As a visionary health care leader, you can utilize your knowledge of the various health care delivery settings to set standards that would not only allow you to provide and deliver exceptional health care services but contribute to the continuous improvements of them as well. By utilizing your knowledge of different health care delivery settings, you can expand the access of health care services within the health care system that would allow providing patients with proper care faster and easier to accomplish. Patients look to health care leaders to establish a foundation for them to have access to affordable and good quality health care within their facility. However, obtaining a career in the health care industry will require health care administrators to encounter different patients experiencing different medical complications daily. By utilizing the knowledge gained from various health care delivery settings, visionary leaders will establish the opportunity to provide numerous health care services and treatments to patients based on their individual needs.
Visionary leaders can best utilize their knowledge of the different health care delivery settings to improve how services are distributed to patients. Providing a variety of services is extremely necessary for the health care industry due to patient’s needs being determined based on factors such as health status, finances, and medical conditions. Also, in a constantly evolving system, new settings and methods are likely to emerge (Shi, 2015). Being familiar with different health care delivery settings will assist visionary leaders in providing the health care services patients expect when visiting different health care facilities. As a visionary leader, it is essential to use your position to recognize the needs of the patients you encounter and address them accordingly. Providing patients with services in the appropriate health care delivery setting will eliminate unnecessary time being wasted to determine what the patient need, increase the number of patients being seen and treated, and maximize productivity within the overall health care system. The actions of a visionary leader can consequently influence their companions to go beyond what is expected to not only provide extraordinary health care services to patients but contribute to the improvements of access and delivery of health care within various settings.
A visionary leader can best utilize the knowledge of the health care delivery setting to make a difference in healthcare by knowing what the patients are needing from their health care providers. As a leader, they should know what a patient expects from their service , from that knowledge , they should use it and apply to the everyday patient care. A visionary leader could use the knowledge of what is expected by finding ways to provide affordable healthcare to those who aren’t able, provide efficient care for those who need extensive care, and to also develop funding programs that are useful to those who need the extra funding to pay for services. The visionary leader can use the knowledge to inspire others to do the same in trying to help those who cant help themselves. As a visionary leader, their focus should be to communicate with other individuals to help make the vision of making a difference throughout their organization and the patients. During the process, a visionary leader is also gaining trust of others and building a bond or connection. This build the team’s communication with one another and also builds the working relationship throughout the department. Everyone is on one accord and understands the vision they are trying to accomplish in the healthcare setting. “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.” (Matthew 25:21) A visionary leader is a servant of God fulfilling his purpose in making a difference in the healthcare field and mastering into leadership.
When discussing my views on complementary and alternative medicine it is important to note that my profession can be thought of as alternative medicine. I am currently a registered kinesiotherapist which is an alternative to a physical therapist. Kinesiotherapists do not use the conventional modalities that a physical therapist may use and instead rely heavily on exercise and stretching methods to heal the body. As a result of my profession I obviously am a huge supporter of certain forms of alternative medicine. I do however think that some forms of alternative medicine are not trustworthy. When it comes to complementary medicines I can say that I am a supporter of those as well. I regularly use aromatherapy such as lavender in a diffuser to aid with sleep. When used with other medications additional oils do actually seem to help with various ailments. The way that I view complementary and alternative medicines is in the day of Jesus Christ all medications were natural and what we would consider alternative medicines in today’s day and age. This did not stop these medications from working in that time period and it does not stop it from working today. Everything was placed on this earth for a purpose and I believe that when it comes to some of the complementary and alternative methods of medicine they were placed here for the purpose of healing. As stated in James 5:14-15 (New International Version), “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.”
We see great advancement in the technological approach to delivering healthcare from the confinements of a physician’s office and hospital treatment centers into an ever evolving landscape filled with Owner’s, Provider’s and Setting for Ambulatory Care Services. Just as these monumental formations have sprang up throughout our local communities and perishes we also see advancements in the use of non traditional therapeutic approaches combining forces with conventional treatment methods to improve the quality of life for a great number of patients. The use of complementary medicine is gaining traction and momentum in health care delivery settings as health professionals continue to make great strides through research for pain management and pain associated with cancer to better understand how this integrative approach may spread even further. In the book of Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) proclaims, “ we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Along the same vein I believe the technological and medical advancements are in line with doing the good works described. The notion of a one size fits all approach is a bit antiquated. If the use of traditional, complementary and alternative therapies render a more rewarding results then why not. If acupuncture helps to diminish side effects from cancer, that’s a major deal; if replacing anticancer drugs with a special diet to treat cancer helps, I believe the integrative approach should continue to have a place a viable option in the heath settings to better understand their value.