Conducting an Environmental Analysis 1 CONDUCTING AN ENVIRONMMENTAL ANALYSIS BY MICHELLE TABB Dr. Prince Ordu HSA 599 July 30, 2018
2 Conducting an environmental analysis The health industry is currently being faced by many challenges and forces that affect the way of carrying out activities. There are forces from both inside and outside the working environment of the healthcare organization. External environmental factors 1. Physical environmental factors The physical environment in which the health facility is located affects the operations of the organization. Some of these factors include; pollution, access to the various health-related resources, and the overall community design. An environment that is not well kept and for the most part, pollution-infested, will always have many complications. The strategic location of the health facility and other health- related resources to the members of the community affect how soon they will be accessing the facility. In order to effectively help the people and have a good relationship with them, the facility must be as easily accessible to them as possible. The general physical environment can affect the health provision through the physical exposures. When the facility is within an area with many industries, then there will be many cases of pollution from air pollution, water pollution from the wastes released by these industries. Different countries and regions have their own environmental issues and there are many chronic diseases that are caused by the poor environmental care. The healthcare facilitators should then be always ready to handle such issues from their patients and educate them where needed.
3 2. Social environmental factors Social environmental factors include the issues related to safety, violence, and social disorders in general. The operations of a health facility are heavily affected by these issues. The environment within which the facility is located affects the type of activities that will be carried out most of the time. In the areas that are highly affected by violence have a complete way of carrying out the health activities according to (Menguc, 2010). The workers of the hospital have to constantly be alert since these violent activities happen very often. It is also likely that there may be attacks to the facility. The social participation of the people around the organization appears to be very important in the way of maintaining the stability of the social connections of the workers and the surrounding community of the facility. The existence of a stable and well supportive local social environment influences the operations and the relationship between the health facility workers and the community around it. The neighborhood conditions can create
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