The board regulations includes: obtaining education; licensing; continuing education; legislation; and disciplinary action. The Board’s mission is to “Safeguard the health and safety and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring that all who practice nursing with in this state are qualified and licensed to practice” (State of Tennessee Board of Nursing, n.d.). Their specific role and responsibility is licensure, education and practice. The board is in charge of approving and accrediting the PROFESSIONAL MISSION STATEMENT 3 nursing schools across the State of
This paper will address why Jerry is not qualified to refill any prescription medication. If Jerry is protected if a lawsuit is filled. Jerry’s decision is a tough one, legal and ethical issues and advice will be provided for Jerry’s use. Jerry’s medical training does not qualify him to issue a refill order as well as the pharmacy law. A licensed practical nurse is below a registered nurse level and not even an RN can do this.
Mr. J was kept in restraint without considering that Mr. J was not trying to get out of bed by himself. When the pressure ulcer was identified, the nurse neglected evidence which should have been a basis of removing restraint. Even if the risk of falling was high, a sound alarm could have been placed at the bedside, which Mr. J could have used when he wanted to use the bathroom. The body of Mr. J was in unnecessary discomfort due to restraint and constant pressure was causing ulcer in the back. Mr. J was diagnosed with mild dementia and was drowsy, so the nursing staff had put him in restraint.
In the past, services have been accused of not letting service users know about some of the facilities that could be available to them: this is because practitioners knew there was no funding available to support the provision of the service. This can be seen as an infringement of the individual’s rights. Disempowerment People who are discriminated against (especially by powerful groups in society such as health care professionals) are often totally disempowered. This means they are not able to take action for themselves, have no way of fighting the discrimination and, sadly, lose the will to do something about it. In a case of disempowerment the service user may feel completely vulnerable and useless as they may feel that they cannot stand up for themselves.
What is the purpose of the Nurse Practice Act? How do regulations in Nurse Practice Act guide nurses facing legal or ethical patient care issues? The purpose of the Nursing Practice Act is to regulate the practice of nursing at the state level and protect the public. It sets standards about scope of practice for RN's, LPN's, and NP's. “The Nurse Practice Act lists all of the duties and role of a nurse, except the legal and ethical ones.
In this instance the staff nurse failed to advocate for Mr. E by not informing nor asking his brother, Mr. Y, if he was aware his brother had an advanced directive. By asking the question this would have facilitated a discussion about Mr. E's presenting symptoms and the treatment options available. This would have provided an opportunity for further education and correlation that Mr. E's physical symptoms and history of developmental delays aren't an ideal combination for making a decision regarding his current treatment options. In safeguarding for the patient this would include full disclosure of all knowledge the nurse had of the patient's wishes. Complicating matters Mr. Y called his niece, Ms. H., who arrives at the hospital before him.
Mike Hammer believe that “physicians didn’t understand, nor were they interested in, the role of costs in determining the viability of hospitals” (p. 546). Hammer tried different approaches to cutting costs, which were always rejected by the physicians. He even ran into conflict with the hospital’s board of trustees who would always side with the physicians. Dr. Williams felt that “Hammer was asking for a cultural change that was impossible” (p. 546) Hammer hired a chief operating officer (COO) that would help him implement cost cutting procedures. Discuss the conflict management styles that are evident in the case.
Knowledge of pressure ulcer prevalence. Knowing the stages of pressure ulcers, repositioning the patient every two hours, and not replacing him back onto his back when putting back to bed would have helped the nurse and CNA prevent one with this patient. Restraint prevalence knowledge by the nurse of when to use restraints and the proper management of patients in restraints. Patient satisfaction is another nursing sensitive indicator not taken into account here because of the nurse’s attitude towards the wrong diet being delivered and not keeping Mr. J.’s daughter informed of the incident and how it was remedied. The remark the nurse made was also inappropriate and shows she did not have the patient or family’s satisfaction in mind.
Their top priority as a doctor is to help others, and one is not helping someone by denying them aid. For example, a person enters a pharmacy and asks for birth control pills. The person approaches the pharmacist in order to obtain those birth control pills, but the pharmacist does not want to give him/her the pills because the pharmacist believes it is morally wrong. Whichever way you see this, the pharmacist has no choice in the matter; it is the person asking for the pills that has a choice. Whether you support or criticize birth control pills, it is ultimately up to that person to decide for themselves, not the pharmacist.
Not only do parents lose their shared dreams and hopes for the future, but they also risk losing their children. The stresses and strains of divorce affect parents in different aspects of their lives. First of all, many people assume that conflict with their spouses will decrease as a result of divorce, and so divorce is foreseen as the cure-all - the hope that ending the marriage will eliminate all the troubles. However, while divorce can eliminate some problems, other conflicts actually arise during or after this process. Relationships usually do not end cleanly and couples are forced to deal with difficult situations that involve fights and compromises, such as moving households, custody and visitation struggles, child support payments and more.