Ethical Implications of a Breach of Confidentiality Confidentiality is the right of every patient. According to various laws, it is unacceptable to disclose the medical information to a third party without the consent from the patient. Law protects patient's right for keeping their vital information confidently. Healthcare staff should respect and protect patient's confidentiality. According to American nurses association disclosing patient's details without their permission is considering breach of confidentiality (ANA, 2012).
This booklet focuses on the particular issues which may arise when seeking consent from older people. The first part of this booklet concentrates on older people who have the capacity to accept or refuse treatment or care, while the second part gives guidance on how you should act if the person is not capable of making their own decisions. It should never be assumed that people are not able to make their own decisions, simply because of their age or frailty. The third part looks at research and the final part looks at the particular issues which arise when considering if life-prolonging treatment should be withheld or withdrawn from a person. The Government has set out its intentions, in the policy statement Making decisions, to create a new legal framework for adults who are unable to consent for themselves.
But one of the tennants keep making accusations of their partner inapproperiately touching them then retracting what they saying and saying they lied. You have a duty of care to protect that client but also they have a right to be in a relationship if they wish to. If you do have any dilemmas taht may arrise between the duty of care and an individuals rights, you may get advice and additional support form your duty manager. If there is no management in then you have an on call phone number to ring to get advice and support. Task 2 If a client has come to you with a complaint then you must document it all down and tell your duty manager as soon as possible and they will deal with it depending on what sort of complaint it actually is.
E.G. a carer that supports them is engaging in financial abuse against them by using said customer's money in an inappropriate manner. But they also request that you not tell anyone as they are concerned about what may happen. Explain where to get additional support and advice about how to resolve such dilemmas: In the above scenario you have a duty of care to pass on your concerns to; or seek advice from, your line manager or the relevant safeguarding authority. You should explain to the customer that this information concerns you, you believe that this carer is causing them harm and may be causing harm to others within their care and that you have a duty of care to pass this information on.
In this article, several there were examples of fear making victims rethink their daily routines and activities and to take extra pre-cautions to be safer. This in turn makes it harder for offenders to find and prey on victims. This type of action is called target hardening. According to the article, society does not systematically collect data. The data on fear that is collected is generally very old.
Maintaining confidentiality It is important that clients know they can confide information in their carers. They should not feel like you will discuss their information with anyone else. As a carer you must not discuss anything a client tells you or anything to do with the clients’ personal business. However, there are times when information provided by a client would need to be shared. For example, if a client is being physically abused by her husband at home, and she tells her carer about this situation, the carer will need to share this information with other organisations because the clients’ health and well being is in danger.
Dementia Awareness 1.1. Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia’. Dementia is a term used to describe a group of illnesses that affect the brain, there are many different types of dementia, the most common being Alzheimer’s disease. Early signs of dementia typically being forgetfulness and confusion (forgetting peoples names or how to get home), as dementia progresses daily tasks can become more difficult to do or understand, things like shopping, using public transport and preparing meals can be increasingly difficult for someone with dementia. It is not just cognitive ability that is affected by the illnesses progression, other things affected by this are language (not being able to understand conversations/not being able to communicate their thoughts and feelings fully/ forgetting words), understanding direction/instruction, the ability to make decisions/plans, vision may be affected (not being able to see things in 3D/misjudgement of distance or surroundings).
Sometimes these feelings are unreasonable but they can be justifiable. If this is the case, we must take a look at the communication process and take corrective action. The last step is responsiveness. This goes hand in hand with availability. From a patient and their family’s perspective, nurses do not have good responsive skills.
It seems that euthanasia may devalue some lives as it suggests some people’s lives are not worth living maybe just because they are terminally ill. Some people fear this is the message being sent- can we allow this? Both of us I’m sure would agree that this is not a message that should be sent out; of course all lives are valuable. Not surprisingly it will expose vulnerable people to pressure to end their lives. Many believe that taking someone else’s life, is a line than should never be crossed, whatever the circumstances.
Those who do not observe this principle usually suffer even if they are intelligent and hard-working. Observance of this principle becomes a part of one’s nature ; indifference to this principle also becomes a bad habit leading to uneasy consequences. If one sees symptoms of a disease, it is advisible to immediately go to the doctor, get it diagnosed and follow the treatment. Any negligence at the earlier stages of a disease leads to complications and deterioration. Going to the doctor at a late stage will not only mean more expense but may also endanger the life of the person.