Confidentiality in general means that information will not be discussed outside of the social care setting. Bii) Describe the possible tensions that may rise between telling others of Hannah’s decisiom and keeping this information totally confidential. The information Hannah disclosed to me would be passed by my manager on to those dealing directly with Hannah's care for example her GP, who can work with Hannah to help her understand the benefits of taking her medication. If the information was shared with Hannah's daughter this could cause upset and potential breakdown of the relationship with her mother as Hannah said her daughter 'will be very angry' . Also if you were to share the information with Hannah's mother without her consent then she would lose all trust in you.
The doctors or other professionals are thinking about this because they believe that: • this care plan would be in the best interests of your family member or friend • your friend or family member does not have the capacity to consent to the care plan themselves, and • it would not be possible to deliver the care they recommend without depriving your family member or friend of their liberty. As a family member or friend of the relevant person (this is the person who needs to be deprived of liberty), you may have an opinion about whether the proposed care plan is appropriate. You may also want to know more about how long your friend or family member will be deprived of their liberty, and how this will be monitored. This is where the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA DOLS) come in. These safeguards have been introduced to ensure that no one is deprived of their liberty in a hospital or care home setting without good reason,
While communicating with the elderly woman they need not to panic her as this can make her condition worse as they do not know what may be causing her pain and the less stress that the elderly woman is open to the better for her the accident will be. Unnecessary stress could be caused by the carers panicking or remarks from the other members of the day centre that are not positive. Instead the area should be cleared. The reason for this response is as the woman is elderly the first concern for her physical health and making sure that if she is in pain that she should receive medical care. This is done through phoning her doctor and also paramedic attention that can then control this situation.
However, there are instances that do not have a right answer and the outcome has a negative impact on the patient, the family, and the nurse involved. This is known as moral distress. In the following scenario the right action to take seems clear to me, however, the family and physician make it impossible for me to take the appropriate action for my patient (Burkhardt & Nathaniel, 2008; Santiago & Abdool, 2011). The contents of this paper will describe the ethical scenario and provide a model that helps guide me to make and ethical decision. Using the four component model of James Rest (as cited by Robichaux, 2012) will assist me in developing ethical skills that will build on the ethical decision making model developed by Burkhardt and Nathaniel (2008).
CPR is not indicated in terminal or irreversible illnesses where death is not unexpected. When a client has expressed his wishes to have no life sustaining actions taken, and those wishes are not followed because the family cannot bear to lose their loved one, it creates an ethical dilemma, one of futile care. The purpose of this paper is to discuss a critical care patient, family, and events that delayed his death, and
To know that the child will suffer and eventually die is difficult to accept but that is when religion and faith is important. Then the question comes is this God wanted for these parents and why. It is not for anyone to decide but the Lord who gets to live or die and when. Faith and trust in God will not provide all the answers but will ease the loss of the child and the parents will have the joy of being parents for a short
Communication during End of Life Care Among the many, facing end of life is one of most difficult challenges for patients and their families . Regardless of the circumstances, health care professionals have the ability to assist and ensure this period of time is one of which that reflects the needs and wishes of both the patient and family . Communication during end of life has not only been identified as a vital component of care, but has also shown to be beneficial to patients, their family members and health care professionals . This paper will further examine the importance and benefits of communication during end of life care, and discuss the barriers that prevent nurses from implementing it in practice today . Specifically, this paper will focus on barrier such as lack of education and exposure, Possible implications and interventions to reduce and eliminate these barriers will also be discussed .
For example, question number six mentioned, “Emotional attachment to get in the way of good care.” (Hansten, 2009, pp. 175-176) I feel that is a question that is difficult to answer because a nurse needs to have an emotional attachment to connect. The reason we became nurses is because we care for others and we want to care for their health. We came into this field with an emotional attachment. I will continue to treat my patients how I would like to be treated and show them the respect they deserve being under my care.
Repeated efforts to heal patients are often considered inhumane and not medically sound. Why should patients be forced to go through all of this if they are willing to end their lives? Not only is it a waste of time, but a waste of resources and money. Patients in critical conditions should on no account be required to continue living a pointless and painful
In order to help reduce the incidence of elder abuse it will take great effort. To prevent elder abuse three things must be done, listening to seniors and their caregivers, intervening when there is suspected abuse, and educating others about how to recognize and report elder abuse. Doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel can play a vital role in assisting abuse victims. Physicians cite a lack of current knowledge concerning state laws on elder abuse, concern about angering those involved, possible court appearances, absence of cooperation from elderly patients or families, and lack of time. Educating and training professionals and families on elder abuse, legislation, and warning signs will help to minimize the abuse and identify those cases of