CONFIDENTIALITY Confidentiality is very important as we are working with vulnerable people. It is very important that we maintain confidentiality at all times. If we are told something in confidence by service user we must explain that if necessary we may need to report to our manager but will still be confidential unless further action is agreed or needed. Any care notes or service user’s care plan are also confidential so we must ensure this is kept safe. Anything that you have been told in confidence must not be noted in care
Describe the potential tension between maintaining an individual’s confidentiality and disclosing concerns There are some situations when confidentiality needs to be breached to report information to a higher authority. The disclosure of private and personal information should only take place when: ▶ withholding the information is likely to threaten the safety and wellbeing of others ▶ a crime has been, or is likely to be committed. It is my responsibility to check the policy and procedure at my place of work about disclosure of confidential information, in order to be clear about how to act and who to contact should the need arise. Speak to a senior person within or outside of my work setting who is able to act on the information appropriately. It is a mistake to think this is only a matter for senior
Something that is very important is to screen suicidal or homicidal ideations. The client and clinician as well as others safety has to be considered. If a client has either and they appear to be a safety risk a clinician has a duty to warn by contacting law enforcement. Screening for past and present mental health disorders is an important step and should be taken seriously. When contacting other providers they may be treating a client for other mental health disorders.
Practicing Ethical Framework Rachel Gable GCU NRS437 January 13, 2013 Practicing Ethical Framework Appling Ethical Frameworks in Practice Patient confidentiality is a major factor dominating healthcare today. Patient confidentiality means that all personal information, along with health care issue revealed, cannot be disclosed to any person other than the patient or anyone that patient authorizes. Confidentiality is a legal right of every patient and is an ethical duty of the entire medical community (Bourke, 2008). Maintaining confidentiality and privacy between the healthcare provider and patient allows for a trustworthy relationship between the two, especially with adolescent patients. This paper will discuss confidentiality, confidentiality breach implications, ethical principles, alternatives and ethical committee applications to an ethical dilemma.
Explain the meaning of the term confidentiality Confidentiality refers to the need to handle personal and private information in ways that are appropriate, safe and professional and meet legal requirements. There are three main reasons why confidentiality is an important issue in a health and social care setting. Trust The relationships you build with service users and their families are central to your care role. If you share their personal information with others who have no need or right to know you risk breaking their trust in you. Individuals also need to know there are secure systems and procedures operating in the care setting to protect confidential information.
This is a common practice in many other communities so there aren’t any codes that say it’s illegal or unethical, but they do advice counselors to be careful and to know the pitfalls. It’s stated that the way it can become unethical is if the client gets exploited. Bartering is legal and ethical, but it’s flawed with trouble and many times has negative outcomes. Boundaries In this example they look at another dual relationship that involves knowing the boundaries between a counselor and a client. This example seeks to fine the line that’s drawn to prevent boundary
In this case, the supervisor should have approached Human Resources sooner and allowed them to make the decisions to breach the privacy and confidentiality. If there is a real risk of harm to the patient or other persons, a breach such as this could be warranted, but each case should reviewed separately and one person should not be making this decision (Mair, 2011). Business research is critical to a manger’s decision making, but ethical research is a very important part of the process. Information should be free of manipulation and confidentiality should be maintained to protect all parties
Ethics in Psychological Research Psych 540 June 11, 2012 Neil Stafford Ethics in Psychological Research Any time you as a researcher conducts any type of psychological research one thing that must have a part in this are that of the (APA) known as that American Psychological Association. It’s well known by many of today’s scientists and researchers that they must abide by and follow these standards that are set. There are quite a few ethical standards that must be upheld when it comes to dealing with the research. Before attempting to conduct any research, many must make sure that their studies even meet the ethical standards that are in place. Because there are so many ways that research today can be conducted as well as gathering
Proper oversight and protection of whistle blowers are two methods used by organizations to prevent them falling victim to fraud. As fraud continues to occur and become more prevalent among home health agencies these type policies need to be implemented to prevent phantom billing, patient billing, up coding or unbundling schemes types of Medicare fraud. Dr. Roy and his associates we recently charged so information on their fraud scheme will continue to be released as the
Fallon (2006) states it is important because certain guidelines have to be followed by the counselor during a session and when a client becomes involuntary this puts the counselor in a comprising position. This is mainly because the incorporation of the client places limits on the direction of the sessions in the group. Another issue is that is unique to group counseling is confidentiality. Counselors should clearly define what confidentiality means, why it is important and the difficulties involved in its enforcement (Lasky and Riva, 2006). Emphasize importance of maintaining confidentiality before the group begins and at various times in the group.