There are actually three situations wherein healthcare personnel negligence can be proven without specific conduct. These are the following: 1.That the injury to the patient will not normally happen, however, it may when there is a negligent in the part of the staff. 2. That the injury to the patient was because of an agency which the defendant is control
Even in the case of a colleague, it is said that staying silent ‘’protects” our colleagues should not be encouraged, as silence only maintains the disease. 7.4 Current research: Recently, it is said that ethics are a personal matter as everyone has an individual concept of what is good and what is evil. The nurses, in performing their various roles irrespective of their area of practice, encounter ethical dilemmas, and make some ethical decisions that has impacts on both nurses and their patients. 8. Personal Moral Beliefs and Values: This is taken from module 8.2 of BMN03 of the Ethical Issues in Nursing Practice.
Beneficence is the core principle that refers to the act of ‘doing good’ and advocating for the patient. All nurses should take positive actions to help their patients and to have the desire to do good. On the other hand, nonmaleficence is the core of the nursing ethics and it revolves around the idea that nurses have to remain competent in their field as to avoid causing injury or harm to patients. Nonmaleficence also requires all health care professionals to report any suspected abuse. The last ethical principle is justice.
Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing Numerous situations present with ethical dilemmas in the field of providing and receiving nursing care. Although laws and regulations are in place to guide healthcare workers in setting up care plans and in making choices while following those, day-to-day events may challenge those choices. Clients and their families may have requests or needs, outside of the plans already set, where values and beliefs are clashing. One such dilemma is placing a patient in restraints. Restraints can be placed on a patient in three different ways: chemical, physical and by seclusion.
Introduction The aesthetic principle of nursing is respect for life, dignity, and rights of the patient. Aesthetical responsibilities of nurses in the process of working with the patient are a certain set of actions for the unconditional implementation. For example, respect for the patient and their right to self-determination, the identification of the will of anything, the promise to do no harm, to keep the word, and to cooperate with the patient. A patient is a person who needs nursing care and gets it. Patients may be of different sex, age, nationality, profession, social status, and health status.
Code of ethics is a primary goal in the nurses’ life that provides the value of the profession which points to the acceptance of the responsibilities and trust which nurses have developed with their patients and the society (Burkhardt, Nathaniel, & Walton, 2014, p. 195). “The code guides ethical relationships, responsibilities, behaviors, and decision-making, and used in conjunction with the professional standards, law and regulations that guide practice” (CNA, 2008, p. 2). Maintaining privacy and confidentiality is the primary ethical issue presented in the case scenario. As a nurse, it is essential to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of the patient by following ethical values, as the patient has the right to keep the situation confidential (CNO, 2009, p.7). Confidentiality is “keeping personal information private related to the physical, psychological, social health of clients, and any information collected during providing nursing services” (CNO, 2009, p.7).
Legal principles Nurses like other healthcare professionals need to practice according to a complex web of federal and state statutes – while making decisions in an ethically responsible manner. Nurses tend to consider the ethical implications of their decisions to ensure their actions are in the interest of their patients and do not cause harm. At first glance, it may seem that making these decisions should be straightforward, but many situations are not clear-cut, and there are times when what seems legal is not ethical and vice versa. The nursing, legal principles fall on the licensure, federal and state laws, the practice scope and the expectation of professionalism. Their license and nursing standard offers a framework that stipulates
Criminal Liability- there may be an occasion when the patient has died after the treatment and criminal case is filed under Section 304A of the Indian Penal Code for allegedly causing death by rash or negligent act. According to S. 304A of the IPC, whoever causes the death of any person by a rash or negligent act not amounting to culpable homicide shall be punished by imprisonment for up to two years, or by fine, or both . Hospitals can be charged with negligence for transmission of infection including HIV etc. if any patient develops such infection during the course of treatment in the hospital and it is proved that the same has occurred on account of lapse on part of the hospital then the hospital can be held liable for lack of reasonable duty to care. My very own grandmother passed away due to the negligence of the doctors.
Philosophy of Nursing In regards to my own individual values, working at the institution of Lawrence General Hospital has aided in my beliefs and values. This is because the hospital has a similar set of ideas as myself. Quality care is huge, especially within a healthcare setting, everyone should try to attain their best work in order to promote the absolute best possible patient outcomes. Patient complications would increase dramatically and cause other potential patient health related problems if quality care was not implemented in nursing practice. Integrity is necessary to build a positive patient and health care provider relationship.
The three fundamental professional nursing values of human dignity, equality among patients and prevention of suffering were rated first. Altruism and confidentiality were not highly rated, while health promotion and nursing research were rated among the last three professional values