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Article Review
Instructor’s Name
Student’s Name
Institutional Affiliation
Date
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Healthcare providers have a responsibility of remaining competent throughout their
career. Negligence of any sort is not acceptable within the healthcare sector. Negligence in
the healthcare sector is failing to do something that another careful and prudent healthcare
provider would do being in the same position. Professional malpractice is a type of
negligence. In this paper, we will review an article “Patient Rights Being Violated” written
by Carole Herman.
Summary of the article
The article, “Patient Rights Being Violated,” gives an account of various patients
whose rights have been violated by healthcare providers. An example of a violation case
discussed in the article comprises of an elderly woman who had been taken to the hospital
after being noticed that she was suffering from pneumonia (Herman, 2010). When in the
hospital, she developed a condition that requires a quick response. Moreover, the article has
discussed different problems that elderly individuals face when receiving care. It also
discusses the merit associated with being in-home care other than in a hospital. The article
has further given a list of nursing homes compliant with the rules that prevent the aged abuse.
It has also provided an account of legal rules governing the nature of care given to individuals
with mental illness. Besides, the article has discussed various positions that have been taken
by the government and the court of law to ensure there is a reduced case of patient violation.
The facts of the case
Some facts associated with the case are that the blood clot that the patient suffers from
resulted from the medics not considerate with the nature of the medication they administer to
the patient. Another fact is that if physicians were careful enough, they could have helped the
patient cope with the situation, which would lead to a positive result. Another fact is that
charges the doctors prescribed were highly exaggerated. Another fact that has been well
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outlined in the case is that elderly patients in most hospitals in California are neglected, and
healthcare givers are not considering their interests. This made them suffer as they are still on
their medication.
Whether the violation was an example of negligence or an intentional tort
The violation is an example of intentional tort. Carole Herman stated in her work,
"The hospital placed her on an IV, which resulted in thrombus. The doctors then prescribed
blood thinners and soon after that she had lower intestinal bleeding requiring an emergency
colectomy and more than 25 units of blood to save her life" (Herman, 2010 pg. 1). This
stands as an indication that the violation was intentional. Before she was placed on an IV, this
woman responded positively to the treatment she was given. The hospital would have used
another war to administer the treatment they wanted to. This would have saved the patient
from blood clotting, which put her life at significant risk.
Discuss the outcome, and state if you agree or not and why or why not
Putting patient life on risk is one of the outcomes associated with the case. The other
outcome was that the family of the elderly decided to seek help from the court of law. This
would help them seek the rights of their mother. I agree with the outcome that the course of
the patient developing a more complicated condition resulted from doctors not taking
cautions. If they had been observant, the patient would not have developed a condition she
developed (BOVBJERG, 2007). I further agree with the family's act of questioning the doctor
on the cause of that has led to the development of the condition and seeking help from the
court of law. From this act, healthcare providers would be more careful when taking care of
their patients. Moreover, it raised an alarm on challenges facing the aged population in an
attempt to seek medication.
The responsibility of health care providers to protect their patients from harm
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There are different responsibilities that healthcare providers have to protect patients
from harm. One of the responsibilities is to protect confidential information that might cause
harm to any patient (Pozgar, 2019). Another responsibility would be administering effective
medication to the patients. Besides, they hold a responsibility to educate patients on
prescribing prescribed medication that prevents harm resulting from the overdose.
Additionally, healthcare givers are responsible for diagnosing a patient to understand the
nature of the disease and medication to administer.
State three lessons to be learned from the case.
One of the lessons learned is that any neglect of individual duty may lead to an
uncontrollable result. If the medics never neglect their duties, they would have prevented
blood clotting in the patient. The other lesson is that communication is one of the most
effective ways to solve the conflict in any situation. If the hospital management had
communicated to the family, they would have solved the problem before they took action to
go to court (Anneliese, & Naonori ,2011). The third lesson is that every individual has a
responsibility to change a patient's situation from the area they are living in.
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References
Anneliese Doddsa & Naonori Kodateb, (2011). Accountability, organisational learning and
risks to patient safety in England: Conflict or compromise?
BOVBJERG, R. R. (2007). Commentary: Malpractice Reform in Policy Perspective. Milbank
Quarterly, 85(2), 297305. https://doi-
org.libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/10.1111/j.1468-0009.2007.00488.x
Carole Herman (2010). Patient rights being violated. Retrieved from:
https://www.4fate.org/Newsletters/Dec10_Newsletter.pdf
Memorial Healthcare System Settles HIPAA Violation Charges for $5.5M. (2017). Computer
& Internet Lawyer, 34(5), 32.
