ERIC Number: ED303689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Task Force Report on HIV/AIDS and Health Services Administration Education.
Dunham, Nancy Cross
In November 1987, a task force met to review the major organizational, structural, and policy-related issues for health care administration professionals related to the growing impact of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) on the health care delivery system and to make recommendations on the training needs of persons within the health care administration field concerning AIDS. Representatives on the task force included health care administrators and public health professionals and educators and members of various health, hospital, and educational associations. The task force found that the AIDS epidemic is challenging a health care system that was unprepared for it. It also found that health administration professionals are often in key decision-making positions with respect to AIDS treatment, but that little systematic attention has been paid to the impact of AIDS on health services organizations and managers. It was noted current legislation does not specifically address the AIDS-related educational needs of health care manager. Key issues that the group discussed included general management, cost/financing, and legal/ethical issues related to AIDS. The task force made a number of recommendations for continuing education for health care managers. (KC)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Administrator Education, Community Health Services, Disease Control, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Epidemiology, Health Personnel, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement, Public Health, Public Health Legislation, Public Policy
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Graduate School of Public Administration.
Note: For a related document, see CE 052 003.