Global Health Issues.
Read the document, â€œPerformance Task Scenario: Tuberculosis Outbreak,â€ and the supporting documents including:
- Communicable and Other Infectious Diseases Reportable in Massachusetts by Healthcare Providers
- Tuberculosis Outbreak Line List
- Demographic Characteristics of Worcester, MA
- Tuberculosis Epidemic Curve
You are a healthcare administrator at Worcester General Hospital (WGH). Create an 18â€“21 slide presentation, with presenter notes. The presentation will be shown to the board of directors of WGH. It should describe your proposed plan, step-by-step, for containing this potential tuberculosis (TB) outbreak in partnership with federal, state, and local entities, including the local health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Your slide presentation should:
- First, describe the healthcare system in El Salvador, where the patient originated before arrival in Massachusetts.
- Explain the connection between global health issues and local healthcare management, and which Millennium Development Goals and Healthy People 2020 Goals apply to this scenario.
- Explain how infectious diseases are identified and tracked, including an explanation of how the hospital and local health department (LHD) worked together to create the line list, and which locations in the community merit further investigation.
- Explain at least eight action steps to manage this potential health threat. Describe the collaborative approach between the Massachusetts state and local health department and the hospital to investigate and contain the outbreak.
- Describe at least three responsibilities of the Massachusetts state and local health department in this specific outbreak scenario.
- Explain the role of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in responding to an outbreak like the one in the scenario.
- Explain the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in responding to an outbreak like the one in the scenario. Include a description of at least three specific programs or initiatives that illustrate the role of the WHO in public health.
part 2, editorial, medical tourism
It has come to your attention that an international hospital aggressively recruits brain cancer patients in your local area. Their innovative treatment is approved in their country; however is considered experimental in your own country. Many patients in the late stages of brain cancer travel to their location as a last hope for a treatment that might stop the aggressive progression of their otherwise terminal illness.
Write a persuasive letter to an editor in your local community making a case for or against seeking this international medical care. Consider as many options for domestic and international treatment as possible, including traditional local treatment options as well as holistic or experimental treatments abroad. Be sure your letter addresses both the local- and destination-countryâ€™s perspective on this issue. (1)
part 3 , cultural competence response
Develop a half-page, culturally competent script for a phone call to reach out to the contacts of infected persons that encourages them to get tested for tuberculosis (TB). In addition, submit an appendix to your script that explains which National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Healthcare (CLAS) Standards were applied and your rationale for selecting the cultural demographic upon which your script is based.
CLAS Standards can be found here: http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlID=15