This in turn exposes not only patients, but also nurses to a significant amount of noise and alarms, ultimately leading to the clinical problem called alarm fatigue. As defined by the Joint Commission, alarm fatigue is known as the desensitization of medical staff as a result of sensory overload. This overload ultimately results in a delay of an alarm being answered, and sometimes someone completely missing the alarm altogether (The Joint Commission, 2015). Alarm fatigue has been recognized as a contributing
hospitals, residential/ nursing homes, schools, day care/ nurseries, centres etc. The Winterbourne case was more physical and emotional abuse. The Winterbourne case was reported nationally because it was such a disgusting mistreatment of vulnerable people, 11 members of staff were caught on CCTV after visitors and patients complained about mistreatments. The evidence that was captured showed physical abuse such as, slapping, poking eyes, pulling hair, even as unbelievable as trapping them under chairs, and soaking residents in freezing cold water. It also showed emotional and verbal abuse in the form of name calling.
The hospital’s negligence allowed for enough unsupervised time for the rape to happen, which leads to long term suffering by Harris including, substantial emotional distress, depression, and acute post-traumatic stress disorder (Biotech Law LSU.edu,
Task 1: Identify two reports on serious failures to protect individuals from abuse. Write an account that describes the unsafe practices in the reviews. Abuse can happen anywhere anytime, but especially to vulnerable people. I have researched into two cases reported for abuse in adults. The Winterbourne case and the Orchid View case.
Yet, there exists in on-going trend of nurse-on-nurse violence within the workplace. Nurse-nurse violence or horizontal hostility is defined as “aggressive and destructive behavior of nurses against each other” (Woelfle & McCaffrey, 2007, p. 123). Such behaviors can include bullying, name-calling, intimidation, back stabbing, gossip, blaming, sarcasm, criticism, put-downs, belittling, sabotage, isolation, exclusion, fabrication, and so on (Bailey, 2013; Milton, 2009). The American Nurses Association (2013) provides nurses with a code of ethics; many of the provisions within the code are violated when these types of behaviors are exhibited. For example, provision 1 declares: “the nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of every individual…” (ANA, 2013).
In the first possible way that fiction can be used to tell the truth is by understanding and reading into or about the events in a fiction story. If you know the truth behind the actual story it is very revealing to how it is in reality. For example, in the story One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is related to Ten Days in a Mad House in the revealing way of how the patients are treated by the doctors and especially the nurses in the institutions. Both of the nurses were abusive and or either threatening. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ratched was the mean and threatening nurse who would tell her insane patients that they would electroshock therapy if they didn’t obey or if they were misbehaving.
Brooks shows us that the plague causes many to suffer not only physically however mentally and emotionally as well. Before Anna could “mourn the (people) that (she) loved, another (person) was ill in her arms”. This caused Anna to come to a point in her life where she could either sink or swim and Anna decided to sink. Anna decided to be cruel to herself and turned to poppies, even though it did relieve her pain then, she suffered much more later. Not only did people suffer from the plague and what it brings, however people suffered from their own personal upbringing.
1.1 Analyse the differences between the concept of safeguarding and the concept of protection in relation to vulnerable adults Under the Health and Social Care Act (2008), abuse is defined as: “Single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress including physical, emotional, verbal, financial, sexual, racial abuse, neglect and abuse through misapplication of drugs.” Abuse can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. However, it is so alarming that more and more elderly people suffer from abuse on a daily basis. Many elderly adults are being abused in their own homes and even in care facilities such as nursing homes responsible for their care. How can elderly groups be vulnerable to abuse and/or harm to self and others? And how do care services providers that are supposed to deliver utmost care and support become one of the major contributing factors of abuse.
By Act 2, Nowra let the audience see the humanity in the patients using the play within the play by allowing us to see their back stories and why they are in the mental institution, testing the audiences prejudices about the mentally ill as well as the reality of mental institutions. The stereotype that all people who are patients of an asylum are ‘loonies’ and dangerously violent was dismissed to a certain extent for Doug was seen as an extreme danger to everyone and Cherry and Henry did show signs of violence. The end with Lewis pulls the audience back to reality after such a successful night by not giving the audience the happy ending that was to be expected. This sorrowful ending implies that ‘asylums are the most inefficient places on this earth.’ To conclude, Nowra’s purpose of having the play within a play in Cosi was to allow the characters of the play to give their thoughts on the themes of Cosi Fan Tutte thus giving the audience a deeper understanding of the issues such as love and fidelity, sanity and insanity and to really test the prejudices that the audience hold against the mentally ill. ‘They are normal people who have done extraordinary things, thought extraordinary
Candide In Candide, Voltaire provides many examples of how the world is not really perfect. Candide is an optimist and throughout the story he notices many things that contradict him being an optimist. In the beginning of the story, Pangloss contracted syphilis from Paquette. Pangloss was also an optimist, however he was upset that he had acquired this disease from her. Another example in Candide of an imperfect world is when Cunegonde got raped.