Jata MacCabe Mrs. Jamieson (4) Sociology 120 October 7 2015 Beverley Allitt: Nightingale Nightmare Do No Harm “I will not do anything evil or malicious and I will not knowingly give any harmful drug or assist in malpractice.” Before a nurse may assume custodial responsibility over any patient, they must first pledge the Nightingale Oath. This vow states that as that as a healthcare professional your first responsibility must be assuring the safety of each patient in your care. In all healthcare facility interactions, a fundamental trust in medical professionals is required to assure timely and effective treatment —a deep-seated faith in healthcare workers assures prescribed medications and rehabilitation regimens are strictly adhered to. …show more content…
Like many prolific serial murderers, Allitt was very adept at manipulating others into viewing her as trustworthy and unthreatening. In many cases, Allitt formed strong relationships with the parents of her victims. On one occasion, after killing 2 month old Becky Phillips by means of oxygen depravation and attempting to kill her surviving twin, Katie Phillips, Allitt was so adept at concealing her true nature that Katie’s mother believed her to have saved Katie’s life. Dreadfully ironically, Allitt was honoured with becoming the godmother of Katie Phillips, “despite having inflicted partial paralysis, cerebral palsy and sight and hearing damage on the infant.” …show more content…
Instead, Allitt began to harm others in order to satisfy her addiction to attention. When an adult caregiver —in this case, Allitt— makes a child appear ill by fabricating or causing harm to the child in order to gain attention, it is called Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy. In deliberately causing harm to a patient, Allitt was provided opportunity to “save” the child, providing her with glory and gratitude that she would not otherwise receive. In the cases where she or others failed to resuscitate the patient, she would be treated with sympathy and affection, rather than the loathing she deserved. A psychologist may argue that it was Allitt’s parent’s apathy toward her that caused her to develop Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy, and that this was the major factor that caused her to kill these
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As seen in the true Lifetime movie, Abducted: The Carlina White Story, in August 1987 twenty- five year old Ann Pettway had made an unthinkable decision, to abduct a newborn and raise it as her own. After going through her third miscarriage less than a month earlier and being told by the doctor that she would never be able to carry a baby full-term, she refused to accept the truth. It was nineteen days later when she would enter the same Harlem Hospital in New York City that she had her miscarriage at and pose as a nurse to “take matters into her own hands” as she had said while giving herself a pep talk in the bathroom. Throughout that night, while posing as a nurse, she walked the halls of the hospital’s children’s ward scanning for a newborn baby to take as her own.
Jeannette experiences neglect from her own parents, physical abuse from her distraught father, and sexual abuse from strangers, all before she turns eighteen. The most common form of abuse Jeannette faces during her childhood is neglect, which is forced upon her by both Rex and Rose Mary. Neglect can be defined as refusing to intentionally or unintentionally care for a child and his or her needs. According to a study conducted by
The feeling of being able to alleviate the suffering of an acutely ill patient is at once incredibly satisfying and immensely humbling. I am constantly in awe of the fact that by coming to work everyday, I have the privilege of helping others who cannot care for themselves. During my time in my Clinical Care Extender Internship, I developed a special interest in caring for the geriatric population and have had the opportunity of serving as a personal caregiver to an elderly woman with dementia. I do not take the trust and confidence that my patient places in me lightly and work hard to advocate and provide for her safety because she deserves no less. Thus, in the interest of patient advocacy, as a nurse in your facility, I will seek to improve the practices that will keep my patients safe and promote their healing.
The Andrea Yates Murder Case Andrea Yates had always lead a splendid life, a bright young woman moving on to do great things in the world. No one expected the class valedictorian, swim team captain, and National Honor Society officer to jump off the deep end shortly after her nursing career took off. Unfortunately, the unexpected did take place, and Andrea’s battle with extreme mental illness took off, snowballing for years to come. One day, she could no longer control it, causing her to commit one of the most shocking crimes in history, involving the deaths of her own children, invoking despair in of all of society. Due to the wide publicization of her story, the devastating Andrea Yates murder case brought a grasp of mental illness’s role
Throughout Fowler’s (2016) essay, she mentions an “educational model in the 1870’s” called Nightingale which she attempted to make it seem important and relevant to her argument (p. S9). However, it was 2016 and even though past ethic codes are historically important, they are outdated and not always useful when attempting to enact change now. Furthermore, Fowler mainly cites evidence from over 50 years ago, therefore, is not credible. For instance, she states there is “abundant” evidence for her topic but supports her claim with “ the 1916 Bureau of Registration of Nurse” (Fowler, 2016, p. S9). It is obvious to the reader that Fowler is attempting to build credibility utilizing outdated information.
