This course project is a culmination all of the course competencies. This course has provided you the opportunity to identify situations that raise potential public health legal and ethical issues. It has also helped you understand how the law can be changed to promote public health, ethical principles, and policy goals.
In this assignment, you will demonstrate your achievement in the following professional competencies:
Using the South University’s online library resources, identify and analyze a case of your choice (no older than 8 years) that you believe presents a conflict between public health, healthcare ethics, and current legal statutes (i.e., required vaccinations, no smoking policies, food/restaurant labeling requirements, school nutrition policies, etc.).
Then, take the perspective of a healthcare executive or professional solving a public health or ethical dilemma that your organization, community, and/or the healthcare profession at large are facing.
Based on your research and analysis of the case, write an 8–10-page proposal to other healthcare executives soliciting their support for legal reform with the state legislature. Include the following items in your proposal: