HLT 305 Legal and Ethical Principles in Health Care
This GCU course introduces students to major ethical theories, principles, and decision-making models that form the basis
for resolution of ethical dilemmas in the health care field. Guidelines for legal and ethical practice are also examined
from the context of regulatory requirements established by accrediting and certifying agencies.
Week 1 to Week 8: All Assignments - Bundle
HLT 305 Topic 1 Assignment | Personal Values and Moral Integrity -- $15.00
HLT 305 Topic 2 Assignment | Standards of Care and Medical Practice -- $15.00
HLT 305 Topic 3 Assignment | Benchmark - Autonomy and Ethical Principles of Care -- $15.00
HLT 305 Topic 4 Assignment | Consensus-Building Road Map -- $15.00
HLT 305 Topic 5 Assignment | Applying Decision Making Models in Health Care -- $15.00
HLT 305 Topic 6 Assig..
Topic 1: Ethics and Morality in Health Care
Throughout this course, we will look at many different scenarios, viewpoints, and medically legal requirements that at times may differ from your own value system. For this first assignment, examine your personal value system in relation to the professional values described in the assigned readings. Together, these influence your worldview and approach to ethical decision-making. In a reflective paper of 1,000-1,200 words, answer the following questio..
Week 1 - DQ 1
Explain the impact that culture, tradition, and personal experience has on ethical worldview. Does your worldview change over time? Please provide a personal example or experience.
Week 1 - DQ 2
The textbook discusses the eight stages of health care revolution. Which of these specific events do you feel have had the most significant impact on professional value systems? Why?..
Topic 2: Standards of Care and Medical Practice
After completing all readings for this topic, compose a 12-15-slide PowerPoint presentation with detailed speaker notes in which you
Define the standards and parameters that health care professionals must have in order to work within their scope of practice.
Describe the legal responsibility health care professionals have in relation to risk and the prevention of injury within their scope of practice.
Explain the impact of negligence, malprac..
Week 2 - DQ 1
Medical errors play a big role in health care. Understanding a health care professional's role in the communication of medical errors is critical to an organization. After reading Chapter 8 in your textbook, explain in detail your role in reporting a medical error. What aspects do you need to consider? Who/what/where/when and how is this error reported?
Week 2 - DQ 2
What are the differences between negligence and liability? How do these terms apply specifically to medical practic..
Topic 3: Ethical Communication Between Patients and Professionals
When examining the communication between a medical professional and a patient, it is important to see a real-world example of what that communication looks like. Please examine the example of a basic patient informed consent form for the common surgical procedure of gallbladder removal entitled, "Gallbladder - Cholecystectomy With Common Duct Exploration (Laparoscopic) (Cholecystectomy With Possible Common Duct Exploration [Lapar..
Week 3 - DQ 1
What are the limits of patient confidentiality? Are there situations in which a duty to warn or otherwise protect third parties might exist? Provide a rationale for your position.
Week 3 - DQ 2
We have a growing opioid epidemic in the United States. What role does a medical professional have in combating this crisis? Discuss the importance of the National Opioid Reporting Database and educational responsibilities of health care providers. Please use references to support your resp..
Topic 4: Consensus-building among Diverse Health Care Stakeholders
You will complete this assignment as if you have been asked to provide an engaging and informative help resource for new administrators that addresses the following topics:
How to navigate the needs and expectations of differing stakeholders: recognize and strategize for a win-win every time
Conflicting values and principles of different groups: what to look for, how to empathize, and adjusting your approach
Week 4 - DQ 1
Identify and defend an ethical issue around human reproduction. Utilize examples in your answer and cite sources appropriately.
Week 4 - DQ 2
What ethical issues surround the use of kidney dialysis machines? What roles do you think social or economic factors play in decisions? Do the rich and poor have the same access? What criteria would you use to decide who would receive dialysis if the resource was limited?
Week 4 - DQ 3
In health care there are often different backgrounds an..
Topic 5: Approaches to Moral Reasoning and Ethical Decision-Making
Your health care team is presented with the following case:
A 6-year-old develops a high fever accompanied by violent vomiting and convulsions while at school. The child is rushed to a nearby hospital. The attending physician makes a diagnosis of meningitis and requests permission from the parents to initiate treatment. Both parents are Christian Scientists, and they insist that no medical treatment be given to the child. The ph..
Week 5 - DQ 1
Why is competence sometimes very difficult to determine? Why is the ability of the patient to make an informed refusal so impacted by competence? When are patients legally allowed to be irrational?
Week 5 - DQ 2
What are the limits of patient confidentiality? Do you recognize situations in which a duty to warn or otherwise protect third parties might exist?
Week 5 - DQ 3
Kidder's ethical checkpoints is a decision-making model that is often used in health care. Provide an example ..
Topic 6: Wellness of Providers/Administrators
Complete the provided "Wellness in Health Care" document, where you will examine the importance of mental, physical, and spiritual wellness for health care providers.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
An important part of health care is the wellness of health care providers. Negligence in these areas can result in a tangible reduct..
Week 6 - DQ 1
Identify three ways in which we could embrace spiritual wellness within an organization with our medical staff. Provide references for support.
Week 6 - DQ 2
What are some options to reduce burnout with medical professionals? This is a more challenging question as workload reduction is not an option in many situations. What are some creative and inspirational ways to reduce stress in the workplace? Please share any examples you may have with the class.
Week 6 - DQ 3
We continue t..
Topic 7: End-of-Life Care
If you are a BS in Health Care Administration student, this assignment will be your portfolio assignment for HLT-305.
Physician Aid-in-Dying is a practice that is legal in a number of states within the United States due to the passing of the Death With Dignity Act. Additional reading is present on this legislation in the topic readings. Please make sure to research this topic prior to beginning this assignment, as you will need to apply this research to your paper.
Topic 8: Ethical Issues in a Changing Health Care System
This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.
As a group, examine a current area of health care research that is changing the way in which care is being delivered. Areas to consider may be technology, advancement of medical treatments, pharmacology advancement, HMIS, or gene research. Refer to the topic readings for additional ideas.
Create a 12-15-slide presentation with detailed speaker notes that addresses the following..
Week 8 - DQ 1
Consider the problem of rising health care costs and the current health care crisis. Offer some possible solutions. How is this an ethical issue?
Week 8 - DQ 2
What are ethical implications related to technology access in health care today? What issues in this area do you anticipate that we will see in the future?..