Respond to student 1 and student 2 with 10 sentences each using one peer reviewed article for student 1 and one peer reviewed article for student 2. Cite references below.
Student 1: Is it ethical to withhold information to your patient for their own good?
Patients often face challenging times when in the hospital setting. They are in an unfamiliar environment and may have feelings of anxiety and apprehension. In order to not bring a patient too much fear and shock over test results or a diagnosis is it appropriate to not give them all the information at first? Doctor Boris Kuvshinoff at Roswell Park, explains how it can be acceptable to give information in smaller doses. Emotional health can play a factor in the success of treatment and in the quality of life (Kuvshinoff, 2017).
If a patient wants to know the full truth to a diagnosis, should you give it to them or deliver this information in small doses?
Student 2:How do insurance prior authorization requirements delay patient care? Should providers be able to provide certain care before insurance authorization?
According to the American Medical Association (AMA), health insurance prior-authorization requirements result in less accessible treatments, medications, and healthcare services (Robezniek, 2018). Delaying care can have severe negative impacts on patients. Robezniak added that ninety-two percent of physicians in a sample group of 100 stated prior-authorization requirements have a negative impact on the patient’s outcome. This raises practical and ethical concerns. The efficiency of the process is brought into question. Additionally, is it in the patient’s best interest or ethical overall to withhold treatment for prior-authorization requirements? Should providers be able to provide certain care before prior-authorization requirements are fulfilled?