If they cannot protect themselves from violent visitors, hospital administrators need to step in and rectify the problem. Patient-centered care is all about prioritizing patients and families, but we need care nurses and healthcare professionals to be prioritized as well so their work is not affected by violence. Even though nurses and healthcare professionals are faced with these challenges, they still continue to want families and others to have the right to visit patients and I agree with them. Families and friends deserve to see their loved ones especially in the conditions that they are in. They can provide a sense of love and support and that can help patients get better in a way that nurses and healthcare professionals cannot.
A Case Study: Healing and Autonomy Introduction Healing is the process of restoration of normal biological body functioning from a previously experienced illness. Autonomy is the respect of the patient decision on his/her fate. It is a basic right of the patient and the physician ruling ought to abide by it. This makes it mandatory for the health care provider responsibility to respect this patients ' right.
The first code outlines safe and competent nursing practice , my understanding regarding this code is that Nurses are expected to ensure that the standards and the level of their actions match with the standards that are developed by the professionals. The primary responsibility of a nurse is to provide competent and safe nursing. In any case, if a nurse finds any situation where there is ethical conflict or is illegal, then he/she must inform the immediate superior and should not support the
As nurses we need to advise our patients carefully about any healthcare decisions making but should never override patient rights. Although abortion is a crime in our personal belief we still need to provide a competent care to the patients. I believe nurses should practice the nursing methods by using the APIE process in order to solve the ethical dilemmas at work. As for abortion till today it’s still a debatable issue. It can be ethical or not ethical.
Nurses should be able to do something well/very good in their field to avoid causing suffering to patients. This is a very important element of ethics in nursing profession, and all other health care professionals also take this oath. The principle of “Non-Maleficence” requires a commitment from all health care professionals to avoid any action that might be a cause of harm or injury by the act of commission or mistake. In common language, it can be considered as “negligence” which leads to "irresponsibility" .In the modern age, the role of nonmaleficence extends to making sure you are doing no harm in the helpful act of using technology to extend life or in using experimental treatments that have not been well tested in relation to the rules
The patient must feel secure in what they tell you about themselves and that you will not tell other. Patients like to know they are listened to, cared about and have a opinion in the matter. For example a campaign called #mynameis by Dr Kate Granger, a medical registrar in geriatric medicine and cancer patient demonstrates the importance of small things like introducing yourself and having a name tag. NMBI Code of professional Conduct and Ethics (2014) also has guidelines for nurses for confidentiality and states that 'Honesty, integrity and trustworthiness must underpin your dealings with patients and colleagues ' and 'You should tell patients (unless this could cause them serious harm) if you intend to share confidential information about them with others who are outside the immediate care team
Improving Patient Safety Patient safety is a critical component when it comes to providing health care to all individuals. It is the freedom from additional harm or injury caused by preventable mistakes. Furthermore, when it comes to our elder’s senior adults, patient safety should be number one. They require more protection from any form of medical errors or additional harm that may jeopardize their safety.
We should avoid being in the state of burnout. According to Jean Watson’s theory, she believed that holistic health care is central to the practice of caring in nursing. We need to take proper care of ourselves as well and stay healthy in order to deliver the best quality of care our patients need. Watson mentions the nurse and patient should have a transpirational relationship that could also enhance the patient’s ability for
This can put a patient to danger and at risk for injury. Hence, they must make sure to record down all the patient’s evaluation findings, information and findings. Other than that, nurses should also be discreet, stay educated and follow proper procedure and
Nurses needs to have a unique communication style that enable them acquire in-depth information from the clients. For instance, they should be able verbalize appropriate emotions and also communicate with the clients through non-verbal cues such as eye movement and gestures. Communication skills that are applicable in nursing assessment include active listening, observation, reflecting and interpreting (Dossey, Keegan, & Barrere, 2015, 469). Since holistic assessment aims at gathering necessary information about the patient, having knowledge on how to convince the patient to share all information even those they do not wish to disclose will enable the nurses to develop good relationship with client, thereby providing them the best care. More so, the decisions that nurses make are very crucial to the patient’s health because a proper treatment plan is
Hello, Mary. The goal of beneficence is to protect the well-being of the patients. In nursing, doing good and doing the right thing is the best policy. In our long-term care restraints is not an alternative. Instead of using restraints our facility provides patient care observers to be with the patient to ensure their safety.
The mental capacity of the patient should be considered in this case. The patient is under a huge amount of stress and pain which will most likely affect his mental capacity. Pain and trauma is can change a person’s viewpoint on the situation and in turn change their decision about the treatment that they want to receive. Religion has and always will play a big part in medicine. Many patients refuse treatment because it goes against their beliefs and later they die to the disease.
There are many boundaries we must face in life. Most of them are in our field of work, called professional boundaries. “Having professional boundaries, or limitations, means always treating a patient as a client and not becoming involved in issues of his or her private life that do not directly relate to healthcare” (Booth, Whicker, Terri p.33). “Throughout the course of their professional lives, nurses interact with a variety of people in a variety of contexts, and for a variety of reasons. During these social interactions they need to be able to effectively communicate with and relate to other people” (Jane Stein-Parbury p.3).