The dream of every aspiring nursing student and registered nurse is providing not only physical care, but also emotional, mental and spiritual support to patients. Nevertheless, just like in many other professions, nurses have to deal with environmental and personal challenges as they provide care to the patients’ needs which at times turn out to be complex and diverse. As a result, nurses involved in the provision of direct care to particularly terminally ill patients end up suffering from compassion fatigue (CF) (Van Mol et al., 2015). According to Chitra (2011), compassion fatigue is the price that caring and compassionate nurses have to pay and this involves mental, emotional, spiritual and physical exhaustion. Potter et al., (2013) noted
The Code reviews broad ethical principles that reflect the profession's center values and builds a set of particular ethical standards that should be used to manage social work practice. 3. The Code is meant to help social workers recognize relevant considerations when professional obligations conflict or ethical uncertainties arise. 4. The Code provides moral standards to which the general public can take the social work profession responsible.
Indeed, Phillips, (1992), addresses this complexity by describing vulnerability as an attribute of the total person-environment interaction, encapsulating ideas on rights, capacities and risks. Copp (DATE), argues that being unwell and in need of nursing or less than fully able and in need of care makes individuals increasingly vulnerable. These factors threaten independence, limit choice, deny individuality and, " damage our humanity," (p258), as we become increasingly dependent on others as they control, "the presence and absence of what is needed." (p258). This is because the freedoms, respect, dignity and integrity that society still allows illness and disability, (REF socisl model), to detract from, are crucial for human development and fulfilment.
Nowadays, professional nurses have encountered to face and manage with moral problem that occur from complexity of patient health problems, advances in technology, inappropriate of health care system, policies and priorities that conflict with care needs, inadequate staffing and increased turnover, or lack of administrative support (Brazil et al. 2010; Eizenberg et al. 2009; Elpern et al. 2005; Epstein, 2008; Gutierrez, 2005; Peter, 2008; Radzvin, 2010; Redman and Fry, 2000; Solomon et al. 2005; Sporrong et al.
Stressors are capable of producing negative effect on a person system and therefore alter the person lines of defense. JB’s flexible line of defense is compromised due to multiple stressors surrounding her life, which Neuman called wellness / illness continuum. The lines of resistance will be then activated to protect JB 's integrity and return her to a steady state. According to NSM, acceptance of the disease and adequate social support are primary interventions that will strengthen JB’s flexible lines of defense. As the nurse caring for JB, I understand how CD can negatively affect her physiological and psychosocial well-being, I provide JB with physical and emotional support along with adequate education that is important to help prevent
Nursing Theorists and their Theory 1.Florence Nightingale- Nightingale’s theory of the Environment is mainly focused on the environment, she believed that, the environment has a great importance that can be used to improve and encourage healing. With proper ventilation, clean air, lack of noise , proper lighting, and adequate elimination of waste. Are a few factors she believed and can be observed and maintained. 2.Sister Calista Roy- Roy’s Theory is based on, in which the individual views biopsychosocial being, in which a person adapt with the constant change of the environment. She believes nursing is needed when stressors or weakened coping methods can make the persons attempts of ineffective coping mechanisms.
As a group we all decided that it is best for the patient’s notes to be filed in the nurse’s station due to issues surrounding confidentiality and privacy. As a group we chose to show a clinical scenario which started off with a role play and ended with a debrief discussion which also incorporated the Australian nursing and midwifery code of ethics (2008) and the competency standards for registered nurses which explained where an ethical breach had been made.
Attachment and coping of dementia care staff: The role of staff attachment style, geriatric nursing self-efficacy, and approaches to dementia in burnout Abstract Past research suggests that dementia care staff are vulnerable to the development of burnout, which has implications for staff well-being and hence the quality of care for people with dementia. Studying personal vulnerability factors in burnout is important as it can guide staff training and support. Attachment theory suggests that adult attachment styles affect caregiving relationships and individuals’ responses to stress, providing a framework for understanding caregivers’ styles of coping. This cross-sectional survey study examined relationships between staff attachment styles, geriatric nursing self-efficacy, and approaches to dementia in burnout. Seventy-seven members of dementia care staff working on inpatient wards for older people completed self-report questionnaires.
Being accountable for one’s actions or words can often mean either recovery or deterioration, health or illness, life or death. This concept of nursing is explored brought forth often in Tilda Shalof’s novel A Nurse’s Story: Life, Death and In-Between in An Intensive Care Unit, where she discusses difficult situations wherein she had to hold herself accountable for her actions. Therefore, due to the sensitive and intense nature
Step two, detailed collection of information, information collected must come from various origins depending on the actual incident including staffs who witnessed the incident. Step three of the root cause analysis recognises the reasons that may have emerged in the sentinel event. It includes reviewing the order of events that became the issue, the factors that caused the issue to escalate, and considers as many recognised reasons as possible. At step four of the root cause analysis, advices and applications are included in the data garnered by using the root cause analysis to rule out future problems. Applying the four steps to my case, firstly, I will recognise the issue which is patient’s fall risk.
For caregivers experiencing stress, self-help groups can be beneficial (Tabloski, 2014). As a nurse, I must extend my concerns for the caregiver as well. In conclusion, living old can be picturesque with today’s advances in medicine, however, the aftermaths of aging can deteriorate bodily systems. Living with a loved one diagnosed with chronic illnesses can profoundly impact a caregiver’s life to the point that it paralyzes social life as well. With the same token, the deep-seeded love for the loved one flows unfaltering and permeates to the core of the heart.
But when work environments are strained, safety and optimal care can be negatively impacted. Problems arise when work environments become strained due to situations where inadequate staff are available to provide patient care. For nurses to continue to maximize their contributions to society, their autonomy and dignity must be maintained in the work environment (ANA). The Nurses Bill of Rights states nurses have the right to practice in environments that allow them to act in accordance with professional standards and legally authorized scopes of practice (ANA). Despite the abundant research, safe and appropriate nurse staffing remains one of the toughest problems for hospitals to manage