Executive Summary of Organizational Diversity

Description
Write a 2 3 page executive summary that examines an organization’s diversity policies and practices. Identify a
type of health care facility and examine the Web site and available public information to review the organization
of the nursing department, nursing recruitment, and any information about the diversity of the system’s
workforce and leadership. Describe the type of organization and region. For example: A major Midwestern
teaching hospital or a rehabilitation hospital on the East Coast. Do not report the name of the facility.
Analyze the role of multiculturalism and diversity in organizational and systems structure and leadership.
Analyze the impact of a diverse nursing workforce on patient outcomes.
Analyze how the health care system integrates diversity and multiculturalism into its practices.
Analyze current recruitment and retention policies to identify gaps between best practices and current policies.
Evaluate how power relates to health care organizational structure, behavior, and leadership.
Assess the level of integration and importance of multiculturalism and diversity in a health care organization.
Recommend evidence based changes to the organizational structure and systems leadership that empower a
diverse workforce.
Communicate in a manner that is consistent with the expectations of a nursing professional.
Correctly format citations and references using current APA style. Written communication should be free of
errors that distract from the overall message.
Using subheadings to organize content.
Using bullet points and phrases for main points, in addition to short, succinct paragraphs.
In the Executive Summary:
Analyze the impact of a diverse workforce on patient outcomes.
In what ways or situations might multiculturalism and diversity impact health care delivery or patient outcomes
How is diversity defined in the organization
Analyze how the health care system integrates diversity and multiculturalism into its practices.
Is the make up of the organization’s leadership representative of the patient and employee populations Is this
important What would you change
Explain how multiculturalism and diversity can impact health care delivery or patient outcomes.
Analyze current recruitment and retention policies to identify gaps between best practices and current policies.
Assess the level of integration and importance of multiculturalism and diversity in a health care organization.
Are all types of diversity recognized and included
Provide support for your position by including 2 or 3 examples of the integration of multiculturalism and
diversity into the organization.
Recommend evidence based changes to the organizational structure and systems leadership that empower a
diverse workforce.
What changes would you champion as a health care leader to make the system more responsive to patients and
the organization’s workforce
Library Resources
Banister, G., & Winfrey, M. E. (2012). Enhancing diversity in nursing: A partnership approach. The Journal of
Nursing Administration, 42(3), 176 181.
Degazon, C. E., & Mancha, C. (2012). Changing the face of nursing: Reducing ethnic and racial disparities in
health. Family & community health, 35(1), 5 14.
Internet Resources
American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (n.d.). Enhancing diversity in the workforce. Retrieved from
http://www.aacn.nche.edu/media relations/fact sheets/enhancing diversity

 
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