Look back: In my final reflective journal I want to reflect neglect the patient in clinical sitting. Clinical one B courses in the bridging program enhance us to develop skills, give best quality of care to the patient establish autonomy while in practice. Elaborate:
Lots of people can then be treated very unfairly. And sometimes in the health sector there may a time where the staff or doctors and nurses may not even want to work with each other. Examples of stereotyping: Age stereotyping: Age stereotyping could happen with elderly patients in the hospital may not get the treatment depending on the illnesses they have. Some staff may not even give the treatment to the patient just because of their age. This is because the staff may assume that the patient is too old to be looked after in the hospital.
Also, after smoking ban policy is implemented and shows effective results, credibility of the hospital will increase which is one of the most important factor when patients choose the hospital. Thus, the hospitals should not neglect their duty to care patients from smoking which is a risky habit worsening their illness and discharging duty of care will lead to both successful adaptation of banning smoking and elevation of hospital’s
Severe outcomes can be result to medication errors including disability, paralysis and death. These errors may also have impact on the family members of the victim as they know that the danger facing the victim could have been avoided if the care givers could have been more careful. These errors can be prevented by careful changes in operational systems in the hospital. Hospital managers can harmonize their systems and summon their workers to be more careful when handling the patients. With prevention of these errors, patients would spend little time in hospitals, with fast healing process with prevention of health status
One ethical obligation nurses are required to fulfil during their shift is to ensure no harm is done to their patient. Due to nursing shortages and too many patient’s, nurses are finding this hard to do. Ethics help nurses make the right decisions with the guidance of their morals, but due to shortages and overworked nurses they tend to feel dissatisfied with their jobs. This results from unsafe work environments, lack of time for communication and quality care of patients. “Understaffing and overtime hours have been associated with increases in patient mortality, hospital-acquired infections, shock, and bloodstream infections” (Kane et al., 2007b).
The House of God is a work of fiction, but hospitals not encouraging discussion about doctor shortcomings is common in writings about doctor suicides. As mentioned in both Dr. Pamela Wible’s What I’ve Learned from my Tally of 757 Doctor Suicides on the Washington Post, and Dr. Pranay Sinha’s Why Do Doctors Commit Suicide on the New York Times, the ability for doctors to have a safe environment to talk about their feelings with peers is highly valuable. It can cause a doctor feel like he or she is not alone in the tug-of-war with
A recent review of medical reports conducted by nurses when asked to highlight the factors that contribute errors on patient care, they named intimidation. They added that this intimidation arose from not only the authorities but also from some patients too. Majority of them reported getting pressured into allowing medication which they doubted the safety but intimidations prevented them from effectively communicating their
As a young girl, I simply thought that doctors just treated diseases. When one was sick they went to the doctor, the doctor diagnosed them and gave them a suitable treatment. However, as a first year medical student I now know that this is not the case. In modern society doctors don’t treat diseases- they treat the people who have the diseases. It’s not just medical students or people in the medical profession who know this- modern society as a whole has come to accept the fact that doctors are no longer medical scientists but carers who put their patients needs first and not the disease or illness they may have.
Grünbaum stated that the theory was “fundamentally flawed, even if the validity of his clinical evidence were not in question" but that "the clinical data are themselves suspect; more often than not, they may be the patient's responses to the suggestions and expectations of the analyst". There was a general consensus among critics that Freud’s theory was lacking empirical data, the demographical sample used to determine the efficacy of the theory was limited.10 Some more practical limitations of psychoanalysis would include the extensive time needed for each patient, the fact that it doesn’t work for all patients and sometimes can even surface repressed memories that will exacerbate the patient’s illness. Ultimately, it comes down to the question of whether medical professionals should treat the symptoms of the mental illness or the cause. A combination of psychoanalysis, medication and cognitive – behavioural therapies should be used and embrace the limitations and advantages of each theory/treatment and used
("CMS.gov," “n.d”.) Furthermore, a lot of incentives for doctors seem to create conflicts of interest, which brings up the question of a doctors ' loyalty to his or her patient. In modern time doctor ethics acted in the interest of the patients and not of the doctors own financial interest. Health care professionals are supposed to place the interests of their patients first.
When this happened, they responded by feeling guilty, getting annoyed, or changing their help seeking behaviour. They were sceptical about power of doctors to influence smoking behaviour, especially since smokers already knew the risks they were taking with their health (8)(Butler et al. 1998). In a survey to compare perspectives of 57 practitioners and 30 lay (patient) participants of the service provision of nutritional advice, ‘…because different patients want different amounts of information…’ one practice nurse said (6)(McClinchy et al.
Sand-Jecklin and Sherman (2014) article showed that one of the factors that contributed to sentinel events was miscommunication of information especially shift change handoff. Kearns (2015) and Vandenberg (2013) literature review also showed that patient safety is compromised severely if critical information is not passed on thus the need to implement a new way to handoff and also utilize a tool that would make sure critical information is passed on. Radtke (2013) article stated that lack of communication between nurses and clients has been verified through HCAHPS surveys and clients feel excluded from information and decisions related to their care. Cairns, Dudjak, Hoffman, and Lorenz (2013) article states that bedside report increases patient satisfaction scores, creates a trust between nurse and patient, reduces communication errors increasing patient safety and promotes accountability with teamwork and respect among the nurses. Cairns, et al.
Transitions in care, such as admission to and discharge from the hospital, put patients at risk for errors due to poor communication and inadvertent information loss (1–5). One discrepancy does not necessarily mean an error. In fact, most discrepancies are due to adapting chronic medication to the patient’s newly diagnosed condition, or because the examinations and/or interventions performed could interfere with their usual medication. Medication discrepancies, established as unexplained differences among documented drug regimens at the interfaces of care1 (admission, transfer, and discharge) are highly prevalent. Some are intended therapeutic modifications, but others are unintentional and clinically unjustified.