patients own interests. It is the duty of the nurse to afford patients with chances to contribute to the development and application of patient-centered care plan. The second provision from the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics that resonates with my practice as a nursing student is found in provision 3. The third provision dictates that the nurse must promote, advocate, and protect the rights, health, and safety of the patient. (Hegge, et al., 2015, p. 9) The third provision is further broken down into the following six subsections: protection of the rights of privacy and confidentiality, protection of human participants in
Professional Roles and Values: Task One research, performance standards and review mechanisms, professional responsibility in promoting a culture of safety, protection of the patient health and safety by acting on questionable practice, and patient protection and impaired practice. (Hegge, et al., 2015, p. 9- 13) Of the six sections, the protection of the rights of privacy and confidentiality resonates with my practice as a nursing student. Modern technology affords the nurse with the ability to access entire patient records with the click a mouse. Modern technology also allows the seamless sharing of information through social media and other means of communication. The nurse has a duty to protect the privacy of patient information. The primacy of patient’s interests influences every action I take as a nursing student. It is my responsibility to consider the autonomy of the patient in every aspect of the care plan. Patient education prior to a procedure is an example of the provision. As a nursing student, I have the opportunity to assist the multidisciplinary care team in education regarding available recourses and treatment options. Furthermore, it is my duty to express the desires of the patient to the care team. The protection of rights of privacy and confidentiality also has a direct influence on my actions as a nursing student. During clinical rotations as a nursing student, I may aid in the care of several patients. A review of the patient’s medical history is necessary for supplying proper patient care. It is my responsibility safeguard that information and only shares when deemed appropriate. Simply logging out of a medication administration record prior to leaving a workstation is an example of this provision. A common nursing error seen in the clinical setting is a breach of confidential patient information. A breach of medical information could occur in many ways. One way a breach of information can occur is with the use of digital patient records. Clinical settings often afford
Professional Roles and Values: Task One nurses the ability to access patient charts through computer workstations. A potential breach of information could occur if a nurse does not log out of workstation. Any passerby would have the ability to access confidential patient information through the said workstation.
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