In addition, Create an environment of trust by respecting patient privacy encourages the patient to get care, to be honest, when as much as possible, this stimulates the patient to accept the full health for conditions that might be stigmatizing for example: public health, reproductive, sexual, and psychiatric health concerns, confidentiality ensures that private information will not be disclosed to family or employers without their consent. To avoid misunderstandings, such as the words of some patients, but I suppose you would deal with it as a secret between us! Can the nurse prevention of this misunderstanding by being candid as possible with the patient about his health. However, privacy and confidentiality between nurse and
Healthcare professionals should have a clear understanding from the beginning of their jobs to provide care that is catered to their patient’s needs and does no harm to their patient, yet some caretakers tend to walk the fine line between what is ethical and what is convenient. In Carolyn Buppert’s article, “Can I Prescribe for My Elderly Father?”, Buppert describes a situation involving nurse practitioners prescribing medications to family members for different reasons; nevertheless, this is a violation of the principle of justice because it is against the law to provide medications to family members without proper medical documentation (citation). Not only do ethical situations arise within the professional standpoint but also most workers who do not have day to day contact with patients do not realize that they must also provide care that follows the four principles. For instance, a chef that prepares the meals for the patients may not realize that the principle of nonmaleficence affects them, but if they were to prepare a meal that consists of nuts for a patient who has a known nut allergy, then they would be causing harm to the patient. Although the chef may not have been aware of the allergy, it is still could affect the treatment given to the patient if he or she has a reaction to the food.
But on the other hand, they need consider whether telling truth would help or make situations more worst. Ethical dilemma among health care professional arises, either telling the truth or withholding the truth would benefit the patient. In health care settings, truth telling about terminal care is a common ethical dilemma: either by telling truth or withholding the truth is the main concern. More often, doctors and nurses work closely
Moral principles are important in the medical field in order to keep the emotions of healthcare professionals from clouding their judgement. These two principles are necessary in order to provide adequate care for all patients, family members included. When these principles practiced, less fallacies are likely to occur in the medical
Patients have a right to privacy and non-interference. The healthcare professionals are obligated to give needed information to patients and relate the risks, and the benefits of a test/treatment. The detail information given will allow the patient to make the best decision on what he/she chooses to do. Hiding information about a diagnosis or not revealing the potential complications because a patient may refuse care seems unethical. Patients have the right to know about their health to make informed
As the role of case management becomes apparent so are legal and liability claims. It makes no matter what practice setting a case manager is in they can be held for damages if their actions fall below the normal accepted standards of care and if the patient has a bad outcome. The case manager needs to be aware of the standards of care and document all intervention done. When preparing to case management a client gather information that appropriated health care history from admission to discharge. So, that appropriate plan of care can developed among the health care team to ensure positive outcome for this episode of care.
I chose this competency because it teaches me that I need to have a positive self-esteem and a great attitude towards my patients, colleagues and every situation in order to be able to provide holistic quality care. 2. The article taught me that fitness to practice, includes being accountable and responsible to cope with stress and know how to balance your duty to care for patients; and an equal duty to ensure that fitness to practice competently does not threaten the safety of patients, co-workers or oneself (p. 8). 3. The article widened my understanding that if I am not mentally or physically fit; it’s impossible for me to care for another and meet their needs and can put patients in danger due to errors.
Preventing of verbal, physical and psychological harm from happening to the patient is also considered of promoting quality and safety in the health care system. This is the method that the nurse practitioners can use to prevent this to be happened. The issue of patient quality of care and safety can impact a patient life the health care providers have to consider how important it is to assure
If you do not actively follow the 5 care principles and actively promote anti discrimination. Health and social care professionals will then be drawn into the discrimination. Health and social care professionals need to discuss this with their manager or another person that they trust within the work setting. This is if the health and care professional does not feel that they, themselves cannot challenge the discrimination. Reporting also helps support it as this is challenging the anti discriminatory practice.
Patient confidentiality in health care is expected. The ability of the healthcare provider to preserve patient confidentiality is an ethical responsibility and is essential in facilitating trust between the healthcare provider and the patient. Continuity of patient confidentiality is imperative so patients may discuss their medical and mental health concerns without any fear of scrutiny. The absence of patient confidentiality hinders the healthcare provider’s ability to successfully treat the patient’s health concern. This case study will review Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California, 1976 and provide an overview of the California Supreme Court’s ruling.