Hs101 Unit 8 Project: Confidentiality and Scope of Practice Essay

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Your project this week deals with confidentiality and scope of practice issues. You’ll also deal with correcting an error made in regards to patient care. You will be evaluated on each project on the accuracy of your responses, the completeness of your responses, your ability to think critically about each situation and your overall writing ability. Your responses to the questions below should be constructed in complete sentences using proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Your project should be submitted to the dropbox by the end of Unit 8.

Your Name:

Unit 8 Project Questions: Part I

1. Under HIPAA, are you legally allowed to view this patient’s medical information? Why or why not?
Under HIPAA you are not
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3 ways that confidentiality is maintained in the reception/ waiting area of a medical office is 1) make sure that staff converstations can not be heard by the patients that are waiting in the waiting area. 2) do not use their full name when calling them back to see the doctor. 3) provide a private area to get the patients in formation when signing in for an appointment.

6. A breach of confidentiality can result in what consequences for a health care professional?
A breach of confidentiality can result in large fines, jail time and or lose of license to practice.

7. From the list of Interpersonal Ethics (found in Chapter 1 of the Fremgen text), please describe how any of those traits were demonstrated in your actions in this case scenario?
From the list of Interpersonal Ethics I demonstrated my actions from those traits by honesty admitting that there was an error and it was corrected. Privacy and confidentiality by protecting the patients rights.

Unit 8 Project Questions: Part II

1. Would the action taken in this second scenario be within your scope of practice for your chosen field? Why or why not?
No the action taken in this second scenario is not in my scope of practice for my chosen field , because I am not a doctor and can not proscribe medications with out the consent of the doctor.

2. What determines your scope of practice for your chosen career?
What determines your

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