Also planning the day and having a routine which best fits around each individual ensuring that their best interests and personal choices come first. Other ways are - It also our duty of care to promote independence, and ensure that all individuals are aware of what their rights are. We should be aware of how to recognize signs of abuse, neglect or unacceptable behaviour and to follow policies and procedures if this happens All individuals should be treated fairly and without prejudice Informing management if there is anything that is stopping us from carrying out our job safely Complying with health and safety regulations Ensuring residents know about the complaints procedure and to report a complaint | 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protectionof individuals | We are responsible in keeping individuals safe from harm, whether it is illness, abuse or harm and injury. We can do this by involving families and other health care professionals in their care plan, getting ideas on ways best to support their family. Following a code of practice and
I will remind myself every day why I became a nurse and aspire to make my patients my number one priority. Functional Differences As licensed professionals, it is our duty to protect the public’s health and welfare by assuring that we provide safe and competent nursing care. It is also our responsibility to seek opportunities to advance our professional growth. Regulatory agencies and Professional Nursing Organizations afford us the resources to do that. The functional differences between both types of organizations
I will be able to understand that the interests of the patient are primary in my career. I will need to include the patient in the planning of care provision and ensure that there is no conflict of interest, enhance collaboration and create professional boundaries at all times. I will be keen on bringing in key professional traits from the American Nurse Association’ code of ethics. One of the key traits is being responsible to the public and as such I should be aware of any health threats to the public (Reed, 2006). The second trait is the facilitation of a healthy work environment based on moral virtues and values.
* “Use the minimum necessary re patient’s identifiable information”: Where the use of patient’s identifiable information is considered to be essential, only record relevant information that is required or requested. * “Access to patient identifiable information should be on a strict need to know basis”: Only relevant staff that need to access clients records should have access to the relevant information they require. Policies and procedures should be in place to protect clients privacy and if this violated action must be taken. * “Everyone with access to patient identifiable information should be aware of their responsibilities”: Staff must be aware of their responsibility and obligations to respect patient/client’s confidentiality. A confidentiality agreement should be signed by staff.
An equal nurse-patient relationship is important in order to ensure that safe, effective and personal health care is delivered and that the patients’ needs are appropriately met (The Health Foundation, 2012). Briant and Freshwater (1998) discuss how the development of the nurse-patient relationship may be effected; they further this, stating that everyone differs in regards to their personal boundaries and how they perceive interpersonal interactions from others. In consideration of this, in order for a nurse to develop the required skills in order to form an effective nurse patient relationship, they must recognise the individual boundaries of their patients. The professional expectation of nurses is very high and this is something which is greatly acknowledged within society. The media is very influential in regards to how society perceives nurses; this is something which has altered the image of nursing within the past, (Benison and Voogd, 2008) Appropriate examples of cases which have been focused upon within media will be underlined and discussed throughout this essay.
The code of ethics says that a nurse should be professional in all relationships, should practice as a nurse using compassion and respect for each and every individual, regardless of social or economic status, personal attributes or the nature of health problems. A nurse’s commitment is to the patient, whether it be an individual, family, group or community. A nurse should promote and protect the health, safety and the rights of their patients. A nurse owes the same duties to self as to others, such as: safety, maintain competence, and personal and professional growth. Nurses participate in establishing, maintaining, and improving healthcare environments.
As Nurses, it is important to wash our hands before and after patient contact. Hand hygiene is the single most important practice when reducing the spread of infection during patient care (Folan, Baillie, 2009). The CVB (Care Value Base) is an ethical code which governs how caregivers need to act in certain situations within a health and social care setting. They must not be discriminating, violating people’s rights or providing poor care for their patients. The caregivers must however protect patients from harm, maintain confidentiality and respect patients’ privacy.
They have to ensure that they are providing vulnerable adults with the right quality of care. With professionals they have no choose but to work within the legislations. The cored of practice for professional is to maintain a personal centred care to preserve dignity, promoting individuals with independence of making choices and treating vulnerable adults with respect. Personal centred need to approach individuals by listening and supporting them with problems which will reduce the chance of being abused. Core principles of care was set for the health and social care services to ensure that principles, guidelines and values was followed to promote standards of equality and diversity toward individuals, making sure that personal information was maintain privately and ensuring that individuals had rights.
According to Garity (2005), “The nurse’s ability to collaborate with patients, families, and multi/ intra-disciplinary health care professionals in the successful resolution of such dilemmas can affect the quality of health care” (p. 11). The nurse has an ethical obligation to give every patient the same level of compassion, care, and respect regardless of the nature of the illness (Chitty & Black, 2010). Whether or not the nurse agrees or disagrees with the decision that Marianne’s family has decided on, the nurse must ethically abide by the family’s wishes and provide the highest quality of care for her. The nurse’s highest level of commitments is for Marianne at that point. Although competing demands of patient, family, and physician have risen, the nurse’s first priority is always providing care that ensures patient safety and protects the best welfare of the patient.
Although, I may treat all these situations differently they all require compassion and respect. In addition, the Code of Ethics states, “The nurse has authority, accountability, and responsibility for nursing practice, makes decisions and takes action consistent with the obligation to promote health and to provide optimal care.” (Association, 2001) As a nurse, I am accountable for my actions in patient care, patient safety, and maintaining patient confidentiality. It is important to provide the best care I can for all of my patients. While doing so I need to adhere to the NPA of my