Ethical and Legal Aspects


Legal Aspects of Nursing PowerPoint

Develop a 10-12 slide PowerPoint presentation that addresses one of the following acts:

  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA)
  • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA)
  • Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA)


Length: 10-12 slides; answers must thoroughly address the questions in a clear, concise manner. 


Title (1 slide)

What is the definition of the act? (1 slide)

Why did the act come to be? (2 slides)

What are the provisions of the act? (3-4 slides)

What are the penalties for violating the act? (1-2 slides)

How does the act impact or influence nursing practice? (1-3 slides)

References (1 slide) (Minimum of two sources)

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