"Bioethics On Nbc S Er Betraying Trust Or Providing Good Care When Is It Ok To Break Confidentiality" Essays and Research Papers

Bioethics On Nbc S Er Betraying Trust Or Providing Good Care When Is It Ok To Break Confidentiality

When is it OK to Break Confidentiality? Confidentiality is central to trust between doctors, medical team and patients. Patients have a right to expect that information about them will be held in confidence. The birth of the Hippocratic Oath in the fourth century started the responsibility of physicians to preserve the privacy and confidentiality of their patients. One of the provisions of the Oath lays the ethical foundation for the physician’s duty of confidentiality even beyond the circumstances...

Ethics, Health care, Health care provider 1232  Words | 4  Pages

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Betraying Trust or Providing Good Care?

Betraying Trust or Providing Good Care? April J. Bundy Ethical Decision Making in Heath Care January 22, 2012 Betraying Trust or Providing Good Care? The Hippocratic Oath, taken by all healthcare professionals states that, “What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself, holding such things shameful to be spoken about. I will respect the privacy of my patients...

Duty, Ethics, Health care 1081  Words | 3  Pages

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Patient Confidentiality

Patient Confidentiality: Ethical Implications to Nursing Practice Patient Confidentiality: Ethical Implications to Nursing Practice Patient confidentiality is a fundamental practice in healthcare and it is integral part of healthcare ethical standards (Purtilo & Dougherty, 2010). According to the American Nurses Association (ANA) code of ethics “the nurse has a duty to maintain confidentiality of all patient information” (Nursing world, p.6). Also, when a patient confidentiality...

Business ethics, Decision making, Ethics 913  Words | 5  Pages

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Ethics of Confidentiality

Running head: ETHICS OF CONFIDENTIALITY Ethics of Confidentiality Stacy L. Reynolds Grand Canyon University: NRS437V March 24, 2012 Ethics of Confidentiality In a television episode of ER which aired on NBC in 2000, a nurse became aware of risky sexual behaviors that had led to a 14 year old girl having a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and cervical cancer. Prior to finding this information out, the nurse had promised the patient that she would not tell anyone about...

Bioethics, Ethics, Health 1013  Words | 3  Pages

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feel at ease when giving personal information to their physician or nurse (Burkle & Cascino, 2011). Patients may resist offering pertinent information if they feel their confidence may be betrayed. Confidentiality can only be broken when it involves a gunshot wound, injuries resulting from child abuse or an infectious disease, which would put the community at risk. Such is the case presented in Nathanson’s article titled: “Betraying trust or providing good care? When is it okay to break confidentiality...

Business ethics, Cervical cancer, Decision making 1015  Words | 2  Pages

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Patient confidentiality

Patient confidentiality In a television episode of ER which aired on NBC in 2000, Carol Hathaway became aware of risky sexual behaviors that had led to a 14 year old girl having a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and cervical cancer. Prior to finding this information out, Carol Hathaway had promised the patient that she would not tell anyone about whatever the patient discussed with her. But upon realizing the high risk of the girl’s behavior, Carol Hathaway came to find herself in a dilemma...

Health, Health care, Health care provider 919  Words | 3  Pages

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Health Care NRS-437V Applying Ethical Frameworks in Practice Within the nursing practice, confidentiality is crucial to form the nurse-patient relationship. Among the rights we are assured, privacy and confidentiality are considered paramount. It is the health care provider’s duty to ensure this right is respected and upheld. Knowing that they can trust their health care provider enables a patient to give thorough and accurate information in order to receive the best and most adequate care available...

Decision making, Ethics, Health care 1102  Words | 6  Pages

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Ethics and Confidentiality

In the nursing profession, keeping patient confidentiality is of the upmost concern. It is an important feature of the nurse -patient relationship and must be maintain as basis of providing care. Confidentiality is described as respecting other people’s secret and keeping security information gathered from individuals in the privileged circumstances of a professional relationship. (Lee and Godbold , 2012). The privacy act offer nurses some flexibility in using professional opinion regarding disclosure...

