As a hospice worker, it is not only necessary to support the patient’s wishes but work with their caregivers to accept the wishes and help carry them out. The conversation should center on palliative care, emotional support, organ donation, and expectations for death. For these conversations to be beneficial to all parties, the hospice staff need to build a relationship with the patient and caregivers (Holdsworth, 2011). Hospice has experienced a growth spurt over the past ten years. The core of hospice care philosophy is family focused.
The nurse has a responsibility to find out if Henry is a vulnerable adult and if so what makes him vulnerable and what makes people in general vulnerable, including concerns that could arise from being vulnerable for example abuse. Patients have rights, so the role of the nurse will be looked at in great depth which will include clinical skills, communication, decision making, teaching, caring and knowledge, and how to address the patients’ rights using some of these skills. Henrys autonomy will need to be promoted by the nurse along with confidentiality, the nurse will have to justify professional conduct and any interventions needed to support Henry and his daughter, this will include autonomy and advocacy. Henrys daughter is very keen to see her father have the operation even though there are major risks involved. Henry is not so convinced and as the procedure looms closer he asks his nurse to help him make a decision on whether or not to go ahead with the procedure.
Enhancing Patient Safety by reducing Medical Errors I chose the topic of “Enhancing patient safety by reducing medical errors” because it is a topic that I am very interested in. No matter what area of nursing I choose to go in, patient safety is always going to be a crucial part of the healthcare system. I know that when I work with the different patients, I am going have to provide a safe quality of care, be aware of the different risk factors that can affect a patient’s safety. I understand it is going to be a challenge to keep patients safe because errors and mistakes happen every day, and they can happen at any time. I feel like my job as a nurse would be to make sure that no errors occur, and that the patient is safe at all times.
It is important to help to negotiate outcomes to meet the needs of both parties. Address all the important positive questions to help everyone understand the outcomes, such as ‘describe your family routine’, ‘how do you manage looking after the recipient/’, ‘what do you find most difficult or tiring? Or are you sleep OK?’ Creating understanding and acknowledging ones needs and depravations over the need of the recipient can help solve issues. Another problematic area is the feeling of guilt, where someone has a guilty feeling for putting the service user (recipient) in a care home. Again, it is important to re-assure family and significant others that in the next few weeks they will see a difference and understand that their needs are as important as other and taking care of ones own needs can help us to help those that need our help.
Nursing students increasingly encounter ethical problems during their clinical practice which sometimes infringe the rights of patients. Simply put, ethical issues are a major concern in the healthcare field because healthcare providers have to make ethical decisions on a daily basis. Working in the modern world as a newly developed registered nurse, one can face many hurdles as they come upon their new work environment. While trying to grasp this major transition, nurses can often find themselves in the mist of ethical dilemmas. There are, in some cases, policies of the healthcare institutions and the nurse’s personal professional ethics that can conflict with the clinical settings’ decision making.
Critical Appraisal Of Care Of Older People Dementia Nursing Essay Introduction The author of this assignment will critically appraise a qualitative research report in the Nursing Standard titled Care of older people with dementia in an acute hospital setting. (Fiona Cowell, 2009) (appendix 1). He will use the Polit and Beck (2010) and Roe (1998) framework to help him critique this article. The article was chosen mainly on a personal reasons that as a third year student nurse the author has witnessed how healthcare professional act differently towards patients with dementia and how there is a need for education to improve Health Care professionals skills in dealing with dementia patients. Also according to the Alzheimer’s society (2010) there are approximately 750,000 people with dementia in the UK.
The student nurse will reflect on health promotion issues as this stood out to me in several areas, The student nurse discovered that although we can nurse a patient back to health it is so important to make the patient aware of how necessary it is for them to participate in their care by adhering to what is recommended to them by various members of the Multidisciplinary Team and the devastating consequences that the patient can encounter if advice is ignored. The student nurse will use the Gibbs (1988) reflective cycle, this encouraged thinking systematically about all phases of an activity. Gibbs (1988) is descriptive with regards to feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusions and action plans, therefore ideal for this assignment. Although I experienced many different aspects of care regarding health promotions this assignment will concentrate mainly on a single event that will stay with me throughout my nursing career. According to Scottish Government (2010) Healthcare Quality Strategy for NHS Scotland, nurse’s carers and people at the heart of the healthcare and care delivery services should improve conditions in NHS Scotland and the care provided, on reading this strategy I understand a nurses responsibility, but the importance of patient participation in their own care is invaluable and the cooperation and communication with the Multidisciplinary Team is essential to complete patient care package to the highest standard.
In this paper, I will cover different values, morals, and ethics obligating my nursing practice including my personal views to make a difference in others lives’. One of the important things to remember is that in other peoples’ life, nurses play an important role. Nursing is an evolving profession. Nurses are important because they are always around in people’s life say birth, during illness, healing time, and even at death. Nurses face ethical dilemmas everyday at work.
A nurse working in palliative care would require a high level of EI. They need to show understanding to dying patients and their families. In conclusion if EI can enhance patient care, maintain emotional health for staff and improve colleague relationship further research would be required. Akerjordet, K., & Severinsson, E. (2008). Emotionally intelligent nurse leadership: a literature review study.
To achieve a high-quality life hard work, passion, motivation and dedication that are required. I love to take care of sick people with my honesty and hard work. That was the reason why I choose the nursing profession, so I can take care of a sick patient that need to get better. I am proficient of providing better care to patients and help them to get better. “In today’s dynamic and complex health care environments, safe and effective care will only be assured when health care leaders make optimal contribution to the effort” (AACN, 2006).