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Mrs. Barcroft is a 79 year old widower with multiple health problems who lives alone. Her daughter is concerned about a recent deterioration in her mother’s mental status. Mrs. Barcroft has been admitted to hospital with a diagnosed chest infection, has reportedly been incontinent of urine, and appears to have an infected ulcer on her right ankle. Staff also noted she seemed quite confused. You have been assigned to care for this lady, together with a Registered Nurse. In the morning, you both approach Mrs. Barcroft to get her out of bed for a shower, and plan to dress her ulcerated ankle afterwards. She reacts by loudly calling out and swearing at both you and the RN, who responds loudly saying “You have wet the bed and must come for a shower”. The nurse throws back the bedclothes, grabs Mrs. Barcroft by the arm and attempts to swing her legs out of the bed. In doing so, she bumps her ulcerated ankle, causing her to cry out in pain, lash out and strike the nurse in the face. This is the assignment context.
The nurse yells “How dare you!” and slaps Mrs. Barcroft sharply on the arm, before storming off angrily stating “Wait until I report this, you’ll be sorry.” You are left alone with Mrs. Barcroft, who tearily asks, “You’re not going to hit me too are you?”This is the assignment context.
Drawing upon components of the C.A.R.E.R. framework, and one of the one of the four principal elementsThis is a term you will need to investigate to find the keywords to search. within either the ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses or the ICM Code of Ethics for Midwives, discussThis is a task word, telling you what to do how the care of Mrs. Barcroft by the RN fell below the standard required. In your discussion, also include reference to This is a task word, telling you what to relevant sections of the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights (2nd Edition).
A minimum of 5 peer-reviewed referencesThis limits the type of results you can use. (i.e. journal articles or textbooks) must be used to support your discussion. This is a formal academic essay and should be written in the third person, in continuous prose.
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When you undertake your first clinical placement, either as a nursing or midwifery student, an element against which your performance will be assessed is that of safe, professional practice. With reference to the scenario involving Mrs. Barcroft from Assessment Task 1:This is the assignment context. Note some words may also be keywords - e.g. professional practice
DiscussThis is a task word, telling you what to do. ways in which you could ensure that your practice is professional and safeThis is a keyword to use when searching. in relation to attending to her immediate hygiene needs..
DescribeThis is a task word, telling you what to do. how the issues of professional negligence This is a keyword to use when searching. and informed consent This is a keyword to use when searching. are relevant in respect to the way in which the Registered Nurse treated Mrs. Barcroft.
Support your discussionThis is a task word, telling you what to do. with reference to either the NMBA Registered nurse standards for practiceThis is a keyword to use when searching., or the Midwife standards for practice.
In addition, a minimum of 5 peer-reviewed sources This limits the type of results you can use. (i.e. journal articles or textbooks) must be used to support your discussion. This is a formal academic essay and should be written in the third person and in continuous prose.
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