California National University for Advanced Studies Healthcare Challenges Discussion


We spent this week learning some basic concepts on how to identify staff problems and issues, how to support staff in improving their performance and methods for addressing serious issues with staff.

The following provides a snapshot of the major issues facing healthcare currently in providing for and supporting staff in this global pandemic.

What will the future hold for healthcare following these trying times?

How can you, as a current or future healthcare leader begin to plan for supporting staff in the future?  

  1. Read the attached article.
  2. What do you think are some of the biggest challenges health care leaders will face working with staff moving forward with the pandemic?
  3. What actions can you, as a current or future healthcare leader take to support staff through this difficult time?
  4. How do you see partnering with HRM in these efforts?

McMinn, Sean, Simmons-Duffin, Selena, (2020) “1,00 U.S. Hospitals Are ‘Critically’ Short On Staff – And More Expect To Be Soon” (2020)

Click on the forum and then select the Create Thread button to write your response. After you are finished answering the question, click on the Submit button located at the top right-hand corner of the page.

  • Read each question — there may be more than one.
  • Post your responses in the appropriate threads. Students are required to make their initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time Zone).
  • Responses should be at least 200 words or more. You must research answers and all answers must include reading citations, with page numbers, parenthetical style (Author, Date: page#), and the source listed APA style at the end of the post.
  • Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Responses should be at least 100 words or more. Responses are due by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time zone).
  • Review your postings to see who has responded to you.
  • Be sure to answer ALL QUESTIONS.

Best approach: Just “talk ” to your fellow students. Have a conversation. If you do not count how many times you connect with your fellow students, you will give more than adequate responses. Prompt discussion, not make a simple comment, such as “good work!” There will be no credit for such responses that end rather than foster discussion. Address fellow students with respect and acceptance that there may be a variety of personal views.