As a home health professional, you have the ethical and legal responsibility to protect the rights of individuals under the care of the home health organization you represent. In this course, you will learn about patient rights and ways you can protect these rights.
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, Licensed and Certified Home Health, Personal Assistance Services, Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.5000 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Patient Rights
A. The Importance of Patients’ Rights
B. Notice of Rights
C. Exercising These Rights
D. Respect for Property and Person
E. Care Planning and Advance Directives
F. Knowledge Check
G. Patient Liability for Payment
H. Confidentiality of Medical Records
I. Knowledge Check
J. Home Health Hotline
K. Informed Consent
L. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge
M. Free From Discrimination
Section 3: Conclusion
B. Course Contributors
Ms. Knott has 36 years of experience in healthcare, with the last 34 years spent in the home care field. She has been responsible for agency regulatory and accreditation compliance as well as quality assurance programs for home health and hospice. In her current position, she has oversight of the financial, operational, and quality performance of multiple home healthcare providers. Ms. Knott has received certification as an Advanced Certified Home Care Executive. Disclosure: Barbara Knott, RN, MPA, ACHCE 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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