HCS/531 DISCUSSION QUESTION - 26308

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1.     How are the health care workforce and health care delivery affected by generational differences?

2-  Are there differences between how stakeholders and consumers view health care? Can these viewpoints be in conflict? Can the similarities and differences be used to drive changes in health care? Explain your answer

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1.     How are the health care workforce and health care delivery affected by generational differences?

According to Shi and Singh (2012), the United States health care industry is the largest and most powerful employer in the nation. The health care workforce here in the U.S. is made up of different type of health service professionals to include but not limited to physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacist, psychologists, health care administrators, and a variety of allied health professionals. With each generation, the health care workforce continues to grow as new professions are introduced to the health care field. The development of these professions is influenced by demographic trends, advances in research and technology, disease and illness trends, and the changing environment of health care financing and delivery (Shi & Singh, 2012). Also with each generation, there are higher ed