The Standards Of Health Care Professionals

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Standard of Care Health care professionals have a higher degree of standards than others in different professions, and their parameters are governed by ethics. These medical professionals have to work in a high stress, more stringent work environment, because there are lives involved and the people that they come in contact with on the job (patients) count on them to perform healing miracles, “In healthcare, from a legal perspective, the standard of acceptable practice has been generally set by the courts and defined as healthcare professionals acting in a manner that is widely accepted by their peers as meeting an acceptable standard of care”, (Glance, 2011). The standards that health care professionals must start with begin with education and continues with the practice of medicine. For nurses as an example, “the scope and standards of practice are established by The American Nurses Association (ANA)”, (Neil, 2015). These professionals have to maintain a high level of education as well as continuing education to keep up with the latest and greatest medical procedures, techniques and technology, “presented in 1910 and known as the Flexner Report, confirmed concerns expressed by the AMA, outlined the need for standards, and served as a transformational event for medical education and the monumental advancements that were to follow”, (Paola, Walker, & Nixon, 2010 pg. 386), “Physicians who had been shaped, in large part, by Flexnerian standards demonstrated measurable achievements”, (Paola, Walker, & Nixon, 2010 pg. 387), “Although the Flexner Report continues to be recognized for its standardization measures and contributions to restructuring, few realize that Flexner and medical leaders of that period had a tacit understanding ... ... middle of paper ... ... and their relationship with other practitioners and to rebuild faith between the practitioners and their patients. Educating the health care professional that by putting the information for all to see, it can better them and benefit their client patient relations. Having published information like the death rates, or statistics on the performances of the health care provider, leaves little room for doubt, controversy and fear. Further, another way to promote reduced risks and improved communication is to have the facilities be equally responsible with their health care professionals. When a person is not made to feel like they stand alone, they are more likely to improve their skills, and when the practitioner and the facility communicate equally with the patients or their families in times of errors, there will be less hostility and a more productive resolution.
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