I chose this competency because it teaches me that I need to have a positive self-esteem and a great attitude towards my patients, colleagues and every situation in order to be able to provide holistic quality care. 2. The article taught me that fitness to practice, includes being accountable and responsible to cope with stress and know how to balance your duty to care for patients; and an equal duty to ensure that fitness to practice competently does not threaten the safety of patients, co-workers or oneself (p. 8). 3. The article widened my understanding that if I am not mentally or physically fit; it’s impossible for me to care for another and meet their needs and can put patients in danger due to errors.
Healthcare professionals should have a clear understanding from the beginning of their jobs to provide care that is catered to their patient’s needs and does no harm to their patient, yet some caretakers tend to walk the fine line between what is ethical and what is convenient. In Carolyn Buppert’s article, “Can I Prescribe for My Elderly Father?”, Buppert describes a situation involving nurse practitioners prescribing medications to family members for different reasons; nevertheless, this is a violation of the principle of justice because it is against the law to provide medications to family members without proper medical documentation (citation). Not only do ethical situations arise within the professional standpoint but also most workers who do not have day to day contact with patients do not realize that they must also provide care that follows the four principles. For instance, a chef that prepares the meals for the patients may not realize that the principle of nonmaleficence affects them, but if they were to prepare a meal that consists of nuts for a patient who has a known nut allergy, then they would be causing harm to the patient. Although the chef may not have been aware of the allergy, it is still could affect the treatment given to the patient if he or she has a reaction to the food.
In the medical profession, having an understanding and showing compassion displays a sincere interest. This is a key component of communication, and it displays an empathy towards the patient. When speaking with a healthcare professional, having a respectful conversation are essential. Establishing a good relationship with your healthcare personnel creates a courteous relationship to build between yourself and superiors or staff. Having a professional demeanor while in the
Health care workers use Interprofessional practice so they can maintain professionalism with one another as well as the patient. Interprofessional practice is being discussed because it is an important practice that establishes a connection with the
Introduction: Being an allied healthcare professional requires not only the ability to meet standards and to be able to work in a consistent professional manner, but also to be person centred, compassionate and a good listener. Person centred care means that radiographers consider the individual, health needs, social background or lifestyle in order to find the best outcome for the patient. Diagnostic radiographers interact with people at the time in their lives when they are most likely to feel vulnerable, feel uncertain about their future or anxious about results. Therefore, person centred care can be achieved through good communication skills such as verbal and nonverbal which can aid the relationship between the radiographer and the patient to promote person-centred care. Also, it is good practice to involve patient into decision-making as it empowers patients and helps radiographers to perceive things from the patient’s point of view.
As its evident that person centeredness is valued by the person, encouraging it in practise is important. The aim of the framework of McCormack’s model of person centred care is to raise awareness of the importance of respect for the individual. It does this well by empowering healthcare workers to recognise key components in their practise. It has also been used as a systematic framework to initiate significance from practise- derived data that can advise the expansion of person centred practise. McCormack’s model can be used as a tool to aid practitioners to recognise obstacles that can demote the developments of person centred care in their
 In the field of medicine, the act which is carried out for the benefit of the patient by the clinician is called beneficence. Health care has adopted this principle in medical situations where decisions are made solely in favor of patient benefit and emergency situations.  To fulfill the act of beneficence, professionals should also respect altruism and humanity in order to benefit the patient.  HCPs are committed in helping patients and hence the goal should always be benefitting the patient and cause no harm in this very process. HCPs are obliged to provide best medical care to the patient under the principle of beneficence.
The field of ethics addresses how we ought to treat each other, how we ought to act, what we ought to do, and why. We manage ethical issues every day. Beneficence is an ethical principle that addresses the idea that a nurse 's actions should promote good by doing what is best for the patient. The principle of justice is the moral obligation to be fair and equal. Autonomy is the right of competent adults to make informed decisions about their own medical care.
Patients have a right to privacy and non-interference. The healthcare professionals are obligated to give needed information to patients and relate the risks, and the benefits of a test/treatment. The detail information given will allow the patient to make the best decision on what he/she chooses to do. Hiding information about a diagnosis or not revealing the potential complications because a patient may refuse care seems unethical. Patients have the right to know about their health to make informed
One of my key beliefs is that it is my responsibility to ensure my patient is in a condition and environment that enhances the healing process. To create such an environment, I identify some of the client’s desires and immediate needs which when met will lead to a positive attitude in the patient that will promote the healing process. Such needs may include visits by family members, and allow their spiritual leader to spend time with them among others. I also believe in maintaining my own health by leading a healthy lifestyle. Taking good care of myself is vital in ensuring that I am in a position to perform optimally in my work.