The conversation with patients and families tells much about the way they feel. As a health care provider, treating patients and families with empathy, listening, and respect enhances clinician-patient relationship. The health care provider must communicate with patients and their significant others about medical conditions, needed tests, explaining their medication actions, and possible side effects. The nurse must communicate effectively by using clear terms and avoiding medical jargons that could
Standard 1 - understand your role 1.1a Describe your main duties and responsibilities Within my job role as a HCA my main duties and responsibilities are; Moving patients and specimens; such as supporting the patient correctly when being moved. Administration; this includes making and receiving calls, accessing the P.A.S system to enter basic date, welcoming patients and their relatives and handling enquiries. Patient care; this role can include maintaining patient hygiene, feeding, support in accessing the toilet, support in mobility and making beds Patient treatment; as a HCA you need to support and assist patients in their treatment and recovery procedure. Patient well being; patients have the right to be protected from abuse, to be treated equally, have ongoing support and to be treated in an environment that is safe and secure. Cleaning and tidying; it is essential to maintain a clean working environment to prevent the spread of infection.
It is the duty of the nurses to help protect patients’ right to confidentiality in an organization. Patient’s confidentiality may be violated when nurses or student nurses openly discuss patient information in the cafeteria, hallways and other public places. It is the duty of the nurse or whoever comes in contact with patient information to prevent unnecessary disclosure of patient data and also assess information that is needed to perform their duty. There are certain times when patient confidentiality should be applied. Patient Confidentiality should apply when a nurse or others need to gain access to patient information, especially when the patient information may include basic identifiers for patients past, present or future physical and mental health conditions.
Since working through the PRP course and reading in the PRP Handbook Part One about chaperoning, I have spoken to my Practice Manager about how I can actively help to make staff aware of what being a chaperone requires and how I can make patients realise that a chaperone is available to them. It occurred to me that some medical examinations that were important might have been declined because the patient may have felt vulnerable. The thought of
This is the reason why the hospital is in business, to provide medical care to the patient. Dr. DoRight has an ethical duty to his patient as their treating physician to provide quality medical care that addresses their medical needs. As an administrator of the hospital, this ethical duty extends to all of the hospital’s patients. The patient comes to the hospital with their family members and next of kin, who are also stakeholders. They all expect the doctors who work at the hospital, including Dr. DoRight, to fulfill their oath in treating their
Carol Alborn HIM CORE Day 11 9/12/2011 Purpose and Function of the Health Record A health record is a virtual storage place that documents health care services from healthcare providers at various locations such as the DR.’s office, nursing homes and ambulatory service locations. It’s made up of data or facts from the patient and family members, and these healthcare services, which is analyzed for useful information. It is the HIM professional’s responsibility to take data from traditional practice forms and any Personal Health Record (PHR) or from any other sources, then enter data into the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Anything missing can alter the patients care. Its Primary purpose is to ensure quality patient care and managing the cost of that care.
Autonomy is the ability to then independently perform actions based on those decisions. Nurse autonomy considers the patients right to decide what is done to his/her body, allowing the patient to determine an acceptable plan of care, and acceptance by the nurse if the patient decides to refuse specific forms of treatment such as intubation and a feeding tube. In this case, it is the nurse’s responsibility to make sure the patient’s family honors the patient’s rights regarding refusal to be put on a
I aim to investigate this recent trend and analyze whether planned homebirths are just a viable option as hospital births by examining the training of the medical attendant, OB/ GYN or midwife, in tandem with mortality rates of both mother and child, as well as social perceptions of the practices in the media and culture itself. It is important to designate the difference between planned and unplanned homebirths. Planned homebirths involve expecting mothers who have done their research on the topic and understand the potential risks, and benefits of giving birth within the setting of their own home. These planned homebirths are attended by a medical professional ranging from paramedics, to mid-wives and even physicians (Schramm 930). Unplanned homebirths are not attended by a medical professional and often are a result of lack of pre-natal planning.
TRANSFER OF PATIENTS POLICY Introduction This policy is designed to clarify the requirements of all patients who may need to be transferred from Accident and Emergency Department to other wards. Purpose The purpose of this policy and its supportive guidelines is to ensure safe and appropriate transfer of the patient with minimal risk. The aim is to clarify the clinical accountability of the nursing staff, medical team and support staff who are responsible for the patient’s care to ensure that safe appropriate transfer of patient does occur and their care continues with minimal interruption and risk. General Principles During a transfer, patients should be treated and cared for in such a way as to maintain; a) Patient safety b) Necessary treatment and care c) Contact with appropriate staff d) Dignity e) Respect of individual needs f) Contact with appropriate relatives and cares Transfer Of Patients to Other Departments Whether a patient is being transferred for continuation of treatment and care to another ward or for investigations in another department, their needs must be handed over to a suitable member of staff. 1.
Case study for Six Caps The nurse has an important role as a patient advocate. The patient’s family needs to make a decision regarding the care of Marianne. The nurse’s role as being the patient advocate for Marianne is to assist the family with the ethical decision by either assembling the ethics committee or performing a role on the committee. The functions of the ethics committee includes: policy and procedure development; educate committee members about competencies regarding health care ethics; education of hospital staff regarding ethical policies and procedures; develop an ethics team to be consulted on cases within the hospital and monitor the outcome of the decisions made on each case. The ethics committee may use the following two ethical principles to make the decision regarding Marianne’s proposed surgery.