Maintaining Confidentiality For The Nursing And Midwifery Council

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Introduction
The Chapelhow et al. (2005) effectively portrays a framework that provides patients with an approach to person centered care. It provides health professionals with important aspects that allow them to perform in an effective way that has the best interests of the patients at heart. The characteristics it outlines are assessment, communication, risk management, record keeping and documentation, professional decision making and managing uncertainty.
For the purpose of this assignment I have chosen to reflect the care given to a middle aged gentlemen in a hospice setting. In compliance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of conduct (2008) it is increasingly important to receive full consent to use a patient for this case study. As non-verbal consent was used I will reflect later how this was obtained. Therefore I will go ahead in using this patient however, I will ensure that the patient and place of practice remains anonymous due to confidentiality. Maintaining confidentiality is a significant part to a nurse’s role as stated in the NMC Code of Conduct (2008):
5.2”make sure that people are informed about how and why information is used and shared by others”. Therefore I will refer to the patient as Jeremy Benson.
Background
Jeremy is a fifty five year old gentlemen who suffers from Motor Neurone Disease (MND). This disease which is reflected through the brain and spine foundation (2012) as a rare neurological condition that causes a significant…
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