HSM 542 Week 7 Course Project – Essay Furious

Course Project Overview

Research Paper and PowerPoint Presentation


This Course Project gives you the opportunity to select a relevant healthcare topic with legal and/or ethical implications and analyze it in greater depth in a written format. The Research Paper should critically analyze the issues related to the topic within the context of the current healthcare environment. The PowerPoint presentation is a visual technology tool to support a live presentation to a specific group of stakeholders (e.g., leadership team, board of directors, community and public interest group, etc.). Both web references and professional journals should be considered as references. Don’t overlook the Keller Online Library as an important source of information for your Research Paper.

The Course Project has two deliverables due in Week 7.

Research Paper: The length of the Research Paper should be approximately five to seven pages, double-spaced in MS Word and include a minimum of six references in APA or another approved format.

PowerPoint Presentation: The length of the PowerPoint Presentation should be approximately 10–15 slides with relevant speaker’s notes and include a minimum of three audio-visual components (e.g., audio narratives can be embedded in images, figures, tables, audio links with/or without video, etc.). Follow these guidelines to create your PowerPoint Presentation.

Include a cover slide with course number, course title, title of PowerPoint Presentation, your full name, and date.

Title of Presentation: Course Project: PowerPoint Presentation

Insert headers or titles or subtitles on each slide.

Insert page and slide number.

Keep it simple but engaging. Use appropriate images and graphics to illustrate and complement your presentation.

Number of slides: 10–15 slides

Complete a minimum of three of the 10–15 PowerPoint slides with an audio or visual component to present, explain, and bring to life your presentation. Show enthusiasm and speak with proper volume and inflection to maintain audience interest and attention.

Possible Course Project Topics

Possible Course Project Topics

Describe and evaluate the ethical issues involved in Medicare-funded organ transplants.

Assess the intent and impact of publicity-oriented legal challenges to physician-assisted suicide.

Identify the potential impact of genetic engineering on the future course of a selected chronic disease or group of diseases.

Evaluate the changes in clinical research protocols that have been promoted by AIDS activists, and identify the potential implications of these changes.

Develop a position paper on which to base a public policy imposing restrictive criteria upon publicly funded renal dialysis cases.

Analyze the effectiveness of society’s delegation of ethical standards and the supervision of professional conduct to the professions of medicine and nursing.

Assess the medical profession’s compliance in honoring patients’ living wills and durable powers of attorney.

Evaluate the relative merits of the traditional indemnity insurance system versus the managed care system with regard to quality of care and efficiency.

Assess the pros and cons of our acceptance of entrepreneurial and for-profit organizational structures for the provision of healthcare in the United States, with special attention to the characteristics of access and quality.

Describe the current healthcare cost milieu and evaluate the need to ration the availability of healthcare services.

Analyze the effectiveness of the Adverse and Sentinel Events reporting program developed by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations to provide a safe, effective, and efficient environment of care.

Analyze the recent legislation outlining minimum safe staffing standards for healthcare organizations; suggest follow-up strategies.

Develop a position paper on the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation for the establishment of a centralized system for tracking medical errors; suggest follow-up strategies.

Choose one particular form of complementary medicine and describe an ethical or legal issue regarding its use in treatment and what it brings to healthcare providers.

Analyze the legal and ethical impacts that managed care practices have had on quality and access to patient care.

Note: Other topics related to course content and COs will be considered but only as approved in advance by your instructor.