Video Review; Delegation and Professional Boundaries Student`s

VideoReview Delegation and Professional Boundaries



VideoReview Delegation and Professional Boundaries

Thevideo on Delegating Effectively talks about delegation as the processof transferring to a component the authority to perform a particularnursing task in the particular situation. The assisted personnel areusually the unlicensed staff members, and they are listed on registrydelegation is also a problem-solving process that can be broken down,and involves assessment, monitoring, and evaluation(Videbeck, 2011).The issues in delegation occur when leaders fail to delegateeffectively, from the presidents to the charged nurses ineffectivedelegation is a risky business. For example, one would not jeopardizethe client and oneself by performing a clinical procedure withoutnecessary skills.

Thevideo on professional boundaries in nursing addresses the following,the need for the nurse to act professionally, objectively andethically. Mary is a nurse who had some financial problem thatprompted her patient Dorothy to help her since she heard of theconversation over the phone on her borrowing a loan. Nurse have aunique feature typically in their professional that link them totheir patients. Nurses who put their needs first crosses theprofessional boundaries, hence violating laws and regulation of thepublic. Continuum serves as a frame of reference for helping nursesevaluate their interaction with patient(Masters, 2014).Boundariescan happen however it is important to avoid them throughself-evaluation and emphasis on patient’s best interest. Hence,there is the protection of patients themselves and the profession.

Theprimary commitment of a nurse is to the patient, in the situationwhere family for the community is involved, and as long as thepatient is competent then their wish is my command. I, therefore,agree with the videos that a nurse is responsible for individualnursing practice, and appropriate delegation of the task providesoptimum care. In the United States, there is freedom to say no(Masters, 2014).However, this is one dilemma that I encountered in the nursingprofessing. Anorexia is a common eating disorder, how would nursesaddress it, or if the patient is not anorexic but decides they nolonger want to live. It is difficult sometimes to say no or yes, butthe nursing profession provides the best information that help thepatient make the decision.


Masters,K. (2014). Roledevelopment in professional nursing practice.Burlington, MA: Jones &amp Bartlett Learning.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing, I. (Director). (2014). Professional Boundaries in Nursing [Motion Picture].

Videbeck, S. L. (2011). Psychiatric-mental health nursing. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams &amp Wilkins.