RETURN FLOW AND TECHNOLOGY

Question Your efforts with MLD Hospital have paid off. The corporation has hired SMP and your staff to provide supply chain management consulting services. Your team has begun analyzing the existing processes, and you have been tasked with developing the purchasing policies and procedures with focus on ethics in the supply chain.   Remember: From a supply chain management perspective, a company produces services or products. Clearly, MLD Hospital produces a service. This means that sourcing analysis must consider the raw materials necessary for producing this service (e.g., bandages, needles, blood, and medical equipment).   Using course materials and other resources, develop a paper for the hospital management consisting of the following sections: 1.Discuss the importance of identifying the best suppliers by explaining the impact of source selection on supply chain performance. 2.In conjunction with number 1, discuss whether the hospital will insource or outsource its sourcing needs. 3.Develop a high-level ethics policy for the purchasing department at MLD Hospital, identifying general responsibilities and prohibited behaviors.   RETURN FLOW AND...
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Drug Prevention Programs

Question Research the various drug prevention programs (family-based, school-based, etc.) utilized today and examine why some programs have been more successful than others in fighting drug abuse. Follow the guidelines below for submission of the assignment:   Drug Prevention Programs Drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem facing many individuals and especially the youths who are at a significantly higher risk of developing the habit. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (2017), the government incurs over $740 billion in expenditures relating to the abuse of drugs and alcohol. These costs involve lost productivity, crimes leading to losses, and the costs of health care provision. Drug prevention programs play a crucial role in preventing youths from engaging in drug and alcohol abuse. This paper is an analysis of the various drug prevention programs utilized today and their relative success. School-Based Drug Prevention Programs School-based drug prevention programs aim at preventing school-age youths from engaging in drugs and alcohol abuse. The effectiveness of the school-based...
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Core values of Saint Leo University-End of Life Planning

Question End of life planning is a difficult subject for many. So difficult, that the majority (64%) of people in the United States has no living will or estate will in place at the end of their lives. What this means is that the burden of making difficult medical and legal decisions for the incapacitated person falls to the family and the state court systems, often at great psychological, emotional, and financial expense for both. Please explain and apply how each of the core values of Saint Leo University are fostered and cultivated by the personal decision of each of us to take responsibility to make certain these legal instruments are in place before the necessity of them comes to be. Please apply specifically the core values of Community, Respect, Personal Development, Responsible Stewardship, and Integrity.   End of Life Planning It is critical for individuals to engage in end of life planning. Failure to engage in end of life planning leads to difficult times...
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Ghost Surgery

Question The routine practice of "ghost surgery" is well documented in medicine. Ghost surgery refers to any medical procedure in which the contracting physician was not the actual physician who performed the procedure. In many instances the patient is completely unaware simply because the patient is unconscious at the time. Ghost surgery is not, strictly speaking, limited to surgical procedures. The same phenomenon occurs in a variety of medical settings from radiology to routine lab work. In some instances, ghost surgery is a necessary component of the medical system, for example with the obvious need to train medical students to become the future surgeons of the world. Ghost Surgery Ghost surgery has become a common phenomenon in the medical world. Ghost surgery occurs when a medical personnel other than the contracting physician conducts an invasive medical procedure on the patient and often without the patient’s knowledge. There are various legal implications that may arise from this arrangement. Serious legal issues may emerge especially...
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Risk of Harm and Liability in New Medical Treatments

Question New medical treatments, by strict definition, are not the "current medical practice." Should a physician be immune from liability for harm suffered from a patient who is among the first to be treated in a new and innovative manner in which the potential risks have not been discovered? Discuss this and then report on a new and possibly innovative medical treatment (i.e., medication or medical procedure, diagnostic tests, etc.) where there exist uncharted waters about the possible outcome. Review carefully the Perez case and the Hardi case ( p 389) as a starting point and state in your paper how these cases impact treatments.   Risk of Harm and Liability in New Medical Treatments There is a significant risk of harm when physicians opt for new and innovative forms of treatment. Physicians may opt for new forms of treatment in order to improve patient outcomes. The innovations may range from new surgical procedures and drug prescriptions that are of unknown safety to the...
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