Bryant & Stratton College
HTHS 302-Health Services Management II
October 3, 2014
As the practice manager at Dr. Nugget’s obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) medical practice, I have created a huge dilemma, and an unethical decision to take the patient’s medical records home. But, this is all started with Dr. Nugget also making an unethical decision to participate in abortion procedures. which he advertises that he would never condone such a practice. And his patients and medical practice are built on his so strong abortion beliefs. But this was all a lie.
Putting aside my personal feelings about abortion, I feel Dr. Nugget lying ...view middle of the document...
I should have started by reading the medical charts and records at work and not taken them home with me. Taking the medical records home was illegal and violated HIPAA regulations. After I had collected the correct information, I should have spoken to Dr. Nugget alone and obtain his side of the story on the evidence I had collected. From investigating the medical records further, I learned that Dr. Nugget has been performing abortions at the abortion clinic himself, and even performing late term abortion, which is illegal in our state. Dr. Nugget advertising that he does not condone abortions is one thing, but performing them, and late term (16th to 20th week of gestation) is totally wrong. If I did not want to know al this information about Dr. Nugget, I should not have dug so far into the information. But now that I have, and realize that a crime has been committed, I should have presented the information to Dr. Nugget or taken it straight to the police. Taking the information to the police could have allowed the information to be out of my hands, which in return would have alleviated some of my stress and worrying.
Looking back into the Dr. Nugget case, there have been ethical dilemmas present. One being that Dr. nugget states that he does not condone abortions, but he has been sending his patients with referrals to an abortion clinic, where he is actually a shareholder. Another ethical dilemma involves myself taking patient medical records home with me. To make matters worse, legal dilemmas have occurred as well. Dr. Nugget performing late term abortions is illegal in our state. I have also violated HIPAA regulations by taking medical records home, and leaving them out for...