Length: At least 3–5 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title page and reference page.Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.APA Template: Use the APA Style Paper Template [DOCX] as the paper format and use the APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX] for guidance.Written communication: Use correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation.References: Integrate information from outside sources to include at least two references (the case study and an academic peer-reviewed journal article) and three in-text citations within the paper.APA format: Follow current APA guidelines for in-text citation of outside sources in the body of your paper and also on the reference page.
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Assessment 1 Instructions:
Applying Ethical Principles
Develop a solution to a specific ethical dilemma faced by a health care professional by
applying ethical principles. Describe the issues and a possible solution in a 3-5-page
paper.
Introduction
Whether you are a nurse, a public health professional, a health care administrator, or in
another role in the health care field, you must base your decisions on a set of ethical
principles and values. Your decisions must be fair, equitable, and defensible. Each
discipline has established a professional code of ethics to guide ethical behavior. In this
assessment, you will practice working through an ethical dilemma as described in a case
study. Your practice will help you develop a method for formulating ethical decisions.
Instructions
Note: The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring
guide. At a minimum, be sure to address each point. In addition, you are encouraged to
review the performance level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will
be assessed.
For this assessment, you will develop a solution to a specific ethical dilemma faced by a
health care professional. In your assessment:
1. Access the Ethical Case Studies | Transcript media piece to review the case studies you
may use for this assessment.
o Select the case most closely related to your area of interest and use it to complete the
assessment.
Note: The case study may not supply all of the information you need. In such cases, you
should consider a variety of possibilities and infer potential conclusions. However, please
be sure to identify any assumptions or speculations you make.
2. Identify which case study you selected and briefly summarize the facts surrounding it.
Identify the problem or issue that presents an ethical dilemma or challenge and describe
that dilemma or challenge.
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3. Access the Ethical Decision-Making Model | Transcript media piece and use the three
components of the ethical decision-making model (moral awareness, moral judgment,
and ethical behavior) to analyze the ethical issues.
4. Analyze the factors that contributed to the problem or issue.
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Identify who is involved or affected by the problem or issue.
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Describe the factors that contributed to the problem or issue and explain how they
contributed.
5. In addition to the readings provided, use the Capella library to locate at least one
academic peer-reviewed journal article relevant to the problem or issue that you can use
to support your analysis of the situation.
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Cite and apply the journal article as evidence to support your critical thinking and
analysis of the case.
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Assess the credibility of the information source.
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Assess the relevance of the information source.
6. Discuss the effectiveness of the communication approaches present in the case study.
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Describe how the health care professional communicated with others.
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Describe the communication and communication strategies that were applied, both in
creating and in resolving the problems or issues presented.
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Assess instances where the professional communicated effectively or ineffectively.
7. Discuss the effectiveness of the approach used by the professional related to any
problems or issues involving ethical practice in the case.
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Describe the actions taken in response to the ethical dilemma or challenge presented in
the case study.
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Summarize how well the professional managed professional responsibilities and priorities
to resolve the problem or issue in the case.
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Discuss the key lessons this case provides for health care professionals.
8. Apply ethical principles to a possible solution to the proposed problem or issue from the
case study.
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Describe the proposed solution.
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Discuss how the approach makes this professional more effective or less effective in
building relationships across disciplines within his or her organization.
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Discuss how likely it is the proposed solution will foster professional collaboration.
9. Write clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and
mechanics.
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Determine the proper application of the rules of grammar and mechanics.
10. Write using APA style for in-text citations, quotes, and references.
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Determine the proper application of APA formatting requirements and scholarly writing
standards.
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Apply the principles of effective composition.
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Integrate information from outside sources into academic writing by appropriately
quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, following APA style.

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Example Assessment: You may use the following to give you an idea of what a Proficient
or higher rating on the scoring guide would look like:
Assessment 1 Example [PDF].
Additional Requirements
Length: At least 3–5 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title page and
reference page.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
APA Template: Use the APA Style Paper Template [DOCX] as the paper format and use
the APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX] for guidance.
Written communication: Use correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
References: Integrate information from outside sources to include at least two references
(the case study and an academic peer-reviewed journal article) and three in-text citations
within the paper.
APA format: Follow current APA guidelines for in-text citation of outside sources in the
body of your paper and also on the reference page.
Note: Read the Applying Ethical Principles Scoring Guide
Ethical Case Studies
Consider the ethical dilemma the health care professional faces in the selected case study. Pay
particular attention to details that will help you analyze the situation using the three components
of the Ethical Decision Making Model (moral awareness, moral judgment, and ethical behavior).
Note: The case study may not supply all of the information you may need for the assignment. In
such cases, you should consider a variety of possibilities and infer potential conclusions.
However, please be sure to identify any speculations that you make.
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Caleb Powell was preparing the agenda for the upcoming executive leadership meeting and he
shook his head ruefully. As chief executive officer for Virginia County Regional Hospital (VCRH),
Caleb believes that a key piece of VCRH’s future success lies in reducing readmission rates, not
only in the areas identified by federal guidelines, but across the board. A few weeks ago, he
read a piece from the National Institutes of Health discussing strategies associated with
reduction in readmission rates. He decided that he wanted to discuss the issue in detail with his
leadership team.
Caleb’s goal is to align the hospital’s strategic planning with the goal of reducing readmissions.
The stakes are high; under provisions of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals with higher than
expected 30 day readmission rates for heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia are penalized
with reduced payments. Historically, hospitals (including VCRH) have struggled to avoid the
penalties, but Caleb believes that a focused approach will allow them to be successful. He also
believes that reducing readmission rates will improve patient satisfaction, which has become a
key metric in measuring hospital quality.
Caleb’s initial research into this issue revealed that while many facilities were incurring the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) penalties, there was still significant
variability in terms of hospitals implementing successful strategies for reducing their
readmission rates. However, several themes have emerged. Hospitals that established
partnerships with physicians, physician groups and other local hospitals have had greater
success. In addition, a clear discharge planning process and nurse driven medication
reconciliation have also been associated with reducing the risk of readmissions.
At the same time, Caleb is concerned that an aggressive policy to avoid readmissions could be
construed as too focused on the hospital’s bottom line and indifferent to patient needs. The
last thing he wants is to create a policy that prevents patients from seeking or receiving care.
Caleb hopes that this meeting will begin a productive discussion around developing strategies
to improve VCRH’s performance in this area.
Caleb’s email to the executive leadership team with the agenda for the meeting included the
following note:
“As we research the readmission rate issue for improvement, we need to be aware that we
cannot add additional days to the patient’s initial stay. It’s a balancing act. We also cannot
hinder a patient from coming back into the hospital for a readmission. I’ll be asking for your
input about whether we should create a system to profile health care providers whose patients
have high readmission rate.

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