Providing dignified care can be as simple as making eye contact with a patient, to providing privacy and minimum bodily exposure during any procedure. Unfortunately ‘’previous research identified that patients who are ignored or disregarded by healthcare staff experience a loss of dignity ‘’. (Elison et al 2008, Baille 2009, Jacob 2009). Patients dignity can be threatened by things as simple as leaving a door/curtain open during a procedure to the type of ward they are in for example a mixed sex ward. Promoting dignity is a very important aspect of nursing care in my opinion.
Something done with great thought and care. It would be a last-resort option only if the mentally competent patient requests, and if all other last resort options have failed. As healthcare providers, we have a moral and ethical duty to advocate for our patients. Often this means putting our own views and judgments aside and ensuring that the patient's wishes are complied with. In this case, it simply means that the patient would be allowed to spend their final days without needless worry, and die with pride and dignity.
In the video shown, it highlighted different issues and themes that relates to the nursing care. One theme evident that I found interesting and very important was the respect and maintenance of dignity of patients. Recently, respect for and the dignity of patients are both now highly considered globally since it has been discovered that many nurses neglect both of these aspects in the administration of nursing care (Dennis & Allen, 2009). First of all, respect for patients refers to how nurses treat a person with value, and needs as a person and not as an object (Wida ̈ng, 2002). On the other hand, integrity stands for the self-respect and self-worth of a person based on how others act and feel toward them.
Professionalism and Ethics Adline Chimaobi Basic Nursing Skills (VNSG 1423-201) 10/12/2017 Ethics and professionalism are an essential aspect of nursing foundation. Traditionally, nursing has been known to have an illustrious history of concern for the welfare of the injured, vulnerable, the sick as well as social justice (Wheeler, 2013).Normally, this concern is symbolized in the offering of nursing care to not only individuals but also the entire community. Consequently, nursing entails preventing sickness, alleviating sickness, as well as protecting, promoting and restoring health by caring of groups, communities, families and individuals (Wheeler, 2013). Persons who choose nursing as a career are anticipated to not only adhere to moral norms and ideals of the profession, but also firmly embrace it as an aspect of what it entails being a nurse. Proponents of virtue ethics consider that if a nurse’s character is not virtuous, the nurse cannot be depended on to act in good or moral ways even with a professional code as a guide.
Personally, respect and dignity while caring for the individual, regardless of color, race, age, creed or socioeconomic status is how I would define quality. On the other hand, patient safety is even a bigger concern because patients’ entrusted nurses with their lives. The section of this article, teaches us how to prevent medical errors, other costly mistakes and how they can be avoided. It emphasizes communication lapses which lead to commission of errors. Patient safety is the fundamental standard on which high quality of care is delivered.
Patient centred care is vital for all nurses, without, discriminating against colour, gender, race, and religious beliefs. Following the code of conduct which is expected of the nurse, working according to the needs of the patients, being a good listener and respecting them. When the nurse shows dignity and respect, she/he tends to develop a therapeutic relationship with patient which in turn results in good health and rehabilitation (NMC, 2008). Description The event which occurred in my first ... ... middle of paper ... ...o take a key decision for the best of the patient and the family. The research conducted by RCN (2013) stated that 98% of staff are know what dignity is and how essential and sensitive in delivering the dignified care and it should be the heart of everything we do.
Therefore the nursing team should treat patients in any care status with dignified care and should be continual after death (RCN 2008). Respect and self-esteem are integral mechanisms of dignity. That’s why they are intertwined and it’s very hard to detach one from the other. Respect has evolved overtime historically, rich people who were unwell were able to afford and be seen by a family doctor who knew the patient and families circumstances. But in the 21st century world and evolving technology, the discovery of person centred care and therapeutic relationship means that every patient needs to be provided with a high level of respect and treated with dignity in all forms for instance instead of referring to Patient X as “a sick person at ward 32” words such as “patient X with chest infection at ward 32” is used.
In the center point of Human rights is, inheriting dignity and equal worth of all human. Person who is the capable to decide, nurse should consider that wish. As per autonomy ethical principle, the nurse should respect the patient’s decision, dignity, values and wishes. The nurse should not harm the patient. Medical treatment Act 1988 Victoria informs that if patient is conscious and adult, he can choose refusal of treatment.
The commitment to ethics in nursing education is at best uneven across programs. Some programs require a specific course (or more) in ethics ( Michael D, Dahnke PhD ). Ethics are very important in the practice of nursing, to make sure the treatment of patients is in the right way. (Macciocchi French, Bush, 2009) The relationship between health care worker and patient must be characterized by privacy, linked to the patient's need to ease the suffering of quickly. (Macciocchi French, Bush, 2009) .also ,To influence patient care from an ethical perspective, nurse needs Knowledge of ethical principles, such as autonomy and beneficence,and to be a major player in the decision-making process regarding patient care ( Parker, F,2007) .
Nursing profession upholds the uppermost standards of honesty and ethical principle. If nurses are not involved in health policy, the decisions are made by those with little or no knowledge about nursing, health and patient care. One of the journalists Deepak Chopra said, “Enlightened leadership