Describes standards that regulate health, safety, and security in health service/health care
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
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Lecture and Research Update from Your Professors, Hyacinth
Broderick-Scott, Ed.D. and Ben Sharpton, M.A.
You wi l l receive the greatest benefi t from the fol lowing Lecture and Research Update i f you fi rst read
this narrative, review the lesson, study the Required Readings, then come back to this section and
careful ly re-read this Lecture and Research Update. The “lecture” portion of this narrative focuses on
issues from the textbook that need further explanation, whi le the “research update” portion integrates
supportive information from recent professional academic and trade articles wi th the textbook
The terms heal th, safety, and securi ty are closely related. Health is a broad, somewhat nebulous
term that refers to a general state of physical , mental , and emotional wel l -being. A heal thy person is
one who is free of i l lness, injury, or mental and emotional problems that impai r normal human activi ty.
Heal th management practices in heal th care organizations strive to maintain the overal l wel l -being of
individuals. Typical ly, safety refers to protecting the physical wel l-being of people. The main purpose
of effective safety programs in organizations is to prevent work-related injuries and accidents.
Security programs in the heal th care field protect employees, patients/residents, cl ients, visi tors, and
organizational faci l i ties. Wi th the growth of workplace violence, securi ty at work has become an even
greater concern for heal th care employers and employees al ike. This Lecture and Research Update
describes standards that regulate heal th, safety, and securi ty in heal th service/heal th care
organizations (HSOs/HCOs). In addi tion, i t discusses some characteristics of successful programs
promoting heal th awareness, safety management, and securi ty and identi fies the persons responsible
for the implementation of these programs. In addi tion, i t addresses a few issues related to global HR
in the heal th care industry.
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