Ibithal this semester, I witnessed some situations in

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ibithal
Mohamedin

60082501

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MX3250

Assignment:
Reflective Journal 1

Topic:
Confidentiality

Instructor:
Nicolette Brewster/Katherine Keats/Omar Kesebi/Cyril Butler

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective

Confidentiality is considered a core patient right in which
patients’ privacy and modesty should be strictly respected and their personal
dignity is preserved (Ehrlich and Coakes, 2013.). Unfortunately, the
opportunities for potential abuse of these rights are rampant in the clinical
setting nowadays with today’s complex health care systems.

 

Reflective

During my full-time clinical this semester, I witnessed some
situations in which patient’s right to confidentiality is not taken seriously
by many healthcare providers. I was extremely surprised and annoyed as I heard
the radiologist discussing the patient’s case with the physician and disclosing
some sensitive information about the patient in the elevator where we were
accompanied by strangers. I genuinely believe such behaviors should be
prevented as they highly violate patients’ right to privacy and pry into their
personal life. In my opinion patient’s personal information should never be
discussed in public places even if it appears like only the medical team is
present in that area.

 

Interpretive

Confidentiality and protecting patient privacy is essential in the
healthcare provider-patient relationship. Therefore it should be protected to
enable full comprehension, logical diagnosis and proper treatment to the
patient. (Aafp.org, 2018) Patients’ personal information should always be kept
private. A health care member doesn’t have the right to disclose personal
information of a patient without their consent, even with a relative or a
family member. Keeping stickers of the patients’, taking pictures of personal
information or radiographs and discussing a patient’s information with someone
not involved with the situation are all acts of breaking confidentiality and
privacy of the patient. It is very important for this to be managed as it
breaks the patients’ trust in the doctor and the health care team as a whole
and it may also lead to the patient suing the hospital.

 

Decisional

As a future radiographer I will do my best to assure that patient
privacy is maintained and their right to confidentiality is not violated in any
way. Not only i will follow the guidelines that preserve this right but i will
also make sure my colleagues do the same thing when disclosing sensitive
information about patients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References

 

Ehrlich, R. and Coakes, D. (2013). Patient care in radiography.

Aafp.org. (2018). Confidentiality, Patient/Physician. online
Available at: www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/patient-confidentiality.html Accessed 24 Jan. 2018.

 

Aafp.org. (2018). Confidentiality, Patient/Physician. online
Available at: www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/patient-confidentiality.html Accessed 24 Jan. 2018.

 

Health.arizona.edu. (2018). Confidentiality, Patient Rights &
Responsibilities | Campus Health Service. online Available at:www.health.arizona.edu/confidentiality-patient-rights-responsibilities
Accessed 24 Jan. 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ibithal
Mohamedin

60082501

MX3250

Assignment:
Reflective Journal 1

Topic:
Confidentiality

Instructor:
Nicolette Brewster/Katherine Keats/Omar Kesebi/Cyril Butler

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective

Confidentiality is considered a core patient right in which
patients’ privacy and modesty should be strictly respected and their personal
dignity is preserved (Ehrlich and Coakes, 2013.). Unfortunately, the
opportunities for potential abuse of these rights are rampant in the clinical
setting nowadays with today’s complex health care systems.

 

Reflective

During my full-time clinical this semester, I witnessed some
situations in which patient’s right to confidentiality is not taken seriously
by many healthcare providers. I was extremely surprised and annoyed as I heard
the radiologist discussing the patient’s case with the physician and disclosing
some sensitive information about the patient in the elevator where we were
accompanied by strangers. I genuinely believe such behaviors should be
prevented as they highly violate patients’ right to privacy and pry into their
personal life. In my opinion patient’s personal information should never be
discussed in public places even if it appears like only the medical team is
present in that area.

 

Interpretive

Confidentiality and protecting patient privacy is essential in the
healthcare provider-patient relationship. Therefore it should be protected to
enable full comprehension, logical diagnosis and proper treatment to the
patient. (Aafp.org, 2018) Patients’ personal information should always be kept
private. A health care member doesn’t have the right to disclose personal
information of a patient without their consent, even with a relative or a
family member. Keeping stickers of the patients’, taking pictures of personal
information or radio graphs and discussing a patient’s information with someone
not involved with the situation are all acts of breaking confidentiality and
privacy of the patient. It is very important for this to be managed as it
breaks the patients’ trust in the doctor and the health care team as a whole
and it may also lead to the patient suing the hospital.

 

Decisional

As a future radiographer I will do my best to assure that patient
privacy is maintained and their right to confidentiality is not violated in any
way. Not only i will follow the guidelines that preserve this right but i will
also make sure my colleagues do the same thing when disclosing sensitive
information about patients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References

 

Ehrlich, R. and Coakes, D. (2013). Patient care in radiography.

Aafp.org. (2018). Confidentiality, Patient/Physician. online
Available at: www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/patient-confidentiality.html Accessed 24 Jan. 2018.

 

Aafp.org. (2018). Confidentiality, Patient/Physician. online
Available at: www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/patient-confidentiality.html Accessed 24 Jan. 2018.

 

Health.arizona.edu. (2018). Confidentiality, Patient Rights &
Responsibilities | Campus Health Service. online Available at:www.health.arizona.edu/confidentiality-patient-rights-responsibilities
Accessed 24 Jan. 2018.