Patients may be of different sex, age, nationality, profession, social status, and health status. However, they all deserve respect, attention, and compassion. The nurse should cooperate with the patient to find the solution to the health problems. The combination of creative knowledge of the nurse together with the maintenance of the patient is the aesthetic knowing. The means of transformative acts support the issue of aesthetics in nursing.
One of the core principles of Dr. Watson’s theory is the “Cultivation of one’s own spiritual practice toward wholeness of mind/body/spirit—beyond ego.” (Watson Caring Science Institute, 2010) One concept for attaining this is to have a “Moral commitment to protect and enhance human dignity” (Watson Caring Science Institute, 2010) One way I see that a nurse can achieve this is to treat everyone with kindness and compassion and to remember that all humans are equal no matter what their station in life happens to
I am passionate about advocacy. As a nurse and officer, I must often advocate for my patients and the soldiers who serve under my leadership because I recognize keeping them at the center will improve overall outcomes, satisfaction and morale. Despite the challenges and push back I may encounter as an advocate, it is my responsibility to the patient and soldier. The competencies acquired with this specialty will mature my advocacy. Additionally, I will be
According to my preceptor last semester I demonstrates a sound understanding of self-care, self-reflection and work life balance. I also have an “understanding of the components of the nurse patient relationship, by maintaining an open and professional relationship with the patients.” I am also “demonstrated self-direction and initiative” (B. Mahy, personal communication, DATE). Rena Hania, my current preceptor indicates that my strengths include “Maturity, professionalism and desire for autonomy. Asks appropriate questions, and have a gift for connecting with my patients” (R. Hania, personal communication,
My Ethical lens inventory was to Relationship Lens. I use my reasoning skills Ethical Issue Related to Patient’s Safety 4 (rationality) to determine what processes and systems should be put into place to assure fairness and justice for all in the community (equality). Relationships lens means Fair Systems. For example, what relationships are important? what is a just system?
This framework is a useful standard against which the professional behavior of a nursing practitioner must be measured. The Nursing Staff Supervisor (NSS) can refer to this standard (or standards of ethical behaviors) when resolving ethical issues in nursing practice. In situations wherein the ethical issues are so complicated to be resolved at the hospital level, the ANA may be able to step it within a pre-defined parameter, to extend their institutional ethical expertise to help resolve the ethical issue involved (Wood, 2014). Nursing associations oftentimes have a dedicated ethics committee who are comprised of ethics experts over issues relevant to, or uniquely encountered only in, the nursing practice.
Core values that form foundation of the nursing profession are • Altruism – which is to be selfless concerned for the well-being of individuals. • Autonomy – being a self-government • Human dignity - • Integrity/honesty • And social justice The six Cs of Nursing: • Care – Understanding the patient very well, falling into the patients shoes and showing them the impacts in their lives builds up trust to the patients • Communication- effective communication must flow between the doctor, nurse, patient and patient’s family to avoid misunderstanding or developing a more critical situation and for example, risking the patient’s life.
Health care ethics is a set of moral principles, values and believes that guides health professionals in making choices about medical care and health care in general. It possesses the basis of right and wrong which guides the duties we owe to others. Below are the reasons why a graduate student should have formal education of health care ethics; • Knowledge in health care ethics and integrity will help to stimulate my moral imaginations and thoughts that will help situation understanding and judgment • To be conversant in health care ethics and integrity will help me as a public health professional in handling moral and ethical dilemma’s in day to day practice • Knowledge in health care ethics will also instill a sense of responsibility in me as a public health practitioner • To be well versed in health care ethics and integrity will boost my analytical skills and capacity that will help in recognizing and dealing with moral and ethical issues • The common good for a patient or clients is very important in health care practice and this understanding comes from health care ethics • Knowledge of health care ethics will public health professionals to understand medico-legal implications and how to address
There are multiple factors in the role of finding the best evidence, such as determining the level of evidence, selecting the most relevant databases to conduct the search, and choosing keywords from the PICOT question. The article stated that Rebecca searched for studies that could provide her with strong evidence that could be used to support her possible practice change. She searched within databases that would give her relevant information towards her topic such as CDSR and DARE. To find the relevant data she used keywords within the PICOT question, then she applied search strategies such as using “and” and selecting defining parameters.
Ethical and Legal Foundations of Professional Nursing Nursing as a profession committed to the defense of Human and Social Right to Health and Life of individuals, families and communities whose primary responsibility and action focuses on the promotion, protection, recovery and rehabilitation of mental, physical, social and spiritual people and provides support and relief of suffering in compliance with ethical and legal principles. Coordinates its activities with other related groups: professionals and technicians. Take care of yourself and those who share responsibilities in the disciplinary field. The nurse trades as autonomy, justice, fairness, competence, responsibility and honesty; all of which is evident in ethical reasoning and the
Ethical Principles Ethical Frameworks for Decision-Making in Nursing Practice and Research: An Integrative Review. Ethics is the expected standards of moral behavior of a particular group. Nurses have been viewed as the most honest and ethical professionals in the United States. Nursing ethics refers to the ethical issues that occurs in nursing practice. It is governed by the American Nurses Association(ANA), which holds nurses accountable for their ethical conduct.
Ethics is the sole base of distinguishing between right and wrong; however, right and wrong are controversial issues that usually are determinate through other words like good and bad. It is clearly evident that the context within a sentence can determine the actions done were good or bad. For example, Chaloner stated, “It was so good of you to bake me a cake”, but there is a possibility that the ingredients in the cake were bad so the context indicated good but in reality is was not a good deed. Laws are usually based on good ethics; therefore, it is sometimes easier to make decisions because certain laws require certain actions to be completed.
Ethical Principles in Regards to Abortion Is it right or wrong to have an abortion? Adinma (2011) states that abortions have always been associated with moral, ethical, and religious issues for years; this is not anything recent. There needs to be an investigation on the reason for the abortion and why is it considered an ethical issue. According to Saadatmand, Ghodrati, Zarenezhad, and Akbarzadeh (2016) abortions are done for different reasons, even if considered right or wrong. Each and every situation is different, most ethical issues are between the nurse, the patient, and the reason for or not for the abortion or not.