Healthcare Standards

Healthcare standards in regulation are set to allow patients to obtain the best quality of treatment. To a large extent most standards are similar across several healthcare settings; however, upon in-depth scrutiny, specific differences arise indicating how different practice setting may be different from the others. This paper, therefore, analyses the similarities and difference between administrative structure and patient rights, in dialysis units and home care settings in healthcare.

Patient Rights


Firstly, in both Dialysis units and Homecare settings, patients have a right to be informed about their rights. This also comes up as a right to information, which implies that at all times patients must be aware of the scope of their rights (National Kidney Foundation, 2014; Marrelli, 2016). In the dialysis unit, the nephrologist must read all rights to their patients before the services, while in the homecare, the home care agency must provide written documentation of reasons, before initiating service. Failure to comply with this results in risking or putting the agency or healthcare organization in a precarious position in the event individuals decide to seek legal redress.

Within the dialysis unit, patients have a right to expect privacy while being under medical care but also have a right to choose who the information can be shared with (National Kidney Foundation, 2014). This is similar to the homecare settings, where privacy and confidentiality are paramount to service unless ot

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