How would you feel if you discovered that doctors were pushing flu vaccinations on patients just for financial reasons? That, along with many other, is one good point Claire Dowskin brings up in her article “The Truth Behind Flu Shot Mandates for Healthcare Workers”. In some hospitals flu vaccination funding for employees is out of the funding, and in some hospitals, will fire, or not hire, people if they have not, or refuse to receive a flu vaccination, wearing a mask is not even acceptable. Seeing how strict and forceful some hospitals are about flu vaccines would make one think they act this way for a payout for the vaccine distributers. Another way to look at this is how unethical mandatory vaccines are.
Consequently, the implementation of creating or improving the climate or culture separately to aid stemming the crisis would be difficult. Although, I believe if it is introduced as trying to create a better organizational climate for the hospital or clinic in general with special focus on opioid addicted patients and organizational culture is treated as a component of the climate it may be easier to deploy and get good response. This is because as discussed/suggested in many of our readings people tend to hold on to culture so resisting change. But I believe people generally want a better climate to work in whatever the culture. So using tact in the way I explained above may be more practical than the separation of the two concepts that was useful for research
Each time an addict injects themselves, they are at risk of overdosing and potentially dying. If the government is really concerned about the health and well-being of addicts, they should implement strategies to treat the addicts. A good metaphor is used in the article “Say No To Needle Distribution Programs, (2014) the metaphor refers to Russian Roulette in that handing out clean needles is a form of Russian Roulette. A user can go and get needles numerous times and be fine but one they will be unlucky and one day the addict 's needle will be the last needle
Dying with dignity acts across the country go against many peoples’ religious views and also can be seen as going against a doctor’s Hippocratic Oath. “It makes sense for anyone to want to end their life free of pain and on the terms they choose but morally, ‘death with dignity’ conflicts with biblical standards and anti-suicide stances” (Lariat). The bible goes against suicide and anti-suicide acts are against death with dignity because it is seen as a way to try to escape the world. Assisted suicide would also change the practice of medicine.
This paper is a case study reflection that needs to be applied and underpin the steps of safe prescribing, ethics, responsibility and legal of prescribing with respect to standards of Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). In this regard, I will follow the Driscoll (1994) Model of reflection, which is based on three questions that explains experiences, differences that are made, significance, and actions to continue professional development with respect to learning. Discussion Driscoll (1994) Model of reflection
The fact that our private choices have serious repercussions for others’ lives too reinforces the need to choose wisely” (Logue 3). She is talking about the legalization of physician assisted suicide. To consider legalization of the ending of someone’s life is not something to take lightly. The decision someone would make would not only affects one’s life it could end it. Stefan Bernard Baumrin, PhD, JD, Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York noted in his chapter,"Doctors must not engage in assisting suicide.
An immoral way would be to allow all people who overdose to die, with no chance of using Narcan to resuscitate them, thus causing widespread fear of the use of heroin and opiates. Narcan is a drug that is used to revive someone in the event of an overdose, but timing is critical, if you wait to long to administer the Narcan the person will die. A morally acceptable way would be to lower the amount of drug users. Doctors have taken a number of precautions such as limiting the amount of painkillers a patient can receive and even taking strong drugs off the market. These precautions have done very little to stop the use of opiates.
Multiple problems arise with Mr. Chapman’s request. The hospice care team wants to make him feel comfortable at the end of life, but allowing him to smoke is a safety hazard for both him and the people around him. A fact sheet from the NFPA states safety tips including, “Never smoke in a home where oxygen is used, and when more oxygen is present, any fire that starts will burn hotter and faster than usual” (Ahrens, 2008). Possible interventions are the use of a nicotine patch, medication, or counseling to help cope with Mr. Chapman’s anxiety. Anxiety medication can help him relax and is a safe alternative to smoking.
Patient safety experts have demonstrated that “patient safety increases when teamwork and collaboration skills are taught and empowered; when teamwork and collaboration are not present, medical errors will result” (Creasia & Friberg, 201, p. 348). As a nurse, it is imperative to collaborate with other interdisciplinary members in health care and also strive to research and implement evidence-based practices. Evidence-based practice is necessary to “ensure the highest quality of cost-effective care and the best patient outcomes” (Fineout-Overholt, 2011, para. 16). With a collaborative and innovative attitude on safe health care practices, an increase in patient safety and effectiveness of care will
However, a moral dilemma lies in the balance of personal autonomy and choice versus protection of the risk of the entire population. During public emergencies such as an epidemic, of course vaccines should be mandated for mankind, but otherwise the decision should be a personal
Some believe that this undermines the role of a physician as a healer. This argument is somewhat valid, but still should not make Physician Assisted Suicide illegal. The way I see it, a physician is always there to help it may be killing but the Physician is just prescribing the dose and the patient takes the pill on his/her own. Another argument is that a physician who helps a patient commit suicide, breaks the trust and bonds between a patient and his/her doctor. Again, we have a valid point.
In the essay, the author summarizes how it is unacceptable to not be vaccinated. The author relates vaccinations to drunk driving and smoking. Interestingly, they compare drunk driving and smoking in public places which are against the law, but getting vaccinations are not considered a law. Considering that getting vaccinations are a choice while drunk driving are not choices makes these comparison statements invalid. Also, the author claims that the declining rates of vaccinations are the evidence from the outbreaks of current diseases.
"Physician-assisted suicide isn 't about physicians becoming killers. It 's about patients whose suffering we can 't relieve and about not turning away from them when they ask for help” says Dr. Peter Rogatz. Assisted suicide isn’t an option for most terminally ill patients and even the patients that to decide they want the prescription, up to 40% of them never even take the pills. All doctors for assisted suicide just want to help their patients from living and dying in pain. Others think that assisted suicide should be legal because it will save the United States and the Government money.
Concerning the cases with Wagner and Bauer, insurance companies will stray away from doing any acts that seem unethical when pertaining to “life or death” medication due to the backlash that Bauer’s and Wagner’s insurance company after their case went public. Additionally, no insurance company wants to be painted badly in the news; they are selling you protection from whatever may occur in the future. They cannot sell themselves as a credible company if they subtly urge you to choose the cheapest route, which can also mean the deadly route. Besides insurance companies being one of the main issues concerning physician-assisted suicide, the hospital itself can prove to be an issue. Since so many deaths occur due to medical errors, one has to wonder how many terminally-ill patients were misdiagnosed.