(Friedrichsen et al., 2011) Telling the truth and destroying patient’s hope is sensitive task for health professionals. However, clinicians prefer full disclosure eve if this process is painful to the patients. They consider it ethical and necessary because patients will be able to face the truth and decide how to cope with it, however, patient have rights to know or not to know. (Friedrichsen et al.,
In the medical profession, having an understanding and showing compassion displays a sincere interest. This is a key component of communication, and it displays an empathy towards the patient. When speaking with a healthcare professional, having a respectful conversation are essential. Establishing a good relationship with your healthcare personnel creates a courteous relationship to build between yourself and superiors or staff. Having a professional demeanor while in the
The health professional must show empathy, mindfulness and respect while demonstrating active listening. They must remain non-judgmental, providing care that is genuine and honest. This allows them to understand the physical and emotional needs of the patient, which ultimately leads to the right diagnosis and treatment. By the use of positive verbal and non-verbal communication, such as eye contact, gestures, tone of voice and keeping the language relative to the patient, health professionals are able to engage with the patient to find out necessary information (Boose 2018). In regards to written communication, it is essential that the health professional is clear and concise while using relevant and simple language for the patient.
Every hospital has to follow the laws and respect patients’ privacy any rights. Even though the medical staff encourages the patient and the family to go along with the appropriate treatment in order to cure the illness, but it’s still their choice to accept or refuse it. This paper addresses that informed consent is different for every culture, and strategies on how a medical professional can balance cultural preferences with full disclosure. Furthermore, why adolescents shall be allowed to make their own life and death decisions and address the dilemmas on informed consent, also ethics versus legal issues. Informed Consent The informed consent should be different for different cultures.
When patient 's health data are shared or linked without the patients ' knowledge, autonomy is jeopardized. The patient may conceal information due to lack of confidence in the security of the system having their data. As a consequence, their treatment may be compromised. There is the risk of revelation of thousands of patients ' health data through mistakes or theft. Leaders, health personnel and policy makers should discuss the ethical implications of EHRs and formulate policies in this regard.
As a healthcare professional asking her about the history of her sexual behavior will require well thoughtful question and approach that will not hurt her feelings or prevent her from disclosing information that is needed for her care. As explain by Ball et al., (2015), be certain that you are on the same page with the patient, that is, you understand what she means, and she does the same for you, avoid assumptions and believes. Questions for health
4-Provide five examples regarding the importance and necessity to understand the legal responsibilities of a healthcare professional. 5-Demonstrate why ethics is a concept that goes beyond feeling, softy emotions, and religious beliefs; using at least three examples. 6-Contrast five differences between civil law and criminal law. 7- Contrast at least two differences between felony and misdemeanor. 8-Distinguish five examples of criminal and unethical actions related with the healthcare field.
They also may face a higher risk of being involved in a situation that could lead to disciplinary charges or malpractice litigation. It is essential for nurses to understand and practice moral and ethical principles in their practice for the safe performance and the best patient outcomes. Ethical Dilemma of Value, Beliefs, and Perspectives During my first semester of nursing school, I experienced ethical dilemma. It was our first day in a clinical setting at the Avalon Health Care facility, a comprehensive, Medicare-certified, care facility that includes senior living, rehabilitation therapy, and hospice services. One of my classmates and I were assigned for the preceptorship to the experienced nurse on the rehabilitation floor, where patients receive personalized treatment plans to help them through their illness process.
Ethics is the moral principles that govern a person’s behaviour or the conducting of an activity (Oxford Dictionary, 2015). Nurses face ethical dilemmas on a daily basis irrespective of where they practice. No matter where nurses work in their diverse roles, they are faced with ethical choices that can affect them and their patients (Fant, 2012). There is no “right” solution to an ethical issue. An ethical dilemma is a problem deprived of an adequate resolution.
INTRODUCTION Nurses a one of the health service providers and members in health systems that are responsible for giving care to the clients and patients based on ethical issues. They need ethical knowledge to conduct their appropriate function to manage situations and to give safe and proper legal and ethical care in today’s changing world. With regard to practical care, they always try to answer the question of “what can I do? Whereas they should try to answer what is essential to be done for the patients in the context of ethical principles. Ethics seek the best way of taking care of the patients as well as the best nursing function.