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Blog Post

The purpose of this assignment is to provide the opportunity to review an area of interest within an epidemic in health care. This assignment entails the review of one peer-reviewed or scholarly article of your choosing in a blog format. The completed assignment should include the following components.

· Provide a summary of the article, and explain the epidemic and why this is an important issue.

· Discuss which health care providers are involved in the issue and what each provider’s role is in treating the epidemic.

. Do the providers have specific guidelines to follow?

. Do these providers have past experience in treating epidemic illnesses?

· Develop three questions about which this article makes your think or that would provoke discussion.

· Include the reference for your chosen article, which must be peer-reviewed or scholarly, and include a link to the article within the reference.

Your blog post must be at least 500 words in length. Remember that the blog should be in a conversational format. Be sure to explain any technical terms, as this would be for the whole community to view, including those unfamiliar with your chosen topic.

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Course Learning Outcomes for Unit VI

Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to:

4. Summarize the differences between various health care providers.
4.1 Examine guidelines that health care providers need to follow.
4.2 Summarize various epidemics that health care providers have faced.


Learning Outcomes
Learning Activity

4.1, 4.2

Unit Lesson
Chapter 9
Chapter 13
Unit VI Scholarly Activity

Required Unit Resources

Chapter 9: Ethics and Safe Patient Handling and Mobility

Chapter 13: The Ethics of Epidemics

Unit Lesson

In this unit, we will discuss problems and ethical concerns surrounding safe patient handling and mobility. We
will also discuss health epidemics and various health care provider roles.

Health Care Provider Roles

In the health care field, there are many different roles and responsibilities that make up a care team and help
a health care organization function properly. Physicians play a pivotal role in the delivery of health care
services and products. Physicians are trusted health care partners who are held to high ethical standards.
However, physicians are often faced with making difficult health care decisions that may be outside of ethical

A primary care provider, also known as a PCP, is a health care provider who manages overall health; patients
see their PCP for checkups and health problems. Within the PCP category are doctors of osteopathic
medicine and medical doctors. Breaking it down further, PCPs include obstetrician/gynecologists, nurse
practitioners, and physician assistants (MedlinePlus, n.d.). Outside of primary care providers, there are also
several specialty care providers such as cardiologists, dermatologists, hematologists, and neurologists.

As part of a health care organization and care team, there are also nursing professionals. There are licensed
practical nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, certified registered anesthetists, clinical nurse
specialists, and certified nurse midwives (MedlinePlus, n.d.).

The Clinical Factor

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Safe Patient Handling and Mobility

Safe patient handling and mobility causes professional, legal, safety, and ethical concerns for health care
providers as well as patients and their family members (Morrison & Furlong, 2019). For example, associations
like the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Nurses Strategic Action Team of
the American Nurses Association, and regulations like the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act)
have all created guidelines and standards to help diffuse health care provider concerns regard

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