Topic 3 Discussion Question 1
The Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) was implemented to allow patients to state “Do Not Resuscitate” (DNS), or to assign a surrogate decision maker in the event the individual is unable to make the decision. What relationship does an ethics committee have in enforcing the advance directives of the patients in their care? Support your analysis with one peer-reviewed article.
Topic 3 Discussion Question 2
The Center for Medicine and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a list of health care-acquired conditions (HACs) that reasonably could have been prevented through the application of risk management strategies. What actions has your health care organization (or health care organizations in general) implemented to manage or prevent these “never events” from happening within their health care facilities? Support your response with two peer-reviewed articles.