1. Describe the ethical and professional duty to report impaired practitioners and the issues that can complicate this situation.
  2. Apply aspects of HIPAA and the safeguards put in place by health care organizations.
  3. Analyze the implications of mandatory reporting requirements related to abuse and neglect in a specific health care setting.

DQ2: You suspect a nurse is diverting narcotics. You ask her patient about his pain control and he states he has not received pain medications all day. His nurse states she has medicated him and also has it charted in the patient medical record. What steps would you take to investigate this? If you found evidence the nurse has diverted, where does this get reported? What happens to the nurse?

DQ1: A colleague looked up a cousin’s test results and informed you about having done so. The cousin is very sick and the family, extremely fearful about the potential diagnosis, wanted to see if your colleague could find out in advance to help the cousin’s family. What would you do in this scenario? Are you obligated to report? If so, what steps would you take?

preventing abuse


Assessment Description

Contact a health care professional who has experience with mandatory reporting requirements and arrange to conduct an interview. Use the interview to gain a better understanding of mandatory reporting requirements and associated actions needed for suspected abuse and neglect. Create 10 interview questions and attach as an appendix to the assignment. You do not have to include answers with interview questions as these will be discussed.

Write a 1,250-1,500 word paper based on the interview in which you address the following:

  1. What are the laws in your state regarding mandatory reporting related to suspected abuse and neglect?
  2. Describe the impact of reporting requirements on management strategies.
  3. Describe an example provided during the interview regarding a case of suspected abuse and neglect.
  4. Describe what was done by the facility to attempt to resolve the suspected abuse and neglect.
  5. How does this align with laws in your state and ethical considerations?

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competency:

MS Health Administration

1.5: Describe reporting requirements for the health care marketplace and their impact on management strategies.

Library resource: https://libguides.gcu.edu/HLT-520

Rubric review detail for successful completion.

Word Count – 1,250-1,500 words

APA 7th ed

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