Provision 3 of the ANA Code of Ethics affirms, “the nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety and rights
Every day nurses are faced with ethical dilemmas. Challenges in these situations are becoming more and more complex due to increasing workload and sicker patients. When a nursing unit is understaffed not only are nurses more likely to become burnt out, but their patients are far less likely to receive the quality of care they deserve. The problem is that the Federal regulations require hospitals who participate in Medicare to “have ‘adequate’ numbers of licensed nurses (RN, LPN, CNA) to provide care to all patients as needed,” but the regulations
Organizational climate refers to the nature of the perception of values, beliefs and behaviors of its members. More specifically ethical climate refers to the collective perception of what is ethically acceptable within the context of an organization. Ethical climate is not only an identifiable and measurable organizational phenomenon but also a central variable in the promotion and socialization of ethical and unethical behaviors . Ethical climate represents the informal yet collective perception of individual ontology and acceptable or unacceptable behavior (Malloy,2009).
Trader, J. (2013, June 24). Social media and healthcare: Navigating the new communications landscape. Healthcare IT News. Retrieved from http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/social-media-and-healthcare-navigating-new-communications-landscape
Ethical dilemmas, also known as a moral dilemma, is a situation in which there is a choice between two options, neither of which resolves the situation completely. In other words, both options will result in negative results based on society and/or personal guidelines. Labor and delivery nurses are often confronted with ethical dilemmas in practice. To help student nurses prepare for this eventuality, nursing programs do their best to incorporate education about ethics and professionalism into courses. This introduction to ethics in nursing school also assists future nurses to begin recognizing and managing their own personal values in a way that can help guide them in resolving ethical conflicts they will encounter throughout their professional careers.
The key areas for social media in public health are health choices, health information, health research, identification of behaviors, career advancement (4), public health surveillance (5), appropriate intervention, strategies and health policy (4, 6), where they are being used innovatively. It is yet unclear how but dramatic growth of web 2.0 and online social networks offers immense potential for delivery of health behavior change encompassing but not limited to alcohol and tobacco consumption, dietary intake and physical activity.(7) Empowering patients/clients through e-counseling and webinar is another important aspect of health service management. Moreover, live tweeting provides current patient and possible patient with how medical procedures work.(8) Culture of such practices has developed in various parts of the world, mostly targeting HIV patients and drug addicts including sensitive health topics. A heady alteration in communication landscape with development in social media, presents new tools for engaging youth in sexual health promotion and risk reduction.(9) In addition, social media can be quick, low cost and direct way for nutrition education to broaden the scope of their targeted program. However, there has not been more study to figure out their cost
Compliance management in a complicated and ever expanding portion of the Health Information Management (HIM) field. As federal, state and local laws are created and revised, HIM professionals must stay current of not only the regulations but also the consequences of non-compliance. Along with federal, state and local laws, attention must be paid to the guidelines of various accreditation and credentialing bodies.
Florence Nightingale has impacted my nursing practice. She came into a hospital setting that had low standards and the environment had caused more problems for the patients than the war. She made efforts to clean up the facilities. She kept records of the changes and was able to show that a more aseptic environment was crucial to the healing process. This is something that I use in my daily tasks as a nurse. I wash my hands regularly, keep my patient’s rooms clean and organized and make sure that my patients have baths daily to prevent infections.
(rationality) to determine what processes and systems should be put into place to assure fairness and justice for all in the community (equality). Relationships lens means Fair Systems. For example, what relationships are important? what is a just system? And have I given everyone an equal opportunity to succeed? With respect to this reference, my personal code of ethics, the relationship between nurse and patient is important. Because it is responsible to the safety of the patient, it is a nurse after all. In order to play an important role to the safety of the patient, nurses to
As we know the primary goal of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is to protect us. They establish national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and personal health information. But what happen when somebody break the rules?
Duty of care plays a major role for health professionals, Duty of care follows codes and principles put into action for facilities such as hospitals via external sources such as the Government, in order achieve one core goal which is to ensure that the patient is subject to the best possible care that can be given by the facility and the Health Professionals working at the health facility.
HIPAA is an establishment foundation of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that provides the protection of a patient’s healthcare data. HIPAA applies two requirements, which are covered entities that provided individuals treatment, payment, and operations in healthcare. Business associates provides access to the patient’s information and provides support in treatment, payment or operation as well. HIPAA privacy rule must protect health data information that is being created, received, maintain or is being transmitted electronically. Although HIPAA standards are required to provide security and protection of medical files, HIPAA privacy rule and security rule are being violated.
. Describe the growth and developmental tasks that were displayed by the child you interacted with in this setting (Erikson, Piaget and Freud). Were these tasks age appropriate? Did you assess any developmental challenges in the client that you interacted with? How were they dealt with (by you and by the health care team)?
On any given shift, nurses have access to some of the most personal private information about a patient and his or her family. A right to privacy is grounded in the society and is protected by the United States Constitution. In addition, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Codes for Nurses prohibits disclosure of confidential patient information, as do the ethical codes of many other professional organizations (Malek, 2010). The Joint Commission mandates that institutions maintain and adhere to policies and standards to protect patient information. According to Malek (2010), nurses must remember that a right to privacy protects more than the patient’s medical record; it protects them from unauthorized photographs and news stories, as well
This assignment is a reflection of ethical dilemmas in nursing practice as a registered nurse; this paper is based on the group assignment which was completed for NURS3004. This reflection will include an explanation of the role that I portrayed in the group, the preparation that I did for the role, what could have been done differently, how this group assignment has impacted me in terms of working in a team and finally explain how this assignment will assist me in my future clinical practice as a newly registered nurse.