****around 4 sentences for the “Ethics Question” and around 4. sentences for the “Case Study”.
** make sure to use outside sources!***
**one citation for the ethics issue and one citation for case study ** and one quotation for each one as well
make sure to use ur own words
HIPAA has made it illegal, under threat of penalty, for health care practitioners to disclose confidential health information about patients to unauthorized persons.
1. Sharon, a second-year nursing student, is completing a surgical rotation in a community hospital. At the breakfast table, Sharon’s husband asks her to find out what is wrong with one of his employees, who has been hospitalized for several days. He is interested in knowing when the man may be able to return to work. Is it ethical for Sharon to give her husband this information? Explain your answer.
2. What should health care practitioners do when family members or friends ask them for information about others that they have discovered in the course of their employment?
A physician assistant convinced her patients that hypnotherapy could make them more receptive to medical treatment. Fortunately, she told them, she could conduct the hypnosis sessions in the office she used for consultations. The predominant insurance company for many of the PA’s patients did not pay for “hypnotherapy,” nor was the physician assistant qualified to provide it, so she billed the sessions as office visits, at $100 to $125 per visit. WAs the physician assistant committing health care fraud? Explain your answer.
***After you send your response, I will send you two other students’ responses and I want you the reply to them.