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Social and Ethical Issues facing the U.S. Healthcare Manager
A review of the regulatory and ethical issues facing the healthcare manager today.
# 153024 | 2,128 words | 7 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on May 01, 2013 in Business (Industries) , Business (Management) , Medical and Health (General)

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The paper relates that with the passing of the Affordable Care Act, healthcare delivery in America has changed, and the healthcare manager has some added social and ethical issues to consider. The paper reveals that the pool of patients will be more diverse than in the past requiring knowledge on how to deal effectively with different cultures, managers must ensure the privacy and confidentiality of the patient's medical records and make sure their staff does the same, and managers must enforce proper billing of patients to discourage inconsistent billing practices. The paper addresses the management principles needed and discusses the three primary stakeholders in the management process of the healthcare manager. The paper looks at the regulatory and ethical issues in healthcare, reviews the strategies managers can use for regulatory and ethical issues and discusses the role of effective communication and motivation for staff members.

Management Principles Needed
Primary Stakeholders in Management Process
Regulatory and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
Strategies Managers Can Use for Regulatory and Ethical Issues
Effective Communication and Motivation Skills

From the Paper:

"Given the issues that the healthcare managers are faced with now regarding health care delivery in the United States, they must be aware and be able to utilize various management principles. Since the healthcare industry is constantly changing managers must first and foremost know how to manage change and manage it effectively (Liebler and McConnell, 2008). Another management principle needed for the healthcare manager is excellent problem solving skills. It is also important that the healthcare manager be a strategic planner. This is necessary in the ever changing field of healthcare.
"Not everyone is accepting of change and not everyone can manage change. Anyone working in the healthcare industry must know how to effectively deal with change. With advances in medicine and technology, the healthcare field is one of the fasted growing fields in America. The healthcare manager must know how to effectively deal with change in order to assist their staff as well as patients. The ways in which prescription drugs are stored, medical records are stored and other issues have all changed over the years and in order to keep up with the times the manager must know how to go with the flow and ensure that their staff is comfortable with change also. Keeping up with change not only makes the healthcare professionals more marketable, it also helps them provide the best service necessary to their patients."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Jennings, B., Bailey, M. A., Bottrell, M., & Lynn, J. (n.d.). Health Care Quality Improvement: Ethical and Regulatory Issues - The Hastings Center. The Hastings Center - Bioethics and Public Policy. Retrieved December 11, 2010, from
  • Kissoon, N. (2010). The Toyota way...or not? New lessons for healthcare. Physician Executive, 36(6), 40-43.
  • Liebler, J. G., & McConnell, C. R. (2008). Management principles for health professionals (5th ed.). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett.
  • Organizing the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System for High Performance. (n.d.). Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved December 7, 2010, from

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