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Professional Code of Conduct NMC
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Professional Code of Conduct NMC (2008). Healthcare is one of the major pillars of the society and without the same, it is impossible to have a progressive society. Owing to its importance, it has been accorded high attention and various medical practitioners have been trained to ensure quality service.
It is important to know that failure to comply with them may cause severe disciplinary actions like withdrawal of practice certificate. Being a nursing student I have to be acquainted with and to demonstrate the professional code of conduct as this will help boost my competency. I will narrate an event from my clinical placement at a mental health elderly assessment unit and discuss how it required me to demonstrate professional code of conduct as per Nursing and Midwifery Council (2008). The mental health elderly assessment unit is a very sensitive section since it involves old people who are also mentally unstable. Being in this unit, I did receive a patient who was elderly, seventy five years old, and he was very violent due to mental instability. Further, laboratory report indicated that this patient was suffering from hemorrhage due to severe nose bleeding and he needed urgent blood transfusion. However, the patient and the relatives who brought him to the clinic were strong believers of Jehovah witness and they strongly opposed blood transfusion since they considered it sin. This scenario led to a dilemma on whether to respect their religious beliefs and rights or to do the transfusion and save life. I needed to be guided by professional code of conduct as documented by (NMC 2008) to discharge my duties accordingly. ...
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