Paternalism, this article elaborated on advocacy as the main drive to health care decisions. The patient is the core of focus when we make health care decisions at all levels. “Advocacy is the center of nursing care” (Zomorodi and Foley, 2009, p.1748). We have to stand out for our patient at every circumstance to see that they are well cared for during hospital visit when they get home after discharge and when we make health care policies to cover them. The article also express paternalism as Zomorodi and Foley (2009) explained paternalism a decision take to denied patients of certain right base on their health situation.
The patient should be given time to express their thoughts. The family should be informed about the condition. Their participation is essential in making sure the patient is being taken care of. “To meet the needs of the older adult, individualize nursing care to enhance quality of life and maximize functional performance by improving condition, mood and behavior” (Potter & Perry, 2012). Information Management Interventions Since there is no cure for dementia the nurse should be mindful of the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions used to treat the condition.
Beneficence is the core principle that refers to the act of ‘doing good’ and advocating for the patient. All nurses should take positive actions to help their patients and to have the desire to do good. On the other hand, nonmaleficence is the core of the nursing ethics and it revolves around the idea that nurses have to remain competent in their field as to avoid causing injury or harm to patients. Nonmaleficence also requires all health care professionals to report any suspected abuse. The last ethical principle is justice.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council Code (2015) is to always provide the best possible service related to the best available evidence that is also in line with the patient’s preferences. It’s important to use evidence based practices in nursing because it creates solutions to the patient’s needs, it improves the overall care of the patients, reduces harm and helps support nurse’s actions and clinical judgments. Sackett (2000) says that evidence based practice is looking at the best evidence along with using your clinic expertise in helping you to make a decision about the patient’s individuals care. Outline the process undertaken when searching for credible and relevant evidence to support Part 2 of the workbook. (Justify and support answers with credible and relevant evidence whilst adhering to UWS referencing guidance).
This exemplified the need for patient’s autonomy, beneficence versus non-maleficence and truth telling. The nurse faced a barrier due to the physician hierarchical working style. Collaborating using a multi-disciplinary approach and communicating effectively in explaining the disease process could have better manage her symptoms and improve the quality of her remaining life. It is important that early detection and treatment options are discussed by the physicians in an honest and open manner. As patients performance status decline healthcare members should provide informed decisions regarding diagnosis, prognosis and
The Nurse of the Future (NOF) Core Competencies Models were choosing to achieve one optimal goal of providing quality of care to patients and their families. The NOF Nursing Core Competency provides a normal structured of approach to nursing and patient care, and they are all equally important in their unique ways. However, out of the 10 Nurse of the Future Core Competencies, I have chosen Healthcare professionalism and quality improvement which in my opinion are two main core outstanding competencies. Professionalism in any profession dictates the conduct, purpose, or qualities that define a profession. In nursing, a significant amount of professionalism is required when working with patients and their families.
As a development in Deontological Pluralism, the Belmont Report offers a series of moral duties to consider in medical research and procedure. The Belmont Report considers Respect for Persons, Beneficence, and Justice to be the morals to uphold in medical research. These three moral obligations determine the morality of decisions and allow a deliberation on actions. In the scenario of Troy and Kim, I will consider each moral obligation in terms of applicability and importance in order to determine the most moral action for the couple. As a member of the medical ethics committee deciding whether it is morally permissible to refuse to remove Kim’s birth control implant, I argue it is not morally permissible primarily on the grounds of Respect
But defenders of an ethic of care in leadership stress the need for caring versus curing as an antidote to medicine which is purely ends-focused. ?Caring defines nursing, as curing often defines medicine? (Lachman, 2012, p. 113). The nurse?s role is to support the needs of the patient in conjunction with the patient?s social, psychological, and physical framework rather than simply focus on curing illness. Care is not simply sentimentality but rather reflects the need to make nursing a practical discipline on an individual basis for each and every patient in a unique fashion (Woods
After watching the film, I noticed that there were a lot of significant moral issues, which correlates with the nursing profession. One of it is the proper way of upholding patient 's rights when it comes to medical research. As a nursing major, I am aware that it is one of my ethical responsibilities to ensure that utmost care and treatment are provided to my patient 's advocate which means that we should stand and do something when we see malpractice being done to our patients. The doctors used Vivian as a research subject, but her nurse Susie struggles to guarantee the most beneficial care and treatment is provided for her. This film depicts the significance of advocating and fighting for patients as well as their rights in order to ensure that they are receiving optimal medical treatment.
In this study, it is clear that with the same academic conditioning still learning by experience and competency-based training or seminar are some measures of reinforcement. Also, it provides a proposition that competence in disaster preparedness among nurses may vary from institutional policies. Taking this at hand, it is important to determine and understand the disaster preparedness of nurses in the hospital setting. In effect, policy-makers, other stakeholders, hospital administrators and nurses themselves are guided to identify inefficiencies brought about by low levels of disaster preparedness. Hence, It will be an enabling environment to provide safety and health of both nurses and their patients.
One major code of ethics in the medical field is that a physician shall exercise his/her independent professional judgement and I think that should apply to this. If a physician believes that aid-in-dying should be an option to his/her patients then they should be able to exercise those rights wherever they reside. A physician should also always act in the patient 's best interest when providing medical care and provide them with full knowledge of what is going on. I believe that if a physician is talking to a patient about assisted suicide they should provide the patient with every piece of information they have. They should also always do what is best for the patient, which means not misleading them or putting them in any harms way.
As a nursing student I am taught how to document using special medical terminology, and the importance of documenting, however the article “Stay Out of Court with Proper Documentation” by Sally Austin confirms just how critical it is to be accurate, timely, and unbiased with patient documentation. Proper documentation not only helps keep the patient safe, but just as importantly protects the nurse should a lawsuit occur. Austin’s article defines the legal terms used in the more common lawsuit, negligence, involving nurses and how to avoid them. First, the patient must prove four things in order for a lawsuit to be deemed in their favor: A duty to the patient existed, a breach of duty occurred, the patient was injured, and lastly the injury
Mike’s Voice in his Cancer Treatment Nurses will frequently be put into situations where they are left to determine if they should respect the client’s wishes when these wishes conflict with medically ordered care. “Ethical dilemmas occur when there are conflicting moral claims” (Burkhardt & Nathaniel, 2014, p. 527). Ethical dilemmas help shape nurses by requiring them to think critically about situations and determine the appropriate decision in order to create the best outcome for their patient. It requires them to have moral courage to stand up for what they believe is most safe and ethical in patient care (Murray, 2010). Not only do such dilemmas strengthen their professional thought processes but also reinforces all of their personal and professional values.
Advances in technology have enabled our society to lead longer lives. Instead of infectious diseases seizing lives at mid-life, chronic illnesses plague bodies until they are clutched by death. As chronicity riddles aged bodies, the demands for caregivers are on the rise. Caregivers eventually bear the burden of taking care of loved ones at high costs financially, physically, and emotionally. This discussion will address a documentary, along with subtleties that I was previously unaware of, an attribute I found most surprising, and an influential outlook that will affect my nursing practice.
Hello, Mary. The goal of beneficence is to protect the well-being of the patients. In nursing, doing good and doing the right thing is the best policy. In our long-term care restraints is not an alternative. Instead of using restraints our facility provides patient care observers to be with the patient to ensure their safety.