Nursing And Health Care Informatics Ethics And The Law

Nursing and Health Care Informatics Ethics and the Law

“Whatever, in connection with my professional service, or not in connection with it, I see or hear, in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret.”
—Confidentiality excerpt from the Hippocratic Oath (as cited in Croll, 2010)

 

Traditional schools of medicine have a ritual of reciting oath excerpts such as the one above during their graduation ceremonies. Such excerpts usually revolve around a professional’s promise to uphold the ideals of patient safety and confidentiality to the best of his or her ability.
With the continued integration of Health Information Technology (HIT), and advances in technology such as hand-held computers, new ethical considerations have evolved within health care settings. For example, wireless capabilities can provide easier access to information from unauthorized outside parties. While technological advances have led to improvements in health care, they have also created new vulnerabilities. Doctorally prepared nurses need to be aware of ethical issues surrounding the use of patient information, technology, and the respective liabilities.
Reference:
Croll, P. (2010). Privacy, security and access with sensitive health information. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 151, 167–175.
To prepare:

  • Reflect      on this week’s Learning Resources, focusing on the ethical and legal      issues associated with usage of data and health information.
  • For      this Discussion, identify an ethical issue related to data collection or      information management at your organization or one with which you are      familiar.
  • Determine      the potential liabilities that this ethical issue presents by reviewing      the AMIA Code of Ethics.
  • Consider      the legal aspects of your ethical issue and the steps that could be taken      to avoid or minimize risk.

By tomorrow Wednesday 09/27/17, 12 pm, write a minimum of 550 words essay in APA format with a minimum of 3 references from the list in the instructions area. Include the level one headings as numbered below:

post a cohesive response that addresses the following:

1) Describe your selected ethical issue (example of ethical issues in nursing Informatics are: Ethical Use of Genomic Information and Electronic Medical Records, Alarm Fatigue, Privacy, Confidentiality, and Data Sharing). Choose one!

2) Analyze the potential liabilities that this issue poses to the organization by referencing the AMIA Code of Ethics.

3) Formulate strategies that the organization could implement to address the ethical issue.

Required Readings

Course Text: American Nurses Association. (2008). Nursing informatics: Scope and standards of practice. Silver Spring, MD: Author.

“Ethics in Nursing Informatics” (p. 49-52)

This page of the text introduces three common ethical codes used in health care today.

Croll, P. (2010). Privacy, security and access with sensitive health information. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 151, 167-175.

The author proposes a model for controlling the security of health information networks and systems.

Hjort, B. (2007). AHIMA report addresses evolving role of health care privacy and security officers. Journal of Health Care Compliance, 9(3), 47-68.

This article identifies the challenges and responsibilities of health care workers employed in privacy and security positions.

Layman, E. J. (2008). Ethical issues and the electronic health record. The Health Care Manager, 27(2), 165-176.

The findings within this article provide recommendations for health personnel, leaders, and policy makers when attempting to design ethically sound electronic health records.

Mackenzie, G., & Carter, H. (2010). Medico legal issues. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 151, 176-182.

Within this article, the authors provide an overview of the legal issues, precautions, and potential breaches that surround the privacy and security of electronic patient records

O’Keefe-McCarthy, S. (2009). Technologically-mediated nursing care: The impact on moral agency. Nursing Ethics, 16(6), 786-796.

Examine technology’s ability to negatively affect the patient/nurse relationship as decisions are based more on data and less on emotional and pedagogical reasoning by referencing the material found in this article.

Withrow, S. C. (2010). How to avoid a HIPAA horror story. Healthcare Financial Management, 64(8), 82-88.

The HIPAA horror story that is detailed here underlines the importance of adopting HIPAA privacy and security provisions in efforts to reduce potential violations and financial threats.

California HealthCare Foundation. (2011).

Retrieved from http://www.chcf.org/

The California HealthCare Foundation outlines quality reform plans that improve efficiency and reduce cost for California’s patients.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2010). CMS EHR meaningful use overview.

https://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/30_Meaningful_Use.asp

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines the term meaningful use and also its view of meaningful use criteria, requirements, and financial impact.

American Nurses Association. (2011). Ethics and human rights.

