Darla is a Master’s of Arts in Professional Counseling student working at her practicum site. Mike is a practicum student assigned to the same practicum site as Darla. Both Darla and Mike report directly to the same site supervisor. About halfway through the practicum, Darla realizes that many of the clients assigned to Mike for counseling are coming to see her. Comments from Mike’s clients have led Darla to believe that Mike is acting unethically. How should Darla handle this situation? What are the ethical and legal implications? If Darla tells her supervisor, and her supervisor does not act on […]
In your prelicensure nursing education program, what did you learn about quality improvement in nursing? How was quality improvement emphasized? As you consider nursing education today, what would you suggest be included in future education or orientation programs about the important topic of quality improvement in nursing?
Some cultures have built-in mechanism that allow people to take more control over their own health care and outcomes in an accepted way. How do you feel about the Hmong rejecting hospital care and refusing medication instructions? When do you have ultimate control over your health outcomes and under what circumstances are your choices limited? Is the decision to end one’s own life a choice that everyone in America should have? How does assisted suicide different from the choice to elect Hospice care?
Case Study for Healthcare Accounting Your organization has a fiscal year that ends Dec. 31 . You are responsible for the accounting that includes overseeing the administration of contracts with consumers to perform services. The contracts are usually signed Dec. 1 and are a year in length. Accounting principles require your organization to record the revenue for the contract for one month only, the month of December. The remainder of the revenue is recognized on next year’s financial statements. However, management instructs you to record the entire amount of the contract in December to boost revenues for the current year […]
What are the biocultural and environmental issues as it relates to the Appalachian heritage? For example you might discuss how the diseases, skin conditions, or how diseases affect children affect the Appalachian heritage.
You are counseling in an agency setting in which your supervision consists of a weekly group staff meetings. At these meetings, agency policies, procedures, and other administrative issues are discussed. You are uneasy with this situation because you believe that true clinical supervision would help you improve your counseling skills and your current work with clients. You are also aware that you need a minimum number of documented hours of clinical supervision in order to obtain your independent counseling license, and you wonder if your supervisor’s brief notes about “staffing cases” as the activity in these staff meetings are sufficient […]