Explain the value of various policies and procedures at the federal, state and local levels as they relate to the provision of healthcare and patient rights.
Assignment Objectives

Explain the value of various policies and procedures at the federal, state and local levels as they relate to the provision of healthcare and patient rights.

Assess opposing views of current polices and the implications from both sides.

Plan an implementation process supporting recent policy changes.

Compose a document to employees addressing recent legal and ethical issues which may require changes in how an organization operates.

Reading Assignment

Pozgar, Chapters 12, 13, and 14

Title Publisher Edition ISBN Term Course Code
Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals by Pozgar Jones & Bartlett 4 9781284089530 1702C HCM632-01

Assignment: Unit 5 IP

Assignment Description

Choose a health care issue with controversial ethical and legal implications that was at the center of a high visibility case in the public domain. Some examples of issues include but are not limited to the following:

Late term abortion
Assisted suicide
Surgical errors
Patient abuse
Parental refusal of medical treatment of minors for religious reasons
Transplant patient selection process
Access to clinical trials by terminal patients
Gender assignment for infants born with intersex anatomy
Survivor selection in conjoined twins
Access to illicit drugs for palliative care
Withholding hydration or nourishment
Life support continuation for brain-dead patients
Medical treatment for the elderly or terminally ill
Donor organ harvesting
Use of placebo in clinical trials
Use of patient data without consent
Stem cell research and treatments
Access to treatments not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Note: There is no time frame during which the case must have occurred for this assignment. Please note, however, that any case selected must be analyzed in the context of laws and policies that existed at the time of the case in addition to current laws and policies.

Perform research in the University library using at least 8–10 relevant peer-reviewed academic or professional journal articles that were published within the past 5 years, and complete the following to prepare your report:

Analyze the ethics of the case from each end of the ethical spectrum (ultraconservative to ultraliberal) from the perspective of 3 of the following stakeholders:
Patient,


 

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