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  1. 0 Hi all,

    I have an assignment regarding ethical values of a nurse.

    what are the disadvantages and advantages of keeping patient's medical records at the end-of-the bed?


    pls help. i'm desperate

    Thank you so much!
  2. Visit  stephy1173 profile page

    About stephy1173

    Joined May '11; Posts: 1.

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  3. Visit  studentsara profile page
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    Tampering?
  4. Visit  brillohead profile page
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    privacy/hipaa

    ease of access
  5. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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    Quote from stephy1173
    I have an assignment regarding ethical values of a nurse.

    what are the disadvantages and advantages of keeping patient's medical records at the end-of-the bed?
    Do you have any thoughts to share on the topic?
  6. Visit  cgravier profile page
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    its illegal and isnt done. Not much to discuss. Google HIPAA.
  7. Visit  Elisheval profile page
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    advantages: in case of emergency, the information is at your fingertips.
    it's handy...
    disadvantages: the patient may try to change something (drug orders), his relatives/visitors could peep at it while he sleeps, the patient may try to read it and get the wrong information and become agitated...
    ------off the top of my head.
  8. Visit  KimberlyRN89 profile page
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    Where do they still do this? I can't think of any advantages to this practice @ all..anyone could saunter in the pt's room & read their medical history.
  9. Visit  cgravier profile page
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    Its not done anywhere AFAIK...Thats Old school lol any Hospital that did this would go bankrupt in 1 week from all the lawsuits.


    Quote from Nurse2bKimberly
    Where do they still do this? I can't think of any advantages to this practice @ all..anyone could saunter in the pt's room & read their medical history.
  10. Visit  cschoppe profile page
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    Where I'm at pts have to get permission from medical records to even look at their own charts...can't imagine the legality in being able to access it at anytime at the end of your bed


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