Ashford hca322 entire course (health care ethics and medical law)Document Transcript
Ashford HCA322 Entire Course (Health Care Ethics and Medical Law) PLEASE DOWNLOAD HEREDiversity and Ethical Decision Making. View the American College ofHealthcare Executives (A.C.H.E.) website. Using the Diversity Resources andEthics Resources links available in the left-hand navigation panel of the site,explore the relationship between cultural diversity and the process for ethicaldecision making. What are the most important factors in producing ethicaldecisions? Why? Your initial post must be a minimum of 250-300 words.Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.Autonomy, Fidelity, and Confidentiality. Define the principles of autonomy,fidelity, and confidentiality. How do these terms support ethical and moral medicalpractices? Do these concepts create any barriers to ethical principles? Why orwhy not? Your initial post must be a minimum of 250-300 words. Respond to atleast two of your classmates’ posts.Euthanasia Laws. In most states, physician-assisted suicide (euthanasia) is afelony crime, punishable by imprisonment. Locate and watch the “A Good Death:Case Studies in End-of-Life Care” video in the Ashford University Library FilmsOn Demand database. Discuss the ethical aspects of these laws, focusingparticularly on the medical staff’s relationship with the patient and their ability toact on behalf of the patient’s best interests. Also, discuss the legal rights ofpatients as well as those of their family and friends, as they make difficult andemotional end-of-life decisions. Your initial post must be a minimum of 250-300words.Health Care Ethics Committees. Describe, in your opinion, the three best andthe three worst attributes of Health Care Ethics Committees. Include a thoroughexplanation of your reasoning. Do you agree that the expanding use and power ofethics committees help to foster and ensure that ethical standards are upheld inthe medical profession? Why or why not? Your initial post must be a minimum of250-300 words. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide Debate. Review the Euthanasia ProCon.orgwebsite. On the top right of the home screen, click on the orange buttons andread the “Core Question” and the “Top Ten Pros and Cons.”Write a four to five page paper (excluding title and reference pages) thatdiscusses your position regarding euthanasia. Address the following:
1. Define euthanasia and identify the difference between the types of euthanasia(passive/active euthanasia)2. Discuss your beliefs regarding euthanasia. Are there any circumstances whenyou feel it is justified? Explain your answer.3. Define and describe the special populations as presented on the Pro/Con website, and how each population might be adversely affected by euthanasia.Discuss your beliefs regarding euthanasia and these special populations.4. Identify and describe the law(s) concerning physician assisted suicide in thestate you reside or the state you consider your “home state.” Compare andcontrast laws in your home state against either Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act oranother state of your choice.Your paper must be formatted according to APA guidelines as outlined in theAshford Writing Center. Include at least three to five scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources (one may be your textbook) that were published within the pastfive years and are cited according to APA format.Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986. Describe the background to andthe main purpose of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986. Reviewthe case study “Failure to Meet Ethical Standards” from Chapter 7 of your coursetext. Respond to the two questions listed after the case study. Utilize at least twoscholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources that were published within the past fiveyears and are cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the AshfordWriting Center to support your response. Your initial post must be a minimum of250-300 words. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.Respondeat Superior. Provide an overview of the respondeat superior legaldoctrine and explain its significance in the health care industry. Additionally,explain at least two defenses to this legal doctrine. Your initial post must be aminimum of 250-300 words. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.Types of Law. Write a four to five page paper (excluding title and referencepages) that explains which types of law detailed in Chapter 6 of your course textmost directly impact health care professionals. Include an analysis of how the lawand ethical decisions work together, or do not, and identify how the law hasimpacted health care professionals.Your paper must be formatted according to APA guidelines as outlined in theAshford Writing Center. Include at least three to five scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources (one may be your textbook) that were published within the pastfive years and are cited according to APA formatEthical Principles. Codes of conduct are standards that outline how individualsor groups of people are to act. The health care/medical community has their own
code of conduct, which is outlined in the American Medical Association’s Code ofMedical Ethics. This code is rooted in the four ethical principles of autonomy,justice, beneficence, and nonmaleficence. Using the definitions of these termsfrom Chapter 1 of your course text as well as your own scholarly research,explain these four principles and analyze how they are reflected in the Code ofMedical Ethics. Your initial post must be a minimum of 250-300 words. Respondto at least two of your classmates’ posts.Issues for Health Care Professionals. For this assignment, you are tosummarize the unique ethical and legal issues that a health care professionalmay face in his or her career. You may choose any of the professional positionslisted in Chapter 9 of your course text, or you may choose another occupationwith the prior consent of your instructor. Include an overview of the laws that bindthe professional, a discussion of the common ethical issues faced by theprofession you chose, and a summary of the legal requirements or ethicalconflicts that have affected this health care professional.Your paper must be four to five pages (excluding title and reference pages) andformatted according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.Include at least three to five scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources (one may beyour textbook) that were published within the past five years and are citedaccording to APA format.Consent. Summarize informed consent and implied consent with regard topatients. Analyze the differences between the two. What are the best ways toprove consent? Your initial post must be a minimum of 250-300 words. Respondto at least two of your classmates’ posts.Patient’s Rights. Chapter 14 of your text provides an overview of a number ofdifferent patient’s rights. Which do you think are the three most important? Why?How do patient rights affect how health care workers interact with patients? Useat least one scholarly source that was published within the past five years, inaddition to the textbook, to substantiate your post. Sources must be citedaccording to APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Respond to atleast two of your classmates’ posts.Focus of the Final PaperMuch of your coursework regarding moral questions and moral theory may seemabstract. This broad overview is necessary to have a complete understanding ofthe subject. Your Final Paper must be eight to ten pages (excluding title andreferences pages) and should synthesize moral theory and ethical considerationswith their application to a real-world setting/circumstance.Select a topic for your Final Paper from the following:1. Do not resuscitate requests/issues (DNR)
2. Surrogacy3. Wrongfulconception4. Organdonation5. Stemcellresearch6. Informedconsent7. Assistedsuicide8. Practices specific to diverse cultural contexts9. Your own topic, with instructor approvalYour Final Paper must include the following regarding your chosen topic:1. Identify a legal/ethical issue or dilemma within your topic.2. Provide the history of the issue or dilemma.3. Present current resources to address the issue or dilemma.4. Evaluate alternative or better solutions for the issue or dilemma addressed.5. Analyze the potential effects of this issue and predict how they may beaddressed in the future.Additionally, you must address at least three of the course learning outcomes asthey apply to your selected topic. For example, you could address the Patient’sBill of Rights as it pertains to a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order. Or, you coulddiscuss the elements of autonomy, fidelity, and confidentiality as they areincorporated in the ethics of organ donation. The three outcomes you select mustbe explained in relation to your selected topic.The course learning outcomes are as follows:1. Analyze the evolution and application of moral theory and ethical principles inhealth care.2. Discuss the elements of autonomy, fidelity and confidentiality. 3. Explain thelegal rights of individuals as they interact with health care services.4. Explain the process, including cultural diversity, for ethical decision making.5. Analyze the monitoring systems that ensure human rights, legal aspects, andquality health care.
6. Discuss the implications of the Patient’s Bill of Rights.7. Analyze selected ethical and legal case studies that have promulgatedprecedent-setting decisions.You must utilize at least eight to ten scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources thatwere published within the past five years (not including the textbook). You mayalso supplement your paper with interviews of agency personnel, comparisons ofsimilar governmental agencies in varying communities or service populations,updates on current legislative initiatives in the area, and ethical analyses of theissues and services involved with the current situation(s) analyzed.