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HCA 812 GRAND CANYON ENTIRE COURSE
Grand Canyon HCA812 Week 1 Discussion DQ 1 & DQ 2 Latest 2015 OctoberDQ 1
DQ 1: Consider the six organizational cases described by Blass in the module readings. Extending these ideas, under what circumstances could an
individual forfeit the right to self-regulation? Why? At what point, if any, does self-regulation become unethical? Why?
DQ 2: Modern health care is being significantly influenced by external regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
(HIPAA). Could more stringent self-regulation by health care professionals and related organizations have eliminated the perceived necessity for laws
such as HIPAA? Why or why not?
Grand Canyon HCA812 Week 2 Discussion DQ 1 & DQ 2 Latest 2015 October
DQ 1: It may be asserted that state professional boards exist to protect the safety of the public rather than the interests of the health care professional.
How can health care administrators reconcile this seeming paradox? Support your position.
DQ 2: State professional boards are lobbying for freedoms for health care professionals. As a health care administrator, how do you ethically balance
board-granted freedom with quality of care concerns to create a sustainable model for your organization? Support your position
Grand Canyon HCA812 Week 3 Discussion DQ 1 & DQ 2 Latest 2015 October
DQ 1: Professional standards are designed to protect patients as well as health care professionals by requiring continuing education of health care
professionals and the institution of current safety measures. When might professional standards create hardship for a health care organization that
diminishes the quality of care rather than protecting and improving it? Explain.
DQ 2: Professional standards and codes of practice change as technology and practice advance. Have these changing standards influenced health
care segmentation such as the rise of magnet status or other specialization? Why or why not? Have changing professional standards and codes of
practice had a positive or negative influence on quality of care and organizational sustainability?Why or why not?
Grand Canyon HCA812 Week 4 Discussion DQ 1 & DQ 2 Latest 2015 Oc