Ethical, Legal And Professional Frameworks

1712 WordsDec 27, 20157 Pages
The main focus of this assignment is to examine the ethical, legal and professional frameworks, along with interprofessional collaboration in the provision of postoperative care to a gentleman who was refusing observations and how this influences and shapes professional practice. As a legal and professional obligation the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2015) stipulate that all service users must have their confidentiality protected, therefore, the service user in this case study will be given the pseudonym of John. As healthcare professionals, nurses are governed by and must have understanding of ethical, legal and professional frameworks which underpin practice (Gallagher and Hodge, 2012). They follow these frameworks to help direct themselves in making decisions in collaboration with service users to ensure person centred care is delivered. As well as working with service users, nurses are required to work interprofessionally with members of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT), sharing knowledge and experience (Goodman and Clemow, 2010; NMC, 2015), driven by common values and beliefs (Sellman, 2010), thus, promoting the delivery of safe and effective care. John was a 76 year old gentleman returning to an orthopaedic ward following a total hip replacement under general anaesthetic. The agreed care plan was to regularly monitor John’s vital signs over the next several hours in accordance with local hospital resuscitation trust policy (2012) and the National Institute
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