You are working with a new doctor who came to this country from Mexico. She has a very thick accent and has been abrasive on the nursing staff. You are taking orders, and as she is giving you the orders, you cannot understand the full order due to her thick accent. You feel hesitant to clarify some of the order. Include these topics in your discussion: What are some cultural considerations that apply to healthcare workers such as doctors? What is your duty to your patient’s care? What principles of communication are mandated by the Joint Commission? How would you […]
For this discussion you will be examining ethical nursing practice. In three to five paragraphs answer the following questions. Define in your own words “ethical nursing practice.” Describe the basis or framework you used for your definition. Explain the difference between legal and ethical nursing practice. Discuss one ethical or bioethical dilemma a nurse may encounter and describe how it could be handled.
Parents refuse to sign a consent form for a blood transfusion necessary to save the life of their 14 year old child. Discuss: (1) Why the parents have the right of consent (2) why the parents may be withholding consent (3) what the healthcare provider can (and should) do in these circumstances (4) does the child have rights? (5) What do you think will happen?
Discuss the relationship of the Nursing Minimum Data Set to standardized language and documentation, and how it can improve patient care and spotlight the role of nursing in improving patient outcomes.
Susie G, is a 40-year-old female with Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, IBS (constipation predominant), Infertility, Fatigue, and PCOS. She drinks alcohol, craves sweets, has high cholesterol, high fasting blood sugar levels, insulin resistance, and elevated DHEAs levels. She has returned to you for a follow-up visit to discuss detoxification and how it may benefit her well-being. 1. a. Reviewing her abnormal OA results, you recall Susie had high levels of 8OHDG, Glucarate, and D-arabinitol, indicating DNA damage, elevated detoxification status and yeast overgrowth. What are you already doing to help out her pathways of detoxification from your previous appointment with her? […]