Definition of a profession includes the use of clinical reasoning, using a body of knowledge for assessment and to justify decisions, being responsible and accountable as well as having to abide by a code of ethics (Royal College of Nursing, 2003). These are characteristics which the nursing profession incorporates into its practice. In addition, Siriwardena & Gillam (2014) added that professionalism defines one’s promise to excellent practice, giving respect to others, take responsibility for one’s own actions and display moral and ethical attitudes.
Background and Significance of the Study Moral integrity is the key ingredients and navigator in professional nurses that lead to ultimate goal of nursing care. It has been recognized as a fundamental part of professional nurses’ practice (Ulrich et al, 2010; Pavlish et al, 2012). Professional nurses play the largest role to support the need for individualized treatment of the patient. The goals of the profession of nursing are related to ethical and involve protecting patients from harm while providing care that is the most benefit for the patient (Bosek, 2009; Kopala&Burkhart, 2005; Helft, 2011; Susan, 2013,). Nowadays, professional nurses have encountered to face and manage with moral problem that occur from complexity of patient health problems, advances in technology, inappropriate of health care system, policies and priorities that conflict with care needs, inadequate staffing and increased turnover, or lack of administrative support (Brazil et al.
In the following paragraphs, the grand theory of Jean Watson will be explored for its usefulness in practice. We will explore how the theory is congruent with current nursing standards and nursing interventions. Next, we will study if her theory has been tested empirically, if it is supported by research and if it is accurate. We will explore if there is evidence that her theory has been used by nursing educators, researchers, and nursing administrators. Then we will study how her theory is relevant socially and cross-culturally.
It also provided the use of critical thinking and clinical judgment on how to prevent falls, support, and be accountable for a client professionally. The practical knowledge I have learned helped me become aware of assessing and assisting a client. As a nurse, our job is to provide “safe, compassionate, competent and ethical care” (p.8) and collaborate as an interprofessional team to deliver safe care and prevent risks from happening while offering quality nursing care (CNA, 2017). I will always provide the professional care under the code of ethics to promote health and wellness for an older adult and prevent risks from happening. As well as following the plan of care, use communication strategies, be aware, acknowledge, and accommodate individuals with different diseases such as with dementia, to promote fall prevention strategies (RNAO, 2017).
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
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. It is structured around four themes “prioritise people, practice effectively, preserve safety and promote professionalism
3. Nurses and the profession: The nurse takes the main role in determining and implementing acceptable standards of clinical nursing practice, management and education. The nurse is active in developing and maintaining a core of professional ethics. The nurse acting through the professional organization, participates in creating a positive practice climate and maintaining safe, equitable social and economic working conditions in nursing. The nurse practices to sustain and protect the natural environment and is aware of its cost on health.
ABSRACT Clinical practice guideline having much importance to improve the patient care outcomes and safety from complications. Nurses role as health care provider, depend on multi-disciplinary knowledge and experience to use of clinical practice guidelines to promote their nursing practices. Nursing staff adherence to clinical practices guidelines is help in improving patient safety in hospital. The purpose of this study is exploring the factors that promotes and inhibit adherence to clinical practices. This research based on systematic literature review and quantitative evaluation of research results.
Nursing, perhaps more than any other health care profession, claims caring as fundamental to its practice. Professional vigilance is the essence of caring in nursing. This article uses historical and theoretical bases to define professional vigilance and discuss its components. Two types of nursing diagnoses, central and surveillance, are proposed. Central diagnoses indicate the need for the nurse to plan and implement interventions for the achievement of outcomes.
Code of ethics is a primary goal in the nurses’ life that provides the value of the profession which points to the acceptance of the responsibilities and trust which nurses have developed with their patients and the society (Burkhardt, Nathaniel, & Walton, 2014, p. 195). “The code guides ethical relationships, responsibilities, behaviors, and decision-making, and used in conjunction with the professional standards, law and regulations that guide practice” (CNA, 2008, p. 2). Maintaining privacy and confidentiality is the primary ethical issue presented in the case scenario. As a nurse, it is essential to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of the patient by following ethical values, as the patient has the right to keep the situation confidential (CNO, 2009, p.7). Confidentiality is “keeping personal information private related to the physical, psychological, social health of clients, and any information collected during providing nursing services” (CNO, 2009, p.7).