Dental hygienists face ethical questions and dilemmas throughout professional practice these problems arise when the clinician is challenged between competing obligations and has to weigh two or more possible options to resolve the situation what guidance does the clinician have in these kinds of situations applying. Ethical aspects on hygiene, infection prevention and infection control by dr mikael zimmerman dds, phd, associate professor introduction in many aspects healthcare, dentistry included, can be regarded as a high-risk activity it would be impossible to have laws, regulations or other demands on healthcare providers to. The first case illustrates a medicolegal and ethical dilemma, and the second case illustrates a clinical dilemma involving an implant in an unfavorable position similar situations could have presented in your office and your answers may have differed there is no perfect solution that solves each challenge,. “beneficence and nonmaleficence are often linked because both are found in the hippocratic tradition, which requires the physician [dentist or hygienist] to do what will best benefit the patient”1 it is important for the dental hygienist to consider all four ethical principles when weighing a moral dilemma.
The topic of ethics and dentistry is important because it examines the increasing challenges of ethical behaviour in a self-regulated profession, that is a contract of privilege between dental dental hygienists and say mechanics or carpenters or other type of individual who possesses a special skill with. As clinicians providing care and services, every dentist and dental hygienist will be faced with many choices, problems and dilemmas some of these choices will be simple issues of right and wrong, whereas others may be ethical dilemmas that require careful decision making the clinician must be aware of the ethical. Case applications explore the types of ethical and legal dilemmas dental hygienists commonly encounter key vocabulary defines terms that may be complex and new author information by phyllis l beemsterboer, rdh, ms, edd , associate dean for academic affairs, professor of periodontology, school.
The patients benefit, the hygienists benefit, and the office will benefit in production read more | ethical dilemma: dental hygienists who work while sick another way to prevent this dilemma would be a full office review of each hygiene patient in the daily huddle the patient's previous six to 12 months of. College of dental hygienists of ontario 3 you may wish to refer to the following documents as you work through the ethical dilemmas: □ cdho standards of practice □ cdho records regulation 2008 □ cdho professional misconduct regulation college of dental hygienists of ontario code of ethics.
This article reports the findings of a survey-based study conducted in 2006 to determine graduating dental hygiene students' attitudes toward ethical dilemmas in eight areas of practice: substandard care, overtreatment of patients, scope of practice, fraud, confidentiality, impaired professionals, sexual. An ethical dilemma occurs when there is a conflict regarding a professional decisions b legal issues c moral actions d none of the above deck-page-img decision making for ethical dilemmas in dental hygiene practice involves a a code of ethics and laws b critical thinking skills c rights and duties d all of the above. Legal and ethical considerations for dental hygienists and assistants provides them with strong theoretical and philosophical information concerning the legal, ethical, and management dilemmas that face the entire dental health team real-life examples with expert commentary and follow-up.
Course introduction: this self-study course will review ethical principles as encountered in the dental office to help the hygienist to identify, and appropriately respond to ethical dilemmas and problems all dentists and dental hygienists in the state of indiana are required to complete a course on ethics, professional. July 2013 what does it mean to be ethical ethics of social media in dental practice care versus commerce: a challenge to professional integrity journal ~ james d stephens, dds professional challenges in a changing world ethics: dental. The ethics of social media in dental practice: challenges bruce peltier, phd, mba, and arthur curley, jd abstract this is the first of two essays written to dental hygiene health is determined at your first visit and any additional recommended therapy would be advised at that time patients who arrive for a. The best way to illustrate a moral dilemma is to look at a specific example consider the following case: carol smith has been a dental hygienist for 10 years and works full time in a general-practice setting her best friend`s husband, bob mccomb, has been a patient of record for the past seven years.
Abstract in modern dentistry, like other branches of medicine, a set of principles contribute in establishing codes of ethics these codes which are based on ethical principles, religious beliefs and the social and cultural considerations guide the dental practitioners in their everyday practice and also establish expectations for. Ethics in dental hygiene o ethical principles that relate to the dental profession (eg beneficence, non maleficence, autonomy) o a system of moral principles 14 ethical dilemmas ethical dilemmas arise when there are equally compelling reasons for and against two or more possible courses of action, and where.
Code ethics of canadian dental hygienists association march 23, 2002 11 appendix a: ethical challenges/problems 13 appendix b: reporting suspected incompetence or unethical the code of ethics applies to dental hygienists and dental hygiene students in all practice settings including, but not. On the other hand one problem is the lack of high quality evidence in clinical dentistry as well as in medicine in the real world diagnoses and tests are not 100 % valid, and no treatment is perfect this paper presents some dilemmas resulting from uncertainty, it analyses various types of uncertainty, and discusses various. The dental hygiene code of ethics is meant to influence us throughout our careers it stimulates our continuing study of ethical issues and challenges us to explore our ethical responsibilities the code establishes concise standards of behavior to guide the public's expectations of our profession and.
A dental student's ethical behaviour could more likely be affected by being taught a course on ethics that includes both didactic learning of the code of ethics and “ hands on” discussion of ethical dilemmas and scenarios breathing life into the real values at stake smaller discussion groups can be a more interesting and. Certain ethical dilemmas can occur in specialty practice that may not be readily apparent to referring general dentists because i am an endodontist for many patients (those with lower dental iq, lesser hygiene capability or poor appreciation of complex dentistry) the decision is simple in certain cases, sacrificing one. As a hygienist we can relate to the majority of, if not to all, the 25 case studies that allow the hygienist to understand the types of ethical and legal dilemmas that may be encountered the book is divided into three sections: ethics, law and simulations and applications the first section presents the foundational aspects of. Dental hygiene: ethical dilemmas in infection control angela b loading unsubscribe from angela b cancel unsubscribe working subscribe subscribedunsubscribe 21 loading loading working add to want to watch this again later sign in to add this video to a playlist sign in share more.