Teamwork: When it comes to the healthcare field, teamwork is very important to ensure ultimate patient care. The nursing profession is all about helping each other. A professional nurse understands the importance of helping his/her coworker now and then. Nurses also will be in need of help at times. Enthusiasm to help is a part of a nurse 's professional attitude that is most respected.
Moral decisions are not always easy decisions to make. However, necessary means are often provided to fulfill these difficult decisions. In health care, there are certain ethical principles or guidelines that help us make the appropriate choice when it comes to giving the best care to a patient, and they help justify the purpose for providing the best care to a patient. These principles are relevant in our health care system today in order for patient care to be as appropriate and as effective as possible. Each principle has a similar goal in mind which is to help the healthcare professionals make the appropriate choice for each patient; however, each patient has its own standard when it comes to these principles.
Ethics of Advocacy Advocacy is an important concept in nursing practice used to describe the nurse-client relationship. Patient advocacy encompasses patients’ rights. Nursing advocacy derives from the philosophy that everyone has the right to promote his or her own well-being, as understood by that individual. The concept of advocacy can be tricky when it comes to children (Kanne, 2011). The field of ethics addresses how we ought to treat each other, how we ought to act, what we ought to do, and why.
The Code of professional conduct and ethics guide the nurses in their day-to-day practice to understand their professional responsibilities in caring for patients in a safe, ethical and effective way (ABA 2000). Although many types of errors can occur in the healthcare setting, according to medical protection Ireland most of the medication errors can be avoided by simple checking procedures and clear, open communication( Sorrell 2017). Several ethical issues may arise as a result of medication errors such as harm to patients, whether to disclose the error, erosion of trust, and impact on quality care (Sorrell 2017). Patient 's has all the freedom to decide what should or should not happen and to gather information before undergoing a test/procedure/surgery. The healthcare staff can only act as a facilitator in patient 's decision making.
This assignment is a reflection of ethical dilemmas in nursing practice as a registered nurse; this paper is based on the group assignment which was completed for NURS3004. This reflection will include an explanation of the role that I portrayed in the group, the preparation that I did for the role, what could have been done differently, how this group assignment has impacted me in terms of working in a team and finally explain how this assignment will assist me in my future clinical practice as a newly registered nurse. The role that I played in the group was a patient who has a mental health disorder and I didn’t want his mother to know about the illness, as a front it seemed as though we had a close relationship. When my mother leaves the room I asked the nurse to keep my illness confidential as she does not really understand it. As a group we all decided that it is best for the patient’s notes to be filed in the nurse’s station due to issues surrounding confidentiality and privacy.
She makes sure she is specific on what the clinician has done correct. She also introduces her clinicians to services the company provides through job shadowing. She believes in written supervision so there is no miscommunication and the employee understand what was discussed. The next question was about what clinical consultation means to her and she said “Clinical case consultation, to me, would be the staffing of a clinical case to discuss diagnostic criteria and modalities of treatment (A. Tuggle, personal communication, December 2, 2015).” The next question was about clinical consultation and she said she does not have one theory to clinical consultation. Another question I asked was what model of clinical consultation do you use or identify with in your supervisory experience and she responded with the same answer as “clinical case consultation, to me, would be the staffing of a clinical case to discuss diagnostic criteria and modalities of treatment (A. Tuggle, personal communication, December 2, 2015).” The last three questions is about emergency management system (EMS).
Applying Health Promotion Model to a Practice Problem It was learned from the first part of the paper that problem is inevitable and it is part of daily healthcare practice. One problem focused in the previous paper was about the safe staffing issues particularly about the safe staff level of nurses to patients. In this paper, the issue regarding safety staffing will be recalled by providing a brief summary of what was learned from the previous paper, and a middle range theory will be applied to the said problem. Applying a theory to intervene a healthcare issue can be done in providing nursing care and through the leadership and action of those in the administration of health care services. The middle range theory of Nola Pender’s Health
Promote communication is to improve patient safety and quality of care delivered. Assertion is a specific skill that can be used to communicate effectively by any team member to avoid mistakes, focus issues and resolve differences. Every staff member has a right and responsibility to ensure a safe and efficient outcome. The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project developed guidelines that would enable future nurses to have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems within which they
Having a personal philosophy of nursing helps to clarify our beliefs and values and see how they fit into our nursing practice. Those beliefs guide our practice but inversely our area of practice also determines our conceptualization of nursing. So, a personal nursing philosophy is both influenced by individual definitions and the nature of practice. No matter your skills level your philosophy of nursing dictate how you care for your patients. Every nurse practices according to a philosophy of nursing based on individual beliefs and values whether it is conscious or not.
Social workers take on key responsibilities that should ultimately serve their clients' best interests, however, as in any human services profession, social workers may face a number of ethical dilemmas relating to religious, personal or even cultural views. For example, there are certain religious or moral values that a social worker may hold regarding abortion. They may then be faced with ethical conflict when trying to assist a client who gets pregnant and wishes to have an abortion when they don't believe in abortion. Another example could be a service user who tells the social worker in confidence that they have stopped taking their medication in order to pursue a herbal remedy path as its more in line with their beliefs. Conflict
Ms. Cabral is an active member of NPSB. She collaborates with others to evaluate the RN’s dimensions of nursing practice to determine eligibility or not for promotion. She has been helpful in providing guidance to her co-workers in proficiency writing. Renee has trained, and is now competent in providing Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal dialysis/Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis to the Veterans. She took part in the Baxter training seminars and work closely with the Baxter educator, and PD coordinator.
This writer thanks the Supervisor for her input about the patient 's case. This writer then relayed the information to the patient, at which the patient was upset. The patient reports that she hasn 't changed mental health providers frequently; she only changed due to the commute. This writer strongly advised the patient to work with DCF pertaining to her case and gather her information regarding to her mental health services to show that she is in compliance with treatment as it would be beneficial for her case. This writer provided encouragement to the patient as a mother and continuing to stay motivated on her fight for