Confidentiality: Who Needs To Know


Confidentiality is essential for maintaining the patient/caregiver bond of trust, protecting those cared for from potential harm, and for protecting institutions from lawsuits and loss of reputation resulting from improper disclosure. This responsibility takes on more importance as more and more confidential information is stored in computer based systems designed to share files easily.

This program describes the legal and ethical duty of all caregivers to safeguard the confidential information of the people they care for. This includes patients in acute care or home care settings, and residents in long-term care. It also explains how caregivers are affected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and demostrates effective techniques for maintaining confidentiality.


The Program:

  • Defines confidentiality

  • Explains the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

  • Provides examples of breaches of confidentiality

  • Demonstrates how to maintain confidentiality

  • Explains reporting laws

  • Provides confidentiality dilemmas for discussion and role playing
Price: $315.00 USD

Product ID: MED603
Year: 2001
Duration: 25:00 minutes
Tags: Legal Aspects of Nursing, Nursing Management
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