In this unit, you will discuss two (2) healthcare issues facing healthcare administrators. In a 2page summary, you will identify the bioethical and political issues and discuss how you would effectively and ethically handle the situations. You must address both of the following scenarios.
Scenario 1: You are the healthcare administrator of a nursing home. You are informed by your Admissions Director that a new memory-impaired resident has been admitted into your long- term care unit. The staff is concerned about the involvement of family with your resident. Family members from out-of-town arrived and expressed concern about your residentâ€™s do not resuscitate (DNR) orders which were authorized by the Power of Attorney of another family member. A quarrel erupts in the nursing home with family members voicing their opinions loudly. You arrive on the scene and are immediately told by the visiting family member, â€œDo you know who I am? I am a supervisor for the Department of Health and Human Services and will not hesitate to have your facility surveyed for noncompliance.â€ What do you do?
Scenario 2: You are the administrator of a for-profit healthcare clinic. The receptionist notifies you that a 15-year-old has arrived needing prenatal care and does not want her parents to know about her pregnancy. She is covered by her parentâ€™s insurance and does not have enough money to privately pay for the visit. What do you do?
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