We are talking many hours This patient remained in one of our critical bay beds

We are talking many hours this patient remained in

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We are talking many hours. This patient remained in one of our critical bay beds as the family did not want the body moved until their priest could arrive. It was definitely a big deal to leave the body and we did so, but that is not always something we are able to accomodate although we do try. As far as the doctor praying for his patient, I think it is awful that it happened. This is a for profit hospital and from what I understand another family complained that it was an infrigement on their rights. He did not lose his job but he was written up. I think we should be granted the same respect as those we are called to care for and respect their culture. I pray every time I walk into a room to care for a difficult patient. If I have a challenging IV that I just know I will never get, I sometimes say outloud a short little "Steady my hands, Jesus. By your power give me the skill." or
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something to that affect. I am certain I could get written up for this if someone chose to do so. That is a chance I am taking I know that. Reply | Quote & Reply Oct 28, 2015 03:31 PM 0 Like Melissa Marsh 3 posts Re:Topic 3 DQ 1 Cultural competency ultimately diminishes health disparities. If healthcare professionals delivered culturally competent care, communication between patients and healthcare providers would be maximized, respectful and dignified care is then provided to ultimately decrease negative health outcomes. Culturally competent health care would be care that can be adjusted to meet the needs of each individual. Accepting cultural diversity and practicing culturally competent care are different, as “culturally competency is usually reflected in a health care provider’s attitude and his/her communication style” (Edelman, Kudzma, & Mandle, 2014). The American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics (2010) states the profession’s commitment to provide service to people regardless of background or situation, and that nurses have the responsibility to provide service to peoples specific health needs and respond to illness in all populations (American Nurses Association, 2015). Culture by definition is the language, thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values, and institutions of racial, ethnic, religious, or social groups of a particular society, group, place, or time. It is a way of thinking, behaving, or working that exists in a place or organization. Because culture by definition is a broad term that can encompass much more than race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status, healthcare must strive to identify and provide culturally competent care through recognition of differences, respecting those differences, and providing care that does not include personal biases. References American Nurses Association. (2015). Edelman, Kudzma, & Mandle (2014). Emerging populations and health. In Health promotion throughout the life span (8th ed., pp. 22-41). [VitalSource Bookshelf version]. Reply | Quote & Reply Oct 28, 2015 03:42 PM 0 Like Substantive Post Melissa Marsh 3 posts
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Re:Re:Topic 3 DQ 1 Patient satisfaction is more than just how they rate the hospital. Patient satisfaction
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