Privacy and Dignity: NDIS Provider Rights and Responsibilities

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There is an inherent vulnerability in seeking healthcare. Providers of NDIS services are bound by law to keep the medical records and health information of their clients safe and private. Any breach of this privacy could result in legal action against the worker/or the provider.

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Providers of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services, as with all other healthcare organisations, are bound by law to keep the medical records and health information of their clients safe and private. There is an inherent vulnerability in seeking healthcare. A visit to a clinic can involve removing clothing, being prodded, scanned and possibly photographed. When receiving personal care, it might mean having another person undress, wash and shower you. Through all of this, the NDIS participant trusts that the workers caring for them have their privacy and dignity in mind. Any breach of this privacy will justifiably upset the participant and could result in them taking legal action against the worker/or the provider.

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22 Aug 2021
Very good understanding of what I have to achieve in my role as a carer
Huynh Diep
06 Dec 2021
Great topic
Nidhiben Patel
19 Aug 2021
This resource helps me to gain knowledge about NDIS patient rights , how to maintain their privacy and confidentiality and how to provide person centred care. Also I have learned that when it’s necessary to disclose their personal information in some circumstances.
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18 Sep 2021
Valuable Knowledge & Resources.
Deborah Guest
18 Aug 2021
Well presented.
Karen Jacquier
16 Aug 2021
A quick and relevant refresher on the topics of privacy and confidentiality.
Ariana Hill
24 Aug 2021
Great read
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Melanie McCreery
10 Aug 2021
Community nursing in a caring manner is appropriate & fitting as a community care worker..
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