DAY # 1- Module 2: Patient/Resident Rights (3 hours) Lesson

Statement of Purpose:

The purpose of this unit is to introduce the Nurse Assistant to patient/resident rights. The fundamental principle behind patient/resident rights is that each patient/resident is a member of a family and of society as a whole. They must be cared for in a manner that protects their rights and meets the individual family, psychosocial and spiritual needs in a long-term care setting. These rights are protected by federal and state regulations.


Performance Standards (Objectives):

Upon completion of the three (3) hours of class plus homework assignments and one (1) hour of clinical experience, the learner will be able to:

1. Define key terminology

2. Explain the purpose of a long-term care facility

3. Recognize the role of the Nurse Assistant in maintaining patient/resident rights, as stated in federal and state regulation

4. Compare California Code of Regulations Title 22, Division 5, Chapter 3, 72527, with Title 42 Code of Federal Regulations 483.10 regarding patient/resident rights

5. Explain the Nurse Assistant’s role in preventing negligent acts and violation of patient/resident rights

6. Describe the Nurse Assistant’s role in reporting patient/resident rights violations

7. Describe the role of an ombudsman

8. Identify examples of patient/resident rights, which support a patient’s/resident’s need for security, belonging, and self-esteem

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