1 Faculty of Arts School of Humanities and Faculty of Health Science School of Nursing and Midwifery CNA308 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care ASSESSMENT TASK – WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT Due Time/Date 3 pm on Sunday June 1 2014 Weighting 40 % Length 1500 words Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 In everyday health-care, ethico-legal conflict can emerge. Drawing on the content of this unit, the literature and professional codes and standards, provide a critical analysis of the case study. Your discussion should include: ? An identification and analysis of the ethico-legal issues and conflicts inherent in the case study ? An identification of the actions of health workers that have ethico-legal consequences ? An application and evaluation of ethico-legal principles to decisions made by health workers in the case study, including the consequences of those decisions ? A discussion of negotiated outcomes and an exploration of alternative pathways to resolution IMPORTANT: Word limit: 1500 words. Please adhere to the word limit. Assignments over or under the word limit by more than 10% may be penalised. This essay must be submitted electronically via the ‘Turnitin’ link in MyLO. PLEASE NOTE: Email submissions will NOT be accepted. You must keep a copy of your essay. Marking Criteria: Demonstrates familiarity with key concepts of ethical practice pertaining to each case study. Demonstrates an understanding of the different ethico-legal positions that one could adopt with respect to the case study, and shows an understanding of their unique complexities and consequences. Demonstrates and applies legal and ethical principles to clinical decision-making, and discusses the importance of negotiated outcomes between stakeholders. Applies knowledge of professional codes and standards to specific situations. Writes clearly and succinctly using correct grammar, correct ethico-legal terminology and correct referencing style consistent with SNM Guide to Referencing. Relevant academic literature is integrated into the assignment.