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1. To acquire an awareness of the discretionary power of the health care administrator and understand the ethical implications of such discretion;
2. To develop an understanding of the ethical standards, values, and virtues associated with the art and practice of health care administration;
3. To expand one's moral imagination and ethical reasoning to deal effectively with ethical dilemmas that may arise in carrying out one's duties;
4. To cultivate an attitude of moral obligation and personal responsibility in pursuing a career in health care administration.
5. Be able to think critically in a health care environment which is rapidly changing and constantly posing ethically challenging situations.
6. Be able to describe, and distinguish between, several ethical frameworks and their application in healthcare.
7. Be able to apply ethical reasoning and analytic thinking when considering a variety of end of life care issues.
8. Discuss the complicated, and often ethically conflicting, tensions found in current health care ethics.
All Papers (MWP and FP) must be in APA style, double-spaced, and typed in Word with Times Roman 12 Font. Failure to do so will result in an automatic deduction of 10% per assignment.
Each module will have one MWP, the goal of the MWP is to focus on a particular aspect of the module, and the MWP will help form a part of the final FP. Each MWP must have a minimum of two referenced peer reviewed articles NOT including the textbook. The professor will review each MWP, point out its strengths and offer suggestions for improvements that should be incorporated into the final FP.
Ø Discussions :
You must answer the instructor posed questions and respond to at least one of your classmate's comments. Saying “I agree” or “That’s a great point.” doesn’t count as a response. The response must be carefully thought out, and draw upon the readings or other appropriate outside sources.
2. Final Paper – 20 points
In this paper you may combine what you have learned in your MWP and your discussions.
The paper must be 12-15 pages long, typed, double-spaced, 10 or 12 font Times Roman font, in APA format with 1 inch margins.
In this paper you will identify a major, recognized philosopher, define his/her world view and apply it to a health related ethical dilemma of your choice. The dilemma may be identified from a case study, a peer-reviewed journal article or a newspaper report.
Examples of philosophers you may choose from include: Bentham, Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Hobbes, Hume, Lock, Machiavelli, Nietzsche, Plato, Rawls, Rousseau, Russell, Sartre and Voltaire
A) You must submit the name of the philosopher and the dilemma you wish to examine to me for approval by June 15th. I will limit the number of individuals who may report on a given philosopher or the dilemma. So, have a second choice in mind. Students who have not chosen a philosopher by June 15th will be assigned one.
B) As some of you are out of town, before choosing a specific philosopher, check online with our library and with your local library to make sure you can access relevant material.
Papers will lose points for each ½ page short they are short.; so one full page short will result in a loss of 8%. I will reformat any papers that are not properly formatted in APA style.
Late papers will only be accepted if the student has permission to turn them in late, permission must be obtained at least 3 days before the due date. Except for extreme circumstances, all late papers will be penalized 10%. They will not be accepted if turned in more than 5 days after the due date.
Mid-term/final exams will be timed, available online; utilize multiple choice, fill in the blank, true/false questions. They will be open for a limited time period so be sure to check the Module Schedule to see when they will be posted. The length of time available for you to take them in once opened will depend on the number of questions in each test.
Papers must be written using APA 5th ed. or above.
Discussion Responses must be turned in by 6PM on the due date. Comments must be turned in by 6PM within 5 days after the Response due date.
All Due Dates are noted in the Class Assignment Schedule.
I assume that the written work you turn in reflects your own ideas and your own words, unless you specifically attribute them to another source. A modest amount of quotation and paraphrasing for written assignments is acceptable. However, appropriate acknowledgement of the ideas, works, writings, or opinions that you borrow must be stated. Academic dishonesty is not acceptable and is a breech of the student code of ethics. Dishonesty includes, but not limited to: 1) plagiarism*, 2) submitting work that was not prepared by you (fraud), and 3) helping another student with their work when expressly prohibited (cheating).
*Plagiarism: As noted using direct quotes or sections of writing from other author’s without the appropriate citations is unacceptable. Any written assignment may be submitted to a computer-based review to assess it for evidence of plagiarism. Please see the additional notes on the main page regarding what constitutes plagiarism.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.
All ADA requests are honored if a letter specifying the needed accommodations is obtained from the Office of Disability Services. Please submit your request to the MSU ADA coordinator.Students with letters specifying needed accommodations must contact the instructor within the first two weeks of the term.