A healthcare provider may disclose to public health officials PHI about a person who is diagnosed with a communicable disease. How would you feel about a doctor disclosing this type of information about you or a loved one?
Balancing the confidentiality of individual health information with the need to protect public health, the HIPAA Privacy Rule expressly permits certain disclosures of protected health information (PHI) to public health authorities without an individual’s knowledge or authorization. For example, a healthcare provider may disclose to public health officials PHI about a person who is diagnosed with a communicable disease. How would you feel about a doctor disclosing this type of information about you or a loved one? Discuss arguments on both sides of the issue referencing at least one outside source to support your position.
For additional details, please refer to the Journal Rubric document in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course.
Journal Guidelines and Rubric
Journals in this course are private and between you and the instructor only. Approach these activities as (a) an opportunity to reflect upon and apply what you learn each week based on the assigned readings, discussions, and activities, and (b) an opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise based on your educational and professional experiences in the past. As a successful professional, you will need good reflective and writing skills. Journal activities offer you the opportunity to further develop these skills. Review this tutorial for information on creating a Blackboard journal entry.. Each journal entry will be graded individually.
Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (70%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Critical Thinking and Reflection Almost all entries support claims with relevant examples of personal experience, previous learning, or logical thought process Most of the entries support claims with a relevant examples of personal experience, previous learning, or logical thought process Some of the entries support claims with a relevant personal experience, previous learning, or logical thought process None of the entries support claims with reflection on relevant personal examples 25
Integration and Application Almost all entries show excellent depth of knowledge of the module content and exhibit careful consideration of the topic Most of the entries show good depth of knowledge of the module content and demonstrate that the student has read the module content Some of the entries show limited depth of knowledge, indicating the student may have reviewed the module content but needs to explore further None of the entries address the prompts and reflect that the student has not read the module content 25
Voice Almost all of the entries are written in a style that is appealing and appropriate for the intended audience, and a consistent voice is evident throughout Most of the entries are written in a style that is generally appropriate for the intended audience, and an attempt is made to use a consistent voice Some of the entries are written in a style that considers the audience, but the author’s voice is not consistent and difficult to identify None of the entries attempt to use a style that considers audience, and there is no evidence of author voice 25