Unit III Article Review
In this unit, you learned about the doctrine of respondeat superior, which states that an employer may be held liable for
the actions of his/her employees. For this assignment, you will choose a peer-reviewed article to review regarding this
doctrine as it relates to the healthcare industry. Use the databases within the CSU Online Library, or use another
reputable source that contains peer-reviewed articles. The purpose of this assignment is for you to practice reviewing
articles that contribute to the industry. The authors of these articles are researchers and professionals who have shared or
experimented with ideas that demonstrate potential to improve the industry. As a professional in the industry, it is in your
best interest to review the literature and trends. This provides you with the opportunity to read about what was successful
and how it was accomplished. Plus, it allows you to analyze what was unsuccessful, how you can improve it or at least
how you can avoid repeating the mistakes of others. Use these skills to contribute to research papers and other scholarly
writings. If you have not already, hopefully, you will contribute to the industry by publishing an article and sharing with your
community of peers.
As you read the article you choose for this assignment, consider the following questions: How could the topic of this
article apply to your personal or professional life? How could it apply to an organization you have observed?
The article you choose must meet the following requirements:
Be peer reviewed·
Relate to the concepts within this course·
Be at least ten pages in length·
The writing you submit must meet the following requirements:
Be at least two full pages in length·
Identify the main topic/question·
Identify the author’s intended audience·
Summarize the article for page one·
Explain how the doctrine of respondeat superior was depicted in your article. Was it discussed in a positive or·
Explain if it is logical to judge an employer for the actions of an employee? Why or Why not?·
MHA 5101, Legal Foundations of Health Care 3
Format your article review using APA style. Use your own words, and include citations and references as needed to
Review the National Patient Safety Goals, presented at http://www.jointcommission.org/ and searching for “National Patient Safety Goals.” Do they provide the right focus for healthcare in America today? Are there any “gaps” or areas which need further attention in these goals for future years? Explain using specific example.
Your response should be at least 500 words in length. You must use at least one scholarly source other than and including your text book to complete this assignment. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. All references and citations used must be in APA style.
What is the role of risk management in modern U.S. healthcare facilities? What are the pros and cons of risk management?
Your response should be at least 300 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Any references or citations used should be in APA style.
Discuss three issues addressed in the unit reading regarding medical malpractice liability in the US today. What is the best way to address these issues? Discuss a specific case for each issue to support your assertions?
Your response should be at least 300 words in length. You must use at least one scholarly source other than and including your text book to complete this assignment. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Any references or citations used should be in APA style.
Unit III Article Review