The Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding a Medical Setting

Choose a topic, begin research, and draft a thesis for your paper.

Focus on finding at least two peer-reviewed articles related to your topic.
Use the WCU library to find these articles.

•First, select a topic with both legal and ethical implications faced by professionals in the healthcare setting.

Discuss the multitude of legal viewpoints, ethical issues, and issues of inter-professionalism related to your topic.

Discuss how values, ethics, and sense of inter-professionalism may shape how the topic is interpreted, analyzed, and communicated in legal and ethical terms.

◦For example, you can analyze Roe v. Wade (the law that legalized abortion) and its impact on the practice of obstetrics and gynecology over time.

◦Alternately, you could discuss the legal and ethical issues surrounding The End of Life Option (physician-assisted suicide) law that was recently passed in California and its impact on hospitals.

◦You could even discuss the need for a strong Code of Ethics in every medical business setting or the need for interprofessional education and how it can improve the ethics of a medical setting.

• Once you have chosen your topic, conduct research to find at least two peer-reviewed articles related to your topic and summarize the findings in those two articles. Then, formulate a thesis for your paper.

Compose a 2–3 page paper that presents your thesis and summarizes your supporting articles. In your paper, analyze why these article support or refute your topic. Compose your paper in APA format with a title page, introduction, headings, conclusion, and reference section.