(Answered) HLT 308V Week 3 Discussion Question 1 & 2


HLT 308V Risk Management And Health Care Regulations

Question 1  

The Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) was implemented to allow patients to state “Do Not Resuscitate” (DNS), or to assign a surrogate decision maker in the event the individual is unable to make the decision. What relationship does an ethics committee have in enforcing the advance directives of the patients in their care? Support your analysis with one peer-reviewed article.

Question 2  

In 2011, the Center for Medicine and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a list of health care-acquired conditions (HACs). What actions has your health care organization (or health care organizations in general) implemented to manage or prevent these “never events” from happening within their health care facilities? Support your response with two peer-reviewed articles.


The Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) is a Federal law that requires nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, and HMO’s to provide information in advance directives at the time of admissions. Under the law health care institutions are required to provide a written summary of a person’s decision-making rights, which varies from state to state, and provide in writing, the facility’s policies with the respect to recognizing these advance directives. The PSDA also requires health care institutions to ask the patient if he or she already has an advanced directive and document it in the patients’ ……please click the icon below to purchase the solution at $10