Retrieved from http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/HealthcareandPolicyIssues/ANAPositionStatements/EthicsandHumanRights.aspx

See this website to view position statement documents developed by the ANA to promote adherence to ethics and human rights.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems. (2011). Privacy & security toolkit.

Retrieved from http://www.himss.org/ASP/topics_pstoolkit.asp

At this website, you will find a categorized tool kit that consists of implementation plans, legislation, and case studies to help health care professionals better understand matters of privacy and security.

The American Medical Informatics Association. (2014). Retrieved from http://www.amia.org/about-amia/ethics

At this website, you will find an American Medical Informatics Code of Ethics for Healthcare Professionals.

Required Media

Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2011). Transforming nursing and healthcare through technology: Healthcare informatics: Ethics and law. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 10 minutes.

In this week’s media presentation, Dr. Don Detmer gives his insights on the government’s initiatives to create secure and meaningful electronic health records.

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Practicum – Week 5 Journal Entry

Practicum – Week 5 Journal Entry

                                      Learning Objectives

Students will:

· Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy*

· Evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic approaches for clients*

· Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric

disorders*

                                             The Assignment 

Select a client whom you observed or counseled that suffers from a disorder related to trauma. Then, address the following in your Practicum Journal:

· Describe the client (without violating HIPAA regulations) and identify any

pertinent history or medical information, including prescribed medications.

· Using the DSM-5, explain and justify your diagnosis for this client.

· Explain whether any of the therapeutic approaches in this week’s Learning

Resources would be effective with this client. Include expected outcomes based

on these therapeutic approaches. Support your approach with evidence-based

literature.

· Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.

                                                  Learning Resources

Required Readings

Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

  • Chapter      13, “Stabilization for Trauma and Dissociation” (pp. 469–508)

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012a). Academic year in residence: Thompson family case study [Multimedia file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. 

Ochberg, F. (2012). Psychotherapy for chronic PTSD [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.

· NOTE: PLEASE SEE AND PAY ATTENTION TO THE ATTACHED Practicum Journal  

 Template AND JOURNAL SAMPLE (TIME LOG & JOURNAL ENTRIES) FOR WRITING 

 THIS ASSIGNMENT…..ALSO FOR THE TIME LOG AND JOURNAL ENTRIES, JUST 

 MAKE UP A REASONABLE INFORMATION AND CLIENT INFORMATION IN MENTAL 

 HEALTH NURSING.

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Effective Approaches In Leadership And Management

In this assignment, you will be writing a 1,000-1,250 word paper describing the differing approaches of nursing leaders and managers to issues in practice. To complete this assignment, do the following:

  1. Select an issue from the following list: bullying, unit closers and restructuring, floating, nurse turnover, nurse staffing ratios, use of contract employees (i.e., registry and travel nurses), or magnet designation.
  2. Describe the selected issue. Discuss how it impacts quality of care and patient safety in the setting in which it occurs.
  3. Discuss how professional standards of practice should be demonstrated in this situation to help rectify the issue or maintain professional conduct.
  4. Explain the differing roles of nursing leaders and nursing managers in this instance and discuss the different approaches they take to address the selected issue and promote patient safety and quality care. Support your rationale by using the theories, principles, skills, and roles of the leader versus manager described in your readings.
  5. Discuss what additional aspects mangers and leaders would need to initiate in order to ensure professionalism throughout diverse health care settings while addressing the selected issue.
  6. Describe a leadership style that would best address the chosen issue. Explain why this style could be successful in this setting.

Use at least three peer-reviewed journal articles other than those presented in your text or provided in the course.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.

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HCA 430 Week 3 Assignment Assessment Of Community-Level Barriers

For the second written assignment of the course, you will continue in the design of your proposed model program by demonstrating your understanding of your selected population’s challenges, which negatively impact this group’s health and well-being. Based on this week’s research, conduct an assessment of the barriers, limitations, and other distinguishing features, as they exist within your community.

