A hypothetical female patient was recently diagnosed with type II diabetes. Choose a background for this patient.
1. State the social/ethnic background you have chosen for this patient. Examples of some ethnically and culturally diverse groups you might choose:
-Caucasian, African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, or mixed ethnicity
Rural community or urban community
-Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, or other religion
2. Explain how social determinants of health and background might impact this patient’s management of diabetes and the state of her health.
3. Conclude the post with your thoughts on how segmenting (grouping) patients with diabetes (or another common health condition, such as heart disease) could improve their care management.
Ginter, P. M., Duncan, J. W., & Swayne, L. E. (2013). The strategic management of healthcare organizations(7th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations – 180 Day Option, 7th Edition Peter M. Ginter 2013