Patient Privacy In Nursing

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A Look at Patient Privacy in Healthcare Emergency room patients tend to find themselves in less than private surroundings when they arrive in the emergency department of a hospital for treatment. Emergency rooms are constructed and designed to accommodate the convenience of the hospital’s emergency room staff treating patients on a short-term basis in semi-private spaces. “Our ED contains only curtained rooms. Most patients spend most of their time in one room for their ED stay. Rooms are randomly assigned to patients based upon availability. Patients are placed in the hallways when no room is available. Rooms are frequently full in our ED, and many patients have to be placed in the hallway for a longer period of time during their stay in the…show more content…
Researchers observed that more of the pro-test was treated in the hallways in contrast to the pre-test group. However, there was still a greater level of satisfaction than in the pre-test group. Since the implementation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), organizations have made great strides in safeguarding Protected Health Information (PHI); due to extensive training and practice. However, a considerable number of patients are not completely aware of their rights to privacy regarding their healthcare. In this study, researchers ask the question “Do patients know that physicians should be confidential?” This cross-sectional study was conducted in Tehran, Iran on 200 patients. Researchers measure the validity and reliability of the study questionnaire using content validity based on research, articles and textbooks; followed by an evaluation performed by a panel consisting of five experts in the medical epidemiology and ethics field. Confidentiality of patient information is required by law, failure to comply with patient confidentiality laws could results in hefty fines and possibly revocation of licenses. Patients would expect their healthcare professional to protect their information and maintain a level of privacy regarding their care. Patient’s entrust their lives to providers and it is this very reason patients and providers have trusted patient-provider…show more content…
Talley, PhD, Ching-Wen Yang, PhD, and Kuang-Ming Kuo, PhD, 2017), using survey research. The researchers wanted to determine the level of concern the staff have in regard to the electronic medical record being threatened, and whether the perceived vulnerability can trigger their protection motivation. Questionnaires were constructed using the Churchill approach, three constructs were used for validity and were based on a 7-point ordinal scale. The instruments used consisted of four items, for perceived
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