Assessing Risk and Supportive Care for a Hospital Discharge Refusal.

Title

Assessing Risk and Supportive Care for a Hospital Discharge Refusal.

Creator

Aultman J

Publisher

The American Journal Of Bioethics

Date

2021
2021-06-21

Description

In this case, Brian, a 42-year-old patient with decision-making capacity and a history of non-adherence to treatment, refuses to leave the hospital due to concerns about a bothersome rash on his arm, which, according to the medical team, could be treated at home. It is essential to gather additional information from the medical team and patient, while alerting legal or risk management about the hospital discharge dilemma. Alerting such support services can prepare experts in the event legal and patient safety matters emerge and require attention. Through a risk- benefit analysis and an examination into patients’ medical and relational needs, clinical ethics consult services can promote best hospital discharge practices that ethically align medical teams and their patients who are experiencing challenging situations.

Format

Journal Article

Pages

84-87

Issue

7

Volume

21

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Update Year & Number

Jan to Aug list 2021

Citation

Aultman J, “Assessing Risk and Supportive Care for a Hospital Discharge Refusal.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed August 19, 2022, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11794.

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