Legal Issues Actions for Legal Issues
A student is doing a clinical rotation on a medical-surgical unit. In the hallway outside a patient’s room, a staff nurse explains the patient’s diagnosis to the student, mentioning that the medical condition typically is seen in patients with long-term cocaine use. When providing care for the patient, the student asks about any illegal drug use. The patient becomes upset and says that he has never used illegal drugs in his life. The student tells the patient that his condition is usually seen with long-term cocaine use. The patient orders the student out of his room, yelling that she has violated his constitutional rights and he is going to sue her for not providing a reasonable standard of care.
1.Did a breach of confidentiality occur between the student and the patient or between the student and the nurse? Explain.
2. What is constitutional law and was constitutional law broken in this scenario?
Two months after the patient in the scenario is discharged, his wife leaves him and he loses his job. The patient files an intentional tort action against both the student and the nurse.
3.Is this an appropriate legal action? ?
4.Would the patient in this scenario have grounds for malpractice?
In this part of the course project you will find out what plans your health care facility has for implementing the plans of the ONC.
The strategic goals of the National Health Care IT Plan are to:
Achieve adoption and information exchange through meaningful use of Health IT.
Improve care and population health and reduce health care costs through the use of Health IT.
Inspire confidence and trust in Health IT.
Empower individuals within Health IT to improve the health care system.
Achieve rapid learning and technological advancement.
Write a report in a 3- to 4-page Microsoft Word document that includes the following information:
A brief description of the mission and vision statements of your health care facility
A brief description of the plans that your health care facility has for implementing the National Health
Care IT Plan
Recommendations on ways to achieve the National Health Care IT Plan
A brief description of how the identified technology solution in W2: Assignment 2 relates to the ONC plans
The strategic planning process for the implementation of your chosen solution
For example, if you chose a technology solution that is currently used at your health care facility, make a case for the manner in which the solution is contributing to meet one or more of the strategic goals for the National Health Care IT Plan mentioned above. If the technology that you have chosen is a new one, describe how the solution will potentially contribute to meeting one or more of the strategic goals of the National Health Care IT Plan.