Ethics Self-Assessment How to use the self-assessment Members and credentialed nonmembers of the American Health Information Management Association agree, as a condition of membership and certification, to abide by AHIMA’s Code of Ethics.This self-assessment is developed to help you identify your areas of strength in ethics and areas you might wish to strengthen. This tool is intended for personal use only. We hope that you find this self-assessment useful as well as stimulating for you in the area of ethics, and we thank you for taking time to complete it. After completing the self-assessment Once you have completed the self-assessment, please review your responses, noting which statements you answered “Occasionally”or “Almost Never.” Insome situations, these answers are suitable, however, in other situations, an answer of “occasionally” may raisean ethical red flag. This instrument does not have a scoring mechanism which was purposely done as this is your personal ethics self-assessment, designed for your own use only. We are confident that you may uncover a few red flags and that if you do, you will willingly and appropriately address them. We encourage you to use AHIMA’s ethics resources to help strengthen areas of your practice. Ethics Self-Assessment Please check one answer for each of the following questions. Each statement has 5 options attached: Always, Usually, Occasionally, Almost Never, Not applicable. Please check the one that most accurately represents you. I.Privacy/Confidentiality AlwaysUsually Occasionally Almost Never NotApplicable 1 Self Assessment Final, 4/7/10
1. I protect all confidential patient information to include personal, health, financial, genetic, and outcome information, regardless of the medium in which the information is stored. X2. I protect the confidential or proprietary information obtained in the course of professional service. X3. I disclose only information that is directly relevant or the minimally necessary to achieve the purpose of disclosure. X4. I promote the obligation to respect privacy in the following ways: by respecting confidential informationshared among colleagues while responding to requests from the legal profession, the media, or other non-healthcare related individuals; during presentations or teaching; and in situations that couldcause harm to persons.
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- Fall '18
- Julie Wulf-Plimpton
- Ethics, American Health Information Management Association