"The nurse assumes accountability and responsibility for individual nursing
judgments and actions." If a nurse makes a medication error, not only does
he have a legal obligation to report that error, but according to the above
statement, he has an ethical obligation as well.
When considering curriculum development there are several things to keep in mind such as making the nursing classes as useful and interesting as possible, and also want ensuring that the information is inclusive of current standards of care, that is comprehendible for the learner.
We will look at rising costs within long-Term Care, patient abuse, will look at the quality of life, shortages of nurses and demand that the elderly are putting on the medical field.
(2) "The nurse safeguards the client's right
to privacy by judiciously protecting information of a confidential nature."
This statement talks about the importance of confidentiality and privacy.
In the next section is
a real life case study about how a nurse with a special interest in ethics
dealt with an ethical dilemma about HIV and confidentiality in a prominent
They do go through a period of increased awareness, where they move from living in ignorance of their lives ahead, to where they know what risks are out in the world whether it is gangs attempting to recruit them or kill them, or the risks of losing income and being unable to support their family....
The subject of issues regarding the United States health care is something I have followed passionately and studied extracurricular, and in this paper I will outline many of the identifiable sources contributing to our health care crisis, provide insight towards social and structural...
In January of 1993, Clinton announced that he would be putting together a team of experts to review the issue of health care cost and develop a plan to propose to congress (Bok, 1998).
Respondeat superior is Latin for "let the master
answer", it is also known as the "Theory of Vicarious Liability." This theory
states that if a nurse is found negligent doing something under her supervisor's
direction, then that nurse should not have to bear the brunt of the damages.
In 2003, the American Nurses’ Association published a position statement regarding “Pain Management and Control of Distressing Symptoms in Dying Patients.” The organization states: In the context of the caring relationship, nurses perform a primary role in the assessment and management of pain and other distressing symptoms in dying patien...
Because nurses are generally at the bedside all the time, they have an important role to play in voicing the importance of its utilization and implementation in the patient’s care.
with a sponge count), mix-ups during patient transfers, communication breakdown
between nurses and physicians, and inadequate observation of a patient.
Marion General Hospital
(1932), the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that nurses should follow doctors'
orders unless they were obviously negligent, in which case, a nurse can be
found liable (Nurses Legal Handbook, 2004).
Ethical committees allow these nurses to voice their concerns and share with
the other people of the committee potential ethical dilemmas in the hospital.
Although, I agree, American healthcare system is unfair and unethical, with resources spent on relatively few desperately ill patients, while millions of Americans have no access to basic health care services, many fear political intervention in light of past failures.