Virginia Henderson indicated that the priority of the nurse is to help patients do what they would have done themselves if they were in good health. The ANA took it further by developing the Code of Ethics for Nurses which provides guidelines that they must follow to be diligent in their field. Provision 1, for example, stipulates that "the nurse must practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of every person" (Olson & Stokes, 2016). Being in the hospital can be frightening for patients and families. When illness strikes, they must leave the comfort of their home and entrust their lives to strangers.
Even though nurses provide a care to a patient, they should take responsibility for their action. Also, administrate medications and monitoring fragile equipments need proper handling. A professional nurse has a responsibility to understand the consequences of mistakes. Honesty: Even though mistakes happen in the nursing profession, nurses need to be honest with themselves and others. Nurses admit to mistakes they have made.
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.
Nurses must have awareness about their professional ethics because they are taught in the course of their training. Intervening factors such as gender, religion and professional ranks among nurses have influence on their awareness to influence how they perceive the ethical standards in their professional practice. This informs whether they apply professional ethics or not . Intervening factors have an influence on whether the nurses are adhering partial or fully. With regards to monitoring and sanctions, when nurses are supervised by their supervisors to ensure that they follow their ethics in their professional practice, they will observe them.
It states that nurses should exhibit professional behaviour and practice in line with nursing standards to deliver safe, proficient and ethical care (SNB, 2011). As a nurse, our principle duty of care to the client is to make sure that they are in the safe hands of proficient and ethical nurses. Patients entrust their health into our hands when they come to the hospital to receive treatment, therefore we, as nurses, need to be responsible and answerable for our actions so as maintain the trust of clients. Scrivener (2011) mentions that nurse owe the patient the responsibility to perform the task proficiently and skilfully, furthermore be accountable for doing the task. Therefore being the staff nurse in-charge, the RN in the above case study is still held responsible and accountable for the care of her patient even though she had passed on the task to another person.
Davis (2017) defines accountability as being “answerable to oneself and others for one 's own actions.” This means that when a nurse engages in an activity on the job, she/he will be responsible for the outcome and might suffer negative consequences if her/his actions are careless or reflect poor judgement. Accountability provides a motivation for all professionals to perform well. Most people who are passionate about their profession have an internal desire to perform well, but accountability to one’s colleagues and patients provides an important external motivator to perform well. Nursing is unique as a profession because a nurse is in a position of authority and care over patients.
The practice involves the use of clinical decision in the provision of care to enable nurses to improve, maintain or receive health to cope with health problems and to achieve the best possible quality of life .Good nursing practice requires that practical efficacy .The authority for the practice of nursing is based upon a contract that determines professional rights and responsibilities as well as mechanism for patients accountability (Danjuma & Adeleke,2015). Ethical caring is an essential in nursing practice. Nurses are confronted with difficult situations in which they are expected to autonomously make decisions in delivering good care to patients.
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.
The human factors that affect efficient communication involve patients’ moods or reactions towards the services provided by the nurses. Therefore, nurses are advised to exercise patience and understanding of the conditions of their patients. They should seek to serve the clients regardless of whether they are rude or welcoming. In cases where communication is hindered due to lack of cooperation from the patient, the nurse can seek assistance from their supervisors. Also, nurses are advised to shun from forming predetermined perception of patients to ensure that they can communicate
In healthcare, nurses are constantly interacting with individuals who may not share the same characteristics, therefore, it's very important to recognise these differences in order to successfully develop a therapeutic alliance which will lead to a healthy therapeutic relationship (Rasheed, 2015, p. 213 - 214). Nurses that don't take into consideration self-awareness tend to project personal opinions and beliefs onto those who may not share the same values. (Rasheed, 2015, Bibi, 2016) Therefore, being aware and staying neutral will allow nurses to be person-centred, participating in active listening and having mutual understanding. Reflection is an important aspect of self-awareness and allows health professionals to look back and analyse practices, identifying which aspects need further development (Rasheed, 2015, p. 214, Bibi 2016).
With educating the patient nurses can help the patient reach their goals to recovery to a better health status. A good nurse is also a leader. A Leader is someone who takes charge of any situation in confidence, and makes good sound decisions on situations that promote good health. Along with being much of all these things the nurse should deliver the highest quality care in order to accomplish great outcomes in patient care.
Sally then arrived to the hospital and that’s when me and two other student nurses took our spots. The two students nurses with me were also nervous and anxious, but since we had three brains working together I had faith that we could hand this simulation. Sally seemed to be unaware of what surgery she was having, thinking she came to amputee her leg. We then stated the surgery she was having and that no amputation would take place. Sally also had a question on informed consent, which we explained to her and told her daughter can be the new health proxy for her.
Interventions Family engagement in child protective services is a difficult task that takes care, understanding and patience. It takes a crafty worker to be able to discuss issues with parents related to the safety of their children. According to Fuller, Paceley, and Schreiber (2013), parents experience greater fear when they encounter the child welfare system. Once a family has been reported the child protectives services worker has to make contact with the family and due to the involuntary nature of the visit the fear of a child being removed from the home poses a barrier to the engagement process (Fuller, Paceley, & Schreiber, 2013). Advanced CPS training techniques that seeks to strengthen family engagement through motivational interviewing
I. Purpose This policy establishes the Compliance Supervisor with the responsibility of implementing and maintaining the privacy and security procedures. In general, the Compliance Supervisor is charged with developing, maintaining, and implementing organizational policies and procedures; conducting educational programs; reviewing the conduct of those assigned security responsibilities; and administering reviews relating to the company’s privacy and security procedures. II.
Elderly adults usually experience problems in their daily lives due to health-related disabilities and chronic diseases. This makes it difficult for them to perform self-care activities. An elderly may need to complete various daily living activities such as taking care of their personal hygiene which may include oral care, grooming, and bathing. At times performing these activities tend to be very difficult, but with a little bit of help and therapy, they usually manage themselves. There is certain characteristic that the elderly possess that will help them in completing the ADL once they decide to take part in the therapy.