Tag: ethics

Safeguarding Your Patients Against Social Media

HIPAA protected Healthcare Information in the Age of Expanding Social Media Boundaries Social by nature, curious by design and caring by desire, health care providers hold the important responsibility of our patient’s personal medical information in confidence. The hallmark attribute of the patient/nurse relationship…

Nursing Ethics in Patient Self-Neglect

At 70, John lives on his own, caring for his personal needs with minimal assistance. He is able to function independently, but he refuses to use air conditioning. A prolonged issue, his family grows concerned that it will negatively impact his health. Scenarios like…

When Orders and Ethics Collide

As self-regulated professionals, respiratory therapists have a responsibility to be guided as much by orders and best practice guidelines as their own ethics. Take, for example, this case study: A 21-year-old male with severe cerebral palsy, who has been in a near vegetative state…

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