In this case, the nurse did breach the SNB code of ethics too. Value statement 1 is to respect client’s individual values and needs. 1.2 is actively yo involve their clients in the planning and delivery of care. In this case, the nurse failed to respect the patient and handled her roughly and rudely which may cause skin breakdown. 1.3 is to provide care regardless of client’s gender, religion, age, health and socio-economic status.
Introduction Mr. Ahmad has just been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and his family has requested the healthcare team not to reveal the diagnosis to him, as well as not to treat him. The ethical dilemma encountered by the health care professions in this case scenario is whether, to tell the truth, or hide from him when he asks about his condition. Therefore, this assignment aims to discuss the ethical issue and dilemma with four principles involved such as autonomy, veracity, beneficence and non-maleficence. In addition, I will be discussing the legal issue based on SNB Standards of Practices, “Standard 2: Responsibility and Accountability” The Ethical Issue Firstly, one of the ethical principles that support to reveal Mr. Ahmad’s diagnosis
Dealing with families of patients with gentleness and kindness, realizing they are going through a stressful situation is also a duty of nurses. Pursuing a nursing career is taking responsibility to provide the finest care regardless of the patient’s age, race, religion, sex, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or their past. Keeping up to date on education, new processes, policies and keeping informed about new laws and regulations in healthcare, so outstanding healthcare can be administered is a nurses obligation. As a nurse, you have undertaken a responsibility to provide people the finest quality care that can possibly receive. It is a nurses’ duty to follow the code of ethics, to act safely, provide ethical care regardless of personal feelings about the patient or the reason they are in your care.
(2017) shows that healthcare providers often experience negative emotional repercussions from moral distress in the ICU, and patient care is frequently perceived as being negatively affected. In addition, the same study reveals that nurses and other health care providers in the intensive care unit are more likely to leave their job due to moral distress as compared to other hospital settings. Research has shown that moral distress and ethical issues can have profound impacts on health care providers, such as patient safety, workplace dissatisfaction, and emotional suffering. As a practicing ICU nurse, I also have my fair share of moral distress, and I often feel powerless or even angry when I am unable to practice according to my ethical standards. Moral distress was the last subject on my mind when I took the position in the intensive
Being able to work without a supervisor hovering is a sign of discipline that makes for a good nurse. Good employees offer solutions to problems in a constructive manner as well as stand up and taking responsibility for mistakes that are made. These are characteristics that may catch an employer’s attention. Sometimes, the most dependable and responsible employees may not have the most cheerful dispositions. A smile alone cannot get the job done, but a positive outlook and a pleasant disposition, combined with fundamentals such as work ethic and discipline, make for a well-rounded employee.
I would have more patience and try to get to the root of the problem instead of dismissing it. I would try not to get frustrated so easily and have the empathy to care for this patient. Empathy is essential for person-centred care and nurses must have empathy in order to understand the situation from the patient’s perspective (Girffiths et al, 2012). If I responded with more empathy and less frustration I think the patient in turn would be less frustrated and although the problem may not be resolved, anxiety will be reduced and a trusting relationship will develop. Upon reflecting on this experience, I feel like I am more confident in handling the situation should it arise again.
Physicians are to respect the patient’s desires and respect their decisions (MissingLink, n.d.). Beneficence is action to benefit others. Meaning, physicians must act in the best interest of their patients and put the patient’s needs above their own. If patients lack the ability to make informed decisions, the physician must act to keep patients from making decisions that are not in their best interests (MissingLink,
She also mentions one aspect which could affect communication is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA regulates and restrains healthcare workers from sharing patient’s medical information. At the same, she also admits some challenges with some patients and their family who are unable to speak the English language fluently and express their illness properly. Furthermore, she added, the likelihood of miscommunication between her and the clinic staff is
The author highlights how vulnerable patients will give their trust to nurses, they should begin their relationship with a rapport (Price, 2017). “Patients often feel vulnerable and there can be an imbalance of power between the nurse and the patient; similarly, patients who are receiving treatment in hospital can find themselves in an unfamiliar environment” (Price, 2017). In this situation the client was degraded, there was an imbalance of power. The client had an unfamiliar caregiver, creating confusion and anxiety. To create a therapeutic relationship trust must be created, it requires effective communication, honesty, and respect.
Patient safety is an important responsibility of a nurse leader. However the nation’s health care system is prone to errors and can be detrimental to safe patients care as a result of basic system flaws. The society is responsible for ensuring that safe patient care is safely delivered by the nurses. CURRENT STUDIES: Patient safety is the cornerstone of high quality care. Much of the work defining patient safety and practice that prevent harm have focused on negative outcome of care such as modality and morbidity.