Case Study Case Study In the medical field writing a prescription for a patient can become serious trouble if you are not licensed to do so. A provider should be the only person who writes out prescriptions, because generally within the practice they will be the only person who does have the license that allows them the ability to do that. Nurses are not authorized, and so they should never write a prescription because they can face possibly prosecution for their actions if they choose to do so. According to the case study Jerry McCall is an office assistant, who has had training in medical assistant, and in LPN. According to The Medical Board of California Medical assistants may not call in new prescriptions or any prescriptions that have changes ( 2011).
IV. Patient’s Rights and Psychotherapist’s Duties Patient’s Rights: Right to Request Restrictions – You have the right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of protected health information regarding you. However, your counselor is not required to agree to a restriction you request. Right to Receive Confidential Communications by Alternative Means and at Alternative Locations – You have the right to request and receive confidential communications of PHI by alternative means and at alternative locations. (For example, you may not want a family member to know that you are seeing your counselor.
Explain two ways of helping other practitioners to understand the importance of handling information securely. The Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act summarise the main points of the legal requirements for handling individual’s personal information. The potential consequences of handling such information securely would need to be explained and to follow the necessary acts when handling such information. Explain two ways of helping other practitioners to understand the different systems used to record information in adult social care settings. By explaining the importance of keeping information confidential such as daily activities, medications in a secure place and not to disclose any information to anyone outside of the individuals care or other than their direct team.
301 Principles of communication in adult social care settings Task B case study Bi How would you explain the term ‘confidentiality’ to Hannah? Whilst it is Hannah’s right to make decisions for herself and choose not to want to take the medication, in this case from the information given it could be detrimental to her health and therefore I would explain to Hannah that the information given to me is in confidence. Although Hannah not taking her prescribed medication could put her at risk of harm and therefore I would need to pass the information on to my Manager to ensure her wellbeing is being addressed. It is Hannah’s choice who she shares information with and I would give her my assurance that the information would not be shared with her daughter unless she consented to it. Bii Describe the possible tensions that may arise between telling others of Hannah’s decision and keeping this information totally confidential.
As a legal requirement and under my company’s’ medication policy, I cannot administer their medication without their consent. I will listen to their reasons for the refusing the medication. Sometimes this happens because they do not fully understand why they need to have their medication and other times; it may because they cannot swallow tablets. Having listened to them, I will explain the reason for taking each medication in particular what that the medication is for and its effects. I will also give them information about the various forms of the medication, say liquid or tablet forms and the let them make a choice which they would find easier to swallow.
The arguments made by the CEO Joseph V. Fritz were that DNI does take patient privacy very seriously and they will take the steps needed to lower the possibilities of this ever happening again. DNI is stating their own facts that the data that was sent out did not contain information such as the patient’s social security number, address, and health information. Anthony H. Szczgiel, a University at Buffalo law professor and director of the Law School’s William and Mary Foster Elder Law Clinic, says that “it certainly seems to fall within the general definition of ‘individually identifiable health information’ ( Millar,
Your duty of care is also that you act within your own competence and do not do anything which you cannot do safely. Implementing duty of care also requires following procedures and policies and working to agreed standards which include the protection from dangers, harm and abuse whilst respecting individual's rights and choices. 2. How does duty of Care contribute to the safeguarding and protection of your service users? Safeguarding is protection of vulnerable people from abuse and harm.
If Johns Hopkins Hospital did not have a code of ethics then the organization could not guarantee quality care to all patients or protect their privacy in the areas of research or research publications. Ethics guide how a person interacts with his or her environment, and hospitals need ethical values to control their interactions with patients and the public. Patients need to feel safe and secure when his or she enters a hospital for treatment for an injury/illness, and knowing the hospital has strong ethical values provides him or her with the security he or she needs when entering. If a hospital lacks ethical values then there is nothing to stop physician from treating one patient differently from another based on cultural or religious differences. Physicians could apply their own personal prejudices towards patient care, and alter the care to test research hypothesis he or she has developed.
HIPAA presently protects patients’ personal medical information, but restrictions on how and when health care providers release private and confidential information are outlined, and the provider must obtain the patient’s written consent to release any information. There is also other legislation that provides protection of anyone releasing personal and private information, but clearly the need to add further restrictions to these laws are necessary and required. Closing those so called “loop holes” is another issue that needs to be address. Some state and public organizations are exempt from HIPAA laws is unacceptable to protecting patients’ private and confidential material. Laws that mandate health care providers to inform patients and obtain the patient’s written consent to allow the facility to use the patients’ medical records and history helps to protect the patients personal and private
In group or family counseling the counselor has to define the limits of confidentiality very well. Some of the issues in working with groups are who is the client, and what are the limitations of confidentiality according to the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics (2005) B.4.b. Some more similarities are when consulting with another counselor do not disclose confidential information. Keep identifying information out of research and publications unless the client gives permission. Counselors need to store client records in secure and locked areas.