Counseling For The Elderly Members Of Society

1148 Words Nov 18th, 2015 5 Pages
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While caring for the elderly members of society, it is common for clinicians to come across ethical situations, especially while, screening and evaluating patients. Genesis rehab policy is that clinicians must first conduct screens before enrolling patients on rehab services. The screening process helps to filter out patients who are indicated for physical therapy on outpatient services versus patients who requires skilled home-health services. The other benefit of screen is to recognize patients who requires consultation to a specialist. “In primary care setting, PTs should be routinely triaging patients for need of referral” (Wenker, and Euhardy, 2011, P.361). One of the focal reason for administering screens prior to PT evaluations, is that screens are a gateway leading us to our examination, diagnosis, prognosis and intervention of care. The authors, Crist, McVay and Marocco (2013, p. 4) described that “screening is the presumptive identification of unrecognized disease or defect by the application of test, examinations, or by other procedures which can be applied rapidly”. The main objective is to decide whether physical therapy intervention is appropriate. This objective is best found by looking out for red flag findings, asking client/patient open-ended questions and also by empathizing with patients/clients.
I would like to give you a detailed description of a recent ethical dilemma I encountered while screening a patient. The resident had been living…
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