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    Health Care Ethics

    Developing Drugs

    Do you believe the current system of protecting newly developed drugs for seven years from going generic and thus allowing the pharmaceutical company that developed it to charge prices that not only cover the research and FDA approval processes but also create reserves that cover legal suits, failed research, failed approval pro

    Health Care Legal Liability Issues

    As a new member of the Institutional Policy Review Team, you are seeking information about institutional, professional, and personal ethical standards and dilemmas with respect to privacy of medical information, professional and personal ethical standards of Law and Tort Liability. QUESTIONS: Please response to the fol

    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?

    Meaning of a Saying "River"

    What is meant by this saying: "You can stand by a river, but you can never put your feet in the same place twice. The river is your life. It's not stagnant; it's ever changing."

    Employee Turnover

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

    New educational issues are posed.

    What are some of the issues that adults need to be concerned with and educated about today that were not as important in the past? Personal ideas are brainstormed.

    How often have you "put out fires?"

    How often have you "put out fires?" For those who haven't read Covey: Covey, in his book "The 7 Habits of Successful People" has a saying: Instead of beating off the alligators, drain the swamp. What do you think he means?

    Similar Thinking and Redundancy

    I once had a boss that told me, "If you and I think alike, then one of us is redundant." A good stance or a dangerous one? Why?


    Work ethic is an interesting concept. Do you think that work ethic is an age related issue or do you think it might be a job related issue or an innate characteristic?

    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