Find the site for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and the Harvard Pilgrim Ethics Advisory Group (EAG). How is the EAG's involvement of a broad group of stakeholders facilitate accountability for reasonable decisions by increasing the likelihood that rationales that are adopted will be seen as relevant and acceptable to those who ar
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
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?
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 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
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
What is Fee Splitting in the medical profession wrong?
If our society is not healthy, it is a barrier to work, which can increase reliance on taxpayers for survival, increase homelessness, and increase crime. Who is undeserved or left out of health care today? What impact does that have on society overall?
Professionals who engage as educators in their chosen field face obstacles and challenges. These obstacles can arise from target populations, coworkers, other professionals in the field, and possibly ones self. Identifying these obstacles is important.
There are various obstacles and challenges one encounters when becoming an educator. These obstacles can arise from target populations, coworkers, other professionals in the field, and possibly ones self. Either way, obstacles that arise must be dealt with efficiently to manage one's credibility in the field they are educating
Write your opinions on the fact that throughout the 1980s most pediatric therapies were used without safety, efficacy, and dosing studies in children even though the FDA passed a labeling regulation that required statements regarding the pediatric use of a drug approved for adults.
A number of national, regional, inter-regional, and international ethical documents are norms that have been developed to guide investigators, ethical committees, the pharmaceutical industry, and other sponsors in the ethical conduct of clinical trials. Research and report on one of these: The World Medical Association's Decla
Write your opinions on this statement: "The dictates of medical and scientific ethics are sometimes at odds in clinical research; as for example in the administration of placebos to patients in control groups."
Create a brief summary of the information you obtained from each of the four sites. * National Institutes of Health. http://bioethics.od.nih.gov/ * The National Academies. http://www.nationalacademies.org/ * U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/ * The Ha
The article, "Paternalism," raises questions about beneficence, paternalism, and the physicianâ??s right to choose to not perform abortions. Drawing from the principles involved and applying the ethical theories, create a commentary on the article. **** Please see attachment. The article will help with answering this quest
Without mentioning names of persons or healthcare organizations, what ethical challenges have you faced in your profession, brought about by the actions or inactions of others (as opposed to ethical situations in clinical ethics). How did you deal with them? In retrospect, do you wish you had taken a different approach? Would yo
Summary of scenario Mr. Martinez was a seventy-five-year-old chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patient. He was in the hospital because of an upper respiratory tract infection. He and his wife had requested that CPR not be performed should he require it. A DNR order was written in the charts. In his room on the third floor
Summary: On September 21, 1971, an infant was born with severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID). The family and physicians involved, knowing that the baby had an even chance of having the fatal illness, had the child delivered by cesarean section and then sealed in a plastic chamber. Frequent newspaper reports on â??
With managed care, the charges that can be made for a particular condition are often predetermined and fixed; hospitals make or lose money depending on whether they are able to treat the patient within the confines of the predetermined payment. This has resulted in pressure on health care providers to reduce staff, reduce length
1) Provide an overview of your leadership model. In this overview (1) identify one type of impact you will make on society, (2) describe one area of focus you will take on serving society and community in order to realize this impact, (3) define 2 or 3 of the appropriate leadership behaviors you will display and (4) explain 2 or
Discuss how the 10 Ways to Cut Health-Care Costs Right Now relate to the 6 points of the "RWJF Blueprint for Change" that Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey describes in The Road to Reform. 10 ways to cut health-care costs right now http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/09_47/b4156034717852.htm Lavizzo-Mourey, R. (2009). The Road
Define, compare and contrast the three normative approaches to ethics. Give an example as to how each would be utilized in the health care arena.
a, In 100 words write How is the concept of a "liberating vision" different from the traditional definition of a "vision"? b, Give an example how does a corporate vision include a statement about the external environment or society?
Write about a leader that observed who demonstrate the characteristics of servant leadership: 1) Describe the leaders' stated attitudes/values. 2) Describe the leaders' behaviors/actions that have been observed. 3) Identify the areas these leaders focused on that demonstrated how they served employees, other stakeholders, com
Of the leadership theories and styles discussed in this week's reading, which comes closest to your current approach to leadership? Which do you find the most attractive with regard to your development as a leader? Why do you believe this to be the best approach for you?
ITPOSMO model of Conception-Reality gaps is presented in the success/failure of the health information system
Discuss how the following factors below relate to the success/failure of the health information system in the ITPOSMO framework: 1. Management and structures 2. Other resources: money and time
Jack is a billing and coding specialist in a busy ophthalmology practice. A friend has told him that if he uses the practice of unbundling codes when billing, he can create more revenue for the practice. - What does Jack's friend mean by unbundling codes? - Is this a legitimate way to create more revenue? Why or why not?
Using a search engine, find an article on medical malpractice as it relates to res ipsa loquitur. Summarize the article.
Abortion - what does it mean and what are the rights of the health care worker in abortion procedures?
What is the definition of abortion? What was the significance of the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court? Do individuals in the health care field have the right to not participate in abortion procedures and if so under what circumstances.
Why does a professional in the field of healthcare/healthcare administration need to know about research? What impact might research have in the healthcare environment? Where should one look to discover valuable research information?
Speculate under what circumstances a health unit coordinator could be held accountable for violating patient confidentiality, when faxing patient records. Would the health care employer also be held accountable in this situation? Why or why not?