The ethical guidelines and principles that guide nurses in the protection of the elderly abuse are as follows: • Be understanding kind and caring to all patients that are in your care • Protect patients privacy and dignity while in your care • Always listen to what the patient is telling you and ty your best to help them and make them feel safe, secure and cared for. • Keep a kit book of all the patient’s belongings and keep all the patients valuables in a safe which they may collect once they are ready to go home. • Make sure the patient understands the procedures and medicine being taken • Also ask the patient for consent before performing any procedure or administering any medication. • Speak to the patient in a manner and language in
According to the Nursing Code of Ethics and advocacy guidelines from the Edelman & Mandle text, the ethical and advocacy responsibilities nurses have when promoting health across the lifespan is very broad. Nurses’ responsibilities are depending on the patient’s needs or care. According to Elderman, Kudzma, & Mandle (2014) “Codes of ethics offer guidelines on not only about responsibilities for ensuring good care but also about responsibilities for recognizing and addressing barriers to service” (p. 110). The textbook by Edelman et al, outlines those essential responsibilities of nurses in ethical and advocacy that facilitate health promotion across life span. However, nurses have adopted a narrow approach to health promotion that focuses more
Description of an Ethical Dilemma According to Masters (2015), “An ethical dilemma is a situation in which an individual is compelled to make a choice between two actions that will affect the well-being of a sentient being, and both actions can be reasonably justified as being good, neither actions is readily justifiable as good, or the goodness of the actions is uncertain” (p. 129). In practice, nurses are continually faced with varying ethical issues and dilemmas. When making day-to-day decision nurses must rely on their critical thinking skills to aid in their decision-making (Masters, 2015). Ethical decisions originate from well thought out findings constructed from the following variables: personal and professional values, competencies,
Ethical principles implement a foundation for nursing care. They are defined as a base for nurse’s judgment on a consideration of consequences and on worldwide moral principles when composing clinical conclusion. The purpose of this discussion is to discuss the ethical dilemma that nurse faces in the case study about Lora, a young girl who is physically abused by her father and had been sexually abused by her stepfather. According to Nathaniel and Burkhardt ethical principles include autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, veracity, confidentiality, justice, and fidelity (pg. 77). In the case study: Making the Best Choice (Nathaniel and Burkhardt, 2014), I believe that all ethical principles were involved.
• Value and Ethics Ethical Drift Ethical drift is when an individual, groups or organization start acting against of ethical behavior. (Kleinman, 2006). Ethical drift may occur gradually and without premeditated consciousness. It may occur unconsciously without people realizing that they have changed their formal ethical standards, (Kleinman, 2006). I have observed ethical drift occurring in the insurance sector where a chronic patient paid some amount of money to an insurance broker's account to get life insurance for the same premium as healthy persons.
Professionalism or the lack there of, does not only affect the patients or family members that a nurse may interact with, but also their fellow employees. There are a number of factors that contribute to professional behavior in a workplace environment some of which include, accountability, respect, and trust. A professional in any working environment has to show that they are accountable. “Accountability is accepting responsibility for one’s actions” (Saunders, 2015, p. 61).
Nursing is a multidimensional profession, and nurses themselves are continuously faced with confronting a variety of ethical dilemmas within their practice each and every day. These dilemmas can arise from situations involving colleges, governing parties, clients or the family of clients. It can be difficult to differentiate morality from ethics, as they both go hand in hand. Morals involve the principles of what an individual believes is right or wrong, and depicts how they factor what is good or bad (Burkhardt, Nathaniel & Walton, 2014). On the other hand, ethics is a moral principle where an individual uses thought processing and decision making to gauge a situation (Burkhardt, Nathaniel & Walton, 2014).).
Objection 1: In the instance of a school shooting, how does a nurse display empathy for someone who did something so horrible? If the shooter is being admitted to the hospital of the nurse’s employment, the shooting was likely in close proximity. If one of the victims was known by the nursing staff, they may be reluctant to provide care.
Professionalism in the Workplace No matter which career field, whether it 's in the food industry, healthcare, or behind the desk, all which involved customer services. With the proper greeting and well-dress show the first impression how this person shows the best interest in the workplace. The top rating profession for the most trusted service for 16th consecutive years is Nurses, a survey from Gallop, an American research-base on customer and employment engagement well-being.
Ethical situations, also known as moral situation occurs when a decision is made regarding what one believes to be right course of action. In relation to this particular topic my recent experience as follows: I have been working at Delray Medical Center for over twelve years as a nursing assistant. Where protocol and ethics have been observed. However I recently experience an unethical occurrence. I was taking care of a patient that was involved in a motor vehicle accident that left him with a tracheotomy.
Bridgett Beuckens How sad it is that nursing leaders allow, much less participate in such acts. The stress and responsibilities this author was subjected to are not fair nor safe. The ANA Code of Ethics addresses occurrences as in this scenario. Provision 4.1 states nurses are responsible and accountable for the nursing care