|Due By (Pacific Time)||11/28/2016 12:00 am|
|Post your responses to the Discussion based on the course requirements. Your Discussion postings should be written in standard edited English and follow APA guidelines as closely as possible given the constraints of the online platform. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this module’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure your in-text citations and reference list are correct. Initial postings must be 250–350 words (not including references).
Note: This is a Post First assignment. You are required to post your original post before the discussion board opens for your review.
Note: For your Discussions throughout this course, the challenge is for you to synthesize the information you gained through your Learning Resources and make a substantive contribution to the Discussion Board. What does that mean exactly? Your posts should promote additional inquiry and discussion. You will have a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the material and concepts discussed if you avoid regurgitating the material and instead add context that is current and relevant to the discussion. Consider providing references from current, peer-reviewed literature or outside links to videos or other scholarly sites to help illustrate and support your point.
A vaccine is the most effective form of prevention. In the case of influenza, a vaccine can cut your risk of developing the disease by up to 90 percent, depending on a variety of factors, including the effectiveness of the vaccine that year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) recommend that all U.S. health care professionals get vaccinated annually against influenza.
Mandatory vaccination is a controversial strategy that pits health care professional and personal autonomy against patient/public safety and employee relations. Administrators planning to implement mandatory influenza vaccination policies for health care professionals must understand the implications involved in these policies.
To Prepare for This Discussion:
Review the peer-reviewed, professional journal articles and news article in this week’s Learning Resources, describing a dispute involving a health care facility’s mandatory vaccination or mask for seasonal flu. Select one of these articles for the Discussion, or find one of your own in a peer-reviewed journal or on the Internet. This dispute may involve an individual health care provider or facility.
Post by Day 3 a cohesive response to the following:
Format your post as if you are advising the CEO of the health care provider or facility identified in the journal/news article you read, and discuss the following implications:
Support your response by identifying and explaining key points and/or examples presented in the Learning Resources.
Note: Most journal articles for this course are available online through the Walden Library databases, unless linked directly in the classroom. The Course Readings List contains all of the required Walden Library resources for this course. Please click on the following link to access the applicable list for this course: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/mmha6300
The following three articles discuss the debate regarding mandatory flu shots for health care professionals. Be sure to read all three articles to prepare for this week’s Discussion.
Please proceed to the Discussion.
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