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This is a graded discussion: 5 points possible

due Mar 3

Week 5 – Discussion Forum

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Ethical Considerations in Health Care [WLOs: 1, 2] [CLOs: 1, 3, 5, 6]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapters 10 and 11 in our textbook along with the instructor guidance. Additionally, review the following:
A Brief History of Environmental Bioethics (Links to an external site.)

Medical ethics encompasses many situations. In this discussion, you will explore one of the following ethical issues related to the health care industry.

Below is the ethical issue you are assigned to complete in your initial post.

Financial – fraudulent billing practices, dropping insurers due to low reimbursements or extended repayment periods, financial kickbacks from pharmaceutical or assistive devices manufacturers, prescribing or withholding treatments to meet an organization?s budget.

In your initial post, address the following:

? Create a brief example illustrating unethical behavior as it relates to your assigned topic. The example can be either a fictitious scenario or based on a real-world event.

? Discuss the steps you would take if you witnessed the unethical behavior discussed above in your workplace.

? Explain the steps you would take if you were asked to participate in the unethical practice addressed above.

? Describe how an organization?s strategic plan can address unethical behaviors as it relates to your assigned topic.

Your initial post must be at least 250 words and must use a minimum of two credible sources to support your discussion content. The supporting resources can be the textbook as well as the required or recommended resources provided in this course, the University of Arizona Global Campus Library, or credible websites.

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)
table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. All referenced materials must include citations and references in APA format. Please see directions for including APA Style elements on these Writing Center pages:
APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)
APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)

Guided Response: Respond to two peers who were assigned a different topic than yours by the end of Day 7. In your response discuss additional steps that might be taken to address the unethical behavior or what you would do if you were asked to participate in unethical behavior. Each response must be at least 100 words and substantively contribute to the discussion.

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