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
Outcome 7 – Illustrates how the Nurse Incorporates Professional Values into Ethical Nursing Practice and Personal Accountability. Brenen Dapkiewicz NU 311 Fundamentals of Nursing Practicum Washburn University School of Nursing Knowledge Q1: Define patient centered care and discuss several ways you noticed the facility provided patient centered care. To me, patient centered care is the process of actively listening to, informing, and involving patients in their care.
Because of this relationship, the defendant has a legal obligation to act in a certain way toward the plaintiff. For e.g. Providers have a duty to treat their patients in a required medically manner, however, they must warn their patients of the side-effects or risk associated with a particular treatment. In case of a conflict, a “Judge” usually determines if defendant owed a duty of care to a plaintiff. (ii)Breach of duty: A defendant breaches the duty of care by failing to exercise reasonable care in fulfilling the duty towards the plaintiff. If this happens, the plaintiff must show the evidence of the facts of the case along with the testimony from an expert witness regarding whether the standard was met.
(Hogue & Prudhomme, 2012) Another point is documentation on a patient. There is a saying in the medical field if you didn’t document it didn’t happen, make sure as a case manager, everything you do is fully documented in the patient record. Develop habits that are good, you always want to document on a client when everything is fresh. It proves to the case manager’s credibility.
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.
Autonomy plays a major role in biomedical ethics and is described as “making own decisions for yourself, not others, without inappropriate influence” therefore the autonomy of physician-assisted deaths would come in to play when the patient is deciding
HIPPA Breaches A Common Legal Issue in Healthcare When it pertains to patient health information discretion is paramount. Protecting patients from threats that could endanger their rights is essential and the primary reason for safeguarding their personal information is to secure the interest of the individuals who are entrusting the organization with their information. There are however breaches to individuals’ private health information. In the healthcare field one common legal issue is HIPPA and data breaches.
Some researchers believe that practicing the principles of health care ethics is necessary today to ensuring optimal patient safety and care. As a health care worker your main job is to put the care in health care. Care is defined as the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something(Care, n.d). Health care workers must Make the care of your patients your first concern in order to perform their job currently and by caring for someone you have to do right, be fair, and cause no harm to them all of these are what we call ethics. I do agree that health care ethics is something that is important for patients safety.
The issue is that it is very difficult to assess the overall competence and voluntariness of a patient. CMA mandates that the protection of physicians is a must; and any change in law must legally protect those physicians who choose to participate from criminal, civil, and disciplinary proceedings. No physician should feel compelled to participate, and patients are free to transfer to another hospital if a physician denies a patients
Informed consent tends to spark major ethical controversy in the medical world. Many people believe that ALL humans deserve the right to know what research or tests are being done within their body, as well as the understanding of all the risks and costs that are associated with treatment. Other people believe that the right of informed consent should vary from person to person. This disputable topic is also explored throughout the novel, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. As the story progresses, the reader soon discovers that without the lack of informed consent given to Henrietta Lacks, the discovery of the famous immortal HeLa cells would have never occurred.
The professional values that I have chosen to reflect on is consent. Using Driscoll (2007) model of reflection which is components circle involves three events: what? So what? Now what? A reflection account will focus on my experience of working in the surgical ward.