values clarification is the
Process of appraising personal values
What is the professional code of ethics?
- Is a set of guiding principles accepted by all members of a profession
- Helps professional groups settle questions about practice or behaviour • Includes responsibility, accountability, and advocacy
Who decides our ethics?
- POLICY AND PROCEDURE
What are the 5 ethical principles encompassed in CLPNA’s code of ethics?
Responsibility to the public responsibility to clients responsibility to the profession responsibility to colleagues responsibility to oneself
What is the definition of tort?
A civil wrong committed against a person or property
What are for intentional torts?
Assault, battery, invasion of privacy, false imprisonment
What is an example of an unintentional tort?
What are three factors you must consider when getting a patient to sign a consent form?
- Patient/client must have legal and capacity to make treatment decision
- Consent must be given voluntarily
- Patient/client must understand the risks and benefits of the procedure and treatment
What is assault in relation to nursing?
Conduct that creates another persons apprehension or fear of eminent harmful or offensive contact.
(No actual contact is necessary i .e. threats of a “big needle, “I’ll tie you down if you don’t behave”)
What is battery in relation to nursing?
Intentional physical contact with the person without that person‘s consent. Can be harmful or merely offensive to their personal dignity (I.e. holding down the patient to give a needle)
How is negligence characterized?
No intent is needed, it is characterized by thoughtlessness or inattention. Most common reason for nurses to be sued, also called malpractice
What do you do if the number of nurses is inappropriate for the number of patients?
Safety reports should be done if there’s an issue
You’re obligated to follow physicians orders unless…
Believe that the order is an error, Violate hospital policy or would harm the patient
Who do you contact if you fill an order is wrong?
Why his phone advice high-risk activity?
Nurses are legally accountable for advice given on the phone
By excepting a job nurses enter into a contract with that health facility. How can you protect yourself?
- Follow standards of care
- ensure you are competent in care
- insist on appropriate orientation
- keep yourself educated
- develop a caring rapport with patient
- document everything
What are advanced directives?
A mechanism enabling and mentally competent person to plan for a time when mental capacity is lost
What are the six important components of documentation
- Compliant with standards