As health care providers, nurses strive to instill confidence in their patients and their loved ones. A nurse is respectful to their colleagues as well as their patients. Nurses promote patients’ independence, patients can be confident in the knowledge that a nurse will do what is best for them, respecting their privacy and dignity. This means that a nurse does not share the patient information for personal reasons nor does the nurse get involved in a patients personal relationship if it is not medically relevant (NCSBN, 2011).
Nurses today need to have excellent communication skills. Receiving information from patients is the most important aspect of nursing. If nurses are unable to communicate with their patient then they would not be able to have a relationship with them. Communication is where two or more people interact with each other, by using sounds and words, this is verbal communication. Some individuals have different behaviors where they try to express themselves to others without using spoken words, this is non verbal communication. Once nurses have the proper communication tools, techniques and evidence based practice, when communicating with their patient, they would get the necessary information needed from the patient to properly diagnosis them.
Which is very important for nurses or any medical professional to do in the healthcare profession. Nurses are receiving these patients in their most vulnerable state, nurses are exposed and trusted with the patients’ information to further assist them on providing optimum treatment. Keeping patient’s information private goes back to not just doing what’s morally right but also it also builds that nurse – patient relationship as well. We also have provision three that specifically taps on this issue as well, as it states: “The nurse seeks to protect the health, safety, and rights of patient.” (Nurses Code of Ethics,
A confidentiality breach posts ethical applications and global crisis. A breach of confidentiality is enclosure of information to a third class without attaining a formal request of court order. The disclosing matter can be electronics, telephone, and fax information, written or orally preoccupied. If this group of disclosure of the sick forum is given to unauthorized people, there is given laws and state guard the sick’s alienable rights, and in the healthcare side all have certain values of morals. For example, the integrity of a nurse is to bridge the care and imply the protection that a patient receives to confiscate morals and proper behavior.
Privacy for patients in the medical field continues to be a controversy in current day. Doctors and researches struggle to set boundaries on determining how much patient information should be disclosed. During the first half of the 20th century, ethical laws such as disclosing confidential information were not active, thus many patients across the world were denied their essential need for confidentiality. As years progressed, privacy became a right, enforced with the signing of HIPPA in 1996. HIPPA protected patients by making the disclosing of patient information against the law. Even though initiatives as the ones mentioned were taken, Privacy continues to be violated in today’s society, therefore it must be understood that privacy is crucial because it develops trust bonds between the patient and clinical staff, privacy gives credibility to the doctors/nurses and lastly privacy sets up a relationship for effective medical research.
Every health care provider involved in the care of a patient has obligation to protect the private health information of every patient in their care. Many health care providers can be involved in the care of each patient. Th...
The Privacy Rule is the area that has the most influence on day to day nursing. It is intended to give patients some control over their records, establish guidelines that all health care providers must follow and hold people responsible for any violations that may occur. The information protected by this section includes all medical records, payments or any information that can identify a patient also known as Protected Health information (PHI). The rule applies to all healthcare providers, health plans and clearinghouses. There are many areas in an office, hospital or healthcare setting where the privacy of a patient can be compromised. This includes patient charts, nursing assignment boards, lab slips, specimens and me...
In today’s society with the blogs, the gossip sites and the other forms of social media, confidentiality is a thing of the past. However, for, physicians and other health professionals, they are held to a higher standard to maintain a level of ethics and confidentiality for their patients. Confidentiality is a major duty for a health professional, but is there ever a time to where it is okay to tell what a patient says in confident? What if the patient is a minor, or a senior citizen or someone who is mentally challenged? What if a patient is being abused or wants to commit suicide? Does it matter if it is a nurse, or a dentist, or a psychologist or is all medical professional held to the same moral standard? What roles does a consent form or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act plays in the medical world in being confidentiality? I would like to explore Confidentiality and the moral effects it has on the health profession.
First and foremost, nursing is not just a job. It is a profession that requires giving “self” every minute, of everyday. Though job security and salary can be added benefits, they simply could never surpass the emotional, psychological, and physical components that nursing requires. Some might think it is alarming that at the point of preceptorship, the end of a student’s career, he or she believes job security and salary are the reasons to go into this field, even worse that he or she would admit it to a seasoned nurse. In a moment like this, the preceptor will have to take a deep breath, close her eyes, and remember all the moments in her career that kept her going.
Nursing represents the nation’s largest healthcare professions with more than 3.1 million nurses, 2.6 million of them are licensed Registered Nurses -RN (AACN). Nursing, at times is extremely fast paced, a patient may be stable one moment and unstable the next moment. Individual nurses need to protect their own health and safety as well as the safety of their patients. As a profession, nursing can be very rewarding. However, many challenges exist and nurses are faced daily with ethical issues. Due to this many nurses experience chronic fatigue.