HSM 542 Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities Complete Course Week 1 8 & Final Exam Devry

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HSM 542 Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities

Week 1

Week 1 DQ 1 Intentional Torts in Healthcare (Graded)

Select one of the intentional torts discussed in your text and provide an example of how this tort takes place in healthcare. As leader of your own healthcare facility, what steps could you take and what processes could you implement to reduce the risk of this tort occurring in your own facility?

Week 1 DQ 2 Most Pressing Ethical Issues (Graded)

What do you see as the most pressing ethical issue in healthcare today? Tell us why you see this issue as particularly compelling from an ethical perspective.

Week 2

HSM DQ1Week 2 DQ 1: Delineation of Clinical Privileges (Graded)

How does a hospital medical staff determine that a physician applicant is qualified and competent to perform all procedures requested on his or her delineation of clinical privileges?By way of process, what happens next once the medical staff has completed this assessment process? Why is regular reappointment to the medical staff important for patient safety?

Week 2 DQ 2: Ethics Committee (Graded)

Identify an issue that an institutional ethics committee may have to face in a healthcare what the ethics committee might do in that scenario and how its decision might impact the operations and policies of the healthcare organization.

Week 2 Assignment:

HSM 542 Week 2 YOU DECIDE Assignment (Margie Whitson)

Week 3

Week 3 DQ 1 Roe v. Wade (Graded)

What were the key elements of the court's holding in Roe v. Wade? Should the stage of pregnancy determine a woman's right to an abortion? What are the rights of fathers?

Week 3 DQ 2: New Reproductive Technologies (Graded)

Advances in reproductive technology have brought about new opportunities for prospective parents, but they also pose some significant ethical challenges. Select any one of these new reproductive technologies to discuss. Do you feel that this approach is an appropriate and ethical way to achieve parenthood?

Week 3 Assignments:

Project Background and Problem Statement (Physician Assisted Suicide)

Scenario (Should a Pregnant Woman Be Punished for Exposing Her Fetus to Risk)

Week 4

Week 4 Discussion Question 1

Explore what is meant by informed consent, from a legal perspective. What are the key elements that must be covered in order to obtain legal informed consent? And why is this concept so important to patients, providers, and healthcare organizations?

Week 4 DQ 2: Patient Self-Determination Act (Graded)

What are the key provisions of the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA)? Why was this legislation enacted and what were the goals?What must hospitals and other healthcare providers do to ensure their compliance with PSDA?

Week 4 Assignments:

HSM 542 Week 4 Literature Review (Physician Assisted Suicide)

Week 4 Midterm Exam

(TCO G) You are the risk manager for a large hospital and recently have been assigned to review a potential malpractice case for Dr. Johnson. The hospital CEO has asked you to assess whether the physician and hospital are negligent in the care of the patient. Discuss and describe the elements you will be looking for to determine if negligence may have occurred. (Points : 25) (TCO C) Advanced directives have made it possible for patients to have important new rights for self-determination of care when end-of-life decisions must be made, but they have also brought about crucial new responsibilities for healthcare facilities and their leaders. What are the primary responsibilities of hospitals and other medical facilities regarding advance directives? (Points : 20) (TCO F) Discuss three types of discrimination in the workplace and the federal regulations that have been implemented to protect employees from this discrimination. (Points : 25) (TCO B) Discuss two legal cases that have impacted abortion in the United States. Describe the specific ethical issue that was impacted by the outcome of the case. (Points : 25) (TCO D) Define informed consent and why it is important. Identify one legal case that has involved an issue of informed consent and the outcome of the case. (Points : 25) Week 5

Week 5 DQ 1 Death With Dignity Act (Graded)

Discuss the legal and moral implications of physician-assisted are the key provisions of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act? Under Oregon’s DeathWhat has been the experience with this process in Oregon since passage of the act in 1997?

Week 5 DQ 2 Schiavo Case (Graded)

Read the account of the 2003 Terri Schiavo case in your supplemental textbook. If you were the CEO of the organization that cared for Terri Schiavo, what issues would you consider most critical for your ethics committee to consider in that case?

Week 5 Assignment:

HSM 542 Week 5 YOU DECIDE Assignment (Case of Lydia)

Week 6

HSM 542 Week 6 Discussion Questions 1

How does the existing U.S. legal system, as well as the need for professional liability insurance coverage, impact patient care, physician behavior, and healthcare costs?

HSM 542 Week 6 Discussion Questions 2

You are the risk manager for a large hospital and recently have been assigned to review a potential malpractice case for Dr. Johnson. The hospital CEO has asked you to assess whether the physician and hospital are negligent in the care of the patient. Discuss and describe the elements you will be looking for to determine if negligence may have occurred.

Week 7

Week 7 DQ 1Healthcare Reform (Graded)

Based upon your learning in this course and your own personal and/or professional experiences, what are the essential reforms that must occur in the U.S. healthcare system in order to improve access, cost, and quality of care for all Americans?

Week 7 DQ 2 Healthcare War Rooms

What is a healthcare war room? As CEO of your own healthcare facility, how would you go about creating your own war room, and how would you utilize this place in the leadership of your facility?

Week 7 Assignments:

Final Project (Physician Assisted Suicide and Publicity-Oriented Legal Challeng

Final Project (Physician Assisted Suicide Powerpoint Presentation

Week 8 Final Exam

(TCO H) Ethics is defined by Pozgar as "a branch of philosophy that deals with values relating to human contact with respect to the rightness and wrongness of actions and the goodness and badness of motives and ends." Describe two ethical dilemmas you may encounter in a healthcare setting related to patient care. In the description, define at least one law or regulation that may apply to each ethical dilemma. (Points : 35) (TCO D) A patient's family may be actively involved in end-of-life decisions for patients who are incapacitated or incompetent. Compare and contrast two legal cases that address the rights of families in participating in end-of-life decisions. For each legal case, identify how the case either contributed or detracted from the rights of families. (Points : 30) (TCO G) Identify three medical liability classes and provide a specific example for each class. Explain how the individual or entity behaved or acted in a way that may result in legal action. (Points : 25) (TCOs E and F) Compare and contrast two common models for managed care organizations. For each model, identify the inherent incentives that exist for the physicians who provide care to the patients within the model. (Points : 25) (TCO G) Discuss the differences between risk management and continuous quality improvement. How do the goals of each program differ? What are the similarities between the functions of each? (Points : 25) (TCOs A and B) What do you consider the most pressing ethical issues surrounding genetic testing? Provide at least two examples, and explain why you consider these most important. (Points : 30) (TCO C) Identify and discuss the four components of HIPAA. For each component, identify a violation that may occur in a healthcare setting that might lead to an investigation by the OIG. (Points : 30)

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