In addition to SNB code of ethics, value statement 5, ensure that the safety of their patients is not put at risk by the commission or omission of any nursing care activity. Specifically in identifying patients and distinguishing the identity of patients with the same name. It is to ensure accurate identification in identifying the individual as the person for the treatment is intended of care. From this experience I understand that, it is essential to utilize two- patient identifier according to the standards and policies of the hospital. Secondly, by asking an open-ended question active communication whenever possible and ask the patient to state his or her full name and date of birth of the individual is to ensure the safety of individuals during their care, including prevention of medication, diagnostic and treatment errors.
and what they would like to know ensuring that they have understood the information given to them. In the past, education of healthcare professionals did not focus on ensuring that the professionals achieve a certain amount of skills needed for effective communication with their patients. This leads to a system in which the healthcare professional deals only with the necessary medical information rather than utilising a more clien-centred approach. It has been suggested that they are reluctant to inquire about the patients concerns in fear of encountering personal issues surrounding the situation which they are not equiped to deal with. Their concern may be that this will result in increased patient stress, a less time
The aspects of care suggest that nurses must have a certain moral background, and a knowledge of one’s self and capabilities, in order to establish a caring relationship with clients. (Fowler, 2015). The four phases of the ethics of care allow the nurse to recognize that care is necessary, take responsibility and act by caring, strive to meet the needs of the client, and have the client or the client’s family acknowledge that care for the client was needed and received. (Fowler, 2015, p.28). The ethics of care guide the nurse’s decision making by relying on the nurse’s moral character and communication
However, in health care, there is an implied duty to help by virtue of the physicians relationship with the patient. This duty is both legally and morally based in that it is reasonable for patients to expect a professional caregiver to act in ways that will promote their health and well-being. On the other hand, there is generally a recognised limit to the level of service and sacrifice owed to a patient by any particular health care professional(10). As with harm, the definition of good is difficult.
Patients have a right to complain about the doctor's refusal to the Management. Provision of Treatment requires patient’s choice and informed consent. Even if a patient has signed a general consent clause, the patient can still refuse medical treatment or procedures. However, in exceptional or emergency situations a doctor may be legally justified in performing surgery or providing treatment without the patient's consent. The patient should be competent and capable of making such a decision to give a consent.
Beneficence is action to benefit others. Meaning, physicians must act in the best interest of their patients and put the patient’s needs above their own. If patients lack the ability to make informed decisions, the physician must act to keep patients from making decisions that are not in their best interests (MissingLink,
HIPAA is an establishment foundation of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that provides the protection of a patient’s healthcare data. HIPAA applies two requirements, which are covered entities that provided individuals treatment, payment, and operations in healthcare. Business associates provides access to the patient’s information and provides support in treatment, payment or operation as well. HIPAA privacy rule must protect health data information that is being created, received, maintain or is being transmitted electronically. Although HIPAA standards are required to provide security and protection of medical files, HIPAA privacy rule and security rule are being violated.
Therapeutic privilege is the idea that if the health care provider discloses information to a patient it may harm them more than help them. The concept of therapeutic privilege is tricky because it must be well documented that omitting the information is in the patient’s best interest. Also, in most cases, therapeutic privilege does not completely overrule informed consent. The health care provider must provide any information to the patient that they judge not to cause harm to the patient. For example, they may not disclose the diagnosis immediately but may explain and gain consent for the preferred treatment option.
Confidentiality In a healthcare setting it is important to withhold personal information securely and safely. (Data protection act 1987 protect personal information). This can tell practitioners that information should be withheld.an example of maintaining confidentiality can be in a day Centre for elderly people this is shown when a service user discloses personal information the worker should not spread the information to other people. However it is appropriate if the only time this can be broken is when the person is a danger to others or themselves.
Just remember this incident when you want to be inquisitive about a patient that you are not treating or accessing a patient’s medical records for no business purpose. When performing your job function, it is not a HIPAA violation if you release and/or access a patient’s PHI for treatment, payment or health operations (TPO). When accessing and/or releasing a patient’s PHI, ask yourself does this fall under the TPO exceptions? If it does, then you should just release the minimum information necessary to complete the task and if it does not, then you may need an authorization signed by the patient or his/her representative. In the event you are unsure if you can release and/or access a patient’s PHI, contact your supervisor or your organization’s Privacy Officer.
Also states any person who is involved in the treatment and care of someone who is using mental health services, that person receiving care must provide carers with the relevant information. However the care will not receive and information, that the service user does not want them to know or share. Under the NHS Community Care Scotland Act 1990 states anyone who needs care even those with mental health problems has the right to have their needs assessed by local authority. In Sandra’s case
The National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) Ethical Standards is intended to serve as a guide to the everyday professional conduct of the helper. The standards are extremely broad and subject to interpretation, by the helper. Therefore, the standards are not static; they are revised as new concerns occur during the client-helper relationship.
The Victoria Government Department of Human Services (2012) stated “the freedom to make decisions which affect our lives is a fundamental right that each of us should enjoy”. The decisions we make in our lives represent who we are and how we want to be perceived by the world – whilst taking into consideration our own morals, beliefs and goals. Supported decision-making (SDM) is a process by which “a third-party assists or helps and individual with an intellectual or cognitive disability to make a legally enforceable decision for oneself” (Kohn & Blumenthal, 2013). May & Rea (2014) stated that “supported decision-making assumes that all people, regardless of their ability or disability, have some capacity to be involved in decision making”.