In Conclusion, based on literature within the above analysis it is evident that gaining consent from a patient before any procedure, investigation or care task is a legal, ethical requirement. Similarly, it is essential to understand the reasons of why communication is significant in nursing. Also, there are many formats of communication to use with patients, and it is vital to determine which form is correct. Dignity and respect also play a fundamental part of nursing, and the absence of this permits patients to feel devalued and
EHRs will always have pros and cons impact in the healthcare organizations. The biggest limitations of the electronic health record system could be that the system is not yet integrated in all hospitals and health care facilities. The health care providers and researchers are enthusiastic and anticipate better technology because it would be more beneficial for health care IT technology as it advances. Last but not least, I believe that the government should support on the network improvement to achieve meaningful use of EHRs
Consent is one of the key principles that guides health care professionals in the NHS constitution, this reflect the needs and preference of patients, their families and carers where right decision will be made and will be informed on all decision of their care and treatment, (DH ,2012), however healthcare professionals need to share information with the family and carer with the patient consent, and ensure a confidentiality policy is in place and followed by all staff (DH, 2003). It was important to explain to Mary-Jane of her need to be in the chair as it was a part of her ongoing treatment which was put in by the physio-therapist, as it was Mary-Jane right to accept or refuse this part of her treatment, (DH ,2012). In keeping with (NMC, 2013) code the student nurse gaining consent before taking Mary-Jane out the bed had to fully respect her right to decline or to accept as long as she fully understand what was said to her (Mental Capacity Act, 2005) as this shows that the patient decision was been respected. This indicates that the client is being protected
This exemplified the need for patient’s autonomy, beneficence versus non-maleficence and truth telling. The nurse faced a barrier due to the physician hierarchical working style. Collaborating using a multi-disciplinary approach and communicating effectively in explaining the disease process could have better manage her symptoms and improve the quality of her remaining life. It is important that early detection and treatment options are discussed by the physicians in an honest and open manner. As patients performance status decline healthcare members should provide informed decisions regarding diagnosis, prognosis and
If translators can be implemented to be part of the program, the quality of care can increase as the patients do not have to worry about going to pharmacies or doctors with the language barriers. The key to a quality care with the patients is communication. If it can be improved, then the patients can work together with doctors and reduce the readmissions. I had no idea that the Transition of Care existed to help patient’s transition to different environments. This program can definitely help ease a patient’s transition.
By fulfilling patient needs and not doing anything to put them in harm is an example of following a policy. These policies serve as a resource for doctors, nurses, and other staff. Additionally, the caregiver must understand exactly what the patient needs at the time; they also know what procedures to assist patients with. Code-switching is extremely crucial when communicating with convalescents; using medical terminology with patients can be very frustrating for them. To give a clear example, a nurse would tell a patient to take the medicine before meals, rather than telling them to take the medicine “a.c.” This knowledge that a nurse must possess is indispensable, it serves as a form of admiration, coherence, and reassurance for the most
So, you can see now how a personal health record could be the difference between life and death. Your doctor will not get the whole picture of your health condition due to lack of your past medical records. With a complete PHR, your doctor can simply review it and understand everything they need to know quickly about extensive questions or calling your former doctor for answers. This also eliminates the risk of wrong treatment and medication. The PHR
It is to ensure accurate identification in identifying the individual as the person for the treatment is intended of care. From this experience I understand that, it is essential to utilize two- patient identifier according to the standards and policies of the hospital. Secondly, by asking an open-ended question active communication whenever possible and ask the patient to state his or her full name and date of birth of the individual is to ensure the safety of individuals during their care, including prevention of medication, diagnostic and treatment errors. IPSG, states that by utilizing a two patient- identifier, facilitates patient participation. Thus, in an open-ended inquiry active communication possibly by requesting patient to state his or her full
INTRODUCTION An electronic health record (EHR) is a record of a patient 's medical details (including history, physical examination, investigations and treatment) in digital format. Physicians and hospitals are implementing EHRs because they offer several advantages over paper records. They increase access to health care, improve the quality of care and decrease costs. However, ethical issues related to EHRs confront health personnel. When patient 's health data are shared or linked without the patients ' knowledge, autonomy is jeopardized.
The ROI of EHRs article breaks down the importance of Electronic health records. Healthcare leaders need to have an open-mind about electronic health records to gain a better organized system. Health organizations spend billions trying to find a working system instead of changing to the electronic health records system. Most organizations are making their IT department play bigger role working along with physicians to make electronic health records a key component of healthcare facilities making EHRs an effective program. Electronic Health Records are important to improving the quality of care provided, being able to find a patients history of care at a click of a button.