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HIPAA rules and regulation

HIPAA is an acronym that stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. HIPAA includes regulations that govern the use and release of a patient's personal health information. More relevant to the news media, HIPAA also limits the kind of information hospitals can disclose regarding patients. Besides

Conflicts and Ethical Principles

How would you sort through a conflict created when the four ethical principles each focus on a different and conflicting action?

Cultural Diversity and Teamwork in Healthcare Ethics

With increasing diversity in the United States, a question has arisen regarding what accommodations should be made to assist the diverse population. Some groups or individuals feel that in order to address the increasingly diverse population; we must employ a medical staff that is reflective of a community's population. For exam

Cultural Diversity and Teamwork in Healthcare Ethics

In the past, paternalism among healthcare providers was an accepted way of practicing medicine. Patients sought care from physicians and accepted their opinions and treatment choices without question. However, in today's healthcare industry, there has been a shift away from paternalism as patients become active in their treatmen

Patient's autonomy in a nursing home

Autonomy is one of the most important ethical principles discussed in long-term care. Often, autonomy is in danger of being sacrificed when a patient is in need of a higher level of care. Imagine you are part of the staff at the local nursing home. The administrator has asked you and a group of other employees to discuss the pri

Healthcare Ethics and Morals

The rising number of uninsured patients has led to an increased reliance on the hospital emergency room for routine nonemergency care. EMTALA ensures patients' access to the emergency room of any hospital, regardless of patients' insurance status or their ability to pay. Using the South University Online library or the Internet,

The Role of the Ethics Committee

Imagine you are part of a nine-member ethics committee at the local hospital. At your committee meeting, the committee is presented with the issue of a patient who has been on life support for the past six months and has not shown any signs of improvement or the ability to survive without life support. The patient has appointed

Sustainability and the Supply Chain

Please help me answer the questions below: Discuss why a sustainable business should be concerned about the nature of its suppliers and their operations. Is there an ethical imperative here? If so, does it extend to a responsibility (i.e. are businesses accountable for the behavior of their suppliers?)? If not, why?

Closed-loop model of business sustainability

Why does the closed-loop principle seem to be a common theme in sustainable business? What does it say about the relationship between human activity and the biosphere and further about how we should view business activity in the coming decades?

Development of Law

Given that all healthcare providers: - Must comply with the laws that govern them. - Should uphold ethical standards set forth by, for example, professional associations. - Should act morally towards patients, and others whom they serve. Do you believe it is possible for a healthcare provider to act legally,

Ecological Economics

Describe the challenges of ecological economics. How can an economic system address the issue of externalities equitably? How can the rate of consumption and waste generation be balanced while maintaining a growing population?

Corporate Moral Minimums and a Sustainable Society

Identify and discuss an instance where a corporate entity was responsible for an environmental emergency or problem while maintaining state, local, and federal regulatory compliance. What ethical questions were involved, and how were they handled? How does the issue of the adequacy of regulatory compliance intersect a multi- or

Ethics in Health Care for the Future

It is now 2020, and your career as a professional in health care is highly successful. Using your imagination and the knowledge answer the following questions. How important is the application of ethics to your career success? How has your knowledge of ethics assisted you in your career? What ethical challenges do you f

Ethical Considerations in Health Care Access

Think about each of the following roles: the patient without health care access, the patient's family member, a nurse, a taxpayer opposed to health care provision for all, an ethicist, a patient with health insurance who opposes health care access for all, and a physician. Then think about this statement: "The patient should hav

Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility

Consider as comprehensively as possible the application of corporate social responsibility where the environment is concerned. How do the Module Resources describe the obligation to legal or regulatory compliance relative to a broader concept of responsibility? What, if any, are the inadequacies of regulation (particularly with

Free market economy

Discuss the free market economic model. What are its virtues? What are its advantages and weaknesses? Please provide 2 paragraphs.

Introduction to Sustainable Business Ethics

Economics, Ecology and Ethics are the three pillars of the Next Industrial Revolution (Desjardins, 2006). In your own words, define each pillar and explain how the three relate to the Sustainable Business Paradigm.

Climate, Energy, and the Economics of Sustainability

What is a recent event that involved businesses having an impact for better or worse on the health of the biosphere? How does population growth affect affluence and technological development? Are these concepts really independent?

Short Paper: 2010 Kimberly-Clark Sustainability Report

Review the 2010 Kimberly-Clark Sustainability Report. After reviewing the report, answer the following questions: http://www.sustainabilityreport2010.kimberly-clark.com/index.asp. The length of the short paper is 2 to 4 pages. Does it appear that Kimberly-Clark is responding to traditional market demand patterns, or are the

Is Rationing of Health Care Ethically Defensible?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) promises great changes in the health care system. Coupled with the rapidly aging Boomer generation, this change may lead to an increased demand for services without an accompanying supply of providers. Do you think that rationing will be part of the post-PPACA future? How ca

Equality and Inequality in American Healthcare

From an ethical view, the number and degree of health inequities that exist in a wealthy nation like America is not acceptable. However, correcting health inequities is not a simple task. Think of an area of health inequity in your community. Using what you know about ethics and health care, answer the following questions:

Intellectual Capital Undervaluation

Why do you think intellectual capital is so often undervalued or taken for granted?As a general manager, what would you do to increase your organization's intellectual capital?

Ethical Concerns in the U.S. and Addressing These Issues

There are many ethical concerns for institutions of health care. Now that you have this overview, do some research and identify at least four (4) ethical issues, including Physician Assisted Death, that may exist for a local hospital or clinic near you. What is your role as a citizen or professional in addressing these issues?

Ethics with Physician Assisted Suicide

Physicians often face complex and painful issues. Given the prevailing current thinking in the United States, how can a physician decide what is the ethical thing to do when asked about assisted suicide? How can the physician respect the patient's wishes and still maintain an ethical practice of medicine? Please answer this in

Out of Hospital DNR

Briefly explain what you believe the premise is for establishing "Out of Hospital DNR" orders. Write specifically about a special DNR. The out of hospital DNR. Tell me about when these are used and why.