minors consents and security threats 1

M4D1: MINORS CONSENTS AND SECURITY THREATS

Answer both topics 1 & 2:

1) Minors consenting to medical treatment

One of the most valued rights in American society is the right to control one’s own body, especially when it comes to medical decision making. However, the rights surrounding consent are not absolute and can be affected by factors such as age, competence, and emergency situations. Anyone working in healthcare must be knowledgeable about the ethical and applicable legal principles of consent.

Discuss situations in which minors may be legally permitted to consent to their own medical treatment. In your opinion, should they be permitted to make their own treatment decisions in these cases? Are there any situations in which minors cannot make their own treatment decisions and you feel they should?

2) Security Threats and Mobile Technology

Background: Mobile devices used by healthcare professionals has transformed clinical practice. These devices are now commonplace in health care settings which has lead to the growth of medical software applications. These applications are available to assist with many important tasks such as health record maintenance and access, patient management and monitoring, clinical decision-making and medical education. With this increase in access to these tools, security must be a top priority for all health care organizations.

For this assignment, you will need to:

  • Review the May 10, 2011, NIST presentation titled “Trends for the Mobility-Enabled Healthcare Enterprise and Security Threats Vulnerabilities, and Countermeasures”. Also see “Security Issues and Mobile Technology”. (see Module 4 for these document).
  • Discuss one or two of the majority security issues related to mobile applications technologies.

The attachments are for Security Threats and Mobile Technology

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