The field concerned with the maintenance or restoration of the health of the body or mind.
Any of the procedures or methods employed in this field.
-adjective Also, health-care
Of, pertaining to, or involved in health care: health care workers; a health care center.
A person who has control or direction of an institution, business, etc., or of a part, division, or phase of it.
A person who manages.
A person who controls and manipulates resources and expenditures, as of a household.
This is an exciting time for health care in general, but especially for the team of professionals that provide leadership and direction to enable the maintenance or restoration of health in a variety of settings. Health care management requires talented people to facilitate the delivery of care to patients and their families. The rewards of helping are great, the challenges are many. What type of individual makes a good health care manager?
To prepare for this Discussion, complete the readings in your Learning Resources. Review the various health care managers who work in a health care setting profiled in Waldenville (click on the org charts to learn more about the managers) and in the profiles provided in your Career Opportunities in Health Care Management course text.
Response to the following:
Health care managers can work in settings that provide direct or nondirect service.
What makes a good health care manager?
Why do professionals choose either of these paths?
Identify and compare the characteristics common in those health care managers who work in either direct or nondirect care settings.