Any topic (writer’s choice)

    For this assignment, students are required to Write a Paper- Part 1 and Create a Video Report- Part 2 (a separate dropbox below) on an interview with a healthcare professional. This interview CANNOT take place in person. Follow state and local laws regarding Face Masks and gloves.  Please refer to UMGC’s formal response to the pandemic situation and the working environment.

    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
    OSHA and Employee safety during an epidemic
    Healthcare Quality Improvement
    Artificial Intelligence
    Social Media
    communicating with patients online
    providing medical advice to nonpatients online
    crowdsourcing for answers to clinical questions
    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 Employees 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

    Discussion of specific consequence(s)  for failing in this responsibility
    Discussion of a specific statutory requirement
    A specific real-life legal case illustrating the consequences for violating the specific responsibility.
    b)    Discussion of Employee Specific Critical Responsibility 2

    Discussion of specific consequence(s)  for failing in this responsibility
    Discussion of a specific statutory requirement
    A specific real-life legal case illustrating the consequences for violating the specific responsibility.
    c)    Discussion of Employee Specific Critical Responsibility 3

    Discussion of specific consequence(s)  for failing in this responsibility
    Discussion of a specific statutory requirement
    A specific real-life legal case illustrating the consequences for violating the specific responsibility.
    4. Conclusion Provide a summary of employees 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.

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