This could result in malpractice or lack of care standards on the part of the case manager. The case manager needs to talk to the physicians to ensure they are clearly communicating their patients' condition and that they are on board with the plan care all way to the discharge plan. (Hogue & Prudhomme, 2012) Another point is documentation on a patient. There is a saying in the medical field if you didn’t document it didn’t happen, make sure as a case manager, everything you do is fully documented in the patient record. Develop habits that are good, you always want to document on a client when everything is fresh.
Craig Bartholomaus 13113 16 March 2016 Essay 2: People Need Protection from Scientist I recently finished reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack, a biography about Henrietta Lacks and how human tissue was taken without consent then used for medical research. Henrietta Lacks, was a colored woman, she was the daughter of a tobacco farmer, she came from a very poor, with very little education, she died from uremic poisoning, due to the treatment for cervical cancer October of 1951 at age 31. In January of 1951, Henrietta went to Johns Hopkins Hospital because she found a knot on her womb and was bleeding and had pain in her abdomen. Johns Hopkins is known for being the best research hospital around, but Henrietta did not go because
they didn’t attend to him properly. Ashely dad, David was expecting the nurses to do personal care towards Ashely but sadly the nurses were also expecting David to do personal care towards Ashely. When a patient is ill in hospital and they are depending on the care professional to look after them, this is called a fundamental importance to them also towards the patient’s families because they will also be cared for with kindness and compassion by whoever meets with them. This makes realize that there was dehumanized care, such as the word Dislocation means when a person does not know where there where about is, for example even though the nurses greeted Ashely when he arrived but they didn’t inform him where he was and what happens to him. Patients are normally, confused when they are in an unfamiliar situation and their life has been changed.
The nursing task may not only separate the drug to patient but also the daily care for patient, for instance, to feed patient and give wound dressing. To face on the multiple-task problem of nurse, there must enhance the awareness and reduce workload for nurse so that the quality of care can improved. Stage 5. Conclusion In this practicum, I observed a lot of nursing practice from nurse staff. Although they are careless to handle the preparation of medication, there should be alert to patient safety and to improve the quality of nursing care which is professional.
During admission we have to assess the patient as well as their healthcare needs in order to establish the best plan of care possible and this is where we can begin to identify certain needs. When you assess the patient and the family member taking care of them you can begin to identify certain signs of role strain in the caregiver such as huffing and puffing, the need to take control when questions are being asked and more. In this situation the caregiver feels like they need to control the situation and at that point the patient closes down. In a situation like this is where both education and support may start. Majority of the time the caregiver just wants to do their best to take care of the patient but deep down they feel like they are not equipped to do so.
In 1951, at the age of 31 Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Henrietta was under treatment at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where cells from her malignant tumor were removed. Neither Henrietta nor any of her family members knew about the tissue sample and nor did the Hopkins ever informed them of the situation. Unfortunately after Henrietta’s radiation treatment, her condition continued to worsen and soon she lost her battle to cancer on octomber 4th 1951. Henriettas cells left the Hopkins what they discovered to be known to be the first immortal human cell line.
How might the ANA code of ethics and the Nurse Practice Act help to guide Josepha? The legal and ethical issue that Josepha has to use is. He has to know how to discuss the issue he has with the higher or manager of the head nurse. It is good to communicate the issue you have with the managers instead of felling bad thing about them. As I read the “Team STEPPS makes strides for better communication”, some of the tools like; (SBARQ) is used in many organizations, especially during patient hand-offs.
The fact is that very often the question of payment and reimbursement comes along with ethical concerns. In case a patient is not able to afford treatment, he/she could be deprived of an opportunity to obtain care. For this reason, an ethical dilemma appears ("Healthcare reimbursement & changing rules," n.d.). Thus, a nurse manager always works close to patients aligning cooperation with them and determining their main needs. At the same time, this specialist is also responsible for determining the payment model that could be chosen to pay caregivers and guarantee that treatment will be initiated.
Nurses can give the prescribed medications to their clients, but it is the nurses’ jobs to ensure that their clients are reaching maximum potential. If a client is in crisis or a manic state, the nurse can provide different therapy techniques to calm them down or ground them to. It is priority for the nurse to keep their patient safe during an episode. It is pertinent for a nurse to be empathetic during the aftermath of the episode. After an episode of acute mania, a client may feel embarrassed or disoriented.
Advance directives help inform health care providers with the patient’s wishes on how they would like to be treated medically. Advance directives allow a patient to be in control of their treatment plan as well as end of life choices. Therefore, when the time comes, and the patient is no longer able to make these decisions, there is a legal document that has been put in place to carry out the patient’s wishes. Advance directives are critical documents that are often ignored because of the uncomfortableness the subject of end of life care brings up. Advance directives are most common in the geriatric population since people often associate advance directives primarily with end of life decisions.