Matthew McHale 301 Assessment. Task B Case study You are a social care worker and a service user, Hannah, tells you that she is unhappy taking her new medication. She thinks she does not need it and so she is throwing it away. You know from her care plan that Hannah does need to take the medication regularly and gets confused. Hannah begs you to keep this confidential and not tell anyone especially her daughter, who she sees regularly, as her daughter will be very angry.
Assignment 301 Principles of communication in adult social care settings 18.06.12 Task B Case study You are a social care worker and a service user, Hannah, tells you that she is unhappy taking her new medication as she thinks she does not need it and so she is throwing it away. You know from her care plan that Hannah does need to take the medication regularly and gets confused. Hannah begs you to keep this confidential and not tell anyone especially her daughter, who she sees regularly, as her daughter will be very angry. Bi How would you explain the term ‘confidentiality’ to Hannah? Whilst it is Hannah’s right to make decisions for herself and choose to take the medication or not, in this case from the information given it could be detrimental to her health and therefore I would explain to Hannah that the information given to me in confidence; through Hannah not taking her prescribed medication she may be at risk of harm and therefore I would need to pass the information on to my Manager to ensure her wellbeing is being addressed.
The patient is a minor and may not comprehend the severity of her diagnosis. The nurse as an adult needs to tell the parents so that the patient does not experience harm. The principle of autonomy is another principle that I would use to justify my position in this case. Autonomy is the ability of a patient to give informed consent and make their own decisions (University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, 2008). Because this patient is a minor she is not mature enough to understand all of the implications of her diagnosis and treatment.
The conflict arises because the decision not to resuscitate could be seen as not promoting the well being of the patient and an omission on the nurse’s part, causing detrimental consequences (Rumbold, 1999). On the other hand, clause seven of the ‘Code of Professional Conduct’ states that a nurse should “recognise and respect the uniqueness and dignity of each patient and client and respond to their need of care” (UKCC, 1992). The nurse who does not comply with a patient’s wish to die with dignity and not to be resuscitated, could be seen as violating this clause (Rumbold, 1999). There are several viewpoints regarding the use of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (C.P.R.). One such viewpoint is that it
If you are told by a service user that they are being abused you must tell your manager even if the service user ask's you not to tell to must make them aware that you are duty bound to do so to protect them. It is then important to make sure that they are safe from further abuse keep any evidence you find and record it. 2. Describe what a social care worker must do if unsafe practice is reported but nothing is done to ensure it is corrected. If the manager takes know action talk to them and ask why they haven't done so,if still nothing is done then go to regional manager it should not be necessary to go further but if you do there is cqc, health and safetyat work or department of health detailing all the relevant information.
Those conflicts may include: refusing a meal, type of activity, refusing medication or a treatment. For example: My client Molly (with serious dementia) decide not to take her blood pressure medication, she needs that medication to take every day. For me as a carer have the duty of care to make sure she takes her medication, but then again she has the right to refuse her
Confidentiality Within my care setting the Care Assistants have a legal duty to keep all Residents personal information private. Any information/details that are discussed with the Residents can be recorded in the individual’s Care Plan but cannot be discussed with other Residents. This also applies if the Resident requests that certain personal information not be passed on to members of their families. However, if you are told information that is in relation to the Residents health and wellbeing this can/must be reported to a Senior Member of staff as it is an important aspect of Care. For example, whilst seeing to a Resident they decide to confide in you that they are ‘Giving Up’ and have been hiding their medication instead of taking it.
Hair spray? (Oates 323) You don’t see your sister using that junk.” Connie hated when her mother would do this. She would say she hated her mother and wish she were dead. But when she has to make a decision on whether to jeopardize her own life or her mother’s, she chooses to put hers in jeopardy. When it came to describing her sister June, Connie thought of her as just a 24 year old secretary who still lives at home with her parents.
Mrs. Davis told Finance Corp. that its visits to her at the hospital where she visited her ailing daughter were upsetting her daughter so much that her recovery was being impeded. Davis added that she herself was becoming extremely anxious, worried, and angry that Finance was dragging a patient into a dispute that "was none of the patient's doing." Upon hearing this, Finance Corp. suspended its visits to the hospital. At a later date, Davis informed Finance that "its harassment was driving her
The Nurse’s Dilemma: Being Asked Not To Tell The Nurse’s Dilemma: Being Asked Not To Tell Nurses face ethical dilemmas on a regular basis. As nurses work to provide health care services, we often are asked to participate in ethically questionable activities (Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2012). Today, a patient who was newly diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer with metastasis to her bones was admitted to the hospice unit. Her daughter is her primary caregiver and has asked me to deceive her mother by “turning over” my badge and telling her mother that I am from a home health agency. She specifically requested that I “do not say hospice” because she believes that her mother doesn’t know she has been admitted to the hospice unit.