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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: HIPAA and Working with Family Caregivers

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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: HIPAA and Working with Family Caregivers

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Julie Carter JD, Catherine Bourque JD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
POGOe Id: 
22012
Date Posted: 
01/28/2019
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/19/2018
Abstract: 

HIPAA and Working with Family Caregivers is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. Explain what is HIPAA
  2. Use professional judgement to determine if it is appropriate to share information with a caregiver
  3. Know how to approach information sharing with caregivers in situations involving suspected elder abuse
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. Authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program”.
Content Categories: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Laura Vitkus MPH lvitkus@aging.arizona.edu


Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: HIPAA and Working with Family Caregivers. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/22012