Clinical Care

Select a topic from the list below these instructions [must be different topic from the one you chose for Assignment #1] or clear a topic with the instructor. You must follow the requirements in the outline below and in same order as below. Must use my headings that are underlined in your paper. Failure to do so will result in -2pts from 20pts paper is worth. 

Headings for Paper 3

1. Topic

Specifically state the topic you have chosen for this paper.  

2. Purpose

Must specifically state the purpose of the paper which is to raise the awareness of an employee group in a specific health care department or division [not an entire hospital]. You must then state the specific employee group you are targeting [Nurses, doctors, medical techs etc.] for your awareness briefing and the specific health group within a health care organization the employees work for [OR, ER, HR, Administration, oncology, outpatient surgery etc.]. 

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. 

3. Discussion

The paper must discuss accurate information, supported by footnotes, for the setting with full discussion of the relevant state and federal laws, hospital internal policies and Joint Commission requirements and how they are relevant to you topic and the specific civil and criminal consequences for the employee and health care department for failing to follow the requirements. Must furnish two specific examples, with citation of authority, of what may occur if an employee fails to adhere to the requirements you are briefing. The examples must be relevant to your briefing topic. Must furnish citations of authority to back up all facts with links accessible by the instructor.  

Remember you are providing specific information to a specific employee group of their specific responsibilities and consequence for failing in their responsibilities. In other words, you are providing a roadmap so the employees will be successful. 

In the paper you may 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.  -1pt if I have to reformat the paper because of inclusion of graphics in body of paper.  

4. Conclusion

Summarize the relevant info you briefed the employees and its importance to proper practice of health care. At the end of your conclusion you must include a statement “For more information about this issue…” and include a reference or references that the employees may seek out for further information. But remember in the body of the paper you are to provide the most important relevant specific information the employees need to know to be successful without having to look up any requirements. 

Formatting requirements: 

The paper must be double spaced and be 4-7 pages in 12 point New Times Roman font. One inch margins all around. Include a cover page [not counted as a page] which should have student name and title of your paper [Provide a short name of the critical aspect of employee responsibility.] Must have at end of the paper a list of references in APA Format [not counted as a page]. No deduction if paper exceeds a page or so. But deduction of 2 points from the 20pts paper is worth if paper is less than 4 full pages. The paper is to be posted in Assignment #3 drop box. Paper should be submitted in word doc. No pdf papers as I cannot post  my comments in your paper.

Paper is due by due date but if there occurs is an extraordinary event beyond your control, then  you need to contact me as to the reason and then we can discuss a new due date if I agree with your excuse. In every case of an extension you will be penalized 11% [no chance for an A on the paper] for the first day late and an additional -.5 pt for each day thereafter, no matter the excuse, deducted from the 20pts the paper is worth.   

  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
  • Elder abuse Mandatory Reporting
  • Child abuse Mandatory Reporting
  • HIV Mandatory Reporting
  • The False Claims Act
  • Proper treatment of environmental hazards
  • Medical error-Critical Incident
  • False credentials of health care personnel
  • Medical Charting violations
  • Violations of HIPAA- confidentiality
  • Failure to treat patients in a timely manner
  • Research integrity
  • Patient Choice and treatment consent

weight

Criteria

40%

Critical Thinking Skills: Clearly presents thoughts and concepts. 

30%

Course Content: Uses, applies, and demonstrates understanding of course materials, readings, conferences, and instructor-provided content. 

15%

Assignment Instructions: Responds to assignment instructions, including all essential elements of the project description.

15%

Writing Quality: Writes clearly, concisely, and with few errors. APA format is followed. Citations are used. Clearly presents material. Easy to understand.

100%

Maximum total points