Discussion Week 8

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Discussion:

“Patient Rights and HIV / AIDS” Please respond to the following:

  • * From the scenario, analyze the concept of patients’ rights, and ascertain the key concerns of physicians and nurses as they apply to patients with AIDS. Speculate on the major ways in which such overlapping concerns from health professionals may influence legal decisions in patient treatment.
  • Summarize the overarching connections between patients’ rights and patients’ resulting responsibilities concerning HIV / AIDS. Determine the primary ways in which the professional roles that physicians and nurses play are affected as they treat patients with HIV / AIDS.

Response Myles:

  • From the scenario, analyze the concept of patients’ rights, and ascertain the key concerns of physicians and nurses as they apply to patients with AIDS. Speculate on the major ways in which such overlapping concerns from health professionals may influence legal decisions in patient treatment.

According to the scenario, patents have the right to be fully involved with their medical diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. They have the right to deny any treatment or tests. The patient also has the right to compassionate and accurate care without the fear of reprisals or bias based on their medical conditions. If a patient has the HIV or AIDS virus they are subject to receive the same type of compassionate treatment as previously described without any bias. Doctors and nurses and any caregivers are required to treat the patient in the same manner as any other patients, but they must conform to the CDC guidelines for safety when treating AIDS and HIV infected patients. Doctors, nurses, and patients are also required to divulge if they have HIV or AIDS to a patient prior to performing any type of procedure giving that patient the right to refuse or ask questions. Doctors and nurses or any caregivers are not allowed to divulge the patient’s condition to anyone (even if they have HIV or AIDS) without patient consent. The same privacy rules apply for HIV and AIDS as any other disease.

  • Summarize the overarching connections between patients’ rights and patients’ resulting responsibilities concerning HIV / AIDS. Determine the primary ways in which the professional roles that physicians and nurses play are affected as they treat patients with HIV / AIDS.

The patient has the right to receive fair and impartial treatment no matter their financial status, race, religion, nationality or medical condition. With that being said the patient has the responsibility to give a clear and accurate account of their medical history, drug history, treatment issues, medication interactions, and health issues in general when receiving treatment. Doctors and nurses should consider themselves patient advocates when treating patients especially ones that cannot communicate for themselves (such as being unconscious). Doctors and nurses should also always conform to medical safety standards when dealing with a patient and especially when dealing with the patient’s blood or bodily fluids. This precaution should always be taken because patients for a multitude of reasons may not always divulge the fact that they are HIV or AIDS positive. The provider / patient role is really not affected by the fact that the patient may have HIV or AIDS although it is required that the provider divulge that information to the patient giving them the right to decide if they want to proceed with care. This is the one area that I have an issue with as it is one-sided, and in my opinion is not fair to the caregiver.

Response Abednego:

From the scenario, analyze the concept of patients’ rights, and ascertain the key concerns of physicians and nurses as they apply to patients with AIDS. Speculate on the major ways in which such overlapping concerns from health professionals may influence legal decisions in patient treatment.

This discussion talked about the right of patients being involves with medical information. While it is true that clients have the right to be involved with information, it is also true that consumers medical diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis must remain private. They have the choice to decide treatment or not. The decision of a client includes care without fear of any kinds of condition for service. There shall be no discrimination against any client regardless of their requirements from any medical staffs, and they have to conform to the CDC guidelines for safety when treating AIDS patients. All medical teams are required to make known if they have HIV to a patient before any treatment, and the consumers right to refuse care. The privacy of any patients are the primary objectives of the all medical staffs.

Summarize the overarching connections between patients’ rights and patients’ resulting responsibilities concerning HIV / AIDS. Determine the primary ways in which the professional roles that physicians and nurses play are affected as they treat patients with HIV / AIDS.

All consumers have the right for cares without any forms of discrimination. Every client has the right to give clear and accurate information about their medical record, drug history, treatment issues, medication interactions, and health issues in general when receiving treatment. Doctors and nurses should consider themselves consumers advocates when treating individuals especially ones that cannot communicate for themselves. All medical staffs should always conform to medical safety standards when dealing with a client and especially when dealing with the patient’s blood or bodily fluids. This safety measure should be taken every time on a clients for every reason, and may not always divulge the fact that they are HIV positive. The provider / patient role is not affected by the fact that the patient may have HIV or AIDS although it is required that the provider divulge that information to the consumers giving them the right to decide if they want to proceed with care.

Benedictus, Leo. August 2018. New NHS guidelines on doctors and nurses with HIV will change lives. The Guardian . Retrieved from: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/aug/18/nhs-guidelines-doctors-nurses-hiv

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