Her interview forms were not in the correct order, so there were times when there were long pauses between modules because she was looking for the correct next page. While discussing these weaknesses, I am taking into mind that they are minor flaws and that no one in any of the roles (client or clinician) are professionals in this work. However, I would recommend that these are things that she may want to improve on if she were to do a project like this again in the future. However, I thought that my clinician's strengths outweighed her weaknesses overall. The strengths of my clinician are what I believe contributed to a successful interview and made my experience as a client a positive
As previously mentioned, patients had essentially no role in their medical decisions until about a couple decades ago. People believed that this was okay because they trusted their doctor to make the right choice of treatment. Patient autonomy and shared-decision making has recently become prevalent in the medical field which allows the patients and doctors to collaborate about the best option possible. This is a very good thing because it allows the patient and the physician to make a unified decision that is acceptable to both party’s values and beliefs. This type of decision making is only made possible because it allows the physician to contribute their wide range of experience and knowledge and the patient to contribute their aims/goals and values.
Although faced with backlash, Semmelweis tries to prevent the disease by insisting every medical attendant wash themselves in a chloride solution before examining women in labor. Semmelweis was a bright and intelligent doctor, but he was very disliked and eventually failed to place his theories and discoveries about the infection into writing. Semmelweis did not wish to partake in the circle many of the medical attendants had formed, instead he remained an outsider. Because of his characteristics, if he had chosen to portray himself differently, the medical staff may have followed his rules of hygiene before attending to women in childbirth, rather than ignoring it because of their personal views of him. Nuland also takes this chance to describe how wrong Semmelweis was even alongside his fellow physicians.
Feelings When the nurse informed me she’s about to do a postpartum assessment I was eager to witness it because I have never got the opportunity to witness it in reality, I only got the chance to practice it in sim lab. Overall I think the nurse did a fair job on performing the postpartum assessment, the reason being compare to what I have learn in sim lab she did not cover half of these things. I have also noticed while the nurse was doing the postpartum assessment the client was tense therefore, I comforted her throughout the procedure. This could have been avoided if the nurse explained to the client at first what the procedure entails
(Kitson et al, 2013) Patient care is initial assessment collaborated with commitment for the nurse to care for the patient and build a trusting comfort relationship to meet patients’ fundamental needs (Kitson et al, 2014). Patient-centred care focuses on involving patients’ by allowing choice and decision-making. It takes into consideration patients’ individual physical, psychosocial, cultural and emotional needs (Feo and Kitson,
If these checklists were in place, the nurses should have easily recognized the onset of sepsis and other potential problems that patient might encounter after surgery. The staff obviously failed to check and double check medication orders. Every single staff nurse and resident who attended this patient in the case of Ketorolac administration missed the medication error. These are errors that should never occur because this is standard of care for every person involved in ordering, filling and administering medication to check and double check on their
The parents should have known that Sarah does need care being that she has not seen or diagnosed by a doctor. The only way that she can be properly be helped is if she is properly diagnosed. The family could also learn about different skills about her condition, which could enable them to be better caretakers. I would help this family by allowing Sarah to stay at her home but recommend that she see a doctor immediately. I will also provide them with documentation that explains more information about her condition and effective ways of treatment.
I respectfully disagree with you. In your post you stated “I believe that as a nurse I might have more knowledge of what is best for the health of the patient.” I don’t believe that a medical professional always “has more knowledge [or always knows] what is best for the health of the patient”. The Josie King story is a good example of the nurse thinking she “had more knowledge” and knew what was best for the patient. Mrs. King questioned the nurses several times throughout the care of her daughter, and if a nurse had listened to her, we might not be having this discussion today. While I generally agree that most of the time the patient should defer to the medical professional’s expertise, I also believe that patient sometimes know more about
She told me all about how she absolutely loves her job and how she loves working with all the babies, but she concluded that by saying that it is a tough job to perform because “these babies have just come into this world and it seems unfair that sometimes they are taken out of it so quickly.” (Bryant) She told me how the hospital she works at does not have any services available to its workers regarding counseling and that if they need help dealing with a loss, they are expected to get their help outside of work and not deal with it there. When asked about whether or not hospitals should make it
A nurse’s occupation is not only to provide care for their patients physically but also mentally. Without compassionate care the cross bridge to trust and honesty is demolished, and often patients will keep their underlying yet crucial health concerns and issues to themselves because their nurse has failed to portray compassion. “Patients can feel more comfortable to raise important issues with the practice nurse than with their doctor” (Phillips et al., 2009). This very act of compassionate care can save lives, there are countless issues that medical charts, ECG`s, X-rays and ultrasounds don’t depict yet the only key to unlocking that information is the attainment of trust from your
Bill reported that he believes Pa needs a medication review and a change in meds. Because the medication that supposed to help with her outbursts and combative behavior is not as effective anymore. He reported that Pa fell on 11/11/15 but did not need medical treatment because she did not sustain any injuries (just soreness). The SC inquired about Bill handle his frustration and when Pa becomes abuse or combative and he state he just deals with it because he loves her “and no matter what that’s his wife and he’s going to do right by her” so he talks to
Were there more deaths related to not following the Moderation Sedation policy? No additional deaths were found related to Moderate Sedation because the plan has worked. If additional deaths were found we would evaluate charts of patients who had a procedure done at bedside to see if the Moderate Sedation policy was followed. If not follow up would be needed to see why it was not followed, which would include speaking with the physician and nurse at bedside who performed the procedure. Not following the policy was it do to lack of understanding, if so additional education would be needed.
Defeating Hep C Having Hepatitis C was an enormous obstacle in my life. But, through the advancements in medical technology, emotional resilience, having spiritual faith with family support, I was able to get through the treatments and be cured of the disease. My daughter also struggled and overcame the disease. After being diagnosed with Hep C in 1997, I was in complete denial because I had no physical symptoms of the disease. In fact, I did not believe the physicians at that time.
Moral code and medical ethics are an essential theme throughout “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” especially concerning the distinction between the right and wrong decisions that were made during the period after Henrietta’s death. Many of the journalists, and some of the doctors and medical researchers lacked the moral code to let Henrietta and her family know of their findings of the HeLa cell, which lead to significantly changing the code of ethics in medicine. Since Henrietta was dead, many researchers and doctors were unaware they were still breaking her confidentiality, and the Lacks family’s confidentiality also becomes an afterthought. Rebecca Skloot says, “It wasn’t illegal for a journalist to publish medical information given
Having the fear of being mistreated and used for experimentation made the Lacks’ even more upset about Henrietta’s death. They were not educated so when the doctor would say something scientific they would trust every word while not even understanding what he was saying. This part of informed consent was stressed throughout the book because in today’s society most people have enough education to have a general idea what is going on when they are at the hospital about to have a procedure done, making it seem