Dr. Spear and Class Let me start analyzing this case study, remembering that one of the reading pointed out; the Institute of Medicine (2011) pointed out six quality aims that include “safety, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient and equitable” (DeNisco, 2015). Keeping this in mind, this case study broke many of those qualities. Personally, I believe that arguing in front of patients is unprofessional and ethically wrong. In a successful work environment, co-workers utilize HR to settle differences. If the co-workers cannot resolve issues cannot; then the supervisors should bring it up to HR. The Medical assistant did not inform in an appropriate time frame the abnormal vitals; which could have cause detrimental effects; placing the patient at risk and harm. This legally could have caused her a suspension or a written warning depending on the outcome of her actions. Arguing in front of patients is not very professional and staff should be addressed and even suspended.
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