If patients are unable to trust their therapist completely, then it is likely that they will not be as open during their sessions, which will make it difficult for the therapist to accurately diagnose and treat the patients. The decision by the court places the therapist in a difficult position. A therapist could utilize the ethical principle of beneficence, defined as acting in ways that benefit another and prevents harm, in determining the best way to act to benefit both the patient and protect the third party. Per the ruling of the court, “when a therapist determines, or pursuant to the standards of his profession should determine, that his patient presents a serious danger of violence to another,” he is required to warn the victim of that “danger” (Felthous, 2006, p. 339). With the court’s establishment of the duty to warn, the ability of the therapist to provide appropriate treatment may be limited because of the potential for breach of
All nurses should take positive actions to help their patients and to have the desire to do good. On the other hand, nonmaleficence is the core of the nursing ethics and it revolves around the idea that nurses have to remain competent in their field as to avoid causing injury or harm to patients. Nonmaleficence also requires all health care professionals to report any suspected abuse. The last ethical principle is justice. This ethical principle revolves around the idea that all patients must be treated equally and fairly.
Patients shouldn’t be viewed as just another ailment or medical diagnosis, but instead as real living, breathing people who need our help and deserve our attention and care. Nurses should be advocates for their patient and encourage them to contribute to their own individual care plan. I also find great importance in keeping a patients confidentiality and unless there is a duty to report. As a nurse the core values should be to focus on the patients needs above your own in order to promote patient health, safety and empowerment. Nursing Organizations that Support my Personal Philosophy/ Political Positions and Stance
Dr. Heidi Renner a primary care physician at Loyola University Health System says, “Though no one likes to get shots, vaccines are an integral part of keeping kids and our community safe. They work to safeguard children from illnesses and death caused by infectious diseases and protect our kids by helping prepare
Healthcare professionals should have a clear understanding from the beginning of their jobs to provide care that is catered to their patient’s needs and does no harm to their patient, yet some caretakers tend to walk the fine line between what is ethical and what is convenient. In Carolyn Buppert’s article, “Can I Prescribe for My Elderly Father?” , Buppert describes a situation involving nurse practitioners prescribing medications to family members for different reasons; nevertheless, this is a violation of the principle of justice because it is against the law to provide medications to family members without proper medical documentation (citation).
Patient confidentiality is a core concept in nursing practice and allows for a trusting relationship between the patient and the nurse. As nurses, information regarding a patient must be kept and safeguarded. This is governed by the An Bord Altranais Code of Professional Conduct for each Nurse and Midwife. (2000) It is essential to uphold the trust of the patient and to make them feel comfortable and at ease in the care of nurses.
When should one surrender? For the reason of hope and not surrender Sandra Brown, Dr. Charles Raison, and Gina Kolata previously wrote why it is important to look forward. They composed their work so it demonstrates the point of view of both the doctor and patient. Hope allows one to obtain an expectation in an unpredictable situation.
In this case study, I would say a health care provider should maintains a professional bounder of relationship with patient. In the case of Jason and Gabriela, Jason should maintain his professional boundaries with Gabriela; however, in the last night of her discharge He gave a hugs her and kisses her cheek and sharing personal information with Gabriela is unethical. It is not okay Jason to take her out because health care provider should not cross the boundaries line between patient and care practitioner. The acquaintance prior to hospitalization also can make a difference with patient relation due to knowing about the patient background and other information might affect the patient –care practitioner relation.it is not ethical to contact
(Elliot & Olver, 2008). The principles in acting with the best interest of the other person in mind, showing compassion and taking positive action to help others which relates to the second main principle being beneficence. Likewise, I will discuss non-maleficence, the core of medical oath nursing ethics the principle that “above all do no harm”.
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
I agree, carefully searching for issues and questioning the MD would have prevented this issue. Obtaining the patient 's neurological status and checking the drug levels would 've prevented this problem. This is an indictment on the whole team, not just the nurse. I believe that each profession working on this team should 've noticed the issue. Also the phrase "I 'm ok with not making a big deal out of this" sounded nefarious and unethical.
Making sure a person is safe should be everyone 's number one priority. Even though people go to therapists because they want someone to talk to who won 't judge them or divulge their secrets, divulging information about harming another person does not fall under that category. I agree that it can be very difficult for a therapist to decide when a patient actually intends on following through with the death threats or if the patient is just trying to vent. However, if he or she is a good therapist, then he or she should know their patient well enough to decide whether they are being serious.
In this case study the primary nurse, Amelia Wilkerson, is caring for a patient, Katy Palmer who has recently been admitted to the hospital for fatigue and abnormal lab counts. The patient asks Amelia for information regarding her diagnosis. Amelia has seen Katy’s results and knows that she has been diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. The ethical dilemma seen in this situation is that it is outside of the scope of practice for Amelia to discuss Katy’s original diagnosis with her.
Values, Rights, and Duties of Patient and Significant Persons It is Jared’s right to make the decision about whether to disclose his disease, based on the principle of autonomy. He has the right to be heard and the right to privacy and confidentiality. Additionally, Jared values his health and the relationships that he forms with his coworkers and wants to consider all aspects before making any decision. It is his duty to make sure that he takes care of himself and is not taking any risky behaviors that may lead to spreading the disease. The other employees of the restaurant also value their health and relationships and want to make sure that Jared feels welcome to his new position, while also having the duty to not discriminate.