Business ethics, Decision making, Ethics 1006  Words | 3  Pages

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Ethical Dilemma

patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know.” (Miles, S. H. (2004) There are many different versions of this oath but the concept and meaning behind it remains unchanged. This section of the oath was designed in part to protect patient’s privacy. Building and establishing a relationship based on trust with our patients is essential in the foundation in providing good quality care. This allows our patients to feel comfortable discussing anything with us and knowing...

Ethics, Health care, Health care provider 1117  Words | 4  Pages

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Applying Ethical Frameworks In Practice

aspects. Confidentiality is important to create confidence between nurses and patients. Without promising privacy to their matters, patients will be hesitant to share important information to health care professionals which may be necessary for their care. Respecting patient’s confidentiality is a legal requirement and also a professional, ethical and legal duty. By law, breaching confidentiality may end in unlawful condemnation and punishments The moral consequence when breaking confidentiality is loss...

Business ethics, Ethics, Health care 1016  Words | 3  Pages

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Bioethics on Nbc's Er: Betraying Trust or Providing Good Care

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Applying Ethical Frameworks in Practice

Decision Making in Health Care 01/08/2012 Applying Ethical Frameworks in Practice In the health care, the main idea of having confidentiality is for to gain the patients and family members trust. At any time this confidentiality is broken or the private matters are disclosed it is called a breach of confidentiality. Patients have the right for privacy related to their health care matters and it has to confidential among the health care team. Breaching confidentiality is morally, ethically and...

Business ethics, Ethics, Health care 1223  Words | 4  Pages

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Ethical Frameworks in Practice

Introduction The article by Pamela Nathanson, Bioethics on NBC’s ER: Betraying Trust or Providing Good Care? When is it OK to Break Confidentiality, presents a dilemma that some nurses may experience in their careers. In the episode, Carol Hathaway assures two young patients who are reluctant to enter into care that no matter what they tell her, she will not divulge any information to the patient's parents or to anyone else. Unfortunately, when it turns out that one patient has a severe medical...

Business ethics, Ethics, Health 1398  Words | 5  Pages

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Breach of Trust

Running Head: THE BREACH OF TRUST AND PROVIDING GOOD CARE THE BREACH OF TRUST AND PROVIDING GOOD CARE JOLY S. PHILIP Grand Canyon University: NRS-437v Instructor: Amy Salgado 07/27/2012 Introduction The concept of confidentiality in nursing is founded on the philosophy and principles laid out by the Hippocratic Oath and Nightingale Pledge. The ethical need for confidentiality emerges from the need for establishing a trustful relationship between the patient and the nurse. The patient...

Bioethics, Business ethics, Cervical cancer 1207  Words | 4  Pages

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Applying Ethical Frameworks in Practice

Ethical Decision Making in Health Care NRS-437v April 14, 2013 Applying Ethical Frameworks in Practice As a nurse it is common knowledge that patient confidentiality is of up most importance. We learn this in nursing school as it is part of the Nursing Code of Ethics and it is a nurse’s duty to keep patient information confidential. (American Nurses Association, 2012). There are however, extenuating circumstances that may require and be appropriate for a nurse to break this rule. As a matter of fact...

Business ethics, Ethics, Health care provider 1385  Words | 4  Pages

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Ethical Frameworks

Ethical Frameworks Practice Health care professionals are subject to a multitude of professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities which call for personal judgment to be utilized in such a manner as to protect clients as well as public wellness and interests. Overall considerations in handling such duties may be considered to be respect of a client’s autonomy, confidence, and recognition of obligations owed to all clients. While the aforementioned acts fall within the professional realm...

Autonomy, Duty, Ethics 887  Words | 3  Pages

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Applying Ethical Frameworks in Practice - 1

uttered between two people! When spoken, they ignite a flame of curiosity within the hearer that will not be extinguished until the sacred secret is whispered. An explicit trust is expected with such a disclosure; a trust that, when broken, can destroy a relationship. When that “secret,” or confidence, is exchanged between a patient and healthcare provider, however, a whole new level of discretion is required. This paper will explore the meaning of confidentiality in the healthcare setting, define...

