Identification of Scenario & Proposal for Integration of Coursework
Identify the leadership scenario you have chosen for the assignment: Scenario #1: Patient Rights
Integration of Coursework
For this assignment, you are to integrate knowledge, content, and/or skills learned in your non-clinical nursing and general educational courses. You must use two non-clinical nursing courses, with at least one being an upper division course. You must also use two general education courses, with at least one being an upper division course. (Note, if any of the courses were not taken at Methodist College, you will need to provide a syllabus for the that course with this assignment.) You will use the knowledge, content, and/or skills from your chosen courses to help you make an argument for the benefits of a BSN for a nurse leaders and to help you devise and carry out a solution to the problem in the scenario.
1. Non-Clinical Nursing Course
Course number & title: N211: Standards of Nursing Practice
Course content to be used: This course provided me with a wealth of knowledge to include the ability to accurately identify and apply ethical principles to solve ethical dilemmas. Ethical principles are key components of nursing practice. In this course I have learned several ethical principles to include beneficence, justice, accountability, nonmaleficence, fidelity, autonomy, and veracity. When considering scenario 1 patient rights, I understand that autonomy and nonmaleficence directly council with clients’ rights. Specifically, autonomy states that people have the right to make their own decisions regarding their health. The client has the legal right to refuse medical treatments and nursing intervention, though it may be beneficial to his health. Nonmaleficence means to “do no harm” harming the patient can be unintentional/malpractice (nurse forgetting to put the bed rails up resulting in the client falling of the bed) or intentional/assault (nurse telling the client if he does not take his medication, she will slap him).
2. Non-Clinical Nursing Course
Course number & title: N304: Transcultural Nursing
Course content to be used: As healthcare professionals we are exposed to individuals from various cultures. As such we must be knowledgeable about various cultural practice in an effort to provide competent care. Knowledge learned includes various information regarding customs, traditions, religious beliefs, and practice of many cultures. For example, Jehovah's Witnesses refuse all blood transfusions, and the Jewish law kosher diet is often viewed as controversial. Often, such cultural practice conflict with treatment plans which can have adverse effects on client’s health. This course has showed me that, as nurses we must remember that the patient has a right to autonomy even if that it conflicts with the plan of care. I plan to use this course as a way to provide culturally competent care.
3. General Education Course
Course number & title: HS 200: Introduction to Informatics for Healthcare Professionals
Course content to be used: In HS 200, I learned about lower-level informatics concerning computer applications and healthcare information systems. In particular, I learned about general computer information, healthcare specialty applications, and healthcare information systems. I plan to use my knowledge of healthcare informatics to enhance J.B's privacy and confidentiality while at the same time ensuring ethical use of electronic and digital channels of communication. Understanding healthcare informatics components and concepts will help me evaluate social, legal, and political factors affecting patient-centered care to J.B and old patients. Moreover, I will use the knowledge acquired during this course work for civil engagement, conduct inquiries and analyses, regarding health informatics and its impact on patient rights. I can apply health informatics' evidence-based practices, especially in leadership and management, to develop my action plan.
4. General Education Course
Course number & title: PSY 101 Psychological Inquiry & Application
Course content to be used: In psychology 101 I had the opportunity to study behaviors through an exploration of major concepts, theoretical perspectives, research findings, and historical trends in psychology. This course is designed to promote an understanding of human behavior and mental processes. Among the major things learned includes the ability to describe, explain, predict, and improve human behaviors through various ages and stages of life. I plan to use knowledge obtained in this course to understand certain behaviors that occur in various stages of development.