I feel the appropriate standard of care for the case study would be for the doctor to perform the procedure. Since the patient is incoherent and can’t decide for herself. The wounds from falling must have been bad enough were it could have been too dangerous to wait for the kin to agree to care or the patient. In these situations I think it’s up to the medical staff mainly physician to decide what is appropriate care at the time. The patient had a severe head wound which needed attention right away.
Sometimes these feelings are unreasonable but they can be justifiable. If this is the case, we must take a look at the communication process and take corrective action. The last step is responsiveness. This goes hand in hand with availability. From a patient and their family’s perspective, nurses do not have good responsive skills.
Retrieved from http://www.humancaring.org/conted/Pragmatic%20View.pdf I enjoyed the website because Jean Watson’s Theory was discussed in a way I was able to understand. Actual in hospital experience were used as an example which helped me to connect using an actual patient. It also discussed the 10 caritas and how each was related to the patient. Caring Science: (Definitions, Process, Theory) Watson Caring Science Institute & International Caritas Consortium. (2013).
It is important to analyze the different dynamics to these potential problems. Within this analyzes, I would look at the opportunities and constraints of entering data into the system. Are the constraints that the hospital staff have due to the with number of patients being seen and the time to enter the data? Analyzing the fact that there is an opportunity cost situation where possible hospital staff have a certain amount of time with each patient, and now that there has been even more work to be completed for this patient they get caught entering data and not spending the time needed with the patient. Hospital staff may not understand what opportunities that the data could bring to the hospital staff and patients?
C. Difficult people are everywhere and dealing if them is an everyday life. d. Some are the patients in the waiting area; tired of waiting these can be difficult. e. Others can be the family, worried about their family members health which can be f. very stressful for them which can cause uncomfortable confrontation between them g. And other staff members. D. What can us as health care providers due to handle these difficult people and situations that can occur? h. We as providers can continuously educate and inform ourselves of new ideas.
Jerry was accused of a medical malpractice because of prescribing a refill without the authorization of a physician. There were many legal and ethical issues that affected the decision Jerry made in ordering the prescription refill, and the knowledge of right and wrong deterred Jerry from deciding to refill the prescription. There are several methods and types of values at hand that Jerry could have used to help him make an ethical decision. Determining the appropriate course to take when faced with a difficult ethical dilemma can be a challenge, but it is always important to engage in a carefully considered ethical decision-making. Everyday health care workers around the world are faced with tough decisions.
Right to Withdraw Care in End of Life Situations Name here School name Right to Withdraw Care in End of Life Situations There are many decisions that have to be made concerning the right to withdraw care at the end of life. These issues are faced by doctors, nurses, patients and family members concerned about the decision to withdraw care. Many of these decisions regarding care raise anxiety among the healthcare team, family members and even the patient. The patient must be able to make decisions about their care. The purpose of this paper is to discuss that as a patient’s life deteriorates care is no longer able to improve a patient’s quality of life but their projected outcome is thought to be a continued degeneration.
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. The conclusion will involve how the nurse negotiates with Henry and what outcomes will be possible for Henry and his daughter. It is the responsibility of the nurse and multi-disciplinary teams to identify and protect vulnerable patients. Defining what is vulnerable is very difficult; The Department of Health (DOH ) describe a vulnerable adult as “a person aged 18 years and over, who is in receipt of or may be
The unfamiliarity of the acute care setting can be very stressful for a person with dementia; generally patients with dementia found find the hospital setting to be difficult and distressing and often made them feel confused and disorientated. The environment within the acute care setting is inappropriate and inadequate for the care of the dementia patient with many areas of concern. There is a clear indication that nurses in the acute care setting need further education and training in regards’ to the care of the dementia patient. Nurses recognised and expressed some of the various difficulties associated with the care of a patient with dementia. Generally the nurses experiences of care for the dementia patient in the acute care setting was one of uncertainty, due to the fact the nurses felt they had a specific lack of knowledge.
But many of the problems faced by health care today is caused by failure to communicate properly. Stories related to medical errors, patient confidentiality etc can be seen in the papers everyday. The common theme running through these headline-grabbing issues is communication. [Thomas 2006]. So many measures are taken to improve communication skills of health care professionals like nurses.