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Assessing and Regulating Healthcare

For this assignment you are being asked to consider ethical issues in public health and health services. Using course materials, the Internet, and your Library you are to answer the following questions: 1. What tensions exist between protection of the public's health and protection of individual rights? 2. How should scar

Ethics in the healthcare community are noted.

Although often used synonymously, accountability and responsibility retain different meanings and actions within the healthcare community. These differing values are also synonymous with success. Issues of responsibility and accountability are addressed daily within medical offices, outpatient facilities, ancillary services, and

Medical law and Ethics: Rights as a Healthcare Provider

Given that rights have dominated several healthcare debates, how would you define rights as a healthcare provider and why? What are the consequences of your definition? What type of patient-provider model would best accommodate your definition of rights? If rights also produce obligations - how can both patients and p

Pros & Cons of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

1. What are the main arguments for and against embryonic stem cell research? 2. What are President Bush's views? 3. Does the U.S. public support embryonic stem cell research or not? Include recent statistics and poll findings.

"Quality" in Healthcare

Question: You are having a discussion with your co-workers about what constitutes "quality" in healthcare and why these are the essential components of quality. I am unable to find anything on this. Thank you for your assistance.

Policy Formulation: President Clinton's Health Reform Proposal of 1993

J.W. Kingdon describes the agenda setting stage of policy formulation as a function of the confluence of three "streams" of activities: problems, possible solutions to the problems, and political circumstances. According to this metaphor, all three streams must be present for the policymaking process to move to the legislation d

Scenario

Marguerite M., an eighty-nine-year-old widow, was admitted into the cardiac intensive care unit in Chicago's Memorial Hospital at 3:00 A.M. on a Sunday morning with a mas­sive heart attack (myocardial infarction). Her internist, Dr. K., who is also a close family friend, has ordered an angiogram to determine the status of Marg

Healthcare of Population

1. How do you select an appropriate public health model for a targeted intervention? 2. What is the importance of conducting a needs assessment? 3. How does one establish intervention priorities?

Healthcare Organizations and Their Environments

You have been asked to prepare a speech to deliver to an industry group about the following topic: 1. The unabated continuation of the proliferation and fragmentation of the health professions. 2. What are the desirable aspects of this fragmentation? 3. And what is the undesirable aspects of this fragmentation? 4. Should

The American Health Care Delivery System

Consider the costs associated with the American healthcare system, the contentions associated with managed care implementation, and the continued problems associated with macro and microallocation within the system. What ethics should guide continuing change in the American Health Care delivery system? Why? Please include refere

Decisions at the End of Life

Write a position document on Decisions at the End of Life indicating what the healthcare profession's legal and moral stance should be and why.

The Health Care of Populations

The class is entitled The Health Care of Populations. I attend the University of Phoenix. I am having a hard time trying to select a federal, state, or local health agency that covers these points. I have also never done a grid before. 1. Description of the Agency- I can do this 2. Explanation of the agency function- I can

Bioethics

Legally based ethics concentrate on minimum requirements. How does this relate to the three-tiered system of obligations? What do you feel is the greatest threat to physician autonomy? Why? Defend your answer. Practice guidelines are often perceived as a threat to physician autonomy. However, the true challenge to physic

Aesculapius and Hygeia: What would the healthcare system look like?

Robert Frost (1874 -1963), an American poet wrote the following lines: I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence; Two roads diverged in a wood, and I I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. There are two cults (options) within the traditions of ancient Greece -

The healthcare delivery system - Hygeia model

Robert Frost (1874 -1963), an American poet wrote the following lines: I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence; Two roads diverged in a wood, and I I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. There are two cults (options) within the traditions of ancient Greece

Disclosure of Information

For each of the following, state whether you think the disclosure of information was appropriate. 1 paragraph each 1. A young woman, who states she has just been raped, comes into the emergency room requesting a pelvic examination and a morning-after pill, but she insists that the staff not call the police. The staff

Stare Decisis: Healthcare

1. Why is law not an exact science? 2. What are the implications for healthcare? 3. Briefly describe beneficial effects to our system of law gained from the principle of stare decisis.

Ethics

For this assignment you are being asked to consider ethical issues in public health and health services. 2 pages 1.Is health care a right or privilege in the United States? 2. Are issues of ethical concern regulated and assessed adequately in the U.S. healthcare system? Why or why not? (2-3 paragraphs) For this as

Failure to Diagnose - Case Study

Please give me some idea on how to approach this case study. Case Study - Failure to diagnose Presenting Ethical Dilemma: A Physician Assistant requests an Ethics Committee to help decide if a patient should be told that his terminal lung cancer was discovered two years ago, but not followed up for treatment. Medical

Rationing Health Care

I would like to ask you: Do you feel that the United States should/must ration healthcare at some time in the future?

Ethical Dilemma

Read the case study and then write an opinion based on the facts which you have identified as being decisive in brinigng you to this ethical decision. Rationale should evidence critical thinking knowledge of clinical ethic terminology. Use the format below. Presenting Ethical dilemma: A 30-Year old single male Leukemia p

Health Services

I have some information for these questions, but would like some help. 1. What obligations do health care insurers and health care providers have in meeting the right-to-know of patients as consumers? 2. Are issues of ethical concern regulated and assessed adequately in the U.S. healthcare system? Why or why not? 3. C

Objective format...

Please rewrite the attached information into objective format (without emotions or feelings), without words that are "dramatic" or "derogatory". Make sure it is no more than 6-8 sentences. ... The following situation occured at a Hospital that you are working at. This patient went into the ER in the morning, complaining o

Medical Negligence

The legal concept of negligence involves three steps: 1.)The first step involves that which regulates human behavior towards others. This describes what duty is owed to others. 2.)The second step necessarily involved in the issue of negligence is failure or breach of the duty owed to the individual. Once duty to the indiv

Ethical Aspects - Dr. Solomon

1. What are the choices and trade-offs, Dr. Solomon has to make between medical care and his own financial survival? 2. Should he be concerned with his 'duty' to his patients as a physician and the financial 'consequences' of his actions to himself and the hospital, why or why not? 3. There was this patient that recieved a