Mass Media and Healthcare Quality
In this assignment, you will assess how the
general public's perception of healthcare quality is influenced by the mass
Locate an article that reports on the quality of
healthcare services. The article must be sourced from the mass media and not
from an academic or healthcare journal. The purpose of this assignment is to
review information reported to the general public in a news source that does
not exclusively cover healthcare issues. Weekly magazines, such as Time, Newsweek, US News
and World Report, Forbes, Money, and Consumer Reports, and newspapers, such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, would be appropriate choices. The article may
give various examples of good or bad quality instead of covering just one
episode of care. Your selected article must be a comprehensive review or
assessment of some aspect of healthcare services. Summarize the article. Be
certain to indicate the basis for the report, that is, whether it is the result
of academic research, an independent investigation, or something else.
Answer the following questions.
- In the article, what conditions, processes, or events
are noted as good quality or poor quality healthcare? What is your own
assessment of these conditions, processes, or events? Explain.
- Does the article assign responsibility to persons or
processes for the problems or achievements it reports? Does it provide
sufficient evidence for assigning responsibility? Why do you think so?
- What are the suggestions for healthcare quality
improvement in the article?
- What is your reaction to this article as a consumer of
healthcare services? In answering this question, note how the article uses
language and any persuasive techniques.
- What is your reaction to this article as a provider of
healthcare services? Why is this reaction the same as or different from
your reaction as a consumer?
- Is the article fair in its reporting and assessing
healthcare quality? Why or why not?
Provide reasons and evidence in support of your
Comment on the postings of two of your
classmates. Is your assessment the same or different? Why?
Be sure to cite any relevant resources used in
framing your responses. Apply APA standards to cite sources.Mass Media and Healthcare Quality.docx