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Cultural Diversity in Health Care [electronic resource]

Reflecting the diverse nature of today's society, a health care worker must adapt his or her practices to the cultural, ethnic, and religious needs of patients. In fact, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations states that all industry workers must familiarize themselves with the significance of cultural differences. This program provides nurses and other health professionals with practical and effective methods of recognizing, respecting, and meeting cultural needs. Topics include conducting an initial cultural assessment, addressing food- and language-related challenges, understanding religious customs, and becoming a client advocate. Includes detailed conversations with members of specific cultural groups, including Haitian, Peruvian, Indian, Bangladeshi, [...]
Online
2004
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Adults [electronic resource]: Age-Specific Care

Medical care focused on adults must take into account a wide variety of cultural, physiological, and administrative challenges. The good news is that a patient who has matured and become self-reliant is now ready to act as a partner in his or her own health care decisions. This program explores the requirements of adult care, from the college-level years to retirement and the final phases of life. Reminding viewers that the focus now shifts away from growth and into long-term health maintenance, the video offers guidance on the following topics: heart disease, cancer, maternity, childbirth, parenting, child care, aging, diminishing strength and agility, elder and institutional care, Alzheimer's and dementia, and the need to retain and maximize quality of life. The dilemma of the "san [...]
Online
2008
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Commitment [electronic resource]: Patients, Professionalism, and Boundaries-Ethical Issues in Nursing

Highlighting the second provision of the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, this program focuses on aspects of nursing pertaining to commitment. It emphasizes the role of the nurse as patient advocate. Through engaging on-screen scenarios and expert interviews, the video addresses the primacy of patient interests and the nurse's role as a moral agent who will invariably make the patient's welfare an overriding priority. Viewers also receive a thorough grounding in avoiding conflicts of interest, respecting professional boundaries, and taking the proper actions or channels when the wishes of the patient clash with others. Explores the importance of collaboration in the workplace while maintaining personal commitment and a productive, professional focus.
Online
2006
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Introduction [electronic resource]: Concepts, Values, and Decision Making-Ethical Issues in Nursing

Using expert interviews and illustrative scenarios, this program provides a solid introduction to the fundamental ethical terms and concepts that nursing trainees need to know. It clearly defines justice, fidelity, autonomy, moral distress, and other touchstones of ethical practice. The video also explores the vital role that personal values play in ethical situations, how to best understand and address value conflicts, the importance of a nurse's self-regard, and key steps to sound, ethical decision-making. Viewers learn about the JCAHO mandate that health care institutions address ethical issues related to patient care. Utilizes the ethical codes of the American Nurses Association, the Canadian Nurses Association, and the International Council of Nurses.
Online
2006
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Protection [electronic resource]: Privacy, Safety, and Standards-Ethical Issues in Nursing

Exploring the third provision in the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, this program looks at confidentiality standards mandated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as the role of ethics in medical research. The video also addresses the proper methods for reporting unethical, illegal, or impaired practices. With help from illustrative scenarios and expert interviews, viewers learn about the importance of patient privacy and confidentiality and various ways that nurses can successfully advocate for their patients, including those who might participate in research. Also covered: review mechanisms and the role of an ethics committee.
Online
2006
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Respect [electronic resource]: Dignity, Autonomy, and Relationships-Ethical Issues in Nursing

Focusing on the first provision of the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, this program presents short scenarios and commentary from health care professionals to illustrate key knowledge points. Viewers are familiarized with the central concept of respect. The video explores the importance of establishing positive relationships with patients, offering practical ways that nurses can show respect and emphasize human dignity in their work. Other vital concepts include factors of diversity, a patient's right to self-determination, and end-of-life issues. The program clearly describes the nurse's role in supporting patient autonomy, informed consent, and the practice of extending respect beyond patients to one's colleagues as well.
Online
2006
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Toddlers Through Teens [electronic resource]: Age-Specific Care

With each passing month and year, a child's health care needs get more and more complex. But it is possible to address them using close observation, sensitivity, and a proactive approach. This program guides beginning health care workers through the factors involved in toddler, child, and teen medical care. In addition to overviews of how children learn boundaries, develop autonomy, and form relationships, the video encourages trainees to build a knowledge base in the following topics: motor skills, car seat use and safety, potty training, muscle development, socializing, attention span, and participation in school activities. Dealing with teen issues such as privacy, self-consciousness, peer pressure, puberty, sexuality, and substance abuse is included.
Online
2008