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You are a BSN nursing student currently enrolled in a Leadership course. As part of your current immersion experience, you are working in the operating room with the charge nurse. On the first day of this clinical experience, you observe an upset client refusing to sign a surgery consent unless he could bring a small religious object with him and keep it attached to his body. This object is an important part of his cultural beliefs, and if he is unable to keep the religious object attached to his body, he will cancel the surgery. â€Let me check and see what we can do, I will need a bit of time to collaborate with others and see if we can identify a solution,†says the charge nurse. You see the charge nurse assemble a team of nurses in the pre-op area and begin reviewing the facility’s policy and procedure manuals to see if a solution can be found to allow the object to be taken into the operating room. While the healthcare team was brainstorming a solution, someone suggested wrapping the object in non-conductive material and applying it to the client under a sterile dressing. This would work with Surgeon approval, according to policy.

Instructions
You debrief with a faculty member after the conference and discuss this powerful example of healthcare team members working together to support and respect a client’s unique cultural needs and belief system. The clinical faculty instructs you to write a clinical journal entry describing the process involved in this example of professional practice. Include the following information in your journal entry:

Explain how relational inquiry was used in this situation to promote the clinical reasoning process.
Based on the context and culture
Health and well-being enhancement
Collaboration despite differences
Do you think this action was justified, and if so, why or why not?
Include personal biases in your supporting argument for the nurse’s choice of appropriate or inappropriate response.


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