At the same time Caleb is concerned that an aggressive policy to avoid

At the same time caleb is concerned that an

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At the same time, Caleb is concerned that an aggressive policy to avoid readmissions could be construed as too focused on the hospital's bottom line and indifferent to patient needs. The last thing he wants is to create a policy that prevents patients from seeking or receiving care. Caleb hopes that this meeting will begin a productive discussion around developing strategies to improve VCRH's performance in this area. Caleb's email to the executive leadership team with the agenda for the meeting included the following note: “As we research the readmission rate issue for improvement, we need to be aware that we cannot add
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additional days to the patient's initial stay. It's a balancing act. We also cannot hinder a patient from coming back into the hospital for a readmission. I'll be asking for your input about whether we should create a system to profile health care providers whose patients have high readmission rates.” Develop a solution to a specific ethical dilemma faced by a health care professional by applying ethical principles. Describe the issues and a possible solution in a 3-5 page paper. For this assessment, you will develop a solution to a specific ethical dilemma faced by a health care professional. Read each portion of the assessment carefully and use the suggested resources to help you complete the assessment. This assessment provides an opportunity to consider ethical principles and how they can be applied in health care situations. Note
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: The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. At a minimum, be sure to address each point. In addition, you are encouraged to review the performance level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed. For this assessment, you will develop a solution to a specific ethical dilemma faced by a health care professional. In your assessment: Access the Ethical Case Studies media piece linked in the Resources to review the case studies you may use for this assessment and select the case most closely related to your area of interest and use that case study to complete the assessment. Note : The case study may not supply all of the information you may need. In such cases, you should consider a variety of possibilities and infer potential conclusions. However, please be sure to identify any assumptions or speculations you make. Identify which case study you selected, briefly summarize the facts surrounding the case study, and identify the problem or issue in the case study that presents an ethical dilemma or
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challenge and describe that dilemma or challenge.
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