This assignment gives you an opportunity to consider the facts of a case potentially involving claims of negligence. You will have the opportunity to analyze the possible claims, as well as the potential defenses to any claim presented by the plaintiff. The facts of the case are described below.
Following an automobile accident, a 46-year-old man was brought to the hospital emergency department by an ambulance. The patient seemed to be alert, was able to answer questions, and claimed to be suffering from a great deal of pain. The physician administered 15 milligrams of morphine intravenously. The patient needed blood but refused a transfusion. After being observed in the emergency department for several hours, the patient was placed on a medical-surgical unit for observation. The following morning, he was unresponsive, and he was eventually pronounced dead. It was later discovered that he had a long history of drug and alcohol abuse. The night of the accident, he had injected heroin and drank several shots of tequila and multiple cans of beer. He had not disclosed any of this to the doctors or nurses treating him. Several years later, his estate sued the physician, claiming medical malpractice.
Analyze the possible outcomes of the lawsuit under one of the following scenarios:
In your short paper, analyze the potential success of a claim for negligence under one of the three possible scenarios. Include a detailed discussion of each element of the negligence claim and why that element is met or not met. Discuss the possible defenses that could be reasonably asserted by the doctor to each claim, and why that defense might apply. Lastly, include a paragraph describing which, if any, claim you believe might be the most successful against the doctor and why.
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IHP 420 Case Study Rubric
Guidelines for Submission: Your essay should be 1–2 pages in length (in addition to the cover page and reference list) and should use double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Use APA style for citations.
Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (70%) Not Evident (0%) Value Main Elements Includes all of the main
elements and requirements, and cites multiple examples to illustrate each element
Includes most of the main elements and requirements, and cites many examples to illustrate each element
Includes some of the main elements and requirements
Does not include any of the main elements or requirements
Inquiry and Analysis Provides in-depth analysis that demonstrates complete understanding of multiple concepts
Provides in-depth analysis that demonstrates complete understanding of some concepts
Provides analysis that demonstrates minimal understanding of concepts
Does not provide analysis 25
Integration and Application
All of the course concepts are correctly applied
Most of the course concepts are correctly applied
Some of the course concepts are correctly applied
Does not correctly apply any of the course concepts
Critical Thinking Draws insightful conclusions that are thoroughly defended with evidence and examples
Draws informed conclusions that are justified with evidence
Draws logical conclusions but does not defend with evidence
Does not draw logical conclusions
Articulation of Response
Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization and is presented in a professional and easy-to-read format
Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization
Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas
Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas
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