Advocating for patients

When treating a patient with a suspicious injury or illness, what is the level of responsibility a nurse has in advocating for thatpatient? What if there is the possibility of substance abuse or domestic violence? How would these factors affect the patient’streatment? What are the ethical dilemmas apparent in dealing with patient’s suffering from more than just illness? How would you handlethe situation? Please answer the following:1. What are some ways in which nurses in your work setting could fulfill their legal and ethical responsibility to advocate forpatients with suspicious injuries or illnesses?2. What are the major challenges to nurses meeting that responsibility, and what are some strategies that BSN nurses could use to helptheir colleagues overcome those challenges?ReadingsArticlesAllan, H.T. (2013). The anxiety of infertility: The role of the nurses in the fertility clinic. Human Fertility, 16(1), 17-21. doi:10.3109/14647273.2013.778423.Retrieved from the Walden Library databasesBarnes, J., Aistrop, D., Allen, E., Barlow, J., Elbourne, D., Macdonald, G.,…Sturgess, J. (2013). First steps: Study protocol for arandomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of the Group Family Nurse Partnership (gFNP) program compared to routine care inimproving outcomes for high-risk mothers and their children and preventing abuse. Trials, 14(285), 1-12.Retrieved from the Walden Library databasesBuijck, B.I., Zuidema, S.U., Spruit-van Eijk, M., Bor, H., Gerritsen, D.L. & Koopmans, R. (2014). Determinants of geriatric patients’quality of life after stroke rehabilitation. Aging & Mental Health, 18(8), 980-985. doi:10.1080/13607863.2014.899969.Retrieved from the Walden Library databasesHaugan, G., Innstrand, S.T. & Moksnes, U.K. (2012). The effect of nurse-patient interaction on anxiety and depression in cognitivelyintact nursing home patients. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22, 2192-2205. doi: 10.1111/jocn.12072Retrieved from the Walden Library databasesLepkowska, D. (2014). The sexual exploitation of boys is being overlooked by frontline services. British Journal of School Nursing, 9(5), 318.Retrieved from the Walden Library databasesLiu, C. H. & Tronick, E. (2013). Rates and predictors of postpartum depression by race and ethnicity: Results from the 2004 to 2007 NewYork City PRAMS Survey (Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System). Maternal Child Health Journal, 17, 1599-1610. doi:10.1007/s10995-012-1171-zRetrieved from the Walden Library databasesMcQueen, K., Montogomery, P., Lappan-Gracon, S., Evans, M. & Hunter, J. (2008). Evidence-based recommendations for depressive symptomsin postpartum women. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 37, 127-136. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2008.00215.xRetrieved from the Walden Library databasesNicklas, J.M., Miller, L.J., Zera, C.A., Davis, R.B., Levkoff, S.E. & Seely, E.W. (2013). Factors associated with depressive symptomsin the early postpartum period among women with recent gestational diabetes mellitus. Maternal Child Health Journal, 17, 1665-1672.doi: 10.1007/s10995-012-1180-y.Payne, D. (2014). Elderly care: Reflecting on the ultimate ‘never event’. British Journal of Nursing, 23(13). 702.Retrieved from the Walden Library databasesUnited Nations Children’s Fund. (2014). Hidden in plain sight: A statistical analysis of violence against children. New York, NY:UNICEF. Retrieved from, A., Asilar, R.H. & Karakurt, P. (2012). Effects of a nursing intervention program on the depression and perception of familyfunctioning of mothers with intellectually disabled children. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22, 251-261. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04280.xRetrieved from the Walden Library databases




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