caregiver-patient relationship

caregiver-patient relationship - In todays complex practice...

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In today’s complex practice environment there are many professional and legal obligations that stem from caregiver-patient relationship. There are boundaries that have to be created between the caregiver and the patient to ensure a therapeutic relationship. Health care professionals have to avoid engaging in interactions with their patients that may prove ethically problematic. According to the National Center for Ethics in Health Care, professionals are expected to make a fiduciary commitment to place their clients’ interests ahead of their own. In exchange for faithfully applying their unique knowledge and skills on behalf of their clients, members of a profession are granted the freedom to practice and to regulate themselves. Patients should be able to trust that their interests and welfare will be placed above those of the health professional, just as they should be confident they will be treated with respect, and be informed so that they can make their own health care decisions to the greatest extent possible (ethics.va.gov).
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2011 for the course NURSING 4065 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at South University Online.

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