Crisp & Taylor (2009, p.257) also believe that by having knowledge of their medical history, it will allow for problems to be solved accurately, thoroughly and quickly. 2. How can myths about mental illness and psychiatric disability make it hard for consumers to recover? Myths about mental illness and psychiatric disabilities can make it extremely difficult for a consumer to recover. There are many myths about mental illness and psychiatric disabilities that feed negative stereotyping and discrimination (Kaplan 2007).
Jerry was accused of a medical malpractice because of prescribing a refill without the authorization of a physician. There were many legal and ethical issues that affected the decision Jerry made in ordering the prescription refill, and the knowledge of right and wrong deterred Jerry from deciding to refill the prescription. There are several methods and types of values at hand that Jerry could have used to help him make an ethical decision. Determining the appropriate course to take when faced with a difficult ethical dilemma can be a challenge, but it is always important to engage in a carefully considered ethical decision-making. Everyday health care workers around the world are faced with tough decisions.
Security of Health Information Tiffany Jefferson August 28, 2013 Professor Riggins, T. Health Information Law & Ethics Section 3 In the Health care organization the security of health information places a significantly high value on protecting the confidentiality, privacy, accuracy and security of health information. Today, private patient information can be accessed and viewed by an anonymous healthcare professional within the healthcare organization, thus, allowing unauthorized access to private information. In addition, when a certified healthcare provider such as the HIM fails to secure private health information that HIM professional places private patient information at risk for exposure. Because of these reasons, regulations such as the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) exist to ensure and to reinforce the nondisclosure and alteration of health information. Furthermore, the severity of securing health information is essential and it impacts the Health Information Management professional and if there is a breach of privacy, the contributions a HIM professional makes in response to these challenges is significantly important in the maintenance and security of health information.
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
Informed consent could be implied, explicit, verbal or written. This is to protect health care professionals as a failure to obtain a patients consent to healthcare may result in criminal charges of assault or civil action for battery, in addition to this failure to disclose material risks to patients may give rise for ones action for negligence. “Patient centred care is widely recognised as a core dimension of a quality modern health services” (QLD health informed consent guide 2014). Informed decision making about benefits, risks and alternatives of treatment, taking into account each patients personal circumstances, beliefs and priorities is vital for a truly patient centred care. A well informed patient can have an active involvement in their decision making in regards to health care and treatment, allowing them to have realistic expectations about the likely or potential outcomes of the treatment and an additional protection against errors or adverse events.
Breach Of Confidentiality Ashley Morton Rasmussen College Author Note This research paper is being submitted on June 08, 2014 for Susan Finneman’s M230 Medical Law and Ethics course. Breach Of Confidentiality “An important and often misunderstood concept in health care is privacy and confidentiality” Starr (2012). A breach of confidentiality is the unauthorized release of any information of a patients, this could be medical records, treatment photos, or anything private or said in confidentiality. The patient-doctor relationship is a binding contract whether verbal or written and with that contract there are certain duties expected for the physician and all medical staff to uphold, one of those being confidentiality. Patients expect that physicians and staff take every precaution available to protect their private information and maintain confidentiality.
Ethical Self Assessment Health care management fields, networks and systems have consistently changed since all began. An important part today’s business world is Ethics; this also applies to the health care field as patient’s information is a sensitive area. The American College of Health care Executives (ACHE) demonstrates the the organization’s commitment to ethics and support the ethical decisions made by its members (Ache's commitment to, 2014). This assignment requires a self-assessment of an individual’s ethical decisions within the health care industry, and the effects of the decisions made by the author during the evaluation process. It can be stressful for one to look at the results of a self-assessment test and see areas that need improvement.
Life threatening infections, skin infections, and allergic reactions are issues people should be concerned about. If one has a medical condition; that person should talk with a physician prior to getting a tattoo. A pre-existing medical condition might not keep one from having the procedure done. Make sure to choose a clean tattoo parlor. If one takes the time to research and follow a few simple tips, one can greatly reduce the medical dangers related to receiving a tattoo.
Amputation Mishap; Negligence Medical professionals face many challenges when dealing with the current flux in healthcare and direct patient care. Circumstances can occur even to the best providers; incidents occur and cause patients undue harm. To differentiate between negligence, gross negligence, and malpractice will be addressed in detail. The article “Amputation Mishap; Negligence” from the Neighborhood newspaper will be examined. The importance of documentation and the ethical principles that will guide any nurse’s practice will be reviewed.
There are three reasons proper chart documentations are important: to avoid lawsuits, keep accurate medical information for patient, and to maintain proper communication from one professional to another. Avoiding Malpractice Suits People sue for a lot of reasons today, and one of them just happens to be improper charting that causes errors. Attorneys on the plaintiff side gather every chart and record that was made during the time in question. The proper chart documentation can either be the nail in the coffin for a case, or the factor that decides wrong doing and monetary compensation. It is imperative that documentation is done thoroughly and properly every time data is recorded.