I should speak up and take appropriate action when needed. I should question any unethical or illegal practice. I should advocate for my patients equality concerning his health care. I should always maintain confidentiality and I should utilize the family centered care model. (ANA, 2010, p. 47).
I would love to have the opportunity to graduate from nursing, because I have a strong desire to help people and make a difference in the quality of their lives every day. What is also noteworthy about nursing is that there is no another job as rewarding as being a nurse. Each day I will have an impact on patients´ lives, and have the opportunity to save someone´s life. I think there is no reward greater than that. Searching in different schools, I found that this program has a bunch of resources not only solid basics of nursing theory , but also nursing practice as well as clinical experience that will give me the opportunity of been successful in different practice situations.
If any changes need be made to better the care that patients receive it should done by enforcing more supervision. There should be more supervision to assure that proper care is being given by all nursing staff and not half done. We should, as healthcare professionals, at all times provide the best care as we possibly can. One way to stay atop of this is by envisioning the patient as our own grandmother, sister, cousin, aunt or any other family member. Total Care Nursing is or can be very stressful on the patient and their family members as well as the nurse.
In my seven years of nursing practice, my core values have changed over time. As I gained more experience in the medical field and rotated through different units in the hospital, I’ve noticed that I’ve added to my values in my daily nursing. Autonomy and dignity are my top two values in my every day nursing. These are extremely important to me because I think that patients, doesn’t matter what culture, male or female, young or old, deserve the right to have a choice, deserve the right to their own dignity. Some patients don’t have anything left in their life than choice and dignity and who are we as nurses to take that away from them.
Duty of Care 1. Introduction This paper details the meaning of duty of care, challenges and dilemmas that may occur and the support opportunities available in order to deal. It also outlines the procedures for dealing with complaints should they occur. 2. Duty of Care: Definition Duty of Care is a legal obligation to always act in the best interests of everyone to ensure that those receiving healthcare services receive safe and appropriate care and safe from danger and misuse.
The patient’s information should only be disclosed where necessary, such as if there is reason to believe they are at risk of harm or somebody else in their care is at risk and then only should it be disclosed to the suitable professional. Each individual has right to confidentiality. ‘Collaborate with those in your care’ communication is a key point in listening and responding to the person’s requirements, preferences and concerns. Also ensuring they can maintain their heath and care for themselves. ‘Consent’ each person has rights to agree to or decline so confirming consent is important to initiate care and treatment.
Describe dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights Me as a care assistant I have to do everything to keep my residents safe, I have duty of care to that people. Sometimes my residents they want to do something which can be dangerous for them. On the other hand, I have to respect their choices and rights. I have to explain nicely what the risk is and find the way to compromise. All of my action taken should be documented including any risk assessment carried out.
This includes the use of any available resources such as hoists for the moving of residents and ensuring training is up to date by attending all relevant courses. We also have a duty to report any concerns in the care administered by completing relevant forms, such as accident / incident reports and the use of the whistleblowing policy if necessary. 2.1 It is important to distinguish the balance between an individual’s human rights without breaching health and safety issues which includes that of the individual, yourself as the carer and anyone else around you. An example of this could that whilst respecting an individual’s rights of choice to partake in an activity in which there is a high level of risk, then as a care worker we have a duty of care to ensure that the individual and others like the public and colleagues are kept safe by adhering to the health and safety guidelines that will be in place which could mean certain areas of the activity may not be able to done. 2.2 There are a number of ways to gain additional support and advice when needed.
“In today’s dynamic and complex health care environments, safe and effective care will only be assured when health care leaders make optimal contribution to the effort” (AACN, 2006). All nurses need to take considered look at their future about the care that they have delivered to the patients. Personal and professional accountability There are only a few jobs which are rewarding jobs, I consider nursing a rewarding job. Every day in my life I have a constant influence on the survival of patients which have included having the chance of saving many lives of patients and I think that this is a big award for me. I always receive good feedback from the families for my best nursing care that the patient receive during hospitalization.
I. II. Extent of the Problem Imagine being really sick, getting a denial letter from your insurance company, and you have no money to get yourself treated. If you are an American, you will have no choice other than to go bankrupt or to eventually die of this illness. The United States is the only major industrialized nation that fails to cover all of its citizens with health care coverage. Nearly 47 million Americans, or 16 percent of the population, were without health insurance in 2005, the latest government data available (DeNavas-Walt).