There are 3 modules
Complete 1 paragraph (400 words) approx, per module on the topic listed against the module.
Use references to back up what you say. References must be no more than 7 years old.
This course work has to be submitted via turn it in plagiarism software through uni.
For your assessment: write a 400 word paragraph on an issue of safety or of legal responsibility that you explored in some depth, ensuring it is specifically related to the peri-operative area.
Module one looked at the specific rights and responsibilities of the registered nurse in a Peri-op area, including from the perspective of keeping the nurse and her/his patients/clients physically and emotionally safe. It also raised the issue of legal responsibilities and identified issues specific to the specialty area
References for Module 1:
Shields, L. (2013). A personal essay on the role of the nurse. Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession, 43(2), 213-218.
Tilse, C., & Wilson, J. (2013). Recognising and responding to financial abuse in residential aged care. The Journal of Adult Protection, 15(3), 141-152. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JAP-11-2012-0025
Trinkoff, A. M., Geiger-Brown, J. M., Caruso, C. C., Lipscomb, J. A., Johantgen, M., Nelson, A. L., . . . Selby, V. L. (2008). Personal Safety for Nurses. In R. Hughes (Ed.), Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses. Rockwell: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
For your assessment: write a paragraph of 400 words on your understanding of the dilemma of providing information to carers while considering the confidentiality concerns relating to the patient/client.
Module two looks specifically at the rights of clients and in more depth the rights of their carers in the process of treatment and recovery. It raises some questions about how the nursing profession views and deals with the rights of the carers and their need for information, particularly in the context of patients/clients who may lack insight in their care needs.
References for Module 2:
Gold, M., Philip, J., McIver, S., & Komesaroff, P. A. (2009). Between a rock and a hard place: exploring the conflict between respecting the privacy of patients and informing their carers. Internal Medicine Journal, 39(9), 582-587. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.02020.x
Herring, J. (2007). Where are the carers in healthcare law and ethics? Legal Studies, 27(1), 51-73. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-121X.2006.00037.x
Review and refine your reflection for this module on dealing with death and dying and patient’s with illness to a 400 word paragraph.
The perspectives on and understanding of health, illness, dying and the experience of someone’s death is a very personal matter and the meaning a persona ascribes to it varies from person to person. As nurses it is important for us to understand that different people view these concepts and experiences in a variety of ways, and some of those ways may surprise or even dismay us. Exploring how people perceive a variety of issues in health, illness and dying may help us make meaning of it, both in terms of our own views on these concepts, and in terms of how the people in our care or people related to those in our care, may respond to alterations in health and experience illness. For this module you are asked to explore some of the writings in the public domain on how people have made meaning of their health related issues.
In Summary: Module three gave you the opportunity to explore how the various people we interact with in the health care environment make meaning of their illness and of their situation. It has also given you the opportunity to reflect on how you relate to that and to make meaning of your own experiences.