Duty To Care Role

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A Duty to Care:
The Role of a Nurse in Circumstances of Patient Nonadherence Health care professionals are all too often aware of the lifestyle choices that have led the patient to seek treatment in their care. However, the implications of these lifestyle choices and issues that can arise from nonadherence are often downplayed or simply disregarded by the patients despite the urgency of the matter being expressed by the health care professionals. In other words, sometimes, the patients refuse to alter their lifestyle for the preservation of their own health. This can be frustrating, to say the very least, but it does not, under any circumstances, dismiss the health care professionals from their duty of care (Laken, 1983). In fact, it is in
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However, considering the reports of patient satisfaction that will be presented, this author asserts that this is not an accurate assessment. In fact, Karlsson, Bergbom, and Berg-Nordenberg (2004) state that patients are fully aware when the “professional natural care loses its connection to the heart” (pg. 30). The authors assert that patients who do not exhibit care for themselves are already in a state of feeling unimportant. This will continue to hinder their healthcare should the nurse appear to feel in the same manner towards the patient. Truly exhibiting care to these patients is more critical than in any other demographic of patient care. In other words, these are the patients who need the care the most and, in order to fulfill the role of nursing, the nurse must act in way that the patient is able to feel their importance. This will promote the overall wellbeing of the …show more content…
Patients, within the same context, turn to nurses for this care even when they are unable or unwilling to care for themselves. Nurses are ethically obligated to provide care for the patient, but are not pressed for the internal and psychological contexts of caring. However, patients can readily determine the nurse’s level of emotional care and can use this to internally determine their own value. As the nurse is expected to provide medical care for the overall wellbeing of the patient, this author asserts that this should include the patient’s sense of value and worth. While these assertions cannot be measure objectively, reports indicate that these two are clearly interrelated. The nurse, in order to preserve his or her dedication to the care of the patient, as well as to maintain their own sense of worth and job satisfaction, must truly exhibit care under all circumstances and across all circumstances involving the

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