Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health & Social Care

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Law, Policy and Ethical Practicein Health and Social Care
Table of ContentsREFLECTION REPORT......................................................................................................................3LO 4......................................................................................................................................................3P7. Relationship between law, policy and ethical requirement of the health or care setting...........3P8. Impact of relevant law and policy on the outcome....................................................................4M4. Defining law, policy and ethical considerations result in difference outcomes considering...5unwarranted variation.......................................................................................................................5D3. Critically reviewing ways for ensuring compliance of legislation and national policy throughethical practice..................................................................................................................................6CONCLUSION.....................................................................................................................................6REFERENCES......................................................................................................................................7
REFLECTION REPORTLO 4P7. Relationship between law, policy and ethical requirement of the health or care settingEthical Requirement- In the field of health and care system, Ethical Requirement isconsidered as one of the most important culture which has to be comply by every medical aswell as health care practitioner at the time of performing medical services. The term Ethics isdefined as a custom or code of behaviour which has to be accepted and followed voluntarilyby medical and health care practitioners adhering to their profession, as laid down by Healthand social care laws, regulations and directives (Califf and Sugarman, 2015). The mostimportant purpose of ethics in medical field is to protect dignity of human as well as patientsright. Ethical principles in the health care field are as follows:1.Autonomy– As per this principle, patient has full right to get information about differenttreatment and choose the best treatment for his own body. Medical practitioner can onlysuggest or give advice related to the best action and can't force patient for a specifictreatment.2.Beneficence– It states that all the medical and health care services provided to patients mustbenefit to patient health. Having full skill and knowledge about medical practices can servepatient with the best available resources.3.Non Maleficence– The meaning of this principle is 'TO DO NO HARM' to the health ofpatient. It ensures that the benefit of medical services provided to one patient is not harmingother individuals of the society (Harris and et.al., 2017).4.Justice– This ethical principle aims at maintaining confidentiality of patient healthcondition and disease associated with that patient as well. Also, medical practitioner shouldmake fair medical decision with available resources for treatment.Law– For undertaking health and medical care services, proper compliances of law andprinciples has to be made by all the medical practitioners. It is the duty of medical and health caredepartment, to protect the data and information of its patients under the Data Protection Act.Confidentiality has to be maintained by doctors, nurses and other medical practitioner related to thedisease and health condition of every patient as per the patient will. Also, as per the Human RightAct, every individual patient should be treated with full respect and dignity. It also related toaddressing of all inequalities which patients has been facing at the time of medical treatment.Policy– The policy framework related to Health and Social care states that it is the right ofevery individual patient to seek quality health care service related to the treatment. The Equality Act
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