Scenario – Mary Smith has just reported for duty and is reviewing the patients she will have during the evening shift. One of them, Ida Monroe, is on isolation for an infectious disease. Dr. Jerome comes into the nursing station around 9:00 P.M. after making hospital rounds to see his patients. He tells Mary that he noticed that one of his neighbors, Ida Monroe, is a patient, and he would like to review her medical chart. Mary starts to give him the chart and then realizes that Dr. Jerome is not Ida’s physician. Dr. Jerome says not to worry about that since he has taken care of the rest of Ida’s family for years and is sure that Ida will want him to consult on her case. When Mary hesitates to give him the chart, Dr. Jerome says that he will report her to her nursing supervisor. He walks over to pick up the chart.
- Read the scenario above and then, answer the following questions:
- Should Mary give Ida’s medical chart to Dr. Jerome? Why or why not?
- What should Mary say to Dr. Jerome? Who legally owns the chart and who owns the information in the chart? Are they the same? What about the patient, can they request their own chart? What would be the best procedure to follow if a patient requested their own chart?
- What legal regulations are involved in this case?
- Your pap should be:
- One (1) page
- Typed according to APA Writing Style for margins, formatting and spacing standards.
- Typed your pap in a Microsoft Word document, save the file, and then upload the file.