2003). Patient empowerment is now been used as a keyword in health care industries as it emphasis on active decision making by the patients. As a nurse, I am convinced that healthcare providers should invest in the concept of patient empowerment in order to master the challenges facing modern health system and patients. According to Elwyn et al. (2013), patient’s empowerment in decision making had gained consensus among health professionals.
In the article, the authors bring to light the issues of ethical, legal and social issues. Any health care professional will encounter tough situations where they will need to know the human rights over patient’s care. This article talks about the ethical, legal and social issues better than other articles found on the same topic. Though the article is not about becoming a nurse, it is part of being a genetic nurse and adapting to the ever-changing advancements in medicine. Badzek, Laurie, RN, MS, JD, Martha Turner, Ph.D., RN, and Jean F. Jenkins, Ph.D., RN.
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They are in the key position to introduce interventions and strategies related to patient safety. Once of the critical impact on patient safety by nurses in all settings is the capability to coordinate and integrate the numerous aspects of patient care provided by all involved. The five criteria to define ‘quality nursing care’ would be: • Sufficient number of nurses • Suitable mix of skillset (eg. registered nurses, nursing assistants etc…) • Nurses with clinical experience and education for the task at hand • Practical workload for nurses • Adequate resources to enable nurses to deliver the best possible care. One of the key responsibilities for nurses is to help the patients in understanding the medical intervention planned for them and the things they can do to assist in their case, including list of things they should and shouldn’t do during the treatment till recovery.
All interactions within the service provider organization must ensure that the client is always engaged in the recovery process and not being re-traumatized by negative interactions or insensitive communication (Elliot, Bjelejac, Fallot, Markoff, and Reed, 2005). You should never use a technique that will cause your client more harm than good. References Elliott, D. E., Bjelajac, P., Fallot, R. D., Markoff, L. S., & Reed, B. G. (2005). Trauma‐informed or trauma‐denied: Principles and implementation of trauma‐informed services for women. Journal of Community Psychology, 33(4), 461-477 Foa, E. B., & Kozak, M. J.
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