We are granted certain rights, protections, and freedoms by our government. Our rights, protections, and freedoms enable us to make independent decisions regarding all aspects of our life. When individuals are admitted to a health care organization, they do not lose any of their rights, protections, or freedoms.
As a health care worker, you have the ethical and legal responsibility to protect the rights of individuals under the care of the health care organization where you work. In this course, you will learn about the rights the individuals you care for have and ways you can protect these rights.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
This program is approved for 1.00 hours by the Dietary Managers Association. Approval code 162984.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: General Rights in all Health Care Organizations
A. Healthy Environmental
B. Safe Environment
C. Freedom from Abuse and Neglect
E. Dignity and Respect
F. Access to Medical Treatment
G. Free from Discrimination
H. Decision-Making and Choice
J. Privacy and Confidentiality
K. Informing Individuals of Their Rights
L. Exercising Their Rights
Section 3: Rights of Residents in Nursing Facilities
B. The Right to be Notified of Changes
C. The Right to Manage Finances
D. The Right to Voice Grievances
E. The Right to Examine Survey Results
F. The Right to Work or Not Work
G. The Right to Privacy
H. The Right to Have Personal Possessions and Visitors
I. The Right to Share a Room with a Spouse
J. The Right to Self-Administer Medication
K. The Right to Refuse Transfer Within the Organization
Section 4: Conclusion
B. Course Contributors
Elizabeth Kellerman MSN, RN started in nursing in 2007 after graduating from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. While working in a critical care unit at Sutter Mills-Peninsula Hospital she earned her CCRN and TNCC. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college while working to receive her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as subject matter expert and content writer for Relias. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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