Running head: OUTLINE AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY1Outline and Annotated BibliographyKatelynn HarrisonHCA 340: Managing in Health and Human ServicesProfessor Susan VellekOctober 29, 2018
OUTLINE AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY2TopicWhen working in the healthcare field, it is important to remain ethical, and legal, in all forms of patient care. With that being said, the analyzation of ethical and legal concepts, including specific federal regulations, required of health care organizations to ensure the deliveryof high-quality health care that protects patient safety is what will be discussed in this assignment as well as for the final project.This topic was chosen because there are too many cases where patients are neglected, doctors and other healthcare personnel do not follow federal regulations, and people are sufferingat the hands of those who are supposed to be helping them. The paper will provide readers an insight into the obligations doctors and medical professionals are held to as well as the ethical and legal implications that the healthcare industry faces every day. An opposing argument will also be presented in the paper. ThesisWhile medical negligence, malpractice, and poor-quality healthcare will still be prevalent, patient safety and quality care are vital because federal regulations keep patient safety as the number one priority, medical malpractice is less likely when ethical and legal issues are considered, and patient outcomes are better when quality care is provided from the start. Patient SafetyMedical malpractice is something that has always been around but hasn’t gotten much attention until recent years (Vincent, 2010). Patients are more aware of their rights, doctors are more cautious, and lawsuits regarding medical error are higher than ever. Doctors were, and still
OUTLINE AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY3are, putting patients at risk by performing unnecessary services, neglecting a patients’ concerns, and are more worried about money than safe, successful treatments. Ensuring patient safety is not only vital to the patient, but to the doctor or medical professional treating the patient.