Nmc Code Of Practice Essay

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1. Legal, ethical and professional principle frameworks underpin all fields of nursing, and it is a requirement for all Registered Nurses to be competent and knowledgeable, act with integrity and maintain professional standards set out by Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2015). Working with multidisciplinary teams within our profession, it is important to acknowledge and recognise the way in which all the professionals are guided by law and their independent regulatory bodies. The needs of the individual patient is to be considered by doctors and nurses alike, who share professional values and are set out in the respective codes of practice, The Code (NMC, 2015) and GMC (2013). these formulate the basic fundamentals of patient care, with the patient’s care being the first concern (General Medical Council (GMC) 2012). …show more content…

In order to protect the patients’ identity and privacy, and in accordance with the NMC Code (2015) and Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998, anonymity and confidentiality will be maintained using a pseudonym for the case study. Jane, a 47-year-old female, detained on Section 3 of MHA (DH, 1983) within an Acute Inpatient Ward. As defined in the Mental Health Act Code of Conduct (DH, 2007) Section 3 of the MHA allows a patient to be detained for treatment within a hospital setting for a period of up to 6 months to allow for treatment programme (DH, 1983). Jane’s health had deteriorated over a period of seven days, after she had stopped taking her anti-psychotic medication weeks ago, resulting in the current episode of manic behaviour. Jane had not slept for 72 hours and had poor diet and was observed not to be drinking fluids. Jane has a diagnosis of Bipolar

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