Week 5 Disc
Ethics vs. Law
Health care professionals practice in an environment that is complex, with many regulations, laws, and standards of practice. Performing an abortion is legal but may not be considered ethical by other health care professionals or members of the public at large. Other ethical dilemmas arise at the end of life, when a decision must be made to turn off life-support machines and allow death to occur. Other common ethical issues a health care professional might face are confidentiality, relationships with patients and matters related to consent, especially in the treatment of minors. Being an effective leader/manager is essential if a health care organization is to provide high-quality care and succeed financially. All healthcare leaders/managers at all levels of the healthcare organization, which depend on other people for efficient and effective work performance, require leadership ability. The quality of leadership is crucial to how work gets done in a well-managed healthcare organization. Discuss the following issues:
What are the differences between ethical issues and legal issues?
Analyze a scenario in which an issue may be unethical, but legal.
Analyze a scenario in which an issue may be ethical, but illegal. Explain your choices.
What traits and characteristics of a health care leader and/or manager are important in the steps of ethical decision-making? Why?
Different MLA citation editions
The Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style has undergone several updates since its first publication in 1985. The most recent edition is the 8th edition, published in 2016. The following is a brief overview of the different editions of MLA citation:
MLA 1st Edition (1985) – The first edition of MLA citation style provided basic guidelines for referencing various types of sources, including books, articles, and electronic resources.
MLA 2nd Edition (1988) – The second edition introduced changes to the format for citing electronic resources, as well as minor updates to the way sources were listed in works cited pages.
MLA 3rd Edition (1998) – The third edition provided further guidelines for citing electronic sources, and added new sections on evaluating sources and conducting research.
MLA 4th Edition (2000) – The fourth edition made minor revisions to the citation format for various types of sources, including websites and databases.
MLA 5th Edition (1999) – The fifth edition provided updated guidelines for citing sources in a more digital age, including how to cite sources from the Internet and how to reference multimedia sources.
MLA 6th Edition (2003) – The sixth edition made significant changes to the citation format, including the use of hanging indents for entries in the works cited page, and a shift towards a more parenthetical citation format within the text of a paper.
MLA 7th Edition (2009) – The seventh edition made further updates to the citation format, including changes to the way sources are listed on works cited pages, and the introduction of guidelines for citing new forms of digital media, such as social media.
Example of MLA 8th edition citation: Book:
Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.
Smith, John. The History of the World. New York: Random House, 2022.
Author’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal volume number (Year of Publication): page numbers.
Jones, Sarah. “The Impact of Technology on Society.” Journal of Social Sciences 5 (2021): 100-110.
Author’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of Webpage.” Website Name, Publisher, Publication Date, URL.
Brown, Michael. “The Future of Virtual Reality.” Tech Review, MIT, 2023, https://techreview.com/future-of-vr.
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