It also affords us the opportunity of changing our way of thinking or practicing, for when we reflect on an incident we can learn valuable lessons from what did and did not work. In this way we develop self-awareness and skills in critical thinking and problem solving (Carelock, 2001). The central aim of the following discussion is to explore and analyse an incident that occurred while attending clinical placement in a maternity clinic in London. To begin, the incident will be briefly described and the people involved introduced. Pseudonyms, in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) (2008) Code of Professional Conduct, are used to maintain confidentiality and protect the identities of all parties involved.
Case Study of Mr E In the response to the case study regarding Mr. E In this paper I will be discussing the nursing standards of practice that apply, describe how I think nursing code of ethics provision 2.1 applies in light of his advanced directive, discuss factors that complicate Mr. E’s advanced directive and what Mr. Y should have considered prior to making his decision, analyze how HIPAA comes into play and lastly explain steps that I as a nurse would have taken if faced with the same situation, taking into account the ANA code of ethics. The nursing code of ethics that I think applies to this case study is provision 2.1 which states “the nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient – the patient receiving the health care services”. As a nurse one of the duties are to be a patient advocate, this means making the patient your priority by ensuring that their needs are met fully even in the presence of conflict with the family, or other medical disciplines. In the case study of Mr. E the nurse failed to meet this provision as she did not advocate for her patients wishes which stated he did not want to be ventilated a treatment which the physician felt was necessary. When informing the power of attorney of the patient’s condition she also failed to mention the advanced directive and its details, leaving Mr. Y unable to make an informed decision and resulting in a medical intervention that the patient did not wish for.
Person Centered Care HCA333: Introduction to Long Term Care (BTJ1227A) Instructor Debra Storlie Tinel C. Virgil July 9, 2012 During the course of this paper I will summarize key points made by the author concerning patient-centered care. I will answer the following questions: Why is this form of care important? How does it affect outcomes? How can we overcome obstacles to the adoption of these culture-change practices? I will also discuss a several barriers/challenges to implementing person-centered care in nursing homes, and in addition to person-centered care practices mentioned in the article, I will identify two other examples of person-centered care practices.
FROM http://www.ukessays.com/essays/nursing/application-of-leadership-knowledge-and-health-visitors-practice-nursing-essay.php Application of leadership knowledge and health visitors practice 1.1This report will provide evidence of the application of leadership knowledge to the role of the Health visitor’s practice. The report will look at my leadership style and skills in relation to developing and implementing an evening well baby clinic. When implementing this clinic I will aim to address and discuss past leadership experience and how I will use this within my team to achieve the best outcomes for families within my practice area. Attention will be made on relating this to improving the quality of care as highlighted in the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nurses, 2004. The standards also state that I, as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) must work in partnership with all team members and clients.
Reflective Account The purpose of this essay is to provide a reflective account on a clinical intervention I was involved in during practice experience. An adapted versions of Driscoll’s (2002) What? Model will be used in order to guide me through the reflective process (see appendix 1). Reflection on an experience is a learning activity requiring an ability to analyse one’s self in relation to what has happened or is happening and make judgements regarding this (Driscoll 2007). In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2008), confidentiality shall be maintained throughout.
Concept Comparison and Analysis across Theories Lori Hamilton NUR/513 October 14, 2013 Georgia Swank Concept Comparison and Analysis across Theories As a profession, nursing theorists have come up with different theories that support and guide nursing practice. This paper will discuss the role of nursing in both Virginia Henderson’s Need Theory and Dorothea Orem’s Self Care Theory. The premise of each theory is the nurse will care for the patient until the patient can care for his or her self. By comparing and analyzing each theory, one will be able to get a better understanding of how to best apply the nursing theory in practice. In both, Henderson’s Need Theory and Orem’s Self Care Theory, the ‘role of nursing’ is the core concept.
The Legal and Professional Implications of an incident witnessed during clinical placement. This paper highlights an incident that occurred during a clinical placement. It will also address any legal or professional issues that surround it. Any details of the patient or institution have been withheld to maintain confidentiality. This is in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards of Conduct Performance and Ethics for Nurses and Midwifes (2008).
Through the use of the nursing process all professional standards can be adhered to and patient care can be safely tended to. This essay will discuss planning and delegation of a nursing shift. The registered nurse has responsibility for delegating nursing intervention and remains accountable for those interventions delegated. Appropriate delegation will occur when the registered nurse is aware of professional standards and individual scope of practice of their co-workers. Additionally, the paper will highlight critical thinking and decision making which are important attributes the registered nurse will need to develop along with the ability to provide a suitable handover to appropriately delegate nursing
Reflective Competency – Therapeutic Relationships This essay addresses my experience of therapeutic relationships within an acute hospital setting. I have changed the name of the patient and places in order to protect confidentiality as outlined in the Nursing and Midwifery Council Guidelines (2010). I have used the Gibbs Reflective Cycle (1988) to demonstrate my understanding of the situation and how I feel it should be performed. By using this cycle, it has enabled me to reflect in a structured way. Neal (2003) cited in Hinchliff et al (2003) states that a therapeutic relationship can be described as being between nurse and patient and is based on the patient’s needs for care, assistance and guidance.
MENTORSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE The aim of this essay is to demonstrate author’s role as a mentor in organising, managing and leading programmes of learning and critically reflect and evaluate own performance while working with a student in clinical setting. Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2006) defines the term ‘mentor’ as the role of a registered nurse who facilitates learning and supervises and assesses students in the practice. Furthermore, NMC also identifies eight domains and standards that must be achieved to become a mentor. In this assignment, author will be referring to those Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice. First of all author will look at the personal and professional reasons to undertake this module.