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. This, in turn, lead to the incidental disclosure of Joseph Stevens’ health information. To help prevent this mistake in the future, Sue and the compliance officer should work together to institute training that educates employees on incidental disclosure and how to minimize the occurrence. Another aspect of this mistake, is that Sue did nothing to dissuade the nurse from continuing the discussion in front of the patient and in a public space. Sue should have invited the nurse to come to her office
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. The dentist employer did not provide an immediate solution to this issue.
These restrictions should be lifted because it infringes the rights of women. The public funding and coverage by private insurance restrictions strain the ability to get an abortion for women of lower incomes, making it unattainable for some. It is evident that it is unfair. These restrictions are imposed so that women, such as low income women, don’t get access to abortions. They are not there to “protect the health and lives” of women as they claim to be, but they are there to consequently prevent women from getting
In today’s day of age abortions are very common. Terminating the fetus at any time during a pregnancy should be illegal. As soon as conception, life begins to form. 23 chromosomes from both parents are transferred to the baby creating an unique genetic blueprint. On the website www.begainbeforebirth.org it states that “the mother breaths for the babie, and essential
The nurse displays extreme paternalism because she is preventing harm to her patient. Vivian was in severe distress and pain therefore requested to not be revived if her heart failed. This is an act of paternalism because the nurse has the patient's best interest in mind. Once her heart had failed it would against her autonomy to resuscitate her. The nurse was protecting her autonomy because of her diminished state, and therefore she was respecting the patient's
Safety is a condition characterized by minimal risk of harm coupled with protection from potential harm. In health care, patient safety involves instituting mitigation measures to prevent potential adverse events. Unfortunately, the existence of potential adverse events is only recognized after such an event has occurred. Reporting an adverse event, therefore, is the first step towards developing mitigation measures. However, some nurses fear reporting adverse events, because they erroneously believe they will be penalized for the occurrence of such an event.
The tem ethics refers to the moral principles that guide a person’s behavior, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of their actions. In the field of nursing, these moral principles govern the relationship between the nurse and the patient, members of the healthcare team, and society at large. Nurses must constantly question whether a certain procedure or course of treatment is in the best interest of the patient. When viewing the film “Miss Evers’ Boys”, it was clear that the doctors, researchers, and even Miss Evers were not acting in the best interest of all the patients. This movie depicted true events of a study that took place in Macon County, Alabama, in 1932.
The Committee recognizes the importance of women’s right to health during pregnancy and childbirth as it is closely linked to their right to life. Article 6 of ICCPR recognizes every person’s right to life. Article 7 establishes the right to be free from torture and from cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment. In its General Comment 28, the Human Right Committee calls upon states, when reporting on women’s enjoyment of article 6 on the right to life, to ‘give information on any measures taken by the State to help women prevent unwanted pregnancies, and to ensure that they do not have to undergo life-threatening clandestine abortions’. The Committee also elaborates on the equality provisions in articles 2 and 3 of ICCPR.
This model is designed to use the need of identifying and correcting errors other than focusing on the punishments of the employee. A line within this culture states that staff are not fired due to a human error. The focus on better the person as a medical professional, since humans can just make mistakes. It was argued that she should have realized that the dose was too much for an infant. The argument back was that a firing a nurse who made a mistake isn’t really solving anything.
Women get physically damaged from abortions and even at times killed by many complications such as cervical laceration or uterine perforation (Carbone, 1998, p. 165) If abortion is performed in a well developed country it is actually one of the safest operations in medicine. However, unsafe abortions, performed by people without proper training and outside a medical environment, result in about seventy thousand maternal deaths and five million disabilities per year globally, with twenty million of those performed unsafely (Samrah Faiz - Karachi, 2012, p.single page). Doctors have also made a link between abortion and breast cancer; more long term effects are yet to be discovered. Nonetheless, abortion results in many disease disabilities and some cases sterility; the inability to produce offspring. Eventually, the health problems related to abortion may go beyond what anyone expects so women have to be extremely
Her decision does not affect anyone but herself. That is a decision that a woman makes between herself and her doctor. Its not something that she should be judged on because it is her right to her privacy and her own body. If someone does not agree with having an abortion than they shouldn’t have one, but that does not mean that they have to push their beliefs on anyone else. Roe V Wade was a controversial decision that people today still disagree on.
S does raise the possibility of higher risks for not doing the surgery, but not having any other health issues contributes to her decision to not take the risk of having the surgery. The physician is ethical in the decision to decrease Mrs. S anxiety. The physician made the correct call which is backed by the principle that the patient is assumed competent unless there is strong evidence to the contrary. Medical professionals may not agree with the patient’s decision but it must be respected to avoid issues. Beauchamp TL, Childress JF.
With this being said, the nurse has the ethical obligation to provide nonjudgmental care and care that is of high-quality when abortion is of an emergent nature regardless of their own personal beliefs and values (Callister, 2011). It is the nurse responsibility to notify their employers of these personal beliefs before the situation arises. As the issue of abortion is a highly debated area, nurses need to remember that it is the right of the patient (autonomy) to makes choices that is in the best interest of them and their child. As nurse, we have an obligation to these patients to be educated and ensure they are armed with correct information in order to make the best decision for them and their
An additional argument for these ultrasound laws that AUL puts forward is that “women will feel bonded to their children after seeing them on the ultrasound screen” and once that bond is formed “a woman no longer feels ambivalent toward her pregnancy and actually begins to feel invested in her unborn child” (AUL, 2013, p.3). The abortion-rights counter argument comes from organizations like the Guttmacher Institute that claims that these ultrasound laws are a “perversion of medical ethics in general and the informed consent process in particular” and they will not have a substantial impact on reducing abortion rates as viewing the ultrasound will not persuade the woman to forego the abortion (Benson Gold, 2009). Other abortion advocates and providers argue that viewing an ultrasound might cause psychological harm to the woman seeking the abortion and they would like to protect the women from such pain (Graham, Ankrett, & Killick,
Wade regarding making abortions easily available to women. Planned Parenthood is one of those ways that came about after the case. Now this article discusses the secret side of the clinic and how it would be better if people were able to know more about it. There doesn’t seem to be a clear side for this article to go on. It stands in the middle, not going to the pro-life side, but not turning to pro-choice.