Unit outcomes addressed in this Assignment:
- Explain issues surrounding life and death.
- Define advance directives available to patients.
- Apply legal principles of advance directives.
Course outcomes addressed in this Assignment: HS101-2: Discuss federal and state health care regulations.
Your Assignments in this course will take you through “A Day in the Life” of a healthcare professional. You will be given the opportunity to apply the concepts that you have learned throughout the course to a variety of situations that a healthcare professional might face.
In addition to the grading standards found in the Syllabus, projects will also be graded on accuracy and application of course materials. Each answer should be at least 1 paragraph in length, including supporting facts from the textbook and references.
Read the case study. Respond to the questions that correspond to the scenario and upload to the appropriate Dropbox.
Each question should be answered in complete sentences, using correct sentence structure. Responses should be free of grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.
Read the Case in Point: Terri Schiavo and Case in Point: Angela Carder, found in Chapter 8 of your textbook. After reading the case, please respond to the questions below. Be sure to include facts from the textbook as well as other sources to support your conclusions. Provide in- text citations and a reference list.
Questions to answer:
- There are four types of advance directives listed in your text. Please list and describe them. Identify the type of advance directive Terri Schiavo could have used to avoid the legal battles surrounding the end of her life.
- Explain the difference between withholding and withdrawing treatment. Which method was used to end Terri Schiavo’s life?
- In the case of Angela Carder, what type of tort might have been committed (assault, battery, fraud, defamation of character, false imprisonment, or invasion of privacy)? Why?
- What ethical violations might have taken place in the case of Angela Carder? Be specific, using ethical principles and theories introduced in Unit 1.