The focal point of this research is to distinguish the significance of confidentiality in the clinical settings and the potential impacts when the breach of confidentiality occurred. This research will discuss the potential harm of the Confidentiality in the clinical settings. This will discuss the basic laws and guiding principles that would help the readers to gain ideas on how to keep the high standard of safeguarding the information. In addition to that, we will discuss a few scenarios of confidentiality issue in terms of Ethics, Legal and social perspective. At the end of the research, there is a sample form of what must appear in the Confidentiality form to clearly view the basic information
It is unrealistic because not all people can afford health care, for example the Lacks family because “Henrietta’s family can’t even go see a doctor because they can’t afford it” (Skloot, 2010, p. 180). The quality of health care all depends on what kind of insurance people have and if they have the money to afford it. Also, there are still limitations to treat or cure certain diseases that people have, such as HIV, diabetes, and more, so quality health for all is impossible today. However, many scientists and researchers are working on it to cure those diseases and medical progress has come far compared to the
(Elliot & Olver, 2008). The principles in acting with the best interest of the other person in mind, showing compassion and taking positive action to help others which relates to the second main principle being beneficence. Likewise, I will discuss non-maleficence, the core of medical oath nursing ethics the principle that “above all do no harm”.
The principles of medical ethics are as follows: autonomy, beneficence, confidentiality, non-maleficence, equality, and fairness (Missinglink, n.d.). Autonomy, beneficence, and non-maleficence are the focus of this case study investigation. Autonomy is the right of competent adults to make informed decisions about their medical treatments. Patients have the right to choose or refuse medical treatments and must provide consent for the treatments performed. Physicians are to respect the patient’s desires and respect their decisions (MissingLink, n.d.).
The HIPAA code of ethics is designed to serve several purposes with the aim of promoting high health information management practice, identify core values for the basis of the health information management mission, providing a summary of broad ethical principle that reflects the core values of the health information management (Davis & LaCour, 2014). Besides, it establishes a set of ethical principles which essential in the decision are making process. It also establishes an operational framework which guides professional behavior and responsibilities in case of conflicts of professional behaviors or when there are uncertainties in ethical behaviors. Besides, it provides ethical principles which enable the public to hold health information professionals into account, mentor practitioners who are new to the field of human information mission, values as well as ethical
Given the pros and cons of rational decision-making, the healthcare environment may not be the best fit for the willful choice model. Within healthcare organizations, chaos is prevalent with little time to thoroughly analyze a problem and produce
(750 words) The HCPC standards of conduct performance and ethics (SCPE) briefly mentioned in part a) set a broad expectation of the type of behaviours health professionals require (HCPC, 2016). Any complaints made by the service user or members of staff about treatment/ healthcare professionals will be compared to the SCPE to allow the HCPC to check if they were treated with the required standards. Thus, suitable disciplinary action can be given; preventing the public being at risk.
Technology is as much of a friend as it is an enemy. On the one hand improved technology and electronic health records can help save lives by identifying allergies sooner but, one the other hand if the medical records are compromised by unwanted eyes of a neighbor or worst hacker privacy for the individuals are gone forever. Another hurdle facing the nationalized health system in this litigious society in which we live are employer funded insurance policies.
But this work on ideas and policy leaves two questions unanswered. First, why does failure sometimes not cause changes in policy? In some cases, policy after failure drifts in the sense that it lacks coherent intellectual links between policy tools and desired outcomes. This drift can take the form of continuing to implement failed policies or altering the selection and settings of policy tools in cosmetic or contradictory ways that do not address the sources of failure. For example, every informed observer has concluded that the U.S. health care system fails to achieve important objectives, but significant policy change in this area has proven impossible to achieve despite the fact that countless serious reform proposals have circulated for years.
We see that the support of family is so important that it can even replace the treatment to some extent. We know that there still remain plenty of problems that are beyond medical standers. We also become aware of the drawback of the medical system. That is lack of the quality of the treat process.
To begin with the ethical considerations include confidentiality, non-maleficence as well as consent. According to Brahams (1995), ethical issues that arise from the use of Telehealth involve the responsibility of healthcare professionals; patients confidentiality of their medical information; as well as issues of cross-border consultations (Brahams, 1995). Patient ethical
During the hard times of WW2 rationing had to take place. To ration, is when someone has to take control over scarce resources such as food, industrial production, gas, clothing, etc. Rationing would affect the lives of many Americans. The Americans had been asked to make sacrifices and it was their way of contribution to help out in the time era of WW2.
If a person told someone that whatever they told them would not leave the room, would that person be able to keep that secret? What if they told them that an innocent person got put in jail for a crime they did not commit? Chuck Klosterman begins to explain that a patient had headaches and that an innocent person was convicted of a serious crime that the patient had committed. The headaches then resolved after getting the truth out to the doctor. The way the doctor responds to the situation is another way of determining what type of person they are, or what resolution of the situation will best respect the rights of both the doctor and the patient.
Sociologist David Williams states that all policies impact health policy. This is exemplified across a wide rage of policies in the US. These policies are flawed and corrupt, polarizing the nation racially and by socioeconomic status (SES) and resulting in great disparities in health. Although policy and law has evolved, presenting a more progressive and “color-blind” front, it remains an obstacle to ending disparities in health. Many of these policies, such as housing, environmental, and labor, are interconnected and have many aspects to them that affect health policy.
Social Justice Applied to Healthcare Social justice, the fair distribution of resources amongst the population, strives towards bringing equality to all, in this case, in the form of healthcare. The reasoning behind healthcare reform stems from distributive justice, which attempts to correct the disparity between readily accessible healthcare for the insured and the unavailability under and uninsured (Lachman, 2012, p. 249). The passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, opened up access to basic healthcare for a wider range of the population, many who had no healthcare access previously (Kelly, 2014, p. 1). With the wide distribution of healthcare access brings the duty of responsibility. This paper will explore and present the rationale