Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues in Person-Centred Care

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Professional, Legal and Ethical issues in person-centred care

For the purpose of this assignment the student will be discussing and analysing the professional, legal and ethical issues that influenced how person-centred care was delivered to a patient in an acute psychiatric hospital where the student was working. In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2010) the patient will be referred to as Sarah to uphold confidentiality.
During a shift at the hospital the student attended a manager’s ward review. The student listened as approved mental health professionals (AMHP) discussed the wellbeing of patients who were being cared for in the hospital. AMHP’s are mental health professionals who have specialist training in
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It was clear to the student that the answer to these questions was ‘no’ because schizophrenia affects the way a patient thinks, feels and behaves which makes it more difficult to distinguish between what is real and unreal. (National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) (2012)
Sarah’s doctor also have a professional duty to adhere to the ethical principles of beneficence and non-maleficence (Wilmot (2003) Beneficence is the act to ‘To do good’ whereas;
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