Case Study

Florida National University

HSA-4421 Legal Aspects and Legislations: Assignment Week 3

Case Study: Chapters 10, 11, 12.

Objective: The students will complete a Case study assignments that give the opportunity to synthesize and apply the thoughts learned in this and previous coursework to examine a real-world scenario. This scenario will illustrate through example the practical importance and implications of various roles and functions of a Health Care Administrator. The investigative trainings will advance students’ understanding and ability to contemplate critically about the public relations process, and their problem-solving skills. As a result of this assignment, students will be better able to comprehend, scrutinize and assess respectable superiority and performance by all institutional employees.


Students will critically measure the readings from Chapters 10, 11, 12 in your textbook. This assignment is planned to help you examination, evaluation, and apply the readings and strategies to your Health Care organization, and finance. You need to read the PowerPoint assigned for week 4 and develop a 3-4 page paper reproducing your understanding and capability to apply the readings to your Health Care organization and finance. Each paper must be typewritten with 12-point font and double-spaced with standard margins. Follow APA style 7th edition format when referring to the selected articles and include a reference page.


1. Introduction (25%) Provide a brief synopsis of the meaning (not a description) of each Chapter and articles you read, in your own words that will apply to the case study presented.

2. Your Critique (50%): Case Study

Lauren was taken to the hospital ED. Hospital personnel contacted the physician by phone. He returned the call & prescribed a Phenergan injection. He did not go to the hospital & had not been given Lauren’s vital signs when he suggested such an injection, & further failed to order any blood or urine tests. Hospital records revealed that Lauren’s glucose level was 507 at the time of admission. Lauren’s went into respiratory failure & eventually died. (Futch v. Attwood)

Was the physician liable?


1. Was the physician liable? if so why?

2. Describe the wide variety of negligent errors by various health care professionals.

3. Discuss the purpose of certification, licensure, & reasons for revocation of licenses.?

3. Conclusion (15%)

Briefly summarize your thoughts & conclusion to your critique of the case study and provide a possible outcome for the Health Care Center. How did these articles and Chapters influence your opinions about Legal aspects?

Evaluation will be based on how clearly you respond to the above, in particular:

a) The clarity with which you critique the case study;

b) The depth, scope, and organization of your paper; and,

c) Your conclusions, including a description of the impact of these Case study on any Health Care Setting.


The assignment is to be electronically posted in the Assignments Link on Blackboard no later than noon on Sunday, September 20, 2020.


Assignments Guidelines1 Points10%
Introduction2.5 Points25%
Your Case Study Critique: Challenges5 Points50%
Conclusion1.5 Points15%
Total11 points100%


A90% – 100%
B+85% – 89%
B80% – 84%
C+75% – 79%
C70% – 74%
D60% – 69%
F50% – 59% Or less.

Dr. Gisela Llamas