There are so many things that the Medical Law and Ethics course has covered that pertains to the healthcare field. This includes situations that have to do with patients, healthcare workers, laws & procedures, and patient confidentiality, which I will now tell about briefly. The Medical Law and Ethics course has covered many situations pertaining to the relationships between healthcare workers and patients. Healthcare workers must make sure that a patient understands any procedures that they may be given, and they must have the patient’s consent to give the procedure. If the consent is not given by a patient the practice, physician, or the healthcare worker can be held liable in a lawsuit.
Ethical nursing; patient abandonment It is important to first understand the difference between law and ethics. Ethics examines the values and actions of people. In nursing, ethical issues arise daily. There are issues such as death, dying, birth, abortion, genetics, quality of life, and general human rights. Laws on the other hand are binding rules of conduct.
Ethical Self-Assessment HCS/545-Health Law and Ethics September 15, 2014 Kenneth Pincus Ethical Self-Assessment The history of healthcare is one of constant discovery, progress, and invention. Health law and ethics describes the behavior of the professionals operating within the health care industry. Those involved in this decision-making process must consider ethical principles including justice, autonomy, beneficence and nonmaleficence as well as professional and organizational ethical standards and codes. Many factors have contributed to the growing concern in healthcare organizations over ethical issues, including issues of access and affordability, pressure to reduce costs, mergers and acquisitions, financial and other resource constraints, and advances in medical technology that complicate decision making near the end of life. Healthcare executives have a responsibility to address the growing number of complex ethical dilemmas they are facing, but they cannot and should not make such decisions alone or without a sound decision-making framework.
YIT1: Task 1 Personal Mission Statement Regulatory Agencies and Professional Nursing Organizations The functional differences between a regulatory agency and a professional nursing organization can be explained as follows. A regulatory agency establishes guidelines and rules related to the care of patients. According to Cherry & Jacob, there is an “emphasis revolves around performance measures of patient outcomes and results of practice patterns.” Giving “quality principles into health care regulatory standards and requirements”. (2011)(p. 450). This means that the agencies identify needs and improvement areas pertaining to the care of the patient to ensure standards throughout all hospitals and health care facilities.
However, those in nursing can be distinguished by its emphasis on relationships, collaborative care and human dignity.” Legal and ethical issues can intertwine and can vary from person to person. The issues faced by nurses in their practice are based on what the individual believes is right or wrong and according to Guido (2010) ethics embodies a process of establishing standards of conduct and moral judgment. The chief ideologies of healthcare ethics that must be supported in every day clinical practice are beneficence, nonmaleficence, autonomy, and justice. Beneficence means promoting actions that are beneficial. Nurses work to foster what is best for their clients and attempt to achieve optimal outcomes.
HIPAA for Allied Health Careers Discussion Board 2 Enforcement of the HIPAA privacy, security, transactions, and identifier standards, as well as of related fraud and abuse laws, has a significant effect on the daily activities of allied health employees in all health care settings. It is important to be aware of the serious nature of penalties for violations of applicable laws and to understand the steps that can be taken to avoid even the suggestion of improper conduct as an employee. Explain the purpose of the HIPAA final enforcement rules? The purpose is to reconcile differences in enforcement procedures that had existed between the privacy and the security standards by imposing a single rule, this one single rule is the HIPAA Final
Abstract In recent years, healthcare leaders and medical experts have expressed concerns about tough challenges ahead for healthcare and its leaders. While most agree that the issue warrants attention, consensuses divide around how to respond to the problem. The purpose of this paper is to summarize, explore and analyze Dr. Kyle Glazier’s article on Ronald G. Spaeth’s philosophies on healthcare, and examine Spaeth’s authority on business and healthcare through his education and works. His business theories in management branch from a human relations approach which accounts for much of his success in healthcare to express his methods. He states that healthcare institutions have shifted more like running a business and those young healthcare
Assignment 2 Assignment 2 Within this assignment I will describe 2 Government Departments and their responsibilities towards The Public Services Within this assignment I will describe 2 Government Departments and their responsibilities towards The Public Services Department Of Health & Uniformed Public Services The Department of Health ensures all the patients in hospitals are treated with care and made sure they have everything they require. People working in the Uniformed Public Services such as Paramedics rely on the Department of Health for equipment and also drugs to keep patients alive and comfortable until they arrive at the hospital. This department is also a leader role to look up to therefore it all works in a system so the chances of errors are very limited. This helps doctors and nurses make sure the patients are well satisfied with the care they received and nothing worse can happen and they get treated with the best products. References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_of_Health_(United_Kingdom) https://www.gov.uk/government/people/jeremy-hunt Department Of Health & Uniformed Public Services The Department of Health ensures all the patients in hospitals are treated with care and made sure they have everything they require.
It is almost certain that an employee will witness some form of negligence at any given time, and will be accountable for their actions. Any healthcare professional seen to be carrying out unsafe practice will be deemed accountable. During this essay the author will begin analysing and discussing both legal and ethical implications, healthcare professionals encounter on a day-to-day basic while in clinical practice. It will begin by discussing the scenario encountered during the second year of placement in relation to autonomy, consent, fluctuating capacity and refusal of intervention and nursing responsibility, making reference to earlier law cases which relate to this scenario. Within the Healthcare profession today authors debate
Patient Confidentiality HCS 335 January 10, 2011 Susan Morgan Patient Confidentiality In today’s times there are many issues that administrators face on a daily bases. One very concerning issue is that of patient confidentiality. In this paper there will be discussions pertaining to the population affected by this issue, and different types of issues that arise from patient records. The ethical and legal sides of patient confidentiality and why confidentiality is important will also be a focus. Next will be the discussion regarding the responsibilities of administrators and how to address employee problems.