3 Outline how the factors relating to views on death and dying can impact on practice
Dignity; “the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect.” (Oxforddictionaries.com, 2016). Nurses must respect patient dignity because they have a duty of care to each client. Without respecting this, a patient may feel they have not received the correct standard of care, which may prolong their recovery time.
The main purpose of the essay is to look at the meaning of privacy and dignity in the modern healthcare practice and discuss application of those principles in midwifery practice. The thesis will also explain the importance of privacy and dignity and the reasons for its advocacy but also the impetus to promoting application of those values in care.
The mental capacity of the patient should be considered in this case. The patient is under a huge amount of stress and pain which will most likely affect his mental capacity. Pain and trauma is can change a person’s viewpoint on the situation and in turn change their decision about the treatment that they want to receive.
The NMC Code states “Treat people as individuals and uphold their dignity”. Although dignity can often be difficult to ensure for every patient, especially when many procedures are invasive and require intimate details of a patient’s lifestyle, it is important as a nurse to always preserve and respect a patient’s dignity. (Nursing and Midwifery Council, 2015) This document explores what dignity is to a patient, how it can be maintained in a hospital and, why dignity is important to patients.
Depending on the ANA Code of Ethics, nurses are often a lot of ethical dilemmas these days, informed consent of the patient for the right to refuse treatment, length of life versus quality of life, euthanasia passive versus active euthanasia, for use of adult stem cells compared to the use of embryonic stem cells and maintaining the treatment process versus withdrawing treatment. Patients, family members, and the successful resolution of internal multi-disciplinary skills of nurses and health care professionals to collaborate in this dilemma can affect the quality of care.
The Francis report is clear confirmation that when the 6C’s, a therapeutic relationship and ethical boundaries are ignored in patient care it becomes a major barrier that leads poor healthcare. (Department of Health, 2013). It is evident that a therapeutic relationship and effective communication underpins good healthcare (Brown & Bylund, 2008). Communication is therapeutic and building relationships is the cornerstone of nursing work, particularly with patients who have learning disabilities or mental health issues (Clarke, 2012). With such patients, nurses have to consider emotional factors as the patients may find it hard to listen, concentrate and communicate if they are emotionally, scared, anxious or maybe just do not understand the
Most of the reviewed articles had focused on common nursing ethical values. In some, several values and in some other, only one value had been introduced and defined. Konishi (2009) had only studied the value of harmony in nursing and had suggested that as one of the most fundamental values in Japan. Verpeet (2003) had defined values as nurses’ responsibility to their patients, profession, other health team members, and society. Naden (2004) in his study to define components of human dignity indicated braveness, responsibility, respect, commitment, and ethical desires. Wros (2004) reported a significant difference in the ethical value of decision-making among the nurses in two countries. Trailer (2004) claims that respect to the patients has the highest priority among codes of ethics and acts as a basic value to design the nursing ethical codes, which include three main elements of respect, reliability, and
Nursing as a profession committed to the defense of Human and Social Right to Health and Life of individuals, families and communities whose primary responsibility and action focuses on the promotion, protection, recovery and rehabilitation of mental, physical, social and spiritual people and provides support and relief of suffering in compliance with ethical and legal principles. Coordinates its activities with other related groups: professionals and technicians. Take care of yourself and those who share responsibilities in the disciplinary field. The nurse trades as autonomy, justice, fairness, competence, responsibility and honesty; all of which is evident in ethical reasoning and the
The ethical theories and principles are implemented with patients, family members, peers, colleagues and health care providers in various clinical settings. More so, the nurses face moral stress involving two ethical principles that compete in the same situation. An example is the respect of patient autonomy and provision of health care that is in the best interest of the patient.
No matter which career field, whether it 's in the food industry, healthcare, or behind the desk, all which involved customer services. With the proper greeting and well-dress show the first impression how this person shows the best interest in the workplace. The top rating profession for the most trusted service for 16th consecutive years is Nurses, a survey from Gallop, an American research-base on customer and employment engagement well-being. Nurses have the foundational code of ethics to provide guidance for professional behavior, particularly in human dignity, emphasis nurse-patient relationship, and collaborative care with the patient and team member. However, other ethical principles –autonomy, fidelity,
This concept is taken from module 3 of block 6 entitled “ethical Issues in Nursing Practice’’
Nurses often face ethical dilemmas and moral distress throughout various levels of direct and indirect patient care. According to Moon and Kim (2015), patients often die in the intensive care unit, and ethical conflicts frequently occur due to a variety of factors, such as verbal abuse, poor communication between health care providers, and increased incidences of end-of-life issues. I think this is a very important subject to think about, especially when these conflicts can significantly impact job satisfaction, burnout, and ultimately threaten the quality of care for patients. Furthermore, a qualitative study conducted by Henrich et al. (2017) shows that healthcare providers often experience negative emotional repercussions from moral distress in the ICU, and patient care is frequently perceived as being negatively affected. In addition, the same study reveals that nurses and other health care providers in the intensive care unit are more likely to leave their job due to moral distress as compared to other hospital settings. Research has shown that moral distress and ethical issues can have profound impacts on health care providers, such as patient safety, workplace dissatisfaction, and emotional suffering. As a practicing ICU nurse, I also have my fair share of
Nurse must have knowledge about on different cultural factors such as language, beliefs, and values. Having an education on all of these will allow competent care. Nurse that don 't understand those factors are challenged while providing care and it also leads to other barriers. However, if they can communicate to the patient well they can advocate for the best possible outcome of the patient 's health. If conflict arises in the patient 's health choices the nurse will be courageous by continuing to advocate for what is ethical and best the the patients. Overall, nurses need to be culturally aware, educated, and able to apply knowledge situationally depending on patient’s beliefs, values, and
This concept is chosen from the 8th module entitled ‘Personal moral beliefs and values’ of the subject “Ethical issues in nursing practice’ block 3.