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Patient Privacy Paper

Read the following scenario and write a 1000 word essay responding to the prompts.

You work in a women’s health clinic. A patient is informed that her test was positive for gonorrhea. You advise her to tell her sexual partner that she has this disease. She refuses to tell her husband because she is afraid he will find out she is having an affair. Later you find out that the receptionist knows the husband and has suggested to him that he might want to get tested.

Write a 1000 word paper and address the following:

  • Identify any ethical or legal issues involved.
  • If there is any legal violation, identify the conduct as civil or criminal and what law or regulation is involved.
  • Identify possible repercussions of this incident.
  • Determine if the clinic has an obligation to report this disease or if is a private matter between the patient and provider?

Assignment Expectations

Length: 1000 words

Rubric: This assignment uses a rubric for scoring. Please review it as part of your assignment preparation and again prior to submission to ensure you have addressed its criteria at the highest level.

Format: Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx).

APA Format: Support your ideas with at least three (3) citations in your essay. Make sure to reference the citations using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page do not count towards the minimum word amount.

File name: Name your saved file according to your first initial, last name, and the assignment number (for example, “RHall Assignment 1.docx”)

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