This exemplified the need for patient’s autonomy, beneficence versus non-maleficence and truth telling. The nurse faced a barrier due to the physician hierarchical working style. Collaborating using a multi-disciplinary approach and communicating effectively in explaining the disease process could have better manage her symptoms and improve the quality of her remaining life. It is important that early detection and treatment options are discussed by the physicians in an honest and open manner. As patients performance status decline healthcare members should provide informed decisions regarding diagnosis, prognosis and
Inaccurate documentation could potentially lead to medications being misused, which would in turn harm the patient. Critical thinking is necessary in order to think of innovative ways to deal with problematic patients and family members. Nurses must always keep the patient 's best interst in mind while at the same time convincing
If we as nurses respect the confidentiality of a patient, we should do so for all the patients. However, Griffith (2007) argues that the duty of confidence should not be absolute and nurses should always consider sharing information if required. Though the principle of respecting patient autonomy and their right to confidentiality is broken here, the principle of beneficence and non-maleficence is uphold. Nurses have an obligation to protect patient’s confidentiality but the duty to warn an innocent party of imminent harm is far more critical. Therefore, breaking confidentiality here is potentially doing more good than
By fulfilling patient needs and not doing anything to put them in harm is an example of following a policy. These policies serve as a resource for doctors, nurses, and other staff. Additionally, the caregiver must understand exactly what the patient needs at the time; they also know what procedures to assist patients with. Code-switching is extremely crucial when communicating with convalescents; using medical terminology with patients can be very frustrating for them. To give a clear example, a nurse would tell a patient to take the medicine before meals, rather than telling them to take the medicine “a.c.” This knowledge that a nurse must possess is indispensable, it serves as a form of admiration, coherence, and reassurance for the most
They explain most HIPAA violations are due to lack of employee awareness related to patients’ privacy procedures and a deficiency in communication from management regarding education on proper patient confidentiality processes. They advocate for regular staff trainings on HIPAA laws and instruction on specific privacy weaknesses that affect their organizations’ healthcare information systems. They also explain that healthcare information system privacy training should ensure employees are aware of their responsibilities when it comes to protecting their patients’ confidentiality. They emphasize management should regularly communicate about the importance of HIPAA compliancy to their staff members and make privacy training a top priority within their organizations (Mishra et al., 2014). Staff members’ awareness and agreement through consistent communication and training sessions concerning HIPAA regulations and updates will ensure healthcare centers are adequately protecting the privacy of their patients’ healthcare
As a nurse it is important to know when to give your input and when to hold off. At the end of the day, what the patient wants is what they will receive from every nurse on the floor. A nurse must be a patients advocate, meaning as a nurse you will support your patient and defend them and what they believe in. Bringing me to the third professional value, human dignity, the value or worth of a person (96). This value, in my opinion is the
To create a therapeutic relationship trust must be created, it requires effective communication, honesty, and respect. In addition, it is important for nurses to be accountable for their own behaviours, which relates to my situation. I did not stop to reflect my behaviour, as I was trying to complete the skill perfectly. By not creating a therapeutic relationship I put the client in a degrading position. My thoughts about this situation have improved after reading this article.
To maintain quality in patient care it is very important to avoid errors. To achieve this, all staff in charge, especially if they are from different teams must maintain a correct communication between them when changing each shift. In order to facilitate such communication without losing important and particular details in the care of each patient, communication processes have been created. Such is the case of SBAR (Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation) process.1 The components of this process that the outgoing nurse must communicate to the nurse who is receiving the case are: S-Situation: Hello, My name is Taymi, RN caring for Mrs.Skelt. She has right side hemiplegia and is here for rehabilitation.
Post incdents review and debriefing of the staff team and clients has a positive impact on staff and client to learn from the incident and plan , so as to avoid repeating violence again. It is practiced in our hospital however, it is limited and not practicing effectively. Nurses would however utilize support from collegues and the incharge (informal supports) rather than from organization in structured way. Significantly, nurses need to feel safe and supported when they been assaulted and victimized. This cam be achieved through formal support program like debriefing system following the incident.Additionaly, it is necessary that
For example, a patient comes into the hospital without understanding or speaking any English; communication becomes a barrier and a frustrating experience for the patient, which could result in the patient suffering due to not getting the help that he/she needs. To overcome this barrier, the nurse must be aware of the patient’s background and seek assistance, such as a translator in this situation. A nurse must be aware of some specific racial and ethnic groups that are at risk of certain diseases and conditions, having this knowledge allows the nurse to promote self-care to patients. The ultimate goal of transcultural nursing is to develop an understanding of cultures in order to improve providing complete care to patients. To provide adequate care, the nurse must strive to achieve cultural competency which includes; first and foremost the nurse needs to understand his/her own values, beliefs and practices and those of the patient.