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Incidents and Reporting
Incidents and Reporting
Nursing Lecture
Added: 24/02/2017
Documentation is an essential component of aged care. Knowing what to document and when, as well as ensuring appropriate documentation in relation to incidents and health care errors is essential....
'Stressed Out' - Physical Responses to a Harsh Environment
'Stressed Out' - Physical Responses to a... Harsh Environment
Nursing Lecture
Added: 14/12/2016
The physical experience of being incarcerated permanently or even temporarily in a correctional facility is likely to lead to adverse physical and psychological effects. How does a typical prison or c...orrectional environment, where isolation and sensory deprivation are commonplace, impact the body's stress response?
Smoking Cessation - How do Prisoners Quit Smoking?
Smoking Cessation - How do Prisoners Qui...t Smoking?
Nursing Lecture
Added: 13/12/2016
The decline in smoking rates in the general public has not been replicated in the correctional setting. Furthermore, the experience of forced abstinence from cigarettes may be much more difficult in t...his environment. Most existing smoking cessation (SC) studies are quantitative and focus on smoking prevalence and/or the efficacy of behavioural or pharmacological interventions. This session will present a qualitative study that examined recently smoking prisoners engaged in a period of SC that was not necessarily of their choosing.
Nutrition Solutions - Dietary Guidelines for Prisons
Nutrition Solutions - Dietary Guidelines... for Prisons
Nursing Lecture
Added: 09/12/2016
Quality nutrition in correctional settings represents a huge opportunity for improvements in health outcomes. This session looks at the history, challenges and solutions related to nutrition in correc...tional settings. Includes: History of food and nutrition in the correctional setting Chronic disease and nutrition research QCS Food and Nutrition Policy and nutritional guidelines Positive effects of providing optimal nutrition to prisoners Challenges to providing optimal nutrition to prisoners Nutrition solutions - how to encourage prisoners to make better nutrition and lifestyle choices.
Nurse Managers: A Guide to Practice - 2n...d Edition
eBook
Added: 26/04/2012
The critical role that good management plays in the operational environment remains undiminished. Many managers function within extremely complex organisations, and healthcare is a cardinal example. N...urses in operational management roles are faced with competing demands and priorities that necessitate a broad range of skills and knowledge, and for the new manager in particular, meeting these demands can be a significant challenge. Of course, the underlying principles of management remain common across industries, but the context within which they are applied can require industry-specific knowledge in order to achieve the best of outcomes. The revised and updated edition of Nurse Managers- A Guide to Practice (2nd Edition) covers these principles within the healthcare context, and has particular relevance for any nurse new to a leadership position. The content takes a practical approach and provides an overview on a number of relevant topics that will give all managers a solid foundation upon which to base their management practice. Guidance is provided on the changes that may be expected to occur when moving from a clinically focused role to one of management, and the authors emphasize the importance of inspiring staff through motivation and leadership. A range of human resource issues such as fair rostering and performance management are explored, as are the current best practice principles for essential tasks such as designing position descriptions, staff recruitment and employee retention. Since no manager can function without some financial aptitude, there is an introduction to budgeting, and core principles for the management of information are outlined. Finally, the involvement of consumers in health service delivery is also explored- including dealing effectively with complaints- and additional information is provided on managing the concerns of relatives, amongst many, many other topics. The eBook Nurse Managers- A Guide to Practice (2nd Edition) is compatible with most eReader devices and software and is now available for members to download. Subscription also entitles members to access the full range of resources that compliment and build upon the material described within Nurse Managers- A Guide to Practice (2nd Edition), including a richly populated catalogue of Audio Lectures, Fast Facts and Video Learning Activities on the topics of management, human resources, ethics, workplace relationships and a wide range of other management issues. Both members and non-subscribers alike may also purchase a hard copy of this book of from the Ausmed Education Online Bookstore, along with hard copies of the complimentary publication Assertiveness and the Manager’s Job.
Ethical Decision-Making in Palliative Ca...re
eChapter
Added: 05/04/2012
Dying and death occur in a context of personal beliefs and values about suffering, the meaning of death and the individual’s place within family and society. Palliative care is an approach
that im...proves the quality of life of people, and their families, facing life-threatening illness. Significantly when considering
decision-making, the philosophy and
policy underpinning palliative care
elevates as its core principles, the idea
that individuals, their families and
caregivers are actively involved in the
guidance of care. However, clinical
experience, common sense and having
good intentions do not always guarantee that health professionals will respond appropriately. The process of dying can create tensions and ethical dilemmas which elicit emotions and fierce personal opinions. Matters such as physician-assisted suicide, terminal sedation and the use of advance directives can give rise to difficult situations requiring robust questioning and consideration for clinicians. Patient access to information, expanding clinical options and greater accommodation of the individuals’ person values in their care makes clinical decision-making increasingly complex. Discussions about care are not value neutral. There are likely to be effects, both beneficial and potentially harmful, when decisions are made. Dying people, their families and clinicians can play different roles in this process. Thus, caring for dying people requires a sensitive appreciation of the ethical, legal and moral perspectives of the person, their family and the clinical team. This requires an understanding of the context of suffering within which palliative care is often provided. This chapter discusses the issues and practicalities involved in ethical decision-making in palliative care. It introduces an approach to ethical decision-making using clinical pragmatism as a framework for end-of-life care.
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