about this…you need to look at it rationally, legally and ethically from all sides. Check out these videos, which are required for your first Discussion. (Note: I was unable to view the Jack Kevorkian video. If you are assigned to Option 1 and your computer will not play that particular video, please use the last video below for your discussion.)Source: EuthanasiaInMovies. (2010). Euthanasia – whose life is it, anyway? (withsubs).(Links to an external site.)[Video file]. Retrieved fromSource: Franklin Springs. (2009). The Terri Schiavo story.(Links to an externalsite.)[Video file]. Retrieved from Source: Final Exit. (2018, January 6). Craig Ewart at Dignitas 2006(Links to an externalsite.)[Video]. YouTube. Source: tnmed. (2012). Electronic health records: Privacy and security(Links to anexternal site.)[Video file]. Retrieved from ?v=CgIqWpNK5foSource: Spoonsofdoom. (2011). Dr. Kevorkian(Links to an external site.). Retrievedfrom .(NOTE: if you cannot access the original CBS video from the classroom, posted under the Week 2 tab, please use this one in its place)Patient Safety ActThe reason this came about was to reduce the risk to patients as they work with their health care providers to improve their health. The act became law after growing concerns that human error on behalf of the medical community was endangering the health and well-being of patients. This act also establishes a voluntary reporting system to help resolve potential quality and safety issues within the health care field. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2005) notes that this Act also authorizes the “HHS to impose civil money penalties for violations of patient safety and confidentiality” (para. 1).The Joint Commission has come up with a set of Core Measures that guide hospitals in their treatment plans for various illnesses. These areas are:Venous ThromboembolismHeart FailureEmergency DepartmentSurgical Care Improvement ProjectSubstance UseTobacco TreatmentPneumonia MeasuresImmunizationAcute Myocardial Infarction
Children’s Asthma CareHospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric ServicesPerinatal CareStrokeHospital Outpatient DepartmentThe measures obtained not only help to improve patient safety and quality, but were enacted in order for hospitals to maintain their formal accreditation. Here is a two-minute video that briefly explains the core measures(Links to an external site.).This week you will be creating a PowerPoint presentation showcasing the policy/procedure you chose for your Core Measure.Dodson, K. (2011). Quality core measures(Links to an external site.). Retrieved from As always, if you have any questions, just ask.