Autonomy, Confidentiality, Ethics 1172  Words | 3  Pages

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patient care

 Patient Care September 17, 2013 Citation: www.webmed.com Medical Terminology Text book The Medical profession isn’t all about treating illness it’s also about enhancing patient care in any way possible. Patient care has a variety of benefits and all can improve the quality of life for both practical and vocational nurses and the people they care for. Patient care involves the sharing of information with patients that is tailored to...

Doctor-patient relationship, Health, Health care 2011  Words | 5  Pages

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Applying Ethical Frameworks in Practice

Using "Bioethics on NBC's ER: Betraying Trust or Providing Good Care? When Is It Ok to Break Confidentiality?," write a paper of 750-1,000 words in which you describe your professional position regarding patient confidentiality. Explain the ethical implications of a breach of confidentiality. Provide ethical theories and/or ethical principles (from among those introduced in your readings) to substantiate your position. Identify a reasonable alternative to address the dilemma presented in the...

Bioethics, Business ethics, Citation 348  Words | 2  Pages

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Ethical Implications in Practice

reclamation of health. Ethics has been an essential part of the framework of the healthcare provider and it is idiosyncratic, self reflective and abiding. Another essential part is confidentiality, for the healthcare provider and patient this helps gain trust and open communication, ensuring that the best possible care can be given. For many years now, dating back to 1893 the Nightingale pledge has been a guide for nurses, “ I will do all in my power to elevate the standard of my profession and will...

Business ethics, Deontological ethics, Ethics 1114  Words | 3  Pages

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Breaking Confidentiality

Breaking Confidentiality Grand Canyon University Ethical Decision Making in Health Care NRS-437V Breaking Confidentiality We are in a world where everything is electronic from communication between two people to our medical records. Even though we have all this information at our fingertips we still have the right to privacy. Information that could potentially be harmful, shameful, or embarrassing could be deemed confidential by the person the information pertains too. (Purtilo & Doherty...

Ethics, Health care, Health care provider 761  Words | 3  Pages

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AO1- The rights of service users when accessing services The rights of service users when accessing services is what service users are entitled to when using the service. The care value base is a set of guidelines that all organisations in health and social care professionals have to follow that promotes service users rights and ensures they are met. Care values are regulations on how the service worker should treat service users. There are five different care values: - Promoting Anti-Discriminatory...

Abuse, Data Protection Act 1998, Human rights 841  Words | 3  Pages

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Patient Consent and Confidentiality

The purpose of this assignment is to discuss issues and considerations associated with patient consent and confidentiality. The seeking of informed consent is an essential precursor to medical intervention, being at the core of the collaborative relationship between the patient and the health care professional (Freegard, 2006) and contributing to the overall duty of care. This essay will describe the basic elements of informed consent and broach some of the associated ethical considerations. The...

Autonomy, Clinical trial, Health care 1850  Words | 6  Pages

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Applying Ethical Frameworks in Practice - 1

Frameworks in Practice Patient confidentiality is part of the Nursing Code of Ethics and it is a nurses’ duty to uphold confidentiality of patient information (American Nurses Association, 2012). However, there are certain situations in which a confidentiality breach is acceptable, such as when a patient voices harm to themselves or others and certain sexually transmitted diseases STDs). The following is a breakdown of the ethical implications of a breach of confidentiality, the ethical theory, the alternatives...

Applied ethics, Business ethics, Ethics 1249  Words | 4  Pages

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Confidentiality in Counselling

DENISE AMPS November 2006 Essay on ‘ConfidentialityCONFIDENTIALITY IN COUNSELLING Confidentiality in counselling means, to me, providing a secure, trusting relationship with a client who knows that, within certain limits, he or she can speak to you about anything at all in the knowledge that whatever has been said will go no further. It is an intrinsic and imperative part of the trust that is required to develop a good working relationship between a counsellor and their client. ...

