Ethical Perspective The book No Good Deed brings up many ethical issues that can be discussed. In the world of nursing there are specific issues that will be seen more than others. The ethical issue of nurses providing care that they feel is necessary for their patient yet others do not feel it is necessary is often an issue. Beneficence plays a large role because where is the fine line of doing good become doing harm? Kim talks about how comfort care measures were to be done for Rose.
Research has proven over and over again that using evidenced-based practice (EBP) lowers the cost of healthcare, provides for better patient outcome, and for best work satisfaction among nursing staff. Yet, there is disagreement among nurses about the real value of doing research to change and initiate better nursing practices. The lack of enthusiasm to generate knowledge from research has many different facets, depending on who is questioned. Moving EBP into the clinical practice is complicated by time constraints, increasing demands on nursing care, and the inability to incorporate into the organization’s policies and procedures. For years, nurses have followed agency protocols for patient care some that based on research and others that
To be completely honest, when I first decided to pursue a career in medicine, I was immature and selfish. I believed: "Volunteering isn 't benefitting me, so why should I spend my valuable time doing it?" Now, after 4 years of life-changing experiences, I have a whole new perspective about serving others. My experiences volunteering have made me not only more passionate about pursuing such a beautiful, self-rewarding career but more prepared to tackle the many daily challenges of a physician. My volunteering journey all started when I asked my physician, Dr. Vincenzo Visconti, if I could shadow and volunteer at his clinic.
Many of the patients go home after surgery and I may no longer have the ability to see if they had developed a surgical site infection. Conclusion I have learned from the study that there needs to be further research conducted with proper follow ups on all patients to determine what percentage of chlorhexidine solution would be best to use in the pre-op routine of patients to best protect against surgical site infections. It was noted in the study that quite a few participants had some sort of reaction to the chlorhexidine solution. The study did say there was reductions in chlorhexidine regimens versus regular soap and water pre-operative
One of the experience i have that involved with the retrieval cue should be working as a medical assistant again after 1 year of working at somewhere else and doing different things. I've realize how much stuff that i have forgot after 1 year of not interacting with doing thing that a medical assistant need to do. As a medical assistant have a lot of different tasks that need to remember in order to assist the physician. however, the unclear memories that i had for interview patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs helped me a lot with finishing the first step of the situation. however, when the situation gets complicated such helping patients to fill out forms, this is one of the struggle that i had.
The score of my baseline clinical leadership survey indicates that I exhibit decent clinical leadership in my nursing practice, but I feel that this survey does not cover all the qualities and behaviours that make a successful clinical leader. The LPI indicates that I need major improvement to my “encouraging the heart” practice; I would really like to learn how to improve in this area as it seems like a fairly simple thing to do, yet I fail to do it in my nursing practice. I would also like to continue to build upon areas where I currently demonstrate strengths, as excellence in clinical practice is necessary to be an effective leader. Specifically I would like to focus on ways to improve upon my reflective practice techniques, and ability
Additionally, this experience helped me to develop effective therapeutic communication techniques and enforce skills to provide enhanced care for the resident. An improvement that I would make for next semester is to improve my execution and time management while performing tasks. I intend to perform skills with greater confidence and improve my overall interactions with the patients, families, and health care workers. Improving these interactions will benefit in the overall comfort of the patient and improve the care that I will provide to them. Overall, this Long Term Care experience provided me with the necessary fundamental skills practice and critical thinking development that will be utilized in the following semesters and throughout my nursing
Education amongst registered nurses and health care workers regarding ageism can be beneficial as Bosak (2016) states that the more educated an individual is, the more resources they have, the more likely of a positive outcome in relation to being healthy both physically and mentally. Education is essential in sculpting nursing practice within the nursing and midwifery board guidelines (2006). In-services and education sessions for health care workers on ageism could be an effective strategy when minimizing ageism within health care . Nursing is a challenging and rewarding profession that is subject to constant changes in health care provision, thus the need for in-service training programs for nurses (Norushe, Strumpher & Rooyen, 2004). In conclusion it is clear that ageism exists within health care facilities and evidently has the potential to significantly impact upon seniors which notably effects the quality of care delivered by health care workers.
The role of clinical nurse leader actualized by AACN focused on improving the healthcare environment and patient care outcome. The bigger concept of introducing new educational program was to develop leadership qualities in nurses (Wilson et al). In addition, nurse leaders advocate the organization and the staffs since since they are well educated with advanced modern
The main research question that the authors of this study sought to answer is if “hospice volunteers can facilitate communication about pain with family caregivers.” Studies show that, although there is a growing need for hospice nurses and physicians, there are not enough qualified workers to meet the demand. In hopes of curbing this shortage in workforce, the authors conducted this study to test their hypothesis that hospice volunteers can fulfill a communication role for family caregivers concerning pain management. 2. Methods & Evidence: Please briefly explain what kind of data the researchers collected (ex. : survey responses, interviews, focus groups, experimental).
I can relate to your struggle in identifying the differences between the three terms, although being in the health care field my entire professional career. Analyzing the differences can take a while to process as referring to such terms has become systematic. It is fascinating hearing about your organization as I have not been exposed to the mental health sector of healthcare in my career. It is interesting that your organization provides anonymous self-assessment screenings, I assume it is anonymous due to the stigma associated with mental health issues. It seems as though health care is the focus of your organization, by pursuing overall societal health through the use of health services such as the self-assessments and outpatient clinics.
Sand-Jecklin and Sherman (2014) article showed that one of the factors that contributed to sentinel events was miscommunication of information especially shift change handoff. Kearns (2015) and Vandenberg (2013) literature review also showed that patient safety is compromised severely if critical information is not passed on thus the need to implement a new way to handoff and also utilize a tool that would make sure critical information is passed on. Radtke (2013) article stated that lack of communication between nurses and clients has been verified through HCAHPS surveys and clients feel excluded from information and decisions related to their care. Cairns, Dudjak, Hoffman, and Lorenz (2013) article states that bedside report increases patient satisfaction scores, creates a trust between nurse and patient, reduces communication errors increasing patient safety and promotes accountability with teamwork and respect among the nurses. Cairns, et al.
I became interested in physical therapy very recently, last week exactly. I became interested in physical therapy when I was researching it in class for a lame project my annoying teacher made me do.Although my dad and all but one of his brothers are in the medical field, I didn’t really know too many details about working in the medical field. I always thought it was just too much school and didn’t give enough down time.However, after researching it I became more interested because it is a very intermediate job in the medical field. Provided it is not as intense as a surgeon, however it is still fairly challenging.Nevertheless, I feel comfortable choosing physical therapy because I have plenty of people with experience in the medical field