Summary Nurse must have knowledge about on different cultural factors such as language, beliefs, and values. Having an education on all of these will allow competent care. Nurse that don 't understand those factors are challenged while providing care and it also leads to other barriers. However, if they can communicate to the patient well they can advocate for the best possible outcome of the patient 's health. If conflict arises in the patient 's health choices the nurse will be courageous by continuing to advocate for what is ethical and best the the patients.
In addition, accountability regulates behaviour, acts as a deterrent to prevent misconduct, and educates by learning from the mistakes of others. As autonomous health care professionals that are accountable for their practice, nurses must make informed decisions to make sure that they respect and protect the confidentiality of patients at all times. It is therefore vital that nurses continually evaluate their practice, and ensure that their knowledge and skills are up to date, so that their care is evidence based, and in the patients best interests. This is important as it ensures that care is delivered that is of the highest
Nurses face many situations in the workplace which deals with issues of health, life, and death, for example lying to a patient about their diagnosis. According to Kant nurses must determine if lying is an acceptable ethical behavior. Rationally, lying is not ethical and is not tolerable to any situation as it violates the duty to tell the truth to those individuals who are entitled to honest information, in which nurse-patient relationship or trusts will not develop. Deontologist also believes that killing a fetus is wrong and immoral. Deontology suggest that health care workers have a ?moral duty, to maintain and preserve life?
In the field of nursing, cultural framework is used to enable caregivers overcome the challenges that are prevalent in culturally divergent communities (Kozier, 2000). Caregivers encounter cultural issues such as race, language barriers, gender, linguistic diversity, and conflicting cultural beliefs. In such situation, a caregiver must uphold the good values of nursing by promoting equality regardless of the clients’ background, and delivering the best healthcare regardless of the challenges they may be facing (Kozier,
Given that the assessment provides the necessary background assessment, nurses can draw from it to provide quality care services to patients. Finally but not least, the assessment helps care providers understand the situation of patients which allows them to identify their similarities or difference in cultural practices, stress
Lydia E. Hall’s “Care Core Cure” nursing theory (also commonly called the “Three C’s of Nursing” theory) is one that incorporates (and further develops) Emancipatory Knowing in nursing. This Emancipatory Knowing relies upon the caregiver to recognize that there are social or behavioral problems within the healthcare system, and within the patient. The nurse must ask the critical questions to determine what is wrong with the situation, and who should be the one to benefit (Bickford, 2014). The caregiver must realize that something is incorrect, or unjust, and must work towards the goal of remedying this issue – all with the overall goal of improving the life of the patient (Chinn and Kramer, 2011). To do this, Hall created a new method/standard of care, and referred to this standard of care as the “Care Core Cure” nursing theory.
Describe the duties of the professional nurse in this case with Mr. Cole As a nurse we are supposed to have compassion and build a rapport with our patients but we must uphold our ethical principles when it comes to this dilemma. As for analyzing this situation and coming to a decision I would use the nursing process since it provides a helpful mechanism for finding solutions to ethical dilemmas. (Whitehead 2007). I would assess the situation and ask myself about the medical facts, psychosocial facts as well as cultural beliefs, patients’ wishes and what values are in conflict. I would then move on to planning and make sure that everyone is involved during this stage and continue on down the line with the nursing process.
Having these competencies make patients aware that the nurse has an extensive expertise as Registered Nurse. To become a nurse you need to have extensive training and knowledge in areas such as human anatomy, pharmacology, pathology, interpersonal communications, etc. Nurses need to be able to explain to patients different procedures. Nurses need to possess competency and confidence to inform and educate patients on healthy living practices. Another aspect to consider is that nurses should be able to know basic knowledge of resources and information in order to make it available to patients to improve their quality of
Ethics, believe it or not can be learned. Ethics describes behavior based on ideas what’s morally good and bad (have to quote this from Webster’s dictionary website) If you are working as a nurse and are faced with an ethical dilemma there are steps you can take in the decision-making process. If you are unaware how to come up with the right or wrong answer of an ethical dilemma; there are steps established for you to find your way to the correct answer. The problem solving method of ethical decision-making was created in alignment of the nursing process. Something we are all familiar with and in-turn can help rectify the problem to the dilemma.
In this situation I would use as referal information the ANA code of ethics, the facility policies and protocols, the facility standard of Nursing practice of care, as well as the facility nursing sensitive indicators of care. As a shift supervisor, I would like to apply a RCA investigation in collaboration with different staff members including dietary, therapy, nursing, social services, and administrators. To be able and identify where the system of care failed, and look for the appropriate interventions. Having all these information on hand, education must be provided to all the nursing staff, to prevent, this situation to happen again. Equally important, I would make a consultation with the wound doctor, as recommended source to assess Mr J skin problems, and place the appropriate nursing care interventions.