The parents should have known that Sarah does need care being that she has not seen or diagnosed by a doctor. The only way that she can be properly be helped is if she is properly diagnosed. The family could also learn about different skills about her condition, which could enable them to be better caretakers. I would help this family by allowing Sarah to stay at her home but recommend that she see a doctor immediately. I will also provide them with documentation that explains more information about her condition and effective ways of treatment.
“Code two calls for the consideration of culture, religion, gender, and primary language to be taken into account when planning patient-centered care” (ANA, 2001, p.18). The proper steps would’ve been to have open discussions from the beginning in order to build trust and create a comfortable environment for both the patient and her family. The last code, Primacy of interest, was exemplified when the healthcare team used translating services to communicate with the parents. This, however, was unsuccessful since the majority of the discussion took place with her
My personal philosophy of nursing is based on holistic care which includes the mental and physical health of a person. I believe examining the whole picture and variables that play into a patient’s health is necessary to successful outcomes as well as effective communication. I think of Peplau because her theory discusses interpersonal relations and I am a firm believer in developing a strong, therapeutic nurse-patient relationship. Without a strong nurse-patient relationship, patient’s may not have the trust they should, therefore will not learn the tools necessary to be able to care for themselves. I strive each day in practice to develop strong nurse-patient
Personal philosophical statement Nursing is rooted in the caring attitude to help people in need to become healthy again with regard to the patient’s cultural standard of health, mentally as well as physically. Furthermore, nursing means knowledge of the current evidence-based practice to help a patient with the highest quality of care, but respecting patient’s wishes, if the wishes differ from current evidence-based care. Particularly important is the holistic view of a patient. Individuals do not live in a vacuum; family, society, cultural standards, and the connection to nature influence the patient and need consideration when caring for the patient.
To avoid misunderstandings, such as the words of some patients, but I suppose you would deal with it as a secret between us! Can the nurse prevention of this misunderstanding by being candid as possible with the patient about his health. However, privacy and confidentiality between nurse and
W-6 PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES 1. I chose this competency because as a nurse it is vital to maintain professional boundaries and still be able to provide the therapeutic care without personally getting attached to patients. 2. From the article, I learned that it is ok to be present with your patient, and caring about what they might be going through as you provide necessary care and support, but not to excessively worry about a patient in your personal life/home” (p. 407) 3.
If patients are unable to trust their therapist completely, then it is likely that they will not be as open during their sessions, which will make it difficult for the therapist to accurately diagnose and treat the patients. The decision by the court places the therapist in a difficult position. A therapist could utilize the ethical principle of beneficence, defined as acting in ways that benefit another and prevents harm, in determining the best way to act to benefit both the patient and protect the third party. Per the ruling of the court, “when a therapist determines, or pursuant to the standards of his profession should determine, that his patient presents a serious danger of violence to another,” he is required to warn the victim of that “danger” (Felthous, 2006, p. 339). With the court’s establishment of the duty to warn, the ability of the therapist to provide appropriate treatment may be limited because of the potential for breach of
1. Identify ethical issues - NASW Code of Ethics 1.06(d) and 1.07(f)(g) The main ethical dilemma is whether to disclose the husband’s extra-marital affair to Ms. Barnes or not. According to ethics code 1.07(f) and 1.07(g), when a social worker is providing counseling to multiple groups it is their job to inform clients of their rights to confidentiality. In the case of Mr. and Mrs. Barnes, the social worker has an ethical duty to not disclose to Mrs. Barnes.
In the prompt, we are given the case of a daughter who is conflicted over the decision to whether or not implement new cell-based treatments on her father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. While new cell-based treatments offer potential cure for these patients, with the treatment still in experimental stages, concerns regarding their safety and impact on patients’ memories and identities have been raised. The “Four Principles Approach” provides an ethical framework for evaluating such moral decisions. The framework outlines four key values: respect for autonomy, beneficence, maleficence, and justice. Here, it will be argued that since the father is unable to formulate autonomous decisions under cognitive impairments, the daughter is
Robinson et al. (2002) mentioned that APN with wide knowledge in disease progress, research, health promotion and prevention of major illness who are keen to share knowledge to patients will help patients to understand more about their conditions. Koh and Ang (2005) states that with comparison to the doctors, the APNs are more likely to spend extra time to educate patients on health promotion and life style changes and are proven with better compliance with treatments. Karnusammy (2006) also mention that in addition to educating the patient and nurse, the APN also actively involve with patients family and initiating discharge. Nurses will also gain more knowledge and build a positive relationship with the APNs.
It is unprofessional for Evita to allow the parents to disclose such critical information to her and then have them witness her essentially covering for them to the physician. As a social worker I feel you face many difficult situations where you may feel bad about making your client’s situation worse, but you always need to stay professional and be able to maintain your agreement to the code of
A Case Study: Healing and Autonomy Introduction Healing is the process of restoration of normal biological body functioning from a previously experienced illness. Autonomy is the respect of the patient decision on his/her fate. It is a basic right of the patient and the physician ruling ought to abide by it. This makes it mandatory for the health care provider responsibility to respect this patients ' right.
As this act was introduced in healthcare setting to help those vulnerable by supplying healthcare service in the community. This enables people to be in the community like home where they can live comfortably and make choice about the way they live and receive the care. In hospital setting, patient will be assessed on their needs and it will act upon decision made by the team. Health- Care Planning Teams are multidisciplinary working parties of officers set up in each District to analyse and assess the needs of the health services (Davies, 1991, p. 9).
Engagement can resolve ethical conflicts because it combines the views of both patient and nurse by looking at what is good and right (Moore, Engel, & Prentice, 2014). Should Michael choose to tell his parents the truth, Amir should be present and provide support as well as advice or a private place for the conversation. Amir should also be readily prepared with information and resources to help with the next steps. He should reassure the family members that the truth will not affect Michael’s well-being, rather hiding the truth will take away opportunities like formulation of will and last goodbyes with family and friends. Amir should also speak to the family and attempt to determine the justification for being upset with their son if he chooses to find out the
Check medications and axialite family members on how to properly take care of the person in need. The major goal is to provide good care for the patient and independence, besides of stimulating family self-care. The Home Care of Hope LLC in Bossier city is an example of Home Care where aspiring health care students and people willing to help others