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Grand Canyon HCA 225 Full Course (All Discussions and Assignments)

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Question;Week 1;Discussion;Your state legislature is considering the following health;policy proposal: Mandating that all female;students entering the 6thgrade obtain the cervical cancer vaccine.;Discuss the policy and economic questions associated with this proposal.;Interest groups do not have the power to pass;laws, however, they can and do influence policy decisions. Provide examples and;discuss how interest groups have influenced health policy decisions. For;example, motorcycle helmet laws ? if we know that the use of a safety helmet;can protect individuals from severe head and neck injuries in an accident, why;do some states not have full helmet laws for all motorcycle riders?;Week 2;Discussion;Health policy is profoundly influenced by value-driven issues;that cut across the entire U.S. policy landscape. Describe both positions;(i.e., for and against) a current debate regarding a value-driven health policy;issue.;What interests in health policy do you bring to;this class? McLaughlin?s Table 1-1 specifies the knowledge and skills called for;in a policy analyst. Discuss for which of these areas do you currently;feel prepared, and in which ones do you want to gain competence? Why?;Week 3;Discussion;Argue the following statement: Despite our;relatively high level of healthcare expenditure, we may still be getting enough;for our money.;Discuss the social forces and other issues;behind the move toward industrialization. Does industrialization threaten;professional autonomy and control? If yes, why? If no, why? Please provide;examples to support your position.;Week 4;Discussion;There may be a great deal of debate about;the monopoly power of the medical profession. Discuss whether the following;statement is true: ?It is clear that the profession once exerted that power and;that the power of the profession has been waning.? Please provide examples to support;your responses.;What;role should government play in controlling increases in the cost of care and;the cost of health coverage? What different choices do state and federal;policymakers have in containing costs.;Week 5 Discussion;Discuss why those who propose a one-size-fits-all approach to;solving health care problems are operating in a simplistic never-never land;that ignores the complex interests of many stakeholders.;Discuss why large and small employers seem to have different;interests.;Week 6 Discussion;Table 5-1 inHealth Policy Analysis: An Interdisciplinary;Approachis long, but;it is not intended to exhaust the possibilities. What federal government;alternatives would you like to add to that array? Post and defend your;alternatives for inclusion in an expanded Table 5-1.;Discuss why obtaining true free market;competition would require considerable government intervention.;Week 7 Discussion;Discuss value-driven care initiatives in relation to;pay-for-performance and medical home initiatives (demonstration projects).;Discuss the different interests (and why) medical;professionals and the institutions they work in can have? even when they present;a united front to the consumer.***************;Assignments;Week;2 Assignment - Health Policy Reflection Paper;Details;Think about the;complexity of the issues that decision makers must consider when analyzing;health policy problems and write a reflective paper of 500?750 words;addressing your position on the following;Describe;how and why a health policy analyst needs to consider policy problems using;political and legal analysis.;Prepare;this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide;located in the Student Success Center.;This;assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade;the assignment, therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning;the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations;for successful completion of the assignment.;Week 2 Assignment - Analysis of a;Stakeholder Pape;Details;As the health care debate moves forward, there has been a lot of discussion;about stakeholders, and possible winners and losers.;Write;a research paper of 750?1,000 words, addressing the following;1.;Select one stakeholder (e.g., AMA, ANA, insurers, hospitals, drug companies).;2.;Describe the stakeholder's positions on healthcare reform.3.;Why has the stakeholder taken these positions?4.;A minimum of three scholarly sources must be cited. Remember that Wikipedia is;not considered a scholarly source. Prepare;this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide;located in the Student Success Center.;This;assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade;the assignment, therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning;the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations;for successful completion of the assignment.;Week 3 Assignment - U.S. Health Care System Paper;Details;Write a research paper of 500?750 words, addressing the following;Compare;the U.S. health care system to another country's health care system focusing on;why another country can achieve better health outcomes for less money?;A;minimum of three scholarly sources must be cited. Remember that Wikipedia is;not considered a scholarly source. Prepare;this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide;located in the Student Success Center.This;assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade;the assignment, therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning;the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations;for successful completion of the assignment.;Week 4 Assignment - Social Contract Position Essay;Details:Review;Breaking the Old Social Contract" on page 70 in Health Policy;Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Approach and write a paper of 500?750 words;reflecting on this new social contract.;If;you were to think about a new social contract, what would it be? Think in terms;of two contracts: one between the citizenry and the state, and one between the;professionals and the health care system.;Prepare;this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide;located in the Student Success Center.;This;assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade;the assignment, therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning;the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations;for successful completion of the assignment.;Week 5 Assignment - Health Reform Plan Paper;Details:Write;a research paper of 500?750 words on the following;1.;Why did the Clinton Health Reform Plan in the 1990s never pass?;2.;Discuss three changes that would make the healthcare act better.;3.;A minimum of three scholarly sources must be cited. Remember that Wikipedia is;not considered a scholarly source.;Prepare;this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide;located in the Student Success Center.;This;assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade;the assignment, therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning;the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations;for successful completion of the assignment.;Week 6 Assignment - Health Care Access Paper;Details;Search;for proposal(s) by your state governor to deal with a health care access;problem and write a paper of 1,250?1,500 words on the following;1.;Outline the elements of the current program and the governor's proposals for;improved access.;2.;A minimum of three scholarly sources must be cited. Remember that Wikipedia is;not considered a scholarly source.;Prepare;this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide;located in the Student Success Center. This;assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade;the assignment, therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning;the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations;for successful completion of the assignment.

 

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