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Understanding Law, Ethics, Professional Guidelines and their Relationship to Nursing Practice Answer

ASSIGNMENT: Case Based Essay Question

TITLE: Understanding Law, Ethics, Professional Guidelines and their Relationship to Nursing Practice

Words:   2000 words in total: Parts A (1000 words) and B (1000 words)

(including in-text referencing, NOT reference list)

Details of your case study are as follows.

 

Part   A.
 
Registered Nurse standards of Practice and   Mandatory notifications
 
For each of the following, write 250-word answer. (4 x 250 words   equals 1000 words for part A)
 
  1. You are a   student on placement, and you are asked to do a set of vital signs. Once   completed, you are required to document your findings accurately.
 
Which of the standards of practice would this fall under and why?
 
  1. You notify   your buddy nurse that the blood pressure is well outside of the normal range,   and he says ‘don’t worry about it, as its normal for her’. However, you   notice that the previous blood pressures have been within the normal range   since admission. When you tell your buddy, they are blunt and say ‘look   you’re just a first year, and I know what I’m doing. Don’t report it to   anyone’.
Which of the standards of practice would this fall under and why?
 
  1. You go   back to the patient and sit with the patient. They tell you they have a   headache and that the buddy nurse promised pain relief hours ago. The patient   says they trust you as you ‘spend the time to get to know me’. The patient   feel they can talk openly to you, however she begins to slur her words.
Which of the standards of practice would this fall under and why?
 
  1. You again   approach your buddy nurse regarding the headache, slurred words and the blood   pressure. He says ‘fine, take it again’. This time the blood pressure is   higher, and the pulse has dropped. A medical emergency is called, and the   patient is treated for a stroke. Her plan has changed from discharge   tomorrow, to a move to ICU.
 
Which of the standards of practice would this fall under and why?
 
Answer these questions by:
  • Accessing   the NMWB registered nurse standards of practice
  • Provide a   brief summary using journal articles why this standard of practice is   important.
 
Part   B.
Mandatory notifications (1000 words)
After the patient has gone to ICU, the buddy takes you aside and says   he is sorry he didn’t listen earlier. He also says that
He feels he can trust you and discloses that he’s been struggling with   drug use and was using excessively overnight. He might still be drug   affected, with is why he was so dismissive.
Does this situation require a mandatory notification?
Provide an essay which answers the following questions and explains   the importance of mandatory notifications to protect the public and health   care services.
 
  • What would   you do (one paragraph)? Even as a student nurse you have a duty of care.
  • What is   the difference between mandatory reporting and mandatory notifications?
  • Do   mandatory notifications protect the public and health care services?
Provide evidence to support your answer and peer reviewed research to   justify whether such notifications support or don’t support the public and   health care services.
 
 


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