Raising Organizational Awareness

Background: For this interview, I plan on interviewing an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC-I) that is working in a hospital in California. Please write the paper using Federal and California Laws.

Select a topic from the list below [must be a different topic from the one you chose for Assignment #l] or clear a topic with the Instructor beforehand.

The purpose of this assignment is to raise the awareness of a specific employee in a specific health care setting regarding a potentially critical aspect of his/her responsibilities. Target the right issue, the correct employee.  In other words, the employee should be either a head nurse or senior administrator thus your discussion should be as you are interviewing specific employees on their specific responsibilities and the specific consequences of failing in those responsibilities.

For example, The False Credentials paper issue would be for HR offices while the Critical Event might be for operating room technicians. Patient Treatment Consent might be a good paper for a Palliative Care Organization or an Oncology Clinic discharge planning staff. The paper must discuss accurate information for the setting with full consideration of the relevant state and federal laws with citations that are accessible by the instructor. The paper can ask questions and use graphics to deliver certain points of information but the graphics must be an addendum to the paper and not in the body of the paper. The paper should include in its conclusion “For more information about this issue…” and include a reference or references in your Conclusion.

TOPICS

  • Elder Abuse Mandatory Reporting
  • Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting
  • False credentials of health care personnel
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Liability (Healthcare Professionals)
  • Peer Review
  • Physician-Hospital Contracting
  • Telemedicine
  • Telehealth
  • Healthcare Quality Improvement
  • Social Media (1. communicating with patients online, 2.providing medical advice to nonpatients online 3.crowdsourcing for answers to clinical questions and 4. providers forming online friendships with patients)

WRITE THE PAPER-Part 1.

Outline: Must use the headings from the outline below in your paper and the paper must be in a narrative form not outline or bullet format. A penalty will be deducted from paper if underlined headings not used in your paper.

1. Purpose of Paper, the topic chosen, applicable Federal and/or state laws

State the purpose of the paper and discuss why you chose the particular topic, and provide the official title of the applicable federal and/or state law, the statute and section number.  Must be either a federal/state statute and you must cite both, if applicable. Thus if there is both a federal and state law that covers the subject you selected, then you must cite both the applicable federal and state law. Summarize in this paragraph the relevant language from the law that applies to your issue.  If there is a relevant health care organizational policy that you can find, then please add that also. Do not assume that there is just a federal and or state law. In most cases, there are both federal and state laws. You must use the laws cited in this section throughout the rest of the paper.

2. The specifically targeted employee group and specific health services setting

Pick a specific health care setting and specific employee within the health care setting and then discuss, in detail, why you picked the specific employee and the specific health care setting.  Examples of health care settings are the ER, the OR, nursing facilities, etc. Specific employee group may include doctors, nurses, program administrators, etc. Please be mindful to tailor your assignment to a specific employee and specific health care setting. Do not discuss your topic in general terms.

  • The information gathered from the interview with healthcare should be incorporated into the written paper in a paraphrased or quoted format (no more than 15% of the text for all citations in total).

3. Discussion of Three Critical Aspects of Employee’s responsibilities

You are trying to improve the quality of care in your health care organization. Thus, in this discussion area, you are using the information you gathered from interviewing a specific employee about their specific responsibilities and the specific consequences of failing in those three responsibilities. You must discuss at least three (3) specific employee critical responsibilities. You must also specifically relate the applicable federal and/or state law as to the specific consequences [you may also add relevant hospital policies as well if found] for failing in each of those responsibilities and provide citations to support the consequences. Be sure and include in the discussion the relevant law and hospital policies. Describe how each of them is relevant to the employees’ critical responsibilities. The outline below is to help you organize your thoughts but you must use a narrative format to discuss each area.  Be sure and use my underlined headings below.

a)     Discussion of Employee Specific Critical Responsibility 1

  1. Discussion of specific consequence(s)  for failing in this responsibility
  2. Discussion of a specific statutory requirement
  3. A specific real-life legal case illustrating the consequences for violating the specific responsibility.

b)     Discussion of Employee Specific Critical Responsibility 2

  1. Discussion of specific consequence(s)  for failing in this responsibility
  2. Discussion of a specific statutory requirement
  3. A specific real-life legal case illustrating the consequences for violating the specific responsibility.

c)     Discussion of Employee Specific Critical Responsibility 3

  1. Discussion of specific consequence(s)  for failing in this responsibility
  2. Discussion of a specific statutory requirement
  3. A specific real-life legal case illustrating the consequences for violating the specific responsibility.

4. Conclusion – Provide a summary of employee’s critical responsibilities, consequences and the impact failing in those critical responsibilities may have on the quality of health care. Also, add a statement “For more information about this issue…” and include a reference or references for further information on the issue you discussed.

5. References

End of headings

The paper must be:

  • Be sure and use the headings found in the outline in your paper. The paper must be in a narrative format, not outline or bullets.
  • Double spaced and be 4-5 pages in 12 point New Times Roman font.
  • Include a cover page [not counted as a page] which should have student name and title of your paper [Provide a short name for the legal responsibility the specific health care organization has for one type of patient right in a specific setting ]
  • A the end of the paper a list of references in APA Format [not counted as a page]
  • Be prepared using word-processing software and saved with a .doc, .docx, or .rtf extension. No pdf.
  • Must cite to the source for all your facts in the text of your paper in APA format.

Example of an in-text citation:

(Ernst, & Young, 2000 p14).

Example of the source cited on Reference page in APA format:

References

Healthcare Financial Management Association (U.S.), Ernst, & Young. (2000). Health care system reform: A provider perspective: survey results. Westchester, Ill.: Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Paper will be 4-5 pages in length not counting cover page and reference pages.

Grading rubric for Paper Assignment #3 is with the assignment in the Assignment area of class.

Purpose of Paper, Topic Chosen, Proper Titles of Laws, & Specific Targets 35%

Relevant federal and state statutes are all current and properly titled. Research represents a thorough canvass of the law and secondary sources. Demonstrated high degree of logic and reasoning when discussing the law and connecting to main points regarding purpose of the paper and the setting/employee targets.

Critical Aspects of Employees Responsibilities & Real Life Cases 35%

Student provided extensive original analysis of critical aspects of employee responsibilities under the applicable law, and civil/criminal legal consequences. Goes substantially beyond points raised in classroom reading and discussions. Student has identified three (3) real life cases that are precedent, seminal, or not previously discussed in the Discussion Boards by the student, other students or the Professor.

Conclusion & Reference for More Information 15%

Student offers original summary of findings, in paper , with reference to research. Thought provoking or interesting conclusion that ties everything together and furthers the thesis of the paper.

Attention to Instructions

Student demonstrated a full understanding of requirements; responded to each aspect of assignment; correctly developed required document format.

Clarity; grammar & APA 15%

Student’s writing is clear and easy to follow; grammar and spelling are all correct; formatting gives a professional look and adds to readability, no APA style errors


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