Assignment 301 - Principles of communication in adult social care settings 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. Bi.
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.
What is the organizations missions, objectives, and distinctive competency b. What is its offering to the market? How can its past and present performance be characterized? What is its potential? c. What is the situation in which the manager or organization finds itself?
This paper will address why Jerry is not qualified to refill any prescription medication. If Jerry is protected if a lawsuit is filled. Jerry’s decision is a tough one, legal and ethical issues and advice will be provided for Jerry’s use. Jerry’s medical training does not qualify him to issue a refill order as well as the pharmacy law. A licensed practical nurse is below a registered nurse level and not even an RN can do this.
The necessity for nurses to be able to communicate effectively is vital for the continued care of patients. More specifically, it is crucial that Nurses are able the change their language patterns and vocabulary, depending on the person they are talking to. The communications a nurse has with their patient is completely different to how a nurse would speak to a fellow Medical Officers (MO). There must be a strong, clear wording, instruction and diagnosis when talking to colleagues; otherwise there may be confusion as to the treatment of a patient. However, when speaking to a client, using jargon and medical terms can be considered as inappropriate and confusing for the people involved.
An article by Nathanson (2000) described the condition of the ethical problem when a nurse had to disrupt the confidentiality of patient information to a suitable person. In this situation, nurse faced an ethical dilemma. Take the decision for patient safety or keep patient's confidentiality is the choices in this situation. The purpose of this article is to explain the possible decisions taken by this author in the situation mentioned in the above article. Ethical Implications of a Breach of Confidentiality Confidentiality is the right of every patient.
Recently, I was called down to the hotel’s Human Resources Department to be interviewed concerning how impossible the feud has become. I was asked to give some insight into the character of both ladies because the situation had progressed to the point of needing disciplinary action to be taken. Initially, I did not want anything to do with the situation. I would allow both women to vent to me when they needed to but as far as reporting their behavior to management I refused to be involved in. When I was told by my manager that Human
Critical awareness is crucial to being a registered nurse or midwife. Hamer and Collinson (1999) suggest nurses should be more questioning, try to see more than one side of an argument; try to be objective rather than subjective; weigh the evidence; make judgements based on reason, evidence or logic; look at the meaning behind the facts; identify issues arising from the facts; and recognise when further evidence is needed. “A nurse is responsible to ensure that the standard of the nurse’s practice conforms with professional standards with the object of enhancing the safety of the individual, any significant other person and colleagues” (ANMC 2007 clause 2). This is echoed by the United Kingdom Nursing and Midwifery Council in their Code of Conduct which states: “You are personally accountable for your practice. This means you are answerable for your
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This should also include details of information given about care and treatment" (NMC 2009). This principle can help when putting a care plan in place. A written assessment should commence a care plan and will include vital information on the woman's medical condition and what their care needs are. It is also important to have all information regarding next of kin in case a woman's condition was to deteriorate. As part of the assessment it is vital to a woman's safety that information regarding any medication is included.