You have recently been promoted to Health Services Manager at Three Mountains Regional Hospital, a small hospital located in a mid-size city in the Midwest. Three Mountains is a general medical and surgical facility with 400 beds. Last year there were approximately 62,000 emergency visits and 15,000 admissions. More than 6,000 outpatient and 10,000 inpatient surgeries were performed.
An important aspect of the provider/patient relationship pertains to open communication and trust. Patients want to know that their doctors and the support staff associated with their care understand their wishes and will abide by them. Ideally, these conversations happen well before an emergency or procedure takes place; however, often times this information is missing from a patient’s file. As part of Three Mountains’ initiative to build trust with their patients, an increased emphasis has been placed on obtaining living wills from the patient as part of the intake process to ensure that the healthcare team has written directives of the patient’s wishes in case of incapacitation. You will be creating a living will for a patient and provide educational information as to why the patient should fill it out during the admission process before a procedure.
Introduction: Explain the definition of a living will and its key components. This section will provide an educational overview of the document for the patient.
Living Will Template: Create a living will that can serve as a template to the patients. This should cover the basic treatment issues such as resuscitation, feeding tubes, ventilation, organ and tissue donations, etc. Provide instructions in the template that can be easily altered, depending on each patient’s wishes.
Summary: In this section, you will discuss the importance of this document and encourage patients to complete it. Address how this document ensures that a patient’s wishes are known and followed by the healthcare team.
Grade needs to be a 4 on all points.Please make the corrections needed from the Grader!!!!!
Your introduction was very good and did a nice job detailing the importance of a Living Will and how having a Living Will could be beneficial to the patient’s care,. You needed to show that you used your material in the introduction through an APA citation
Document includes an introduction with an in-depth definition of a living will and identification with an explanation of the key pieces. Supporting evidence is missing. GRADE 3
Document includes an in-depth living will with all of the requisite pieces and details. Supporting evidence provided. GRADE 4
You had a very nice summary after your template that again summarized the need for a Living Will and why patient’s benefit from having a Living Will prior to receiving treatment. You needed to show that you have used your supporting material.
Document provides an in-depth summary as to why patients should complete a living will. Supporting evidence is missing. GRADE 3
Grammar and style are strong, and this complements the organization and focus. Proper use of punctuation and form (including style, as required). Evidence of good writing. GRADE 4