A nurse’s occupation is not only to provide care for their patients physically but also mentally. Without compassionate care the cross bridge to trust and honesty is demolished, and often patients will keep their underlying yet crucial health concerns and issues to themselves because their nurse has failed to portray compassion. “Patients can feel more comfortable to raise important issues with the practice nurse than with their doctor” (Phillips et al., 2009). This very act of compassionate care can save lives, there are countless issues that medical charts, ECG`s, X-rays and ultrasounds don’t depict yet the only key to unlocking that information is the attainment of trust from your
The ethical principle that’s involved is nonmaleficene on the nurse’s part. The patient’s daughter has requested that no one interfere with her father’s incidents. She has signed papers to have him not taken to the hospital or have any extra care given to him. She was open to me about the reasoning why, I never asked, it was about money and the fact that hospital visits are too expensive. As a nurse, I care about people’s health, so, if I were to see a patient fall and hit his head, having a possible brain bleed, I would want to help instead of standing there and doing nothing.
PART A: DIGNIFIED CARE IN NURSING: Dignity; “the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect.” (Oxforddictionaries.com, 2016). Nurses must respect patient dignity because they have a duty of care to each client. Without respecting this, a patient may feel they have not received the correct standard of care, which may prolong their recovery time. Dignified care in nursing practice means delivering a service to patients or clients in a way that respects their rights as human beings. Nurses have a responsibility to encourage patients to be as independent as possible.
The consultant must remember that the consultee is ultimately responsible for the clinical management of the patient, as recommendations are only offered and up to the consultee to accept or reject them. Having the knowledge regarding various geriatric syndromes such as delirium and dementia, makes me an easy target in helping to manage our older adult patients in the hospital. My weakness is learning to let go after giving advice and to not become so entrenched with the patient case that my role crosses over as the primary team managing the patient, when in reality I am only consulting. I will make sure to delineate my role beforehand and to uphold to what is agreed upon to prevent malpractice and mismanagement of the patient. Moving forward, the consultee starts to collect information from the consultant regarding the patient and background of the problem and identifying the type of consultation: the patient has a complex and unusual problem (patient centered) or the problem stems from a lack of knowledge, skill or confidence from the consultee (consultee centered).
I will personally check in with as many nurses as I can to see if they have experienced any violence and ask them what I can do to help. If come to the conclusion that visitor violence is a pattern in the hospital I work in, I will take the issue up with hospital administrators and make sure they handle the issue properly. There is only so much I can do as a physical therapist, but I want to make sure nurses and other healthcare professionals are protected at all costs. In a hospital, the main focus should be helping people, not hurting
Nurses are the heart of the hospitals, nursing homes, schools and many other places. To become a nurse means you have compassion for others, a nurse is a person that is trusted and sought out after in the world. After the doctors fix a patient it’s up to the nurses to take care of the person. When a person becomes a nurse they give their all to take care of people, nursing is not an easy job but it is worth all of the grief. It takes only a few years to become a nurse, however it takes skill, compassion, kind heartedness and knowledge of the human body to be a great nurse.
While undertaking the nursing process, they have the privilege to access the health consumers’ personal information. It is the responsibility of nurses to keep it confidential or disclose only the relevant information when required by law or if the person is at risk or a child is involved. It incorporates the fact that the nurses should not be taking advantage of the vulnerable health consumers such as children, older, frail and mentally ill people. It is the duty of nurses to encourage the health consumers to advocate for themselves when they are not happy about the care being delivered. It is also the duty of the nurses to create awareness about the professional relationship of health consumers with health practitioners.
Overview of Self-Care Deficit Model Nursing Theorist Self-care Deficit model was developed by nursing theorist, Dorothea E. Orem. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland, America in year 1914. She started her nursing career at Providence Hospital School of Nursing in Washington. In 1939, she received her BS in Nursing Education from Catholic University. She also received her MS in the same university in 1946.She published her first book “Nursing: Concepts of Practice” in year 1971.
A drunken disorderly nurse will not be able to give a patient the necessary attention that the patient is in need of at that time in their life. 2. Ethics insure that nurses act responsibly. The responsibly of each person a nurse treats are in that nurse’s hands. The nurse is the person that spends the most time with that patient and must have the education to ensure that they are doing the best to their ability.
When they take care of patient, they often forgot the practice of preventing harm from patient which influences the practice. Stage2. Feelings As a nurse, it is significant for us to promote safety during the practice. Yet, some of them only focus on the surface quality but not holistic one. It was guilty about the incidents of ignoring patient safety.