W2 Discussion Questions, Healthcare Workforce Planning
1. What are the five (5) major types of healthcare workforce planning? Provide examples of situations where each strategy would be more appropriate than others.
2. Healthcare workforce planning is often done after a shortage in a particular profession is recognized. How could planning avert those shortages?
3. Counting healthcare professionals as part of the healthcare workforce planning is not always straightforward. Choose a specific profession – such as nursing, dentistry or medicine – and then describe how the practice patterns of that profession or other professionals may change the effective supply of your specified profession.