This will also be a risky matter for the continuity of her profession as a hygienist. Hence, the hygienist had to ensure a duty of care to the patients with her quality services. Conclusion In spite of knowing that such health issue may happen to the patients by using the anterior sickle instrument, she continued to do the same. This is an unethical practice, that reflects complete dishonesty to her profession. Moreover, the reaction from the dentist employer was not proper.
Based on the case scenario, the nurse had breached the ethical principle of beneficence. There were no positive actions taken to promote well-being of the resident. Bactrim was not discontinued even though the laboratory test results showed that the resident has no bladder infection. Her duty is to prevent harm to the resident but due this situation, the resident has higher risk for bleeding due to adverse interaction with other medication. Besides, the nurse has breached the ethical principle of non-maleficence.
This type of disclosure is an organizational violation, but could also lead to legal ramifications as well. Incidental disclosure of protected health information is not considered to be a “violation of the HIPAA medical privacy regulation provided the covered entity has applied reasonable safeguards” (Hatton, 2003) to help prevent them. This error also has the potential to cause distrust in the patient that the nurse is transporting, causing them to lose faith in the company. The nurse stopped Sue in the hallway (a public space), while transporting another patient, to tell Sue that there was an issue. The nurse made no attempt to keep the issue private and rattled of the details in front of the escorted patient, even though the situation was not an emergency or life threatening.
Under autonomy the nurse should respect the gal’s decision on terminating her pregnancy. In Veracity the gal who is helpless came to the nurse to seek help,So as a nurse she should provide the right information on the process of an abortion. Under confidentiality the nurse is responsible to protect the gal medical information. She shouldn’t be disclosing the pregnancy to any third parties. In fidelity the nurse need to be loyal to the gal by reassuring to allay anxiety.
According to SNB (1999), this aims to provide a framework to help nurses with the ethical decisions that they may need to make daily. In this scenario, value statements 1, 2, 4, and 7 are closely involved. One major ethical principle involved in the scenario is autonomy. Autonomy is “the quality or state or being independent, free, and self-directing” (“Autonomy”, 2015). It is the patients’ right to make their own informed decision without any influences from others.
Respect: Even though Patients are hard to deal with on duty, nurses have to provide care with respect. Patients have to be treated the way the nurses would like to be treated. It 's crucial for the nurse to keep in mind that the patient is in clinical setting take delivery of care. A professional nurse is organized to treat all patients with the respect and dignity. Caring is a foundational value in the nursing profession.
In healthcare, the dilemma becomes even more complicated because patients are at a vulnerable position (Mansbach et al, 2014). Nurses can choose not to report their colleague or management’s wrongful behaviour but by doing so, they may be violating their basic professional commitment as patient’s advocate to protect their well-being (Mansbach et al, 2014). This is especially complicated when the nursing profession has a contractual or legal duty to report (Lewis, 2007). Nurses worry that if they report, they may be victimised and if they do not, they may be punished for breaching of contract. The belief that the management or relevant authorities will not take necessary action to prevent further harm is one of the main reason why nurses do not report wrongdoings (Lewis, 2007).
There is a professional standards of practice to guide them in preventing harm. Hospital staff should sensibly ensure that no harm comes to a patient under their care. To withhold necessary treatments from violent patients simply imply that there is an intention to cause harm, perhaps, indirectly (Staunton & Chiarella, 2017). In law, there are three elements that constitute a negligent action - the duty of care is owed to the patient, the duty of care has been breached through inaction, and through this inaction, physical or financial harm has been caused. The negligence demonstrated in withholding treatment shows that the hospital staff’s inaction is below the expected standard.
Introduction Breaking in confidentiality in hospital settings is one of the serious matter in the eyes of the laws. Nurses can be charged in court for doing such disgraceful act. It is part of a nurse’s responsibility to be more vigilant and wary when handling patient’s personal information. In other words, being a nurse does not just simply mean carrying out our daily orders and tasks, but also to ensure the safeguarding of patient’s information. Nurses must have the sense of responsibility to ensure that written confidential information are securely kept.
However, the problem was not resolved due to the director catering for the nurse’s personal issues that he was aware of. The Codes of Professional Conduct; the code of ethics, and the Standards of Practice will be discussed related to Scenario 2. The Codes of Professional Conduct is a legal document that should be obeyed by nurses. It sets professional behaviour and expectations in all practice settings, therefore providing safe practice and guidance to the public including bullying,