“A Day in the Life” of a healthcare professional

“A Day in the Life” of a healthcare professional

“A Day in the Life” of a healthcare professional


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 an in-text citation. Directions:

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.

Case Study: Read the Case in Point: Good Samaritan Home, found in Chapter 7 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.

1. Define civil and criminal law. Could these case facts give rise to a criminal case, a civil case, or both? Explain your answer.

2. What intentional torts do you think the nursing aides committed? Please give a definition for each intentional tort that you choose with an explanation of why you chose that tart.

3. Who is ultimately responsible for the supervision of the nursing aides in this case? Define and identify the doctrine which could be used to find them liable.

4. Define negligence. Identify the four components of negligence and how each applies in this case.

5. You work as a medical assistant at Good Samaritan Home and overhear the nursing aides talking about their inappropriate actions. Define and choose one of the following ethical approaches and explain how it would help you decide what action to take: virtue based, consequential, or duty-based?