Pozgar, G. D. (2019). Legal aspects of health care administration (13th ed.). Jones & Bartlett
Learning. https://online.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781284166828

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Running head: ARTICLE REVIEW 1 Article Review Instructor’s Name Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Date ARTICLE REVIEW 2 Healthcare providers have a responsibility of remaining competent throughout their career. Negligence of any sort is not acceptable within the healthcare sector. Negligence in the healthcare sector is failing to do something that another careful and prudent healthcare provider would do being in the same position. Professional malpractice is a type of negligence. In this paper, we will review an article “Patient Rights Being Violated” written by Carole Herman. Summary of the article The article, “Patient Rights Being Violated,” gives an account of various patients whose rights have been violated by healthcare providers. An example of a violation case discussed in the article comprises of an elderly woman who had been taken to the hospital after being noticed that she was suffering from pneumonia (Herman, 2010). When in the hospital, she developed a condition that requires a quick response. Moreover, the article has discussed different problems that elderly individuals face when receiving care. It also discusses the merit associated with being in-home care other than in a hospital. The article has further given a list of nursing homes compliant with the rules that prevent the aged abuse. It has also provided an account of legal rules governing the nature of care given to individuals with mental illness. Besides, the article has discussed various positions that have been taken by the government and the court of law to ensure there is a reduced case of patient violation. The facts of the case Some facts associated with the case are that the blood clot that the patient suffers from resulted from the medics not considerate with the nature of the medication they administer to the patient. Another fact is that if physicians were careful enough, they could have helped the patient cope with the situation, which would lead to a positive result. Another fact is that charges the doctors prescribed were highly exaggerated. Another fact that has been well ARTICLE REVIEW 3 outlined in the case is that elderly patients in most hospitals in California are neglected, and healthcare givers are not considering their interests. This made them suffer as they are still on their medication. Whether the violation was an example of negligence or an intentional tort The violation is an example of intentional tort. Carole Herman stated in her work, "The hospital placed her on an IV, which resulted in thrombus. The doctors then prescribed blood thinners and soon after that she had lower intestinal bleeding requiring an emergency colectomy and more than 25 units of blood to save her life" (Herman, 2010 pg. 1). This stands as an indication that the violation was intentional. Before she was placed on an IV, this woman responded positively to the treatment she was given. The hospital would have used another war to administer the treatment they wanted to. This would have saved the patient from blood clotting, which put her life at significant risk. Discuss the outcome, and state if you agree or not and why or why not Putting patient life on risk is one of the outcomes associated with the case. The other outcome was that the family of the elderly decided to seek help from the court of law. This would help them seek the rights of their mother. I agree with the outcome that the course of the patient developing a more complicated condition resulted from doctors not taking cautions. If they had been observant, the patient would not have developed a condition she developed (BOVBJERG, 2007). I further agree with the family's act of questioning the doctor on the cause of that has led to the development of the condition and seeking help from the court of law. From this act, healthcare providers would be more careful when taking care of their patients. Moreover, it raised an alarm on challenges facing the aged population in an attempt to seek medication. The responsibility of health care providers to protect their patients from harm ARTICLE REVIEW 4 There are different responsibilities that healthcare providers have to protect patients from harm. One of the responsibilities is to protect confidential information that might cause harm to any patient (Pozgar, 2019). Another responsibility would be administering effective medication to the patients. Besides, they hold a responsibility to educate patients on prescribing prescribed medication that prevents harm resulting from the overdose. Additionally, healthcare givers are responsible for diagnosing a patient to understand the nature of the disease and medication to administer. State three lessons to be learned from the case. One of the lessons learned is that any neglect of individual duty may lead to an uncontrollable result. If the medics never neglect their duties, they would have prevented blood clotting in the patient. The other lesson is that communication is one of the most effective ways to solve the conflict in any situation. If the hospital management had communicated to the family, they would have solved the problem before they took action to go to court (Anneliese, & Naonori ,2011). The third lesson is that every individual has a responsibility to change a patient's situation from the area they are living in. ARTICLE REVIEW 5 References Anneliese Doddsa & Naonori Kodateb, (2011). Accountability, organisational learning and risks to patient safety in England: Conflict or compromise? BOVBJERG, R. R. (2007). Commentary: Malpractice Reform in Policy Perspective. Milbank Quarterly, 85(2), 297–305. https://doiorg.libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/10.1111/j.1468-0009.2007.00488.x Carole Herman (2010). Patient rights being violated. Retrieved from: https://www.4fate.org/Newsletters/Dec10_Newsletter.pdf Memorial Healthcare System Settles HIPAA Violation Charges for $5.5M. (2017). Computer & Internet Lawyer, 34(5), 32. Pozgar, G. D. (2019). Legal aspects of health care administration (13th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning. https://online.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781284166828 Name: Description: ...
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