This assessment will cover the following questions:
- Description of some Important terms.
- Relate to case study with the example.
- Define what code of conduct breached by the nurse.
- Description on which of the standards for registers nurse division was breached by the nurse.
- Description on what kind of step are need to be taken by Nursing sector to prevent this kind of cases.
1. Description on following terms.
- Professional conduct- The term professional conduct is derived as regulation of members of profession which works as to perform their duty under the statutory and contractual powers (Alomari and et.al., 2017). The professional conduct is inclusive of various thongs as are ethics, morals, and standards of behaviour. Thus, it can be said that professional person need to maintain their ethical behaviour and professional conduct in business activities.
- Unsatisfactory professional conduct- This is defined as there is some consisting of an act or omission in relation with the practice of law. Something is went of the standard of competence and diligence in which member of public is entitled to expect of the reasonable competed lawyers is known (Gardner and et.al., 2017). This kind of tern can be called as unsatisfactory professional conduct.
- Professional misconduct-This kind of misconduct is only in relation to the conduct with lawyer at the time of practising the law. It occurs when professional person work as to falls short of the standard of competence and diligence in this kind of the situation that a member of the public is eligible to anticipate when engaging a lawyer's services (Hammoudi, Ismaile and Abu Yahya, 2017).
- Professional boundaries- These are the boundaries which are regulated by the legal authorities in order to conduct the services effectively. This kind of boundaries are existed in relation to protect both the professional and the customers. Under the nurse–patient relationship works as to protects the patient's dignity, autonomy and privacy and allows for the development of trust and respect.
- Conditions placed on nurse's practice- Under this the condition is need to be placed as to restrict a practitioner's practice in some way so that they can work as to protect the public. In this it can be stated that there are some Conditions can be placed on the practitioner's registration for the various kind of disciplinary reasons in this manner the National Board has found that a practitioner has bypast from accepted professional standards. The conditions are need to be full-filled in order to deal with ethical standards.
2. Relate to case study with the example.
- Unsatisfactory professional conduct- In the given case Ms Maria Victoria, she is the registered nurse, there is prosecution is related to failing identified on the various kind of performance as are and it is included services as are the nurse Ms Maria Victoria met with the administration of medication, failure to monitor emergency situation (Mekonnen and et.al., 2017). This is one of the misconduct due to this there is guilty in relation to failure in administration of medication. This is one of the unsatisfactory professional misconduct and in this person is liable to have punishment.
- Violation in professional boundaries- There is need to have nurse–patient relationship works as to protects the patient's dignity, autonomy and privacy and allows for the development of trust and respect. As per the given case study there is violation in relation to the administration of medication, communication skills failure to monitor emergency situations', failure to respond in emergency situations. In this manner it can be sated that Ms Maria Victoria has done violation in relation to professional boundaries. In this person is need to be under the guilty and his registration under medical practitioner is need to be cancel (Murali, Thamisetty and Yalvarthi, 2017.).
- Condition placed on nurse practices- under this it can be said that Conditions can be placed on a practitioner's registration for several reasons which are not disciplinary, such as for a practitioner who is returning to practice after a break. In this the various kind of condition is need to be place on Ms Maria Victoria, Who is registered practitioner and she misconducts on the ground as are administration of medication, communication skills. As per the given case study there is violation in relation to the administration of medication, communication skills failure to monitor emergency situations', failure to respond in emergency situations. Failure to monitor emergency situations', failure to respond in emergency situations. Due to this she is liable to be in guilty and her registration will be cancelled for the period of one year (Patel and et.al., 2018. ).
3. Define what code of conduct breached by the nurse.
The nurse has breached professional misconduct in relation to this her registration certification got cancelled. As nurses we are bound by professional standards. The enclosed link is to an article that describes the circumstances around which a nurse whilst practising in NSW was later found guilty of professional misconduct. There are various kinds of finding due to she was in guilty and her registration certificate got cancelled for period of one year. As per the given case study there is violation in relation to the administration of medication, communication skills failure to monitor emergency situations', failure to respond in emergency situations. This was acted by the employer of Ms Santos' performance, due to this kind of situation the guilt person is liable to meet with the punishment because she met with misconduct. Thus, this misconduct can have major impact on the health of the person. In this kind of situation there is need to provide punishment to specific individual in the manner of cancellation of registration document (Hammoudi, Ismaile and Abu Yahya, 2017). Thus, the various kind of code of conduct which is need to be fulfilled as are matters related to professional conduct and ethics, including professional conduct, responsibilities to patients, medical records and confidentiality, consent to medical treatment and professional practice. This all are code of conduct which are provided by the legal authority of medical professional and this all need to be follower in order to maintain the sustainability in the field of medical practitioner.
