Nurses Manage Patients Who Refuse Nursing Care Procedures
Grand Canyon University: NRS 433V
March 9, 2014
Nurses Mange Patients Who Refuse Nursing Care Procedures
This paper will critique a qualitative research study about how nurses manage patients who refuse nursing care procedures. These articles also explains how nurses view informed consent as not being essential to nursing care procedures.
The clinical problem being examined in the research study is the way in which nurses obtain consent prior to administering nursing care procedures, and the way nurses manage patients who refuse any nursing care procedures. By stating that nurses “do not regard ...view middle of the document...
The qualitative method is appropriate for this study as the information needed was obtained. The data obtained for this study were exploratory. It was not the specific intention to explore the management of the patient who refuses care; the topic arose as a result of inductive data analysis. In view of this, the insights gained should not be viewed as a comprehensive account.
A qualitative study was undertaken to explore the way in which nurses obtain consent prior to nursing care procedures. The study had two main goals: To examine how consent is obtained prior to nursing care procedures. To explore the ways in which consent could be approached by clinical nurses. It should be acknowledged, however, that there is little discussion of the application of the principles of informed consent prior to nursing care procedures in the nursing literature. Some of the references was current but the majority was older than the five year limit. There were other articles that talked about quantitative study of the same topic. It is suggested that this is insufficient and that generic discussion of principles fails to equip nurses with skills they need to apply principles in everyday nursing care situations. It is therefore recommended that further work be undertaken to explore the application of the principles of informed consent and refusal to the everyday practice of nursing care.
CONCEPTUAL/ THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
This paper reports on a qualitative study which was undertaken to explore the way in which nurses obtain consent prior to nursing care procedures. Focus groups were carried out to obtain background data concerning how consent is obtained. Critical incidents were collected through in depth interviews as a means of focusing on specific incidents in clinical practice. Indeed, the United...