PART A: DIGNIFIED CARE IN NURSING: Dignity; “the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect.” (Oxforddictionaries.com, 2016). Nurses must respect patient dignity because they have a duty of care to each client. Without respecting this, a patient may feel they have not received the correct standard of care, which may prolong their recovery time. Dignified care in nursing practice means delivering a service to patients or clients in a way that respects their rights as human beings. Nurses have a responsibility to encourage patients to be as independent as possible.
Hamil (1999) can be used to support this, in the essay. I will also use Gibbs (1988) reflective framework to structure this assignment, as it can help with understanding what went well, what did not do so well and how to improve. Whilst reflecting on the clinical experience where dignity was maintained, I will analyse the situation and use literature to validate my findings. Royal College of Nursing, (2008) defines dignity as ‘Dignity is concerned with how people feel, think and behave in relation to the worth or value of themselves and
A person’s quality of care can be sustained if clinical judgment, quality improvement, collaboration & teamwork, information management and legal & ethical interventions are provided. If a nurse exhibits these interventions it shows she is competent about what she is
If we as nurses respect the confidentiality of a patient, we should do so for all the patients. However, Griffith (2007) argues that the duty of confidence should not be absolute and nurses should always consider sharing information if required. Though the principle of respecting patient autonomy and their right to confidentiality is broken here, the principle of beneficence and non-maleficence is uphold. Nurses have an obligation to protect patient’s confidentiality but the duty to warn an innocent party of imminent harm is far more critical. Therefore, breaking confidentiality here is potentially doing more good than
Firstly, it assures sense of fairness in health care system because one major goal is to meet patients’ needs. Again, it empowers patients to seek consultation with the physician of their choice and to play an active role in staying and getting healthy More importantly is the fact that it gives patients a way to solve any problems that they may have. 6.1 PERSONAL CONTEXT I feel that patients have the right to considerate and respectful care; bill of right is an impetus to this assertion. I strongly belief that nurses should be conversant with the elements of bill of right and work in tandem with such while discharging their professional
Good lighting, pictures of pleasant scenes, sunlight, good ventilation all geared towards safety, removal of odours and prevention of infection and good sleep. It is the acceptable standard of care in today’s nursing. Comfort is an important concept in nursing in four ways - “1) the need of comfort is basic, 2) persons experience comfort holistically, 3) self-comforting measures can be healthy or unhealthy, and 4) enhanced comfort, if achieved in healthy ways, leads to greater productivity”. Comfort can also be described in terms of relationship where patient feel confident when they have a good relationship with the care giver the nurse. Comfort can also be seen in terms of physical, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental.
Respect is a recognized concept that is found in nursing standards worldwide; however, the means of applying respect in practice, beyond autonomy, is ambiguous. The College of Nurses of Ontario defines respect as recognizing the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of all people equally (College of Nurses of Ontario [CNO], 2006, p. 3). Nevertheless, vague definitions lack guidance for practical use. In every interaction a nurse has, respect is essential. Conversely, authentic respect is more important than merely its presence (Gallagher, 2007).
14486198 Part A According to the Oxford English Dictionary, dignity may be defined as “the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect.” (2015) Dignity and respect are two of the underpinning values of nursing care. It is highly important to show respect and unconditional positive regard to each and every patient regardless of their culture, race, religion or background. In doing this, it can assist the patient in feeling more comfortable in the care of nurses and hopeful that they will fully recover from their illness. In this essay the writer will be discussing dignity as an underpinning value of nursing practice and how dignified care is provided by nurses in the clinical setting. The writer will then speak about patient confidentiality
Patient centeredness is no stranger to nursing discourse, however, adopting this element to care and compassion is challenging in today's healthcare arena, especially when treating massively increased numbers of patients" (Bramley and Matiti, 2014). Being the patient's advocate, participating in their care, encouraging independence, and pushing them to be the best that they can be to return to normal health are all important aspects of compassion. When I was working with my patient I felt since I had a smile on my face, a positive attitude, a calming demeanor, and the drive to help her with her care she accepted my help and wanted to get better and participate in