Work Legally and Ethically in Aged Care

2.3 Carry out ethical responsibilities in accordance with workplace policies and protocols and the scope of the Q5 role. A) Explain what you must do if you are asked to perform a task that is outside the scope and limits of your work role. Our company recognizes that its responsibilities are fulfilled by employees or anyone who aspires to be a recognized service provider to adopt this Code of Ethics. They will also recognize and promote every person`s right to dignity, respect, protection and participation and to meaningful contribution, professionally and compassionately. The scenarios are clear, interactive and help home caregivers in the community make the right decisions when faced with legal and ethical issues. This is definitely the one I would use in class. Health care professionals must adhere to appropriate limits. Patients are vulnerable, and this vulnerability must be recognized and respected at all times. The positive results of treatment can lead to deep feelings of gratitude, which can be confused with physical attraction. Ethics and sexual exploitation laws prohibit inappropriate interactions with clients, such as meeting or accepting gifts that exceed face value.

Genuine sympathy, trust and empathy should frame all interactions. Intervention is required when mutual respect is not demonstrated or boundaries are crossed. Protecting patient privacy is essential under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Healthcare professionals must be aware of and comply with HIPPA laws and must not disclose patient information. Legally and ethically, healthcare professionals cannot violate patients` trust, which is an integral part of treatment. If a patient dies, the right to privacy continues to apply. Accidental or intentional disclosure of private patient information can result in litigation, hefty fines, and jail time for the violator. Support staff need to understand that laws are designed to protect the safety and rights of everyone as citizens. These laws form the basis of the policies and procedures that employees must follow in their work. CHCLEG001__work_legally_and_ethically_2018_Learner_Guide_V2.2.pdf This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and fulfilling their legal and ethical responsibilities. Caregivers understand that the community expects them to care for our aging members in accordance with these values.

The skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects working conditions. The following conditions must be met for this entity: It is also intended that the Code will be read in conjunction with other ethical standards and guidelines for the provision of services to older persons, mental health, disability and community care developed from time to time by state and territorial authorities. The Code of Ethics for Health Care Professionals states that patients have the right to know the truth about their health and that they can choose treatment options. The information must be sufficient and understandable to enable the patient to make informed decisions that are in their best interest. Ethical and legal dilemmas arise when the health care provider and the patient or patient`s family have different opinions about appropriate care. A health professional may be torn between the ethic of charity (doing good) and autonomy (respecting the wishes of the patient). If no solution can be found, a judge may have to decide the matter. «The video was well presented and covered many of the circumstances employees face in their work. Q1. Provide an example of each of the following that applies to the role of geriatric nurse or disability nurse (in Australia): This applies to all workers, including clinical services, nursing, older caregivers, mental health services, disability services, community services and other care-related services.

Including catering, dry cleaning, laundry, management and lifestyle areas. The Code of Ethics is designed to ensure that members of our community: Workplace health professionals are constantly confronted with ethical and legal issues, putting them at risk of burnout. Efforts on collection costs increase the pressure on employees to do more with less. Limited resources force difficult decisions about quality of care. Patient safety can be compromised, resulting in injuries and lawsuits. Bioethicists suggest that when health professionals practice the ethical principles of autonomy, do justice, do good and do no harm, health professionals can help resolve difficult situations. This Code of Ethics for the Australian College of Care Workers has been developed for all persons working in Australia in the provision of care services. «This DVD, Legal Work and Ethics is a powerful educational tool that summarizes the legal and ethical aspects of working from home and in the community. Access to health care presents difficult ethical and legal dilemmas for health care professionals who sign an oath not to harm their patients. Balancing quality of care and efficiency can be challenging.

Health care professionals struggle to help patients who don`t have the resources to cover the treatment they need. Pressure from hospital administrations, insurance companies and managed care organizations further limits the choice of treatments and prescriptions. A malpractice lawsuit is more likely when a patient claims their condition was misdiagnosed by a stressed physician. Legal and ethical work go hand in hand to provide the best possible care to each client. b) Give a concrete example of what you could do in your work role to ensure that the person you are supporting is not discriminated against. b) Give at least 2 examples of limitations you may encounter in your professional role. The candidate must be able to demonstrate the essential knowledge required to effectively perform the task described in the elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage the unexpected in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of: 1.1 Identify, access and interpret sources of information on legal requirements that apply to the work role 3.1 Identify situations where work practices could be improved to meet legal and ethical responsibilities This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual role of identifying and working in it.