  • Prepare a recap of the model program for your community that you originally shared in the week 2 written assignment. As stated in the Week Two directions, changes to the potential program can be made as you research and develop the focus of the program.
  • Analyze and discuss at least three critical barriers that impact the health and well-being of your chosen group; one must be a micro-level (individual) barrier that is financial, one must be a macro-level (community/state) barrier that relates to access and funding for care, and the third barrier may be one of your choosing.
  • Discuss at least one proposed solution for each barrier. Your solution for the micro barrier must include an analysis of various potential funding options (both independent and integrated). Your solution for the macro barrier must include an analysis of financing resources for health care.
  • Research and analyze the regulatory, legal, ethical, and accreditation requirements and issues for the service(s) offered in your proposed program. Discuss how each will impact the management of the program.
    Your assignment should be a minimum of three pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and should include a minimum of three scholarly sources cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Please note: All assignments in this course are progressive; therefore you should use the same population selected in your Week Two assignment. The Week Two assignment’s contents do not need to be re- submitted with this assignment.

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The TWO Scenarios Below, Describe In Paragraph What Would You Do?

Health care professionals play a crucial role in helping to prevent and control infectious disease. Nurses are an important factor in helping to prevent the spread of infection. As a nurse it is extremely important to understand the infection process, the chain of infection, and prevention techniques.

In the TWO scenarios below, describe in paragraph form what you as a health care provider would do in these situations. Describe what was done right, what was done incorrectly, and what education needs to be discussed in each scenario.

Scenario 1

A man is recovering from a minor surgical procedure. His son, daughter-in-law, and grandson come to visit him. His daughter-in-law is suffering from what appears to be a bad cold and, although hospital policies prohibit children under the age of 10 from visiting patients in this ward, the 3-year-old grandson still came up.

You notice that the woman is sneezing and coughing into her hands. You also notice that the child keeps moving from his mother’s lap to the patient’s lap in the hospital bed. In addition, you observe that the woman is changing the television stations on the remote control to find something the child can watch.

Scenario 2

A charge nurse on a medical/surgical unit approaches a computer and notices that the keyboard is visibly soiled. She goes to a supply closet to get some disinfectant wipes to clean the keys. When she returns, she notes that a nurse is sitting at the computer using the soiled keyboard. As she watches, the nurse picks up a patient chart, makes a note, and then returns to the keyboard. When she is finished typing, the nurse walks away from the computer and heads for one of the patient rooms.

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ethical and legal considerations.

An RN working in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is caring for a patient with an acute gastrointestinal hemorrhage related to Hepatitis C liver damage that resulted from cocaine abuse. At the end of the shift, the outgoing RN states to the incoming RN, “I have been in that patient’s room all day, transfusing blood products. It’s such a waste of resources. Why should we even bother to treat him, since he will just be using cocaine again after discharge?”

Initial Discussion Post:

Address the following:
What is the most appropriate way for the incoming RN to approach this situation after hearing the outgoing nurse’s comments? Include ethical and legal considerations.
What is the role of an RN in addressing the value system of other health care workers that may have a negative impact on patient care? Include ethical and legal considerations.
Should an RN be able to refuse an assignment if a patient’s value system is in direct conflict with his/her own? Why or why not? Include ethical and legal considerations.

350 words

APA format  no more than 5 years

and in text citation

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A comparison of research questions

Details:

While the implementation plan prepares students to apply their research to the problem or issue they have identified for their capstone change proposal project, the literature review enables students to map out and move into the active planning and development stages of the project.

A literature review analyzes how current research supports the PICOT, as well as identifies what is known and what is not known in the evidence. Students will use the information from the earlier PICOT Statement Paper and Literature Evaluation Table assignments to develop a 750-1,000 word review that includes the following sections:

  1. Title      page
  2. Introduction      section
  3. A      comparison of research questions
  4. A      comparison of sample populations
  5. A      comparison of the limitations of the study
  6. A      conclusion section, incorporating recommendations for further research

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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Describe the major goals of psychology

Text: Psychology Core Concepts: Zimbardo, Johnson and Hamilton 7TH EDITION (978-0-205183463) I cant found the text online maybe you can

 

Or You can access The Discovering Psychology video series on the internet for free!

