MGT445 – Ethical & Legal Business Concepts

MGT445– Ethical &amp Legal Business Concepts

Templatefor Evaluating a Case Study




Name ofcase study chosen:

Thegrading rubric is on the second page. Please submit the rubric withyour work.

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Select four questions at the end of the selected case study and enter the question number here.

Personal beliefs – Maximum of two full sentences showing an appropriate response to the question selected.

Based on your personal beliefs, why is the response in Column 2 appropriate? One full sentence maximum.

For each question answered, select a secular ethical theory (Golden Rule, virtue, utilitarianism, or universal) that supports your personal belief.

How does the secular ethical theory in Column 4 support your response in Column 2? One full sentence maximum.

Biblical support – List one Bible verse and in a maximum of one full sentence, tell why this verse supports your response in Column 2.


I believe the HIPPA definition of privacy rule is accurate this is because it covers all aspects of controlling patients’ medical records.

The definition also deals in matters concerning patients’ privacy and the individuals who get to have permission to view or even know matters concerning patients within a hospital.

The response is appropriate because it addresses the question in details.


This secular ethical theory supports my response since the issue of privacy requires morals within individuals so as to guide them in the observation of privacy.

Proverbs 119: 34

Explain your law to me, and I will obey it.

The HIPPA sets some rules and requires all medical personnel to adhere to them.


No, it is not ethical for covered entities to be excused from getting patient permission to use their private information for routine purposes because every patient has a right to privacy.

Each and every patient has a right to know all the procedures and actions that gets undertaken on matters regarding their hospitalization and their records.

It is appropriate because, observation of patients’ privacy is vital within a given medical setup.


The theory supports my response since it holds the best moral action that is, the one that maximizes utility.

Proverbs 21:3

To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the lord than sacrifice.

The rules should apply to everyone with equality and just, no one is usually above the law.


No, according to the given examples in the article they display some incidents where the HIPPA fails to get observed.

For instance the case where the husband came to the hospital and accessed his wife’s records and accessed her room thus abusing her.

The response is appropriate because, the hospital fails to adhere to the HIPPA rule of promoting privacy of patients’ records.

Golden rule

According to this theory, one should treat others as one wishes to get treated by others or What you wish upon others, you wish upon yourself (empathic or responsive form)

Proverbs 23:26

My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.

Stresses on the importance of being observant to rules and regulations.


The issue on patient privacy could have been handled in a more ethical manner where the hospital staff could have adhered to the HIPPA, guidelines on the privacy rule.

Also, the securing of patient private information in places where those allowed to have access to them could reach them but not where those with no permission could get them.

The response is accurate because the clerk failed to adhere to the policy of ensuring as well as maintaining patients privacy.


The theory supports my response since it holds the best moral action that is, the one that maximizes utility.

Micah 7:5

Trust not in a friend, put confidence in guide.

Trusting the law is the best thing one can do and using it as a guide to their actions.


Meng,&nbspC.&nbspL.,Othman,&nbspJ., D’Silva,&nbspJ.&nbspL., &amp Omar,&nbspZ.(2014). Ethical Decision Making in Academic Dishonesty withApplication of Modified Theory of Planned Behavior: A Review.International Education Studies, 7(3).doi:10.5539/ies.v7n3p126

Neagoe,&nbspA.(2013). Ethical dilemmas of the social work professional in a(post-)secular society, with special reference to the Christiansocial worker. International Social Work, 56(3),310-325. doi:10.1177/0020872812474010


52 Points

42–51 Points

36–41 Points

0–35 Points


  • Answered four questions.

  • Clearly answered all questions in two sentences.

  • Provided clear rationale for each answer in one sentence.

  • Linked answers to appropriate ethical theory

  • Provided rationale for the selected ethical theory in one sentence.

  • Provided citations linking answers to biblical principle.

  • Answered three questions.

  • One or two of the listed criteria (left) were not met or missing.

  • Answered two questions.

  • Three or four of the listed criteria (left) were not met or missing.

  • Answered zero or one question.

  • Five or more of the listed criteria (left) were not met or missing.


13 Points

10–12 Points

8–9 Points

0–7 Points


Your sentence structure is complete with correct spelling, punctuation, and capitalization, and varied diction and word choices.&nbsp

Your sentence structure has minor errors (fragments, run-ons) with correct spelling, punctuation, and capitalization, but limited diction and word choices.

Your sentence structure has several errors in sentence fluency with multiple fragments/run-ons and poor spelling, punctuation, and/or word choice.

Your sentence structure has serious and persistent errors in sentence fluency, sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, and/or word choice.


65 Points