Since no man is perfect in this world, it is evident that a person who is skilled and has knowledge over a particular subject can also commit mistakes during his practice. Too err is human but to replicate the same mistake due to one’s carelessness is negligence. The fundamental reason behind medical error or medical negligence is the carelessness of the said doctors or medical professionals it can be observed in various cases where reasonable care is not taken during the diagnosis, during operations, sometimes while injecting anaesthesia
Trust relationship is a kind of interactive process that requires care and concern (Chin, 2001). In this incident, if I told any incorrect information to my patient, she would start to suspect whether I am a medical student or not and start not to believe me. Hence, our relationship would be destroyed. It is important for us to stand from patients’ point of view to think about their thought and ensure the information shared must be accurate before starting any conversation with the
Even small errors can lead to bigger problems for the patients. Sometimes healthcare workers can operate an equipment wrongly or make careless mistakes during surgeries. This can cause injuries or even death to the patients. For example, after a surgery the hole in the patient chest was not sealed airtight after removing the chest tube. This mistake causes air bubbles to get sucked into the wound and cut off blood supply to the patient's lungs, heart, kidneys and brain and it was left uncorrected.
This can be seen a lot in hospital settings where it is either nurse on nurse or even nurse against doctors. Physicians can at times regard other members of the health care team as less competent or perhaps even incompetent, weak, and vulnerable, seeing themselves as champions for their patients because they have been to medical school (Littlejohn). Many nurses have accepted that workplace violence is a part of everyday work life for them. Meaning instead of teamwork the older nurses look down on the new nurses and instead of teamwork and helping each other out, they let them fail and fall on their face. Workplace violence can cause harm that you might not even think of on a nurse in dealing with a situation that escalates very quickly leaving them afraid to go to work and leaving emotional and maybe even physical marks.
The different levels of stress in doctors and nurses need to be minimized to initiate better performance. Increased stress level affects the relationship and coordination of work. Struggles are most common indications to such conditions and the treatment of patient is affected (Nakakis Konstantinos, 2013). Disobeying and unconditional patient’s demand is also another reason for rising conflict and therefore I have chosen this topic with an aim to discuss different level of stress and their reasons. The best choice is to use quantitative method to analyze stress between doctor and nurse in
The doctor suggested a route of further treatment, but the patient made an informed decision that went against the suggestion. The doctor abided by the principle of beneficence and non-maleficence by suggesting a more beneficial and least harmful route while also respecting the autonomy of the patient. In this example and in many others, beneficence is an important principle because perhaps a patient would change their decision if they were given a route that was more beneficial to them and their situation. By doctors and other healthcare professionals giving patients the most beneficial treatments, they are ensuring that patients have all the options available to them when they make a rational decision. Beneficence ensures this which is why it should not be less important than non-maleficence or autonomy which do not ensure the best options are given.
Disadvantages Even though the advantages outweigh the disadvantages of informed consent, it is still vital to talk about the shortcomings involved. It is important for health care professionals to understand the disadvantages of informed consent just as much as the advantages so that they can prevent these drawbacks, if possible. The disadvantages I will be discussing in this section is the act of coercion and undue influence, emergency situations and special circumstances where informed consent does not apply, and therapeutic privilege. When informing patients about their care options, the health care provider may be convinced that one way is the best and may inadvertently pressure a patient to make a different decision than they originally
Creating an Environment That Values Teamwork Teamwork is a vital component of healthcare. It ensures that patient safety is maintained through effective communication. It is similar to fitting together the different pieces of a puzzle, in order to create a holistic picture. Specialized care plans necessitate the cooperation of various professionals to ensure positive patient outcomes. Increased complexity in healthcare delivery also makes it impossible for a sole healthcare specialist to fulfill all the needs of the patient.
This is because the technical aspect involves the giving of diagnosis and it is when missed diagnoses are given that patients are put to harm. The Emergency Department is one which is tasked to give correct and timely diagnoses (Kachalia et al, 2007) and that in the steps taken in the ER such as consultations, admissions and discharge, utmost care should be given so as to avoid malpractice which could lead to lawsuits. Errors in the Emergency Room arise when a doctor gives a wrong diagnosis after misjudgment of symptoms (Tibbles, 2011) and these may be caused by unavailability of timely information, or late access to lab
She emphasizes that all healthcare workers are trained to comply with the rules and regulations defined by the US Department of Health and the Texas Medical Board. She states the probability of error exist and must be accounted for. Our discussion continues with focus on compliance and regulations. One of the biggest challenge that doctors face is the risk of malpractice making it difficult for them to effectively function due to the stress associated with it. She said that one mistake can literally kill a person due to poor communication.