“Obama Care” Health Care Statement of Ethics and Rationale By Kevin M. Ali, Doctoral Candidate “Obama Care” A Statement of Ethics and Rationale President Obama (2008) representing the public interest proposed Modern Health Care for All Americans. The Obama health care plan constitutes important public policy that exposes a challenging ethical dilemma in the current business environment. The fundamental considerations of health care reform involve various morally relevant factors that express straightforward goals that seem well-matched with consequentialist ethics. According to Salladay (2006), consequentialist ethics takes the view that ethical choices are relative to the context in which they must be made and should be guided by the desired outcomes, which must be beneficial (p. 24). Ethics, market integrity, and the role of regulation in facilitating market integrity have major implications for private industry, government, political groups, and special interest groups.
The medication throughout the hospital should be kept safely locked away and always checked to see if the patients have been given the right amount. If the patient had been given more than the required amount then they could result in severe illness or even worse, death. Surgery Surgery is a health, safety and a security hazard. When getting surgery the doctors or nurses must ensure that the procedure is done correctly as if not done to high standards then the patient could result in getting infected which could lead to illnesses. Also, after the procedure is complete the tools and equipment used must be disposed of properly by being put into the yellow hazard bags and placed into waste bins.
The patient has a right to decide one’s medical care. One also has a right to know of any side effects of treatments. June needs to be told what may happen without the feeding tube and what can be expected with the feeding tube. June also has a right to have her health information kept confidential, with information given only to those she designates as being allowed to have her health information (Showalter, 2008). It is noted that in the absence of a progressive terminal disease, the feeding tube may be used to prolong life and since the patient is not dying of another cause, discontinuing the feeding tube would imply a desire to cause the patient’s death.
as an enquiry that allows practitioners to constantly refine practice and continue their professional development using the evidence based outcomes. Lewin’s force field analysis, the stages of unfreezing, moving and refreezing, relevant change management and change strategies theories will also be considered to implement and develop the changes. After assessing privacy and dignity on 3 other wards in the hospital, Sister Jones has concerns about personal boundaries and space on Vauxhall ward and believes at present patients personal space is not actively being promoted by all staff with regards to the wards mixed sex status. The DOH (2007) identifies that full gender segregation is not always possible and recommends actions to be taken to ensure patients still have maximum privacy and dignity. Sister Jones will use Lewin’s force field analysis to assess the transition from the current situation to the desired one.
The reason for this window of time for the infection to develop is because hospitals try to have the duration of hospital stays decreased. Therefore, the symptoms of the infections aren’t discovered until after the patient has returned home. Hospital-acquired infections are also an indication of how well patient care and safety is at the hospital. The safety and quality of care for the patients should always be a hospital’s first priority. Hospital-acquired infections are preventable and preventing them is straightforward: a code of cleanliness.
Coursework Task Three: c) Evaluate how your chosen policy has influenced both the setting and personal practice of staff in relation to ADP (D1) Anti – Discriminatory Practice is action taken to prevent discrimination against people on the grounds of race, class, gender, disability etc. Anti – Discriminatory practice promotes equality by introducing anti-discrimination policies in the workplace. In a nursing home anti – discriminatory practice is important as older people may not know that they are being discriminated against. The policy that is the most important in a nursing home would be the confidentiality policy. This is because there is so much information collected throughout the time that a client stays at the nursing home.
The importance of chaperoning in General Practice It is best practice, in almost all clinical settings, that a ‘chaperone’ or trusted adult is present during any examination or treatment being carried out. This is to protect both the clinician and patient against possible sexual misconduct and to make both parties feel more secure during intimate examinations. I would like our surgery to actively make patients aware that a chaperone is available if they feel they may need to have an intimate examination and ensure all staff are aware of what being a chaperone entails. At our Practice, there aren’t trained members of staff who are chaperones. If a doctor or nurse requires a chaperone, in the first instance, another clinical member of staff is asked for.
HIPAA What did you learn from the HIPAA tutorial? What I learned about HIPPA, I learned exactly what HIPAA is and how it effect myself and other such as a patient and provider. What is HIPAA? Well, “HIPAA is Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It was founded in 1996 and the goal of HIPAA is to protect the privacy of both the patient and their records.
There are several important reasons why patient confidentiality should be respected. First, breaching a patient’s confidentiality destroys trust, which is an important aspect in physician-patient relationships. Second, if this trust is breached, patients may have a difficult time trusting doctors and disclosing pertinent information in the future. Lastly, betraying a patient’s trust this way is in direct opposition to that individual’s right for autonomy. There are many instances on a daily basis where patients’ medical data must be disclosed.