Nursing is one of the most intimate health care professions. They are connected to their patients as soon as they are admitted into their care right through until they are discharged into someone else’s care. With this, nurses have a strict professional identity and scope of practice to prevent a nurse from over stepping their professional boundaries. A nurses’ duty of care does go beyond the average healthcare professional but still does not impair the
As a Registered Nurse who knows the duties that his work demands, I have to demonstrate deeper understanding of the Health Directorate's core values of care, excellence, collaboration, and integrity in my professional nursing practice and patient care. To conform to the above mentioned values, I endeavor to appreciate that improving a patient's experience is integral in patient care. This can be achieved by doing away with fear and anxiety that protracts patients' healing process. Enhancement of the communication between my patients and I will also go a long way in hastening their recovery and their self-management.
Every health professional has a legal obligation to patients. Nurses as part of the health care team share an important role in the quality and safe delivery of patient care. They have the major responsibility for the development, implementation and continuous practice of policies and procedures of an organisation. It is therefore essential that every organization offer unwavering encouragement and resources to support their staff to perform their duty of care in every patient. On the other hand, high incidences of risk in the health care settings have created great concerns for healthcare organizations. Not only they have effects on patients, but also they project threat to the socioeconomic status. For this reason, it is expected that all health care professionals will engage with all elements of risk management to ensure quality and safe patient delivery. This paper will critically discuss three (3) episodes of care from the case study Health Care Complaints Commission [HCCC] v Jarrett  Nursing and Midwifery Professional Standards Committee of New South Wales [NSWNMPSC] 3 in relation to Registered Nurse’s [RN] role as a leader in the health care team, application of clinical risk management [CRM] in health care domains, accountability in relation to clinical governance [CG], quality improvement and change management practices and the importance of continuing professional development in preparation for transition to the role of RN.
This assignment will explore and critically evaluate the role of the registered nurse in the development of a plan of care that is patient centred. This will involve examining and critically analysing the chosen nursing model in a holistic assessment of the patient and the use of the nursing framework ASPIRE (Barrett, Wilson and Wollands, 2012).
Nurses are undoubtedly one of the most trusted professionals worldwide. Patients, family members, and doctors entrust nurses to provide the utmost quality care to sick individuals. Top priorities of all nurses are advocacy for their patients: including advocating for their physical health, holistic welfare, and utmost importantly, their safety. Patient safety will always be the top priority when providing patient care. The nurse’s responsibility during every patient encounter is to ensure that each patient under her care, receives no harm. As a direct result of the previous statement, it is crucial that every nurse knows their rights to refuse unsafe patient assignments, the process to refuse unsafe patient assignments, and the legal or ethical ramifications that could present themselves if proper judgement is not used. By understanding these rules, nurses not only achieve the responsibility of advocating for patient safety but also safeguard their careers and license.
What does it mean be a registered nurse? To some, it may be someone who goes and fetches a cup of water or a cup of coffee. Perhaps it is someone who just provides the patient with warm blanket and a pat on the head; or just maybe someone who delivers medications to the patients. A registered nurse (RN) may provide those services, but there is much more behind the scenes of planning that the patient may not realize. A RN is also responsible for the proper delegation of care to the patients under his/her care with the appropriate staff that is suited for such tasks. For example, a RN may delegate the CENA’s (Competency Evaluated Nurse Aides) to take vitals on a patient while the LPN/LVN
This assignment will explore an encounter between a student nurse, a qualify nurse, a doctor, a physiotherapist as well as other multi-disciplinary team. The main purpose of this case study is to critically analyse and discuss the ethical, legal and professional implications that may arise when dealing with patients and patient’s family. The essay will especially focus on ethical principles, statue law, duty of care and professional values under the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2008) as well as the Code of Conduct and the importance of multi-disciplinary team (MDT) working in health and social care settings. In the United Kingdom all nurses and Midwives are governed by a professional body called Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). In order to protect the patient confidentiality, in accordance to (NMC, 2008) the patient alone will be given the pseudonym “Eve” throughout the case scenario.
Care within the hospital has become very complex and challenging as nurses are being faced with taking critical decisions associated with care of seriously
Adult Nursing is a challenging yet rewarding occupation whereby nurses are expected to perform to the highest standard possible to provide excellent care for a range of adults of all ages and health conditions. Nurses must follow a code of conduct provided by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to ensure a high level of care is maintained for the patients and their family’s satisfaction. The nurse must be able to show characteristics and qualities of a good nurse i.e. “as a nurse you are a listener, a manager and a knowledgeable skilled professional” (NHS Careers, 2015). Looking after a bedbound patient may be particulary challenging as you have to consider your patients needs which will require you to use all aspects of your nursing knowledge and skills. “You will also need to have the right values and behaviours to become a nurse. These are defined by the 6C’s: Care, Compassion, Competence, Communicaiton, Courage and Commitment” (NHS Careers, 2015).
There is so much to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that can be confusing to many healthcare professionals, but there is also a great deal that is very straightforward and should be known by all who provide
Nurses are at the forefront of patient care whilst they are in the healthcare system and to ensure that patients remain safe should be of high priority to all nurses. Nurses have specific responsibilities in looking after patients, and nurses must ensure they comply and adhere to the policies, procedure and guidelines which are set out by the HCS. Nurses must ensure that they are always working in accordance to the RNs standards of practice, and by doing this it will help the nurse in delivering clinical safety to all patients (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), 2016). Standards 2 & 6 relate to the nurse providing a safe environment for patients, engaging in quality nursing care and to engage in effective therapeutic relationship with their patients. When nurses follow the standards as set by the NMBA, they are ensuring that they are adhering to policies and procedure as set out by the healthcare provider which will in turn be ensuring preventable harm to the patient does not occur. (NMBA,2016)
It takes a lot to let go of what is known, familiar and comfortable. Letting go of the LPN role and transitioning into an RN role is difficult for many. Nurses have a vast amount of opportunity for growth and change in the healthcare field. Many LPNs are choosing to expand their careers and obtain their RN license. While the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performs a lot of the same skills, the student nurse must improve his or her skills in clinical judgment, collaboration, leadership, and delegation to effectively care for their patients as a professional nurse. There are many comparisons and differences to the role of a Registered Nurse (RN) to an LPN and can vary by their experience. However, there are differences in pay, education,
The roles of a Registered Nurse, a Licensed Practical Nurse, and a Certified Nurse’s Assistant are the same in many ways when it comes to patient care, but there are many differences in the type of care they can provide. I will be discussing these differences throughout my paper as I describe each role and their limitations.
Caring is the art and science of showing someone you truly comprehend their emotional state and overall wellbeing. As employees in the healthcare profession, we must learn to care for each patient and their individual needs. Patients in a hospital setting are feeling lonely, vulnerable and going through changes in their body due to illness. One of my responsibilities as a registered nurse is to provide a nurturing, safe, and healing environment for my patients. In the hospital setting, health care personnel are always worried about medications, diagnostic exams, and procedures but they fail to acknowledge that behind all those tasks, there is a human being with feelings in a foreign environment.
The role that nurse practitioner (NP) plays within the increasing complex health care system is a constant changing role with the Consensus Model and the introduction of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. The scope of the nurse practitioner (NP) includes the care of the young, the old, the sick and the well. The educational needs of a nurse practitioner vary greatly from that of a Registered Nurse (RN), in the amount of education as well as the focus of the education. NPs provide coordinated primary care with the use of comprehensive health histories and physical examinations, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses, the management of medications and therapies, ordering and interpreting tests results, and educating and