Implications Confidentiality means if Mr. E does not want to give permission to discuss his condition to other individuals that are not permitted, then the healthcare team needs to respect him. Mr. Y only had permission to make medical decisions if Mr. E was not able to. Mr. E clearly stated he did not want to be put on a ventilator. Mr. E’s niece and her boyfriend should not have been involved. The staff should have told her they needed to wait for Mr. Y to show up before proceeding any further.
A lack of appropriate training could result in injury or harm. 2.2 Anyone who does not have the right to enter or who does not work for the company should be questioned. Anyone who is found not to have the right to entry should be refused in a polite manner. All visitors must sign in and out of the unit using the visitor’s book. This book is vital should a fire occur and people need to be accounted for.
Nurses’ essential role in planning and implementing of medical interventions, providing continuity of care, and making changes in the regimen of treatment over time during the care of patients are known and established. Nurses are also responsible for ensuring that the patient's wishes and consents are respected during end of life care. It is imperative that good communication is maintained to solve ethical conflicts. Ethical Issues: Withholding Life Sustaining Treatments During End of Life Care It is an injustice to patients to be put on futile treatment to prolong the process of dying. But it is equally an inhumane to easily accede to patient’s demands that might result in unnecessary death.
They either are in the way of you trying to do the job or just their reaction to what is happening can be a hindrance. You need to remember to keep calm and don’t show the family anything but confidence in what you are doing. The usual emergency calls are traumatic or medical emergencies. Traumatic calls are for people who have physically hurt themselves, where the medical calls are for people who have a disease or medical problem causing them distress. No matter what kind of call you get the point is to get them to the hospital as fast and as safe as you can.
It could also work the other way too that the service user may come to harm at the hands of my partner while I’m not there. Everybody has the right to be safe and if anything happened to either one of them i could be prosecuted for neglect. Another example could be If i was writing up the medical records or notes of a patient/service user and i was called away to do something i should always make sure i lock them safely away or lock the door behind me then nobody can get into that room and see the files. If i didn’t and that was to happen id of broken the laws that fall under the Data Protection Act 1998 as nobody but relevant people should be able to see this information. The patient’s confidentiality would be breached and the "Access to Personal Files Act 1987" & the "Confidentiality of Personal Information Act 1998" would also have been
As Mentioned by Messerli, “It would violate doctors' Hippocratic oath. Upon receiving a medical degree, each doctor is required to take a Hippocratic oath, which says among other thing, First, do no harm. Assisting in suicides would be a violation of that oath, and it would lead to a weakening of doctor-patient trust”. The Hippocratic oath was made so that the patients could trust that their doctors would help them and not harm them. The doctors would not only be going against what they swore to do but also that could weaken the trust patients have with their
These people cannot afford to be treated with anything less than the upmost care and respect; it is for this reason that there should be a minimum standard of training for healthcare assistants to be able to work unsupervised. A minimum standard of training before working unsupervised will ensure that carers will have the skills needed to provide the correct and necessary care for patients without having to be supervised. It should be compulsory for healthcare assistants in training to be supervised at all times when working as, if mistakes are made, they may not be able to make amends and this could be fatal for patients. The lack of a minimum of standard of training means that there is nothing stopping healthcare assistants with insufficient training and experience being put in charge of the care of vulnerable patients. Having carers with insufficient training in charge of the care of patients, some of whom may have complex cases, may very well be life threatening.
This would limit their ability to communicate properly. It may limit their mental status making them a risk of wandering or just not realizing what they are doing. Residents who have a history of falls and injuries due to those falls may also be restrained. Also residents who take antipsychotic medications may be restrained to keep them from hurting themselves or others. The resident could be at risk of striking out at the employees responsible for their care.
For example if a doctor is of the Jehovah witness belief and they have a bleeding patient they may not believe it is right to give them a blood transfusion but as the patient may not share that belief and it is in the patients best interest the doctor should perform the transfusion regardless of his own beliefs. Workers of the health and care industry shouldn’t let their own beliefs and attitudes effect there care or treatment of a patient and shouldn’t judge any patient on anything such as race, religion, gender, sexual orientation etc and shouldn’t get involved in patients personal life unless its effects there treatment or care. I can relate to this in my work area in many ways, one of the ways is chaperoning patients and doctors as many female patients don’t want a male chaperone. This could be due to religious beliefs or just because they feel uncomfortable with a male chaperone, so often I have to call a female colleague to chaperone in my place. Another issue is obtaining food
It is the responsibility of all health care employees’ to take care of patients. Management and leadership have to be careful with confidentiality, this one of the important ethical issues in the medical field. Confidentiality is protecting patient’s information which is private and personal, and the conversation between doctor and patient. Management need to make sure patient health information is secure and the conversation between patient and doctor is safeguarded. For most hospitals manage, leaders, doctors, nurses are concerned about communicable diseases from patients, especially if the medical staff cannot obtain medical records.