The four ethical principles have helped us to exercise the patient’s right and direct us to make right decision to protect patient. Ethics is not about right or wrong, conflicts about decision making will be always there. Health care professionals have to judge based on the facts and act the best interest for the patient and families. Law is important in health care setting. It helps us to provide safety and legal care and guide us the management of decision making.
An ethical dilemma is a problem deprived of an adequate resolution. The consequence of ethical decision-making rests in the fact that very different ethical issues regarding the same moral dilemmas can be made, resulting in neither a “right nor wrong” decision. Ethics involves doing “good” and causing no harm. Yet how one expresses what is ethical can differ from nurse to nurse. Educating nurses on the principles of nursing ethics give them the appropriate tools to base ethical decisions upon.
According to SNB (1999), this aims to provide a framework to help nurses with the ethical decisions that they may need to make daily. In this scenario, value statements 1, 2, 4, and 7 are closely involved. One major ethical principle involved in the scenario is autonomy. Autonomy is “the quality or state or being independent, free, and self-directing” (“Autonomy”, 2015). It is the patients’ right to make their own informed decision without any influences from others.
Relevant legal and ethical considerations, focusing on the 4 main ethical principles and how each of these apply to this case using research evidence. Focusing on the ethical theory of Beauchamp and Childress, it is considered one of the most fundamental elements for beginning a discussion in the Not for resuscitation (NFR) debate. (Fornari, 2015). The four main ethical principles, autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence and justice hold the grounding block for issues of this nature. End of life care is an imperative characteristic of acute stroke nursing, as stroke mortality rates remain high, regardless of enhancements in the health care industry.
According to Fugelli (2001) honesty forms a key component of moral integrity and is essential for societal trust in medical practitioners. Patients need to know that doctors are acting in their best interests so that they can trust the advice provided by their doctor. Trust that doctors are acting in the patient’s best interest requires not only honesty but moral integrity – as Fugelli (2001) goes on to say, “Big business confounds the doctor–patient relationship with greed, profit, and financial incentives”. Thus, patients need to know that doctors, as individuals and as a profession, act with integrity and do not act out of selfish desires. However, the concept of moral integrity is not simple, as discussed by Pellegrino (2000) “Physicians…are required to sacrifice moral integrity to the requirements of their social role”.
Patients shouldn’t be viewed as just another ailment or medical diagnosis, but instead as real living, breathing people who need our help and deserve our attention and care. Nurses should be advocates for their patient and encourage them to contribute to their own individual care plan. I also find great importance in keeping a patients confidentiality and unless there is a duty to report. As a nurse the core values should be to focus on the patients needs above your own in order to promote patient health, safety and empowerment. Nursing Organizations that Support my Personal Philosophy/ Political Positions and Stance Two nursing organizations that
4.1 Self-esteem needs - accomplishments, importance, independence, dominance, self-respect, being respected.¹ 1.5.1 Self-Actualization needs - to grasp their personal potential, self-fulfillment, seeking personal development and growth.¹ 1.2 Principles of Ethics Principle-based ethics are also reffered to as principlism, a widely recognized standard for selecting solutions to ethical situations in health care communities.²These four ethics principles are accepted as guides to correct action that should be honoured unless there is an imperative moral reason not to do so.³ 1.2.1 Beneficence – good will; actions that will cause good and are considered right and moral.³ 1.2.2 Justice – integrity; an obligation to act with
In this essay by using a provided case study I will discuss values and ethics within the healthcare profession. Values impact on how people live their lives and what they consider is right or wrong. Values are unique to a person they are crucial and become principles we follow for situations in our lives. Viktor Frankl believes we “discover meaning and values through the experience of our own and others suffering” (Frankl, 1978). The Nursing profession has a Nursing and Midwifery code to which they must adhere The NMC Code reflects the world of life and work today, and the changing roles and expectations of nurses and midwives.
Some would argue that while people always have a duty to do no harm, we don’t always have a duty to help. However, in health care, there is an implied duty to help by virtue of the physicians relationship with the patient. This duty is both legally and morally based in that it is reasonable for patients to expect a professional caregiver to act in ways that will promote their health and well-being. On the other hand, there is generally a recognised limit to the level of service and sacrifice owed to a patient by any particular health care professional(10). As with harm, the definition of good is difficult.
I chose this competence because it teaches me that I need to have a positive self-esteem and a great attitude towards my clients, colleagues and every situation in order to be able to provide holistic quality care. and teaches me the 2. The article taught me that fitness to practice includes being accountable and being responsible to cope with stress and know how to balance the duty to care for patients with an equal duty to ensure that there fitness to practice competently does not threaten the safety of patients, coworkers or oneself (p. 8) and also knowing scope skills. 3. The article brought an understanding to me that if I am not mentally or physically fit; it’s impossible for me to care for another and meet their needs and can put patients in danger.