In this assignment you will examine the legal and ethical implications of medical malpractice. Read the case study on John Parker on pages 245-247 in Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Law and Ethics. Write a 4-5 page report to the chief executive officer for Littleville Family Health Plan, a managed care organization (MCO), to assist them in gaining a better understanding of what occurred and the legal implications for the organization. Your report should address the following substantive requirements: Description of what occurred, who was affected, and why Assess the case from the following perspectives: Ethical – identify the ethical principles involved in this situation from the perspective of the patient (John Parker), physician (Dr. Green), and the organization (Littleville Family Health Plan). Legal – what are the legal implications and what laws or statutes were involved? Provide two recommendations for how to manage this case from the perspective of the healthcare organization. What could have been done to prevent this situation? Recommend next steps to manage this case by the MCO.
Your report should meet the following structural requirements: Be 4-5 pages in length, not including the cover or reference pages. APA Requirements. Provide support for your statements with in-text citations from a minimum of four (4) scholarly articles. Two (2) of these sources may be from the class readings, textbook, or lectures, but two (2) must be external Utilize the following headings to organize the content in your work. Introduction Assessment Recommendations Conclusion
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