Confidentiality, Ethics, Secrecy 1791  Words | 5  Pages

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Applying Ethical Frameworks in Nursing Practice

or a court order is considered a breach of confidentiality. Legal liability for a breach of confidentiality covers a broader spectrum than ethical guidelines, which lend to doing what is morally right. Confidentiality in nursing comes with an ethical need for creating rapport with patients. Trust established facilitates increased communication and comfort for discussing personal information. There are some exceptions in terms of patient confidentiality; they are ethically and legally justified...

Cervical cancer, Ethics, Health care 683  Words | 3  Pages

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Describe the Potential Tension Between Maintaining an Individuals Confidentiality and Disclosing Concerns

Unit 51 Outcome 4 Question 3 Describe the potential tension between maintaining an individual’s confidentiality and disclosing concerns. • Where abuse of a child or young person is suspected All settings should have a designated person to deal with child protection issues. If you have concerns that a child is being abused it is our job to disclose this information to the designated/manager of the setting unless you think by disclosing the information will put the child/young person in further...

Abuse, Child abuse, Confidentiality 1460  Words | 4  Pages

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Truth Telling, Privacy, and Confidentiality

Running head: Truth Telling, Privacy, and Confidentiality Truth Telling, Privacy, and Confidentiality Georgetown University Bioethics in Nursing (NURO 518) Abstract Truth telling, privacy and confidentiality are critical aspects of care in the medical field. Establishing an effective nurse-patient relationship is key to an effective plan of care. Situations often arise where ethical considerations have to be made. This case study involves a patient by the name of David Collins. It brings...

Business ethics, Ethics, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 1357  Words | 4  Pages

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Principles of communication in adult social care settings

communication in adult social care settings 1) Sign language Lip reading Makaton Braille Technological aid Human aid – interpreter – translator –signer 2) They are hurt They want food They are tried General interaction They want a drink 3) a) colleagues – the environment will be a pleasant and positive one to work within if colleagues communicate regularly therefore promoting team work. b) the service user- people usually feel satisfied when they communicate well with...

Communication, Deaf culture, Graphic communication 1447  Words | 4  Pages

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Palliative Care: Providing a Good Death in the Icu

Palliative Care: Providing a Good Death in the ICU Discussing end of life care with patients is important, as it makes certain the patient’s wishes and their control over their care decisions even when they may no longer be too ill to be involved with them. Sad to say, these decisions and the wishes of patients do not occur and when they do, they are not done effectively. Advanced care planning for end-of-life care is a process of communication among the patient, their family, and health...

Death, Health care, Health care provider 1131  Words | 5  Pages

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Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care Setting

adult Social Care Setting R/606/2906 1.1 Identify the different reasons people communicate. Communication is needed to be able to express feelings, wishes, and needs. It helps makes and develops relationships with another person. Communication is paramount in a care setting, as you can build trust with a resident and also have a good working relationship with that person and their families. 1.2 Explain how communication affects relationships in an adult social care setting. Excellent...

Communication, Health care, Health care provider 1896  Words | 6  Pages

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Ethics and Confidentiality

Ethics and Confidentiality in Criminal Justice Two of the most important terms in the criminal justice system which not only protect the rights of the accused, but also of the system which is judging them, are the terms ethics and confidentiality. Ethics is the study of morality and what constitutes good behaviour. Confidentiality is the insurance that certain sensitive information is only shared with those individuals who have the authority to access it. The use of both of these terms...

Business ethics, Confidentiality, Crime 835  Words | 3  Pages

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Applying Ethical Framework in Practice

Framework in Practice Confidentiality and privacy are two of the fundamental rights of every individual. Protecting these rights with respect to every patient’s personal information is not just ethical but a legal obligation as well. One of the key components of patient and nurse relationship is the assurance that each healthcare workers hold to respect, and that is to value and safeguard every patient’s information and their privacy. But when does the breach of confidentially happen? When is the nurse required...

Bioethics, Deontological ethics, Ethics 921  Words | 3  Pages

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Promote communication in health and social care setting

CU1530 Promote communication in health and social care setting Identify the different reasons why people communicate when working in a care setting communication is a key factor, you need to be able to communicate with a wide range of people such as service users, families and/or carers, other members or staff and management, you will also have to come into contact with other professional from time to time such as; doctors, nurses and social workers. Communication is the basis of all relationships...