 

  1. Go to www.learner.org
  2. Click on the blue tab near the top that reads “view programs”
  3. Many film series will be listed. They are in alphabetical order. Scroll down to Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition. Click on it.
  4. All 26 episodes from the series are listed in order. Double click on the box that says “VoD” next to the episode you wish to view. That’s it!

     

    Type 1 page for each ½ hour video unit where you submit bullets outlining the content of each ½ hour lecture (not more than one page in length) AND, SEPARATELY, ANSWER ALL LEARNING OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS FROM THE ATTACHED/ENCLOSED PACKET( state each question before each of your responses. Make sure you cite page references from the text for each of your answers).

     

    ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS CAN BE FOUND IN VIDEO AND TEXT INSIDE FRONT AND BACK COVER OF TEXT WILL TELL YOU WHAT CHAPTERS CORRELATE WITH WHICH VIDEOS).

    THE COVER PAGE SHOULD INCLUDE YOUR NAME, DATE, VIDEO NUMBERS, AND A NUMBER YOU CAN BE REACHED.

     

    Objectives 1

     

    After viewing the television program and completing the assigned readings, you should be able to:

     

    1. Define Psychology.

    2. Distinguish between the micro, molecular, and macro levels of analysis.

    3. Describe the major goals of psychology.

    4. Describe what psychologists do and give some examples of the kinds of questions they may be interested in investigating.

    5. Summarize the history of the major theoretical approaches to psychology.

    6. Describe seven current psychological perspectives.

    7. Describe how the concerns of psychologists have evolved with the larger culture.

     

     

    Objectives 2

    After viewing the television program and completing the assigned readings, you should be able to:

     

    1. Explain the concept of observer bias and cite some techniques experimenters use to eliminate personal bias.

    2. Define placebo effect and explain how it might be avoided.

    3. Define reliability and validity and explain the difference between them.

    4. Describe various psychological measurement techniques, such as self report, behavioral, and physiological measures.

    5. Define correlational methods and explain why it does not establish a cause-and-effect relationship.

    6. Summarize the American Psychological Association’s ethical guidelines for the treatment of humans and animals in psychological experiments, and explain why they are necessary.

    7. Discuss some ways to be a wiser consumer of research.

    8. Describe how a hypothesis leads to a particular experimental design.

     

    9. Discuss how job burnout develops, how it can be studied, and how psychologists can intervene to prevent or combat it.

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Practicum Journal Entry I

Practicum Journal Entry I 

You will submit a journal entry for Weeks 1-3. Journal entries need to connect your previous professional experience with your practice, competencies/concepts in the program, and the literature. Your journal entry should be week-based and sequential so that all journal entries are contained in one file.

By tomorrow 12/16/18 by 12 pm, write a minimum of 550 words essay in APA format with at least 2 scholarly references. Include the headers as numbered below:

1) Describe the observed activity (1point) (see attached file)

2) Using an evidence-based approach, analyze the problem, issue, or situation. Address questions posed in the weekly practicum pages if appropriate. (2 points)

3) Reveal how the real-world might mirror or diverge from program-related evidence, concepts, and/or theories. (2 points)

P.S. please see attached file summarizing the activities I observed at my practicum site. Please re-write it in your own words to address all the above numbered questions as well as references.

This assignment is due on Sunday 12/16/2018 at 12 pm on AMERICA/New York time zone

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Patient Management And Delegation

Patient Management and Delegation

Complete the Patient Management and Delegation virtual simulation activity which can be found by clicking the Enter Simulation link at the top of the course. From the menu that appears select Virtual Clinical Scenarios and then click Patient Management Delegation. Then debrief on the experience by creating a VoiceThread, video or a written essay.

  • Reflect on your feelings while fulling the role of the charge nurse in the simulated activities on delegation and caseload management.  Consider how you utilized the experience and efficiency information provided.
  • Summarize the responsibilities, including planning, coordinating and evaluation of nursing resources, managed by the charge nurse in the simulated activity.
  • Reflect on any correct and incorrect decisions and responses that you would change if you were to repeat this activity.
  • Describe what you learned in this experience that will be incorporated into your clinical practice.

References are not required for this reflection. APA format is required for page set up for essay or PowerPoint.

Examples of work to show mastery:

  • 3-4 page paper – APA format

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