Evidence and Evaluation in Bedside Reporting Bedside reporting assist nurses with a chance to improve patient safety and increase patient collaboration in the arrangement of care. There is also less care correlated to inaccurate or deficiency of information because the report process includes actual patient apparition. Increased staff approval with bedside reporting supports teamwork and supports accountability. By associating bedside reporting there is an optimistic impact on the patient and their relatives.
Some researchers believe that practicing the principles of health care ethics is necessary today to ensuring optimal patient safety and care. As a health care worker your main job is to put the care in health care. Care is defined as the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something(Care, n.d). Health care workers must Make the care of your patients your first concern in order to perform their job currently and by caring for someone you have to do right, be fair, and cause no harm to them all of these are what we call ethics. I do agree that health care ethics is something that is important for patients safety.
How the principle of autonomy fits into this dilemma is because, as nurses we are supposed to respect our patients and their wishes of treatment whether we agree with them or not. Ultimately patients should have the autonomy to choose or deny treatment. In this case the patient is the parent and child; as the legal guardians to the children exemption is a patient choice. The issue is until the child is old enough to make that decision on their own their parents are the ones primarily putting their children and others at risk. Beneficence in nursing is used to benefit patients by preventing harmful situations or improving quality of patient care by advocating for them when they cannot.
In P6 of my work I am going to explain the role of supportive relationships to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect. If a person is interested in a career in health and social care is important you develop the skills needed to form professional supportive relationship with individuals and their families. So you need a basic understanding of the elements that make up a relationship.
Promoting patient’s autonomy is showing a sense of respect the patients. This can be violated very easy, it is the nurse responsibility to provide some sort of safety to prevent this from occurring. By educating the patients is recommended in all healthcare environment. When these patients understand that they have right to their medical information, and also they have right to make any decision, they will be able to advocate themselves and prevent it. Educating the patient as a preventive measure that will also prevent any ethical dilemma advanced practice nurses’ moral distress.
Knowing that, in many cases, this culture will remain quiet and watchful will certainly make a difference in how the nurse carries herself throughout her patient care, simply as a show of respect. Providing care while being mindful that a different culture is being dealt with may take a bit more time, but as a caregiver, what can convey more caring than a show of respect for one’s
They should be good communicators, and actually listen to their patients, or families concerns, empathize, and provide clear concise information. An important value a healthcare worker should also embody is altruism. Nurses and medical professionals need prioritize their patients’ needs, without any regard for rewards or benefits. A persons’ health and welfare needs to be priority to a nurse, no matter what the situation. Josie’s Story highlighted the importance of altruism, and the need for nurses and doctors to take a step back and truly listen.
As a medical assistant, it is important to act professional, when you are working in medical field. We should always think carefully before you talk about incontinence with patients. Tell the patient not to be embarrassed and be honest, so that we can help them. We need to ensure our patients feel comfortable and confident with themselves. Also as a medical assistant, it is our job to educate the patient by giving them some resources to look up and read.
It is very important that we show compassion and that we empathize with patients. While we do this, it is also important to remember not to pity the patient in any way. Some ways a Medical Assistant can demonstrate professionalism when supporting patients who might be uncomfortable with having their skin examined are using relaxed words, showing gentleness, and making sure that the patient feels home-like at all times. Also, as a Medical Assistant you have to respect a patient’s culture when you’re in care for them ask questions and be prepared if the patient needs someone else present at the time. Another way to show professionalism is making sure all doors and windows are closed in each exam room to have privacy towards the patient.
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.
My chosen career path at this point in life is to be an Executive Director for a Long Term care Nursing Facility. In the world of for-profit Long Term Care Nursing, everything has a dollar amount associated with it. The average cost of a LTC Nursing facility in the state of Maryland is about $7k per month; unfortunately, people are not able to pay out of pocket this amount of money and the financial burden can tear families apart when coming to the decision that their loved one can no longer care for themselves. Financial concerns should be the least of a families concerns when making such a life altering decision. Nowadays the LTC Nursing facility does not just cater to the needs of the elderly but to also a much younger populations who are
Nursing Home Abuse Not Just a Staffing Issue For years the term nursing home abuse has been used to indicate when one or more members of staff are caught physically abuse the residents. This is absolutely reprehensible behavior that should result in instant dismissal and in most if not all cases prosecution. In fact, one out of every five nursing home residents has experienced some form of physical or verbal abuse, according to a Weill Cornell Medicine study conducted by Dr. Mark Lachs and his colleagues.
Nursing Home Reform Act As previously stated, The Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA), public law 100-203 is a federal policy. This policy provides guidelines for care facilities such as nursing homes to follow. In addition, he NHRA also provides guidelines for services the care facility must provide or they are subject to face punishment from the federal government (Nursing Home Reform Act, 1987). The Nursing Home Reform Act is part of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1987 section C under title IV, Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Health-Related Programs (Hollis Turnham, 2007). As previously stated, the Nursing Home Reform Act was introduced that there was legislation to ensure fair treatment for nursing home residents (Gerontology
Recognizing, acknowledging, and understanding medication safety is important when administering medications. Understanding which medications are high-risk ones, being familiar with the medications being given, remembering the five most important rights when administering medications, communicating clearly, developing checking habits, and reporting the medication errors will lead to safe outcomes for the residents. However, errors do occur from a lack of experience, rushing, distractions, fatigue, doing too many things at once, not double checking, poor communication, and lack of team work. It is not only the staff that commit errors, but also the work environment that contributes to the medication error. Two examples are poor reporting systems
During my course with NSCC, where I am studying to become a Continuing Care Assistant. Each student is required to work in a continuing care facility alongside other health care providers for a month. I attended skills development placement at Harbour View Lodge located in Sheet Harbour. This placement has given me the opportunity to apply my knowledge, and skills that I have studied and practiced in the classroom. When entering the facility the first week I felt nervous and excited at the same time.