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Situation: Ethics and Law

Situation: A female patient is admitted through the emergency department to the hospital. An emergency termination of pregnancy is needed due to immediate danger to her life. One member of the surgical team refused to take part in the procedure due to personal moral beliefs about terminating a pregnancy. A replacement was made i

Ethics Dilemma

Consider the age-old tale of the father who stole a loaf of bread to feed his hungry family. Stealing is deemed wrong by our society and is punishable by law. Failing to provide for one's family is neglectful and fundamentally wrong. What would be the dilemma and the implications of such a crime on the individual, the family, th

Identifying Types of Healthcare Organizations

Facing potential decreases in reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid, the hospital recognizes that it must seek ways to control cost. As a result, you have suggested to the hospital administrator that it is important that the leadership team have a solid understanding of costs associated with business operations. Like most bu

Systematic Approach to Changing Practice Based on Evidence

I truly believe that using a systematic approach to changing practice based on evidence when possible is required to improve patient safety and also I feel that multidisciplinary teams can make a difference in restructuring nursing units for better outcomes and less stress on nurses so that we can utilize our critical thinking a

Ethical Standards for Experimentation and Research

Please help with the following problems. Select a national healthcare agency and discuss the ethical standards that apply to experimentation and research expectations. 1. Identify the standards along with a rationale for the standards. 2. Is the code of ethics comprehensive or should other ethical standards be added?

Discussing Assisted Euthanasia

Hi, I need some assistance discussing the following (just want some ideas): - What are the ethical implications in the scenario of the Terry Schiavo Documentary? - What response should be given to the patient and family in response to their request for assisted euthanasia? - What are some ethical implications and obligations

Healing in the Bible

Select a story from the Bible (be sure to cite which version of the Bible and passages you are using) that addresses an aspect of healing. Summarize the passage and discuss the components of healing that took place. What led you to believe that healing took place? Was it a question of faith or something physical that took place?

Ethics and Scientific Writing

What are the social and professional implications of plagiarism? Why would someone risk their professional reputation and credibility by plagiarizing? Is it always intentional and if so, what are the ramifications of unintentional plagiarism? Can "accidental" plagiarism ever be proven? (Answer provided in approximately 150 wo

Abortion Ethics

Focusing on ethical principles used in resolving ethical dilemmas, discuss conditions under which it is ethical for physicians to perform abortions. - Be sure to identify and discuss applicable state and federal laws/regulations as well as ethical theories and principles. - Your opinions must be justified with evidence from

Health Care Organizations - GAAP, Corporate Compliance & Ethics

Please help with the concepts of answering this question: How do GAAP, Corporate Compliance, and Ethics combine to prevent fraud and abuse in health care organizations? With this question I'm describing the concepts of GAAP, ethics, corporate compliance, fraud and abuse. Also, it needs to describe and identify the relationsh

Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

What are the implications for society if physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia were legal in all states? What would be the benefits to the patient and what dangers exist?

Using Ethical Theories to Support Worldviews

Every person approaches life with a certain perspective or worldview which could be identified with a specific ethical theory. Which ethical theoretical framework best describes your personal worldview? Support your response with examples.

Good Samaritan Laws

Explain the principle of Good Samaritan laws. Discuss one way that you believe such laws are beneficial to society and one way that you believe they are detrimental to society.

Communicating with Patients

What are some of the ways that a medical care practitioner can communicate to patients who have little knowledge about the healthcare industry and may have difficulty communicating their symptoms?

Ethical Decision Making in Life Threatening Situations

Read the following case study and answer the questions below. ACME Medical Center has been damaged seriously by a recent hurricane. A helicopter that is trying to rescue people stranded by the hurricane has crashed, hitting the wing of the building where the pediatric unit was located. In the midst of the explosion, fire, and

Transplant Case Study - Mickey Mantle

I need help on a transplant case regarding Mickey Mantle. Mickey Mantle (former baseball player) received a liver transplant in 1995 due to his liver failing from cirrhosis and hepatitis. He received the transplant after two days when there is a waiting list of 40,000 people on a list that generally takes 130 days. He recei

Euthanasia description and related ethical implications

Dilemma: Voluntary/Assisted Euthanasia Provide: 1. A description of the topic and related ethical implications. 2. Obligations to your profession and work as a nurse. Can you please assist me with some information concerning the two items above?

Uustal's Nine Step Decision-Making Model

Uustal (1993) proposed a decision-making model that provides concrete steps in which to arrive at a morally acceptable solution when faced with an ethical dilemma. What type of an ethical dilemma have you encountered in the clinical setting? How can the decision-making model identified by Uustal's 9 steps be applied to this situ

Cultural Influence: Children with Cancer

I need help in answering the two questions below. Questions reference the article: Cultural Influence on Family Management of Children With Cancer Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing 2007 24: 227 Annaka Gustafson Thibodeaux and Janet A. Deatrick The online version of this article can be found at: http://jpo.sagepub.c

Non-prescription Samples & Ethics

Case: A physician is given non-prescription vitamin samples that are expensive and are to be given to patients of low income. Employees took samples home for their personal use. They tell you to do the same because you can save money and they will become outdated before other people can get them. Questions: 1. What sh

Tort Laws

What do you think about the role and success of tort law in promoting high-quality health care? Does it help to deter errors? If not, why?

Training Healthcare Providers Communication Skills

Healthcare providers need communication skills to effectively handle situations with patients, family, coworkers and employer-employee conflicts. How do you propose to train providers to have these very necessary skills?

AIDS and the health care practice

I could really use some help on this 3-4 page position reflecting views on what the health care profession's legal and moral stance should be on AIDS and the health care practice. Thank you in advance.