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Health Care Ethics

Society's Role in Providing Healthcare

1. What is society's role in providing care for patients with disabilities who require expensive technology-based care? Should care be rationed by some method? 2. What principles of ethics can be used to make a case for HTHC? 3. Explain ways to strengthen and extend public health functions to address the social determinants of

Public Health Discussion

1. Explain the health care crisis and social injustice. 2. Explain the role of public health including health promotion and disease prevention in the health care crisis and social injustice. 3. What is the role of the administrator in institutional ethics? 4. What is the role of the public health community program leader in e

Ethical Decision Making in Health Care

I love to watch the episodes of the Glee because they take a look at things that are plaguing our teens these days. What are your thoughts on shows like Glee and others that show bullying and in a more recent episode, suicide attempts? Are they bringing a positive note to our society or negative? Please explain. What is th

Convincing Patients of Their Need for Treatment

How do you keep your sanity when patients think that you are intentionally harming them? How do you handle the situation? Has any one situation made you rethink what you are doing and whether this is the best place for you? Please explain your answers.

Assisted Suicide & Ethics of Involuntary Quarantine

1. What are your thoughts on the ethics of assisted suicide? 2. What are your thoughts on the ethics of involuntary quarantine (long term or permanent) of persons with communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS?

The Ethical Decision-Making Model and Health Care

A. 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 can you give me or have you encountered in the clinical setting? How can the decision-making model identified by Uustal be applied

Ethical Decision Making in Health Care

Objectives: Describe health care situations which present ethical dilemmas for individual clients and their caregivers. Examine the effects of paternalism on a patient's right to exercise autonomy and self-determination. Utilize ethical theories, principles, and a decision-making framework to propose a resolution to ethica

Patient Charting Discussion

Discuss the correct way of charting in a patient's record. Analyze the impact of poor documentation in patient care? Give one or two examples. Explain possible legal concerns for poor documentation.

physician malpractice suits

Discuss how physician malpractice suits can be decreased. How can a doctor be sued for malpractice? What current practices do doctors perform in order to avoid law suits? What are the impacts of these practices? How can one check for any malpractice suit against a doctor?

Patient complaints

Analyze why patients are sometimes reluctant to complain about their health care. What could be some reasons for the reluctance to complain? How can medical providers encourage patients to express concerns about their health care? How can confidence to complain be developed among patients?

Key Ethical Theory Concepts

What are the key concepts or features of autonomy? Beneficence? What are the important implications or justifications for these theories in health care ethics? How might the health care organizations apply them?

Corporate Culture Administrators Accountability

What actions can an administrator take to create a corporate culture that promotes ethical decision making? How can an administrator encourage accountability and social responsibility in health care organizations?

Health ethics are demonstrated.

Mary Smith was admitted to Jones Memorial Hospital after being involved in an automobile accident. Her injuries were not severe, but she was admitted for observation when examination revealed possible bleeding in the cranial cavity. Upon admission, she was in a semi-stupor with impaired reactions, possibly due to illegal drug us

Discussion on Ethics Committees

Please discuss the following: What are the roles ethics committees and institutional compliance offices play in administrative ethical issues?

Organizational goals and ethical principles

Our Mission, Vision, and Values Our mission sets a clear focus for our work. Our values define how we carry out the mission. Our vision demands that we consistently and effectively live up to both. Our Mission Catholic Healthcare West and our Sponsoring Congregations are committed to furthering the healing ministry of Jesu

Medical Terminology

You are talking with some of the medical assistants about your work. A few of them were complaining that they did not understand why they needed to know terms that were associated with all of the body systems because they only deal with conditions and procedures in just a few systems. â?¢ Answer the following questions:

Euthanasia is debated.

Euthanasia, right to die legislation, and viatical settlements are all controversial topics for many reasons. Describe one reason for each controversial area. Provide your opinion as to the whether or not each is ethical, moral, and/or practical.

Health Law and Ethic

Identify and describe a health care news situation that affects a healthcare organization such as a hospital, clinic or insurance company.

Medical Office Procedures

In reviewing the office's profit and loss statement, the office manager notices a discrepancy between the stated revenue and cash deposits. In fact, it appears that the office may have incorrectly booked $275,000 in revenue for the month. If this error turns out to be a fact, then the office will be unable to meet all of its fin

Medical Office Operations

The point of a medical office is to help people, but it is a business that needs to generate money to stay open. please include the following: - Identify the difference between billable revenue and collections. - Consider how a medical office might be helped or hindered by a disparity between receivables and collections. -

Mickey Mantle's liver transplant is debated.

Mickey Mantle, a Baseball Hall of Famer, received a liver transplant after only two days of the transplant team searching for a liver instead of the normal 130 day average. Many people claimed that as a famous person, Mantle received preferential treatment and it was simply unethical for this to have occurred. However, others de

Types of Medical Records..

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of computer-based versus paper-based medical records. Do you prefer paper-based medical records or computer-based records? Explain. Make sure that in you discuss the pros and cons of each type of record, paper and electronic and not just the one you prefer. Remember to include which one y

HIPAA's Effectiveness

Do you feel enough has been done to ensure the confidentiality of patient information and records? Or, do you feel the legislation has gone too far? Are HIPAA and the Privacy Rule effective and practical in today's healthcare setting?

Stem cell research

Make a case against using fertilized human embryos (blastocysts) for harvesting their stem cells for research. What are the ethical considerations of taking a human life at the embryo stage to ostensibly "find a cure" for some other disease. Is that a valid reason?

Office Communication in Healthcare

Office communication must be direct, sincere, and accurate. Communication must also be done in a way that creates value for the patient (or customer). Identifying bad communication will help show steps that should not be taken in the future. Task: You are training a new member of the medical team. Your boss has stressed

Evaluate medical office procedures.

Efficient communication in the medical field is very important, especially between patients and the doctor or medical assistant. Explain the basic process of effective communication. Discuss the importance of communication in providing excellent customer service. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of effective communi