The patient should be given time to express their thoughts. The family should be informed about the condition. Their participation is essential in making sure the patient is being taken care of. “To meet the needs of the older adult, individualize nursing care to enhance quality of life and maximize functional performance by improving condition, mood and behavior” (Potter & Perry, 2012). Information Management Interventions Since there is no cure for dementia the nurse should be mindful of the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions used to treat the condition.
Each group of people is guided by the principles they believe in. Ethics in health care play a vital role every day. The practice of health care includes many scenarios that have to do with making adequate decisions when it comes to patient’s life. For the purpose of this paper, I want to explain the occurrence and some of the ethical concerns found in a case of an elderly patient, who believed in Curanderos and didn’t realize the harm she was doing in regards to her health by not taking her medications. This was a case I found in the book Ethics in Administration a Practical Approach for Decision Makers.
The first strategy I want to incorporate is the caught in the act of caring. This will be given to employees who not only went beyond the expected for patients, but also for other nurses. The second strategy I want to implement is an open-door policy with daily meetings and debriefings. I want to be able to create an open atmosphere where employees feel free to be themselves. While there will be conflicts that arise, I want the staff to be able to openly discuss the events without fear of retribution.
Leavitt and Leavitt (2011) claim that nurses and doctors should act without delay in case they feel that patients might be at risk. Doctors and nurses should be considerate and kind to the patients by listening and attending to all their concerns. Teamwork is an important professional value that is vital in the provision of care centered on patients. A culture that is based on learning from previous mistakes and openness is fundamental in the provision of care and ensuring that patients are satisfied. In view of that, workers in the health sector should maintain honesty with the patients they are attending
I personally believed that adequate implementation of evident based nursing, the knowledge of the nurse, the patient’s preferences and multiple studies of evidence must be collaborated and utilized in order to produce an appropriate solution. 9b. SOCIAL CONTEXT In any health care system, good patient’ outcome is very vital and necessary. Evidence based nursing helps the society to get perfect practice which in return assist both the patient and care giver in the society to achieve a set
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.
You did a great job. You are acting as an advocate for the patient for their interest. We must support the rights of patients who are unable to advocate for themselves .We are facing lot of ethical problems in our workplace. Nurses must take a decision in Ethical dilemmas. These decisions affected by so many factors, including principles learned in school and nurses personal beliefs, and values.
While reading Professionalism in Health care, this chapter helps the student better understand the importance of strong work ethic as well as the importance of the performance that is given by the employees. Some of the performance measurements listed in the book are committing to your job, being mindful and aware, avoid illegal, unethical, and inappropriate behavior, and report to work on time, as well as using critical thinking. Critical thinking is best described as “Using reasoning and evidence to make an analysis or reach a decision.” (Makely, 2017). Critical thinking can be used to find multiple solutions for a problem by thinking through each situation, deciding on a strategy, testing it, and observing the results. Therefore, getting
The nurse must be able to discuss appropriate coping strategies with her patient and provide information in regards to their correct usage. In patients whose body reality has been altered coping strategies have been shown to be extremely effective in relieving immediate stress. (Niven, 2006) The importance of social supports should not be undermined, as active social support can provide an environment which is conducive to the integration of the patient’s new body image in society. The nurse should promote communication with both family and friends, social supports such as these can encourage the patient to view their new body reality in a positive ways. Patients with strong social supports are more liable to make progress in coping with and accepting their new body reality.
Within the nursing world, organizational skills and stress management are huge. Staying on top of tasks that are time critical as well as holding yourself in check are two components of every day nursing that need to be dealt with regularly. Most people in society deem nurses to be kind and compassionate and hold great deal of dedication and patience. It is important to not lose these traits, because they identify the types of individuals working within this professional practice. Nurses need to be extremely observant and pay attention to very minute detail in order to ensure their patient’s safety and well-being.
Person-centred thinking is a very individual approach and way of thinking and doing things for an individual`s health and social services and make sure it meets their needs. This means putting an individual and his/her family at the centre of decisions. Always ask individuals about their own preferences and encourage them to express needs, involving family and friends to identify what service-users like or dislike, and making sure individuals have access to appropriate care when they need it. Person-centred reviews and person centred planning should be reviewing frequently due to the changes and different needs an individual may
I saw how the entire hospice team cared for each and every patient and wanted to make the patient’s last days the best they could possibly be. Homestead hospice is fulfilling its goal of making the patient as comfortable as can be while in the dying process. Homestead Hospice is contracted with local nursing homes and assisted living places to help if a patient wants placement, or if
Hi Ann, I agree with you that we as nurses face tough situations about your patient care. Our primary role is to advocate for our patient’s rights if that means standing up to their own family members or physicians, so the patient’s wishes are heard. Patients have a right to refuse a procedure, if they think it is the best option for them. Our primary job is to provide education so our patients can make an informed decision about their care. Not too long ago, I took care of a patient that had open heart surgery but had multiple complications after the procedure.