Medical error-Critical Incident

Question Description

Topic to write on:

  • Medical error-Critical Incident

1. Purpose of Paper, 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 a 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 is both a federal and state law. You must use the laws cited in this section throughout the rest of the paper. 

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

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

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

You are trying to improve the quality care in your health care organization. Thus, in this discussion area you are lecturing to specific employees, you discussed above, 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 and how they each are relevant to the employees’ critical responsibilities. 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 specific statutory requirement

b) Discussion of Employee Specific Critical Responsibility 2

  1.  Discussion of specific consequence(s)  for failing in this responsibility
  2.  Discussion of specific statutory requirement

c) Discussion of Employee Specific Critical Responsibility 3

  1.  Discussion of specific consequence(s)  for failing in this responsibility
  2.  Discussion of specific statutory requirement

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

Formatting and other admin requirements for the paper

Paper will be 5-6 pages in length not counting cover page and footnote/bibliography pages.

The paper must be:

  • Be sure and use the underlined headings found in the outline below in your paper. Paper must be in narrative format not outline or bullets. 
  • Double spaced and be 5-6 pages in 12 point New Times Roman font. [No deduction if paper exceeds a page or so.  
  • Include a cover 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. 
  • At 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 footnote all facts in the paper. For example use sequential numbers starting with “1” and this number should correspond to full citation at the end of the paper. Do not put footnote citations at end of each page but at end of entire paper. 

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