Assessment 2 Legal and Ethical Considerations

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Assessment Instructions

Note: Complete the assessments in this course in the order in which they are presented.


For this assessment, you will develop a presentation to support an educational session that you plan to conduct for your clinical team that addresses the ethical and legal implications typically associated with the provision of coordinated care. Because you do not expect to be able to assemble all of your team members, in person, for this session, you have decided to add detailed speaker’s notes to your slides, record a voice-over track, and make the presentation available for team members to review at their earliest opportunity.

Before you begin developing your presentation:

  1. Complete the Vila Health: Overseeing the Legal Process exercise, linked in the Required Resources. This interactive simulation will enable you to gather the information needed as the basis for your educational session.
  2. Consider creating a Care Coordination Legal Responsibility table to help organize your thoughts about the legal implications of the issues associated with the patient you interviewed in the Vila Health simulation. A table is not required, but if you choose to create one, you may use the Care Coordination Legal Responsibility Table Template provided in the Suggested Resources or devise one of your own.

Note: Remember that you can submit all, or a portion of, your draft presentation to Smarthinking for feedback, before you submit the final version for this assessment. However, be mindful of the turnaround time of 24–48 hours for receiving feedback, if you plan on using this free service.

Presentation Tools

You may use Microsoft PowerPoint or any other suitable presentation software to create your slides. If you elect to use an application other than PowerPoint, check with your instructor to avoid potential file compatibility issues.

Use the speaker’s notes section of each slide to develop your talking points and cite your sources, as appropriate. If you need help designing your presentation, you are encouraged to review the various presentation resources provided for this assessment. These resources will help you to design an effective presentation, whether you choose to use PowerPoint or other presentation design software.

You have the option of either recording a voice-over track for your presentation or creating a video. In either case, you may use Kaltura Media, Adobe Connect, or other technology of your choice for your audio or video recording

  • If using Kaltura Media, refer to the Using Kaltura tutorial for directions on recording and uploading your video in the courseroom.
  • If using Adobe Connect, refer to the instructions and tutorials available from the Using Adobe Connect support page.

Note: If you require the use of assistive technology or alternative communication methods to participate in this activity, please contact Disability Services to request accommodations.


Develop a presentation to support an educational session for your clinical team.

Presentation Format and Length
  • At a minimum, your presentation must include the following slides:
    • Title.
    • Purpose (the reasons for your presentation).
    • References (at the end of your presentation).
  • Your slide deck should consist of 15–18 slides, not including the title, purpose, and references slides.
Supporting Evidence
  • Cite 5–7 sources of credible, scholarly or professional evidence to support your analysis and recommendations.
  • List your sources on the references slide.
Developing the Presentation

Note: The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Be sure that your presentation addresses each point, at a minimum. You may also want to read the Ethical and Legal Considerations Scoring Guide to better understand how each criterion will be assessed.

  • Explain the concept of informed consent in care coordination.
    • What is informed consent?
    • What circumstances require the patient’s consent for a medical intervention?
    • How much, and what, information should be communicated to the patient to be considered adequate?
  • Describe three ways in which legal and ethical concerns can be minimized through collaboration with caregivers in situations where clients have minimal or absent ability to communicate.
  • Summarize the responsibilities and expectations of the nurse for collaborating with clinical team members, when ethical issues emerge.
    • Consider possible underlying assumptions or biases that could influence your perspective.
    • Consider areas of uncertainty, knowledge gaps, and additional information that would be needed in order to gain a more complete understanding of the responsibilities.
  • Describe interrelationships among the legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities of the care coordinator.
    • Consider possible assumptions underlying your analysis.
    • Consider areas of uncertainty, knowledge gaps, and additional information that would be needed in order to gain a more complete understanding of the responsibilities.
  • Explain how diversity is supported through state and federal statutes.
    • What legislation can you cite that addresses diversity issues in health care?
  • Articulate the importance of adhering to applicable laws on the local, state, and federal level that govern the practice of care coordination and nursing care management.
  • Present main points, arguments, and conclusions to a clinical team clearly and accurately.
    • Address the anticipated needs and concerns of your audience.
    • What questions or alternative points of view might you expect? How will you respond?
    • Express your main points, arguments, and conclusions coherently.
    • Proofread your slides to minimize errors that could distract the audience and make it more difficult to focus on the substance of your presentation.
  • Support main points, arguments, and conclusions with relevant and credible evidence, correctly formatting citations and references using APA style.
    • Is your supporting evidence clear and explicit?
    • How or why does particular evidence support a claim?
    • Will your audience see the connection?
Additional Requirements

Be sure that:

  • Your slide deck consists of approximately 15–18 slides, not including the title, purpose, and references slide.
  • You have cited 5–7 sources of relevant and credible scholarly or professional evidence to support your presentation.
  • You have listed your sources on the references slide at the end of your presentation.

Portfolio Prompt: You may choose to save your presentation to your ePortfolio.

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