In week 7 we had visited Wesburn Manor, the Long-term Care (Clinical Placement) setting. It was our first time there, therefore as a group, we oriented the place. At this time, we went to each nursing station on each floor and introduced ourselves from the organization we were from and how we will be providing patient care to the clients in this setting. We were educated by our clinical instructor on the different access codes in the building, the policies and guidelines, our assigned floor and the appointed personal support worker. Our role of professionalism as a nursing student was represented as we came prepared and greeted each healthcare and staff member. From the professional standards, I have learned throughout my clinical
A certified register nurse anesthetist (CRNA) is an advance practice nurse who collaborates with doctors, anesthesiologist and other medical professionals. They are qualified to make their own judgments of anesthesia care based on their education, licensure, and certification. Before any CRNA delivers anesthesia they must first evaluate their patient, talk to them about the procedures. They also can provide pain management. Furthermore, CRNAs are legally responsible for the anesthesia care they provide and are recognized in state law in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has adopted this Code of Ethics to guide its members in corresponding to their
‘’When person, and the interests of a person should be at the centre of all relationships. People and where appropriate their carers, must be recognized as partners in the planning of services which should be integrated and based on collaborative working across all sectors’’ (Health, Social Services and Public Safety)
In this case study the primary nurse, Amelia Wilkerson, is caring for a patient, Katy Palmer who has recently been admitted to the hospital for fatigue and abnormal lab counts. The patient asks Amelia for information regarding her diagnosis. Amelia has seen Katy’s results and knows that she has been diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. The ethical dilemma seen in this situation is that it is outside of the scope of practice for Amelia to discuss Katy’s original diagnosis with her. This is reserved for the doctor alone. However, as a nurse that has developed a relationship with her patient it would be very difficult to not answer her question honestly. In addition, the patient might feel more comforted hearing the diagnosis from her nurse rather than the doctor as the nurse has been caring for her and they have developed a therapeutic relationship.
Role of Graduate Nurse in Informatics are: 1) computer generated nursing care plan for each patient. 2) reminder and prompts that appear during documentation to ensure comprehensive charting. 3) help as a communication aid to other health care professionals taking care of the same patient. For example, Electronic Health Record.
Confidentiality is an ethical value that remains deeply rooted in the nursing profession and has always been the cornerstone of the nurse-patient relationship. Since the days as nursing students, we were constantly reminded of the significance in maintaining patient’s confidentiality.
After completing the ELI exercise, the report indicated that my preferred lens is Results Lens and Reputation Lens. According to my report, I listen to my intuition (sensibility) to determine the greatest good for each individual (autonomy) and the character traits and virtues that will best serve the community (equality). The report captures accurately my ethical lens. I do listen to my intuition but it does not play the only role in my decisions. Due to the nature of my work, I am often placed in situations where my intuition is often the start of my decision process. Recently I had an employee that I felt was making decisions in the
What does nursing mean to me? Nursing means helping people heal, meeting their needs while they are in your care, listening to concerns, protecting them from harm, and educating them how to care for themselves while treating them with dignity, compassion and respect and giving of yourself to the care of people and community. It is having compassion for people and their health and being a humanitarian, making sure they receive the best care possible. Nurses must also treat families of patients with kindness, realizing they are going through a stressful situation also.
Identify three out of five skills or competencies you have acquired through participation in general education courses that will help you strive to meet your academic and career goals.
Ethics can be explained as principles a society develops to guide decisions about what is right and wrong. Ethical principles that society has are influenced by religion, history, and experience of the people in the group. Meaning that ethics is based on guidelines we have learned while growing up, that helps us differentiates what is right and what is wrong. For example, some people think health care should be a human right as others think it should only be available to those who can pay for it. 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 means that the nurse and patient have an interpersonal relationship where they communicate information, set goals together and then take action to achieve these goals, in order to grow and develop in hope of attaining certain life goals (Petripin). The patient is a social being with three fundamental needs: the need for information, the need for care that seeks to prevent illness, and the need for care when a patient is unable to help themselves (Petripin). King (1992) states that “the goal of nursing is health promotion, maintenance and/or restoration; care of the sick or injured; and care of the dying”. Based on these goals of nursing, The Theory of Goal Attainment is then separated intro three interacting systems: the personal system, the interpersonal system, and the social system. According to King, Individuals compromise one type of system in the environment called personal systems. Individuals also interact to form dyads, triads, and small and large groups, this system is called the interpersonal system. And finally, groups with special interests and needs form organizations which make up communities and societies and are called social systems (King, 1981, p.
I believe it is necessary for researchers to how to cope with the tension of objective elements of the research. I equally see it necessary for nurses to consider different types of complex ethical issues in order to achieve the set goal in carrying out their professional practices.
It has taken me ups and down to safeguard my personality in regards to the nursing profession because the profession does not provide room for pretense. As can be expected, other jobs, such mechanics and carpentry might not demand much respect only because the players seem to attend to similar situations, hence proving it impossible to understand the concepts surrounding morality. In the nursing arena, respect is a necessary element towards creating good terms with the concerned people. For instance, nurses should respect patients for the betterment of service delivery and achievement of peaceful coexistence. In circumstances where respect is not availed, it becomes impossible to achieve promising results. The society indeed taught me the essentiality attached to respecting others thus serving a source of encouragement, the consideration that I carefully examined before venturing into the nursing profession. It is natural that patients do need not only drugs but also respect for survival. In other words, it is difficult for someone who does not value others to find solace in nursing. For example, nurses are expected to respect the voice of the patients so that there can be a sort of understanding to facilitate better treatments and caregiving. For example, patients come from different religious backgrounds that accommodate certain beliefs as far as the provision of Medicare is