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  • Informed Consent Document
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    Informed Consent A legal document that has been written and processed through the courts is called Informed Consent. An Informed Consent Document requires that doctors give all patients important information about his / her own procedure before the surgery or the treatment takes place. The following four items are important factors in the Informed Consent: 1. the nature of the treatment / surgery, 2. the risks, 3. the advantages, and 4. the possibilities. However, having access to legal document...
  • Patient With A Gunshot Wound
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    Introduction Our law enforcement officials have a duty to protect citizens as well as discourage crimes from taking place. Our health care officials also have a duty to provide the best care possible to those who need it. Often enough, there have been many cases where both parties have come in contrast with each other on different levels of professionalism. The ultimate debate arises when doctors and law enforcement take into account the respect and privacy of patients. One of the issues that wi...
  • Patient Care Consent 1
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    The basic rights of human beings, such as concern for personal dignity, are always of great importance. During illness, however, these rights are extremely vital and must be protected. Therefore, healthcare providers should make an effort to assure that these rights are preserved for their patients. Likewise, health care providers have the right to expect reasonable and responsible behavior on the part of our patients, their relatives, and friends. This is where the patient's bill of rights come...
  • Use Patient Information In Your Office
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    HIPAA Compliance If you are in the healthcare industry, you have probably heard some rumblings about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, coolly referred to as HIPAA. The word is your medical practice will have to be HIPAA compliant by April 2003, but you " re not exactly sure what this act mandates or how to accomplish it. In very basic terms, HIPAA has two primary components to which hospitals, health plans, healthcare 'clearinghouses,' and healthcare providers must...
  • Medical Information In Order
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    Criterion A: Describing the issue The misuse of private health care information can cause discrimination against others in society. Nowadays we trust and depend upon the medical professionals to secure our private records. The computer revolution has made the process of transmitting information convenient, thus allowing our family secrets to travel from our family doctor to hospitals to insurance companies - increasing the level of insecurity. The idea of federal security legislation has been ef...
  • Type Of Disregard For Doctor Patient Confidentiality
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    AIDS and Confidentiality Does an AIDS patient have rights to FULL confidentiality Meaning being does an AIDS patient have the right to deny this information to their spouse and / or sexual partner Even greater, does a physician have an obligation to inform the partner A lot of controversy is currently occurring due to this topic. In a recent case, Mr. B., a twenty-eight year old prominent member of the city council was recently tested positive for HIV antibodies (the virus that causes AIDS). He ...
  • Clinic In The Patients Record File
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    Identify "The Saints Private Clinic", has been established in London's Harley Street for 25 years. It also has another clinic in Manchester and consultancies in Southampton, Hove, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Bristol and York. Since the setting up of "The Saints Private Clinic" it has been able to save more than 100 lives in their emergency cases. In places like the Harley street, 25 years ago, there was no necessity for the government to set up a fully equipped hospital for the small popu...
  • Information From His Patient
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    CASE STUDY 2 Failure to Diagnose Medical Indications: A 30-year-old married father of four children was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. If tried, chemotherapy and radiation could lengthen his life to 6-9 months. The tumor, an Adenocarcinoma, is too large for surgery since it has invaded thoracic structures. The PA discovered in the patient's chart that a routine x-ray done 2 years earlier reported a 8 mm spot where the current tumor is now. A recommendation for follow-up was in the chart, b...
  • Staff To Retrieve Patient Information
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    In the past, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been in the dark ages with regards to the "paper shuffle". Patient records, clinical notes, test results, phone messages, physician orders, faxes, and many items were recorded and transmitted by paper. This process was not only costly, but very time consuming. Staff had to spend hours sorting, copying, transporting, filing, and managing records. Physicians had to take time away from patient care in order to complete all the paperwork necessar...

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