This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Case Study: Dignity And Respect For Patien Care

1984 words - 8 pages

INTRODUCTION:
This assignment focuses on an incident which was experienced during a community placement. The patient suffered from bowel cancer, my mentor and I were visiting her to change her dressing. The names of people have been changed to ensure confidentiality Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2008). Gibbs (1988) cited in Jasper (2013) will be used as the reflective model because it is simple and, easy to understand. Through the model’s six key stages I will describe my experience and how I maintained dignity while giving personal care to patients in the community. Writing a reflective account makes one relive their thoughts and, feelings and make appropriate changes when required (Howaston-Jones, 2013).

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN, 2009) defines dignity as treating someone as you or your family would want to be treated, when they are feeling vulnerable. According to ( Matiti & Baillie,2011) in modern world the word dignity has lost its meaning, whether it is intentionally or unintentionally, nurses have become very mechanical, trying to give care for dummies rather than human beings, who have emotions, feelings and self-respect, and not realising what impact patients will have when nurses show this kind of attitude. Patient centred care is vital for all nurses, without, discriminating against colour, gender, race, and religious beliefs. Following the code of conduct which is expected of the nurse, working according to the needs of the patients, being a good listener and respecting them. When the nurse shows dignity and respect, she/he tends to develop a therapeutic relationship with patient which in turn results in good health and rehabilitation (NMC, 2008).

Description
The event which occurred in my first community placement as a student nurse. On our second visit of the day, we visited Mrs Evans to change her dressing but on arriving in her bedroom, I noticed that the carer was a male and he was carrying out personal hygiene. Mrs Evans was sleeping in soiled clothes, with faeces covering the entire sheet. She appeared uncomfortable and I immediately noticed her facial expression, realising something was not quite right with her. I could clearly see the dilemma the patient was in at that moment. I politely asked for her consent to help with her personal hygiene and change of the sheets. She was glad that I took the initiative to assist her with the personal hygiene, and I saw her face light up .With her consent I undressed her for the wash covered her with the blanket, gave her the choice whether she wanted to wash her face or wanted me to do it for her. She asked me to do it for her. At every stage of the procedure everything was explained. As I was administering her the personal care, I started a conversation with Mrs Evans during which she expressed her concerns about her deteriorating health and her family, and how it had changed her life overnight. Listening to her patiently and attentively, we developed a trust...

Find Another Essay On Case Study: Dignity and Respect for Patien Care

Spiritual Care Needs for Cancer Patients: Case Study

952 words - 4 pages is frustrated and upset with Frank not being open to discuss about their future. A study found that “spirituality has to do with connectedness with the continuum of life and of energy in the universe” (Seccareccia & Brown, 2009, p. 807). With the use of spiritual care, it can be reassures the patient that his family still loves him no matter what and also ensures access and opportunities for clients and family to address their spiritual

Social Care Case Study

2510 words - 10 pages In this essay I am outlining a case study based on a person receiving social care. I will be using relevant theory and will critically discuss the relationship among the service user, carers and family members, and relevant social care practitioners, within the context of working in partnership with service users. Amongst other matters, the discussion will cover issues arising from inequality in society and user involvement. I was working in

Demonstrating Effective Leadership Case Study 29 Prenatal Care for Illegal Immigrants

957 words - 4 pages A State Representative, Randy Richards, organized a press conference coveting to sway a proposal for a bill to a avert state agencies and other health care providers from offering prenatal care to undocumented immigrants and billing the cost to Medicaid (Sharp, 2011, p. 72). In the press conference, he accuses undocumented immigrants from coming to the United States to take advantage of the Medicaid system by taking services away from the

case study for Clearwater

1705 words - 7 pages Risk analysis for Clearwater SeafoodsStudent name: Yanyu JinStudent ID: 25688170Executive summaryClearwater Seafoods Income Fund(CS), seafood exporting company that is based in Canada. The firm suffered from the serious exchange rate risk due to large scale of international trade and appreciation of Canadian dollar. The company has to hold a conference to establish useful strategy to tide and change investor sentiment.This report starts with

case study for clearwater

1705 words - 7 pages Risk analysis for Clearwater SeafoodsStudent name: Yanyu JinStudent ID: 25688170Executive summaryClearwater Seafoods Income Fund(CS), seafood exporting company that is based in Canada. The firm suffered from the serious exchange rate risk due to large scale of international trade and appreciation of Canadian dollar. The company has to hold a conference to establish useful strategy to tide and change investor sentiment.This report starts with

