Essay / Patient Focus
In the following essay I will firstly describe while on my second placement a patient and their condition. I will discuss how I promoted health while empowering care through offering choice and independence to the patient. I will secondly demonstrate how I have shown respect for the individual taking into account their age, race and disability, respecting their individuality and care needs. I will also look at how the hospital trust promoted anti-discriminatory practice within their services focusing on health promotion. I will finally reflect on my own journey of working with this patient drawing upon my own personal and professional values describing how I communicated and worked within a multidisciplinary team, focusing on my learning of promoting health promotion, while respecting individuality and valuing diversity.
I have changed names and also the place where I worked as according to the NMC code of professional conduct (2004,p8) “As a registered nurse, midwife or specialist community public health nurse, you must protect confidential information. You must treat information about patients and clients as confidential and use it only for the purposes for which it was given.
On Monday 11th March 2008 while on placement at an Inner London Hospital, over a period of week I cared for a patient on a post-op surgical ward. The patient was a female aged Sixty-four, residing in London for past Thirty-seven years. Aga was originally from India. Aga was admitted to the ward on Friday 8th from Accident and Emergency with a complaint of abdominal pains. I was present when Aga was admitted to the ward. My mentor was assigned to admit Aga and compile a care plan to suit her needs. I assisted and observed my mentor Cia during the procedure of admitting Aga. Aga informed us that her religion was Muslim she also explained that she sometimes had difficulties in understanding English and also explaining herself clearly,...