Essay On Importance Of Nursing Practice

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Title: Integrating the core professional values of nursing/midwifery is important for the delivery of safe, high quality care. Discuss this statement using relevant literature/studies
Introduction:
This is an essay which will discuss the core values of nursing and also professionalism in nursing practice. This essay will outline a definition of values and focus on the core values from an Irish but also, an international perspective.
This essay will discuss how these values are important in the career of nursing and also in relation to the particular discipline, Psychiatric nursing. Professionalism will be defined and professional nursing practice will be explained. The importance of professional nursing practice will also be outlined. This
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Nurses who are professional show and embrace accountability for their actions (Nursing and Midwifery Council UK,
2017).
Professional nursing practice is important as it aids to maintain high standards in the clinical area (Hutchinson, D. 2017). If professionalism was not shown in nursing practice, it would lead to many issues. Professionalism can be shown by nurses giving patients autonomy which is a major characteristic of professionalism (R.G. Boss). Professionals will follow a code of conduct and ethics in relation to their career, nurses in Ireland follow the Code of Professional
Conduct and Ethics set out by the the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
(NMBI, 2014). The sole purpose of this code is to guide nurses in their daily practice and to assist them in understanding their responsibilities in relation to caring for patients in a safe, effective and also an ethical way.
There are five principles set out by the code which are important for the delivery of safe and high-quality care to patients. Principle One is respect for the dignity of the person, this principle outlines that nurses should always respect and maintain the dignity of every stage of human life. Principle Two is
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