HCS 335 Week 3 Individual Assignment Ethical Health Care Scenarios
Review the following scenarios.
Scenario 1: Medical coding in a physician's practice
Imagine you work in a high-pressure cardiology physician's office and
you are one of two medical coders. Your supervisor is very focused on
the greatest reimbursement to satisfy revenue projections for the
practice. As a result, you are asked to "up-code" billing. How can the
pressure of acquiring the maximum repayment for services lead to
manipulating or falsifying documentation?
Scenario 2: Administration of patient medications in the hospital setting
Imagine you are a new graduate nurse working nights on a busy
medical unit. You just received a new patient who needs to be admitted
to your unit and you just finished medicating a patient with a narcotic
injection with a dose greater than ordered. Clearly understanding
medication errors may lead to patient injury and even death, explain
why a clinician may choose not to report the incident.
Scenario 3: Not hiring a qualified individual because of discrimination
Imagine you are a new human resources director in a nonprofit
organization and have been pressured not to hire Middle Eastern
candidates by the organization's CEO. In the United States,
discrimination against people based on their ethnicity, race, or cultural
orientation is strictly forbidden under federal and state laws. Ethical
discrimination may result in the breeding of ill feelings at work, as well
as reduced productivity. To eliminate these ramifications, organizations
need to put forth increased effort in curbing ethical discrimination in the
employment sector. What are some interventions organizations can put
in place to prevent discrimination?
Write a 150- to 350-word response for each ethical scenario. Include a
title page with your name and your responses.
Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.
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