It is therefore of essence that informed consent is observed by nurses to seek patient’s permission and approval before beginning treatment procedure. This is asserted by Sharp (1998) to be a very vital in nursing ethics. It is needed with regards to patients treatment. It is only fair that patients become aware of their health conditions and agree fully to whatever treatment procedure available before treatment (Schopp
Regardless of the context or the duration this relationship, the nurse has the obligation to respect the client 's dignity, promote their autonomy, and respect their privacy. One of the most important attributes of nurse-client relationship is trust, which is necessary to maintain the collaborative nature of the relationship. To develop trust, nurses must "be reliable, knowledgeable, with sufficient experience, and with a genuine desire to help patients" (Ozaras & Abaan, 2016). As a nurse, I need valuable information from patients to provide optimal care, and if there is no trust between both parties, patients will restraint from
Due to overload, nurses and practitioner experience reoccurring errors, which place patients and healthcare workers’ life, at risk. As a result, the healthcare system and practitioners become aware of the need to review patient care. Some countries have seen the need for a change but focus on external factors rather than caring. However, Watson implies, that the state of been different is to focus on competent, compassionate, knowledgeable, and caring nurses and health practitioners. (Watson.p.471).
2. Ethics are how we ought to act. Nurses are instilled to behave accordingly and professionally, they are expected to treat people with kindness and respect. A nurse must take oaths saying that they will act in accordance to their guidelines and respect their self in public settings. Patients do not want a nurse that comes into their room screaming and cussing at their loved ones or the patient.
It has many types which will use based on the patient condition or behavior. The decision regarding the use of restrains is not an easy; it’s really a legal and ethical dilemma especially for nurses. Some theories was supported the use of restrains and some are not, but the important things here that the nurses must have updated knowledge of excellent ethical decision making. Also, to focus on two main ethical principles which are beneficence and nonmaleficence. In mu opinion, the use of restrains must be prevented due to the present of too many alternatives which can make the patient
Beneficence is the core principle that refers to the act of ‘doing good’ and advocating for the patient. All nurses should take positive actions to help their patients and to have the desire to do good. On the other hand, nonmaleficence is the core of the nursing ethics and it revolves around the idea that nurses have to remain competent in their field as to avoid causing injury or harm to patients. Nonmaleficence also requires all health care professionals to report any suspected abuse. The last ethical principle is justice.
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.
Legal principles Nurses like other healthcare professionals need to practice according to a complex web of federal and state statutes – while making decisions in an ethically responsible manner. Nurses tend to consider the ethical implications of their decisions to ensure their actions are in the interest of their patients and do not cause harm. At first glance, it may seem that making these decisions should be straightforward, but many situations are not clear-cut, and there are times when what seems legal is not ethical and vice versa. The nursing, legal principles fall on the licensure, federal and state laws, the practice scope and the expectation of professionalism. Their license and nursing standard offers a framework that stipulates
When one considers the traits needed to be a good nurse, and what a core value of nursing would be, a multitude of characteristics are brought forth. Common ideas brought forth are empathy, integrity, respect and communication. However, an often overlooked but nonetheless quintessential attribute of the nursing practice is accountability. In nursing, where the lives of patient’s and their loved ones, and the reputation of one’s own nursing practice are in one’s hands, it is essential to take responsibility for what you do or do not say or do. Being accountable for one’s actions or words can often mean either recovery or deterioration, health or illness, life or death.
PART A: DIGNIFIED CARE IN NURSING: Dignity; “the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect.” (Oxforddictionaries.com, 2016). Nurses must respect patient dignity because they have a duty of care to each client. Without respecting this, a patient may feel they have not received the correct standard of care, which may prolong their recovery time. Dignified care in nursing practice means delivering a service to patients or clients in a way that respects their rights as human beings. Nurses have a responsibility to encourage patients to be as independent as possible.