HSM 542 All Course Discussions Week 1 to 7
1. Week 1
Week 1 DQ 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 facility?
Week 1 DQ 2 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.
HSM DQ1Week 2 DQ 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?
Week 2 DQ 2: 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.
Week 3 DQ 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?
Week 3 DQ 2: 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...