Today launches a series of Google Hangout videos, which was created and expertly facilitated by Dr. Michael Gisondi (@MikeGisondi) from Northwestern. In this series, he recruited an amazing panel of program directors from around the country, who have kindly volunteered their time to share their insights and expertise. In these videos, you get a sense of each panelist’s personalities while they outdo each other with behind-the-scenes advice and stories, which would normally be shared only at the institutional level. Our videocasts are a unique must-see for medical students, interested in and applying into Emergency Medicine (EM). Keep a look out for more videos in the future!
Dr. Gisondi facilitates a great discussion featuring esteemed residency program directors Dr. Lainie Yarris (Oregon Health Sciences University), Dr. Maria Moreira (Denver Health), and Dr. Jan Schoenberger (LAC-USC), with the occasional outburst/question by Dr. Michelle Lin (UCSF-SFGH).
Dr. Gisondi (Northwestern) facilitates a great discussion featuring star residency program directors Dr. Gene Hern (Highland-Alameda), Dr. Laura Hopson (Univ of Michigan), and Dr. Josh Broder (Duke), with an occasional question by Dr. Michelle Lin (UCSF-SFGH).
Dr. Gisondi (Northwestern) kicks off a great conversation and debate about the knowing how competitive you are, as an applicant. This panel features star residency program directors Dr. Andrew Perron (Maine Medical Center), Dr. Madonna Fernandez (Harbor-UCLA), and Dr. Kevin Biese (UNC Chapel Hill), with comments by Dr. Michelle Lin (UCSF-SFGH).
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The Code of Ethics for Nurses in Australia is an incredibly empowering document.
It is a call to uphold your questioning. A call to protect the value of quality nursing care. It is a call for accountability. A call for action.
The code has been developed and supported by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, Australian College of Nursing, and the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation. It is intended to “provide nurses with a reference point from which to reflect on the conduct of themselves and others” as well as acting as a guide in our ethical decision making and practice.
Many of you are probably aware of the code and some may have read through it. But in my opinion it is really worth taking some time to read through these value statements carefully, reflecting on how this code relates to the clinical environment we work in.
How does this code speak to us with respect to our own experiences of quality care delivery within the hospital system?
What issues does it raise for us?
How does it guide our response?
“Nurses who value quality nursing care recognise that they are accountable for the decisions they make regarding a person’s care; accept their moral and legal responsibilities for ensuring they have the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to provide safe and competent nursing care; and practise within the boundaries of their professional role. Nurses who value quality nursing care ensure the professional roles they undertake are in accordance with the agreed practice standards of the profession. Nurses are also entitled to conscientiously refuse to participate in care and treatment they believe on religious or moral grounds to be unacceptable (‘conscientious objection’).
Nurses recognise that people are entitled to quality nursing care, and will strive to secure for them the best available nursing care. In pursuit of this aim, nurses are entitled to participate in decisions regarding a person’s nursing care and are obliged to question nursing care they regard as potentially unethical or illegal. Nurses actively participate in minimising risks for individuals.
Nurses take steps to ensure that not only they, but also their colleagues, provide quality nursing care. In keeping with approved reporting processes, this may involve reporting, to an appropriate authority, cases of unsafe, incompetent, unethical or illegal practice. Nurses also support colleagues whom they reasonably consider are complying with this expectation.
Nurses, individually and collectively, participate in creating and maintaining ethical, equitable, culturally and socially responsive, clinically appropriate and economically sustainable nursing and health care services for all people living in Australia. Nurses value their role in providing health counselling and education in the broader community. Nurses, individually and collectively, encourage professional and public participation in shaping social policies and institutions; advocate for policies and legislation that promote social justice, improved social conditions and a fair sharing of community resources; and acknowledge the role and expertise of community groups in providing care and support for people. This includes protecting cultural practices beneficial to all people, and acting to mitigate harmful cultural practices.”
[Note: sections in bold highlighted by me]
Reference: Code of Ethics for Nurses in Australia (pdf).
Developed under the auspices of Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, Australian College of Nursing, and the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation.
Original featured image via: COD newsroom.
Die Strukturen in deutschen Krankenhäusern orientieren sich noch sehr stark an militärische Strukturen. Schließlich bildete die preussische Militärakademie, die Pépinière, die Grundlage für die Facon von Krankenhäusern, welche heute zumindest in der Arbeitsweise in deutschen Krankenhäusern noch existent ist. Doch vieles ändert sich und Veränderungen beginnen im Kopf! In Krankenhäusern ändert sich vieles, unter anderem das Geschlecht der im ärztlichen Dienst tätigen Mitarbeiter. Und hier sind wir schon beim Thema der Zeit: Das Gender-Thema:
In der Süddeutschen Zeitung wird thematisiert, weshalb zunächst 17 Frauen in der Vorstandsetage von DAX Unternehmen aktiv waren, von denen zwischenzeitlich 8 Frauen zurückgetreten sind. Individuelles Versagen oder Problem des Systems? Vermutlich eher ein Problem des Systems wie im Krankenhaus: Die “Hierarchie von Männern” passt nicht zu der Arbeitsweise von Frauen. Diese wird als sachorientiert und analytisch im SZ Artikel beschrieben.
Und da kommen wir gleich zum Thema des “Hochstapler Syndroms” und der Art und Weise, auf welche Anzeigen sich Frauen eher melden oder eben schon gar nicht den Hut in den Kreis werfen. Spannende Artikel, vielleicht einiges übertragbar. Anderes vielleicht aber auch nicht. Ein interessantes Thema, auch die Notfallmedizin betreffend.
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