The care value base used by paediatric nurse in a hospital Care planning is the key to the care value base. To ensure that patients wishes are at all times considered, every patient has their own individual plan which is drawn up between patient and nurse. Anti-discrimination Paediatric nurses will work with children with different types of cultures and beliefs so this is demonstrated by the fact that all patients are treated equally, and have the same rights to treatments regardless race, sex, religion, culture and economic statues.
Respecting confidentiality This is probably the most important point for the paediatric nurse to maintain. All nursing notes, admissions booklets and individual care should be written up in a professional manner. All information should be kept in filling cabinet which is locked up or on a computer which is password protected, kept safely so they cannot be accessed by unauthorised people. Nurses should not discuss patients whilst in canteen or any where else other then the wards so other people don’t over hear.
Nurses should not discuss patients whilst in canteen or any where else other then the wards so other people don’t over hear. Nurses also should be careful of phone calls when passing on information. If people other then staff in the hospital found information out about a patient, the patient would feel uncomfortable to know this which would cause it difficult to make good communication and relationship between the patient and the named nurse as the patient would find it difficult to trust them.
Promoting effective communication and relationships Good communication between patients and nurse is crucial so they are able to explain to children and relatives about there condition and illness and treatment. If there is not a good relation between them it would be difficult to find out what is wrong with the patient and what is the best treatment to make them better (this is formal relationship) but all information should be kept confidential.
Promoting individual rights This is done by a named nurse speaks and acts on patients behalf and liaises with the doctors. Also to protect patients there is national service framework, a child’s task force, standards of care and the patient’s charter. Nurses need to know what the patients needs are e.g. epilepsy, bleeding
Acknowledging personal beliefs There are multi- faith rooms for patients to use during the stay at the hospital. Patient’s religion and other beliefs are written into admissions booklet. Protecting clients from abuse The intercom system ensures patients protection. The ward only allows known relatives and staff in. If nurse suspects a patient is being abused in any way they should report it to social services, nurses should look out for unexplainable injuries.