In the article, the authors bring to light the issues of ethical, legal and social issues. Any health care professional will encounter tough situations where they will need to know the human rights over patient’s care. This article talks about the ethical, legal and social issues better than other articles found on the same topic. Though the article is not about becoming a nurse, it is part of being a genetic nurse and adapting to the ever-changing advancements in medicine. Badzek, Laurie, RN, MS, JD, Martha Turner, Ph.D., RN, and Jean F. Jenkins, Ph.D., RN.
The standards that are set by state nursing boards provide an additional level of accountability to nurses. I do not know the specifics of correction action processes for your organization, but the regulatory and procedural hurdles for beginning corrective action on low-performing employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs are very high. One key that I have
Trust relationship is a kind of interactive process that requires care and concern (Chin, 2001). In this incident, if I told any incorrect information to my patient, she would start to suspect whether I am a medical student or not and start not to believe me. Hence, our relationship would be destroyed. It is important for us to stand from patients’ point of view to think about their thought and ensure the information shared must be accurate before starting any conversation with the
In any situation, we first need to assess it, analyze it and then proceed with action. We all have different beliefs and points of view when it comes to ethics and values. Therefore, when you are a healthcare provider you can’t act upon what you believe in, but rather you have to follow the policies and laws that are set based on the facility that you are working at. In this situation the healthcare provider have to assess the situation before jumping to conclusion. The healthcare provider should ask the mother if she asked a healthcare provider if the procedure is safe for a child, and if she has done any research prior to performing the procedure on her child.
I feel apprehension and noncompliance can be barriers for both strategic planning and the nursing process. Fear of what other staff may think about the change, fear of intimidation from other staff, and fear of one 's ideas being laughed at can be a few of the struggles of any person wanting to evoke change within their organization. In an earlier module, we learned about different leadership styles and approaches. Depending on the change needed within the organization, this outlined which style was needed to best reach this goal. “Attaching metrics to goals and specific initiatives allows nurse leaders and clinicians to monitor progress and determine when a different approach might be needed” (Reid-Ponte, 2016, 112).
Therefore, the clinical staff, at Pro-Active Resources, can diagnose the level of care a person needs and will make referrals based on those needs such as: detoxification, half-way house and inpatient treatments. Referrals create an ethical dilemma with therapist because one always needs to put the client’s needs before your own. Therefore, therapist must be careful when referring a client as not confuse competence/scope with personal beliefs and values. Another ethical dilemma stems from dual relationships because counselors, who were once addicts, are now attending the same AA meetings as their clients. This ethical issue leads to the major legal concern in substance abuse counseling.
However, there are limited studies that have addressed safety climate among healthcare workers (Gershon et al., 2000; Hahn and Murphy, 2008; Smith et al., 2013). The question is that why ones should discriminate patient safety climate against safety climate of Healthcare Providers such as nurses. The reason is that there are powerful laws that support patient rights and continues supervision is implemented for that. On the other hand, patients are vulnerable individuals so any unsafe behavior has a potential of leading to serious consequences. In the other viewpoint, indeed patients are customer and healthcare managers attempt to obtain their customer satisfaction, because of business competition and/or financial
Prevention of medication errors is an ongoing initiative in the field of nursing. Medication errors jeopardize a patient’s safety, which results in vast costs to correct the effects of the error and it could potentially prevent the reimbursement from insurance companies to the hospital. Often times the nurse is the only person to catch an error with a written prescription or the incorrect dose sent to the nursing unit from the pharmacy. As a result, it is usually the nurse’s responsibility to speak up when an error is identified rather than administering a medication due to the mere fact that an order was written by the physician. While there are many medication errors which occur in the hospital setting, most of those errors, however occur after a patient has been discharged to home (“Severe Harm and Death,” 2016).
Patients in different healthcare settings are vulnerable due to their conditions and sometimes lack the ability to share their challenges such as poor quality treatment and hospital-associated infections. There are cases when hospitals undermine ethics and ignore their patients’ values and interests. Healthcare professionals therefore have a responsibility to empower their patients with information on important medical decisions. However, some nurses ignore the need to communicate the risk of hospital-associated infections leading to undesirable outcomes. In cases when a hospital records a higher rate of HAI, it is important to inform a patient of the risk.
Medication errors have a huge impact on health care system, patients and payers alike. It compromises the confidence of patients on health care system. Incidents and mistakes that occur during the period of administering medication goes on to be a big safety issue for patients in health institutions and hospitals globally. Interruptions to the administering of medication process have been noted as a major influence on medication error. Research reveals that some interruptions cannot be avoided; hence, to reduce errors, it is important to recognize how undergraduate nurses or health practitioners learn to control interruptions to how medication is administered to patients.
Mike’s Voice in his Cancer Treatment Nurses will frequently be put into situations where they are left to determine if they should respect the client’s wishes when these wishes conflict with medically ordered care. “Ethical dilemmas occur when there are conflicting moral claims” (Burkhardt & Nathaniel, 2014, p. 527). Ethical dilemmas help shape nurses by requiring them to think critically about situations and determine the appropriate decision in order to create the best outcome for their patient. It requires them to have moral courage to stand up for what they believe is most safe and ethical in patient care (Murray, 2010). Not only do such dilemmas strengthen their professional thought processes but also reinforces all of their personal and professional values.
Interview on Reporting Medication Errors This assignment is about interviewing and discussing with a pharmacist methods to report medication errors per facility’s policy and ways to encourage nurses to report medication errors promptly. This was a face-to-face interview with pharmacist BB at work. He is a qualified professional pharmacist and appropriate for this assignment. The interview began with this question: What is a medication error? “A medication error is basically a failure to comply with the hospital medication administration process policies.” What cause medication errors?