More specifically, in such cases involuntary hospitalization may be the only solution in order to reassure that the client will not harm or kill themselves. Therefore, the mental health professional has to inform and explain to their client before therapy starts, about the limits of confidentiality, namely that it will have to break if the clients express any suicidal thoughts or attempt to harm themselves or another person. However given the importance of these situations, it is essential the therapist evaluate effectively clients’ condition and certainty of their statements and act according to the principle of client’s beneficence (Isaacs & Stone,
Euthanasia is giving people the rest that they desperately need. Opponents also claim "Alternative treatments are available, such as palliative care and hospices. We do not have to kill the patient to kill the symptoms, nearly all pain can be relieved". They can take palliative but until when? All those patients are just experiencing pain and stress, once cancer gets in a person.
In an aesthetic and reconstructive ward, we see patients coming in for aesthetic surgery. Unlike most of the patients they would prefer non-disclosure of condition to their relatives. The APN also should not reveal patient’s personal information if it is not related to the medical care. In this case the APN would uphold the confidentiality standard by not revealing the condition without the consent of the patient. Justice –With APN in a ward it is unlikely for an APN to see to only one patient.
As the proxy, it is the most ethical decision to keep any information not directly relevant to the situation at hand completely private. According to consequentialism, you must act to maximize the happiness and minimize pain involved with a behavior - you may make family members happy by answering their long wondered about questions regarding the patient, but the harm you do to the patient themselves far outweighs the happiness created.
Colonists did not want these patients surrounding them and hospitals and asylums allowed for these patients to no longer be bothered by those who thought that they were complete maniacs. This allowed for a better environment, but at the same time other states did not want to create other asylums
Despite JB expressing his dislike of being placed in seclusion, nursing and medical staff agreed JB’s capacity to make an informed autonomous decision was impaired due to his current mental distress. Roberts (2004) states that the paternalism in mental health is rationalized through the concept that mental illness can inhibit a persons’ competency and ability to act autonomously in the governance of their care and therefore principles of beneficence and non-maleficence must be introduced to ensure that person receives adequate care. Prinsen & van Delden (2009) also argue that coercive measures such as seclusion can be necessary in reclaiming personal autonomy and control. However this paternalistic viewpoint of overruling a patient’s autonomy is arguable especially if a person is deemed incompetent due to their mental illness. Szasz believed mental illness was mythical and the introduction of a diagnosis was merely to label social deviancy from social norms.
In the past, mental health was easily overlooked and not considered a real issue because it is not physically visible by others. We have since learned that it is a very real and prominent issue that needs to be dealt with. Whether by the means of medication, therapy, or simple acknowledgement and support for what the individual is going through, all of these means of rehabilitation play a role in recovery and improving an individual’s well-being. Educating the public about the signs of individuals who may be under mental distress or illness could increase the likelihood that an intervention could be put into place before they harm themselves or before they harm others. This has become particularly prevalent within the media when it comes to shootings.
It is noted that confidentiality precludes marking and vilification of patients. By keeping up the factor of confidentiality, patients can be secured from segregation and stereotyping practices of individuals around them. Carter, et al (2015) expressed that the vast majority of the patients experience segregation, financial decimation, or social disgrace just because of the confidentiality breaches. For that reason, in this point of view, healthcare service providers play an imperative part in securing patient 's private data from rupturing and uncovering. Faden, et al (2013) stated that doctors and physician must conduct partner notice in a secret way to keep away from infringement of their patient 's entitlement to security and decrease possible discrimination and
Practice fusion could be good for the medical offices and hospitals. Practice fusion allows the medical practice to do so much with patient care. One item I find good is to input patient photo with the name. This would decrease patient error but the downfall would be if patients are willing to have their photo attached to the medical record. On the other hand, long term facilities like nursing homes and assisted living communities would not benefit from it.
One of the researchers remembered when they were rotated in the National Center for Mental Health for their duty, they have been taught about the different ways on how to communicate with mental patients therapeutically. Knowing these people have mental illnesses, it is critical for them to know how to talk and deal with them because more often than not, the symptoms of their illnesses will be triggered if they weren’t able to talk to them therapeutically. They were taught on how to not reinforce their thoughts when they have delusions and hallucinations and most importantly, they should not give the patients false reassurance. False reassurance is a pleasant lie. As stated in the book The Patient Doctor Relationship: Synopsis of Psychiatry,
When individuals become unwell some know they need help or assistance, but in some cases people refuse help or agree to treatment. This act sets out how and when someone gets treated, when someone can be admitted hospital against their will, or treated in hospital. Also lets individuals know their rights and that there is safeguards in place to protect their rights, this act has a set of principles which are taking into account when making decisions. These principles ensures that the person is not discriminated against, equality is promoted and respect and diversity. Within this act there is a compulsory treatment order which allows a person to be treated for their mental illness, however there is a set number of conditions to comply with and these can depend if the individual is in the hospital or out in the community.