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.
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
Also the autonomy of the second patient was jeopardized as she wanted to transfer to another hospital but was misled by false information. Beneficence is defined as “compassion; taking positive action to help others; desire to do good; core principle of our patient advocacy” (Beauchamp & Childress, 2009). In this case, beneficence was violated as second nurse was not able to advocate for patient or she would lose her job if she was not loyal to the
I constantly reported to her concerning the condition of the patient in close time intervals across the day. On this day, a patient of mine had an IV site concern. The nurse assigned me to make some adjustme... ... middle of paper ... ...es need to be taught awareness skills, and given enough training to sharpen, and maintain them .Instructors should be firm but fair. This means they should be ready to correct their student’s mistakes without necessarily coming off as overbearing and this was demonstrated by the nurse. Student nurses must interact more with their patients by listening and trying to understand them.
Most people do not notice or appreciate the heavy workload that nurses must endure when taking care of patients; this is especially true for pediatric oncology nurses. If a nurse is not working with a mind clear of distractions, his or her attitude might change towards the provision of patient care. Nurses caring for dying children also have many unmet needs that have an impact on the care they provide (CITE). A few of such unmet needs that have an impact on a nurse’s quality of care include: a lack of communication, physical and emotional pain, and hospital staff retention. When caring for a dying child, nurses face unique obstacles that must be overcome.
Why effective communication is important between doctors and nurses in the ICU. 2. How communicating effectively can relate to better patient outcomes, including their families during the end-of-life care. I am hoping to find solutions to these problems that I can use in my nursing practice. Background of the Problem As I personally observed in our ICU, ineffective communication between doctors and nurses can affect the delivery of care.
A nurse needs to have varied beliefs and strategies for handling situations and patient care issues. She needs to listen and be tolerant. Being understanding of differences will not only broaden her own horizons, but also will help her to become a better nurse. A cultural competent nurse should ask questions and listen carefully to the answers in order to better understand the cultural diversity issues in health care that affect her patient. This approach emphasizes the patient’s role in promoting his wellness and in his responsibility for his own care.
One of the most important principles for a new nurse is to develop the adherence to patient safety and advocating for the patient. Shawna appears concerned for her patients, realizing how the current unit staff do not seem to care for their patients’ safety as she does. She is also concerned because the staff and herself seem to be overworked and understaffed. She does indeed have a right to be concerned, since “Workload can be a factor contributing to errors” (Carayon & Gurses, 2008). One thing she might consider is seek help by taking her concerns to the hospital’s director for patient safety.
When an individual seeks treatment for his or her health problems, there is a one-on-one interview between the patient and the health care provider. In order for the patient to tell the nurse the sensitive information about him or her, trust must be established. To gain trust from the patient, the nurse demonstrates knowledge and interest in their needs. The nurse also emphasizes the confidentiality of the interview because the patient would feel safe in that environment. Trust is important because the nurse can adequately identify and prioritize the needs of the client and then implement interventions to meet those needs.
A moral distress is a marvel experienced by nurses and doctors when they feel that there is a distinction between what they feel should be done and what they are capable of doing. Moral distress is characterized as "mental disequilibrium" that happens when, for whatever reason, the healthcare provider is not ready to give the consideration that is seen to be "correct" or "best" for the patient (Corley, 2002). This may incorporate circumstances of oversight (consideration saw to be fitting is most certainly not ready to be given) or circumstances of commission the nurse gives the consideration, despite the fact that he/she doesn 't see it to be "right" for the patient (What do I Do,