Sue found that this is an unethical practice done by her colleague that is causing harm to the patients. As per the law, the other hygienist is not supposed to do an act that is harmful to the patients. Hence, watching this, setting aside her friendship with the
But at the end of the day, we are still human and make mistakes. This doesn’t downplay the lives lost but it shows that if lives are at stake, any errors will be publicized dramatically. Understandably so, lives are important and we would always want to ry and limit those mistakes. George Santayana said: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” We always need to learn from our previous mistakes especially when lives are at stake.
I believe, reporting the occurrence of an adverse event should be rewarded, since it is the initial stage of preventing future events. Quality is a measure of standard that establishes the degree of excellence. In health care, quality culture is related to the process and outcome of care. To enhance the quality of care, adverse events are analyzed in order to develop mitigation measures. Quality improvement is expected to be a
Aside from the importance of cultural competence between health practitioners and clients, it is also of great value and significance between health care professionals in the workplace. Every staff belongs to one or more group and an awareness of each culture is necessary to develop a healthy work relationship. According to ---,--- without sufficient cultural awareness, personal appraisal and sensitivity, the interaction between the staff will form
Nurse Ratched appears to be caring and well intentioned but she may still believe strongly that in spoiling McMurphy plans for change and various other schemes she is acting for the greater good of her patients. However, when McMurphy challenges against her she become even more "dangerous", she shows her resilience against his plans and doesn 't flinch from taking measures to ensure continued devotion to the rules she has set. Indeed it is only at the end that we see just how far she will go to enforce her authority which include the rules set by her for the ward, leaving aside individual patients interests; rights and welfare merely in an effort to establish her own position as the head of the
The author highlights how vulnerable patients will give their trust to nurses, they should begin their relationship with a rapport (Price, 2017). “Patients often feel vulnerable and there can be an imbalance of power between the nurse and the patient; similarly, patients who are receiving treatment in hospital can find themselves in an unfamiliar environment” (Price, 2017). In this situation the client was degraded, there was an imbalance of power. The client had an unfamiliar caregiver, creating confusion and anxiety. To create a therapeutic relationship trust must be created, it requires effective communication, honesty, and respect.
It is practiced in our hospital however, it is limited and not practicing effectively. Nurses would however utilize support from collegues and the incharge (informal supports) rather than from organization in structured way. Significantly, nurses need to feel safe and supported when they been assaulted and victimized. This cam be achieved through formal support program like debriefing system following the incident. Additionaly, it is necessary that
Discrimination in Healthcare: A universal issue Introduction As humans, we will inevitably make a mistake that negatively affects another person. More often than not, this is not intentional and would be taken back if given the chance. So, it is not unreasonable to think that those in charge of managing our health make mistakes, even if they had the best intentions. For example, when you sit down and think about how the elderly should be treated when it comes to healthcare what is your response? The elderly have many systems in their body that do not function like they did in earlier years and new studies are starting to pay attention to this aspect when it comes to treating older generations (Pecci, 2015).
They may have a lack of confidence in their ability to adapt to new technologies, or may perceive the change as a threat. Some nurses have adopted a short cut process of administering medication to save time, which is pre-pouring medications. Workaround is another big barrier which occurs when nurses pass the medication without scanning the medication and the patient’s identification (ID) band, to save time and scan them later. Which is dangerous, and a high risk for making an error. The change agent or the nurse leader will need to use the driving forces that will help the project to be successful.
Medication errors We are all human beings and given that we sometimes forget our tasks. One of the things that nurses commit is disbursing an incorrect quantity of medication or giving out the wrong medication to a patient. This mistake should be much avoided and presence of mind should be incorporated.
For example, an individual may connect to the person on trial by race, gender, ethnicity or commonality between the defendant and someone from their personal life. May also occur with events and situations being discussed on trial. Author Veronica Roth stated that “no matter how smart, people usually see what they 're already looking for, that 's all”, and this applies to the justice system in the sense that looking past the biases is and always will be difficult because one tends to ignore evidences because of overwhelming emotions from bias (Roth). It is ideal to have impartial jurors whom will seek to be fair and will endeavor to correct potential bias in the courtroom in themselves, but it is not logical.
Undeniably, the risks that occur as a result of medical errors are transferred to the patient. Furthermore, nurses are also at risk of losing their jobs because they can become the subjects of legal suits, especially when patient injuries and deaths are linked to medical errors. On the contrary, implementation of an effective nurse staffing becomes a remedy that will greatly benefit nursing as a profession. Implications of Nurse Staffing on Nursing Practice There is a positive correlation between effective staffing of nurses and the quality of patient care and safety. As discussed earlier, nurses who work in safe and stress-free environments are more likely to keep their jobs, which leads to retention of the highly qualified and experienced registered nurses.
Less work load for each individual is achieved, therefore relieving the stress. Trust between the health care professionals rise this therefore builds strong foundations. Negative issues could surface regarding multi-disciplinary teams, danger of information being shared incorrectly and patient’s slipping through the net is possible, leading to the wrong treatment needed for individuals. As the health care institution is very busy and fast paced, it is understandable that mistakes are quite easily made. Codes of conduct within the (HCPC)