Ethics In Patient Care

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The first and foremost action or the service that nurse should provide is simply a genuine patient care. According to the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, “the nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community” (ANA 2015). Thus, a nurse should be patient-focused at all times instead of task-oriented although there should be a balance between two. In their service, nurses should know that their service is not just limited to physical care, but they can also provide emotional and psychological support too. Furthermore, it is important for nurse to have a serving hearts for every patient regardless of their race, skin color, gender and religion. In fact, Christian nurses should make a difference…show more content…
Since all men are equal and valuable to God, nurses should treat each one of them with same quality of care. Also, nurses need to keep in mind that their patients are human beings who need attention and love. Especially when caring for coma or paralyzed patient, nurses must know that they can hear and feel everything even if they can’t respond to you. Thus, nurses should do their best to preserve patient’s integrity and maintain dignity during their care. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO 2018). Basically, there must be a balance between man’s physical and mental wellness, but also man need to be in socially contented state in order to consider one as a healthy individual. Then, what about the environment? Environment can be referred as the world, or any surroundings that affects individual’s life. According to the article, “My Nursing Philosophy as Viewed Through Nursing’s Metaparadigm”, Wu states that environment is not just limited to certain place, but also exists in one’s background and people (Wu 2008, 6). Man, health, and environment are closely related to one another since individual’s health is affected by one’s social well-being and the environment plays important role in influencing one’s…show more content…
Professional nursing is different from any other vocation that repeats same task every day. Not to mention that nursing deals with human life, it requires critical thinking, decision making, and implementing changes as needed. Therefore, extensive knowledge about patient’s condition is essential for nurses. According to the article “The Value of Master’s Degrees for Registered Nurses”, nurses who have higher level of education perform better task and present better knowledge when taking care of patients (Clark et al. 2015, 328). Although not every nurse should achieve a Master’s degree in order to take care of patients, in fact, experiences are as important as the education, at least baccalaureate level of education should be preferred in order to bring better quality in their
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