Discovering Case Analysis
1) First, Visit the following website. More specifically, skim through the website to see what this organization has to offer, as well as what they have to say about the healthcare field.

Next, write 10 possible topics you can think of after viewing this website (i.e. after Brainstorming). The topics do not necessarily have to relate directly to the topics found on the website, but they should be viable topics that you could actually use to complete the Case Analysis assignment for this class. In other words, viewing this website is meant to help you think about, and possibly come up with, ideas for topics for this assignment.

2) Second, Another key aspect of writing a good Case Analysis is separating problems from symptoms. One major problem in society today – whether it’s a technical, economic, political, ethical, etc. problem – is that often people confuse symptoms with problems.

Here is a simple example: Let’s say the “problem” is that you don’t like writing. Consequently, you tend to earn mostly Cs on your papers in college. However, is that really the “problem” or is it a symptom of something else? A thorough analysis might reveal, for example, that the real reason you dislike writing is because you never have enough time to write your papers. You procrastinate (as many of us do, including professors!), you work full-time, and you have a host of other responsibilities. So is the problem really your attitude toward writing? Or is it your time management skills? A thorough analysis might suggest the real problem is the latter.

And here’s a more complex example: consider the problems the Chesapeake Bay currently faces. There’s overfishing, pollution, extensive urban and residential development along its shorelines, poor sewage treatment facilities, etc. Those items are usually considered the top problems by most experts. However, are those symptoms or problems? Are they the source of all the Bay’s challenges or is there something more profound happening here. What do all of those problems have in common? Some would say they all require some type of government regulation, but the real problem is that the Bay is essentially co-managed by two politically and culturally different states, Virginia and Maryland. One state may pass legislation that addresses the pollution issue, but still, pollution problems persist. Why? Because the other state didn’t pass such legislation. Thus, pollution regulation is more of a symptom of a larger governance problem.
So…identify two problems that are usually considered symptoms. First, explain the problem, and then explain three symptoms of each problem. One problem should be related to Health Systems Management, and the other should be related to a general societal problem.

3) Third, Please complete the following exercise

A) It is crucial to understand proper grammar. Please spend some time visiting the following grammar links:
Using these sites for assistance, please post three rules of grammar, followed by an example applying each rule. Please try not to overlap rules with students who have already posted.

For example, the first rule you post might look like this:
1. Use a comma to separate three of more elements in a series, including the last two.
Example: “When John came home from school, he ate a snack, finished his homework, and walked the dog.”

Choose rules and examples that were informative and helpful to you and avoid rules that have already been posted.

B) After you have completed your three rules and reviewed other students’ posts, go here and take the online grammar mastery quiz. Unless you received 100%, please share with the class a rule (or rules) of grammar that you learned that you did not know before taking this quiz.


Discovering Case Analysis