They set standards of practice, handling information and maintaining confidentiality. Within my role I am bound by these professional codes of practice. The Caldicott Standards are protocols that have been nationally agreed on individual confidentiality and form health guidance principles. Within my role and organisation we apply these principles to actions relating to information. Other legal sources of information regarding handling information are stipulated through common law.
Unit 4222-306 Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care Outcome 1: 1.1: Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health and social care work setting The main legislations relating to health and safety in a social care work setting are: * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) * Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 * Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 * Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 1.2: explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer The employer has a duty of care and has to abide by the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The employer must have risk assessments in place especially in a care work setting. They must make the work place safe to work in by having a suitable area to work in and all equipment in working order. 1.3: analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of: * Self, reporting any risks, updating your employers about your surroundings and any hazards * The employer or manager, keeping the workplace clean and safe for all, keeping all risk assessments up to date * Others in the work setting, report any hazards that you think is a danger 1.4: identify specific tasks in the work setting that should not be carried out without special training Any manual handling such as lifting someone or using equipment such as hoists should not be carried out without any special training as this is against the law. Outcome 2: 2.1: use policies and procedures or other agreed ways of working that relate to health and safety 2.4: Use risk assessment in relation to health and safety Outcome 3: 3.1: Describe different types of accidents and sudden illness that may occur in own work setting There are many different illnesses that may occur in a care setting
The Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) is a federal law that provides patients their rights under state law to make decisions regarding their medical care, including the right to accept or refuse medical or surgical treatment (American, 2012). The Joint Commission provides guidelines to healthcare organizations regarding the standards of care and practice by healthcare professionals. Joint Commission defines informed consent as a process that protects a patient’s autonomy by providing written instructions to the healthcare provider. Patient rights protected under the Joint Commission include the right to: consent or refuse any treatment, receive compassionate care, have an advance directive, privacy, and that treatment records are confidential (Joint,
1.2 Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. In order for care services to be delivered the way the government intends, the department of health has to devise written statements about what should happen. These statements are written as policy documents, guidelines or pieces of legislation, Depending on whether the law need to change to accommodate the new ideas. An example of a policy statement from the government outlining their plans for the future is the NHS plan. This document provides a comprehensive framework for the development of smaller policies.
Chapter 1 Review Deanna Scowden 1. The legal and ethical issues facing everyone in the health care field as the world changes. The impact of rising costs on laws & ethics of health care delivery. The rights, responsibilities, and concerns of healthcare consumers. 2.
3. Describe how U.S. health care is financed and the benefits and limitations of employer-sponsored health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid on delivery of health care services. 4. Locate and critically evaluate proposed and existing statutes, rules, and regulations which define the boundaries and nature of professional nursing practice. Guided Study: 1.
This means that it was enacted by the federal government. Some major things that employees should know about the Health Care Portability and Accountability Act(HIPPA) include: what it is and what it’s purpose is, What would be considered personal or identifiable health information, what a covered entity is and
Consent may not be given due to the individual possibly not having the capacity to understand what is going on, they may not wish to consent to it, or they may feel threatened due to the other person being in a position of trust. * Emotional/psychological abuse- Emotional abuse would be where an individual’s mental well-being is being damaged. This can be through the use of threats, humiliation, bullying, swearing and other verbal conduct, which results in mental or physical distress. It also includes the denial of basic human civil rights, such as choice, self-expression, privacy and dignity. * Financial abuse- Financial abuse is the theft or misuse of an individual’s money or personal possessions to the advantage of another person.
Every health worker has a duty of care not just to clients but to themselves and work colleagues. If I had concerns about a client’s needs not being met I would inform my manager who could investigate the problem. By documenting my concerns and keep a copy for my own records I see this as part of my own work role. If I feel nothing has been done, I would have to go higher. I believe if you have not been trained in a specific instruction given, you should make it clear you’re unable to do this safely.
Doctors prescribe the medication and the patient administers their own death. Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide are topical arguments based in morality. Within a medical community, arguments based on morality are extremely important as they define the ethics doctors are bound to professionally. Morality is foundational in medical sciences, as it should be when treating humans, who in turn, are guided by these morals. Physician