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When patient is discharged to soon many issues may arise some legal issues and others are ethical issues. A few weeks ago, my father whose health has slowly declined was discharged from the hospital he was being treated at. He was in no condition to leave the hospital. One of the legal codes that were broken upon his discharge was he was sent without an appropriate explanation of his plan of care. According to the article “Difficult Hospital Inpatient Discharge Decisions: Ethical, Legal and Clinical Practice Issues” by Swidler, Seastrum, and Shelton it states “To provide a discharge planning evaluation to those patients, conducted or overseen by registered nurses, social workers, or other appropriately qualified personnel” it is one of the legal principles for patients. My father and the family weren’t given any treatment plan when he was discharged. As his healthcare proxy I wasn’t given the appropriate counseling to help me deal with the situation we were going to face. He was sent to a rehab center unable to walk or talk or
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  • Winter '16
  • Ethics , Difficult Hospital Inpatient Discharge, Shelton W.

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