Discuss two ways that transformational leadership can improve access and outcomes for patients.

 

Along with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits discrimination to anyone based on national origin, sex, religion, race, or color, the recent intention is to provide improved access to any and all publicly funded health care opportunities.

Many people today face barriers to quality health care services. The Institute of Medicine defines access to quality health care as the “timely use of personal health services to achieve the best possible health care outcomes” (Healthy People 2030, n.d., “Literature Summary” section).

In this week’s discussion, address the following in a minimum of 500 words:

  • Analyze historical laws that improved access to health care and include possible gaps found in these laws.
  • Discuss stigmas, bias, and barriers to health care for all citizens. Over time, have these issues changed in a positive or negative manner?
  • Health care disparities can be viewed as multidimensional. Explain which two issues are at the forefront of today’s conversation regarding a lack of access to quality health care for all citizens:
    • race/ethnicity
    • socioeconomic status
    • age
    • demographic
    • gender
    • sexual orientation
    • disability
    • educational inequalities
  • Discuss two ways that transformational leadership can improve access and outcomes for patients.

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