Gaining consent is essential in healthcare practice because it is a legal and ethical value (Welsh Assembly Government [WAG], 2015). Obtaining consent is an ethical requirement because it enables respect for the patient’s autonomy as it includes them in part of the decision-making process (McHale, 2013a). Valid consent must be gained before any action on the capable patient regarding treatment, personal care or investigation (Tidy, 2016). The National Health Service [NHS], 2016) outlines consent as permission given by the patient to the clinician before receiving any medical investigation irrespective of the technique type. Taylor (2013), agrees and adds that consent is a patient’s right to make informed choices regarding their care and treatment.
Serious or prolonged failure to follow this guidance will put your registration in danger. Individuals should be able to trust that their registered nurse will behave professionally towards them during treatment and not see them as a potential abuser or threat to their life. For example, some patients may become more vulnerable than others and the more susceptible someone is, the more likely it is that creating a relationship with them would be a misuse of power and your position as a registered nurse. Professional boundaries mean that we have a responsibility to do things to the individual in their best interest, support them and ensure our behaviour does not disengaged them from us. Although dealing with difficult issues can be stressful and draining work, professional boundaries help the registered nurse to manage their
Within this code the support workers are made accountable the decisions they make. For example if they are unaware of how to approach certain situations they should speak to their supervisor to prevent them from not meeting the standards. Organisational Policies and Procedures One of the first policies is the positive promotion of the rights of individuals; this can be achieved by the health and social care provision displaying charters around the environment, which clearly state what rights the service users are entitled too. Additionally the organization should give newly appointed staff a handbook that enables them to understand what the organisation expects from them. Another procedure is through advocacy, if the individual is unaware of the rights they are entitled too, or unable to communicate effectively they can have an advocate.
There is much overlap when discussing quality and safety in nursing, but it is important to realize that both have their own skills and knowledge essential to the competency. Quality is measuring the rendering of a specific process or action and comparing the data to benchmarks. If the standards are not met then quality improvements are implemented in the hopes of meeting those standards. Were safety is the proactive action of preventing mistakes from occurring, such as knowing a patient is at risk for following and taking precautions such as assisting the patient during ambulation’s. Safety is looking at the environment around you for potential areas of hazard and using critical thinking to make changes for the better of you, co-workers, and patients (Sherwood,
The factors that influence me most are my family and my personal experiences. I critically reflect though communication about the topic and through that discussion I then have a better understanding of my thoughts and ideas on the topic. However, from this I need to be careful as a future health professional, information about patients and confidential information should be kept private thus I need to be aware not to have loss lips. This can be done via taking to my supervisor, colleague or just not mention much detail, such as name, place, and gender. However, I also need to be more in tune with media, as it is a vital source of information in order to have a basic understand of social views and thus understand why my patient behave the way they do, in particular, with people of other cultural background form me like the Indigenous
When in a helping relationship, the relationship should be ethical and also have suitable boundaries which the professional and the client comply with. In a very helping relationship it is important the client does not enter a non-professional relationship. This would be overstepping the boundary for the professional. As a result of vulnerable mother nature involving aiding relationship your client will be routinely in an extremely weak location, it is important the specialist acknowledges this along with will not use the client once they are weak. This relationship uses the discretion with the client definitely not becoming broken.
One of those most challenging areas I have experience during my current placement is ethical decision-making. We studied many possible scenarios during our Values, Ethics and Professional Issues class, and discussed the various types of decision-making models to help guide us when having to make difficult decisions. While the class was invaluable, because it helped me identify my own biases, and also shed light on how I have made decisions in the past and how I can possibly make decisions in the future, I knew that having to make real-life decisions would not be so cut and dry. This placement has been challenging for me, because my ongoing assignment with one of my supervisors requires constant ethical decision-making, sometimes even in the
When addressing an ethical dilemma, having the ability to identify possible outcomes to address it is essential for change. The ethical dilemma I face at my field placement is confidentiality versus the right to self-determination. One possible option I mentioned previously to address the ethical dilemma was for clients to sign a privacy and confidentiality agreement that outlines what is considered mandated reporting. I believe the possible outcome for this option would help improve the client’s confidence with the agency and the clinician but also build rapport and trust. It would result in less missed appointments, assist with client involvement, and help the client feel supported while in crisis.
Thus make being an ethical leader slightly harder than a normal ethical person. So, we must take a deep interest in this topic. Having to know the traits that describe ethical or unethical leadership will make us more careful in acting as a leader, or choosing someone as a leader. Of course we don’t want an unethical leadership or being an unethical leadership. Because the effects or consequences is not only on us, but to others, especially those who work under the
Huang (2001) said that these codes are crucial for public relations to be granted a status as a bona-fide profession. The codes strive to give guidance to public relation practitioners in order to help them to act in a practical and professional manner. However even though these codes are fashioned to satisfy universal conditions and principles (Kruckeberg, 1993), many scholars like (Parkinson, 2001; Wright, 1993) voiced out their opinion that the codes fall short of the ideas promoted in the codes, or even being internally conflicting. Many other practitioners have also voiced their opinion that the code of ethics is too vague to be useful, and that it does not give enough specifications (Bowen,