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Carefully read the Ethics Incident #11 Demarketing to Avoid Bankruptcy located on page 395 in Darr, Farnsworth, & Myrtle’s Case book. This case study presents an administrative ethical issue of whether demarketing the Emergency Department is ethical defensible given Community Hospital’s poor financial prognosis. Community Hospital serves a largely inner-city population, many of whom are uninsured and whose care was paid by a chronically underfunded Medicaid program that reimbursed poorly, there seemed little hope that the financial situation would improve.
Unit Learning Outcomes
- ULO #3: Justify that the provision of care in the emergency department (ED) is not just a legal requirement for the entities that receive federal reimbursement, but an ethical obligation. (CLO 7)
- ULO #4: Formulate a recommendation on how to assist a healthcare organization to remain financial viable. (CLO 3, 4, and 7)
- Darr, K., Farnsworth, T. J., & Myrtle, R. C. (2017). Cases in health services management. (6th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Health Professions Press.
The students are expected to carefully read the assignment instructions, then thoroughly and explicitly address each component of the following case study questions.
Case Study Questions:
- Discuss medical ethical principles that apply to this case.
- Identify possible strategies that use political processes in the community and the city that assist Community Hospital to remain financially viable.
- What ethical theories support demarketing as a strategy?
- What results are likely if demarketing is successful?
- The submission should reflect higher-level cognitive processing (analysis, synthesis, and evaluation), which is essential for someone being prepared to serve in an operational capacity within the healthcare and related industry.
- To earn the maximum number of points, the submission should reflect graduate-level execution with clear evidence of critical thinking, synthesis of relevant information from credible sources, and clear mastery of the concepts necessary to successfully execute each component of the assignment.
- The submission should not exceed four (4) pages in length, excluding the title and reference list pages, and explicitly address all required components of this assignment.
- The document must be double-spaced, adhere to the APA writing style (7th ed.), and include at least three (3) references of credible or peer-reviewed sources to support any suppositions and recommendations.
- Finally, the document should be prepared as a Microsoft Word document and uploaded to Submit Assignment.