Ethics and performance Ethical dimension of nursing care is an important element of practice in nursing . Being a nurse is an ethical attempt and every decision that a nurse makes has an ethical dimension. Nurses are faced with different ,difficult and complicated situations where they are expected to provide good care. Good care should be led to enhance the health integrity in physical, emotional, moral and spiritual dimensions. But, there is ongoing concern about the ethical practice of nurses.
Firstly, I chose Values, Ethics and nursing practice because it is so important. As much as I stated above there is a lot of grey area it is so important to know your own values and to know what is important to you and to others. Values and ethics play a big role in client care because you may not agree with what a client chooses, for example assisted suicide. It’s not up to you to decide what is right for a client and you have to put your own values and beliefs aside to provide the best client care. You must be able to fully understand your own values and beliefs to be able to understand others.
If an administrator supports Kantian deontology, he or she could use the categorical imperative to state that respecting and allowing one to pursue spiritual growth is a moral and ethical duty (Morrison & Furlong, 2014). Healthcare leaders and administrators have an ethical duty to provide environments in which both workers and patients can examine their spiritual desires and needs. The practical
And these decisions must be respected by everyone, even if those decisions aren’t in the best interest of the patient. • Beneficence: All healthcare providers must strive to improve their patient’s health, to do the most good for the patient in every situation. But what is good for one patient may not be good for another, so each situation should be considered individually. And other values that might conflict with charity may need to be
Dignity is a complex concept but is a central nursing value. Nursing care should be delivered in a way that respects the uniqueness and dignity of each patient regardless of their culture or religion. Dignity can be defined as “Patient dignity is feeling valued and comfortable psychologically with one’s physical presentation and behaviour, level of control over the situation, and the behaviour of other people in the environment” (Baillie , 2007). A patient’s experience in a hospital environment can depend on whether their dignity is promoted or threatened. Dignity can be violated, that is why it demands respect but also at the same time protection.
I believe it is also the nurses responsibility to help this patient work on this area of wellness. In order to avoid any thinking errors, a couple things may have to occur. In order to avoid any bias or close mindedness that may occur there needs to be a thinking of
If the first assessment did find religion relevant, the second assessment would be vital to gain knowledge about the clients’ spiritual beliefs and experiences and how they related to the client’s problems and eventually solutions. Hodge concluded that, as religion and spirituality are critical features of many peoples’ lives, it is essential to assess clients in order to fully understand them and treat them in the most effective and individualizes way possible (Hodge,
Self-care has been an oncoming emphasis in the recent years. Through emphasizing self-care as a prerequisite to minister towards others, agencies have noted the limitations and needs that is associated with serving others in cultural contexts. In taking part in self-care, the missionaries invest in the longevity of their ministry in other cultures. One missionary stated it as “if we maintain, as best we can, a level of health-whatever kind, especially emotionally and spiritually-we’ll last longer.” As time goes on, more and more missionaries agree with this concept. Applying a self-care mindset involves ones personal physical health, boundaries of time and energy, and attending to emotional needs.
Introduction Effective communication is a core clinical skill required for each and every doctor and patient. The word “communication” is defined as to “share, join, unite, or make understanding common” (Brindley & Reynolds, 2011). Being a good communicator is vital both for a healthcare provider and a patient, since the reason why patients often complain is the lack of effective communication (McCorry & Mason, 2011). Moreover, being able to communicate clearly does not actually mean to have a rich vocabulary or to use scientific terms and technical language, but effective communication skills are necessary for health care professionals to help their patients to be more adherent to medical recommendations and prescriptions (McCorry & Mason,
For the process of healing to be amiably achieved there should be a cooperation of the patient and the nurse this elevates the confidentiality of the patient and make it easier of the functionality of the nurse. However, there are cases where the autonomy of the patient has to be contested to achieve the process of healing; this raises issues
Thank you very much for your post. I also agree with you that both ANA and AMA has same goal of providing qualitative, affordable, and best care to the public and promote their health and well-being. As you mentioned that AMA has a strong opinion of providing care by a physician –led team, however I believe that both physician and nurse practitioners and even physician assistant can work collaboratively as a team to accomplish the common goal. The AMA should not really be threatened by the advanced practice nurses because we are not here to replace or take away their position. I feel that the AMA is still worried about losing their authoritative position.
In conclusion, not only is compassion, faith, and hope in medicine an important factor when providing care to patients, but it is also important element to life in general. As nurses and health care providers it is our responsibility to provide care with respect and dignity to our patients, as well as to their family. As nurses, we do not always have the time in our assignments that we are given, but it an important factor that we spend quality time with our patients to just listen, as well as provide them with loving
Patient education is also one of the most important aspects for patient to understand the important of their health. One ways to do that is by the “teaching back” or “show me” method. Having patient repeat to their care doctor or nurse until they do it correctly. This way it justified by the prospect of much better understanding and adherence (Juckett, 2013). It is also important to truly understand the culture when caring for the population.
Final Project: Spiritual Wellbeing Spiritual wellbeing is an integral part of mental, emotional and physical health. It is considered to be a primary coping resource on the journey of recovering and healing. Spiritual wellbeing can also be associated with religion but does not have to be. It is considered to be a journey to find importance in life and the role you will play among them with the overarching purpose to find meaning to life. People follow spiritual paths and join religious or spiritual organizations for a variety of reasons, including: faith, prayer, social support, community service, cultural traditions, friendship, and commitment to community.