Discussion 1 Patient Safety Act

Discussion 1

Patient Safety Act

Read the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005.  Then, review the information on the Core Measure Sets from The Joint Commission.  Pick one of the core measures from the list on the right of this webpage and discuss how a hospital would typically put policies and procedures into place in order to ensure that it is following your selected core measure. Utilize at least two scholarly sources, not including the textbook, that contain research regarding how your policy and/or procedure would be put into place in a hospital setting. Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words.

Discussion 2

Watch the series of videos related to the documentary movie Hot Coffee and/or watch the full-length feature film if you are able to procure it.  Each of the video clips are approximately five minutes in length. Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words and utilize at least two scholarly sources, not including the course text.  Address the following as you respond:

  • Explain whether you believe that our justice system promotes frivolous law suits or protects against them.
  • Analyze the various elements that people should take into consideration prior to filing a lawsuit that might be perceived as “frivolous.”
  • Explain the ethical considerations surrounding such lawsuits in the health care arena.

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