Alicia is in a bind because she wants to give the kids the right to self-determination but she also wants to protect them. According to the NASW code of ethics, "social workers respect and promote the right of clients to self-determination and assist clients in their efforts to identify and clarify their goals. Social workers may limit clients' right to self-determination when, in the social workers' professional judgment, clients' actions or potential actions pose a serious, foreseeable, and imminent risk to themselves or others" (NASW, 2008). When Alicia reached out to Pete Anderson, the clinical director of WCF, to seek advice on how to respond to the group, his response was that she not tell them what to do but help them come to their own conclusions. However, this is also an issue of confidentiality being that it is inappropriate for her to share this information with anyone else unless she informs the group of this disclosure.
When a patient does not fully comprehend a procedure, how can we as nurses expect them to readily agree to medical interventions blindly? We have to respect their rights as our patients and also be sure we do right by them and help them understand better and maybe patients would be less apprehensive to undergo a possibly lifesaving medical
1.06 (c) of the code of ethics states, a social worker should set clear, appropriate, and culturally sensitive boundaries. Dr. Green was unable to separate her personal feelings about Ava with her professional ones. Some boundary issues arise from some social workers need to be altruistic (Reamer, 2012). The social worker unintentionally creates harm by causing the client to be reliant on them. If Ava confides in Dr. Green about her stress levels, then Dr. Green may be inclined to boost Ava’s grades to further reduce her stress.
It has taken me ups and down to safeguard my personality in regards to the nursing profession because the profession does not provide room for pretense. As can be expected, other jobs, such mechanics and carpentry might not demand much respect only because the players seem to attend to similar situations, hence proving it impossible to understand the concepts surrounding morality. In the nursing arena, respect is a necessary element towards creating good terms with the concerned people. For instance, nurses should respect patients for the betterment of service delivery and achievement of peaceful coexistence. In circumstances where respect is not availed, it becomes impossible to achieve promising results.
This scene displays paternalism towards the patient. Paternalism is the best interest of the person whose autonomy is being compromised. Jason does not respect Vivian's right of not wanting to be resuscitated because he only views her as 'research'. The nurse Susie protects Vivian's paternalism by calling off any act of resuscitation. The nurse displays extreme paternalism because she is preventing harm to her patient.
I also think Carol needs to be aware of everything including the safety of the home for Bobby. Carol also needs to make sure that there is food in the house, utilities are turned on, and the biggest factor is making sure Bobby is being well taken care for. What strategies would you recommend for dealing with the dissension among the members of the Jamestown professional community? According to the Jamestown Human Service Community, they believe that Joy’s mental incompetence doesn’t make her a good candidate for living on her own and caring for Bobby. So in order to help hopefully change the views of the community, I would tell Carol to set up a home visit for them to come and view Joy’s and Bobby’s home.
It is very important in your job role as health care assistant to know all the information about the individual take for example they wont know there children as adults they would only know them as children and even though there husband has died they still will think they are alive. You might get upset or frustrated in trying to explain to them there children are all grown up and that there husband died along time ago you have to patient it is important to use the right tone of and to role play along with service user in order to make them feel comfortable or remind them of what day and year .Sometimes it can be very difficult to get threw to an individual who has dementia. It is very important to always smile using eye contact greet them good morning how are you today the weather is really sunny
Malpractice is negligence, offense, or breach of duty by a professional individual that causes a patient to be injured. Much of the time, it includes when a nurse did not meet a standard of care or to deliver care that he or she should deliver in a similar situation. According to Standards of Practices “Standard 2: Responsibility and Accountability”, the nurses have to maintain, practice, respect and promote patient’s autonomy, as well as to provide care in a responsible and accountable manner. However, keeping the truth from a patient will not enable them to come to terms with their condition and give them the alternative for further treatment. Hence, it would be better to tell the patient the truth to guarantee that the nurse will not face any lawful issues unless the patient has a lack of decision-making capacity which could be caused by mental illnesses, such as dementia or being
In conclusion, nurses should make sure they are careful not to be prejudiced, or discriminate in their care of their patients, and understand their own cultural baggage. Nurses should also be careful not to use their cultural beliefs to impose them on their patient’s. Ethnocentrism could hinder good care given by a nurse if the nurse is unwilling to listen and be open to someone else’s opinions on how to care for a patient. Cultural congruence allows for the patient, team members and family to have input into the plan of care, which is vital to give good, cultural care. Lastly, I discussed the five step process in how to give culturally congruent nursing care.
Even one instance of abandonment can cause a nurse to find it difficult to have the trust of coworkers. They may also find it problematic trying to gain employment with any past of abandonment. From all this research I have learned additional actions that are forms of abandonment that I hadn’t thought of previously. I feel that I am better prepared to not commit any acts of abandonment now that I have gained new knowledge and understanding. As a nurse I do not want to ever place patients in danger, not only to avoid reprimand from the board of nursing, but also because each patient is some ones loved one and I feel all people no matter what their past is like deserves great nursing care in a nonjudgmental way.