Not to mention termination from their present position. The hospital system has to repair its damaged reputation while at the same time prepare to defend itself against potential civil/criminal lawsuits. There are too many incidences were an organization is liable for HIPAA
However, in the State, not being able to look at your patient in the face when you talk to them is considered being rude or having an attitude. In addition, most people rely on herbs and traditional medicine. These differences could affect the patient interpretations resulting to mistrust and poor optimal care. Individuals values and beliefs towards healthcare are formed by various features. In the health care system, some patients encounter bias and discrimination by their health care providers.
Confidentiality in health care has a dual aspect with it being both legal and ethical. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in USA have laws on how the patient information should be handled. The HIPAA Privacy Rule addresses the saving, accessing and sharing of medical and personal information of any individual, while the HIPAA Security Rule more specifically outlines national security standards to protect health data created, received, maintained or transmitted electronically, also known as electronic protected health information (ePHI). (What is HIPAA Compliance). Electronic health information systems also need to securely manage patient data to avoid breaches of privacy and security along with storing and transmitting this information across multiple systems.
The facilities enforcing protocols and policies to secure that employees are meeting government regulations. Doctors, nursing staff and support staff I must use their best ethical and moral judge in most case to ensure patients are being retreated. Thus, sometimes causing conflict with health care administration because health care workers sometimes unknowingly break policies or protocol by putting patients first. As well as hospitals and clinics have so many departments that there can be conflict of interest with patient care that can cause inconsistency with patient care (Santilli, J. el al., 2015, Para
Continuity of care is an essential determinant of both quality of care and health outcome. Good indicators of continuity of care include likelihood of having regular doctor, and the organization of referral and feedback among providers and the same level of care and between levels of care. Continuity is essential and crucial for guaranteeing coordination of care. Lack of coordination mostly affects people with higher needs for care, such as those with chronic conditions and older people. Given the increasing burden of chronic diseases and the presence of comorbidities a single patient might move from one provide to the next without any coordination, and therefore a high risk of duplicating tests and harmful prescriptions of drugs.
Since nursing homes tend to provide care to a vulnerable population they can be taken advantage of, overlooked or mistreated by staff and with residents potentially underreporting these incidents due to fear of retaliation by staff identifies this as significant ethical issues among nursing homes. The use of restraints that restricts a resident, whether physical or chemical applies to the ethical considerations within a nursing home as it not only impacts the resident, it can affect staff members and other resident’s safety. There is always the conflict between providing the resident with a fair amount of decisions regarding their activities of daily living, special accommodations, and independence. However, there is also the reflective issue of whether these freedoms impact the safety and the ability to comply with the institution's policy and how they are handled to deliver ethically appropriate customer service to those
Often patients can misinterpret information that clinicians tell them especially where there is a language barrier present. When a clinician is giving medical information to the patient such as in the video ‘interpreting the message’ where the doctor tells the patient of possible treatment, Kelley (2015) argues that ensuring that the physician acts as a filter/conduit of information and assessment of risks and benefits is of utmost importance to patients. It is of equal importance for the healthcare professional to ensure that the patient understands and interprets correctly the information that is being relayed to them. If there is a language barrier present between a patient and their clinician interpretation is made more difficult and this can often lead to misinterpretation. Gregg and Saha (2007) describe language as “a simple shared system of grammar and words”.
Failing in service-user safety can sometimes be attributed to communication failure, however communication is one of the most important tools in preventing such failures. The ability to communicate effectively as a team stems from understanding the various professions in the team (Gluyas & Morrison, 2013). Understanding the various roles allows for an insight into how the healthcare system links together and the part each roles plays in provision of care. Additionally it aides in building trust and respect amongst team members (Gluyas & Morrison, 2013). This in turn can be linked to improved service-user safety, because it allows for role relation and see their part in the service-user care pathway.
Scholarly Paper on Use of Restraints In the Health care system it is important to provide best quality care in a safe environment and ensure dignity of care. So, interventions like using restraints on patient is necessary to ensures patient safety as well as safety of others. (Crozer Ketstone, 2009). “Restraints are physical, chemical or environmental measures used to control the physical or behavioural activity of a person or a portion of his or her body” (CNO, 2017). The extensive use of restraints is an issue of increasing concern in today’s nursing practice.
Background The ability to recognize, understand and treat symptoms related to illnesses, along with crafting the right questions in order to promote optimal care is considered a fine art in the field of healthcare. However, sensitive and time-critical conditions can pose questions that could challenge the status quo in relation to healthcare policy and decision making. Challenging circumstances often call for drastic measures that make difficult to decide right vs wrong. An ethical dilemma defines this decision-making process. Healthcare providers, such as nurses, confront this type of situations often in an array of clinical settings.