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Devry HSM 542 Week 1 Discussion dq 1& dq 2 latest
|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 facility?
|Most Pressing Ethical Issues (graded)|
What do you see as the most pressing ethical issue in healthcare today? Tell us why you see this issue as particularly compelling from an ethical perspective.
Devry HSM 542 Week 2 Discussion dq 1& dq 2 latest
|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?
|Ethics Committee (graded)|
Identify an issue that an institutional ethics committee may have to face in a healthcare setting. Discuss what the ethics committee might do in that scenario and how its decision might impact the operations and policies of the healthcare organization.
Devry HSM 542 Week 3 Discussion dq 1& dq 2 latest
|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.
|New Reproductive Technologies (graded)|
Advances in reproductive technology have brought about new opportunities for prospective parents, but they also pose some significant ethical challenges. Select any one of these new reproductive technologies to discuss. Do you feel that this approach is an appropriate and ethical way to achieve parenthood? Support your view. What are some potential pitfalls of your selected technology, and how might these be avoided?
Devry HSM 542 Week 4 Discussion dq 1& dq 2 latest
|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?
|Mandatory Reporting and Patient Self-Determination Act (graded)|
What are the key provisions of the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA)? Why was this legislation enacted and what were the goals? What must hospitals and other healthcare providers do to ensure their compliance with PSDA?
Devry HSM 542 Week 5 Discussion dq 1& dq 2 latest
|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?
|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, what issues would you consider most critical for your ethics committee to consider in that case?
Devry HSM 542 Week 6 Discussion dq 1& dq 2 latest
|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?
|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 compliance, and medical error prevention. What strategies would you adopt to minimize organizational exposure to risk in each of these areas?
Devry HSM 542 Week 7 Discussion dq 1& dq 2 latest
|Managed Care (graded)|
Describe some of the initiatives that have been used by managed care companies to control costs and to maintain the quality of care? Has managed care been successful in reducing costs for patients, employers, and our healthcare system as a whole? What is the future of managed care?
|Future Reforms and Healthcare War Rooms (graded)|
What are the future reforms which must occur in the U.S. healthcare system in order to improve access, costs, and quality of care to all Americans?
What is a healthcare war room? As CEO of your own healthcare facility, how would you go about creating your own war room, and how would you utilize this place in the leadership of your facility?
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