Success For The CENA Working with the sick, the disabled, or the helpless is both an emotional and physical job to take on. One of the most important jobs in a care team would have to be the CENA (certified and evaluated nurse assistant). They are the paraprofessionals who are the right hand to a licensed nurse or other health care professional. They provide the primary care for those who are unable to care for themselves. The tasks given can be responsible for major wear and tear on both the mind and body.
This essay will examine the methods of pain assessment and whether nurses tend to underestimate patients’ pain or lack of adequate pain management is provided due to the medical orders for pharmacological means. The essay will also discuss the physiology of pain and the effect of different pain management strategies in relation to pain physiology along with the issue of effective pain management in adults and children and how effective pain management will be achieved. Pain assessment is an essential method to providing effective post-operative pain management and in the general promotion of patients’ comfort. However, despite the increased awareness and knowledge of pain assessment, Horbury and colleagues (2005) suggest that nurses continue to underperform pain assessment not only in the post-operative patients but also in other hospitalised patients. Moreover, this is indicative to be one of the most problematic aspects of achieving optimal pain management (Nash et al, 2001, p.180-189).
Chochinov, 2007 (cited in Cornwell & Goodrich, 2009), states simply that compassion is ‘a deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it.’ Pediatric patients and their families are highly sensitive to the compassionate nature of health care professionals and a successful therapeutic relationship with them depends on the sensitive, compassionate care offered by the nurse. This paper will discuss why communication, family centred care and compassion are necessary and important qualities for a nurse to possess when working with pediatric patients and specify some of the challenges a nurse may meet in providing these. Communicating with Babies and Children Nursing children and babies requires a highly skilled and sensitive approach to communication. The developmental age of the pediatric patient needs to be considered when determining the best ways to
It is also important to know where and how theories can best apply to current nursing practice. Compare and Analyze a Common Core Concept A common core concept among Virginia Henderson’s need theory and Dorothea Orem’s self-care deficit nursing theory is nursing. Both theorists use the nursing concept in their theory to define the role of nursing. Henderson defines nursing as the unique function of a nurse to help a person sick or well in the performance of activities contributing to health or its recovery that the person would perform unaided if he or she had the necessary strength, will, or knowledge. Nursing can also consist of assisting an individual to a peaceful death.
Ethics committees can be useful in this situation, because they can help explain the patient’s situation and provide possible answers to those hard questions. The nurse who neglected care towards the patients, in my opinion, should lose their job. Nurses who neglect care are putting their patients at danger. According to the Code of Nursing Ethics, “The nurse owes the same duties to self as to others, including the responsibility to preserve integrity and safety, to maintain competence, and to continue personal and professional growth” (ANA Code of Nursing Ethics). This nurse neglected the patient, therefore, neglected the responsibility in preserving the safety and integrity of the patient.
Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing Diane Eckert, Christen Rosa, Gary Pagdilao, Melissa Mendoza Nurs 391 April 20, 2015 Willie Goodwin Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing The nurse plays an important role in the safety and well-being of the sick and vulnerable. In two different cases, one involving the care of the unresponsive patient without advanced directives and the second involves the nurse observing negligent behavior by another nurse. The nurse is responsible not only ethically but legally for the care of the patient. The American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics serves to protect the welfare of the sick, injured and helpless. Nurses are relied upon to advocate for our patients dignity, privacy, confidentiality, improper and incompetent care.
Running head: COMBATING COMPASSION FATIGUE Combating Compassion Fatigue Essay chelsea Riko Grand Canyon University: HLT-310v 05/26/2013 Introduction One important that should occur in nurse mind while care is being given to the patient is compassion. The healthcare professionals need to be compassionate, that’s what make you a good caregiver because in the hospital unit one may see a dying patient, suffering patient and confused patient trying to climb out of the bed. Many at times, the caregiver gets exhausted and burnout in this area and finding it difficult to cope, at the same time declining the caregiver physical, emotional and spiritual needs. 5 warning signs of compassion fatigue Physical Exhaustion For a person to function effectively, good nutrition and adequate rest needs must be met. The care giver need food and rest to maintain healthy status.
Topic Proposal NUR/598 XXXXXXX University of Phoenix Patricia Dehof XXXXXXX Poor job satisfaction is an issue being faced by many health care organizations. Nursing retention and inadequate staffing can occur as a result of job dissatisfaction. This paper presents a proposal to educate physicians and nurses on methods of improving collaboration and relationships. . There are many factors that can cause job dissatisfaction and turnover rates.
* Diagnosis * Treatment * Welfare assistance - provide financial assistance, advocacy * Nursing – Individualized assistance and care plan * Physiotherapists (http://mswa.org.au/How-We-Help/Services-we-provide) Risks * Too many people and too much noise can be a stressful encounter for people with MS, specifically those with cognitive dysfunction. * Infections like flu can course a person with multiple sclerosis to have added complications, which can lead to pneumonia due to decreased lung function. * Lack of sleep, as a result of the constant fatigue that a person with MS
When deciding to take on the role of caretaker, certain problems have been known to arise. Assuming the role of caretaker can pose a threat physically and emotionally to a person. Caregivers suffer in the forms of “sleeplessness, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and impaired immunological responses that result in increased use of psychotropic drugs” (Marziali, Elsa, et al. 2005: 376). Author Jo Danna describes caretaker suffering to come in the forms of discouragement of being unable to stop the disease from progressing even with one on one care, resentment of the energy, time and money spent, self-loathing because of losing patience with an Alzheimer’s sufferer who means no intentional harm, frequent sicknesses such as colds or headaches, lack of time for oneself and the things one enjoys, cutting oneself off from friends and other family members to put the patient first, and severe depression due to a combination of these factors(90).