Monday October 26th: Today at Moses Cone hospital, I was in the role of student nurse. I had two patients; one a returning patient, and the other a new patient. The nurse I was working with is someone I have never worked with before or even seen on the floor, but she seemed to be familiar with the unit. It was about 3-5-45 minutes into the shift before we received hand off report. After about 8 minutes of waiting to get report on the rest of her patients, my nurse went ahead and started to see patients.
You did a great job. You are acting as an advocate for the patient for their interest. We must support the rights of patients who are unable to advocate for themselves .We are facing lot of ethical problems in our workplace. Nurses must take a decision in Ethical dilemmas. These decisions affected by so many factors, including principles learned in school and nurses personal beliefs, and values.
The nurses said they would contact my doctor to inform him that he is needed at the hospital. An hour later the nurse came to check up on me then left the room. My father was out the room and overheard the nurses asked each other if they called the doctor yet. None of them called my doctor. After the nurses contacted my doctor, he decided to take a few hours to get to the hospital because he wanted to see all his patients at his office
It can be extremely hard for a nurse to step back and put themselves in the position of the parent, “It was pretty tough. And quite unsettling ... Because it’s easy to understand their anxiety. How scared they are ... At times it’s very difficult.
Postpartum depression is a serious mental health issue which can pose as a risk towards the relationship between a mother and her baby (Thompson & Fox, 2010).Postpartum depression is a serious mood disorder experienced by women after giving birth. This complex mood disorder can impact the entirety of the mother such as mind, body and spirit. The dreams a mother has as to what they expected motherhood to be like can be compromised by this mood disorder. Most health professionals estimate that between 15 and 20 percent of mothers who have recently given birth will be affected by postpartum depression at some point in time in their life (Thompson & Fox, 2010). Research also suggests that 700,000 new moms develop postpartum depression on a yearly
Nurses must advocate for their patients and facilitate optimal health, functioning, and wellness. These patient advocacy responsibilities include assuring that patients understand their medical diagnosis and treatment regimen, listening to the patient's’ concerns, and respecting their healthcare decisions (Ronnebaum & Schmer, 2015). Providing patient advocacy will continue to enhance healthcare encounters and
I would have more patience and try to get to the root of the problem instead of dismissing it. I would try not to get frustrated so easily and have the empathy to care for this patient. Empathy is essential for person-centred care and nurses must have empathy in order to understand the situation from the patient’s perspective (Girffiths et al, 2012). If I responded with more empathy and less frustration I think the patient in turn would be less frustrated and although the problem may not be resolved, anxiety will be reduced and a trusting relationship will develop.
As a Heath Professional it is your professional duty “to provide appropriate assistance, within their sphere of knowledge and competence, in such circumstances. Wherever possible, a nurse should arrange for emergency care to be accessed and provided promptly.” Royal collage of Nursing (2018). maintain an ethical and moral approach towards patients and other Health professionals. Poor morals and ethical choices are what codes such as the ‘Code of Ethics for Nursing in Australia’, the code points out eight key ethical points that look after privacy, cultural beliefs, diversity, respectfulness of the patients that the nurses are giving therapeutic care too. The code of ethics for nursing helps outline and “guide ethical decision-making and practice, and indicate to the community the human rights standards and ethical values it can expect nurses to uphold.”
It is hard to be compassionate to those patients. The best part is when you see a patient go from not being able to walk, talk and eat to being able to do all of that and more. Brieanna: What advice would you give to a new nurse? Michelle: Start on a med surg floor so that you get every experience possible before you switch to something specific.
Without a doubt, the birth of a child in each family is a momentous event. Can you imagine if that joyful event turned into sadness and guilt and being withdrawn from your newborn baby? Postpartum depression is a serious illness that usually happens after the birth of a child. It is a type of depression that lasts for a long time. It affects not only the mom but also the father and the whole family as well. The purpose of this paper is to explore the causes of PPD, the impact of PPD on both parents, infant and children, the interventions available for postpartum depression, and how social determinants of health relates to postpartum depression.
Rhonda Nearhoof, this is very touching and I absolutely admire your courage and strength. Being a hospice nurse, you face a lot of challenges of whether or not to be emotional close to the patient and the family. Based on your post I can see that you went beyond the call of duty to advocate for the patient in every way that you could. I also agree with you that “if we do not speak for our patients, then who will?”. As mentioned in your post, many patients are unable to speak for themselves, and they need our education and guidance to advocate for them to their families, doctors, or whoever else is involved with their care, and I honestly agree that it is our duty as a nurse to speak up and ensure their needs are met because as a nurse
after giving birth to my son in 2011 I have been struggling with being overweight and just all around unhealthy. I 've gained in between 65-70 pounds durin my pregnancy of course it was from overindulging and not eating healthy. unfortunately, lack of the right nutrition/exercise it all caught up with me when I had my son. He was diagnosed with a heart defect and numerous of other major/minor things. he had to have opened heart surgery at two days old and another followed shortly after, plus all of the other things that were wrong as well. we pretty much lived at the hospital for the first three years of his life. he is now five years of age and is doing much better! so, with all of that being said, my focus after giving birth of course wasn
Postpartum depression is something some mother 's get after having a baby. Postpartum needs to be more talked about to mother 's. There are many mother 's who go diagnosed with postpartum because they don 't know what it is. Postpartum can happen right after birth, although some mother 's don 't notice until around three weeks after the baby. This is a very common disease through out mother 's. You can actually get post partum with second birth, even though you never had it after your first. With postpartum you can feel hopeless and worthless as a mother. You may start to have irrational thoughts and even act on those thoughts. I highly suggest while pregnant to ask your doctor about post partum and the symptoms. Don 't ever be afraid to