Legal nursing practice: Practising nursing in accordance with the law governing nursing practice. It includes constitutional, statutory, criminal and civil laws. for example the Nursing practice Act. Ethical nursing Practice: This requires the nurse to act as a moral agent, it is the ethical obligation of the nurse to serve without self-interest , promoting nursing ethical standards in the best interest of the
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.
The four principles of ethics provides an accessible and culturally neutral approach to thinking about ethical issues in healthcare(1). This approach is based on the four prima facie moral commitments of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice(1, 2). It offers a moral, analytical framework for healthcare professionals to aid decisions, when moral issues arise(2). This approach was developed by Beauchamp and Childress in the 1980s to provide a common, moral language for clinicians(1). The term prima facie indicates that a principle is binding unless it conflicts with another moral principle(2, 3).
Ethics is the moral principles that govern a person’s behaviour or the conducting of an activity (Oxford Dictionary, 2015). Nurses face ethical dilemmas on a daily basis irrespective of where they practice. No matter where nurses work in their diverse roles, they are faced with ethical choices that can affect them and their patients (Fant, 2012). There is no “right” solution to an ethical issue. An ethical dilemma is a problem deprived of an adequate resolution.
In Conclusion, based on literature within the above analysis it is evident that gaining consent from a patient before any procedure, investigation or care task is a legal, ethical requirement. Similarly, it is essential to understand the reasons of why communication is significant in nursing. Also, there are many formats of communication to use with patients, and it is vital to determine which form is correct. Dignity and respect also play a fundamental part of nursing, and the absence of this permits patients to feel devalued and
Patricia Tanglao In this paper I will present the Moral ethics of being human in relation to my practice as a Nursing student. As a student Nurse this is significant to me because it encompasses my belief of “responsibility” towards the others, specifically to the patients that nurses deal with every duty. This idea may contribute to the Nursing profession as it contains the explanation of why, despite not being related with them, makes Nurses feel attached to patients, as if they are under the hands of the latter. To the society, it may serve as the written explanation of behind the act of being moral, the 'moral ought ' as the origin of Ethics and how it is perceived to be part of our innate nature rather than being born out of reason
Legal issues reflect by feeding the nurse leader with the most valid information about in-service training (Gopee& Galloway, 2017). This will help in equipping nursing personnel with the desired knowledge hence minimizing litigation in the entire profession. Moreover, legal issues within the nursing unit help collaborative leaders in sharing information about the best nursing opportunities thereby establishing and effecting innovative approaches to conflict resolution. Legal issues in nursing help in idea generation. As such, each has a constitutional right to freedom of speech.
Most of the reviewed articles had focused on common nursing ethical values. In some, several values and in some other, only one value had been introduced and defined. Konishi (2009) had only studied the value of harmony in nursing and had suggested that as one of the most fundamental values in Japan. Verpeet (2003) had defined values as nurses’ responsibility to their patients, profession, other health team members, and society. Naden (2004) in his study to define components of human dignity indicated braveness, responsibility, respect, commitment, and ethical desires.
She reflected ethical duties of confidentiality, communication, and the importance of meeting patients ' needs. As nurses, we are bound to uphold the foundational moral virtues, duties, and principles central to the nursing profession. However, it has become difficult for nurses around the world to practice with integrity. The healthcare environment is demanding for nurses at a time when there is a critical shortage of staff to meet the multifaceted needs of patients. During the clinical experience at the hospital, I’ve overheard many nurses stating they don’t like being called in on their day off or when