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Political Activism and Nursing Evolution
Please answer one of the following questions:
1. Research and identify recent legislation that has affected nursing and nurses, the nursing profession, or nursing associations. Which interests you the most?
2. What is the difference between politics and policy? Give an example of each.
3. Only 10% of nurses belong to the American Nurses Association (ANA). What are some of the ways in which we can encourage nurses to unite for collective power?
4. Consider the courses in the curriculum of your nursing program. What changes can you envision that might transpire in response to societal influences over the next decade?
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A family member noticed the patient seemed lethargic and confused. The family member alerted the nurse about these concerns. The nurse assured the family member that she would check on the patient. An hour later, the family member reminded the nurse, who then assessed the patient. The nurse checked the patient’s vital signs. She did not note any specific change in clinical status, though she agreed that the patient seemed lethargic. At the family member’s urging, the nurse contacted the physician, but the conversation focused on the family member’s insistence that the nurse call the physician rather than conveying a specific description of the patient’s condition. Based on the unclear assessment, the physician did not have specific instructions. The physician recommended additional monitoring.
Another nurse on the floor suggested calling the RRT, which she heard had helped with this type of situation on another floor. The first nurse missed the training about the new RRS, which was not discussed in staff meetings. Based on her colleague’s recommendation, the nurse called the RRT via the operator. The overhead page stated the unit where assistance was needed but not the patient’s room number. The operator forgot to take down all of the usual information because he missed lunch and was distracted. The team arrived on the floor but had to wait to be directed to the appropriate room. Once there, the RRT received a brief overview from the nurse, who left the room shortly afterward. The responders conducted an assessment of the patient and identified that the patient was overmedicated.
Discussion points might include:
What type of conflict resolution strategies were used?
What might the nurse have done differently to address the family concerns?
What procedures could be put into place to avoid the confusion of what room the response team should go to?
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Communication and Collaboration
Tyler Marshall, RN, is a nurse on an inpatient adolescent psychiatric unit. One of Tylers patients, 16-year-old Jayden Culbertson, is being discharged home today, and Tyler is going over Jaydens medications with him and his parents. Jayden asks to speak to Tyler privately for a moment, telling his parents that he wants to thank Tyler. Jayden then tells Tyler that as soon as he gets home, he is going to send Tyler a friend request on Facebook and he is looking forward to keeping up with Tyler now that he is leaving the hospital.
Tyler, recognizing the boundary crossing that this would entail, tells Jayden that he will not be able to accept his request, and explains why. Jayden bursts into tears and accuses Tyler of being mean and a fake. Jaydens parents are confused when they return to the room.
Consider these questions:
1. Has Tyler managed this situation well?
2. How could he have managed it differently?
3. What is at stake if Tyler simply accepted Jaydens friend request?
4. What is at stake if Tyler had simply ignored Jaydens friend request?