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Nursing 1 Nursing: Having Difficult Conversations within the Medical Field Name Institutional Affiliation
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NURSING 2 Meeting the patients and their families and talking to them about the end of life or advanced stages of the patient’s disease is a useful aspect of the medical field that requires professionals to practice such a virtue. However, sharing such valuable information can be done when the patient in question is identified to be having a chronic disease that is advancing and hence, involving them in such decisions concerning their health and taking their requests and wishes into consideration is important. Having such discussions concerning the end of life with the patient and their families gives them time to reflect on their lives and get or inquire from the medical practitioners about their disease. However, despite the need for doctors to talk to their families about the end of life, many physicians fail to provide such information as an essential part of providing care to the patients. There are several problems regarding the efforts aimed at providing care to the patients nearing the end of life. These issues include lack of well-trained staff who fail to offer the appropriate care that the medical field desires to offer. Therefore, several people among the bereaved families rate the quality of care provided in hospitals as lower compared to the care given to those dying at the hospice, homes or care homes. These people suggest that doctors and nurses should be in a position to determine those who are a few days or months from living and then attend to the needs that revolve around their critical health. The importance of having such difficult conversations enables the medical practitioners to meet the needs of the patients through providing such vital information (Liben, Hain & Goldman, 2012). The knowledge allows the patient to have enough time to plan for what he or she could have done if they were healthy. Such practice in hospitals offers organizational success such that the hospital’s leadership and management in nursing become highly rated by the clients. This virtue provides employee satisfaction, which is accompanied by successful training and recruitment of nurses and doctors, quality outcomes from the trained employees, and holding the
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NURSING 3 image of the hospital to higher standards. These measures determine the success of nurses and medical practitioners in their administration and leadership roles. Having difficult conversations with patients also enables them to state their preferences and wishes concerning the kinds of treatment they desire to receive from the caregivers. These advanced caregiving plans offer the patients enough time to be able to inform their families of what is awaiting them and enable them to plan appropriately. The patients can provide suggestions to the doctors concerning what they think should be done and can also inquire other treatment options from the doctors that can help boost the time they are estimated to live. Offering such diagnosis to the patient and their families
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