Health Ethical Considerations

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Mental Health and Ethical Considerations Introduction Mental health is a very complicated branch of medicine that has wide impacts that cannot be undermined (MHA, 2007). It becomes more complicated when competent patients refuse to get the treatment, such as Mental Sclerosis (MS) patient with progression into mental incapacities. Moreover, it necessitates more complexity to safeguard patients against those who may abuse them. In this branch of medicine, some of the ethical practice principles, like autonomy, is often restricted and it is crucial to consider that in order to in order to reach a balanced decision. Medical and professional ethics is seen as the study of human conduct and morality. It is about people reasoning, thinking and applying…show more content…
Problems associated with MS progressed stages include multiple infections, urinary incontinence, and bowel incontinence. The urinary and bowel incontinence problems will necessarily require a personal and intimate care that should be addressed professionally. Nurse has to discuss thoroughly about the disease progress in general and the potential change in life style that might be needed including having an intimate care. Then nurse should professional and patiently discuss the different options of intimate care and make every effort possible to facilitate Eirin’s preferences regarding who delivers the care, such as requesting staff of a specified…show more content…
Sometime it’s referred to patients ‘empowerment’, ‘engagement’, ‘involvement’, and ‘activation’. WHO defines empowerment as “a process through which people gain greater control over decisions and actions affecting their health”. It has two levels of action; individual and community process. In UK, government health policy declared in “High Quality Care for All” committed the National Health Service (NHS) to patient empowerment. So that, a lot of initiatives was designed to provide NHS patients with wider space for choices and more power to make their own healthcare decisions. Among these initiatives, Personal Health Budgets and Personalized Care Plans (Pope TM, 2013). Moreover, after the 2011 Health and Social Care Bill in England, there are tendency to link funding from NHS to quality health performance according a range of quality measures that include patient reported outcome measures (PROMs). Also, NHS England has launched the ‘Realizing the Value Program’ that aims to empower people and communities to take more control of their health. Through this initiative, NHS England will provide a grant of up to £500,000 to a charity or not for profit organization(s) to identify evidence-based approaches to self-care and improving patient empowerment. The initiative supports the spread of such approaches, at the local level. The program based on the ‘NHS Five Year Forward View’ October 2014, which defines how the

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