What are some of the risks to healthcare workers?
Week Five Analysis Paper Response to a communicable disease outbreak (Covid-19) and how a health threat can quickly overwhelm local healthcare resources. While governments plan for these types of scenarios, often overlooked is the significant surge in need for additional health-care resources, which is lacking in many countries including the US. The public health system and hospitals could quickly be overrun if even a small percentage of the estimated people became sick, especially in a pandemic type event. In a situation like this, it is expected that there would be a serious shortage of equipment, pharmaceuticals, and personnel. Research has demonstrated a perception of threat and efficacy as key determinants in the willingness of health care workers to respond to disasters. Instructions Utilizing current academic peer-reviewed journals (within the last 5 years) you will examine how healthcare workers function during a disaster scenario. • What are some of the risks to healthcare workers? (Consider what this term actually means, who are considered healthcare workers? Are public health workers adequately trained and protected to work in an all-hazards event? • Analyze your local community’s current capabilities and determine if there is surge capacity. • Use a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats, and Opportunities) approach to document your analysis. Read Business Weekly’s explanation and example of SWOT . Assignment Format 1. Quantity: In this response paper, your analysis should be between 1000-1250 words [4-5 pages]. 2. Other: Graphics are welcome and encouraged but will not count towards page count. 3. Use APA Style Formatting