Why? Because we cannot help other people until we are a bit clearer about ourselves' (Burnard 1992). This quotation highlights the importance of self-awareness in therapeutic communication and how it allows nurses to perform better overall patient care. Self-awareness is one of the most imperative components in nurse-client rapport and involves the process of objective scrutiny of oneself (Rasheed, 2015, p. 211). It reflects the exploration of one's thoughts, beliefs, behaviours, approaches and values (Bibi, 2016).
Despite social workers best efforts to keep their feelings in check and to respect differences, being confronted with situations in which their values and morals conflict with those of their clients is a common scenario. For example, one may feel uncomfortable dealing with clients because of his or her sexual orientation. This issue arises because of the practitioner’s religious affiliation which results in the practitioner being unable to accept homosexuality. Another example, a pregnant client, ask her pro-life social worker for help obtaining an abortion. As the act of abortion conflicts with the social workers’ values, they may feel torn.
Firstly, I chose Values, Ethics and nursing practice because it is so important. As much as I stated above there is a lot of grey area it is so important to know your own values and to know what is important to you and to others. Values and ethics play a big role in client care because you may not agree with what a client chooses, for example assisted suicide. It’s not up to you to decide what is right for a client and you have to put your own values and beliefs aside to provide the best client care. You must be able to fully understand your own values and beliefs to be able to understand others.
Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice The social work profession and its Code of Ethics dictate that social workers must act in the best interest of the client, even when those actions challenge the practitioner’s personal, cultural and religious values. In practice; however, ethical decision-making is more complex than in theory. As helping professionals, social workers are constantly faced with ethical decision-making or ethical dilemmas. As noted by Banks (2005), an ethical dilemma occurs “when a worker is faced with a choice between two equally unwelcome alternatives that may involve a conflict of moral principles, and it is not clear what choice will be the right one” (as cited in McAuliffe & Chenoweth, 2008, p. 43). In addition, ethical
The concept surrounds the right of all adults that have the ability to make choices around their health and care, even if health care professionals believe that these choices are detrimental to their health. This acknowledgement that life experiences come with a certain amount of risk, and that support must be given to those making preferences, even if the outcomes come failure or success, as it is the client’s right to make their own choices. However, it can be challenging to support decisions that have risk associated, as it is imbedded in our safety-orientated health care ethics to disapprove or object. Consequently, it may mean that strategies and conversations are in place to deal with the outcomes, so that harm minimisation may be the best acceptable result for the client’s
The practice involves the use of clinical decision in the provision of care to enable nurses to improve, maintain or receive health to cope with health problems and to achieve the best possible quality of life .Good nursing practice requires that practical efficacy .The authority for the practice of nursing is based upon a contract that determines professional rights and responsibilities as well as mechanism for patients accountability (Danjuma & Adeleke,2015). Ethical caring is an essential in nursing practice. Nurses are confronted with difficult situations in which they are expected to autonomously make decisions in delivering good care to patients. Although a wide range of studies have examined ethical behavior of
Autonomous people are capable for decision making and problem solving. Loss of autonomy & independence is a real fear among older people. A nurse has the responsibility to encourage the older person’s autonomy in any way possible. This can be done by supervision and education of staff to listen & allow the person time to make choices and discussion with their relatives about what is occurring and in which way they can enhance the older person’s autonomy. Freedom:- The older people should have greater freedom of choice nation’s health care system.
A public health issue that I would be most interested in when it comes to developing a public health campaign is the cost and stigma that is associated with mental health. Mental health is best defined as the experiencing of any problems that is related to ones social, emotional, and psychological well-being. Throughout a person’s life different events and experiences such as trauma and genetics can alter how someone can go about living their life. Other factors that also come into play is gender, race, social economic class, and religious beliefs. The need for this campaging is to bring about awareness and to start more conversations in efforts to make people feel comfortable when it comes to seeking help.
Disadvantages Even though the advantages outweigh the disadvantages of informed consent, it is still vital to talk about the shortcomings involved. It is important for health care professionals to understand the disadvantages of informed consent just as much as the advantages so that they can prevent these drawbacks, if possible. The disadvantages I will be discussing in this section is the act of coercion and undue influence, emergency situations and special circumstances where informed consent does not apply, and therapeutic privilege. When informing patients about their care options, the health care provider may be convinced that one way is the best and may inadvertently pressure a patient to make a different decision than they originally
Introduction In today’s health care system, the quality and delivery of nursing care are influenced by the development of technological support which also contributed some patient to accomplish a better quality of life, while for others it prolonged their distress. Nurses’ main responsibility is to manage situations and to give safe and proper legal and ethical care by using their ethical knowledge. Perrault, 2008 defines ethics as a branch of philosophy dealing with what is morally right or wrong. It also helps to maintains standard of care provided. Nurses come across several ethical problems in the line of nursing practice.