NebelAnna-HS101-Medical Law and Bioethics- Unit 8 Assignment - Running Header Unit 8 Assignment A Day in the Life Unit 8 Assignment A Day in the Life

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Running Header: Unit 8 Assignment: A Day in the Life Unit 8 Assignment: A Day in the Life Anna Nebel HS101-Medical Law and Bioethics Professor Laura Goecke-Burns July 11 th , 2016 1
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Running Header: Unit 8 Assignment: A Day in the Life This assignment is a case study through “A Day in the Life” of a healthcare professional, where a patient has just left the office after having an outpatient surgery procedure. As you get ready to put away the patient’s file, you recognize that the patient has forgotten to take his prescriptions and after-care instructions sheets home with him. It is vital for proper healing and recovery for the patient to have these documents. You know you will have to contact this patient so you look inside for his contact information and signed HIPAA Release of information form. I am legally permitted to view the patient’s medical information under HIPAA because he is my patient. Consequently, I am also responsible for his wellness and recovery, but I will have to be very careful by the time that I will have to contact him (Caldwell & Conner, 2014). I will also have to make sure in when contacting him that I am speaking to him or someone that has his permission about his medical care. After contacting the patient to let him know about the paperwork left behind. I would protect the information by: asking who is picking it up if not himself and when they will be picking up the paperwork. Until then, I would let the receptionist know that Mr. Smith will be coming to pick up some paperwork and to let me know when he gets here. While waiting for him
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