Military Nurse’s Dilemma Chi Tiet University of Michigan - Flint Nurses are a group of professionals who faces a variety of ethical dilemmas while working. Therefore, these dilemmas cannot only impact on their personalities but also affect their patients. However, ethical dilemmas are argumentative and difficult to deal with, so there is no “right” or “wrong” answer for them. In a military nurse’s dilemma, a military RN is ordered to force feeding a terrorist prisoner while he is undergoing interrogation, and the prisoner is on a hunger strike protesting. The nurse is torn, but fearing of reprisal if orders are disobeyed, so the nurse is appalled at the over-riding a patient’s wish by force feeding him agains his wish.
Florence Nightingale What do you think of when you picture a nurse? Most would envision a kind, caring, professional with the highest standards of integrity and humility. Did you know that nurses were once the total opposite of what we would call them today? Florence Nightingale brought nursing from a disreputable and immoral vocation into the honest and ethical profession that is enjoyed today by emphasizing compassion and strict morals in the personal and work lives of her nursing students.
Registered nurses are required to deliver wide-range nursing attention and treatment to all persons in a healthcare setup (American Nurses ' Association, 2000). Notably, they have to offer emergency care and guarantee the safe execution of treatment. It is mandatory for nurses to demonstrate a broad knowledge of the laws and regulations that are in line with their profession. Additionally,
Ethics Assignment Introduction Confidentiality is an ethical value that remains deeply rooted in the nursing profession and has always been the cornerstone of the nurse-patient relationship. Since the days as nursing students, we were constantly reminded of the significance in maintaining patient’s confidentiality. The Oxford dictionary defines confidentiality as intended to be kept secret while the Cambridge dictionary defines it as the state of being secret.
It is very easy to get wrapped up in the day to day tasks that we complete as nurses. But in order to give our patients the best possible care, we must look at our day through a holistic lens. The following essay will outline the theory as created by the “lady with the lamp” Florence Nightingale. We will look at the different components that are important to a patient’s health and outline on to incorporate these components into current practice.
What does nursing mean to me? Nursing means helping people heal, meeting their needs while they are in your care, listening to concerns, protecting them from harm, and educating them how to care for themselves while treating them with dignity, compassion and respect and giving of yourself to the care of people and community. It is having compassion for people and their health and being a humanitarian, making sure they receive the best care possible. Nurses must also treat families of patients with kindness, realizing they are going through a stressful situation also. Nursing is a responsibility to provide the best care regardless of the patient’s age, race, religion, sex, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or their past.
What does nursing mean to me? Nursing means helping people heal, meeting their needs while they are in your care, listening to concerns, protecting them from harm, and educating them how to care for themselves while treating them with dignity, compassion and respect. Nursing is giving of yourself to the care of people and community, while expecting nothing in return. It is having compassion for people and their health, being a humanitarian, and making sure patients receive the best care possible. Nurses must also deal with families of patients with gentleness and kindness, realizing they are going through a stressful situation also.
An event that was significant to me throughout clinical placement was when I forgot to introduce myself to a visually impaired client. The event that I encountered occurred on my second day of clinical placement at Fieldstone Commons. This event highlights the need for effective communication when treating a patient that suffers with visual impairment. I assisted in morning care for multiple clients, one client stood out to me in particular.
Abandonment and Nursing The career of nursing is more than just healing the sick. Nursing often causes nurses to face moral and ethical dilemmas. “Ethics refers to principles of right and wrong behaviors, beliefs, and values (Zerwekh & Garneau, 2015, p. 420).” When new graduate nurses begin their careers the first twelve months are a great time to gain a better understanding of personal beliefs and how they can affect patient care.