This DeVry course examines the growing importance of legal and ethical matters in
healthcare from the manager’s perspective. Topics include legal aspects of
the corporation, and physician/patient, institution/patient and
institution/physician relationships. Ethical issues related to individual life-cycle
stages, health services institutions, third-party payers and public policy
initiatives are also discussed.
Week 1Discussion Question 1: Intentional Torts In Healthcare (Graded)Select one of the intentional torts discussed in your text
and provide an example of how this tort takes place in healthcare. As leader of
your own healthcare facility, what steps could you take and what processes
could you implement to reduce the risk of this tort occurring in your own
Discussion Question 2: Most Pressing Ethical Issues (Graded)
What do you see as the most pressing ethical issue in healthcare
Discussion Question 1: Delineation Of Clinical Privileges (Graded)
How does a hospital medical staff determine that a physician applicant is qualified and competent to perform all procedures requested on his or her delineation of clinical privileges? By way of process, what happens next once the medical staff has completed this assessment process? Why is regular reappointment to the medical staff important for patient safety?
Discussion Question 2: Ethics Committee (Graded)Identify an is..
Discussion Question 1: Roe V. Wade (Graded)What were the key elements of the court's holding in Roe v. Wade? Should the stage of pregnancy determine a woman's right to an abortion? What are the rights of fathers? Regardless of your personal opinions and religious beliefs on abortion, try to identify the legal principles and parameters outlined in your readings. We'll refer to these as we continue our discussion this week.
2: New Reproductive Technologies (Grade..
Discussion Question 1: Informed Consent (Graded)
Explore what is meant by informed consent from a legal perspective. What are the key elements that must be covered in order to obtain legal informed consent? And why is this concept so important to patients, providers, and healthcare organizations?
Discussion Question 2: Patient Self-Determination Act (Graded)
What are the key provisions of the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA)? Why was this legislation enacted and what wer..
Questions: 1-51. (TCO G) You are the risk
manager for a large hospital and recently have been assigned to review a
potential malpractice case for Dr. Johnson. The hospital CEO has asked you to
assess whether the physician and hospital are negligent in the care of the
patient. Discuss and describe the elements you will be looking for to determine
if negligence may have occurred. (Points : 25)
2. (TCO C) Advanced directives
have made it possible for patients to have important n..
Discussion Question 1: Death With Dignity Act (Graded)
Discuss the legal and moral implications of physician-assisted suicide. What are the key provisions of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act? What has been the experience with this process in Oregon since passage of the act in 1997?
2: Schiavo Case (Graded)
Read the account of the 2003 Terri Schiavo case in your supplemental textbook. If you were the CEO of the organization that cared for Terri Schiavo, ..
Discussion Question 1: Professional Liability (Graded)How does the existing U.S. legal system, as well as the need for professional liability insurance coverage, impact patient care, physician behavior, and healthcare costs?
Discussion Question 2: Risk Management (Graded)You’ve been appointed as chair of your hospital’s risk management committee. Describe the most pressing issues that should be considered by your committee related to risk management, corporate liability, ethical com..
Discussion Question 1: Healthcare Reform (Graded)
Based upon your learning in this course and your own personal and/or professional experiences, what are the essential reforms that must occur in the U.S. healthcare system in order to improve access, cost, and quality of care for all Americans? What does this legislation look like?
Discussion Question 2: Healthcare War Rooms (Graded)
What is a healthcare war room? As CEO of your own healthcare facility, how would you go about..