Assignment on Allocation of Resources in a Hospital Setting

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Running head: ALLOCATION AND PRIORITYName of the studentUniversity nameAuthor’s note
1ALLOCATION AND PRIORITYTable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................2care ethics........................................................................................................................2Resource allocation for care of children..........................................................................3Priority setting for elderly................................................................................................5Parameters of priority setting:.........................................................................................6Physical activities................................................................................................................7Malnutrition.........................................................................................................................8Conclusion.......................................................................................................................8References......................................................................................................................10
2ALLOCATION AND PRIORITYIntroductionThe current assignment focuses on the concept of allocation of resources and prioritysetting for catering to the care needs of children and old age people in a hospital setting. Theresources could be diversified into different types such as financial resources, physical resourcessuch as machines and equipments. The human resources also play a crucial role over here whichincludes recruiting the right healthcare professionals.The assignment emphasizes upon setting up of priority care needs of the children and theelderly. The requirements for both the age groups are different and require high degree ofspecializations. The assignment also focuses upon the economical and no-economical measureswhich further impacts upon the care strategies undertaken within a hospital environment.Care ethicsAs a pediatric care giver, one bears the responsibility of caring for many delicate andvulnerable lives each day. It’s fully ethical to set priorities of quality care giving on every shiftassigned to without fail which forthrightly includes physical presence. Even though the childmedical profession is quite involving and overwhelmingly demanding, the individuals in thesepositions should ensure they attend to all children's emotional and physical needs (AmeritechCollege of Healthcare 2015). Openness to the child-patient family and any other supervisor(s) isa virtue to be upheld at all time. Commitment to provide the best care to the child should beparamount given that terminal illnesses aren't a usual occurrence in children. The"uncommonness" of the disease incidence presents the child's care provider with uniquechallenges in care provision to the child and his or her family (Get palliative care 2017).Although diverse clientele groups often demand various needs, the resources to satisfythese requirements are redundantly scarce. Nevertheless, these conditions still do require
3ALLOCATION AND PRIORITYsatisfying, and thus individuals or entities have to devise means to curb them. One way ofachieving this is via ordering them in a hierarchical format beginning with the mostsensitive/demanding. Priority setting culminates to the "process of involving clients andstakeholders in determining which needs are most important" (The University of Arizona 2010).Priority setting at the hospital level.In the recent past, priority setting research has delved on macro and micro levelsurprisingly despising the hospital level of health care provision (Barasa, Molyneux, English andCleary 2015). Barasa, Molyneux, English, and Cleary quotes that the neglecting of theinstitutional level should now be covered given the essential responsibility that hospitals Harborin providing health care services (2015). It's prudent not to view patient care provision as acomprehensive treatment practice since patient needs, across all demographics, are diverse andmultifaceted (King University 2014). The changes in adults hold potential positive or negativehealth precursors even as many of the elderly's body functions continually deteriorate (KingUniversity 2014).Resourceallocationfor care of childrenThe provision of optimum and standard care services are dependent on allocation of theright amount of resources. For the purpose of which the resource allocation system needs to bedesigned. As commented byNorheimet al.(2014), the funding for the personal budget is doneby the council aimed towards the availability of supportive frameworks for meeting the careneeds of the children. Therefore, in order to meet the diverse care requirements of children theAustralian government, Department of Health (DOH), have inculcated a number of interventionpolicies aimed towards child health care within a clinical setup. As commented bySmithet al.(2013), the policies are aimed towards the allocation of optimal resources for implementing
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