The maintenance of homeostasis is of major importance to all organ systems in the body and the overall survival of the individual. Explain how homeostasis is the maintenance of a dynamic range of environmental qualities rather than holding the internal environment at a set point. What would be wrong with a set point (say for body temperature) rather than a working range of temperatures?
The endocrine system is closely tied to homeostasis functioning. Give two examples of hormones (including their glands of origin and action) that play major roles in homeostatic processes in the body. What happens if these hormones are disrupted in their actions?
Also, look at how we adapt to survival in the outside world. Discuss how maintaining homeostasis gives us greater freedom of activity from dependence upon changes in the external environment. What happens during extremes that force our bodies out of homeostatic bounds? Give specific examples.
Why is the maintenance of homeostasis especially important during development of new humans within the bodies of their mothers? What can go wrong if specific homeostatic functions are disrupted?
Mr. Ally went to the eye doctor and complained about dark areas in his vision. He had never noticed it before. There is no pain.
- What is the diagnosis?
- Explain the reason behind floaters and dark areas in the visual field.
- How should the doctor treat Mr. Ally?
- Strategic Thinking
Select an organization in the health care arena you would like to work for. With this organization in mind, describe how strategic thinking could lead to the identification of opportunities for this organization to gain a competitive edge in the industry. Provide at least one example that demonstrates the importance of “strategic thinking.” Support your primary response with at least one scholarly source. Provide in-text citations and complete references for all sources used. Format your post according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.
- Market Segments
The U.S. population continues to diversify, increase in average age (primarily due to baby boomers), and to be influenced by national legislation (e.g., Affordable Care Act, Medicare Modernization Act, HITECH Act). Select a specific type of health care organization. Which market segments pose opportunities for growth, and which pose threats to the organization’s survival? Provide at least one strategy related to the assessment and interaction with its market and customers that will maximize opportunities and minimize threats. Support your primary response with at least one scholarly source. Provide in-text citations and complete references for all sources used. Format your post according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.