Workplace violence in healthcare settings
For example, such a situation was experienced in the Missouri Department of Health where a patient by the name, Nancy Cruzan, was hospitalized as a result of severe injuries from a car accident. Claiming to end suffering, Nancy’s parents requested for removal of the patient’s feeding tube, an incidence that arose healthcare violence since it was against the will of the healthcare providers and yet unapproved by the U. S Supreme Court (Loue, 2018). This research will, therefore, evaluate the Missouri Department of Health incidence as a healthcare violence issue, as well as the Supreme Court’s position on the issue. For a comprehensive analysis of the incidence experienced in Missouri Department of Health, the research will be based on evaluating the circumstances that led to the incidence as well as both the healthcare’s and the Supreme Court’s position for the request by her parents to remove Nancy’s feeding tube claiming it as a right to die.
Through the erosion of the ethical procedure, many healthcare providers are constantly engaging in violent activities across different settings based on the fact that some of them are reluctant on issuing an assisted death to a patient. The Supreme Court is yet to approve conducting of assisted death to patients, thus raising pressure among different healthcare providers as well as other citizens for the court to implement the procedure to be carried out. According to healthcare providers supporting the implementation of the procedure, the life support can be withdrawn when a patient is recognized to be in an irreversible state that won’t lead to his/her recovery. The euthanasia procedure, therefore, differs from suicide, since assisted death requires permission from the patient, or from the family members in order to be carried out by the healthcare providers when the patient is in an irreversible state.
On the other hand, suicide is the act of an individual to kill him/herself intentionally; on this concept, an assisted death, therefore, differs from suicide on the fact that assisted death is carried out due to the adverse condition of a patient and requires the court’s permission, but suicide doesn’t involve approval from the court, and intentional as well (Ruger, 2016). In this manner, dealing with the issue of assisted death, by ensuring that the Supreme Court doesn’t implement the policy so that most healthcare violence, as well as its effects, are minimized. Issues Addressed As associated with assisted death, failure of providing a well-executed will as well as a living will arise chaos between family members and friends with the healthcare providers.
The chaos received here, which can be termed as healthcare violence issues, can be discriminative regardless of the particular medical care provided by the healthcare professionals, either being recuperative or palliative medical care (Loue, 2018). Based on recuperative care, it can be described as either acute or post-acute type of a medical care given to homeless individuals who are much ill or even fail to recover from an injury or a physical illness while in the streets, and at that same time unable to be rushed to the hospital. For the palliative care, this is kind of a medical care focused on making people who are too ill to feel better for themselves. Recommendations It is best before the introduction of the end-of-life issue to a patient, that the parents noticed about the issue.
This is because many parents are against the procedure while others might be into it based on their religious or cultural perspectives. This procedure will help many parents not to be psychologically tortured for those against as well as supporting it, and on the other hand, saving the healthcare unit from incurring compensation costs for an issue they would have prevented (Morata, 2018). It is always good to carry out both recuperative as well as the palliative care on the basis of improving the patient’s wellbeing but will be perfect if parents are involved in the end-of-life wishes process to prevent these healthcare violence issues. On the other hand, for the patients who do not have parents, the end-of-life wishes decision making should include a court’s representative, such as a lawyer, a close and mean relative if any, as well as the healthcare’s manager or any staff member, so that in case of any issue or problem later, they will be accountable for the mistake done in regard to the assisted death.
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