Communication, Facial expression, Language 1827  Words | 6  Pages

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Reflection, Liverpool Care Pathway

contribution to the care of an elderly gentleman, nursed in his own home living with his wife who provided him with nursing care between his private carer visits. The gentleman was also receiving care from a private agency and had district nurse involvement, as his condition worsened he had been referred by his doctor to a specialist palliative care team who assessed the patient and put him on the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP). The LPC is a best-practice model of care, supporting care in the last hours/days...

End-of-life care, Hospice, Nurse 1971  Words | 5  Pages

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Learner’s Development and Environment: Reflective Thinking

are faced with ethical dilemmas on nearly a daily basis when practicing within hospitals, physician’s offices and outpatient settings. How one responds to those dilemmas are based on the ethical framework upon which the nurse bases her care and practice. Ethical frameworks can be described as a set of one or more ethical guidelines which can be combined and used to solve ethical questions or dilemmas. (answers corporation, 2013) In the ER episode titled “Be Patient”, emergency department nurse...

ER, Ethics, Florence Nightingale 1179  Words | 3  Pages

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How Important Is It to Maintain Confidentiality in a Childcare Setting?

How important is it to maintain confidentiality in a childcare setting? When in a childcare setting it is vital to maintain confidentiality in different areas not just for the Child’s welfare but the families as well! Confidential information must not be shared outside of the setting E.G family or friends. The following examples are to be kept confidential; enrolment forms, family’s health insurance information, health screenings and records, including immunization records, emergency contact information...

Confidentiality 1234  Words | 3  Pages

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Unit 1 Introduction to Communication in Health Social Care

Health and Social Care Learner’s Name Modar alzouabi Questions Answers 1.1 - Identify the different reasons people communicate People communicate for many reason such as : 1-to express needs, feelings,concerns,problems and illness 2- building up relations and socialising with others 3-learning and sharing experiences or knowledge 4- passing on or recieving information 5-communication is an essential tool for a carer to understand and meet the service user`s need 6-individuals...

Communication, Information, Language 841  Words | 5  Pages

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Positive Care Environments

The care value base is important in promoting a positive care environment and the rights of the service users as it promotes good self-esteem makes them feel happy welcomed and valued they’re treated like an individual. Everyone is treated fairly and equally. Everyone is entitled to have a say. Care Value Base The care value base is a set of rules and guidelines that every care practitioner has to follow in order to provide services to their clients. The seven principles are: 1. Promoting anti-discriminatory...

Data Protection Act 1998, Individual, Individual rights 724  Words | 3  Pages

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Introduction to Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and You People’s Settings.

Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and you people’s settings. 1) Understand why communication is important in the work setting 1:1: Identify different reasons why people communicate: • To share knowledge and information • Build and Maintain relationships • Identify dangers • So children can be heard and understand • Identify problems and needs • Follow and/or give instructions 1:2: Explain how effective communication affects all aspects of own work: Listen...

Confidentiality, Data Protection Act 1998, Language 802  Words | 3  Pages

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Bioethics: Ethics and Philosophical Science

BIOETHICS * Definition of terms: ETHICS Etymological source * Ethics is derived from the Greek word ethicos, which means “custom” or “character.” Vernacular context * Ethics is defined as the philosophical science that deals with the morality of human conduct. * ETHICS * Ethics is a study of good conduct, character, & motives & is concerned with determining what is good or valuable for all people. It goes beyond personal preferences to establish norms & standards upon which...

Bioethics, Ethics, Health care 1103  Words | 5  Pages

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Unit One- Introduction Into Communication in Health and Social Care

words. When carried out the previous activity you will have found out that there are many factors that told you what your patiant was trying to communicate it is not only the expression on people s faces that tells you about how they fell Q 2: Identify five ways communication can help you in your work and why ? 1: Writing reports -I will write report about individuals so next shift staff can read and affect accordingly. By completing charts and records. I will mention in the care plan if...

