5. Helen Haskell has stated elsewhere, “We were in the only place in this country where Lewis’s father and I could not get help for our son…a hospital.” In any other location, she could have called “911″. How do health professionals justify this reality? What policies could eliminate the problem? If any patient wants to talk to their physician, the physician must be notified. When a patient complains about their health a comprehensive assessment is completed and a charge nurse or supervisor is notified. 6. What are your ideas about patient empowerment and nurse empowerment in terms of the overall safety of our health care systems? When are the interests of patients and nurses in alignment? When are they not? Nurses have to communicate with the patients and help them by providing them access to other healthcare providers when appropriate. Nurses should listen to patients or to the family when they have concerns. They should be a teacher and an advocate for their patients. This relationship won’t build if there is no trust, no respect, and when boundaries are not respected. 7. What kind of courage do you think Helen Haskell believes we need to prevent Lewis’s story from happening again? Having the courage to communicate with patients is a basic thing a nurse should learn. Listening to the patients, advocating for his best care and being courage to act and rescue at the right time are things that will prevent Lewis story from happening again if nurses get used to them.
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