How might the ANA code of ethics and the Nurse Practice Act help to guide Josepha? The legal and ethical issue that Josepha has to use is. He has to know how to discuss the issue he has with the higher or manager of the head nurse. It is good to communicate the issue you have with the managers instead of felling bad thing about them.
In Conclusion, based on literature within the above analysis it is evident that gaining consent from a patient before any procedure, investigation or care task is a legal, ethical requirement. Similarly, it is essential to understand the reasons of why communication is significant in nursing. Also, there are many formats of communication to use with patients, and it is vital to determine which form is correct. Dignity and respect also play a fundamental part of nursing, and the absence of this permits patients to feel devalued and
Therefore, very different choices may be made regarding the same dilemma. Restraint must only be used: (1) as a last resort only, when it is absolutely necessary to protect the patient’s or others’ safety; (2) as safely as possible; (3) with respect for the patient’s human dignity; and (4) under the supervision of a doctor (The Mental Health Act, 2008). Restraint can be categorised into: physical, chemical, mechanical, technological and psychological. Physical restraint involves holding patients
As I pursue my career in nursing, the skills and experiences that I have gained from 4-H will continue to play a major role in my life. Planning and organizing, critical thinking, and empathy are definitely needed in order to become an exceptional nurse. It is crucial to be organized when taking care of patients. Paperwork must be adequately filed for each individual patient and any confusion with documents is unacceptable. Inaccurate documentation could potentially lead to medications being misused, which would in turn harm the patient.
I always followed nurses while in school that waited until the end of the shift to do all the charting. This really made me aware that charting should be done real time so that everyone knows what is going on. That article also made me aware of how important it is to give good report, even if you are only going to be away from your patient for a short time. I will start incorporating a more thorough report into my practice. The other thing that I will do is review my states scope of practice for registered nurses along with the facility policies to make sure that I am more aware of what I can and cannot do legally as a nurse.
In the modern world we live now, many changes have occurred throughout the nursing field and the quality of patient care. As a result, patients are becoming extremely demanding and wanting more from their care. In order to fulfill those caring needs, nurses and other healthcare professionals need to work together and build teamwork strategies. As a nurse working side by side with other health care professionals, including the nursing assistants, communication is a strong strategy behind a teamwork effort. In contrast, if working with other healthcare providers become difficult, the quality of patient care, health promotion, and established teamwork strategies will become difficult to implement.
Medicare reimbursement is partially based on a facility’s Star Rating. A critical component to this is patient surveys and HCAHPS. I have seen a push toward the customer service experience. Indeed, I feel strongly that every healthcare worker including nurses should treat each of their patients with respect, equality and do the absolute best to meet their needs.
The study of principles of ethics equips nurses with core values in nursing which serve as a foundation of nursing practice. Goodness or rightness, justice or fairness, truth telling or honesty and freedom or autonomy. However, the application of these principles during care in a specific situations is often problematic since there may be disagreement on what the right way to act in a specific situation. The only way is to ensure that you have consent in everything you do for the patient. Nurses of all cadres without the application of ethical principles we would be in very big problem because they act as a guide to what we
w beliefs and practices, nurses must understand patient’s values indicating “both a consistent heritage (traditional) and an inconsistent heritage (acculturated/modern)”(Spector, 2002, p.197). They must connect, listen, and understand that patients can have diverse beliefs regarding their health. Nurse often will find themselves in difficult situations that might disrupt their personal or professional morals. In those situations it is important for the nurse to speak out demonstrating moral courage by advocating for the patient. It will be difficult to completely comprehend some patient’s practices, but it is good to have knowledge on these topics, so they can add their cultural implications into their care plan.
Care provided this way would support healing, enhance patient experience and lead to faster discharge. Nursing from my experience, are culturally sensitive and adjusted accordingly to a variety of requests from patients and accommodated most of them. Nursing staff today works with a diverse population and it is important to stay professional and culturally sensitive. Nurses should assess their own knowledge, feelings and values when providing care for patients from different backgrounds. It also important to know about different cultures and increase personal cultural awareness (Leishman, 2004).
I hope that one day my students can say that I made a difference in their lives and in their careers in the medical field through my teaching. As a new teacher one of the biggest challenges I faced was becoming reasonable. I thought I would just go into the classroom, talk for the class period, show a couple of slides, and the students would just get it. As the days went on, I began to know who my students are, and how different they all learn. So I stopped, reflected upon my teaching and how my students are learning and readjusted myself.