Communication, Confidentiality, Constructed language 1597  Words | 6  Pages

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Social Care Essay

I am presenting this essay as an insight to how values and principles influence practice in a Social Care setting. The source of each individuals values stem from primary socialisation. I, myself have been influenced by my parents values and their endeavour to make choices for me and my siblings within a family setting. Those particular values I practiced and developed into my adult life leading to fundamental approaches which I have carried through, with some adaptations along the way influenced...

Individual, Individualism, Nursing care plan 1626  Words | 4  Pages

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Providing Services When Threat May Exist

Providing Services When Threat May Exist Monique Reed BSHS/408 February 15, 2015 Melinda Barker Providing Services When Threat May Exist Working with children can be difficult and time consuming because you never know what is going on unless they allow you into their world. Children will only allow a stranger in if they are scared of someone, have trust, or they know you well. This can serve as a difficult situation when a child is the victim of abuse or neglect and the outcome can lead to a negative...

Abuse, Bullying, Child abuse 1624  Words | 7  Pages

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201 health and social care level 2

201- Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings. 1.1 Identify different reasons why people communicate People communicate for different reasons. To portray their feelings, opinions, emotions, pain. To express needs, share ideas and information People can communicate verbally by talking or writing. Or even by body language / sign language. Communications can be used to bring out changes in attitudes, motivate people and to create and maintain...

Communication, Confidentiality, Information security 1668  Words | 6  Pages

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Developing and Maintaining Trust at Work

Developing and maintaining trust at work Building and maintaining trust in the workplace in important to help me meet the aim and objectives set as a team. Working as a team is important in allowing the work we face to be completed to a high quality standard using effective and efficient ways to providing value for money. When I behave consistently, it enables employees to identify the boundaries within which they can operate. Inconsistent behaviour makes it difficult for employees to know...

Confidentiality, Decision making, Employment 1002  Words | 3  Pages

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Confidentiality And Information Sharing

 Confidentiality & Information Sharing:  Much has been written about both the importance of confidentiality and information sharing, and people are often confused by what is meant. It can also be confusing trying to decided what it is ok to share and in what circumstances. Starting right It is helpful to start any professional relationship by telling people what you mean by confidentiality, and in what circumstance you might need to share information with colleagues or those outside of the...

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Professional Ethics Pharmacist s Right to Refuse to Dispense

to Dispense PHIL 333 Assignment 4 Pharmacy is a noble respected profession guided by strict laws and regulations. Pharmacists are the care providers who are responsible to provide drug therapies that improve the quality of life of a patient and their family. Previously pharmacists were only thought to be a drug dispenser but now they are the care providers of the community (Lai, Trac, Lovett, 2013). In the 1800s, pharmacists played the role of apothecary, a medical professional that prepared...

Business ethics, Ethics, Health care 2878  Words | 12  Pages

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Promote Good Practice In Handling Information In Health And Social Care Setting1

 Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings. 1.1 Organisations that handle confidential health and social care information have to ensure that it is held securely and shared appropriately. A number of laws, principles and obligations govern how organisations should handle this information. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 gave us powers to advise organisations on how to handle confidential information securely. The Data Protection Act 1998 is a piece of...

Confidentiality, Data Protection Act 1998, Secrecy 645  Words | 3  Pages

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Communication in a Care Setting

 There are many different ways to communicate in the care setting and it is important that you use the right type of communication to match what the circumstances are. I will be using this essay to highlight the types of communication and when they should be used, for example, one to one communication, formal and informal, between colleagues, between professionals and people using services, multi-agency and multi-professional working. One to communication can be difficult for both people involved...

British Sign Language, Communication, Message 912  Words | 3  Pages

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Ethical Framework

As a professional health care worker, the implication confidentiality breach regarding ethical dilemmas are significant to nurse and patient. The information disclosed can cause problems on a personal and professional level. Breach of confidentiality occurs when the heath care work discloses the patient's medical or personal information without the patient's informed written or verbal consent. Confidentiality is needed between the nurse and the patient to maintain a good open and honest relationship...

Business ethics, Decision making, Decision making software 1193  Words | 4  Pages

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The Critical Importance and Effective Team Work and Communication in Providing Safe Care.

