This can be read as a key ethical question to many healthcare case studies because of the errors and situations that occur. One of the explanations for this occurrence may be the overwhelming workload, chaotic environment and lack of individual attention prescribed to each patient. These issues can cause a disruption to the ethical principle of Beneficence. The principle of Beneficence calls to action the act of helping others and having compassion for the patients. This principle can be threatened when a doctor or caretaker is overworked and unable to effectively manage the series of patients and work they are assigned to take on. I believe that the admitting doctor did not initially catch the error of not calling for the specific drug need because he was more focused on getting Mr. Londborg stable and on the medication to treat his initial and present condition before worrying about the preventative medication. In addition, the doctor was so focused on helping everyone all at once that he was blind to the small details and loose ends that needed to be taken care
His actions were unexplainable to the relatives of the patient and unacceptable in care industry as this controversy raised issues and concerns about the care/nursing homes on how they treat the residents and this only put doubts and worries on the patient’s relatives about the work being done in a care/nursing home.
There was additional backup staff present (including a respiratory therapist) that could have been called upon for help, yet they never were. The charge nurse or nurse supervisor could have stepped in at this point to provide additional help. A lack of present nursing staff and support can lead to unfavorable patient outcomes, as is the case with Mr. B. Additionally, the staff on duty could have lacked training regarding protocols or their training could have been out of date.
The nurses did not act as sentries towards the patient or the family. They did not protect the patient’s choice to die in peace, instead they just let the doctor jump in into the situation and try to resuscitate her even though she did not want that.The nurses should have stepped in and asked the frazzled husband what he wants the nurses and doctor to do. Not let the doctor yell at him until he is forced to allow it.
The hospital had two options for treating patients who could not pay. At first, the hospital
of “paranoid schizophrenia” after hearings from a county judge. ” (O’Conner Donaldson, 1975). The petitioner, Dr. J. B. O'Connor, was the hospital's superintendent during most of this period. Throughout his confinement Donaldson repeatedly, demanded his release, claiming that he was dangerous to no one, that he was not mentally ill, and that the hospital was not providing
EMTALA Violated Case Overview This case involves a physician, Dr. Burditt, who had disregarded the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). This act was implemented to prevent “Medicare-participating hospital from “dumping” patients out of the emergency room” (Pozgar, 2016, p. 245). In this case, Dr. Burditt had had
A comatose patient has the same rights as to that of a patient that is fully conscious, therefore, should not receive more or less treatment because of their condition. It is fact each patient has a unique situation but that should not hinder them from the care they rightfully deserve.
of the Nightingale era, more specifically how Florence Nightingale herself would measure up against the current Australian competency standards for the registered nurse. This will be seen by, firstly, an introduction about Nightingale and discussing the roles and responsibilities of nurses in that era, then comparing it to the expectations and strict (BBC,2016). The military hospital was so unhygienic that ten times more soldiers were dying of infectious diseases such as cholera and typhoid, rather than battle wounds(McDonald,L, 2013 b). On arrival Nightingale noted that the soldiers were Bell_Demi-Leigh - S290284_Assessment 1 _ NUR120 Page 2 of 5 negligently cared for and the hospital itself had a lack of basic essentials ( McDonald,L
The Verdict (Lumet, Zanuck, & Brown, 1982) is a powerful film about medical malpractice and the concealment of evidence. A young woman arrived at a Catholic hospital to give birth. The admitting nurse noted in the patient’s history that the patient ate within one hour of admission.
The authors friend Bruce, would be a clear advocate of being uninformed and making a decision without extensive inquiries. A patient being at the age of 82, having gone through numerous procedures such as an aortic-aneurysm repair, pacemaker, dialysis, now facing fainting episodes, left the decision making to his son, possibly assuming he would understand what to make of the situation. But Bruce did not research the surgery and its risk but only the best hospital for his father to undergo the surgery. The team did inform him of risks, but further expressed how the procedure was now very routine and they were sure of successful results. The definition of successful deferred for the doctors as opposed to Bruce. Their success was a procedure performed that would reduce the future risk of a stroke, not better was what causing the fainting episodes. For Bruce, success would have been his father being able to interact again, but instead his description of his father is “no life in his eyes….He’s like the living dead”, few months later his father dies. Doctors insisted on the procedures, despite having risks that outweighed the benefit, though I cannot say he would have lived longer otherwise, but suffering from a stroke while having surgery may just have contributed to a short lived recovery period. For a patient, or person making decisions for a patient, would this case not suggest that Bruce
his chronic pain in his back. Nurse J. never questioned the orders for medications or the
In the Code of Ethics for Nurses provision 4 states “The nurse has authority, accountability, and responsibility for nursing practice; makes decisions; and takes action consistent with the obligation to promote health and to provide optimal care.” This was not done, there was no regard for human life. The patients in the hospital were treated as a burden. A meeting was held where the doctors agreed that
The patient was starving and was in pain due to his injuries and illness. His surgery had been postponed multiple times because of more emergent cases and unstable labs. He wanted nothing more than food in his belly and his own bed. Laying in a hospital bed for weeks on end can really wear a person down, and I can only imagine how he was feeling since it was so difficult to understand what it was he wanted. I easily could have left him alone in his room like others
Legal and Ethical Responsibilities. Direct Discrimination :- something like putting in the job advertisement “women need not apply”. Indirect Discrimination :- saying there’s a height limit such as a 6’4”. This will limit who can apply for the job. Sex Discrimination Act 1975 The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 makes sex discrimination unlawful in employment, vocational training, education,