ASSIGNMENT 1: Reflective Essay
This is an individual assessment. Students must not collude with each other.
TOPIC 1: Reflect on how a healthcare organisation can optimise both its human capital and its social capital. Explain the impact of an organisation’s human and social capital on an organisation’s sustainability.
TOPIC 2: Reflect on the mission, vision and/or value statements of a healthcare organisation of your choice and evaluate the nexus between the organisation’s mission, vision and/or values, and patient safety and quality of care. Explain how you would base quality improvement on the organisation’s mission, vision and/or values.
*Please explain in your submission, the reflective learning that has occurred as a consequence of reflecting on your selected topic.
Whichever topic you choose, you will need to access and reference at least six (6) peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as textbook/s to help you deepen and expand your reflections for this assessment task.
Please note that a similarity of 15% is unacceptable.
Due date: Tuesday 15/08/2020 by 10pm
Length and/or format: 1,500 words +/- 10%
Purpose: To demonstrate an ability to understand and critically analyse aspects of workforce management relevant to a healthcare environment
Learning outcomes assessed: LO1
How to submit: Via LEO Turnitin – Assignments should be saved with the file name
“HLSC606 Assignment 1 Surname First Initial.
Assessment criteria: Please refer to the relevant appended marking rubric.Please include the word count of your assignment on the front page of your assignment or in a header. Please note that in-text citations are included in the word count whilst the reference list is not included in the word count. Words that are more than 10% over the word count will not be considered for marking.
This unit requires you to use the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th or 7th referencing system.
See the ‘Academic referencing’ page of the Student Portal for more details.
Nel, P., Werner, A., Fazey, M., Millett, B., Du Plessis, A., Wordsworth, R., . . . Suseno, Y. (2017). Human resource management in Australia (Second ed.). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press
This text is a generic Human Resources textbook and has been recommended as it was identified as the best available text for the learning in this unit. However, as it is not health specific, the journal articles listed in the unit content provide for the focus on health once the fundamentals have been understood via the reading of the recommended text.
The publisher’s website is http://www.macmillan.com.au/
Other recommended references
Armstrong, M. (2016). Armstrong’s Handbook of Strategic Human Resource Management (6th ed.). London: Kogan Page.
Boxall, P., & Purcell, J. (2016). Strategy and human resource management (4th ed.). Basingstoke, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Clegg, S., Kornberger, M., & Pitsis, T. (2019). Managing & organizations: An introduction to theory and practice. (5th Ed.). Los Angeles, London: Sage Publications.
Collings, D., Wood, J., & Caliguiri, P. (2014). Routledge companion to international human resource management. London: Routledge.
Van Dijk, D., & Schodl, M. M. (2015). Performance appraisal and evaluation. In International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences (pp. 716-721). London: Elsevier.
Williams, D., & Applyrs, D. (2015). Making the case: Why diversity matters in the health care workforce. Diverse Issues in Higher Education, 32(22), 28.
ASSIGNMENT 1: Reflective Essay