As a group we all decided that it is best for the patient’s notes to be filed in the nurse’s station due to issues surrounding confidentiality and privacy. As a group we chose to show a clinical scenario which started off with a role play and ended with a debrief discussion which also incorporated the Australian nursing and midwifery code of ethics (2008) and the competency standards for registered nurses which explained where an ethical breach had been made.
Case Managers are a very important factor throughout a patients stay in the hospital. Case managers work with a very wide range of people who differ in age, health issues, and even in difficult situations. Case managers must decrease the hospitalization of the patient and also decrease the over use of services, while still keeping in mind that the patient has everything they need to have a successful and positive outcome after being discharged. A case manager has many roles, one might say that “when implemented at its finest exemplar, is the nursing process on steroids” (Zander, 2002). Case manager must also have certain skills, like organization skills, time management, communication skills, compassion, and problem solving skills.
in the World Views on Evidence-Based Nursing journal. The article begins by addressing the fact that families, together with the healthcare professionals were particularly implicated when it comes to the process of decision-making of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)’s patients, especially about the use of life support. The use of life support by ICU’s patients can be, regarding the decision to withhold or withdraw life support at the end-of-life of the patients. Shared Decision Making (SDM) approach was suggested as the best practice guidelines to improve the quality of end-of-life decision-making. The focus of the article is to explore the effectiveness of SDM interventions to improve communication between the healthcare team, patients, their family members and surrogate decision-makers about the decision to use life support in the
The modern nursing was founded by Florence Nightingale which sets foundation to the nursing practice in many places around the world. She is also known as the lady with the lamp as she uses the lamp to do rounding at night during her nursing periods. However, Florence Nightingale image of nursing was unachievable and we misplaced in the modern economy of caring transaction. Nightingale developed and implements a new system of nursing training and in 1860 she established the nightingale training school at St Thomas Hospital, London. The nurses dispatched to establish Nightingale model nursing training schools in hospital in Britain and her protectorates, including Canada, the United States of America, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia (Francis, Chapman and Birks, 2009).
She states the concepts of the theory of goal attainment: self, perception, communication, interaction, transaction, role, stress, growth and development, time, and space. Her journal goes into thorough details of her developed theory as well as how it is used in the nursing process, the influence and research that led her to this development as well as how critically important it is to establish a nurse-patient relationship. It is vital that the nurse recognizes the patient’s values in order to provide care for them in a way that will be most beneficial to
This essay will look in detail into a holistic assessment of a young, female child, aged four, admitted to hospital suffering from gastroenteritis. Firstly, the author will outline what gastroenteritis is including its symptoms, frequency, treatment and impact, relating to both the clinical and personal aspects of care. Furthermore, the author will explore the links between practice and theory, observing different methods used in pain management, distraction, clinical observation and communication. According to The National Institute for Health Care and Excellence (NICE, 2009) infective gastroenteritis is very common, can vary in severity and is “characterised by the sudden onset of diarrhoea, with or without vomiting.” Gastroenteritis is a
Nursing should be distinguished by its philosophy of care particularly its approach to the well-being of clients is ultimately the end purpose of nursing. Philosophy of nursing states our thoughts on what we believe to be true about the nature of the profession of nursing and provide a basis for nursing activities. 1.1. PERSONAL CONCEPT A philosophy is a statement of beliefs that include one’s behaviour and in this case, influence the practice of nursing. Philosophy is a science that comprises of logic, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics and theory of knowledge.
Based on your experiences in practice, identify a vulnerable client/patient or group, reflect on what contributed to this individual's/group's vulnerability and discuss how this was addressed in practice. Studying vulnerability, three problematic issues recur throughout the literature. Firstly, it is an important concept for nursing students to understand as Daniel, (1998),explains, it is through vulnerability that nurses and patients engage. Vulnerability has implications for and effects on health, (Rogers, DATE). Secondly epidemiology studies report that vulnerable populations are set to increase in need and number worldwide, making increasing demands on already overstretched health and social care services, (Shi and Stevens, 2005).
“Tell me what I need to do and I’ll do it” (Benner, 1984). This a common sentence frequently uses by new graduate nurses in critical situation. Patient safety is at the center of today’s health care system reform. Undoubtedly, patient’s health is at risk when they are being taken care by fresh graduates in critical care areas because these areas are aimed to provide care to particularly critically ill patients. Furthermore, safe and quality of care relies on timely decision making by nurses and their previous encounters of critical situations.
Many influences even though the historical or contemporary that is important to shape the profession of nursing. The Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 [HPCA] and Nursing Council of New Zealand Code of Conduct for Nurses 2012 [COC] underpin the nursing practice, in order to promote the nursing profession. Professional boundaries play an important role in nursing. This essay will identify and discuss how the historical influence which is Florence Nightingale and the contemporary influence that is education has shaped the profession of nursing, the purpose and impact of the HPCA and COC on nursing, how they are implemented in the workplace and also define and explain the importance of the professional boundaries in nursing. One of the historical influences that have shaped the profession of nursing is Florence Nightingale who is the founder of modern nursing that set up the stable foundation for the nursing in the future (British Broadcasting Corporation, n.d.).