The critical incident was the lack of information sharing could have led Emma not receiving the services which were identified for her by the health visitor. The concept of joint working is central is a central theme in policies such as Every Child Matters (DfES 2003), The Children Act (2004) and the National Service Frameworks in England and Wales (Department of Health 2004). Effective team work can enhances service provision and ensure better result of care, lower result of stress for parents and mutual support for the family and the child ( Borrill ,2002). The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) Code of Conduct (2008) that professional should work together in prompting the wellbeing of those in their care including the family and wider committee The failure by professionals to work as a team can lead care being poorly managed or missed and carers also losing trust in professional. Lord laming enquiries (Laming, 2003; 2009) findings stated that ineffective interpersonal relationship and cross system challenges have contributed to failures in care.
By utilizing the basic metaparadigm concepts as a theoretical guide, quality patient care can be achieved. Exploiting resources and using past experiences as a guide ultimately leads to more effective decision making. The abstract concept of presenteeism proposes that more productivity is lost when a nurse is present at work but is unable to perform at full capacity while the concept of integrity presents that conflicting demands on nurses have the potential to compromise the integrity of the profession thus leading to additional stress. Based on the two concepts of presenteeism and integrity, the following five assumptions were made: 1. Many nurses, identifying with the self-sacrifice culture, promote presenteeism by reporting to work despite illness and expecting fellow nurses to do the same, 2.
Social determinants of health include housing, socio-economic status, education, social and community supports, employment etc. All of these aspects of a patients care must also be looked at. The social determinants are an essential part of patients care as quite often these problems can be the cause of illness for many people i.e. if a patient is be seen in primary or secondary healthcare regularly for recurrent chest infections then this may be due to a damp environment at home, lack of education etc. If these issues aren’t resolved then this patient will continue to have these issues.
“As new nurses graduate from school and enter the health care industry they encounter many barriers that distract them from caring for their patients” (Johnstone & Mohsen, 2013). With limited experience they are ill equipped to prevent ethical distress when confronted with ethical dilemmas. “They need ethical knowledge to conduct their appropriate function to manage situations and to give safe and proper legal and ethical care in today 's changing world” (Mohammadi, 2013). Ethics and Nursing Ethics Ethics is simply defined as “the study of good conduct, character and motives, it is also concerned with determining what is good or valuable for all people” (Bouchal & Ecker, 2014). It involves choices and judgements about what to do or what not to do.
There is a sharp impact of unsociable hours of work on the health and performance of nurses who are partner of 24 hours working society since ages. It is important for the policy makers of health service organizations that personal, socio-cultural and environmental perspective of the nurses be given due attention. Shift planning should be arranged in such a way that it does not create any physiological and psychological stress. Policies should be worked out for effective napping techniques and to improve the environment. The provision of effective facilities as given below can help the shift workers to cope
The purpose of this paper is to submit a case study of a single parent facing health choices with limited resources and apply the Health Psychology four key frameworks. Fatima is the young mother who is making the choice to first feed her family and in the process is not addressing her own health symptoms that may put her at risk for serious consequences. In this paper we will look at options in her decision making that may improve both her health and her children’s and improve the family health future. The strategies will be developed from the text of Dr. Jane Ogden in The Psychology of Health and Illness and the Dr. Robert M Kaplan, “Health Psychology: Where Are We And Where Do We Go From Here?” and with the insightful work by Dr. Gabor Mate in When the Body Says NO: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection Fatima and Health Challenges of a Single Parent
There is a need for affordable healthcare for both the poor and middle class who often go uninsured and therefore unable to receive medical care (Ehrenreich, 1979; Mason et al., 2002, p. 35). For nurses it is important to take on leadership roles, so nurses can influence change by entering social, political, and economic arenas (Kleffel, 2006). To start, “nursing education should include subjects like political economy of health systems, environmental hazards, women’s studies, the history of social movements, and techniques and strategies of political organizing (Ehrenreich, 1979; Mason et al., 2002, p. 36). With proper education nurses can start to understand that they can bring about change and redefine the role of a nurse as an activist as well as an advocate (Ehrenreich, 1979; Mason et al., 2002, p.
The potential positive social change implications of sedation management guidelines includes the development of an effective guide that nurses can use in the care of sedated patients and better patient outcomes. With the use of evidence-based practice guidelines, patients’ length of stay in the ICU, and the hospital as a whole, will be decreased, and the nursing practice in critical care will be enhanced with the use of evidence-based practice
Nurse need to know about health promotion because they need to know what advice is good to give the patient, such as having an interaction with a patient that has diabetes and advising them of the importance of testing their blood sugars and how to control their diabetic diet. Children with learning disabilities have higher levels of health needs than the general population (Gurney et al, 2006; Nocon 2006), and this high level of need extends into adulthood (Barr et al.
For examples, for elderly patients, primary care doctors can warn them about the importance of exercising regularly and controlling diets, so as to prevent progression of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. By altering life style, patients’ risk of suffering from chronic illnesses will be reduced, this can lower the burden of public hospitals in handling with chronic illnesses. Primary care doctors have the ability to analyze and decide whether the patients require a referral to specialists. Instead of referring the patients that are hard to handle immediately, primary care doctors should treat the patients with their utmost effort if they have the ability to treat the patients. Some doctors are not fulfilling their own roles nowadays, they are not treating patients if they found the conditions are complicated and take long time of following up, they will rather referring to specialists than treating it themselves, this will increase the burden on the specialists service.
For caregivers experiencing stress, self-help groups can be beneficial (Tabloski, 2014). As a nurse, I must extend my concerns for the caregiver as well. In conclusion, living old can be picturesque with today’s advances in medicine, however, the aftermaths of aging can deteriorate bodily systems. Living with a loved one diagnosed with chronic illnesses can profoundly impact a caregiver’s life to the point that it paralyzes social life as well. With the same token, the deep-seeded love for the loved one flows unfaltering and permeates to the core of the heart.