4/6/12 Authors: Dr. M. Leonard S. Graham D. Bonacum Title: The critical importance and effective team work and communication in providing safe care. Summary/Abstract Effective communication and teamwork has shown to be very essential for the delivery of high quality safe patient care. Communication failures are extremely common cause of inadvertent patient harm. The complexity of medical care coupled with the inherent limitations of human performance...

Clinical trial, Health care, Health care provider 749  Words | 3  Pages

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Technological Innovations in Health Care

Technological Innovations in Health Care Introduction Written patient care records have been around ever since the days of Florence Nightingale, however it was not until the 1920’s and the creation of the Lloyd-George folder that formal medical care records were kept (Thompson and Wright, 2003). In present times technology is increasingly being introduced within the National Health Service (NHS), its aims are clear; to improve the standards of care for patients and to provide an enhanced working...

Electronic health record, Electronic medical record, Health care 2432  Words | 5  Pages

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Health and Social Care: the Right to Confidentiality

Confidentiality The Data Protection Act 1998 gives people the right to confidentiality of personal information. Confidentiality means keeping information given to oneself private and not sharing it with anyone that does not ‘need to know’. In the care setting, providing confidentiality requires confirmation that personal and private information belonging to service users cannot be accessed by others. Any information given by a service user should not be disclosed without the service user’s permission...

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ethics for nurses and midwives’ (2008) states: "You must respect people's right to confidentiality." "You must ensure people are informed about how and why information is shared by those who will be providing their care." "You must disclose information if you believe someone may be at risk of harm, in line with the law of the country in which you are practising." Confidentiality A duty of confidence arises when one person discloses information to another in circumstances where it is reasonable...

Crime, Data Protection Act 1998, Decision making 1922  Words | 7  Pages

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nvq 2 diploma confidentiality

of information, principles of confidentiality, agreed ways of inter-agency and multi-agency/integrated working. 2 Be able to implement good practice in handling information Good practice in handling information: understanding the features of both manual and electronic information storage systems to ensure security eg encryption, secure passwords, electronic audit trails, secured IT networks, identity checks, security passes; understand how to ensure security when storing and accessing information...

Computer security, Confidentiality, Data management 1407  Words | 4  Pages

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The Career of a Er Nurse.

individual care, but also to provide fast and accurate stabilizing care to individuals in a crisis situation. Being a professional nurse means caring for the overall general health and comfort, as well as, caring for and nurturing other individuals. Meeting both their physical needs for safety and good health, as well as providing comfort and ease for their emotional needs. Being an Emergency Room Nurse is an empowering position that allows you to work along side other qualified health care professionals...

Emergency medical services, Health, Health care 1362  Words | 4  Pages

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Challenges in Health Care

Challenges in Health Care Maggie Clark HCA 421 September 25, 2010 Between health care reform and the sagging economy; health care organizations have to adapt their direction and strategies in order to insure their future. Although these are challenging times they also present great opportunities. If an organization can be highly adaptive then they will have the competitive advantage. In this time of health care reform and legislation organizations need be highly adaptive to change, able...

Electronic health record, Health care, Health economics 1076  Words | 4  Pages

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Duty of Care

Duty of Care 1.1 The term duty of care refers to the duties and responsibilities that someone in charge and authority has to those they are caring for. In the area of childcare and early years, teachers, nursery workers and other care workers have a duty of care to the children they are looking after and are responsible for. There is a general definition for duty of care as well as different definitions in greater detail. For example moral and legal duties of care. Legal duty of care is where...

Complaint, Duty, Law 1497  Words | 4  Pages

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Applying Ethical Practice

in the article reviewed are beneficence (bring about positive good) fidelity (trustworthy), and veracity (honesty) The nurse involved is caught between the core principles of nursing, by following the patients wish of not informing her parents by the diagnoses of a sexually transmitted disease. The implications of betraying the core principles of nursing could cause internal conflict with her value principles, and not to mention the trust of the patient. Other implications could be how the parents...

Business ethics, Ethics, Florence Nightingale 802  Words | 4  Pages

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