The nurse need to follow the various code of ethics, which are defined in following manner as are-
- Right patent- Before prescribing the medication, the nurse need to get ensure that who is the person is and what the age of is so that right medication can be given to him.
- Right drug- To prevent the cause the nurse need to give right drug which will helpful to cause this issue.
- Right route- the nurse need to use right route so that all things can be done in the prescribed and authorise manner.
- Right time- The medicine is need to be given on the right time and it the gap of particular gap. So, that the disease can be caused effectively.
- Right reason- For giving the medicine there should be specific reason so that proper care of the person can be taken.
4. Description on which of the standards for registers nurse division was breached by the nurse.
The Ms Santos breached the professional misconduct, The tribunal took into consideration Ms Santos’s cooperation in the investigation in respect of her conduct and that she has otherwise had an unblemished record as a registered nurse. Prior to formal mediation, she made concessions in respect of her offending conduct and potential sanctions, expressing remorse for her conduct and willingness to undertake further education. In this give case scenario the Ms Santos' has violated the situation in relation to the medication error. This is happened because the nurse was not having enough professional skill and knowledge. In this the nurse are liable to provide the proper training facility so that she can provide better treatment to the customers. Hence, it can be stated that she is liable to get the punishment by liable authority as this will help them to avoid any negative future consequences in the professional area where the patients have to suffer at the end. Lastly, she was yet again charged for not having enough skills to practice as a nurse and this was proved after the verification of her background where she was educated in the field of arts. Medication errors are one of the most common errors and it is the kind of threatening mistakes which can affect the patient health (Murali, Thamisetty and Yalvarthi, 2017). The main goal of nurse who is engaged as medical practitioner should have goal in relation to provide good services to patient and to take steps which will be helpful to bring improvement in the health of person. The medication errors can also bring deadly consequences to the life of person.
In order to cope up with professional misconduct it is essential to have those worker who can work as to providing good care to the patients. In this situation the nurse has herself accepted the fact of not being enough professional in her area and has less knowledge and practice of work. There is need to provide impelling training skills so that they are able to carry out their operation in the effective manner.
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5. Description on what kind of step are need to be taken by Nursing sector to prevent this kind of cases.
This is to discuss upon the steps that could be taken in order to reduce the faulty occurrences in the given case. Herein, the nurse has herself accepted the fact of not being enough professional in her area and has less knowledge and practice of work. This in turn led to a professional misconduct by her where the organisations are thereby advised to undertake relevant measures of training to develop the skills of the workers on continuous basis. By which, the professional operating in such a sensitive area will avoid making excuse of not being enough professional in terms of operating in their respective fields. Other than this, another faulty misconduct of engaging into more than one unprofessional conduct. This in turn questioned on her registration as a nurse. Considering this, the nursing institutes sanctioning licence to the registered nurses must take relevant measures and checks to ensure the validity of the practitioner. This will help them to avoid any negative future consequences in the professional area where the patients have to suffer at the end (Murali, Thamisetty and Yalvarthi, 2017). Lastly, she was yet again charged for not having enough skills to practice as a nurse and this was proved after the verification of her background where she was educated in the field of arts. This strictly necessities the institutes operating in the nursing sector to undertake appropriate measures before giving admission to the practitioners and ensure their background that must relate to the field of nursing. The nursing sector are ensured to provide three months of induction facilities sin which they must provide the proper knowledge of medication so that they are able to carry out their things in effective manner. With the help of providing proper training facility this kind of cases can be prevented. Thus, it can be said that this will help them to avoid any negative future consequences in the professional area where the patients have to suffer at the end. Lastly, she was yet again charged for not having enough skills to practice as a nurse and this was proved after the verification of her background where she was educated in the field of arts.
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- Mekonnen, A.B and et.al., 2017. Adverse Drug Events and Medication Errors in African Hospitals: A Systematic Review. Drugs-real world outcomes, pp.1-24.
- Murali, V., Thamisetty, D. and Yalvarthi, P.R., 2017. Nature and Instigation of Medication Errors and Gazed Barriers in Reporting Them-A Prospective Observational Study. Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 10(2). p.105.
- Patel, S and et.al., 2018. Study of Medication Error in Hospitalised Patients in Tertiary Care Hospital. Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 11(1). p.33.