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
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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