Facility administrators need to establish a balance between providing a safe environment, while at the same time providing each resident with opportunities for choice, control, and individuality (Kane & Kane, 2001). The staffing levels of professional nurses in a nursing home are not as high as that of a hospital; however, nursing homes have registered nurses on duty that perform assessments, administer medications, perform treatments, and interact with families and physicians, to name some of their many responsibilities. Nursing home residents often become ill. In 1997, there were 1,465,000 nursing home residents and 2.1 million elderly nursing home discharges due to hospitalization and death in the United States (Gabrel, 2000). When a resident is observed to have a condition change, the nurse performs an assessment and makes a decision whether or not to notify the physician and the resident’s family or guardian.
said Dr. Steven Hyman, a former director of the National Institute of Mental Health. This film portrayed major issues seen through the medicating of Jacob, Jessica, and DJ’s. Three major issues dealt with in this documentary were that there was lack of research for child medications, unknown affectivities, and that these children were growing up to have manic depression. The documentary highlights the lack
The table demonstrates that the level of authority at which instructions were delivered affected the outcome of the results. Word count: 219 PART 2 APPLYING MILGRAM’S OBEDIENCE TO AUTHORITY STUDY WHEN PREPARING STUDENT NURSES FOR WORKING ON HOSPITAL WARDS. THE REPORT AIMS TO: • Describe Milgram’s study of Obedience To Authority • Summarise replications of Milgram’s study • Identify how the study can be applied to student nurses working within in a hospital BACKGROUND Stanley Milgram (1933-1984) was a social psychologist born to Jewish
They also expected that number of patient fall rate on same type of nursing unit would be different according to staffing of nurses and registered nurses composition (i.e., education, qualifications, and employment status). By the use of five thousand three hundred and eighty eight unit in six hundred and thirty six hospitals, the relationships is investigated between nurse staffing (i.e., Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nursing Assistants), Registered nursing personnel composition, patient falls , and Magnet status of hospitals for developing proof about how the nursing resources’ and the process of successful delivery of nursing excellence add to the wellbeing of patients. The key findings put forward that patients’ falls were not affected by level of staffing, that the number of falls in intensive care units are negatively related to the hours of registered nurses, Nursing Assistants, and hours of Licensed Practical Nurses are linked remarkably positive with falls primarily in units other than intensive care units. The other key finding was the decrease in the number of falls in hospitals with Magnet Status. “The reported fall rate of 3.3 falls per thousand patient days was similar to 3.73 rates from the 2002 NDNQI database’s analysis” (Dunton et al., 2004).
A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF AN EPISODE OF NURSING CAREMODULE TITLE: NURS 6032STUDENT NO: 25048015COMPUTER ISS: ran1m12WORD COUNT (excluding text box): 3598 | A Critical Analysis of an Episode of Nursing Care Introduction The subjective interpretation of the criteria for service in Mental Health Organisations by clinicians can sometimes prevent people with possible mental health issues from accessing the service. The text box below gives an insight into an assessment of a service user in the presence of the student nurse. This essay sets out to critically analyse the episode of care given to this service user with regards to the way she was assessed for possible mental health issues, and relates when the subjective interpretation of a criteria for service was a barrier for engaging her into the service she came to seek help from. It starts with a comprehensive description of the assessment carried out by a Senior Nurse Practitioner, examines the role of nursing in people’s mental health, the meaning of a comprehensive and holistic assessment and includes the critical reflections of the student nurse on this assessment session based on her observations using Driscoll (2007) framework of refection. Description of the Assessment *Miss Frances is a pseudonym for the purposes of service user’s confidentiality and in line with the NMC Code of Conduct (2008).
In psychology their six different psychological approaches, which are; behaviourist perspectives, social learning theory, humanistic perspective, cognitive perspective, psychodynamic perspective and biological perspective. Behaviourist perspective is a method that is used to change behaviour in another person; this could be through rewarding them or punishing them. In a health setting a nurse who works in a rehab centre for drug addicts maybe be working with a patient who is an extreme addict, however the nurse maybe be struggling to try and get the patient to cooperate with her because he/she just wants to see their family due to being home sick. So because the nurse already knows this she may allow the patient to visit her family but that’s only if the patient agrees to work together so that he/she can end with better result. In a social care setting a young offender who is at an institution may want their time to there to be reduced, but because there behaviour is uncontrollable then that maybe be difficult, but if the young offender finds a way to improve his/her behaviour then there social carer and police officer would probably reduce their time at the institution depending they actually make positive changes in their behaviour.
In today’s world if a person were to walk in a hospital and need surgery or any kind of procedures they would have to sign a consent form. A doctor would talk to them about the problem and procedure first, and then ask them to sign documents that again explain the procedure, make sure they understand it and any precautions and then their signature is needed. Once the consent forms are signed that person has officially given the doctor permission to do what ever they need to. In the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, author Rebecca Skloot tells the story of Henerietta Lacks a black woman that had cervical cancer and died in the early 50’s and how she has helped shape science, save lives, and further medical research unknowingly and
A study was conducted by Dr. Graham Emslie, a professor at UT Southwestern, within the last decade that included 334 teenagers, all of whom suffered from major depression. In the study, the researchers looked at the types of treatment each participant was receiving in order to treat his or her depression. It was concluded from the study that those participants that were unresponsive to their initial antidepressant “responded when they switched to a different antidepressant and participated in cognitive behavioral therapy” (Drug Week, 2008). Using these results Emslie concluded that “medication and therapy do not have to be independent of each other” (Drug Week, 2008). Dr. Emslie states in her report that “if you haven’t had a good response with antidepressants,
I am sure my keen interest in psychiatric nursing had a lot to do with this decision. Peplau’s theory of interpersonal relations is based on the nurse and patient developing a type of interpersonal relationship, which developed into a type of partnership, where they are both active members in the patient’s care and outcome. The client is the decision maker and the nurse is there to provide guidance and support to help the patient reach their desired goal (Pearson, 2006). Peplau’s nursing background mostly involved psychiatric patients. She became increasingly involved and interested in psychiatric issues when serving in the United States Army and working at the 312th Station Hospital and School for Military Neuropsychiatry for the European Theatre, during World War II.
The researchers obtained a written approval from the ethical committee of the military education and research hospital and got approval from the nursing department as well. They also explained to the participants the study goals and methods with face-to-face communication. They received oral and written consent from the nurses that participated. The data collection form consisted of two parts and was designed to report the perspectives of nurses on medication errors. The first part of the questionnaire consisted of seven questions regarding the participants age, departments, educational levels, work positions, work intervals, average hours worked per month and shifts.