These revisions have streamlined the performances, the standards of care for patients and eliminated certain requirements. Accuracy of patient identification by using two patient identifiers is to facilitate health care providers in patient identification. They accomplish this by asking name and date of birth ensuring they have the right patient. Improvement of communication to patients by expediting test results can enable them in serious health care decisions. This can alleviate their stress about tests that might involve threatening diseases.
When it comes to understanding health doctors and other medical professional’s use what is know as the biomedical model of health. The biomedical model treats illness as strictly something that is wrong with the workings of the body caused by things such as germs, disease and accidents and doesn’t take in to account a persons social or mental factors. The biomedical model also gives doctors a set of basic guidelines in which to work to. These guidelines include some practices that the general public would just take as obvious, for example; putting the care of the patient as top priority, to do no harm to the patient and to provide a cure for the patients ailment. These are all things we expect to get when we visit the doctor as this is why we go there.
Deciding when to decontaminate your hand can be a little bit daunting. This is why, therefore, guidelines have been made to highlight the four key factors in hand hygiene to help workers and patients decide when to decontaminate their hands. Healthcare workers needs to anticipate the level of contact with patients or objects to eliminate the chance of developing further pathogen related disease. Furthermore, workers also need to foresee the extent of contamination that can occur with the contact and patient’s various care activities being performed (Boyce and Pittet, 2002, Pratt et al, 2001). There is without doubt, that these factors have set a foundation to promote a safe hand hygiene practice without guessing when and where to decontaminate.
The overall goal is for the client to return to pre-hospital living condition in an improved state of wellness. The theory of self-efficacy is based on the belief that what people think, believe, and feel affects how they behave. So, if the patient is taught to believe that they can take care of themselves and actually practice how to do it will help in maintaining good health. Nursing diagnosis: Anxiety and fear related to new diagnosis, lack of understanding of medical condition and disease process. The patient needs to understand his new medical condition in order to gain understanding of the disease process, signs and symptoms, complications, medication regimen, follow-up appointment as well as the benefits of physical activity, diet and weight control.
This will also improve patient outcome drastically. The healthcare is a holistic entity which involves both the treatment of acute consequences of poor health the prevention of poor health from occurring (Martone 1992). The more successful the HCO is in preventing disease, the more successful they will be in improving patient health (Carlyon 1984). This goes a long way to prove that disease prevention fits nicely into the mission statement of the HCO which says that healthcare organizations do their best to promote healthy living. Ethically, it is the duty of the HCO’s under the umbrella of the CDC, to design/develop strategies to prevent diseases.
screening in women and men who are well at the clinics. If these people are educated about the disease they will have then they will give them greater understanding on how to modify their lifestyle. It picks up the diseases in early stages before disease gets hold. Tertiary prevention Tertiary prevention aims to reduce the impact of the disease and promote quality of care through active rehabilitation. For e.g.
“From an ethical viewpoint, if a rational adult who has been fully apprised of the consequences of not receiving this treatment persists in a refusal, the decision should be respected” (Effa-Heap, 2009). Even if the patient has a life threating illness, in which blood transfusions is the rational and quickest way of treatment. It is the health care team’s duty to investigate another course of action that the patient might find suitable, such as medications. This paper analyzes the ethical principles surrounding blood transfusion in Jehovah’s Witness patients. Ethical Principles “Respect for humans as a function of human dignity is the primary ethical responsibility for nurses in practice” (Chitty & Black, 2011).
Holistic health care places the emphasis on giving knowledge, and ultimately the responsibility, to the individual patient in the treatment of their wellness and healing. The practice not only recognizes, but also works with the relationship between the body, mind, emotions and spirit. The principal focus is on reducing stress, a significant cause of many illnesses, and buttressing the body's own self-healing capabilities. The importance in holistic health care is in recognizing the symptoms as they come to light, and at the same time eliminating the cause of the symptoms in the process of restoring health and energy in the shortest possible time. The healing for the patient takes place when the wellness factors coexist in alignment and balance.
Roger use these therapy in treating individual as a person to improve his quality of life. Carl establish supporting evidence that individual inductive knowledge as the fundamental healthful effect. He also states that the therapeutic process is substantial achievement made by the patient. He strongly believed that his structured analysis should be practice rather than the other way round. His persuasion for the improvement of care is based on sincerely felt or expressed in a genuine emotion in helping patient grief.
The question is what role do nurses play when it comes to medication safety? Nurses play many different roles in the world of medicine; however the most important role is to assure that patients are receiving their medication safely. One of the recommendations to reduce medication errors and harm is to use the “Five rights: the right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route, and the right time” (Choo, Hutchinson & Bucknall, 2010, p.854). Verifying the patient’s identity ensures that the correct patient is receiving the medication, confirming that the medication written on the order is the same medication being prepared, ensures the right drug, dose and route is given. Some medications must be given at specific time, so it imperative to provide the medication to the patient at the correct time.