When providing information to the patient a phlebotomist should be mindful of the particular patients needs and what they would like to know ensuring that they have understood the information given to them. In the past, education of healthcare professionals did not focus on ensuring that the professionals achieve a certain amount of skills needed for effective communication with their patients. This leads to a system in which the healthcare professional deals only with the necessary medical information rather than utilising a more clien-centred approach. It has been suggested that they are reluctant to inquire about the patients concerns in fear of encountering personal issues surrounding the situation which they are not equiped to deal with. Their concern may be that this will result in increased patient stress, a less time
Libertarianism would suggest that, since you are unable to know for certain what the patient’s wishes are regarding the sharing of information, you should air on the side of caution and completely avoid sharing anything with their family. By doing this, you aren’t infringing on the patient’s right to liberty. If the patient felt that their past medical history was of importance and worth sharing, it is safe to assume that they would have done so. Based on this assumption, it is ethical to withhold any and all medical history that does not relate to their current medical
Just remember this incident when you want to be inquisitive about a patient that you are not treating or accessing a patient’s medical records for no business purpose. When performing your job function, it is not a HIPAA violation if you release and/or access a patient’s PHI for treatment, payment or health operations (TPO). When accessing and/or releasing a patient’s PHI, ask yourself does this fall under the TPO exceptions? If it does, then you should just release the minimum information necessary to complete the task and if it does not, then you may need an authorization signed by the patient or his/her representative. In the event you are unsure if you can release and/or access a patient’s PHI, contact your supervisor or your organization’s Privacy Officer.
An error of judgment constitutes negligence only if a reasonably competent professional with the standard skills that the defendant professes to have, and acting with ordinary care, would not have made the same error . Doctors must exercise an ordinary degree of skill. However, they cannot give a warranty of the perfection of their skill or a guarantee of cure. If the doctor has adopted the right course of treatment, if she/ he is skilled and has worked with a method and manner best suited to the patient, she/ he cannot be blamed for negligence if the patient is not totally cured. Certain conditions must be satisfied before liability can be considered.
Autonomy is when patients have the right to make decisions about their medical care without a health and social care professional trying to influence the decision. (Medicine net) For example, gaining consent or informal agreement of the patient before any treatment takes place. The principle may at times cause problems when patients exercise their autonomy by refusing life-saving treatments. Another barrier to patient autonomy is if one is being forced into a decision. However, these issues are often hard to detect.
During this second stage, the individual also explores his or her lay referral system1 for validation of the sick role and for exploration of treatment options; 3) medical care contact. During this stage the individual seeks a professional health care system. However, the pace at which a person enters this stage is determined by their membership within parochial and cosmopolitan social networks. If a person’s social network is parochial, they will tend to delay medical care contact by continuing the first two stages for longer than a person who is a member of a cosmopolitan network; 4) the assumption of a dependent-patient role via acceptance of professional health care treatment. It is possible for this stage to be disrupted if the individual and the professional health care provider have differing opinions of the illness; 5) the individual’s recovery from illness.
However, it is also very important that one must not imagine that a patient lacks the capacity to make a decision exclusively because of their medical condition, behavior, beliefs, apparent inability to communicate, age, appearance, disability, or the fact that they make a choice that one opposes with. The validity of consent is in two forms, voluntary and informed. Voluntary, the choice to either consent or not to consent to treatment have to be made by the individual themselves, and must not be subjective by force from medical staff, friends or family. Relating to the use of capacity and the morality, the Mental Capacity Act (2005) is also relevant to people aged 16 years and older, and states that no judgement should be presumed unless it is established that he or she does not have a capacity. Capacity is treatment specific and can fluctuate.
We do not need to debate whether euthanasia is right or not. How do we know that the doctor did sincere done with good intentions or too lazy to work? Then, what criteria would that person be a hopeless patient? How do you know that the patient has no chance of survival? Did the doctor really try and still have other treatments?
This can cause infective medication use (from the patient not knowing when or how to take medications), reoccurring infections (from the patient not knowing how to clean themselves or do proper wound care), or it can even cause death (from a patient not knowing when to alert a healthcare professional due to symptoms that could indicate something lethal). There are many ways to enact patient teaching and ensure patient compliance. One of these ways is to have a follow up phone call some time after a patient has been discharged. It can ensure that the patient is following the
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