Financial Issue Assignment


As a healthcare provider, you may or may not be responsible for financial and budget tasks, but you will encounter situations and issues, which will relate to financial management. You will need to identify a patient care problem with an impact on budget as a financial management issue in your workplace.

Identify a patient care problem with an impact on budget as a financial management issue in your workplace. Conduct a search for a minimum of two peer-reviewed articles that discuss the issue you have identified. Synthesis and critically analysis the information found in the literature and its applicability to financial issue.

Interview a minimum of two co-workers or those responsible for finance in your organization on the financial management issue that you identified. This could be your unit manager and/or Chief Nursing Officer. Your interview should capture salient information about the issue including information which you derived from the literature. Potential questions you might want to use, include: How long has the organization tried to address this issue? What measures have been taken to address this issue in the past? What future steps have been planned to address this issue? What problems does the organization foresee as blocks to addressing this issue? How did your perception of the financial issue differ from the perception of those who are actually working on finances in the organization? Be sure to explain the roles of the individuals you interviewed. As you reflect on the results of the interview, use current literature to further explain the important points

Based upon your review of the literature and interviews, create an analysis of the patient care financial problem and specify the potential budget impact. You do not need to create specific budgetary numbers, but can describe these findings in other terms, such as small or large. Your analysis should be supported by several references from peer-reviewed publications.

You have now identified a problem, collected information related to the problem and analyzed your findings. You will need to explore potential solutions to the problem. In addition to your own ideas, you can also contact the individuals you interviewed to learn about any suggestions they may have for solutions to the problem. Conduct a review of the literature to also identify possible solutions for the problem. This should be a 4-6 page APA formal paper. Please remember to using APA when writing this assignment.

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