Legal aspects, law and legislations, Ethics, Sunnyland Day Respite Center, ethical and legal issue
The purpose of this essay is to analyse a case scenario at the Sunnyland Day Respite Center with focus being on the legal aspects of the law and legislations. The paper will analyse the various aspects of the law in relation to the case that resulted in the unnecessary death of the patient. In addition to that, the various ethical issues will also be determined. Finally, it will explore the implications that these ethical and legal issues may have on the enrolled nurse, registered nurse and the family of the patient.
[...] The health care practitioner's power is essential to the nurse's understanding and experience. There is no other approach for the esteem that is made by a nurse who gives steady, exceptional, complete care. Practice is power that attributestoa character for excellence. Consistence by nurses who reads current professional concepts and distributes evidence- based on the findings with team members so as to advance their nursing understanding and skills, reinforces the practice and impacts the actions of others, hence improving patient care. [...]
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[...] The second duty is the determination of cause of death. This is done through the determination of the mechanism of death. It involves a review of the last actions or events that took place before the victim died. The final major duty is the determination of the manner in which the victim died. This may be done through an autopsy, which will be done by a certified pathologist (Forrester & Griffiths, 2010). The coroner will be responsible for all the properties of the deceased until the family or relatives of the victims are identified. [...]
[...] In the Respite Case Study, it was the duty of the EEN to advocate for the rights of the patient. The EEN was convinced that Mrs. Davis did not require physical restrain. Therefore, it is her duty to provide evidence of what transpired that resulted in the death of Mrs. Davis. This will not only ensure equality, but also promote reasonableness in nursing practice. Documentation The objectives of documentation in nursing practice are same in almost all states and countries. [...]
[...] This normally results in injury to the patient and even death. In the Respite Case Study, the RN rushes into deciding that Mrs. Davis should be restrained. She goes ahead to physically restrain her despite the objection from the patient and the EEN. This amounts to negligence because even the EEN was of the opinion that Mrs. Davis did not require the physical restrain. Duty of care and negligence are based on the rule of reasonableness. When one is found to have breached the duty of care, he or she can be sued for negligence. [...]
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