Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare

 APA format, 2–6 pages; excluding any title page, references, appendices, etc.


Analyze a patient-provider interaction regarding the legal and ethical issues involved. 

Description: Analyze a healthcare situation(s) from the news or personal experience regarding the legal 

and ethical issues involved. An actual or hypothetical situation may be used for example. Any actual 

situation should be presented as a hypothetical one, with any names and other identifying information 

changed to protect anonymity. Briefly and clearly summarize the situation. Your analysis should include 

a) a discussion of the legal and ethical issues involved, including HIPAA and an indication of legal and/or 

ethical adherence and violations and b) any implications for the healthcare provider(s) and patient(s). If 

the situation was written in the news or a publication, also attach a copy of the written document to your 

response. Your work needs to clearly demonstrate the ability to analyze the effects of values and ethical 

reasoning on professional outcomes in terms of communication and conflict resolution.


Unit 8 Assignment Grading Rubric = 100 points

Assignment Requirements Points possible Points earned by student
Summarize and appropriate situation; document as appropriate   0–20  
Discuss the 5–10 legal and ethical issues involved 0–40  
Analyze the implications of the issues for patients and providers   0–40  
Total (Sum of all points)
Points deducted for spelling, grammar, and/or APA errors.
Adjusted total points
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