1. Define “standard of care. ” How would appropriate “standard of care” be determined in this case? In the healthcare industry “standard of care” is defined as the attention given to a job (with a patient) that would realistically be expected to be given by anyone in an alike situation (Caldwell, Carla, and Connor, 2012).

In this case study there are several things that a healthcare provider can do to insure that the “standard of care” is properly put into action. One would be to deliver high-quality care, even though the patient is incoherent they still deserve high-quality care, not to mention the fact that if we were patients we would want the same high-quality care. 2. What is the difference between informed and implied consent?

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Was the consent in this case implied, informed, or neither? Explain your response. Implied consent is the permitting of authorization for health care without a formal agreement between the patient and health care provider (Farlex, 2014). Informed consent is required before most invasive actions are preformed (Farlex, 2014). In this case study neither implied nor informed consent applies due to the fact that the patient was incoherent when she arrived at the hospital.

Therefore if the patient was not conscious then there could not have been any consent of any kind given. 3. Using the internet, research the Patient Care Partnership. Identify and explain three rights that the patient has according to the Patient Care Partnership. “The Patient Care Partnership is replacing the AHA’s Patients’ Bill of Rights, this plain language brochure informs patients about what they should expect during their hospital stay with regard to their rights and responsibilities” (American Hospital Association, 2006-2014).

Three of the rights that patients have are high quality hospital care, a clean and safe environment, and involvement in your care. High quality hospital care is the (American Hospital Association, 2006-2014). that was mentioned and that means the hospital provides the patient with all the care that they need Unit 2 Case Study 3 when they need it, with skill, compassion and respect. Patients have the right to know the identity of their health care providers and others involved in your care as well (American Hospital Association, 2006-2014).

The second priority mentioned is a clean and safe environment, this refers to hospital works hard to keep patients safe. They use special policies and procedures to avoid errors in the patients care and keep them free from abuse or neglect (American Hospital Association, 2006-2014).

And the last priority I mentioned was involvement in your care this consisted of the patient and their healthcare providers making decisions about their care before they go into the hospital. Other times these decisions are made while patients are in the hospital (American Hospital Association, 2006-2014). 4. Using the internet, research the Good Samaritan Law in your state.

Summarize it and explain if it would apply to this case. Georgia’s Good Samaritan Law states that a person nor physician can be held accountable for or sued if they are rendering care to an emergency victim as long as it is in good faith and within emergency situations. And physicians cannot be sued as long as nothing happened because of a physician’s willful and wanton negligence (n. a. , 2014). In this case study the Georgia’s Good Samaritan Law would apply to the actions that are taking place by the friends and the healthcare providers. Due to the fact that the patient was incoherent and could not give

consent of any kind is why the Good Samaritan Law would apply. 5. Define the terms below and give an example of how each of these principles should be used in this case: “Respect means esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability” (Dictionary. com, 2014). Unit 2 Case Study 4 “Empathy mean the intellectual identification with or secondhand undergoing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another” (Dictionary. com, 2014).

“Dignity is the bearing, conduct, or speech indicative of self-respect or appreciation of the formality or gravity of an occasion or situation” (Dictionary. com, 2014). This this case study I believe that each of these, (respect, empathy and dignity) were shown to the patient despite her incapacity to accept it.

Her friends showed empathy and respect by getting her to healthcare heal as soon as it was possible. Respect, empathy and dignity was shown by the healthcare providers by doing whatever they could to make sure that the patient obtained proper and prompt healthcare as soon as they were able, all the while trying without success to reach her next of kin.

They acted in good faith and made decisions that they in turn would want made for themselves or their loved ones. Unit 2 Case Study 3 References American Hospital Association. 2006-2014. What to expect during your hospital stay. Retrieved from http://www. aha. org/content/00-10/pcp_english_030730. pdf. Caldwell, Carla, and Valerie J. Connor. Ethics for Health Professionals. Jones ; Bartlett Learning, 2012. VitalBook file. Dictionary. com . 2014. Dignity. Retrieved from http://dictionary. reference. com/browse/dignity%20? s=t. Dictionary. com . 2014.

Empathy. Retrieved from http://dictionary. reference. com/browse/empathy? s=t. Dictionary. com . 2014. Respect. Retrieved from http://dictionary. reference. com/browse/respect. Farlex, Inc. .2014. Informed concept. Retrieved from http://medical-dictionary. thefreedictionary. com/informed+consent. Farlex, Inc. .2014. Implied concept.

Retrieved from http://medical-dictionary. thefreedictionary. com/implied+consent. N. A. 2014. Good samaritan law. Retrieved from http://www. shrm. org/legalissues/stateandlocalresources/stateandlocalstatutesandregulatio ns/documents/goodsamaritanlaws. pdf.