Ethics Case Study

  • Resource: Ethics Case Study Grading Criteria on your student website.
  • Read the case study in Ch. 4 of Medical Law and Ethics that begins, “Jerry McCAll is Dr. William’s office assistant.”
  • Prepare a 700- to 1050-word paper in which you answer the following questions:

o   Does Jerry’s medical training qualify him to issue this refill order? Why or why not?

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o   Would it make a difference if the medication requested were for control of high blood pressure that the patient critically needs on a daily basis? Why or why not?

o   If Jerry calls in the refill and the patient has an adverse reaction while flying, is Jerry protected from a lawsuit under the doctrine of respondent superior?

o   What is your advice to Jerry?

o   Identify major legal and ethical issues that may affect Jerry’s decision.

o   What problem-solving methods might be helpful to assist in making an ethical decision?

  • Include at least two sources in your paper.

·         Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

Week 2 DQs

  • Does a professional code determine what is ethically correct for those who are not members, or only for members?
  • What challenges of organizational ethics are unique to a health care organization?
  • Are the concepts of autonomy, justice, and beneficence, or similar concepts, useful for analysis of organizational ethics?
  • What role do mission and values statements play in organizational ethics? What role should they play?

Week 3 Learning Team Assignment: Code of Ethics Paper

  • Resource: Code of Ethics Paper Grading Criteria on your student website.
  • Research and select a health care organization in which you locate the mission statement, its code of ethics, and core values.
  • Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you discuss ethics in a health care organization. Include the following:

o   What are the organization’s goals? How are they tied to its ethical principles? Describe the role and importance of the corporation’s ethical values.

o   What is the relationship between the organization’s culture and ethical decision-making?

o   Is it important that the organization’s ethical values support your ethical values? Explain.

o   Is there a social responsibility for the organization in the community? Explain and provide examples.

  • Include at least three sources in your paper.
  • Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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