Although it may be routine, I think that it would be good to educate the patient about what will be occurring in each of the processes. In addition, when the patient was going for exams, the patient had to wonder what exam and why he was getting this procedure. Moreover, I think that he was not oriented to the time or place, and it does not seem like he was reoriented based on his responses. 2. As a nurse leader, I think that it would have been helpful to educate my team of nurses to effectively care for the patient.
After noticing that your resource nurse is impaired several steps should occur. The nurse is not following appropriate ethical guidelines. According to lecture, ethics is defined as rules or standards that govern conduct. The nurse who has slurred speech and glassy eyes has the autonomy to make his/her own decisions, but showed up to work acting in a harmful manor to her patients. However, the new RN needs to alert her supervisors because everyone disserves to receive the care that is appropriate.
If you don’t have enough skill, you need to improve them even though it takes a little hard work and motivation. You do need to be able to talk in front of people, see the patients condition, and understand the patients (Registered nurses” para.9). Registered nurses should ask appropriate questions and shouldn’t interrupt the patient. Nurses should be aware of others reactions and why they are reacting the way they are. Nurses always look for ways to help the patient.
Question one: Which ethical principles are being violated in this scenario according to the ANA Ethics Definitions? According to ANA, autonomy means “agreement to respect another 's right to self-determine a course of action; support of independent decision making” (Beauchamp & Childress, 2009). In this case autonomy of the first nurse was violated as he was not able to administer pain medication when he needed to. The autonomy of the second nurse was jeopardized as she was going to face serious consequences if she advocate for the patient. Also the autonomy of the second patient was jeopardized as she wanted to transfer to another hospital but was misled by false information.
Protecting patients from unsafe practices and personnel is the primary responsibility of each supervisory board of nursing. However, the fear of punishment from the board or termination keeps many nurses unwilling to come forward (Maher-Brisen 2007). The purpose of this paper is to discuss the viability of mandating random drug testing for nurses and other health professionals. The objective of this would be to address the rooted issues of substance abuse and decrease the risk of harm to patients under the healthcare provider’s care. Argument for Drug Testing A nurse is required to exercise appropriate clinical judgment and respond safely and quickly in order to effectively care for a patient.
Preceptors are nurses who have passion for nursing and the patients being taken care of and want other nurses to feel and gain that same passion. Preceptors, who are looked to as mentors and role models, need to be extremely supportive because student nurses can be intimidated and quickly realize that what was taught in the classroom is completely different in real time. Preceptors should be evaluated of the teaching given and be willing to change in accordance of how different student nurses learn. A preceptor’s commitment to the program and to the student nurses is critical in having a success program and preceptor/student nurse experience (Robitaille,
Role of the Nurse The main role of the nurse in the outpatient setting is education. It is important that the nurses teach their patients the importance of medication compliance and assess the patient for any changes in behavior. The time spent with the case manager in the outpatient setting may be anywhere from once a week to five days a week depending on the patients needs. Safety is the priority for the nurse assessing the patient. Therefore, asking questions about thoughts of suicide or homicide are of priority.
Besides working well in a team, it is also important to seek out help when necessary. Another vital quality is the understanding of diversity and the importance of acknowledging and honoring, rather than judging or ignoring, what makes people different. Critical thinking allows nurses to take action and make referrals. Nurses must be able to obtain autonomy through critical thinking skills that arm them with the ability to respond to the constant changes and needs of a patient in their charge. As nurses build on practical knowledge, gain experience and continue educational endeavors, the intellectually disciplined process allows the nurse to recognize possible patient problems.
Due to the negligence of the nurses the patient might have died. To prevent this the education should be provided to the patient regarding the legal and professional issues. This is because, the nurses have minimal knowledge on legal and professional issues. It is very important to upgrade their knowledge and participation of nurses in decision making is important so that they would think critically
Communication in the nursing practice and in healthcare is important because when talking with patients, their families, and staff, the nurse and the nursing student needs to be able to efficiently express the information that they want the other person to understand. “Verbal communication is a primary way of transmitting vital information concerning patient issues in hospital settings” (Raica, 2009, para. 1). When proper communication skills are lacking in nursing practice, the chances of errors and risks to the patient’s safety increases. One crucial aspect of communication that affects the patient care outcome is how the nurse and the nursing student interacts and communicates with the physicians and other staff members.