The field of nursing spans a broad spectrum of specialties. All present their own challenges, however one in particular is the field of Pediatric Nursing. Legal and ethical decision making usually involves the minor child’s parents or guardians. Nurses are confronted daily with very difficult decisions that are made on the determination of right and wrong, legal, ethical, and moral understanding. Different states have laws that are specific to medical situations and a nurse must be familiar with the laws in the state where he or she is working.
The Health Care Consent Act (HCCA) sets out explicit rules and specifies when consent is required and who can give the consent when the client is incapable of doing so (College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), 2009). According to the HCCA (1996), there is no minimum age for providing or refusing consent in Ontario. A person is capable if he or she understands the information given that is relevant to making a decision concerning the treatment, and can appreciate the anticipated consequences of both accepting or declining a treatment. (Keatings
Task 1; Understand person-centres approaches for care and support. 1.1; Define person-centres values. Person-Centred values which are important to those who need support in their daily life’s. There are eight person centred values that support person-centred care e.g. Individuality- They should never have to fit in with you or your employer.
In the study “Assessing the quality of informed consent in a resource-limited setting: A cross-sectional study,” researchers investigated the process of obtaining informed consent in clinical and public health research. The method of the study utilized interviews, in which research participants were asked a series of questions after they had been through informed consent procedures. 600 participants were interviewed, and the results show that 5.9% believed that they were not given enough information before deciding to participate. Only 5.7% of the participants said that they had not signed a consent form before making the decision to participate. Interestingly, 33.7% reported that they were not aware of their power to withdraw from participation
The professional values that I have chosen to reflect on is consent. Using Driscoll (2007) model of reflection which is components circle involves three events: what? So what? Now what? A reflection account will focus on my experience of working in the surgical ward.
DH Process of Care: The dental hygiene process of care is an organized framework that aims to provide dental hygienist with the tools to provide quality and individualized oral hygiene care that meets the client's needs. This model is composed of six key steps, assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation. This winter quarter, we have learned how all of the six key steps in the ADPIE model are interconnected.
The scenario of Dr. H using his own sperm and then, Mary the nurse overhearing him telling that he was at risk of professional sanctions because some of his of patients are accusing him of using his own sperm during the procedures. This case and many others where a trusted man of authority of abusing his power by inseminating his/her patients with power by inseminating his/her patients with his own sperm. It is certainly a sad story which unfolded in the community. This physician violated the patient rights because before the treatment started both the patient and doctor went into contractual agreement. The doctor went to threaten many, the nurse who worked with him.
Carla, I agree with you that prescriptive authority for nurse practitioners varies from state to state. Currently only 12 states allow nurse practitioners to prescribe medications without restriction and you also mentioned that the other 38 states require physician collaboration or restrictions on controlled substances (allnurses, 2013). However, many states have made, and continue to make, changes to existing laws that regulate scope of practice for APRNs, including independent prescribing privileges. The laws regulating APRN is still very dynamic. Despite the existence of the consensus model, there still exist many differences between the states with respect to prescriptive authority.
What exactly is a nurse? A nurse is someone in the healthcare field who focuses on the well being of individuals, families and communities. I chose this career path because I love to interact with others, and I have a passion for helping those in need of care. As I’ve become more mature, I have realized that I have a natural calling for tending to others’ physical and emotional needs. In this research paper I will tell you the history and background of nursing, the requirements to obtain this career and the job description.
Nursing is a very demanding career that calls upon an individual to take on numerous roles to do an efficient job of supplying patients with good quality care. Nurses must take the role of a teacher to educate patients on how to take care of themselves to promote future wellness. Nurses must take the role of a scientist when it comes to determining what kind of condition a patient has; they must perform several test to figure out the best form of treatment to take to treat the said condition. Nurses take the form of a counselor when it comes to thoroughly listening to a patient’s personal, social, and psychological problems and giving them advice on how to handle these situations. Nurses are caretakers that serve with high levels of compassion