Assignment Details and Rubric
Discuss federal and state health care regulations.
Your projects 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. This week you will take a look at
federal and state health care regulations.
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, include supporting facts from references. Answer in APA
Directions: View the case study Respond to the questions that correspond to the scenario
Each question should be answered in complete sentences, using correct sentence
structure. Responses should be free of grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.
During a scheduled appointment a patient is given the unfortunate diagnosis of colon cancer. The physician has asked you, the Medical Office Manager, to send his records to the referring oncologist. When you ask the patient to sign the appropriate release of information forms, the patient informs you that he does not believe in modern cancer treatments and will not be going to the oncologist’s office. The patient gives you a copy of his living will stating his wishes for end of life and says “if this is it, this is the way I want it. Please put this in my file..
Questions to answer:
1.There are four types of advanced directives listed in your text. Please list and describe three of them.
2.Define curative and palliative care. Which type of care does the patient in this case study indicate that he would prefer?
3.Explain the difference between withholding and withdrawing treatment.
4.If this patient has a DNR order in his medical record, but the physician chooses to ignore that order, what type of tort might he be accused of committing (assault, battery, fraud, defamation of character, false imprisonment, or invasion of privacy)? Why?
5.If this situation were to result in a lawsuit, what type of statute would determine how much time the patient would have to file a claim? How much time would a patient have to file a claim in the state in which you reside?