The four core ethical principles that are called into question in the movie “Miss Evers’ Boys” are autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice. Autonomy refers to the right of the patient to function independently and the ability to self-direct. This means that patients are entitled to decide what will happen to them, and if deemed competent, they have the right to either consent to or refuse treatment. All nurses and healthcare personal would be required to respect the patient’s wishes, even if they do not agree with them. Beneficence is the core principle that refers to the act of ‘doing good’ and advocating for the patient.
In this case, patients have made up their mind and have weighed the merits and demerits of the treatment in a rational way. Various elements has contributed to the lack of confidence of the patients to the drugs and failed to motivate them to consume the essential drugs. For instance, due to illiteracy in some patients, it creates a condition where patients are dubious about their medications and may lead to many adverse effects such as drug dependency, development of other diseases as well as decreased in long term efficacy. Psychological state of the patient in which they claimed that particular dugs can remind that they are ill also may bring about the state of non-adherence. Patient counselling and proper communication between patient and physicians are required to encourage patient to adhere to the
Hi Zachary , although we anticipate our colleagues to take the Florence Nightingale oath at heart, we are observing an increase of dishonest nursing. When we notices other charting fraudulently, do we call them on it at that time. The accountability of nurses are imperative nevertheless, we must advocate for our patient safety and to do no harm. Cheating in anything only limits your capability to be great . The credibility of your work and reputation is essential in the medical field.
Both doctors and patients need to understand each other in order to find a solution for the patient, otherwise, their communication will come to nothing. Thus, the interpreter's job is not only to put that communication at ease, but also to help save the lives of many who might be severely injured as a result of misunderstanding. However, not any family member, a nurse or a stranger can be used as medical interpreters. There should be skills and requirements that a medical interpreter is expected to meet. In the studies mentioned above, it was revealed that professionalism of the medical interpreter is greatly associated with the extensive hours of training, rather the years of experience.
If this is the case, they must be told of the reason for the refusal. Patients have a right to complain about the doctor's refusal to the Management. Provision of Treatment requires patient’s choice and informed consent. Even if a patient has signed a general consent clause, the patient can still refuse medical treatment or procedures. However, in exceptional or emergency situations a doctor may be legally justified in performing surgery or providing treatment without the patient's consent.
This is a big decision and must be handled carefully, requiring safeguards. These safeguards can be such that conditions could be set to the patients who qualify for euthanasia. These patients must be of competent mind, they should not be mentally ill, their illness must be incurable and the patient must be in severe pain, the patient must not be in a condition to contribute to society anymore and/or two physicians should be satisfied with their case. There is an essay, originally printed in the New York Times in 1987, I came across with the title “In Defense of Voluntary Euthanasia” by Sidney Hook, a philosophy professor at New York University, which I would like to talk about in my essay. Hook talks about the time he battled with congestive heart failure, which he can live with, but causes great pain.
She believes that nursing interventions are key to nursing care. Watson’s nursing theories express that the mind, body and spirit of the patient should be taken into consideration. I agree with Watsons that while providing care the nurse should consider care base on the patient as a whole and not just focus on the disorder. I was taught to use Maslow’s hierarchy of need while planning and providing care for my patients. Maslow’s hierarchy is use to prioritize a patient need from life treating issues to love and belong.
This film depicts the significance of advocating and fighting for patients as well as their rights in order to ensure that they are receiving optimal medical treatment. This film purpose is to help us realize that every member in the healthcare team has their
A clear relation has been found between the opinion of physicians, and their actions taken regarding euthanasia requests, which can suggest strong opinions among physicians(1). This can mean that only some patients are going to have their requests fulfilled, which might be thought by the rest of the patients as unfair (1). In addition, Patients are legally justified to ask physicians to perform euthanasia, on the other hand, physicians are not allowed to fulfill this request, which can force patients to seek treatment from physicians who are willing to comply with such demands(1). Furthermore, Doses of pain medications are closely monitored to prevent the act of euthanasia, which may lead to symptoms being poorly treated (8). Overall, all of these factors may lead to poorer doctor-patient relationship, not only can this compromise the quality of the healthcare system, but it can also cause patients to feel lost, and think that their only savior would be to suicide on their own (7) (5).
Laura’s death affected many, causing people to feel obligated to stop it from happening to anyone else. While many think Laura’s law is not ethical due to forcing mentally ill to take medication or get help against their will, it is meant to improve the quality of their own lives, and the lives of those around them in the long run. People with mental illness would refuse to get the help they