Thomas about her disease and its outcome may be needed. Explaining how cancer metastasis and what to expect at each stage will give Mrs. Thomas a sense of control. It will allow her to make informed decisions about her own care such as; implementing advance directives and or code status documents. Reiterate that pain control will give her more quality time with loved ones and allow her to be independent for as long as possible. The goal is to keep her pain under control if not completely relieved.
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.
Nurses are relied upon to advocate for our patients dignity, privacy, confidentiality, improper and incompetent care. The case of Marianne is a good example of how the ANA code of nursing ethics could help a patient that can't make convey their needs the healthcare team. The stroke has left Marianne unresponsive and without an advanced directive the healthcare team has no way of knowing what her desires would be for the plan of care. Her husband and children are in disagreement with which direction to go in regards to her care. The ANA code of ethics has provisions in place to assist in a decision for this case.
It is also important to know where and how theories can best apply to current nursing practice. Compare and Analyze a Common Core Concept A common core concept among Virginia Henderson’s need theory and Dorothea Orem’s self-care deficit nursing theory is nursing. Both theorists use the nursing concept in their theory to define the role of nursing. Henderson defines nursing as the unique function of a nurse to help a person sick or well in the performance of activities contributing to health or its recovery that the person would perform unaided if he or she had the necessary strength, will, or knowledge. Nursing can also consist of assisting an individual to a peaceful death.
Ethical principles known as Respect, Empathy and Dignity (RED) is a guideline followed by all healthcare officials. It is priority that a healthcare professional put the patient first by providing the best care, regardless of the patient’s appearance and beliefs. Whether you are fond of a patients religion, or their appearance you should always show them respect. In Sandra’s case the physician in charge may not agree with people consuming alcohol. It’s not he/she place to discriminate, or to treat Sandra differently because beliefs are different.
Becoming aware of these laws would be ideal, but not knowing the key points of each law where someone may encounter an emergency should be protected if they act reasonably. Keywords: liable, protect Good Samaritan Laws May Vary In her article “How good a Samaritan should you be?” Penny S. Brooke (2003) describes legal ramifications and duties a nurse has when encountering an emergency situation outside of work. Many people refuse involvement during an emergency due to a possible lawsuit. They may be unaware that most states have Good Samaritan laws. These laws are designed to protect an individual from being held liable when volunteering their healthcare skills in an emergency.
Helping Patients with Cancer Prepare for Hospice Kelly K. Hill, MSN, RN, OCN, Eileen D. Hacker, PhD, APN, AOCN Disclosures Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2010;14(2):180-188. Introduction People with life-limiting cancer will make decisions about their end-of-life (EOL) care at some point during their illness. Hospice is an option of care aimed at providing optimal quality of life at EOL. Nursing plays a major role in helping people transition from curative treatments or treatments that control the disease to EOL care.
That one receptionist can change the whole mood of the patient, which continuing on into the visit with the physician. This can make it hard for the physician to treat the patient because the patient may feel closed off now or less receptive to advice from the physician. So I would find interdependence very important knowledge to have in any health care field. Sensitivity is something that is necessary to have when dealing with others. In the health care field one needs to be aware of others feelings
Speaking to a loved one about end of life decisions is never easy, and in most cases is not discussed until someone has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. When a loved one is faced with a poor prognosis, the family is confronted with important decisions on how to provide end of life care for them. The nurse can be instrumental in helping the patient and family decide whether they want to stay in the hospital, or go home for their final days. Helping the family set up an advanced directives is important so the family is aware of the patient’s wishes in the event that they can no longer make their own decisions. It also reduces any anxiety that the family members may be feeling if the patient has their wishes laid out for them to follow.
Anand’s feelings. The care home manager did not know that Mrs. Anand was so happy at Garden Park. The care home manager is still worried that she might fall and hurt herself if she stays. But because of what the IMCA found out, the care home manager looks into other options for Mrs. Anand so that she can stay at Garden Park but still get the care she needs. 39 What the words mean Advance decision a decision about medical treatment that a person does not want to be given in the future if they cannot make their own decision about the treatment.