PPD - SEMESTER 4

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  • Created by: ggmonkey
  • Created on: 16-06-20 13:59
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  • Elderly Care
    • Ethical issues
      • Ageism
        • Equality Act 2010
          • Age is a protected characteristic
          • Impaired or fluctuating capacity
          • More dependant on social and family support
          • Have diverse and complex needs
          • Can be discriminated against
      • Capacity
        • Mental Capacity Act 2005
          • Can't hold someone if they have capacity and want to leave
      • Dementia
        • If they lack capacity, we need to make best decision for patient
          • Understand relevant information
          • Retain information
          • Communicate decision
          • Use information to make decision
        • Is there a lasting power of attorney or valid advance directive?
          • Can get a capacity advocate
    • Legal issues
      • Common law
        • Allows someone to refuse treatment
      • National Assistance Act
        • Allows for compulsion - force treatment
          • Grave chronic disease
          • Living in insanitary conditions
  • Professional Boundaries
    • Treating self, family and other health professionals
      • 70% of doctors are embarrassed to attend another doctor
      • 37% of doctors embarrassed to discuss mental health
      • Ask people you know to make an appointment
        • Don't discuss medical things in a social environment
      • Don't have relatonships with patients
      • Don't discuss patients with family
    • Duties on social media
      • Treat collegues with respect
      • Information needs to be factual
      • Always keep confidentiality
    • Financial gain
      • Meeting drugs reps
        • Gifts cost money
        • Influences your behaviour
        • Involves psychology and manipulation
    • You should protect patients from the innapropriate actions of others

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