This week’s reading topic is about Johnny Appleseed. In the Smithsonian article “The Real Johnny Appleseed Brought Apples- and Booze- to the American Frontier” by Natasha Geiling, it talks about the original purpose of the apple that were brought by John Chapman, a prolific nurseryman, to the frontier. Unlike today apples, the apples in the early 1800s plants by Chapman, were not primary used for eating. Instead, “they were used to make America 's beverage-of-choice at the time, hard apple cider.” During the early 1800s, in purpose of making a profit from the incoming frontiersmen, Chaman took advantage of cultivating orchards by advancing just ahead of settlers, as they wander from Pennsylvania to Illinois.
Lying in bed that night, Encyclopedia thought about what his mom said about him being a detective when he grows up, but he didn’t want to wait that long. The next morning he thought that he would begin right now. He printed 50 handbills, which he placed in each neighbor’s mail box. After a day of rain, a tiny boy with a pair of rubber boots and a raincoat appeared near the door. Clarence said that Bugs Meany— the leader of the “Tigers” gang— had stolen his tent.
Specificity of diagnosis, abnormal lab test and medication is often vital healthcare information in the medical record. Failure to document this information significantly slows hospitals from collecting the correct level of payment. Hospitals should not only target coders for performance improvement given that no level of accurate coding can overcome the lack of documentation. The Doctors that underdocument care and services provided represent the most significant opportunity to increase charge and reflect the severity level and provide adequate defense. When researched, Advisory Boards nationwide has uncovered multiple cases in which improved physician documentation has increased annual by 1.5 million.
Patient Abuse One of the most sensitive issues in health care is patient mishandling or abuse. Mishandling is the maltreatment and negligence of a person under medical organizations or at home. Some of the many types of ill-treatment include but not limited to physical, mental, curative and monetary abuse. According to the USA Today review, more than 5000 assisted living facilities were hazards for the elderly while they should be safe places for them. The report conducted between 2000 and 2002 found that there were significant medication errors as well as poor staffing (training).
This can end up in a lawsuit, which shoots down a nurse’s self-esteem and confidence. How do we prevent ourselves from these traumatizing incidents? Follow protocol, maintain clear communication, document EVERYTHING you do (because if it wasn’t charted, then it wasn’t done), check on and monitor your patient, delegate correctly, and so on. (American Nurses 2018) Doing your job correctly is what is going to protect you from a law suit.
• The physician has suggested the wrong size of medication to the patient or the prescribed amount of medicine may be right but the nurse has given a wrong one. • The physician may have provided a high amount of sleeping drug to the patient without realizing his/her medical record or have not tell the patient about safety tips that can be considered. • The physician has employed substandard equipment or equipment during surgical operation.
When an adverse incident occurs within healthcare, it is the duty of an investigator and healthcare regulator to investigate the any failings and hold the relevant healthcare professional responsible. Working as an investigator within the Nursing and Midwifery Council, my role is centred around public protection and investigating and holding registered nurses and midwives accountable for their misconduct, competency concerns and failings. A constant theme within investigations is the question of whether any patient harm occurred and the impact the incident had on a patient, although we rarely take into consideration the impact the incident had on the registrant, or how the lengthy fitness to practise proceedings create a period of uncertainty
Medical malpractice is a legal offense that occurs when a medical professional fails to perform his or her medical duties due to negligence, thereby causing injury or death to a patient. Therefore the purpose of this essay to highlight how medical practitioners can be negligent by not informing the patient about the inherent risk of the medical procedure such as in the case of Rogers v Whitaker  (hereinafter Rogers). Additionally Cranley v Medical Board of Western Australia  (hereinafter Cranley) will also be investigated to demonstrate how medical practitioners can be alleged to be found for conducting improper professional conduct, and why this improper conduct was overturned by the courts. Failure to disclose the inherent risk of a medical procedure
1. Duty Of Care The thing the court must do is identify if the defendant owed a duty of care to plaintiff and what the duty of care owed was. They will try and distinguish what the standard of reasonable care the hospital should have adhered to while they were treating plaintiff and if the harm caused to plaintiff could have been foreseeably cause harm to her. 2.
4.3 Malpractice as an Ethical Issue Malpractice of doing the opposite of acting in good faith (Bruhn, s.a.:111). It is defined as the failure through ignorance or negligence, to render proper service, resulting in injury or loss to the client (Bruhn, s.a.:111). Professional negligence consists of departing from usual practice not exercising due care (Bruhn, s.a.:112). Any violations of confidentiality and sexual misconduct have received the greatest attention in the literature as grounds for malpractice suits (Bruhn, s.a.:112). The only violation practitioners are allowed to do is client’s confidentiality under those circumstances mandated by the ethical guidelines or by state law (Bruhn, s.a.:112).
Although staff are held responsible, most of the nurses have not seen nor even read the guideline. Aside from that, nurses are not unified when it comes to the documentation of the wound assessment. These may be due to lack of knowledge of the guideline and also their attitudes towards skin issues, especially bruises. Some nurses do not like to write an incident for bruises because they consider it a hassle.
The concept of patient safety traced as far back as the foundations of nursing. Perhaps nursing was born out of the necessity of patient safety and care. Florence Nightingale’s work in 1853-1856 aimed at improving the outcome of sick and injured soldiers during wartime (Telford, & Keeling, 2014, p.3). Therefore establishing the necessity for improvement in patient safety. By the early 19th century the National Organization of Public Health Nursing was developed to merge the public health needs and preventive care thus leading the way for the federal maternal and infant act of 1921 (Telford, & Keeling, 2014, p.7).
Philosophy of Nursing Education Philosophy of nursing is statements of belief about nursing and expression of value in nursing profession that are used as bases for thinking. Nursing philosophy signifies the belief or system of the profession that provides its perspective for practice. Nursing philosophy examines the relationship between truth and ideals in nursing. The examination of theses truth and ideals leads to beliefs that form the framework for nursing practice.