Ethical Decision Making While working with clients, nurses will have many instances when they need to call on nursing ethics to deal with difficult situations. Moral or ethical principles are fundamental values about the way patients should be cared for and treated. These principles include autonomy, justice, fidelity, veracity, beneficence, and nonmaleficence (Zerwekh & Garneau, 2018, p. 420). Nurses who do not follow the Code of Ethics for Nurses could find themselves in legal trouble. They also may face a higher risk of being involved in a situation that could lead to disciplinary charges or malpractice litigation.
Many influences even though the historical or contemporary that is important to shape the profession of nursing. The Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 [HPCA] and Nursing Council of New Zealand Code of Conduct for Nurses 2012 [COC] underpin the nursing practice, in order to promote the nursing profession. Professional boundaries play an important role in nursing. This essay will identify and discuss how the historical influence which is Florence Nightingale and the contemporary influence that is education has shaped the profession of nursing, the purpose and impact of the HPCA and COC on nursing, how they are implemented in the workplace and also define and explain the importance of the professional boundaries in nursing. One
Also this therapy prepares women for the childbirth. Haptonomy: Haptonomic pregnancy guidance helps women to make contact with the foetus. This way the mother and child get to know each other before the pregnancy. Cesar therapy: This therapy mainly gives women exercises that prepare them for the childbirth. Some exercises they give are for example preparing women on how they can handle the contractions, breathing exercises and techniques on how to push.
The role and responsibilities of a Midwife. In the UK Midwifes have to follow the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) codes once they are registered as a midwife. As a midwife, you 'll be involved in: Midwives have a lot of responsible and are involved with patient in anything to do with a pregnancy and babies. From the day a patient wants a baby or is pregnant to the days even after pregnancy. A midwife will be involved in monitoring and examining women during pregnancy; developing, assessing and evaluating individual programmes of care; providing full antenatal care, including screening tests in the hospital, community and the home; identifying high risk pregnancies and making referrals to doctors and other medical specialists; arranging
The nurses should conversant with the patient’s bill of rights and apply them in practice to protect themselves and patients too. 7. Understanding Ethical Dilemma: The topic is taken from module 7.1 of BMN03 of the Ethical Issues in Nursing Practice. The topic deals with the ethical dilemmas that nurses encounter daily in the practice of their profession, origin of ethical issues, types of ethical dilemma, common ethical dilemmas faced by nurses every day, decision-making model in ethical issues, and lastly scenarios of ethical issues with examples. 7.1 Personal context: Dilemma occurs when one is faced with a situation where one is to choose between unsatisfactory equal alternatives.
Ethics and performance Ethical dimension of nursing care is an important element of practice in nursing . Being a nurse is an ethical attempt and every decision that a nurse makes has an ethical dimension. Nurses are faced with different ,difficult and complicated situations where they are expected to provide good care. Good care should be led to enhance the health integrity in physical, emotional, moral and spiritual dimensions. But, there is ongoing concern about the ethical practice of nurses.
Ethics are what we ought to do. Nurses have many hard decisions that must be made to insure the best interest of the patient. These decisions must be made by knowing the difference in right and wrong and the repercussions of those decisions. Ethics help make those hard choices easier by showing the nurse the correct path to take. 4.
The results obtained revealed ethical sensitivity of ethical leaders in five categories, including sensitivity to care, sensitivity to errors, sensitivity in communications, sensitivity in decision making, and sensitivity to ethical practice. The first domain is sensitivity to care. The present study results showed that ethical leaders are sensitive to patient’s condition and caring issues. They frequently remind other nurses about implementation of nursing cares and being sensitive to patient’s condition. Furthermore, they consider problems faced by patients and try to solve them.
This will enable patients to talk about health issues including emotional, social, mental problems that disturb them. In healthcare, certain factors affect good nurse-patient communication which are time, language, environment, shortage of nursing staff, assumptions etc. These factors lead to error in medication, misdiagnosis and even death. So, the need for good nurse-patient communication should be emphasized in nursing practice. 3.3 Application in current job I really do know and understand the benefits of a good nurse-patient communication.
For my prenatal class that I attended and participated in, we learned and gain information on breast feeding and car seat safety. The breast-feeding presentation was given by an RN, that has specialized in OB and breast feeding. The car seat safety presentation was addressed by gentleman from the Sheriff department. Both of these topics were very beneficial for the parents, as well as the nursing student. With this prenatal class, I was able to provide useful information to my OB mother, and while in my clinical