S307056 CURRENT HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN AUSTRALIA
UNIT CODE: NUR 210
ASSIGNMENT NUMBER: 2
HIERARCHY AND POWER ARE INTRINSIC TO THE CURRENT HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN AUSTRALIA
The aim at this essay is to highlight the importance of hierarchy and distribution of power in the modern healthcare society of Australia. Similar to every other business society, health care systems, too, require their members to be organised with respect to their relative authority. Contrary to popular belief, hierarchy and power are well customised as well as essential in the proper functioning of a medical organisation. The essay is divided into five parts; the following essay discusses the significance of Hierarchy and Power in the field of Healthcare Management and enumerates their roles on issues like physical and psychological stress, medical educational issues in case of healthcare professionals and understanding development of the system as a whole. It is continued with the theoretical discussions that support the presented topic and finally drawing the impacts on these policies on a health practitioner.The essay sheds light on the conceptualisation and definition of the hierarchy.
Usually, a hierarchy is broadly defined as a division of arranging people in socially interrelated dimensions (Bartley, 2016). Hierarchies exist on different states, like, ranking among staff members in the nursing department of a hospital with respect to their responsibility or ability to perform their functions and their experience in their respective field (Cockerham, 2014). The focus on the essay is majorly in the context as visualised in the controlled work environment of a healthcare organisation. However, this does not imply that the different type of working groups (for example, surgeons, administrators, and nurses) is categorised per the academic excellence; it simply focuses on the patterns observed in the hierarchy module while governing a healthcare organisation.