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Assessing an ethical dilemma

I am enrolled in a graduate course that is focused on Current Issues in Health Law and Ethics. What is your assessment of the following ethical dilemma? A woman was near death from a special kind of cancer. There was one drug that the doctors thought might save her. It was a form of radium that a druggist in the same town

Medical Assistant Releasing Private Patient Information

It was discovered that a medical assistant discussed the medical condition of a high-profile individual in public. This resulted in the condition becoming publicized information. What were the influential factors in this situation for the medical assistant?

Analysis Paralysis

There is a thing called analysis paralysis where nothing gets done because you are not satisfied that all issues and angles to a problem have been analyzed. Yet, can a critical thinker make decisions with incomplete data, as long as he or she understands the risks?

Employee Turnover

Employee turnover is expensive. What is the cost of hiring a new employee?

Health Care Ethics

You are the office manager for a large physician practice. There are registered nurses, physician assistants, laboratory technicians, and x-ray technicians that also work in the office. Several of the physicians routinely use abbreviations in their medical notes and instructions to other staff. On one occasion Joan, a medical a


What are the causative microorganism(s) of Hepatitis B, Measles and HIV/AIDS?

Keeping Ailments Secret - Implications

"Should Job Hunters Reveal Chronic Illness? The Pros and Cons." This article appeared in the Wall Street Journal giving examples of folks who have kept the secret and those that have revealed the nature of their illness while looking for employment. 1. What do you think in terms of potential public health impact of keepi

Personal safety and ethical principles

In community health nursing, the nurse may find herself/himself in a situation where the nurse's personal safety is compromised. What ethical principles will guide decision-making in that situation?

Gathering information for preparation of medical records

Prepare a "medical records" overview for the Compliance Committee. Address the following: standard items in a medical record legibility retention of medical records ownership of the medical record internal monitoring Note: I do not need to address HIPAA in this overview

Research study of black men and hypertension

I need to write a nursing problem statement for a research project on hypertension and how it relates to young black men. I also want it to be about educating young black men about hypertension risks.

Data Analysis for a Self-Reporting Questionnaire

I am required to present a proposal to an ethics committee in order for them to approve my research project. I have no background in statistics, but am required to describe my methods for analysing the data which I have accrued from self-reporting questions. I can say that I would seek the help of a statistician, or use a cert

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

Health Policy and Medical Management Committees

Identify at least two medical management committees within an HCO and explain their roles. How can medical management committees influence the process of health policymaking outside of their HCO's? List some legal and ethical dilemmas to consider when creating new policies.