Transaction only occurs under states of perceptual interaction in nurse-client interactions. Establishing a trusting relationship, the interaction process can result in the attainment of nursing goals that can promote and maintain sufficient health. The nurse and patient need to establish an interactive relationship built on trust and effective communication to set goals that are mutually grounded and then take actions to achieve the goals. King’s theory emphasizes the importance of adopting the whole person concept of care. If effective interaction and transaction occur, then patient’s will be able to achieve an optimal level of
As autonomous health care professionals that are accountable for their practice, nurses must make informed decisions to make sure that they respect and protect the confidentiality of patients at all times. It is therefore vital that nurses continually evaluate their practice, and ensure that their knowledge and skills are up to date, so that their care is evidence based, and in the patients best interests. This is important as it ensures that care is delivered that is of the highest
This process is called informed consent and includes the nature of the decision, reasonable alternatives, risks, benefits, and uncertainty to alternatives, assessment of patient understanding, and the acceptance of intervention. When the patient is able to provide informed consent, the treatment options should be followed because of the legal standards and ethical principle of respecting the patient’s autonomy. In other ways, if the patient unable to provide informed consent due to unconsciousness, the legally authorized surrogate may be able to provide informed consent (Koppel & Sullivan, 2011). Therefore, the patient’s autonomy is the first step in determining the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments.
Thus, caregivers should take instructions and directions from clients seriously. In the nursing field, there are major concepts that help to cement the nursing value systems. The people concept mainly focuses on the patients themselves, their family members, friends, and any other groups related to them (Blackford, 2016). To make the people concept more effective, positive and personal connections should be maintained throughout the time the patient is seeking care, and the patients should be afforded the freedom to manage their health with dignity and self-awareness (Blackford, 2016).
My leadership in nursing is grounded in the knowledge of the needs of patients; knowledge of skills, individual characteristics and needs of the staff employees; and objectives implemented by the group. The strongest feature of is the stimulation of motivation for each employee to develop their potential, and to take care of a particular patient where the employee recognizes that he was considered the best qualified who provided with a service that meets his needs . My leadership in nursing allows me to implement the actions with a view to achieving higher levels of efficiency in care in health and nursing, while in the professional practice law and the code of ethics I find support for the development of process of nursing leadership. According
Nursing assessment is a fundamental nursing capacity which gives establishment to quality nursing consideration and intercession. It distinguishes the qualities of the patient in advancing health. The appraisal likewise recognises patient's needs, clinical issues or nursing findings and to assess reactions of the individual to health issues and intercession. A precise and intensive health assessment reflects the information and aptitudes of an expert medical caretaker. In the current medical institution, nursing professionals are meant to be known for their services in regards of their patients.
THE ROLE OF THE NURSE Nursing is a health care professionalism that focuses on any individuals for example for children, adults, disabled person and those who have other religion or other culture. It includes a range of specialties that varies from country to country. According to the international council, nurses must care and safeguard the public also practise autonomously and be responsible and accountable for safe, compassionate, person-centred, evidence-based nursing that respects and maintains dignity and human rights and includes the promotion of health. Professionalism and integrity must be shown, work within recognised professional, ethical and legal frame work.
The ANA code of ethics directs nurses to ensure that they practice with compassion and respect for dignity, uniqueness and worth of every patient. Nurses should thus provide care to all patients with the same degree of professionalism and compassion which does not allow for bias. Lastly, nurses should ensure that patients are presented with freedom from suffering. Nurses need to ensure that they are able to help or manage suffering from their patients. The suffering could be emotional, psychological or physical.
The articles does a good job explaining the concept of touch and how this affect us as a future nurses. I agree with the author about how touch is a important skill set to have in this nursing profession. When intimate touch is professional, and respectful, it can be a key to successful interaction and relationship with the patient and the nurse. The article also mention that some participants suggested that they want some type of relationship with nurses, they want their nurse to be there for them, and want to be able to make choices for themselves. A professional mutuality between the patient and nurse can foster comfort, trust, care, and respect.
Beneficence means that nurses should value patient’s autonomy, also to do good and always act in the greatest advantage of the patient. Based on Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, “Value Statement 4: Respect and preserve clients’ privacy and dignity” that nurses should prevent or resolve any situation in which patients are not given privacy or dignity. Furthermore, render correct care to support an honorable and peaceful passing in situations where life can no longer be continued. For this situation, beneficence should be well-thought-out by the nurses as informing Mr. Ahmad about his condition may let him accomplish his unfinished task of his life.
(Gleeson and Higgins, 2009). In mental health nursing touch is either helpful or technical in addition it can be compulsory or deliberate which has to dealt with care and respect as with all other communication skills. In the contemporary before attempting this skill a mental nurse has to take into consideration that offering touch has to be related to client’s needs. A nurse has to respect client’s culture their age, ethnicity and the gender as it is not acceptable in some cultures to touch someone who is not closer to them.
Ethical and Legal Foundations of Professional Nursing Nursing as a profession committed to the defense of Human and Social Right to Health and Life of individuals, families and communities whose primary responsibility and action focuses on the promotion, protection, recovery and rehabilitation of mental, physical, social and spiritual people and provides support and relief of suffering in compliance with ethical and legal principles. Coordinates its activities with other related groups: professionals and technicians. Take care of yourself and those who share responsibilities in the disciplinary field. The nurse trades as autonomy, justice, fairness, competence, responsibility and honesty; all of which is evident in ethical reasoning and the
The documentary, A Death of One’s Own, explores the end of life complexities that many terminal disease patients have to undergo in deciding on dying and dignity. It features three patients, their families, and caregivers debating the issue of physician-assisted suicide or pain relief than may speed up death. One character, Jim Witcher has ALS and knows the kind of death he is facing and wants to control its timing. Kitty Rayl is suffering from terminal cancer and wants to take advantage of her state’s Death with Dignity Act and take medication to terminate her life. Ricky Tackett, on the other hand, has liver failure and together with his family and caregiver agrees on terminal sedation to relieve his delirium and pain.
From 1932-1972, the Tuskegee Study was performed on vulnerable African-American men in Macon County, Alabama. The study, sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service, was created to learn about the natural ways of syphilis. Syphilis was a disease that was growing at an alarming rate. Researchers longed to understand and treat syphilis. The Tuskegee Study was put into place to find out how the disease progressed.
Ethics of healthcare depends on 4 moral standards and how they are utilised; autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence, and justice. Autonomy, which means self-governance, is the rule for regarding the privileges of a person to settle on a choice for them self, and respecting that decision. In healthcare this implies regarding a patient's choice on treatments, regardless of the possibility that it could bring about damage or demise to themselves. Autonomy is about self-rule, control free, without impact or influence from any other person, and is tied in with making an educated and un-forced choice about their care and medicines, based from their qualities and inclinations. Alongside autonomy is the principle of justice, which incorporates reasonableness