The essay "Professional Code of Conduct NMC" overviews the event from the clinical placement at a mental health elderly assessment unit and discusses how it is required a person to demonstrate professional code of conduct as per Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). These practices all have set guidelines and procedures by relevant bodies that require adherence to ensure professionalism. These guidelines and procedures are called professional code of conduct. Failure to comply with them may cause severe disciplinary actions like withdrawal of practice certificate.
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. Laboratory report indicated that this patient was suffering from hemorrhage due to severe nose bleeding and he needed an urgent blood transfusion. The patient and the relatives who brought him to the clinic were strong believers of Jehovah witness and they strongly opposed blood transfusion. This scenario led to a dilemma on whether to respect their religious beliefs and rights or to do the transfusion and save a life. I needed to be guided by a professional code of conduct as documented by NMC to discharge my duties accordingly. In this situation, the first instance that required the demonstration of a professional code of conduct was the fact that, the patient was violent. ...Show more