As a nurse, I often times find myself in the role of a scientist. On a daily basis I am researching conditions or medications that I am unfamiliar with. I then apply my research to best serve my patient and meet their needs. I apply the nursing process which is much like the scientific method. By applying the nursing process, I can treat my patient to the best of my ability. In order to adequately treat my patients, I often assume the role of detective. At times residents may be confused about their medical history, symptoms and treatment, at other times they may purposely attempt to hide aspects of their health history. When this happens, it is my responsibility to attempt to find out the most accurate information. Another example of detective-type work that I do is when there is an injury of unknown cause. At this time, it is very importantthat I get some idea of what has happened, this often requires a lot of detective work. When working with my long-term care resident and short term rehab patients, I am working directly under the physician to provide care. The physician is in to round weekly, and allother times all of their care goes through me and I communicate with the physician. I oversee their care in every aspect, including leading and directing the nursing assistant’s in their care. I ensure that they are receiving the care they need every day. This entails verifying diet orders so that a patient at risk for choking doesn’t receive the wrong type of food, ensuring that a patient on fluid restriction does to receive too much to drink, and ensuring allergies are noted and monitoring the kitchen staff to ensure a food the patient has an allergy to does not reach my patient, among countless other interventions I monitor and manage every day. G.Identify two provisions from the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics7/22/18
Running head: Professional Roles and Values Task 39Provision 2 - The Nurse's Primary Commitment Is to the Patient, Whether An Individual, Family, Group, Community, or Population, (Ovid).Provision 3 - The Nurse Promotes, Advocates for, and Protects the Rights, Health, and Safetyof the Patient, (Ovid).G1. Analyze how the two provisions identified in part G influence your professionalnursing practice.Provision two states that a nurse is committed to the patient, (Ovid). I demonstrate this byputting my patient’s needs first, ensuring I do all I can to help and care for them. This provision goes hand in hand with provision three, which states that a nurse promotes and advocates for the patient’s health, rights and safety, (Ovid). This is demonstrated by supporting a patient who chooses alternative therapies instead of traditional therapies. I have seen many instances where a patient disagrees with the treatment plan proposed by the physician and, after ensuring that risks and benefits have been explained and understood, I support their decision and do my best to treatthem.
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