Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to improve your business writing
communication skills. In the field of health administration, you will be required to draft
professional documents in response to various situations.
Competencies: Upon completion of this assignment you will be expected to have
obtained the following skills:
1. Describe in your own words what the health administration profession is based
on scholarly resources and professional organizations information.
2. Compare and contrast various points of view regarding the health care
In addition, you will be expected to be knowledgeable of the following skills:
3. Analyze formal and informal communication.
4. Compare/contrast the effectiveness of various communication methods.
5. Design effective communications for a wide variety of situations in healthcare
Knowledge: This assignment will also help you to become familiar with the following
important content knowledge in this discipline:
1. Managerial/leadership functions
2. Professional Development and Life Long Learning
1. Search AUPHA.org website for information regarding healthcare administration and
2. Perform a library search for (3) peer-reviewed scholarly articles on healthcare
3. Compose a 2-3-page paper formatted in APA style with parenthetical citations to
support your observations. Use your references to answer the following:
• How does that AUPHA define healthcare administration.
• What qualifications, characteristics should a healthcare administrator possess
according to the AUPHA.
• How do you personally define healthcare
• What characteristics do you believe a health care administrator should possess?
• Compare and contrast your definitions to that of the AUPHA.
4. Prior to submitting your paper in the Class schedule and attend a meeting with the Writing Lab (either in person and online) for review of your paper.
5. Submit your paper in Canvas via the Turn It In Link and proof of writing lab appointment and attendance in Canvas via the appropriate submission link
6. Once your paper has been graded up will then upload it to your ePortfolio under the heading:
Writing Sample: What is Health Administration