Patient and provider relationships: Consent, confidentiality, and managing mistakes in integrated primary care settings

Jennifer Hodgson, Tai J Mendenhall, Angela Lamson

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Abstract

Health care in the United States is advancing toward increasingly integrated primary care systems. With this evolution comes a responsibility for providers to carefully consider a variety of issues related to ethical conduct. While working within the same teams on behalf of the same patients and families, professionals representing different disciplines are guided by different sets of baseline ethics guidelines and code-and the overlap and differences between these principles can easily translate into ethical breaches. Using a clinical vignette as the basis for our discussion, we address issues of informed consent, confidentiality, and grievance procedures specifically. We review extant literature and formal ethics codes upheld by nine leading professional organizations across these foci, offer recommendations about how to manage this clinical scenario, and highlight what is needed to advance our understanding of integration ethics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-40
Number of pages13
JournalFamilies, Systems and Health
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

Keywords

  • Confidentiality
  • Ethics
  • Grievances
  • Healthcare
  • Informed consent
  • Integrated primary care

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