STRESS MORE PREVALENT IN HEALTHCARE
April 14, 2019 Off All,
**INSTRUCTIONS***: This assignment will require devoted inquiry, reflection, and refinement in order to achieve the highest possible score. This is only one of your two major grades and your quality of work needs to reflect the importance of the assignment. This paper will be your unique, scholarly contribution. With each option, I am just giving you a broad topic. It is up to you to address the topic but support it with empirical facts, theory, and a persuasive argument that is appropriate for this program. All papers have to be written in third person – think of this as a formal, practitioner based paper. As this is a formal, practitioner paper – all names need to be left out and you cannot disparage existing and/or previous organizations. You cannot say “I hated manager A because he/she was mean.” You could say “Manager A was an example of a poor leader because of his/her attitude that was…”. You do NOT have to submit in an abstract or title page. The paper should consist of at a minimum: Introduction, Body of Paper (multiple sections to address specific aspects), Discussion, Conclusion, and References. ***TOPIC***: In Chapter 12, we talked about stress. Stress is a common phenomenon in healthcare. Write about stress in healthcare and the impact it can have on employees, organizational performance, the delivery of patient care, etc. Identify and describe the different kinds of stress that can occur. Discuss why stress in a healthcare environment may be more of a pressing issue as compared to other industries (be sure to address factors, such as, professional hierarchy, personalities, ethnicity, gender, etc.). Describe if / how employee burnout (due to stress) is impacting the delivery of care. Once you have written about stress in the workplace, identify some best practices to alleviate the negative effects of stress in the workplace. How should managers behave so that employees experience less stress on the job? Ground all your work in existing theory. What strategies can the organization use so that the employees experience less stress on the job? This write-up has to be supported by current facts and literature. Possible Deliverables: What does the healthcare environment look like currently? Why is stress more prevalent in healthcare? What impact can it have on an organization, employees, and patients. Define stress – when is it good and when is it bad? What can administrators do to address employee stress? What can employees do to better manage stress? Using established theories to describe stress in a healthcare environment. Address the case inquiries in full, being absolutely certain to do so not as a layperson, but as a healthcare organizational behavior expert, making sure to reference theory, findings in scholarly articles, etc. to justify your positions. Merely providing personal opinions which are unsupported is insufficient and will be grounds for failing this assignment. You must use the tools offered in your readings, coupled with those acquired by additional research, to address the case professionally.