Ethical Issues In Nursing

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INTRODUCTION

Nurses a one of the health service providers and members in health systems that are responsible for giving care to the clients and patients based on ethical issues.

They need ethical knowledge to conduct their appropriate function to manage situations and to give safe and proper legal and ethical care in today’s changing world.

With regard to practical care, they always try to answer the question of “what can I do? Whereas they should try to answer what is essential to be done for the patients in the context of ethical principles.

Ethics seek the best way of taking care of the patients as well as the best nursing function.

Nurses are responsible for their clinical function, and their main responsibility is to take care of
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Pang (2009) stated nursing professional values in seven themes of altruism; care, respecting the dignity, trust, accountability, independency, and justice. Mahmoodi (2008) indicated responsibility, having mental and emotional communication, value, and ethics criteria such as honesty in work, mutual respect, religious margins and confidentiality, justice and fairness. Shaw (2008) and Fahrenwald (2005) in our studies, in a different way, investigated application of five nursing professional values in nursing eduation, including altruism, independency, and respect to dignity, nursing interventions’ integrity, and social justice. Horton (2007) stated that personal and organizational values, have effects on nursing and introduced values such as responsibility, honesty, patients’ participation, integrity and humanity protection, patients’ independency, deep humanistic relationship, dignity, hope passion, teamwork, differentiation, versatility, altruism, nurturing, integrity and support, reciprocal trust, sound knowledge, clinical competence, communications, unity, homogeneity, coordination, self-sacrifice and devotion, self-protection, privacy preservation, creativity, aesthetics, management, economizing, braveness, commitment, ethical attitude, personal orientation, judgment, freedom, individualism,
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