Law

As the newly appointed assistant to the In-service Coordinator, your  responsibilities include ensuring all newly hired nurses and physicians  are familiar with the legal and ethical guidelines of the facility.

Discuss the following information in 3-5 pages, not including title  page and reference page. You are expected to use a minimum of two  references and utilize APA style:

  • Define corporate negligence. Research the benchmark case of Darling v. Charleston Community Memorial Hospital as  an example of a corporate negligence. Describe the legal issues in the  case and describe how the hospital failed its ethical duty to the  patient.
  • Define respondeat superior, and provide an example for two of  the professions listed below, of how unethical behaviors could lead to  an organization being held vicariously liable under the legal principle  of respondeat superior:
    • Physician
    • Nurse
    • Chiropractor
    • Respiratory Therapist
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Physical Therapist
  • Discuss corporate duties and corporate responsibilities and  explain the role the healthcare organization has in ensuring the  compliance of corporate duties and responsibilities

Based on the readings related to the “Majority View” (what you believe the majority of people would do), “Feelings,” (do you feel it is right or wrong thing to do?) and “Conscience”, describe the ethical dilemma presented by these scenarios and explain which of these factors would influence how you would respond to the following scenarios:

  • If you found something at a yard sale that was far more valuable than the posted price, would you let the seller know?
  • Is it considered stealing to take pens from a bank? What about extra napkins from a fast-food restaurant?
  • If someone tells an offensive joke, is it my responsibility to speak up about it?
  • Is it ever ok to sneak a peek at your significant other’s email?
  • My boss asked me to cover for him on his expense report by saying I was at a meal when I wasn’t . Should I do it?

Assignment Details –

For each of the scenarios above I’m looking for a 1-2 paragraph response to each scenario. Your response should include: 1- What you believe the majority of people would do. 2- Describe whether you feel it is right or wrong to do what is suggested in each scenario. 3- If there is an ethical dilemma, describe it and explain how it would influence your response.

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