Ethical Considerations

Purpose of Assignment

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2008), “Uphold ethical standards related to data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and clients’ right to privacy.”

 

American Association of College of Nursing. (2008). The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice. Retrieved from: https://www.aacnnursing.org/Education-Resources/AACN-Essentials

 

Course Competency

Analyze ethical and nursing informatics practice standards within the context of healthcare delivery.

Content

 

Scenario

You are a nursing manager of the education and innovations department at a large nonprofit academic medical center. You do work at the flagship hospital, but there are three additional campuses and several affiliated facilities throughout three additional states. Therefore, technology is heavily relied upon for consistent and reliable communication for interdisciplinary care. Recently, the CNO sent you a patient satisfaction survey highlighting how impressed this patient was with their nurse’s timeliness of answering their questions. The patient continued to share that the nurse used their personal cell phone to reach out to the patient’s provider to get clarification of the patient’s discharge instructions. The patient loved their quick response and wanted to highlight this as a best practice for all healthcare professionals.

 

Instructions

You have just completed a technology usage assessment of the healthcare staff across departments, and it has come to your attention that several nurses occasionally communicate with medical providers through text on their personal cell phones, using their phone’s messaging service. The nurses found that they are able to meet their patient needs more quickly. Your assessment also discovered that a nurse used their personal cell phone to take a picture of a patient’s foot ulcer. The picture was posted on social media as a reminder to diabetics the importance of managing their blood sugars. As the nursing education manager it is your responsibility to ensure staff are following the hospital polices and your technology assessment has highlighted that the staff is in urgent need of HIPAA training and Smart Phone use.

 

Using the scenario above create a mandatory training for all staff using PowerPoint with voice over including the following:

  • Examine personal Smart Phone use and its implications in Healthcare
  • Identify and explain a minimum of 3 unethical uses of Smartphones in healthcare (including text messaging and pictures)
  • Discuss potential benefits to appropriate Smartphone use in healthcare
  • Examine judicious use of Social Media and its implications in Healthcare
  • Potential benefits to appropriate use of Social Media in healthcare
  • Identify a minimum of 3 unethical uses of Social Media (as reviewed by NCSBN)
  • Describe regulatory bodies and Ethical Frameworks used to protect Personal Health Information (PHI)
  • Investigate the role of HIPAA, HITECH, and Nursing Code of Ethics
  • Determine the legal consequences associated with unethical or illegal Smart Phone and Social Media use.

 

Format

  • Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.)
  • Logical, original and insightful
  • Professional organization, style, and mechanics in APA format

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Ethical Considerations

Purpose of Assignment

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2008), “Uphold ethical standards related to data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and clients’ right to privacy.”

 

American Association of College of Nursing. (2008). The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice. Retrieved from: https://www.aacnnursing.org/Education-Resources/AACN-Essentials

 

Course Competency

Analyze ethical and nursing informatics practice standards within the context of healthcare delivery.

Content

 

Scenario

You are a nursing manager of the education and innovations department at a large nonprofit academic medical center. You do work at the flagship hospital, but there are three additional campuses and several affiliated facilities throughout three additional states. Therefore, technology is heavily relied upon for consistent and reliable communication for interdisciplinary care. Recently, the CNO sent you a patient satisfaction survey highlighting how impressed this patient was with their nurse’s timeliness of answering their questions. The patient continued to share that the nurse used their personal cell phone to reach out to the patient’s provider to get clarification of the patient’s discharge instructions. The patient loved their quick response and wanted to highlight this as a best practice for all healthcare professionals.

 

Instructions

You have just completed a technology usage assessment of the healthcare staff across departments, and it has come to your attention that several nurses occasionally communicate with medical providers through text on their personal cell phones, using their phone’s messaging service. The nurses found that they are able to meet their patient needs more quickly. Your assessment also discovered that a nurse used their personal cell phone to take a picture of a patient’s foot ulcer. The picture was posted on social media as a reminder to diabetics the importance of managing their blood sugars. As the nursing education manager it is your responsibility to ensure staff are following the hospital polices and your technology assessment has highlighted that the staff is in urgent need of HIPAA training and Smart Phone use.

 

Using the scenario above create a mandatory training for all staff using PowerPoint with voice over including the following:

  • Examine personal Smart Phone use and its implications in Healthcare
  • Identify and explain a minimum of 3 unethical uses of Smartphones in healthcare (including text messaging and pictures)
  • Discuss potential benefits to appropriate Smartphone use in healthcare
  • Examine judicious use of Social Media and its implications in Healthcare
  • Potential benefits to appropriate use of Social Media in healthcare
  • Identify a minimum of 3 unethical uses of Social Media (as reviewed by NCSBN)
  • Describe regulatory bodies and Ethical Frameworks used to protect Personal Health Information (PHI)
  • Investigate the role of HIPAA, HITECH, and Nursing Code of Ethics
  • Determine the legal consequences associated with unethical or illegal Smart Phone and Social Media use.

 

Format

  • Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.)
  • Logical, original and insightful
  • Professional organization, style, and mechanics in APA format

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Ethical Considerations

 

Ethical considerations can become complex, particularly within the many careers in which psychology graduates find themselves. This week, you received just an introduction to the area of professional ethics. Your Discussion gives you an opportunity to consider what ethical principles are in psychology and what they might mean to you as a professional.

To prepare for this Discussion: Read the information on ethics presented in the APA websites listed in this week’s Learning Resources. Review the General Principles of the APA Ethical Standards from the resource titled “Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct” found in the Learning Resources Select one of the principles and think about how it applies to your program or area of specialization. Take the time to really envision what your success looks and feels like; really sit back and put yourself in that position and create the “you” that successfully finishes this program and how you might put what you learn into action for positive social change.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 3 a brief description of the principle you selected from the General Principles of the APA Ethical Standards you read about in “Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.” Explain it in your own words. Explain in what way the principle could be applicable in your area of specialization and why.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to this week’s Learning Resources.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.

Respond by Day 5 to two of your colleagues and continue the Discussion through Day 7. Choose one of the ethical principles discussed by your colleagues and respond with your thoughts about how positive social change relates to this ethical principle. Describe one act of positive social change that you can foresee resulting from your psychology specialization/program.

Return to this Discussion periodically to read the responses to your initial posting and reply as you wish. Note what you have learned and/or any insights you have gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.

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