Healthcare Administration: Culture, Accounting, And Ethical Issues
The causes of prejudice
Prejudice is described as the generalization of a group of people, based on negative attitudes that stem from stereotypes and non-factual beliefs. Although the reasons for prejudice may vary, Samovar, Porter and McDaniel (2009) explain three major motivations: societal pressures, social identities and scapegoating. Societal sources refer to rules and regulations that may be put in place in a given society to maintain one group's dominance over others. Social identities, on the other hand, are people's connection to their cultures and beliefs. Any groups that are deemed a threat to this connection are treated as enemies and are often at the receiving end of prejudice. Sometimes, different groups, such as gays and African-Americans are used as scapegoats to express anger and discontentment over various issues in society (Samovar, Porter and McDaniel, 2009). This allows one group to blame social, environmental, and economic conditions on another - due to the belief that the minority group is responsible for their suffering.
The difference between overt or blatant racism and institutional or subtle racism
Racism is the subordination of a given group or individuals, based on their skin...
Racism can manifest itself either overtly or institutionally. Overt or blatant racism is expressed in the open and consists of public acts that support the superiority of certain races over others. Institutional racism is more subtle and it refers to policies and procedures of different institutions such as hospitals, schools, and corporations that limit the access of groups that may be seen as inferior, to products and services or progress. I was once a victim of institutional racism, when I was denied a chance to interview for an internship, simply because the vacancies present at that company were meant for some race - of which I was not a member.
Principles of accounting
What is your opinion of Randy's reasoning?
Randy was wrong to omit the asset and liabilities from the balance sheet. Financial statements are supposed to show a true and fair view of the business. More specifically, the balance sheet should indicate the financial position of the business at the end of that financial period. By omitting the asset and its related liability, different users of the financial statements will not know the true financial position of the business.
Explain the circumstances under which Randy's decision would be acceptable under GAAP and circumstances under which it would definitely be unacceptable
An error of omission can only be accepted if it was genuine and if the ownership of the property has not been transferred. Under GAAP, it can be omitted if the business uses cash basis of accounting, where it will be recorded in the next financial period after cash…
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Warren, C.S., Reeve, J.M. & Duchac, J.E. (2013). Financial Accounting (13th Ed.) South- Western: Cengage Learning
Conflicts of interest abound in healthcare, presenting major ethical and legal problems. With the exception of insurer-owned healthcare institutions, hospital owners and insurance providers often have competing or conflicting interests. For the most part, though, managing costs is a tremendous concern for both parties. Hospital owners or administrators might be driven more by issues related to overall patient outcomes, human resources management, and organizational culture, whereas insurers frequently seek methods
Nurses in executive roles like Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs) build bridges between various members of the healthcare team, between healthcare team members and patients, and also between the legislative environment and organizational practices. In a position of leadership, the CNO also sets the tone for organizational culture. An interview with CNO Oakes reveals some of the most pressing trends and issues impacting the role of CNO and also the healthcare
UK Healthcare Within this section of Chapter One, a historical perspective of NHS will be provided. This discussion will identify problem areas that have emerged in relation to NHS with an attempt made to address the manner in which such problems have historically influenced reform efforts. With the passage and associated provisions of the NHS Act of 1946, NHS was implemented in the UK in 1948. The NHS Act of 1946 served
Hisory of Palliatve Care Palliative Care Palliative Care Methods Palliative care entails assisting patients get through pain caused by different diseases. The patient may be ailing from any diseases, be it curable or untreatable. Even patient who are sick and almost passing away will need this care. Palliative care has characteristics that differentiate it to hospice care. The key role for palliative care is to help in improving the existence of someone and
Robson Walton - Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Stephen P. Whaley - Senior Vice President and Controller Eric S. Zorn - Executive Vice President and President, Wal-Mart Realty III. INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT: STRENGHTS and WEAKNESSES A. CORPORATE STRUCTURE Wal-Mart's retail division is formed from four major subsidiaries: Wal-Mart Discount Stores, Wal-Mart Supercenters, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets and Sam's Clubs. (Wal-Mart Facts, 2007) Wal-Mart Discount Stores more than 1,000 in U.S. alone average
Public Administration: Presenting for the Future Immigration Policy Reform The term "immigration reform" is used to collectively refer to all efforts that have been undertaken by a country to amend abuses and reduce faults in its immigration policy. These efforts could be geared at either promoting and encouraging immigration or reducing and even eliminating the same. A perfect example of the former is the UK's promotion of the absorption of foreign-educated health