Journal Assignment instructions:

The final project for this course is a case study that you will select, analyze, and report on using the IRAC (issue, rule, application, conclusion) format. Review the description of the final project in the Final Project Guidelines and Rubric document. Visit the selected resources or other sources for locating reported case law. Think about the kind of case you would like to analyze. Create a journal entry outlining your preliminary thoughts for the project. What type of provider (hospital, nursing home, doctor, dentist, etc.) will be involved in your case? What kind of fact pattern are you looking for? Do you want to explore a local case or a nationally publicized story? Where will you find your case? What research have you done so far? What kinds of questions do you want to answer? Your journal entry should be at least 300 words. Outside sources are not required. 

For additional details, please refer to the Journal Rubric document in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course

 

 

For the outline:

Create an outline for your final project. The outline should use the following structure: 

  • Part I: Introduction
    • Parties
    • Facts
    • Claims
  • Part II: Analysis
    • Issue
    • Rule
    • Analysis
    • Evidence
    • Defenses
    • Ethical Issues
    • Conclusion
  • Part III: Variation
    • Analysis of Hypothetical

For additional details, please refer to the Journal Rubric document in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course.

 

IHP 420 Journal Guidelines and Rubric

Journals in this course are private and between you and the instructor only. Approach these activities as (a) an opportunity to reflect upon and apply what you
learn each week based on the assigned readings, discussions, and activities, and (b) an opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise based on your
educational and professional experiences in the past. As a successful professional, you will need good reflective and writing skills. Journal activities offer you the
opportunity to further develop these skills. Review this tutorial for information on creating a Blackboard journal entry. Each journal entry will be graded
individually.

This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard. Students can view instructor feedback in the Grade Center. For more information, review these instructions.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (70%) Not Evident (0%) Value

Critical Thinking
and Reflection

Almost all entries support
claims with relevant examples
of personal experience,
previous learning, or logical
thought process

Most of the entries support
claims with a relevant examples
of personal experience,
previous learning, or logical
thought process

Some of the entries support
claims with a relevant personal
experience, previous learning,
or logical thought process

None of the entries support
claims with reflection on
relevant personal examples

25

Integration and
Application

Almost all entries show
excellent depth of knowledge of
the module content and exhibit
careful consideration of the
topic

Most of the entries show good
depth of knowledge of the
module content and
demonstrate that the student
has read the module content

Some of the entries show
limited depth of knowledge,
indicating the student may have
reviewed the module content
but needs to explore further

None of the entries address the
prompts and reflect that the
student has not read the
module content

25

Voice Almost all of the entries are
written in a style that is
appealing and appropriate for
the intended audience, and a
consistent voice is evident
throughout

Most of the entries are written
in a style that is generally
appropriate for the intended
audience, and an attempt is
made to use a consistent voice

Some of the entries are written
in a style that considers the
audience, but the author’s voice
is not consistent and difficult to
identify

None of the entries attempt to
use a style that considers
audience, and there is no
evidence of author voice

25

Writing Almost all of entries are free of
errors in organization and
grammar

Most of the entries are free of
errors of organization and
grammar, which are marginal
and r

IHP 420 Final Project Guidelines and Rubric

Overview
One of the most important objectives of this course is for you to be able to relate the theories in the readings and discussions to situations in real life. We will
develop these critical thinking skills each week via the discussion boards and short writing assignments, which will culminate in the final project, a medical
malpractice case study.

The purpose of a case study in general is to apply what you learned to a real-life or hypothetical situation where you analyze, test, and propose solutions to the
case. You may have a problem to solve and be asked to present potential solutions. Or you may have a situation to analyze and describe why (or why not) certain
events were effective or successful. In processing a case study, you will have to apply research, reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical skills to identify
underlying problems, causes, and/or related factors and make decisions.

For the medical malpractice case study, you will prepare a paper discussing a medical malpractice case using the IRAC (issue, rule, analysis, conclusion) formula.
You will discuss any relevant ethical theories involved and analyze the outcome, applying legal concepts from the course.

You should be thinking about your case and start your research by Module Three. By Module Five, you should finalize your choice of a reported case for your
project. In the Module Five journal activity, you will be asked to briefly discuss your chosen case and provide an outline for your project. The final project is due at
the end of Module Seven.

In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:

 Analyze why knowledge of the legal system is important for healthcare professionals, including the distinctions between the law, ethics, and bioethics

 Compare and contrast ethical theories and discuss decision-making models applicable to healthcare providers

 Examine the legal environment in healthcare, including the physician-patient relationship, medical records and patient confidentiality, and professional
liability and medical malpractice

 Explore the laws impacting the delivery of healthcare, including HIPAA, the False Claims Act, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and laws
impacting the workplace

 Analyze the role of professional regulation, the standard of care, and codes of ethics in healthcare providers’ accountability to self, their profession, their
patients, and the public

 Analyze specific legal, ethical, and bioethical issues faced by healthcare administrators, providers, and researchers, including protection of life, the right
to self-determination, and end-of-life issues

Prompt
The first step of the project is to locate a medical malpractice case that interests