Hsm 542 Week 1&2 Discussion

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Week 1: Introductions/Overview: An Ethical and Legal Framework - Discussion

This week's graded topics relate to the following Terminal Course Objectives (TCOs): A| Given a situation related to reproductive genetics, genetic research, or the human genome project, develop a set of legal and ethical guidelines, which can be applied to genetic issues for the conduct of medical practice and/or research.|

B| Given the contentious debate surrounding issues of procreation, develop an institutional policy, which can be applied to the range of treatment and research issues related to procreation.|

C| Given the mandate for advance directives, informed consent, and the legal obligation to report, illustrate the application of these concepts in a specific area or setting, e.g., psychopharmacology, dementia, long-term care, acute care, home-care, etc.|

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Topics
Introductions (not graded, but required) |
Intentional Torts in Healthcare (graded) |
Most Pressing Ethical Issues (graded) |
Q & A Forum (not graded) |

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Intentional Torts in Healthcare (graded)|
Select one of the intentional torts discussed in your text and provide an example of how this tort takes place in healthcare. As leader of your own healthcare facility, what steps could you take and what processes could you implement to reduce the risk of this tort occurring in your own facility? |

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Responses are listed below in the following order: response, author and the date and time the response is posted. | | | Response | Author | Date/Time* |

| | | Hello | Professor Hijazi | 3/2/2013 6:28:48 AM|
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| Welcome class, 
Please read the text and ensure that you answer discussion questions to the fullest. This will be a very interesting class for all of us.  |
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| | | RE: Hello | Mary Claire Jennings | 3/6/2013 12:00:09 AM|
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| An intentional tort is one that is committed deliberately, such as assault coupled with the apparent present ability to do physical harm to another person, however no actual contact or damage is necessary. In addition, according to the text, it occurs without the consent of the other party. As a leader, I would ensure all employees know that there is a zero tolerance for this type of behavior |

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| | | RE: Hello | Yolonda Thomas | 3/7/2013 12:48:21 PM|
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| I will just add on to what your explaining as an intentional tort behavior or action. With this being a physical harm to another person this is not just a assault but also an poor moral judgement call on that person or persons within the health care or any. When coming to employees this should not be push under the rug but an annally workshop or professional class that all employees take to insure what intentioanl tort is and how to report it if is is taking place . |

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| | | RE: Hello | Gina Billups | 3/7/2013 8:30:01 PM|
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| Modified:3/8/2013 6:18 AM |
| To further add," Intentional Torts include intentional wrongs that involve a willful act that violates another person's interests".  Defamation of character, fraud, invasion of privacy, false imprisonment, and infliction of emotional distress are all examples of intentional wrongs. 

Out of all of the intentional wrongs listed above, I would say that infliction of emotional distress is one of the most difficult to recover from.  In the case where the mother was shown her premature infant, the emotional distress that was placed on this mother was unimaginable.  For a mother to have lost her...
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