If we as nurses respect the confidentiality of a patient, we should do so for all the patients. However, Griffith (2007) argues that the duty of confidence should not be absolute and nurses should always consider sharing information if required. Though the principle of respecting patient autonomy and their right to confidentiality is broken here, the principle of beneficence and non-maleficence is uphold. Nurses have an obligation to protect patient’s confidentiality but the duty to warn an innocent party of imminent harm is far more critical. Therefore, breaking confidentiality here is potentially doing more good than
In conclusion the paramount issue regarding secret trust is adressed in a positive manner. The fact that there are a lot of cases and reasons for the scepticism behind this doctrine does bring with it a lot of equitable aspects. In analysing the case law as well as the legality of if the papper concludes that the conundrum of secret trust has justification as well a equitable basis to it. The legal element is not there in statute but as shown through sufficient case law; it is a a justifiable doctrine when theories are composed together regarding different aspects of the doctrine.
The essence of this principle is allowing an individual the freedom of choice and action. It addresses the responsibility of the counselor to encourage clients, when appropriate, to make their own decisions and to act on their own values. For example lady comes for services after her husband is deceased, she had never taken care of financial decision, she doesn't know how to pay bills or write a check. Now as a counselor it is your duty to teach her how to take care of herself. Justice is “treating equals equally and unequals unequally but in proportion to their relevant differences” Justice does not mean treating all individuals the same.
In P6 of my work I am going to explain the role of supportive relationships to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect. If a person is interested in a career in health and social care is important you develop the skills needed to form professional supportive relationship with individuals and their families. So you need a basic understanding of the elements that make up a relationship. • Core principles of Care Core principles of care are seen as being important principle which has to be followed by all people work in health and care services. The core principles are that the professionals within the service should accept equality and diversity of people and should also accept and respect people’s rights and responsibility.
The four principles of ethics provides an accessible and culturally neutral approach to thinking about ethical issues in healthcare(1). This approach is based on the four prima facie moral commitments of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice(1, 2). It offers a moral, analytical framework for healthcare professionals to aid decisions, when moral issues arise(2). This approach was developed by Beauchamp and Childress in the 1980s to provide a common, moral language for clinicians(1). The term prima facie indicates that a principle is binding unless it conflicts with another moral principle(2, 3).
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
Professional Autonomy in Nursing refers to the ability of the nurse to act based on her knowledge and judgement. Ensuring the provision of care is within the ambit of the profession. Using their expertise in delivering quality nursing care. They have the authority to take and make decisions based on professional regulations and knowledge in patient care .However autonomy does not come with inaction but comes with competence in knowledge and skills. Being courageous enough to take charge and responsibility when situations demand for it in clinical practice.
The right of informed consent is an ethical and legal requirement when working with clients. Informed consent is based on a client’s right to self-determination, along with being able to make autonomous decisions pertaining to treatment. The process of informed consent is viewed as legal requirement that is an important part of the therapeutic process. “It also establishes a foundation for creating a working alliance and a collaboration partnership between the client and therapist” (Corey, G. 2017, p.41). The importance of informed consent is seen as it provides the general goals of counseling, the responsalbities of the counselor towards the client.
EXPLANATION Confidentiality plays an important role in the psychology field. The confidential bond between these mental health professionals and their clients represents an important professional obligation and create a secure relationship foundation within the helping profession. The concept of confidentiality emphasize that everyone has a right to privacy. Bok (1983) stated that confidentiality is based on four principles, which are respect for autonomy, respect, pledge of silence and utility. Respect for autonomy means that psychologists believe that client has the ability to make correct decisions.
Documentation can result in being the counselor’s best ally if they face ethical charges, however, the lack of documentation or for other matters the incorrect documentation can be detrimental. Proper billing is another way to avoid ethical violations in counseling practices, in fact there is nothing more important than accuracy when it comes to billing clients and insures for counseling services explained by experts. As mentioned early in this paper trust is the important factor between the counselor and their clients. The counselor and client agreement stipulates that the counselor will not at any time divulge information of any kind to anyone else other than the client