Policy and Planning Constraints
Locate an example of a policy or guideline from an external source to a healthcare organization. Explain how this policy or guideline may be a constraint to a healthcare organizations planning, or how it may shape the healthcare organizations philosophy. For example, given that the American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on child vaccinations, these guidelines might impact the ability of the healthcare organization to deliver services to newborns and infants. Using a similar example, as well as the characteristics of effective plans as your framework, discuss how proper planning can help organizations in their future decision making.
- Management principles for health professionals (6th ed.):
- Chapter 4: Planning and Decision Making
- Chapter 5: Organizing
- Chapter 6: Improving Performance and Controlling the Critical Cycle