most desirable What’s Right With Rights? Directions: Read the following situations and determine which patients’right is involved and then answer the questions.
The nurse asks you to put 232 on the bedpan. What’s wrong with this?
A new patient is admitted to the 3 North. You see that his name is listed as John Downs. You enter the room to answer the call light. You begin talking to him. How do you know what name to call him?
You enter a patient’s room. You tell him that he/she is going for an IVP and you need to get him/her a gown for it. He/she has puzzled look on his/her face. What should you do?
A patient who is paraplegic asks you, “Will I ever be able to walk gain?” What do you say?
You go into the room to turn the patient in bed. He/she says, “Don’t touch me. I just got comfortable.” Do you turn the patient any way?
You are in the elevator, and two people behind you are discussing Mrs. Ravanal, a difficult patient on their unit. What’s wrong with this conversation?
You are going to catheterize a patient. The blinds on the window are open, and the door ajar. What needs to be done to ensure the patient’s privacy?
A patient assigned to you asks if his/her grandchild can come visit. What is your response?
You walk into a patient’s room for the first time on your shift. You say to him/her “Hello, my name is Dominique, and I’m your Health care assistant for today.” Your name tag is visible, and the patient looks at it and says, “O, yes, Dominique. I am Mr. Perez. What are you going to do to me today?” What do you say?
Ethics and Professional Standards
A nurse assistant has not been taught to give enemas. However, she gives one to a patient because she is afraid she will lose her job if she refuses to do so.
A medical assistant asks a patient “ May I take your blood pressure?” The patient refuses because “I don’t think you know how to do it.”
You are eating lunch in the hospital cafeteria with some co-workers. A co-worker asks you “ Do you think Mr. Jones will make it through the abdominal surgery?” How do you respond? Why?
A patient’s wife gives you a twenty (20) dollar bill because you have given her husband such good care.
You are a geriatric assistant. A patient asks you to witness his will by signing the will.