The idea of how nurses can conduct themselves in a daily basis for some can be viewed as they have it easy or least make it look easy and for others it’s world’s best job. The truth is being a nurse is very difficult job and it can be very labor intensive and very rewarding at the same time. Just think every time you go into the doctor’s office or have an overnight stay in the hospital what all to do your nurse during their shift? In an ideal world and scenario nurses have the perfect amount staff with all the proper equipment readily available. The truth of the matter is that in most cases nurses are short staffed and must maximize their time effectively and effortlessly unbeknown to patients.
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).
The article describes correctional nursing as one of the hardest jobs to keep values in such, ethically and legally in a sense of what it means to be a nurse. The reason their job is so hard is they have to set aside their feelings and view on things they don’t necessarily agree with. Whereas, nurses in a hospital setting or clinic don’t have to make or choice if they want to help a patient, they just do because it’s the duty of the nurse under the American Nurse Association. The correctional nurse has to be able to deal with incarcerated inmates every day and on a daily basis. They have to be trustworthy of the inmates who may have done something against their beliefs and religion.
In the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey two of the main characters, Dr. Spivey and Nurse Ratched, have different opinions on the Therapeutic Community of the mental asylum where they work. The Therapeutic Community at the hospital, named the Combine by its patients, is supposed to make the ward a democratic place that puts its patients concerns and requests into consideration. Dr. Spivey uses the Therapeutic Community as a way to make the patients feel like they have more of a say in the way the asylum is run and wants them to feel comfortable. However, Nurse Ratched uses this free environment as a way to show her authority and force confessions out of her patients.
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If we as nurses respect the confidentiality of a patient, we should do so for all the patients. However, Griffith (2007) argues that the duty of confidence should not be absolute and nurses should always consider sharing information if required. Though the principle of respecting patient autonomy and their right to confidentiality is broken here, the principle of beneficence and non-maleficence is uphold. Nurses have an obligation to protect patient’s confidentiality but the duty to warn an innocent party of imminent harm is far more critical. Therefore, breaking confidentiality here is potentially doing more good than
One ethical obligation nurses are required to fulfil during their shift is to ensure no harm is done to their patient. Due to nursing shortages and too many patient’s, nurses are finding this hard to do. Ethics help nurses make the right decisions with the guidance of their morals, but due to shortages and overworked nurses they tend to feel dissatisfied with their jobs. This results from unsafe work environments, lack of time for communication and quality care of patients. “Understaffing and overtime hours have been associated with increases in patient mortality, hospital-acquired infections, shock, and bloodstream infections” (Kane et al., 2007b). Ethical conflicts are work can lead to physical and mental burnout for nurses. According to the Nurse Code of Ethics nurses are morally obligated to
Florence Nightingale(1860)has shaped Nursing and this history shapes contemporary nursing today. This assignment shows how social media is a contemporary influence on nursing. This discussion will include the purpose and impact of the Health Practitioners Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA) and the Nursing Council of New Zealand Code of Conduct(2012) and how they have been implemented to underpin contemporary nursing practice today.
Psychiatric hospitals are proven to provide assistance and treatment to those who live with mental illnesses. The system is designed to take away the suffering, assist in the patient’s recovery, and put them on the path toward good health and a happy life. Although hospitals are supposed to take a certain level of responsibility over a patient; in this ward, the control over the patients are clearly interfering with their well being. In Ken Kesey’s novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Nurse Ratched’s suffocating authority and the ward’s power over the patients are exacerbating their illness instead of helping these patients heal, proving that them being mentally ill is a faux.
Many of the patients stay at the hospital voluntarily out of fear of the outside world and the
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.
The purpose of the essay is to explore how nurses ensure caring and comfort for all patients and their families when transitioning to end of life care. Caring for the body as death approaches, lifespan considerations, cultural norms, legal and ethical framework for nurses, caring after a patient’s death, and the five stages of grief and loss, will all be explored throughout the duration of this paper, in relation to providing comfort and care, and the challenges and implications that present for nurses while caring for a dying patient.
To develop competent skills in confidently managing aggression in patients with dementia and implement de-escalation or talk down techniques effectively, it is imperative to observe senior nursing staff as they deal with aggressive patients. Managing aggression in patients with Behavioural psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) can be very complex processes that require extensive experience to effectively and safely implement appropriate nursing interventions. Martin & Daffern (2006) state that mental health clinicians require confidence in their ability to work with aggressive patients, allowing the provision of therapeutic care while ensuring protection for themselves and other patients from psychological
According to the Food and Drug Administration, medication error is a failure in the treatment process that occurs very often and posts a threat to patients. It is clearly frequent and is often avoidable but puts risk to patients. As stated in a report of the Institute of Medicine, there is a 1.5 million cases of occurrence of medication error in the United States every year (Westbrook, J.I., Woods, A., Rob, M.I., Dunsmuir, W.T., Day, R.O. (2010). ). This high incidence of medication error should be our primary focus because medication administration has a very big role and is an important part of the nurse’s role. Studies have also shown that interruptions to nurses during administration of medications have been a big factor to an
An event that was significant to me throughout clinical placement was when I forgot to introduce myself to a visually impaired client.