The ethics of Confidentiality is highly recommended in the medical field. It is the duty of all healthcare personnel, who has access to the medical records of the patient, to keep the data confidential from people who have no relation to the patients. The focal point of this research is to distinguish the significance of confidentiality in the clinical settings and the potential impacts when the breach of confidentiality occurred. This research will discuss the potential harm of the Confidentiality in the clinical settings. This will discuss the basic laws and guiding principles that would help the readers to gain ideas on how to keep the high standard of safeguarding the information.
When doing so, the outside specialist will likely request information about the patient: x-rays, medical histories, insurance information, etc. Therefore, it is important that you and your employees understand the difference between a routine request for information and a non-routine request for information. A routine request for information is the type of request you see all the time. The request is for the right amount of information for the third party specialist to perform their procedure. And the request shouldn’t make you question why they are asking for that specific
Every hospital has to follow the laws and respect patients’ privacy any rights. Even though the medical staff encourages the patient and the family to go along with the appropriate treatment in order to cure the illness, but it’s still their choice to accept or refuse it. This paper addresses that informed consent is different for every culture, and strategies on how a medical professional can balance cultural preferences with full disclosure. Furthermore, why adolescents shall be allowed to make their own life and death decisions and address the dilemmas on informed consent, also ethics versus legal issues. Informed Consent The informed consent should be different for different cultures.
The facilities enforcing protocols and policies to secure that employees are meeting government regulations. Doctors, nursing staff and support staff I must use their best ethical and moral judge in most case to ensure patients are being retreated. Thus, sometimes causing conflict with health care administration because health care workers sometimes unknowingly break policies or protocol by putting patients first. As well as hospitals and clinics have so many departments that there can be conflict of interest with patient care that can cause inconsistency with patient care (Santilli, J. el al., 2015, Para
Taking vitals and their chief complaints and working them up as needed. There at Frisco Urgent Care we had a protocol to follow. If a patient came in with cough we were allow to run a flu test, strep test and get bloodwork and even a chest x-ray all before the doctor step in the patient room. It being an Urgent Care meant anything could happen. We are trained in what to do accordingly to a patient depending on symptoms or how they came in .
The principles of medical ethics are as follows: autonomy, beneficence, confidentiality, non-maleficence, equality, and fairness (Missinglink, n.d.). Autonomy, beneficence, and non-maleficence are the focus of this case study investigation. Autonomy is the right of competent adults to make informed decisions about their medical treatments. Patients have the right to choose or refuse medical treatments and must provide consent for the treatments performed. Physicians are to respect the patient’s desires and respect their decisions (MissingLink, n.d.).
However, there are some exemptions which are allowed if some specific set conditions are met. For instance, the privacy act demands that patients should be notified and should provide acknowledgment before his/ her information is shared. This means that, for health providers and certain health plans which are controlled by this rule to disclose information, they should issue a notice of disclosure to the patient. The act also gives some rights to an individual which include the right to ask for exclusion from the directory of a facility, ask for communication be sent by alternative means, request amendment of health information, access one’s health information, restrict disclosure of treatment item or service to health plans one fully covers their medical expenditure, as well as obtain an accounting of disclosure of health
Patient-centered care forces the providers, nurses included, to look at each patient as an individual person; not every patient diagnosed with pneumonia is the same, each has different values and cultures that must be treated exclusively. Ensuring a patient can access a chaplain or Bible is providing patient-centered care; treating a partner in a same-sex relationship the same as heterosexual partners is providing patient-centered care. This is the future of reigning in an out of control health care
And most of times restraints are considered as a nursing intervention to keep the patient from pulling at tubes, drains, and lines or to prevent patient’s movements from when it’s restricted. Nurses should always focus on evidence- based practices within the setting of the nurse-client relationship and on methods for assessment, prevention, and use of alternative practices to prevent the use of restraints and move on to restraints-free care in various settings such as acute, long term and home health-care. In Ontario, the Patient Restraints Minimization Act advice healthcare settings to look over alternative methods and use restraints only as a last resort when a person is at harm to themselves and/or others (RNAO 2012). The hospital has a legal and ethical responsibility to support a least restraint policy that provides a safe and therapeutic environment
The patient must feel secure in what they tell you about themselves and that you will not tell other. Patients like to know they are listened to, cared about and have a opinion in the matter. For example a campaign called #mynameis by Dr Kate Granger, a medical registrar in geriatric medicine and cancer patient demonstrates the importance of small things like introducing yourself and having a name tag. NMBI Code of professional Conduct and Ethics (2014) also has guidelines for nurses for confidentiality and states that 'Honesty, integrity and trustworthiness must underpin your dealings with patients and colleagues ' and 'You should tell patients (unless this could cause them serious harm) if you intend to share confidential information about them with others who are outside the immediate care team
This type of hospital may decide to treat or transfer a patient to a specialty hospital. Because this type of hospital handles general medical complaints they may or may not run special tests such as drug or mental health panels. They are not required to upon intake, it is left to their discretion. Psychiatric hospital. This hospital specializes in psychiatric care and is expected to run a full mental health screening on all patients upon intake.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. No one is completely perfect but we do have to be really careful with how in the medical field we take care of the medical record or any other information that should not be given. All that information must be kept private unless the patient of the information gives any authorization for it to be release. Even the most important hospitals or well-known physicians have or been involved with a HIPAA violation. In order to make a spreadsheet for over 20,000 patients who were all seen in the emergency room in 2009, Stanford contracted Multi-Specialty Collection Services (MSCS) who would be in charge of creating the spreadsheet for them.