Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 600 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to the threads of at least 2 classmates. Each reply must be at least 450 words. Each thread and reply must include at least 2 peer-reviewed source citations, in addition to the course textbook, in current APA format. Each thread will also require integration of at least 1 biblical principle.

Discussion Board Question 1

Topic: Major Characteristics of U.S. Health Care Delivery

Prompt: First, what are the 2 main objectives of a health delivery system?

Next, what are the 10 characteristics of the U.S. health care system?

What is the purpose of the systems framework? Name and define the main

elements of the systems framework.

Discussion Board Question 2

Topic: Foundation of U.S. Health Care Delivery

Prompt: What purpose does an understanding of the history of health care

delivery serve? Which factor or factors have been predominant in shaping

U.S. health care? What have been their effects?

Discussion Board Question 3

Topic: Health Care Providers and Professionals

Prompt:Compare and contrast 2 of the following major types of health services

professionals: physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, physician

assistants, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse midwives. Include

their roles, training, practice requirements, and practice settings.

Discussion Board Question 4

Topic: Health Care Technology and Finance

Prompt:Although medical technology brings numerous benefits, what have been

some of the main challenges posed by the growing use of medical

technology in the United States? Next, how do American cultural beliefs

and values influence the use of medical technology?

Discussion Board Question 5

Topic: Health Care Systems – Part I

Prompt: Define outpatient care. What are several key changes that have been

instrumental in shifting the balance between inpatient and outpatient

services? Why is it important for hospital administrators to regard

outpatient care as a key component of their overall business strategy?

Discussion Board Question 6

Topic: Health Care Systems – Part II

Prompt: Explain the growth of managed care that began in the 1980s. As a

result, how has health care delivery evolved? Based on the literature,

what does the future hold?

Discussion Board Question 7

Topic: Cost, Access, and Quality

Prompt: Choose 2 different vulnerable and undeserved populations. Describe

their health needs, and summarize the major challenges they face. Next,

what are the racial/ethnic minority categories in the United States?

Compared with Caucasian Americans, what are the health challenges

minorities face?

Discussion Board Question 8

Topic: The Future of Health Services Delivery

Prompt: Explain why the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 will fail to bring about universal access, even if it prevails.

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