Hospitals are using more unlicensed assistive personnel to assist in patient care. This brings up an important part of delegation which consists of understanding all staff member’s job titles, roles, and ability to carry out tasks. The safety of patients is very important in providing the care they need and deserve. The registered nurse is considered to be a team leader in the process of delegation. The ultimate goal of nursing delegation is to provide the most efficient, effective, quality care in the time frame the nurse is given.
In addition, confidentiality as part of the social, ethical and moral basis of working in care setting is further explained in the NMC (2002) clause 5.1-5.4. In clinical setting, preserving confidentiality is view as the key to establish trust, promote good relationship and interaction. In the absence of this, nurses might not be able to offer the client the required quality care as expected Hogston and Simpson (1999). Arnold and Boggs (1999) argued that if client feel confident to communicate their information to the nurse, made aware that their information is secure with assurance that it will be passed on with their
The duties of the nurse are first and foremost, to be a patient advocate and to ensure that the patient has the best possible quality of life, and maintains the most dignity and individuality possible. Often nurses face the dilemma of right and wrong during the decision making process, when a patients requests (or patient’s family requests) and cultural beliefs are in direct conflict with the nurses own ethics, beliefs, facility rules and the laws governing nurses. The nurse thus has to deal with the legal and ethical decision of what to do and is
Nursing Roles and Values Elaine Carrillo RN Western Governor's University Nursing Roles and Values-Task 1 NVT2 December 30, 2012 Nursing Roles and Values State Regulations and Nursing Standards We as nurses respect the rights of all human beings. We see each patient as a distinct human that requires our knowledge, skills and commitment to their well being while in our care. We must consider our patient needs first, as we are the front line of patient advocacy. We must speak for our patient when our patient cannot. Using our skills and knowledge we first must understand the issues to understand the needs of each patient.
Although, I may treat all these situations differently they all require compassion and respect. In addition, the Code of Ethics states, “The nurse has authority, accountability, and responsibility for nursing practice, makes decisions and takes action consistent with the obligation to promote health and to provide optimal care.” (Association, 2001) As a nurse, I am accountable for my actions in patient care, patient safety, and maintaining patient confidentiality. It is important to provide the best care I can for all of my patients. While doing so I need to adhere to the NPA of my
Professional Nursing Mission Statement This Professional Nursing Mission Statement describes the professionalism a nurse needs to perform excellent care in the health environment. The Mission also demonstrates different aspects of nursing and what nurses are to look forward to now and into the future. A. Functional Differences The Hawaii Board of Nursing was generated to recognize all licensed nurse practicing in the state of Hawaii (HRS Chapter 457 - nurses). These nurses have the legal right to give care in the appropriate settings giving the patients reassurance of safety from the practicing nurse. American Nurses Association was generated to direct a licensed nurse on how to present themselves in an ethical manner.
Discuss the importance of dignity, autonomy and respect in the pursuit of person-centred nursing care. Throughout this assignment the importance of patient care will be discussed, and will be particularly focusing on dignity, autonomy and respect in the pursuit of person-centred nursing care. The assignment will also look at other aspects of care such as ethics, communication, health and wellness and reflection as these are important contributing factors in how nurse’s achieve person-centred care. The Royal College of Nursing suggests person-centred care involves treating all patients equally and of worth, with respect and ensuring they are active in decision-making about their care (Royal College of Nursing 2009). Dignity is an important part of achieving person-centred care as, stated above by the RCN, patients need to feel like they are being listened to and made to feel like any decisions regarding their care are their choice.
The code of ethics says that a nurse should be professional in all relationships, should practice as a nurse using compassion and respect for each and every individual, regardless of social or economic status, personal attributes or the nature of health problems. A nurse’s commitment is to the patient, whether it be an individual, family, group or community. A nurse should promote and protect the health, safety and the rights of their patients. A nurse owes the same duties to self as to others, such as: safety, maintain competence, and personal and professional growth. Nurses participate in establishing, maintaining, and improving healthcare environments.
First, Do No Harm Western Governors University First, Do No Harm Mission Statement As a nursing professional, I commit to providing the highest quality patient-centered care using evidence-based practices with compassion and empathy. I promise to recognize the uniqueness of each situation and will protect and advocate for my patient’s self-expression, autonomy, confidentiality, and maintain dignity at all times. My patients will feel confident in my abilities to provide care within my scope of practice, and I commit to staying abreast of current advances in medicine, technology and trends in my practicing specialties. Most importantly I will form a trusting relationship with my patients and their families, keeping them informed and encourage participation in planning and implementation of care. I will remind myself every day why I became a nurse and aspire to make my patients my number one priority.
Medical homes create a continuum of care by providing coordinated care to patients through a vast array of healthcare organizations and providers. The continuum of care system ensures that patients never experience a lull in quality care. They experience quality service through all states of their care plan (Evashwick, 1989). It’s imperative that health care teamd collaborate to not only create but implement healthcare plans that not only treats various ailments but also includes preventative and health promotion elements as well. The PPACA places a substantion value on nursing because nurses are often the healthcare professionals that have the most contact with patients.