Please see below; 1. Requires giving attention to a patient that would reasonably be given to anyone in a similar situation. 2. A diagnostic and treatment process that a clinician should follow for a certain type of patient, illness, or clinical circumstance.
Appropriate “stand of care” can be determined in his case by first, giving attention to the patient as you would to any other patient that has the same injuries as Sandra. Sandra came in with a severe head wound based on the fact that she had been consuming alcohol. It is not the providers business to pass judgment on Sandra. Her job is to give the patient the respect, empathy & attention that she needs. There is a huge difference between informed consent and implied consent. Informed consent is when a provider explains the treatment or procedure and the patient or patient representative agrees.
This consent can be verbal, however it is usually written in a signed consent form. Implied consent occurs when a patient’s behavior suggests compliance (e. G. Opening up his/her mouth to consume medicine). In the case of 45-year-old Sandra, implied consent occurred. When Sandra was brought to the emergency room by her friends she was incoherent and the hospital staff was unable to contact her next of kin. Due to the fact that Sandra had a severe head wound and the she was unable to speak up for herself and her family could not e reached, the physician had to do what was best for the patient.
The Patient Care Partnership has several rights. Below I am going to list three of them that are available to Sandra: 1 . Respect and non-discrimination – Sandra has the right to considerate, respectful care from her doctors, health plan representatives, and other health care providers that does not discriminate against you based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental and physical disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or source of payment. (http://www. Cancer. G/treatment/findingandpayingfortreatment ‘understandingfinancialandlegalmatters/patients-bill-of-rights) 2. Confidentiality of health information – Sandra has the right to talk privately with health care providers and have her health care information protected. Sandra also has the right to read and copy her own medical record. She has the right to ask that her doctor change her record if it’s not correct, relevant, or complete. (http://move. Cancer. Org/treatment/findingandpayingfortreatment ‘understandingfinancialandlegalmatters/patients-bill-of-rights) 3.
Complaints and appeals – Sandra has the right to a fair, fast, and objective review of any complaint she has against her health plan, doctors, hospitals, or other health care personnel. This includes complaints about waiting times, operating hours, the actions of health care personnel, and the adequacy of health care facilities. (http://www. Cancer. Org/treatment/findingandpayingfortreatment ‘understandingfinancialandlegalmatters/patients-bill-of-rights) Maryland just passed a “Go (Stromberg, 201 5)d Samaritan Law about providing immunity room prosecution for people who seek assistance in a medical emergency.
The reason why some people don’t want to call the police if someone is in trouble whether it is medically or criminally, they don’t want to be punished for doing a good deed. In a way I think that the Good Samaritan situation applies to Sandra. Why? Her friends didn’t have to bring her into the ERE. They could’ve just left her where she tripped or could’ve taken her home where something far worse could’ve happened to her. For my last paragraph I am going to explain the meaning of RED and its definition.
R – Respect – To show that person attention and regard the person’s feelings. The attending nurse or physician should pay no attention as to how she got the injury, but figure out a way to make her feel better. E – Empathy – Treating a patient as you would like to be treated; understanding the patient’s needs fosters the trait of empathy. If I was Sander’s physician I would understand that things happen. Just, because she’s had an embarrassing moment where she was so consumed by alcohol that she trips doesn’t make her a bad person or an idiot.