persons visiting their centers fort getting treatment

b)The employers should follow the work ethics that are noted down by the institution for the employees according to the regulations of the government

c)The works done arte maintained according to the sub-section 1.

Therefore, it can be said that by implementing of the health policy Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation Act, it will help the organization to work bias free. 

Evaluate what changes in the organization would need to be made to implement the policy change. 

The changes that the organization would need in order to implement the policy change is as follows:

For the team

a)The initial stage for implementation of new policy will include planning and developing the aim of the project

b)Understanding of the developed goal of the and making it clear among all the members of the management of the institutions and the employees should be done

c)Effective communication should be done among everyone adoption to the norms and regulations of the new policy within their working strategy.

d)The leadership style which will be appropriate should be  chosen and applied while implementing the act.

e)Safety of the patients should be ensured

f)The objectives set should be realistic (Fredman, 2017)

g)The employees working within the organizations should be friendly with the patients

h)The employees should be trained well before the implementation of the new policy for gaining productive outcome while working

For implementing the new policy

a)The organization should need to identify the policy they have chosen for implementing during working with the individuals with disabilities

b)The organization or the institution should examine the content present within the policy carefully and reads the norms and regulations. Thereby, identifying the benefits that the policy would be providing to the institution

c)The stakeholders should also be chosen carefully and accordingly. So that the institution will get their stakeholders support in their needs

d)The employees need to be consulted and their approvals should also be taken

e)The policy implemented should be updated from time to time for the effective working of the institutions

Thereby, it can be said that the institution will be benefitted as it will be providing scopes with the persons of disabilities and develop new innovative applications which they will be implementing. This will enhance their working and tend to reduce the issues which occurred previously. This will also help in revising all the previous terms and focusing on the new strategies developed with the working and health of the employees. 

Explain how you would advocate for your policy change while using the approval processes in your organization. 

Advocating the change in policy while using approval processes in the organization can be done as follows:

a)By gathering data using the available resources. This will help in building a concrete case for the public and describe the problems efficiently. With respect to that, the focus will be given on the existing problems and thereby, steps should be taken for reducing the problems. The obtaining proper and reliable facts of the issues occurring can help in taking proper decision while making the policy change. This is important, as it will help the policy making for taking proper decisions.

b)Choosing the right target audience remains another factor. The right target audience will help in promoting as well as the individuals will tend to visit the organization for availing treatment. This will also make awareness among the citizens to help the persons with disabilities and accept them in every place. They should not be treated unequally

c)Engaging the policy makers  in every activities to be done. This refers that the the policy makers should be informed about every details of the work done. This will help in building strong relationships and thereby, creating policy champions who will be advocating the changes to be made according to the benefits of the people (Barak,2016)

d) Development of diverse and strong partnership base is very important. This will help in becoming proper advocate of our own if the members of the networks are working together. This will increase the rate of success during the process in the development of the organization. This relationship will benefit both the partners in identifying the ways, which will benefit them at the same time. This will therefore, able to reinforce all the messages, which will help in influencing the process of policymaking.

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