Health Care Systems Of The United States

1819 Words Sep 29th, 2014 8 Pages
In this day of age, the world has made extensive advancements in research, technology, and overall knowledge. This is especially shown in the ever growing health care systems that exist. Despite all the innovations that have occurred, however, one constant remains: poor health is inevitable. Illness does not discriminate. Nationwide, people of all ages, genders, and races struggle with various afflictions. Some disorders are chronic, while others occur acutely; some can be prevented, while others are genetic disorders. The large population of ill present in various areas. They are treated in specialty units, in community clinics, in their homecare setting, and in rural and urban hospitals. It is infeasible to create a world completely free of illness; therefore, people of various roles exist to care for the sick. One single person cannot perform care all on their own. Several tasks can be divided in the care of a patient to various team members, including a Registered Nurse, a Certified Nursing Assistant, and a Licensed Practical Nurse. Delegating tasks provides efficient, timely and quality care to the number one priority in health care, the patient. The act of delegation is an essential part of daily health care. The American Nurses Association defines delegation as “the transfer of responsibility for the performance of an activity from one individual to another while retaining accountability for the outcome.” (Cherry & Jacob, 2008, pg. 406) The two important roles in…
Open Document