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HCA 322 (Health Care Ethics and Medical Law)

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HCA 322 (Health Care Ethics and Medical Law)

Week 1

Week 1 DQ 1

Relying on http://www.ache.org/, the diversity and ethics links contained therein, explore the relationship between cultural diversity and the process for ethical decision-making.   What are the most important factors in producing ethical decisions?   Your initial post must be 200-250 words.   Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Week 1 DQ 2

Define the principles of autonomy, fidelity and confidentiality.   How do these terms support ethical and moral medical practices?   Do these concepts create any barriers to ethical principles?   Your initial post must be 200-250 words.   Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

 

Week 2

Week 2 DQ 1

Most states in the United States make physician-assisted suicide (euthanasia) a felony crime, punishable by years of imprisonment.   Discuss the ethical aspects of these laws, focusing particularly on a medical staff’s relationship with the patient and the ability to act in “the patient’s best interests.”   Also discuss the legal rights of patients, family and friends of patients, as they make difficult and emotional end-of-life decisions.   Your intial post must be 200-250 words.   Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Week 2 DQ 2

List and describe the three best and the three worst attributes of Health Care Ethics Committees.   Do you agree that the expanding use and power of ethics committees helps foster and ensure ethical standards are upheld in the medical profession?   Why or why not?   Your initial post must be 200-250 words. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Week 2 Assignments:

HCA 322 Week 2 Assignment (Euthanasia Assisted Suicide Debate) (1550+ Words)

 

Week 3

Week 3 DQ 1

Describe the main purposes of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986.   Provide thoughtful and thorough responses to the questions found in the case study, “Failure to Meet Ethical Standards,” found in Chapter 7.   Use at least two, outside scholarly sources to support your answers.   Properly cite the sources in APA format.   Your initial post must be 200-250 words.   Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Week 3 DQ 2

Detail the legal doctrine of Respondeat Superior and explain its importance and significance in the health care industry.   Explain at least two defenses to this legal doctrine.   Your initial post must be 200-250 words.  Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Week 3 Assignments:

HCA 322 Week 3 Assignment (Types of Laws) (1700+ Words)

Week 4

Week 4 DQ 1

Review the following website: http://www.priory.com/ethics.htm.   Discuss the tensions between the Hippocratic Oath and abandonment of a patient for non-payment of medical bills or upon receipt of an intent to sue letter.   Analyze the competing ethical values in either situation and provide your opinion on the morality of either abandoning or continuing medical care.   Your initial post must be 200-250 words.   Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Week 4 Assignment:

HCA 322 Week 4 Assignment (Issues for Health Care Professionals Pharmacists) (1450+ Words)

 

Week 5

Week 5 DQ 1

Detail and explain the differences between informed consent and implied consent.   What are the best ways to prove consent?   Your initial post must be 200-250 words. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Week 5 DQ 2

Chapter 14 of your text details a number of “patients’ rights.”   Which are the three most important in your opinion, and why?   How do patient rights affect how health care workers interact with patients?   Please make sure that you provide citations and authorities to support your conclusions.   Your initial post must be 200-250 words. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Week 5 Assignment:

HCA 322 Week 5 Research Paper (Do-Not-Resuscitate Legal and Ethical Issues) (3200+ Words)

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