Prior to engaging in this discussion, please read Chapter 12 in the text and review any relevant Instructor Guidance. It is suggested that you review the recommended articles to glean any helpful information. Imagine that you run a nursing home facility in your area. Analyze and comment on the role public policy has in the economic aspect of running this type of health services center. Compare and contrast the economic challenges and incentives this type of health care model presents. What are some of the ways in which you could inform or signal potential consumers that your nursing home is of high quality? Evaluate the social-cultural issues that influence the consumers of this type of health service. Which of your proposed methods are most apt to be reliable signals that significantly communicate to consumers so they are able to make more informed decisions?
Guided Response: Read several of your classmates’ posts and provide a substantive written response to at least two of your peers. Discuss whether or not you agree with the conclusions provided in your classmate’s initial post. Choose one aspect with which you disagree and offer alternative ways in which your colleague’s nursing home might genuinely deliver the quality care expected by consumers. Explain how supporting data can be made transparent so that it makes sense to the consumer. Provide at least one reference to support your position. You must also comment specifically on one aspect of your classmate’s post with which you agree. Provide a brief explanation as to why the proposed methods were effective, and support your opinion and assertions with research. In addition to responding to at least two other students’ posts, it is recommended that you reply to at least one person who responded to your original post by either respectfully defending your conclusion or by listing how you might implement the changes your classmate suggested.