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    Problems with Patient Consent

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    What are the issues involving problems with patient consent? I think problems arise if the patient is influenced and sometimes the patient may appear lucid and competent and therefore not always evaluated correctly. Any ideas on how to present this?

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    The viewpoint that I will provide regarding patient's rights regarding consent must be understood in a vortex that is cognizant of current reality in healthcare. Patient's rights are protected against any unauthorized dissemination of knowledge by the HIPAA act. HIPAA Privacy Rule is a provision that provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities. This particular provision gives patients an array of rights with respect to their health information. Included within HIPAA is a Security Rule specifying a series of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for covered entities to use to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information. Therefore, when problems of consent occur, they most likely are a result of whether the patient was or is competent enough to authorize consent for ...

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    The issues involving problems with patient consents are examined. The problems associated with patients appearing lucid and competent is determined.