As you have learned, regulations and laws exist to protect patient privacy and uphold confidentiality. Especially in a technological advanced setting, such as healthcare, maintaining these standards can prove challenging as a result of new, ethical issues not previously experienced. As a future leader in healthcare administration, it is important to understand national regulations relative to confidentiality, privacy, and informed consent.
In this unit, you will compare ethical issues of confidentiality by examining a scenario and its implications of various regulations and laws. By the end of this unit, you will be able to assess national regulations regarding confidentiality and ethical considerations of confidentiality laws.
To begin, select one (1) of the following stories from your textbook from which to address the assignment requirements:
1.The Story of Twyla Roberts and Mary Louis (p. 203)
2.The Story of Beth Tottle, Mrs. Uwilla, and the Uwilla Family (p. 229)
3.The Story of Jack Burns and Cecelia Langer (p. 250)
4.The Story of Meg Perkins and Helen Williams (p. 279)
Address the following:
1.Summarize the story briefly providing the ethical dilemma and parties involved.
2.Discuss the varying perspectives from the parties involved. Be sure to discuss potential reasoning for the varied perspectives. Please note that you may need to include fictitious information to complete this.
3.Discuss ethical standards relevant to the unique scenario.
4.Identify national regulations and laws pertinent to the story.
5.Using the six-step process, explain a practical, ethical solution to your story