Each day we ‘exercise’ our rights; we use them, ask for them, and expect them. They allow us to enjoy privileges that make our lives better. Using “free speech” allows us to freely express our opinion. Having “self-determination” allows us to independently make our own decisions. These rights are easily taken for granted as they are so automatic in our daily lives. These same rights are meant to be for everyone, including those in our care. It is our responsibility as healthcare professionals to know what our patients’ rights are and to respect them and ensure they are protected. It is perhaps the most important thing we do in home care and hospice!
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.
Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health (LHH), Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH), Personal Assistance Services (PAS), Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.25 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Patient Rights A. What is a Patient Right? B. Knowledge Check C. Respect D. Knowledge Check E. Privacy F. Informed Consent and Services & Fees: G. Medical Care H. Nondiscrimination Section 3: Conclusion A. Course Contributors B. References
Jeanne Christian, MA-CCC, obtained her B.S. and M.A. from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Christian possesses over twenty-five years of healthcare experience in both hospital and skilled nursing home settings, always with the adult population. In addition to her extensive experience as a Speech Pathologist working with the geriatric population, she has performed the duties of an Operations Manager, Clinical Manager and in-house trainer. Her special expertise is in the areas of documentation, denials management, and regulatory management. She is also a former C.A.R.F. surveyor. Ms. Christian’s love of training and program development led her to become a co-founder of online HealthNow, Inc., a provider of online educational courses. She currently serves as the senior learning partner, where her focus is on curriculum development and implementation. In this new venture, she continuously demonstrates her enthusiasm and energy for people and life. Disclosure: Jeanne Christian, MA, SLP-CCC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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