Presentation on theme: "Bell Work 9/24/12 Recall the three types of leadership we discussed last week. When playing our game on Friday did you see any of those leadership styles."— Presentation transcript:
1 Bell Work 9/24/12Recall the three types of leadership we discussed last week.When playing our game on Friday did you see any of those leadership styles at work?Please answer in one or two sentences.Keep this paper and turn in tomorrow.
3 4:1Legal Responsibilities In every aspect of life, there are certain laws and legal responsibilities to protect you and societyCivil laws – focuses on legal relationships between people and protection of a person’s rights. Healthcare is mainly affected by civil lawCriminal laws – focuses on wrongs against a person, property, or society
4 TortsTorts – is defined as a personal injury; or as "a civil action other than a breach of contract."In healthcare a tort occurs when a person is harmed or injured because a health care provider does not meet the established or expected standards of care
5 Common tortsMalpractice – professional negligence. The failure of a professional to use the degree of skill and learning commonly expected in that professionNegligence – failure to give care that is normally expected of a person in a particular position, resulting in injury to another person
6 Common TortsAssault and battery – Assault includes a threat or attempt to injure, and battery includes the unlawful touching of another person without consent.Invasion of privacy – Unnecessarily exposing of an individual or revealing personal information about an individual without that person’s consent
7 Common TortsFalse imprisonment – refers to restraining an individual or restricting an individual’s freedomAbuse – any care that results in physical harm, pain, or mental anguish. Abuse can be physical, verbal, psychological, and sexual
8 Common TortsDefamation – false statements either cause a person to be ridiculed or damage the person’s reputationSlander information that is spokenLibel information that is written
9 Privileged Communications Information that must be kept confidential and shared only with other members of the patient’s health care team.Consent should state what information can be given and who it can be shared with.Certain information is exempt by law and must be reported. Births, death, injuries caused by violence, drug abuse, STD’s, communicable diseases, etc.
10 Privileged communications Health care records are also considered privileged communications.Patients have a right to their health care records, but the records belong to the health care provider.Health records can be used as legal documents.Computerized records create a dilemma in maintaining confidentiality.
11 Bell Work 9/25 What are ethics? Why do we study ethics in this class? Also, if you had a choice would you rather debate an issue or write a statement about an issue?Write this down on your paper too.
12 4:2 Ethics Set principles dealing with what is morally right or wrong Most sane people live by some code of ethicsSociety as a whole has a code of ethicsCriminals and gangs have a code of ethicsPersonal code of ethicsCulture or religious codes of ethics
13 Heath care professional code of ethics As a professional in the medical community you must follow a very strict code of medical ethics.Despite personal values, organizational values, religious values, cultural values, and medical ethics, you can be faced with an ethical dilemma that may cause you to question or even break your on code of ethics
14 Ethical Dilemmas Frequently created by modern medicine Euthanasia Confidentiality of AIDS diagnosisAborted fetuses and researchContinuing life supportExpensive treatments and payment
15 Ethical Dilemmas (continued) Transplant decisionsLegal issues and marijuanaAnimals and researchGenetic researchCloningStem cell research
16 Bell Work 9/27,28On a piece of paper write down your favorite movie or book on the slip of paper at your desk.
17 Basic Rules of Ethics Save lives and promote health Patient comfort Respect the patient’s right to die peacefully and with dignityTreat all patients equallyProvide the best care possible
18 Basic Rules of Ethics (continued) Maintain competent skills and knowledgeMaintain confidentialityRefrain from immoral, unethical, and illegal practicesShow loyalty to patients, co-workers, and employersBe sincere, honest, and caring