Lack of Scripted and Standardized Procedures
The present scenario is indicating that there was a lack of monitoring of such serious patients in the palliative care department and that is the reason that the nurses and administration of the department remained unable to have any idea about the incident that took place in the ward. There was no proper attention paid to need for proper monitoring of patients at the terminal stages of their diseases and that is the factor that contributed to make this incident happen.
Discourse of Bureaucracy and Compliance
It was the duty of bureaucracy and compliance to ensure that there must be anyone responsible to monitor that such a sensitive patient cannot get the limits of the ward crossed. Someone should have been appointed t take of the factor that no patient remains able to get out of the ward in order to ensure their safety. Any sort of mental distress may contribute to deteriorate the physical condition of the patient and can become a reason behind serious outcomes like death of the patient. Mental comfort is necessary in such circumstances to be ensured because such patients at terminal stages of their diseases requires complete level of comfort so that they can easily pass the duration. At the same time it is not the duty of family or personal attendants of the patient to take care of her/him rather it is the duty of hospital staff to take care of patients. In this particular case the partner of the patient fell asleep and there was no other authority in the hospital to take care of the patient meanwhile. So, the role played by compliance department was unsatisfactory as no arrangements to ensure the safety of critical patients were made by the department.