If no physician returns calls, then it is time to escalate up to the chain of command. Any EKG strips should be part of that record as well. Avoid the use of abbreviations that The Joint Commission (2016) has required hospitals not to use. I still see nurses and physicians use some of those abbreviations. If you use hand-generated records, do not leave any blanks so that someone else can alter your documentation.
Effective understanding and communication is a vital key in healthcare and is very important to improve everyone’s health and wellbeing. By doing so, we then build healthier communities. These ethical and racial groups need to be recognized and addressed because of their cultures, languages and/or health literacy of these diverse patients and their communities. “The ideas people have about health, the languages they use, the health literacy skills they have, and the contexts in which they communicate about health reflect their cultures. Organizations can increase communication effectiveness when they recognize and bridge cultural differences that may contribute to miscommunication.”
This communication process needs to include both licensed and unlicensed staff to ensure the highest quality of care. This was reinforced within my article. The article I chose was Interdisciplinary Communication and Collaboration Among Physicians, Nurses, and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel by Lancaster, Kolakowsky-Hayner, Kovacich, & Greer-Williams (2015). It revealed that most of the time physicians, nurses, and unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) operate as separate healthcare providers who barely speak to each other (Lancaster et al., 2015). A qualitative study was performed which involved interviews of physicians,
P4 - Factors that affect selection, planning and implementation of Creative and Therapeutic Activities. Setting: The setting or surrounding environment is essential to selecting, planning and implementing a suitable activity according to the needs of the service user. Selecting an activity requires you to acknowledge the setting it will take place in, therefore the Setting affect the deliverance of the activity. The setting will also affect the planning of the activity by considering the possibilities and risks, in order to structure out a satisfactory plan to carry out the activity advisable to the service user or group.
Healthcare providers rely on ethical codes to establish guidelines and standards for addressing issues that arise. Associations representing the professional organization are tasked with the duty of developing and tailoring a code of ethics to assist its members to understand expectations in their professional role. For example the American Health Information Management Association and the American Physical Therapist Association established a code of ethics for its members. Each association considers the relation of the health professional obligations and constructs a code of ethics to serve as guidance to the professional. When reviewing the code of ethics for AHIMA and APTA, one may definitely draw parallels.
According to the BRN, the NP does not have an additional scope of practice beyond that of an RN scope, however, the NP can provide medical management based on the condition that a physician is available by phone if needed. A nurse practitioner is defined as a “registered nurse who possesses additional preparation and skills in physical diagnosis, psycho-social assessment, and management of health-illness needs in primary health care” (General information: Nurse Practitioner Practice, 2011). The NP is also not only just a health care provider, but is involved in professional organizations, participates in activities to advance the role and ensure professional standards are being met as a nurse practitioner. The PA is similar to NP in that both are integral members of the health care team.
Some researchers believe that practicing the principles of health care ethics is necessary today to ensuring optimal patient safety and care. As a health care worker your main job is to put the care in health care. Care is defined as the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something(Care, n.d). Health care workers must Make the care of your patients your first concern in order to perform their job currently and by caring for someone you have to do right, be fair, and cause no harm to them all of these are what we call ethics. I do agree that health care ethics is something that is important for patients safety.
Being truthful and not withholding information from patients can be found in the ANA code of ethics provision two. This code implies that nurses have an obligation to put the patient first. This code recognizes patient’s rights, including their right to know and their right to have a discussion about their health status so that they can make healthcare decisions. The ethical principal relating to being truthful and not withholding information from the patient can also be found within beneficence (act of doing good), justice, truth telling, and promise keeping (Fowler,
Health care workers are called upon to improve and maintain the health of our patients. A society where the civil rights of patients are dependent on the religious beliefs of others is not one I would want to live in. Basic rights and equality should never yield to discrimination, especially when people’s lives depend on the services of health care professionals. Even though the refusal to treat patients is legally protected by the RFRA, we should try to minimize discrimination, prevent our self-interests from providing exceptional care, and if not possible then there should be alternative ways to offer our patients the services they need. In the end, when we chose to pursue a profession in health care, we chose to benefit all of
To appreciate the role of ethics in advancing public health. To identify some of the key moral traditions and theories. To distinguish between population-based ethics and medical ethics.
DATE: December 19, 2016 TO: New Employee FROM: Jessica Cionca SUBJECT: What to Avoid When Facing a Consistent Issue in the Healthcare Setting Summary: Given below is what to except as a new employee in the healthcare system as a Registration Representative. There are many positive benefits when working in the hospital, but there are several issues that could potentially terminate any employee.
The North Carolina State Board of Education outlines the professional standards to which teaches should uphold within, and even outside of, the classroom. These standards are comprised of the commitment to the student, commitment to the school, and commitment to the profession. Also, the Code of Ethics includes the professional conduct which entails, honesty, the acknowledgement of the rights of others, keeping information confidential, and compliance of criminal laws (NC State Board of Education, 1998). Ultimately, the NC Code of Ethics is a set of rules in which teachers must uphold during their career. Discussion Commitment to the Student