After we had arrived the nurses escorted us up the delivery floor and had strapped my wife into a fetal monitor to check our baby’s status. I was so worried that something might be wrong, that our baby girl would be in trouble. As I sat there listening to my baby girl I knew I was in for the ride of my life. I watched, with a concerned look while the doctor had manually broken my wife’s water. I felt so worried and sad because I didn’t know what I could do to comfort my wife.
Imagine being a newly graduated nurse and landing a job on your dream unit. There is this one nurse who likes to taunts the new nurses. You began to realize that she does things to make you uneasy and you began to feel like the target of workplace bullying. Horizontal Violence has become a newly coined termed to further define the concept of bullying in the workplace. According to Becher and Visovsky (2012), Horizontal Violence is described as “an act of hostility that creates an undesirable work environment that weakens teamwork in the clinical setting”.
Some patients were also made to shower with their clothes on. The program un-covered serious abuse within the Hospital and there was a public outcry. Several people wrote to the Prime Minster who was reportedly “appalled” by the findings. The national regulator Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) involvement, Ms Margaret Flynn was asked to investigate what was happening at the Hospital and undertake a Serious Case Review. Whilst investigating she spoke to patients, workers, NHS staff and family members and learnt that there was a high level of physical intervention by the staff and some of the patents very badly hurt with some seen to be self-harming.
Description The critical incident took place on a surgical ward whilst I was on placement. It was a negative experience which caused me to pause and reflect on ensuring that everything I do in practice is in the best interest of the patient (NMC 2008). It also made me consider the possible negative implications for patients due to poor practice and behaviour of healthcare professionals (Alphonso 2007). After spending some time in critical care following an appendicectomy, a 72 year old male patient who will be known as Mr. Smith was escorted by a nurse, to the surgical ward at approximately 1700 hours. My mentor asked if I would take handover from the nurse, who I will call nurse A, take Mr Smith’s observations and admit him to the ward.
Patients in pain also at times disagree with a physician’s assessment or manifest characteristic unexplainable adverse events. (Cahana 2007) In the case of Sally, who is in the hospital for a bilateral mastectomy; she pushes the call button and states that she is in pain and would like a pain pill. The shift change happens and her call was neglected. She pushes the call light again and asks for pain medication for a second time an hour later. The RN who is assigned to her sighs loudly and reluctantly
When she did so, her water broke. Aware of potential complications she climbed into the bathtub and delivered a baby boy before summoning her husband. When she summoned her husband, he came to the restroom, expressed his concern, and called the doctor. The doctor was upset from the news and insisted that she go to the hospital. Upon arrival, the staff were horrified with the news of an at home delivery.
Picoult continues on this theme of “saving” by using Suzanne as Sara’s crutch, as she makes her coffee each morning and informs her of any missed phone calls. While in the hospital, Sara receives a call from Jesse’s principal informing her of Jesse’s suspension. On the car ride home she notices a bruise on his arm from a needle and assumes he has been using drugs. Jesse angrily explains how he has been donating blood that gave Kate platelets behind the family’s back, in order to “save” his sister. After two weeks in the hospital, Kate developed an infection that placed her in a coma on a respirator, which is “saving” her for the time being.
They describe the procedures Anna and Kate go through, how they feel before and after, how they look throughout everything, and how they are affected. The stereotypes people use against cancer patients are harsh, heartless, and demeaning. Their lives are depicted differently in both the movie and the book. Lastly, the symbols of the depiction throughout the movie and book really stood out and bring meaning in real life. Throughout the movie and book it completely changed how I view life and how others may be going through something and we may not even know it.
DIGNITY Dignity concerns the way, people feel, think, behave in relation to their worth or value of themselves and others. An example from my own Experience My mother was admitted in hospital with severe cough and general ill health. During her first days of hospitalisation she could do all her basic needs like washing, dressing, she was able to feed herself and also able to make choices and decisions in her care. But as time progress her breathing got worst and, so her general health. She became very dependent to her carers and we could see her getting distressed and depressed.
During my shift one of the district nurses asked me if I would be able to do joint visit with her to visit Slovakian family. The purpose of that visit was to announce husband that his wife’s health conditions worsenet . is dying. It was early morning when one of the district nurses asked me to do joint visit one of the our caseloads. The purspose of the visit was to deliver a bad news to husband that his wife’s health condition took worst over the night in the hospital.