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- by stephy1173 May 16, '11Hi 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!
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- May 16, '11 by studentsaraTampering?
- May 18, '11 by brilloheadprivacy/hipaa
ease of access
- May 18, '11 by cgravierits illegal and isnt done. Not much to discuss. Google HIPAA.
- May 18, '11 by Elishevaladvantages: in case of emergency, the information is at your fingertips.
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.
- May 18, '11 by Nurse2bKimberlyWhere 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.
- May 18, '11 by cgravierIts 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 Nurse2bKimberlyWhere 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.
- May 18, '11 by cschoppeWhere 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