Making a decision to use the restrains is not straightforward or easy for nurses. It is need daily legal and ethical decision making. Sometimes, using restrains has so many advantages and disadvantages that put the health care providers to decide what is right and what is wrong. In respect to the restrains dilemma, using restrains can be effective in controlling the patient’s behavior and violent. According to the ethical theories, using restrains is acceptable
Patient teaching is the most significant nursing intervention in the healthcare setting. Effective patient teaching is very important because it helps the patient to prevent or minimize complication and ensure quality outcomes. I believe, it important including patient teaching as routine nursing care because it increases quality patient care the healthcare setting. Another important thing I have noticed in the intra-operative room was maintaining the sterile field and managing the risk factors in the operative environment. Everyone who enters an OR wear personal protective equipment (mask, non-powdered gloves, gown and head covering) because in the OR patients are at risk for impaired skin tissue integrity, infection, anxiety, altered body temperature, and dehydration.
The practice involves the use of clinical decision in the provision of care to enable nurses to improve, maintain or receive health to cope with health problems and to achieve the best possible quality of life .Good nursing practice requires that practical efficacy .The authority for the practice of nursing is based upon a contract that determines professional rights and responsibilities as well as mechanism for patients accountability (Danjuma & Adeleke,2015). Ethical caring is an essential in nursing practice. Nurses are confronted with difficult situations in which they are expected to autonomously make decisions in delivering good care to patients. Although a wide range of studies have examined ethical behavior of
The meaning of professionalism in nursing profession is different meaning to different people. In order to encompass a high-quality working environment, professionalism is very important. Professionalism is a characteristic of productive workplace. In the profession of nursing, each nurse has to display a certain degree of respect and responsibilities to meet the standard values of caring. Professionalism is critical in health care.
2005; Sporrong et al. 2006; Wigglelon et al 2010). The goals of nursing profession are involve ethical and protecting patients from harm (Kopala& Burkhart, 2005). It is looking at or investigating certain issues about human ability that concerned what ought to be, what is right, or wrong. Nurses have to face with patients, families, physicians, and other professionals who are a
Virginia Henderson indicated that the priority of the nurse is to help patients do what they would have done themselves if they were in good health. The ANA took it further by developing the Code of Ethics for Nurses which provides guidelines that they must follow to be diligent in their field. Provision 1, for example, stipulates that "the nurse must practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of every person" (Olson & Stokes, 2016). Being in the hospital can be frightening for patients and families. When illness strikes, they must leave the comfort of their home and entrust their lives to strangers.
What are the principles involved? First and foremost are the principles of beneficence and non-maleficence. The do good, do not harm and prevent harm principles for nursing. So as the nurse who is examining Lora, you have to think of removing her from harm by reporting your findings as well as what she has said to prevent her from continuing to live in that abusive environment. The nurse also has to consider Lora's autonomy.
In relation to needle prick injury, nurses are responsible for preparing a complete and comprehensive incidents report in which they are involved. However, for legal reasons, the incidents report should not be attached to the nursing chart. The incident report acts as an internal device for the health care
Mandating ratios is one attempt at ensuring nurses’ workloads do not exceed what is needed for adequate patient care and safety. Throughout this paper, I will explore both the pros and cons of mandated nurse-to-patient ratios in order to resolve the question, does nurse to
Continuous relationships with the care team, individualising of care and providing care that anticipates the patient’s needs all achieve best care delivery. (Wagner et al 2001). However the course of any chronic disease is determined by personal attributes, social influences and the professional treatment delivered. Yet, nurses and healthcare professional can try to maintain steady control of any chronic disease by accurate management. The TM model can be used along with other nursing models of care for effective
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.
Due to the nature of thromboembolism development, the risks of development have been present whenever an individual is injured or experienced decrease mobility. Today both nurses and physicians are educated on the significant risks of venous thromboembolisms and the extreme importance of their prevention. A large role of a registered nurse is to be a patient advocate. Nurses can play a vital role in venous thromboembolism prevention by adhering to written orders, policies and procedures, and asking a physician for a medicinal or physical prophylactic order if one is missing. It is the responsibility of the nurse to recognize the risk of venous thromboembolism development, educate patients on the importance of preventative measures, and obtain proper
Some dementia patients are combative and hostile and need special attention to ensure their safety. A most common way to do this is using restraints, and this practice is criticized because restraints may cause physical and body harm to the patients as well as infringe on patients’ rights of respect, freedom, and autonomy. The staff at the long-term care facility must walk fine lines in making the determination when a restraint can be used, how it should be utilized without violating the patients ' rights of freedom and
One characteristic appearing in all three disorders is the concept of worrying. Individuals with GAD are often described to worry indiscriminately about everything, their concerns are often similar to those among society but the degrees to which they worry vary significantly. Comparably, PTSD is a condition that involves significant worrying, often about reliving a traumatic occurrence or experiencing a flashback. Like GAD and PTSD, those with OCD also experience worrying, particularly towards specific thoughts, images or impulses that they effort to suppress. Commonly, individuals with OCD worry about perfection, aggressive or sexual thoughts and
What is your perception on professional boundaries? Professional boundaries are guidelines that help to keep a nurse and patient’s relationship professional. Professional boundaries help to keep the nurses focused on patient care and the patients focus on meeting their health care related goals. Give one example for each of the following and explain- Professional boundary, boundary crossing and boundary violation. Professional boundaries are the spaces between the nurse’s power and the patient’s vulnerability National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), (2014).