A recent ethical dilemma that I faced was regarding a physical therapist assistant (PTA) I was working with at the outpatient rehab clinic that I am working as a rehab aide. The PTA was treating different patients differently and unfairly base on the diagnosis that was being treated for therapy. The PTA would often refuse treatment, or shorten the regular treatment time from 45 minutes per session to 30 minutes or less.
The process that I went through to resolve this dilemma was first, I gather up all the facts regarding the situation. This PTA has more than ten years of experience working as a physical therapist assistant at outpatient rehab clinics. The PTA has previous treated numerous patient with those specific diagnoses that she is now …show more content…
The ethical principles involved in this dilemma are beneficence, social justice, veracity and fidelity.
The duties of the physical therapist assistant is to carry out the plan of care that is established by the physical therapist, and follow the physical therapist’s plan of care. Furthermore, as a therapist, it is the PTA’s ethical duty to treat each patient equally, be truthful with each patient and allow all patients to participate equally in their treatment. My responsibility as a rehab aide and her colleagues is to report this misconduct to the physical therapist that I am working under and to my direct manager, the outpatient rehabilitation coordinator while keeping the confidentiality of the situation.
The desire outcome of this situation is after discussing the situation with the two PTs working at the clinic, and after the PT confirming that the action by the PTA is misconduct. Then, report this situation to the outpatient coordinator and let the coordinator handle the situation with the appropriate consequence deemed appropriate by the
1. In this case, Missy sustained an injury after administration of a hot pack even though she was being monitored by Jim (PTA). Ron (PT) was responsible for the duties of Jim. Therefore, both Jim and Ron failed to care for Missy that comply with the legal standard of care and are most likely liable for professional negligence.
CG stated she will inform MSW once Darel contacts her and report the status of HEAP setting up an appointment. CG assist with meals, landry, transportation to get food and MD appointments. She states she also assists with his bills if needed. CG makes it very clear that she wants the Pt remain in the home and NOT sent to a nursing home! MSW educated CG about the importance of the patients safety within his home.
I write to report a violation of principles number 2, section B, C, D, I, and J of the American Occupational Therapy Association code of ethics by Lucy Jackson. During my Fieldwork in fall semester (September-November) of last year, I noticed a pattern of behavior by my supervisor, Lucy Jackson at Mannor Care Center in Washington. The supervisor has been verbal abusive to Maryann Smith, a 68 years old woman with acute kidney injury and obesity. The verbal abuse started on my first day (09/7/2016) working with Lucy Jackson and ended when the patient was discharged on 9/27/2016. My supervisor always conducted treatment sessions in Maryann Smith’s room and since the other therapists aren’t around, she used the opportunity to verbally abuse Maryann
For this assignment, I witnessed and explored one ethical issues that occurred on the floor and another ethical issue that involved the transition from the emergency department to the behavioral health floor. After these events occurred, I sought supervision from my site supervisor and completed a three-page paper summarizing the ethical issues. The paper includes detailed information such as an explanation the ethical principles involved in each ethical issue, a description of how the situation was/could have been handled, and an explanation of how I would have handled the situation
I think Julie's behavior is unprofessional and unethical due to the fact being medical assistant only and not a doctor. For that reason any medical staff including Julie face ethical issues in a medical office on the daily basis. There are some guidelines Julie should follow while working with any patients: -Provide services with full respect for human dignity -“Aspire to render great service” to patients -“Dedicated to the care and well being of patients” -Respect confidential information unless required or authorized to disclose in a legal manner -Seek to continually improve knowledge and skills -Participate in services aimed at improving the well-being of the community and so on. Medical assistant should not diagnose and discuss a patient's
I recently witnessed a conflict between a nurse and a patient care technician (PCT). The PCT who was assigned the nurse’s patient took the patient’s vital signs (VS) and the spirometry pulse oxygen (SPO2) saturation registered 81%. The PCT did not report the abnormal SPO2 to the nurse. When the nurse saw the low SP02 reading, she confronted the PCT in a demeaning tone, as perceived by the PCT. She asked the PCT why he did not report the low SP02 to her at the time that he obtained the reading.
