Practice in the Workplace

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The assessment is centred on the case study which involves aspects of medical negligence and violation of duty of care towards a patient.

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Practice in the Workplace[Type the document subtitle]user[Pick the date]The assessment is centred on the case study which involves aspects of medical negligence and violation of duty of care towards a patient. The case study involves a patient in the emergency department who was being administered Morphine via intravenous infusion post his operative procedure. Owing to his pain medication, the patient had been vomiting intermittently throughout the previous shift and it was now evening. On witnessing this scenario, Pamela (a newly graduated registered nurse) requested a senior nurse, Jane also working in the healthcare setting to review the patients analgesia. Listening to this, Jane asked Pamela to cease Morphine and administer Metaclopramide instead. Pamela pointed out that there was no written order to do the same and refused to administer this medication without prior written order. Jane then proceeded on to administer the medication herself and her actions resulted in severe medical consequences for the patient. In context of this case study, the assessment first seeks to discuss legal aspects such as duty of care towards the patient and negligence. Ethical considerations in accordance with ANMC codes of practice and responsibilities of the nurse-client and nurse-nurse relationship have also been highlighted in the case study discussion. A duty of care has been imposed on all nursing professionals and healthcare providers in Australia by law in all circ

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