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Resources in a Health Care Setting

Which resources might be used in a nursing or health care settings to support an organization's strategic initiatives? How are decisions made to allocate these resources efficiently? When resource allocation decisions are made, who is responsible for the decisions' execution and evaluation? What happens when changes occur in factors affecting resource allocation?

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Strategic objectives are specific, measurable goals that address critical issues that are to be pursued in the coming years. They may or may not be long term. Typically they have multi-year time frames for their achievement and are multi-functional requiring synchronized efforts by people from many different parts of company. There are three major types of resources in a health care organization: financial, technical and knowledge resources. The distribution of resources involves decision making by healthcare providers (physicians and nurses), managers and policy makers. I would like to stress here that nurses, as important members of the multidisciplinary health care team and as members of an essential and scarce resource, should actively participate in formulating these directives at macro and micro levels.

This resource allocation is based on an ethical ...

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The expert determines which resources might be used in a nursing or health care settings to support an organization's strategic initiatives.

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