Using Findings from the Human Rights Authority: Ethical Implications for Psychiatric Nursing Practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202109
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using Findings from the Human Rights Authority: Ethical Implications for Psychiatric Nursing Practice
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Using Findings from the Human Rights Authority: Ethical Implications for Psychiatric Nursing Practice Psychiatric nurses have a vital role in promoting, advocating, and striving to protect the health, safety, and rights of their patients.  During psychiatric hospitalization, the human rights of patients are protected by the state’s mental health code.  In Illinois, the Human Rights Authority (HRA) Guardianship and Advocacy Commission exists to conduct investigations of complaints of violations of the rights of persons with disabilities and mental illness. The purpose of this study is to describe and compare, in an exploratory manner, the characteristics found in the HRA investigatory reports and to determine significant implications for psychiatric nursing practice.  A cross sectional analysis of 135 HRA investigatory reports was completed.  Each of the 135 HRA reports were retrieved and reviewed.  Relevant information from each report was extracted, coded for analysis, and entered into a coding protocol.  SPSS was utilized for statistical analysis.  Significant findings related to the investigatory reports of the HRA will be shared in this presentation including the most frequent rights violation allegations and substantiations.  The dissemination of these important findings hold significant ethical implications for psychiatric nursing practice.
Keywords:
human rights authority; ethical implications; patient rights
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUsing Findings from the Human Rights Authority: Ethical Implications for Psychiatric Nursing Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202109-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Using Findings from the Human Rights Authority: Ethical Implications for Psychiatric Nursing Practice Psychiatric nurses have a vital role in promoting, advocating, and striving to protect the health, safety, and rights of their patients.  During psychiatric hospitalization, the human rights of patients are protected by the state’s mental health code.  In Illinois, the Human Rights Authority (HRA) Guardianship and Advocacy Commission exists to conduct investigations of complaints of violations of the rights of persons with disabilities and mental illness. The purpose of this study is to describe and compare, in an exploratory manner, the characteristics found in the HRA investigatory reports and to determine significant implications for psychiatric nursing practice.  A cross sectional analysis of 135 HRA investigatory reports was completed.  Each of the 135 HRA reports were retrieved and reviewed.  Relevant information from each report was extracted, coded for analysis, and entered into a coding protocol.  SPSS was utilized for statistical analysis.  Significant findings related to the investigatory reports of the HRA will be shared in this presentation including the most frequent rights violation allegations and substantiations.  The dissemination of these important findings hold significant ethical implications for psychiatric nursing practice.en_GB
dc.subjecthuman rights authorityen_GB
dc.subjectethical implicationsen_GB
dc.subjectpatient rightsen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:10:30Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:10:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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