# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Mental Health Assisting Careers Task 144307994

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify methods of assisting patients in exercising and protecting their rights.


Identification should include
  • ways the MHT can assist the patient in exercising the Patient’s Bill of Rights
  • importance of maintaining confidentiality
  • difficulties encountered in protecting rights of the patient in need of mental healthcare services.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How is the Patient's Bill of Rights applied to the field of mental health care delivery?
  • In what ways can the MHT protect confidentiality of the patient's information?
  • How has Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) impacted the delivery of mental healthcare?
  • How can you differentiate between patient rights and patient responsibilities?
  • In what ways might community safety conflict with the rights of the patient?

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The student will apply social science skills to understand that in a democratic republic, thoughtful and effective participation in civic life is characterized by

  1. exercising personal character traits such as trustworthiness, responsibility, and honesty;
  2. obeying the law and paying taxes;
  3. serving as a juror;
  4. participating in the political process and voting in local, state, and national elections;
  5. performing public service;
  6. keeping informed about current issues;
  7. respecting differing opinions and the rights of others;
  8. practicing personal and fiscal responsibility;
  9. demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that foster the responsible and respectful use of digital media; and
  10. practicing patriotism.

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