Health Care Risk Management

ObjectiveTo critically reflect your understanding of the most common policies and procedures of risk management, the role of the communications to reduce the risk and improve patient safety and your ability to apply them to your Healthcare Organizations.


Students will critically analyze the readings from Chapter 4 & 5 your textbook. This assignment is designed to help you review, critique, and apply the readings to your Healthcare Organization as well as become the foundation for all of your remaining assignments.

You need to read the article (in the additional weekly reading resources localize in the Syllabus and also in the Lectures link) assigned for week 2 and develop a 2 page paper reflecting your understanding and ability to apply the readings to your Healthcare Organization. Each paper must be typewritten with 12-point font and double-spaced with standard margins. Follow APA 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.

2. Your Critique (50%)

What is your feedback to the content of the articles?

What did you acquire about Communication and its impact on malpractice litigation?

What did you absorb about Insurance Models and Risk Retention?

Did these Chapter and articles change your thoughts about Social Media Challenges and Clinician-Patient Online Interaction? If so,  how? If not, what remained the same?

3. Conclusion (15%)

Briefly summarize your thoughts & conclusion to your critique of the articles and Chapter you read.  How did these articles and Chapters impact your thoughts on Inform Consent and Patient Education?

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

a) The clarity with which you critique the articles;

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

c) Your conclusions, including a description of the impact of these articles and Chapters on any Healthcare Organization.