Decision-Making Case Study Health Care Management

1386 words - 6 pages Question Behind the DecisionBefore making an informed decision, the manager must formulate a research question out of the management question. In this case study the management question is "How will the Young and Middle Aged Adult Department operate with a 15% budget cut?" The research question is "What clinical services should be eliminated or added to allow for the 15% budget cut within the Young and Middle Aged Adult Department's and how will it

Educating for Character: How schools can teach respect and responsibility

1851 words - 8 pages if the program works like it is designed to, then the results will all be worth it. Works Cited Chen, G (2008). Dealing with Behavioral Issues in Middle and High School. Public School Policies. Retrieved from http://www.publicschoolreview.com/articles/49 Likona, T. (1991). Educating for Character: How schools can teach respect and responsibility. New York: Bantam Books. Williamson, R., & Blackburn, B. R. (2010). Supporting Student Learning. Principal Leadership, 10(8), 65-67.

Managing in Today's Health Care Organizations Change and Culture Case Study I

2214 words - 9 pages extent on the capability and efficiency of staff. Patients are in the hospital for a limited period, whereas hospital staff has to deal with an unending, continuous cycle of patient care. The hospital is, in the end, a business entity that needs to use its most valuable resource-its staff-in the most efficient and productive way possible. In the current climate, with shortages of skilled clinical staff and high patient expectations, this becomes

Case Study on Wal-Mart's poor operating performance in Germany -- with respect to International Management

3555 words - 14 pages respect (Slater, 2003).These alterations in Wal-Mart's customer services could make the German shoppers feel more at ease even as their needs are adequately taken care of and Wal-Mart's corporate culture retained. This could improve the German consumers' impression of Wal-Mart, thus reducing the negative impact from the initial lack of cultural understanding.4.0 Expansion into HungaryUnder Wal-Mart's expansionary plans into Central and Eastern

Case Study and Literature Review for Ok-AIM Monitoring

1586 words - 7 pages Case Study and Literature Review Taylor Foust Oklahoma State University   Case Study and Literature Review Being a monitor for OK-AIM is more than just going into someone’s home and seeing how they live. As a monitor, you are going in to make sure their quality of life is great and that regulations are being met. You are also there to get to know the person and see how differently people adapt and live. One of the responsibilities is making

Mayne Company Case Study for Organisational Structure and change subject

2477 words - 10 pages needs. As in the case of overcentralisation, those decisions that should be made in speedy response are not attended and thus inefficiencies occurred such as in the case of Mayne in which expenditure above $2000 should be ratified with the Head office in Melbourne . This process implemented hinders the autonomy of doctors and nurses in attending to its patients care. Even though decentralisation of hospital management would incur additional cost

Similar Essays

Respect For Life: Euthanasia, With Case Study

665 words - 3 pages choose" and believe that every human has the right to have some input into their own death, and manner of dying. Some, of course will choose to accept all possible treatments modern technology can offer, while others may decide to put quality of life before quantity and make a decision to use that key to the door marked "Exit.". EXIT believe in letting everyone hold this key, even if it is never used.They aim to make "dying with dignity" an option

Human Dignity And Universal Health Care

2296 words - 10 pages Human dignity in relation to healthcare is in this day a widely debated issue. With increasing focus on fair and just treatment for all human beings alike one finds that there is a great deal of attention paid to healthcare, one of the most basic requirements for humans (Buijsen, 2010). The case study,Human Dignity and Universal Health Care, looks into the debate underlying public healthcare in Australia and the terms of having citizens access

Human Dignity And Universal Health Care

1782 words - 8 pages . I believe that the universal health care is extremely important in relation to human dignity, especially to those who are unfortunate to not have the money in order to receive the care or procedures in order to achieve their life to its fullest. This however in some countries is not the case, such as in the United States of America were the health care does not have universal support. Unable for those who are misfortunate to not have health care

Case Study On Sandra Templeton Her Employee's Lack Of Respect And Being Late To Meetings

346 words - 2 pages After reading the case study on Sandra Templeton, I believe Sandra's main problem is the lack of respect from the fourteen other managers and directors. I sense that possibly the other managers are resentful that Sandra was promoted and they were looked over.Sandra's authority will be tested, and attendees showing up late for her meetings are just the beginning of those tests.I feel that Sandra should set meeting ground rules immediately and