On 10/29/2015 SO EMT Perez was dispatched to PV-119 regaurding foot pain. SO EMT Perez knocked and was verbally greeted in by the resident a Mrs. Suzanne Truss. Mrs. Suzanne Truss was very stressed and seemingly overwhelmed and she stated that she had foot pain but before SO EMT Perez had a chance to evaluate Mrs. Suzanne Truss got up on her own strength from her bedside and proceeded to walk to her bathroom with assistance of her walker. Mrs.Suzanne Truss wanted SO EMT Perez present in the bathroom because she stated it made her less nervous. After Mrs. Suzanne Truss finished in the bathroom and walked to her bed SO EMT Perez began an assesment which revealed the following; Blood Pressure 110/72, pulse rate of 75bpm, and foot pain of the
Based on your readings from this section and the videos respond to the following questions and to 2 of your classmates. Describe a challenging, diversity-related situation that you have faced, and likely will continue to face in your nursing career. A challenging, diversity-related situation that I have faced, and likely will continue to face in my nursing career is caring post-operative patients with various pain and treatment beliefs. As a Med-Surg nurse, I often care for patients with countless diagnoses/surgeries and of various cultural beliefs and practices regarding pain and treatment beliefs.
When I grow up as a child, I was setting goals for a future and what to do in life. I choose to pursue Physical therapist assistant which it is a reason why I want to help people, be more responsible, give good attitude to the patients. Next 5 years I will be working in different states at hospital or clinic. I may change to undecided major whether if I want to pursue different major. According to Occupational outlook handbook” Physical therapist assistant observe the patients before, during and after therapy; making notes patient’s status and report it to a physical therapist.’’.
Profession Code of Ethics Comparison As a social work student, we are provided with the foundational education necessary to succeed in our profession. The National Association of Social Work (NASW) Code of Ethics is the most significant publication because it “is intended to serve as a guide to the everyday professional conduct of social workers” (NASW Code of Ethics, 2017). For this assignment, we are charged with exploring other professional codes of ethics to gain a better understanding of how they may be similar or differ from one another. Therefore, I choose to explore the American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics with the intention of conducting a comparison analysis of both documents.
The ethical issues that are faced in nursing homes stem from a conflict of the institution's policy, staffing concerns regarding safety matters, and the general desires and preferences of the residents. When moving into a nursing, there is a loss of privacy as many residents share bedrooms, bathrooms, and common areas. The resident’s independence and decision-making ability over matters such as what to eat, wear, and their entertainment can all be controlled by the nursing facility, and this leads to a loss of autonomy. There are also concerns when the decision-making capacity of a resident conflicts with the general well-being of the nursing home populations. Moral issues that come into play when the resident has demonstrated a lack of competent decision-making practices is that who’s input regarding the resident's well-being has their best interest.
And instead, they may wish to encourage the client to choose another alternative. Hence, in such cases, the practitioners faced the struggle between balancing their own value systems and their professional obligation as a social worker. The third ethical dilemma is when the social work practitioner overheard the conversation between the patient and her family members that the hospital staff has been verbally abusing the patient. However, the social work practitioner does not have any evidence to prove the abuse.
From time to time, social work practitioners face different challenges and one of such example is being confronted with ethical dilemmas. An ethical dilemma is defined as “when the social worker sees himself or herself as facing a choice between two equally unwelcoming alternatives, which may involve a conflict of moral values, and it is not clear which choice will be the right one” (Banks, 2012). Ethical dilemmas can occur in the context of either client or organisational-related conflict situations at work. The first ethical dilemma is when the patient refuses medical treatment and services because he or she would not accept that there is any problem.
One of those most challenging areas I have experience during my current placement is ethical decision-making. We studied many possible scenarios during our Values, Ethics and Professional Issues class, and discussed the various types of decision-making models to help guide us when having to make difficult decisions. While the class was invaluable, because it helped me identify my own biases, and also shed light on how I have made decisions in the past and how I can possibly make decisions in the future, I knew that having to make real-life decisions would not be so cut and dry. This placement has been challenging for me, because my ongoing assignment with one of my supervisors requires constant ethical decision-making, sometimes even in the