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The current emphasis on best practices, guidelines, and checklists make cause healthcare professionals to turn off their judgment and go by the book – even when it’s the wrong thing to do.
Quantum nursing demands that nurses honor each person’s
humanity, promote independence and autonomy, and offer the
opportunity for individuals to redefine for themselves who they are and how they choose to live.
According to the Huffington Post, “A recent survey by the World Economic Forum found that 86 percent of respondents believe we are suffering a global leadership crisis…. The world is in crisis mode and there are few effective leaders to be seen.” One of the gifts of aging is that one has a great deal of hindsight, which improves insight, and gives one just a tad of foresight. All of which leads me to ruminate on leadership, especially in health care.
Caring for a medically futile patient can be a wrenching emotional experience. Learn how to cope with the complex medical, ethical, and legal issues and help patients and families make difficult decisions.
If President Trump really wants a healthcare plan that gives him a big win by covering all Americans, reducing insurance costs, and cutting the cost of healthcare, it could be done. And it would be far better than President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA). Mr. Trump could push Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) bill that makes Medicare available to everyone. And wouldn’t it be a hoot? A Republican president, House, and Senate would finally make universal access a reality. And why not? A single-payer system offers cost-cutting strategies that have succeeded all over the globe.
Nurses need more than solid technical skills to provide ethical care. A recent AMA Ethical Force Program report casts a spotlight on effective patient communication as an essential component of care. This article points out parallels between the AMA report and the ANA’s Code of Ethics.
The federal government recently made important changes to the rules and regulations on patient restraint and seclusion. Here’s what you need to know.