Select a topic from the list below [must be 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 group in a specific health care setting regarding a potentially critical aspect of their responsibilities.  Target the right issue, the correct employee population.  In other words you are either a head nurse or senior administrator thus your discussion should be as if you were lecturing 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.  -1pt if I have to reformat the paper because of inclusion of graphics in body of paper.  The paper should include in its conclusion “For more information about this issue…” and include a reference or references in your Conclusion.
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
  • Elder abuse Mandatory Reporting
  • Child abuse Mandatory Reporting
  • HIV Mandatory Reporting
  • The False Claims Act- the civil penalties
  • TB Mandatory Reporting
  • Proper treatment of environmental hazards.
  • Medical error-Critical Incident
  • False credentials of health care personnel
  • Medical Charting violation
  • Violation of HIPAA- confidentiality
  • Failure to treat patients in a timely manner
  • Patient Choice and treatment consent
Outline:  Outline:  Must use the underlined headings from the outline below in your paper and the paper must be in narrative form not outline or bullet format. 5% penalty deducted from paper if underlined headings not used in your paper.
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
  3.  Specific real life case illustrating the consequences for violating the specific responsibility.
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
  3. Specific real life case illustrating the consequences for violating the specific responsibility.
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
  3. Specific real life case illustrating the consequences for violating the specific responsibility.
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
 The paper must be:
  • Late penalties: Paper is due by due date but if there occurs 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 -1pt for each day thereafter, no matter the excuse.   The rubric points are 100 so in the rubric you will lose -11pts if one day late.
  • 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 4-5 pages in 12 point New Times Roman font.
  • Include a cover page [not counted as a 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 ]
  • A 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.
  • Be uploaded to your Assignments Folder by 23:59 p.m. eastern time on the due date.
  • The paper is to be posted in Assignment #3 drop box.
  • 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.
  • Footnote example below
In the body of the paper example:
(Healthcare Financial Management Association (U.S.), Ernst, & Young, 2000).
At the end of the paper example:
References
Healthcare Financial Management Association (U.S.), Ernst, & Young. (2000). Health care system reform: A provider perspective : survey results. Westchester, Ill.: Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Paper will be 5-6 pages in length not counting cover page and footnote/bibliography pages.
The paper must be:
  • Late penalties: 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 -1pt for each day thereafter, no matter the excuse.  The rubric points are 100 so in the rubric you will lose -11pts if one day late.
  • 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.
In the body of the paper example:
(Healthcare Financial Management Association (U.S.), Ernst, & Young, 2000).
At the end of the paper example:
References
Healthcare Financial Management Association (U.S.), Ernst, & Young. (2000). Health care system reform: A provider perspective : survey results. Westchester, Ill.: Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Grading rubric for Paper Assignment 3 is with assignment in Assignment area of class.
Criteria
Level 3
Level 2
Level 1
Purpose of Paper, topic chosen, applicable Federal and/or state laws
10 points

Provided comprehensive statement of the  purpose of paper, picked a critical health care issue, and  provided the title, statute and section number of applicable state and federal law.
6 points

Provided limited  statement of the  purpose of paper, picked a critical health care issue, and  provided the title, statute and section number of only the state or federal law.
0 points

Provided inadequate   statement of the  purpose of paper, and/or did not pick a critical health care issue, and/or failed to   provide the title, statute and section number of applicable state and/or federal law.
The specific targeted employee group and specific health care setting
25 points

Accurately  targeted a correct employee group  and health care setting. Comprehensive discussion of why they picked the specific employee group and the specific health care setting.
15 points

Accurately  targeted a correct employee group  and health care setting. Limited  discussion of why they picked the specific employee group and the specific health care setting.
0 points

Failed to accurately  target a correct employee group  and health care setting. And/or inadequate  discussion of why they picked the specific employee group and the specific health care setting.
Critical aspect of employee’s responsibilities
30 points

Comprehensive discussion of three critical employee responsibilities and the specific consequences for failing in each of those responsibilities. Accurately related the  applicable federal and/or state law as to the consequences and provided citation to support consequences.
20 points

Limited discussion of three or only two critical employee responsibilities and the specific consequences of failing in each of those responsibilities. And/ or limited discussion of the relationship of the  applicable federal and/or state law as to the consequences and provided citation to support consequences.
0 points

Provided inadequate discussion of three or less critical employee responsibilities and the specific consequences of failing in each of those responsibilities. And/or failed to accurately relate the  applicable federal and/or state law as to the consequences and provided citation to support consequences.
Conclusion
15 points

Provided a summary of employee responsibilities, consequences,  and the impact failing in these responsibilities may have on the quality of health care. Provided a  statement of “For more information about this issue…” to include a reference or references for further information on the issue.
10 points

Provided a limited summary of employee responsibilities, and/or consequences and/or the impact failing in these responsibilities may have on the quality of health care. Provided a  statement of “For more information about this issue…” but provided few  references for further information on the issue.
0 points

Inadequate summary of employee responsibilities, consequences and or the impact for failing in these responsibilities may have on quality of health care. Provided a  statement of “For more information about this issue…” and/or failed to include a reference or references for further information on the issue.
Information literacy
10 points

Paper is well written and  fully complies with length,  footnoting and referencing requirements
6 points

Paper is confusing in parts and or partially  complies with length,  footnoting and/or referencing  requirements
0 points

Paper is very confusing overall and/or fails to comply with length,  footnoting requirements and/or referencing requirements
Spelling, Grammar and formatting requirements
10 points

The paper is free of obvious grammatical, typographical errors and follows all the formatting requirements. The sentence structure and diction are clear, effective, and diverse. The tone and style are appropriate for the intended audience
6 points

There are noticeable proofreading and/or grammatical errors [no more than 3], but the errors do not significantly detract from the readability of the paper. Follows some of the other formatting requirements. Sentence structure may be rigid and unvaried. The tone and style are appropriate for the intended audience
0 points

There are significant proofreading and/or grammatical errors [more than 3], which detract from the readability of the paper. Other formatting requirements not followed. There are major problems in sentence structure or the tone and style are not appropriate for the intended audience.
Overall Score
Level 3

85 or more

Level 2

63 or more

Level 1

0 or more