• Victims may be afraid of getting the caregiver/abuser in trouble. • Victims may be unable to explain what happened because of the nature of their disability. What Makes Reporting Difficult for Caregivers? Taking the step to actually file a report can be difficult for many reasons: • Caregivers may be shocked, angered or embarrassed by what they hear or see.
The first challenge that can occur when dealing with a diverse group of people is that misunderstanding may occur. There are times when employees may give an example that they understand, but no one else in the team may get in the same way because of their cultural differences, especially if they are from different foreign countries. This could certainly be problematic for the team and would be important for managers to be able to step in to help smooth along understanding. They may be able to facilitate a better example to help address the
ICU Hospital Reflection Jasmine Wymore West Coast University ICU Hospital Reflection ICU is a sensitive environment in a hospital setting. The patient safety and care are given the priorities in ICU. For this reason, the ICU management requires vital attention in executing efficient services to rescue and improve patient health. The advancement in technology has improved the field of medicine.
She must understand the doctor's instructions and the patient's concerns. Her communications skills focus on both giving and receiving information as well as creating an environment of confidence. Some consequences of ineffective communication can be chaos, confusion, disorder, fear, conflict, inefficient systems, and wasted resources (Vertino, 2014). An ineffective communication can lead to errors in patient’s misdiagnosis and even medication on admission, during hospital stay, and after discharge, and whether these errors were potentially harmful.
These factors include trust, support, mutual respect and collaboration when a colleague is sick (Norris, 2012). This incident had prompted me to think about several important aspects of nursing for me. Nurses should apply human factors knowledge to clinical settings to enhance teamwork and workplace culture. Human factors application is important for patient safety. The underlying reasons for clinical errors are often associated with poor communication, teamwork, leadership, and assertiveness in the clinical settings.
The dilemma lies in how the social work practitioner would respect the patient’s autonomy and determining whether the patient is competent. Furthermore, the social work practitioner is responsible for assessing whether the patient understands the consequences of his or her behaviours. Because, often than not, there are different risks associated with the patient’s refusal to medical treatment and services. Thus, in such cases, social workers would face the ethical dilemma of deciding whether to protect or limit the right of how the patient should live his or her life.
One barrier that embodies multiple categories of barriers is a circumstance where the loved ones of a vegetative patient are requesting all measures to be taken despite very low odds. Financially, these desperate measures are commanding a vast amount of resources that boost costs not only for the hospital but for the family as well. Legally, the healthcare professionals are required to respect the patient’s wishes and if they wish to remain attached to expensive machines, the healthcare professional must adhere to those desires. Another ethical and legal barrier for families is knowing when to pull the plug and when to wait for a miracle. Letting go of a family member is an excruciating task to ask of anyone; however, if a patient requests to not be hooked up to life preserving machines or requests to have a DNR code status, the family must legally respect those wishes although it may not seem ethical to them.
Patients in different healthcare settings are vulnerable due to their conditions and sometimes lack the ability to share their challenges such as poor quality treatment and hospital-associated infections. There are cases when hospitals undermine ethics and ignore their patients’ values and interests. Healthcare professionals therefore have a responsibility to empower their patients with information on important medical decisions. However, some nurses ignore the need to communicate the risk of hospital-associated infections leading to undesirable outcomes. In cases when a hospital records a higher rate of HAI, it is important to inform a patient of the risk.
Communication Is Key. In the medical field I believe there may be a common misconception that taking care of an illness is taking care of a patient. When a patient gets sick it is not only the illness the caregiver needs to handle. Patient care, in most hospitals if not all, is the number one priority.
Introduction Inter-professional teamwork is a critical aspect in the health care profession. Ideally, taking care of patients is highly complex and requires collaboration between the social and health care professionals. However, many studies show that many professionals are not willing to join forces. This has led to the assumption of the Inter-professional Education (IPE) to help into advancing the Inter-professional Practice (IPP). In the medical grounds, IPE strategy is used to encourage professionals such as doctors, radiographers, nurses, therapists among other health workers, to come together, share their proficiencies and have a chance to interact with the aim of providing a better health care.
Communication is an essential piece of caring for patients. Multiple team members will collaborate when providing patient care. It is crucial that critical information is included in the numerous hand-offs that will occur. A lack of communication will definitely put the patient at an increased risk for errors and threaten patient safety. It is essential to include all members of the team.