Let It Pour: Case Study

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The back of the Faith Community Hospital business card displays this

Mission statement:

With the foundation and commitment of our spiritual heritage and values, our mission is to promote the health and well being of the people in the communities we serve through a comprehensive continuum of services provided in collaboration with the partners who share the same vision and values.

Although the staff attempts to uphold the mission statement, things are falling apart at Faith Community Hospital. This analysis dissects the problem at hand and documents possible alternatives that may aid in solving the problem.

The problem outlined in the Let It Pour Case Study is that the Faith Community Hospital is facing challenges for survival in its business. The symptoms of the escalating problem include:

* staff's inability to follow rules and regulations set by hospital

* medical practices that do not conform to local and federal laws

* negative media coverage

* increase in cost to run the hospital

* decrease in patient intake

* multiple interpretations of the Hippocratic Oath

With the different agendas that are being introduced into the daily operations, it has become a very difficult task for the management team and the various members of its support staff to effectively run and maintain the hospital.

It is safe to assume that Faith Community Hospital has implanted guidelines that the staff is expected to follow and carry out. The case study states:

...particular patients who refuse to take certain medical services, and on the other hand, particular staff members who refuse to provide certain services. In both cases, they feel that medical intervention can go too far into conflict with their religious beliefs or personal moral convictions.

When the staff does attempt to follow the wishes of the patient or the patient's guardian,