HSM320 Standards of Care

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HSM320 Standards of Care
Discuss what the term standard of care means for a physician and what it means for someone in your profession…

 

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HSM320 Standards of Care

HSM320 Standards of Care

Discussions Week 1 All Students Posts 28 Pages

Discuss what the term standard of care means for a physician and what it means for someone in your profession.

After reading Chapter 3, hopefully you will have a basic understanding of how important it is for all healthcare professionals to act in a prudent, legal and reasonable manner. Our actions as health care providers are judged as what a reasonable, prudent person would have done under a similar set of circumstances, not necessarily what could have happened under optimal circumstances. An important part of our actions is involved in providing the proper standard of care.

Please share your thoughts on what it means when we work to ensure that our clients are receiving the proper standard of care available. I look forward to hearing from you!

What is wrong with doing this? What would the act of locking the patient in the room be considered legally? What would be the standard of care for this worker in a difficult situation?
As a leader, how will you ensure that professionals in your facility are living up to the standard of care?

Why should we study the standard of care?  Why might it be important for healthcare leaders, even in a non-clinical position?…