Posted by Laura on April 27, 2015
How about playing a game?
Follow the link by selecting the image (from Microsoft clipart).
This game is brought to you by Health IT.gov.
“The security training module, which was developed with the assistance of the Regional Extension Center Program’s Privacy and Security Community of Practice, uses a game format that requires users to respond to privacy and security challenges often faced in a typical small medical practice. Users choosing the right response earn points and see their virtual medical practices flourish. But users making the wrong security decisions can hurt their virtual practices. In this version, the wrong decisions lead to floods, server outages, fire damage and other poor outcomes related to a lack of contingency planning”.
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Posted by Laura on April 17, 2015
“The challenge of applying the Belmont principle of justice is how to decide which criteria should be used to ensure that harms and benefits of research are equitably distributed to individuals and populations” (NIH Office of Extramural Research).
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Posted by Laura on April 16, 2015
Ethics in securing well-being
Two general rules are articulated as expressions of beneficent actions:
- Do no harm
- Maximize possible benefits and minimize possible harms
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Posted by Laura on April 15, 2015
- An autonomous person is able to consider the risks and benefits of a situation
- An autonomous person and then analyze how they relate to their own personal goals and values
- An autonomous person can then take action upon their analysis
The Informed consent will provide the information the require. If anyone has diminished autonomy, then additional protection should be given. Children, people with developmental disorders, dementia, or disabilities should be given the respect of providing protection.
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Posted by Laura on April 14, 2015
The Belmont Report – Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research by the National Commission drafted in 1979. These words are the foundation of the HHS (Health and Human Services) on human subjects in research.
find at: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/belmont.html
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Posted by Laura on April 8, 2015
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Posted by Laura on April 6, 2015
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Posted by Laura on April 2, 2015
Incidental (suicide or homicide) or accidental (MVA or Fall) causes are not included in the Maternal Death Rate. It is the death of a woman from causes related to pregnancy or its management of. Direct and indirect OB deaths can be specific also. Direct OB involves the pregnancy such as a hemorrhage due to a c-section. Indirect OB death may be from a co-morbidity such as Diabetes.
Note: do not include non-maternal deaths (accidental or incidental).
Vital Statistics on Maternal Mortality Rates are used in public policies and health studies. They are usually states per 100,000. The WHO has great information on Vital Statistics on death rates. Visit http://www.who.int/topics/mortality/en/
ref: Horton, Loretta and Margaret Theodorakis. Calculating and Reporting Healthcare Statistics, Fourth Edition. AHIMA Press.
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