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Choose a health problem in the human population. Some examples include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer of a specific organ, an infectious disease, etc.
Describe the biological and physiological aspects of the health problem and potential chemical treatments or pathways that are affected.
Discuss the natural progression of chronic diseases, or the natural history of infectious or exposure-related illnesses.
What are the potential outcomes of the disease (recovery or death), and what leads to those potential outcome(s)?
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Introduction Any working in healthcare has heard the words “Joint Commission.” It can result in a major panic among

Any working in healthcare has heard the words “Joint Commission.” It can result in a major panic among staff and management. It means that it is time for the review by this well-known accrediting body. Accreditation in healthcare means a process by which a professional agency grants recognition based upon a demonstrated ability to meet predetermined criteria for established standards (Accreditation, n.d.). When an organization is scheduled for one of these reviews, there is a scurry of activity to check and double-check that we are following the established standards. However, over the past few years, Joint Commission has come under fire for some of its practices and ability to objectively rate organizations. Many feel that it is no longer able to fairly assess organizations. In fact, some organizations are considering if it is necessary to seek or keep this seal of approval. According to one author, hospital leaders have kicked around the idea of foregoing Joint Commission accreditation for some time now but haven’t take the step to actually do it (Should you tell, 1998). There are many factors to consider. After all, despite its issues, the Joint Commission does provide a valuable service through its inspections and standard.


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Should you tell the Joint Commission to take a hike? Maybe, but be careful (Links to an external site.). (1998). Retrieved from
Unit Learning Outcome
ULO1: Compare and contrast the features of various accrediting bodies (CLO 1 and 2).

For this week’s assignment, we will explore the benefit and alternatives of accrediting bodies. Your organization has decided to make the determination on whether or not to continue seeking Joint Commission accreditation. You have been tasked with providing information to management to help make this decision. You are to prepare an executive summary that covers the following:

What is Joint Commission?
Reasons we should continue with this organization
Reasons we should discontinue our association with the Commission
Should we consider the Centers for Medicare

HS101 Medical Law and Bioethics

Religion and Theology Assignment Help 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.
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Case Study: Terri Schiavo
In the landmark case of Terri Schiavo, the ethical dilemma of withdrawing life support was put on trial. Terri suffered irreversible brain damage due to self-inflicted malnutrition. She was placed on life support and went through several years of therapy. After 15 years, her husband’s court-appointed doctors determined that she would most likely not recover and her life support should be discontinued. Terri did not have a living will, so the courts did not have a legal document on which to base a decision. Terri’s parents argued that life support and therapy efforts should be continued. The case became a media sensation and resulted in the removal, reinsertion, and then final removal of the feeding tube. An autopsy after her death showed that brain damage was much more severe than they had originally suspected and that recovery would most likely not have occurred. Without a living will, the decision to withdraw life support can be fraught with legal and ethical complications (Schindler v. Schiavo, 2001).


Unit outcomes addressed in this Assignment:
Describe the uses and value of patient portals and the personal health record
Educate consumers on the use of the patient portal
Instructions: After reading the material for the week, create an educational flyer for patients at a 10-physician outpatient clinic. The information should explain the clinic’s patient portal. Be sure to cover what it is, how to register for it, and the features of the portal. List the benefits of using the portal. The goal is to convince consumers of the value of using the portal and increase usage. The flyer should be one full page, and only one page.
For some research, you might want to search for resources on a real patient portal vendor. One of the most widely used vendors is MyChart.

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