In Jean Watson?s theory, ?caring requires the nurse to have a deep connection to the spirit within the self and to the spirit within the patient? (Lachman, 2012, p. 112), but, on a practical basis, cultivating such a close relationship with a patient may prove to be challenging. The emphasis on a transpersonal caring experience that transcends the self may be difficult to insert in a practical fashion into a busy nurse?s daily tasks when nurses are understaffed and have little time. However, many nurses resist the notion that care should be the primary ethical defining value of nursing, given that this female-dominated profession has often been denigrated as merely giving care, versus using evidence-based medicine (Woods, 2011). But defenders of an ethic of care in leadership stress the need for caring versus curing as an antidote to medicine which is purely ends-focused.
Every nursing, in order to consider the profession must have an understanding of at least three of the five professional values, in my opinion. These values consist of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice (Taylor 96). Beginning with the professional value of Altruism, the believe in or practice and self concern for the well-being of others (96). I believe that in order to be the best nurse you can be for your patients, you must understand the concept of altruism. As a nurse, your profession is to take care of people, if you do not know the professional value of altruism than you cannot possibly understand how important it is to care about the wellbeing of your patient.
The nurses should conversant with the patient’s bill of rights and apply them in practice to protect themselves and patients too. 7. Understanding Ethical Dilemma: The topic is taken from module 7.1 of BMN03 of the Ethical Issues in Nursing Practice. The topic deals with the ethical dilemmas that nurses encounter daily in the practice of their profession, origin of ethical issues, types of ethical dilemma, common ethical dilemmas faced by nurses every day, decision-making model in ethical issues, and lastly scenarios of ethical issues with examples. 7.1 Personal context: Dilemma occurs when one is faced with a situation where one is to choose between unsatisfactory equal alternatives.
Patients are aware of their rights; it’s unethical to distort it. Need arises to frame clear philosophy to safe guard their right. Therefore, nurses should endeavour to maintain and respect the patient rights to promote professionalism of action. b. Needs arises of framing nursing philosophy to direct all individuals effort in appropriate direction.
Now nurses have many roles, such as care takers, decision makers, advocates and teachers and they often assume several roles at the same time. Because of the diversity of nursing role nurses need a philosophy of nursing to guide their practice. The practice of nursing is the care of patients through a professional interpersonal relationship. Nurses apply behavioural scientific principles, biologic scientific principles, and principles of humanism in a
The nurse should participate in the care of baby k .As a nurse, we needs to give a dignified care for the baby and family members. In the nursing code of ethics, Fowler (2015) describe provision 1 as “The nurse in all professional relationship, practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social and economic status, personal attributes, and the nature of health problems.”(P.1)This nurse code of ethics obliged us to give good care with dignity regardless of age or health condition. In the same manner nurse should participate in full in care of baby
Ethics Assignment Introduction Confidentiality is an ethical value that remains deeply rooted in the nursing profession and has always been the cornerstone of the nurse-patient relationship. Since the days as nursing students, we were constantly reminded of the significance in maintaining patient’s confidentiality. The Oxford dictionary defines confidentiality as intended to be kept secret while the Cambridge dictionary defines it as the state of being secret. The Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct states that confidentiality means to protect the privacy of clients’ personal information (SNB, 2014). According to Lockwood (2005), confidentiality could be viewed as information that a doctor learns about a
3.1 Personal concept In order to achieve great outcome of individualized or holistic care of patients, effective communication between the nurses and patients is required. Communication is a vital tool in nursing care. The purpose of nurse-patient communication is to create a nurse-patient therapeutic relationship,
The philosophy of nursing includes values that are a part of everyday life. This includes life outside of nursing. Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline. ("Vocabulary Dictionary," 2018) According to the state of Illinois, “nurses are an integral part of the team of health care professionals responsible for the treatment, safety, and recovery of moderately, acutely, chronically ill or injured people, health maintenance of the healthy, and treatment of life-threatening emergencies in a wide range of health care settings. Nurses may also be involved in medical and nursing research and education, and perform a wide range of non-clinical functions
In her article she reminds students and nurses to carefully consider patients privacy and she challenged nurses to answer the question what is confidentiality before pursuing nursing as a career. Patient needs to trust health care provider and nurses have long been listed as one of the most trusted among all professions. To maintain that trust nurses must understand confidentiality issues. USEFULNESS: Confidentiality is very important in any research as the assurance have practical benefit to research. With an explicit level of confidentiality the respondent is most likely to participate in a study, they can also give honest and valid responses to questions.