Nurses not only need to be disciplined, but also they need to have integrity. Integrity: Nurses should be honest and trustworthy in their actions. If nurses make mistakes, they have to admit it. In addition, Nurses have an ethical responsibility to keep their patients ' medical record confidentiality. Nurses shouldn 't release this confidential data to other persons.
Regardless of the context or the duration this relationship, the nurse has the obligation to respect the client 's dignity, promote their autonomy, and respect their privacy. One of the most important attributes of nurse-client relationship is trust, which is necessary to maintain the collaborative nature of the relationship. To develop trust, nurses must "be reliable, knowledgeable, with sufficient experience, and with a genuine desire to help patients" (Ozaras & Abaan, 2016). As a nurse, I need valuable information from patients to provide optimal care, and if there is no trust between both parties, patients will restraint from
PART A: DIGNIFIED CARE IN NURSING: Dignity; “the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect.” (Oxforddictionaries.com, 2016). Nurses must respect patient dignity because they have a duty of care to each client. Without respecting this, a patient may feel they have not received the correct standard of care, which may prolong their recovery time. Dignified care in nursing practice means delivering a service to patients or clients in a way that respects their rights as human beings. Nurses have a responsibility to encourage patients to be as independent as possible.
Knowledge is the foundation of professionalism, but accountability establishes trust in the profession. Davis (2017) defines accountability as being “answerable to oneself and others for one 's own actions.” This means that when a nurse engages in an activity on the job, she/he will be responsible for the outcome and might suffer negative consequences if her/his actions are careless or reflect poor judgement. Accountability provides a motivation for all professionals to perform well. Most people who are passionate about their profession have an internal desire to perform well, but accountability to one’s colleagues and patients provides an important external motivator to perform well. Nursing is unique as a profession because a nurse is in a position of authority and care over patients.
As nurses we need to advise our patients carefully about any healthcare decisions making but should never override patient rights. Although abortion is a crime in our personal belief we still need to provide a competent care to the patients. I believe nurses should practice the nursing methods by using the APIE process in order to solve the ethical dilemmas at work. As for abortion till today it’s still a debatable issue. It can be ethical or not ethical.
They should do all things right in all aspects and to abide by the bylaws set by the profession to promote and protect the safety of their clients. So when nurses do an act that is a breach in the ethical standards of care then it is called professional misconduct (College of Nurses of Ontario, 2014). Nowadays as nurses respond to different situations their job scope has increased and so are the number of misconduct cases filed against nurses. These misconduct are of many forms and of different degree of severity, all hounding the integrity of the nursing profession therefore it is important to further understand what is professional misconduct, discuss an example of it by citing a clinical scenario that have happened and its’
When one considers the traits needed to be a good nurse, and what a core value of nursing would be, a multitude of characteristics are brought forth. Common ideas brought forth are empathy, integrity, respect and communication. However, an often overlooked but nonetheless quintessential attribute of the nursing practice is accountability. In nursing, where the lives of patient’s and their loved ones, and the reputation of one’s own nursing practice are in one’s hands, it is essential to take responsibility for what you do or do not say or do. Being accountable for one’s actions or words can often mean either recovery or deterioration, health or illness, life or death.
Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council defined the code of conduct in professional nurses, as described: 1) be aware about values and beliefs, not Judge others based on these values and beliefs. Provide nursing care with respect to patient’s values and beliefs. 2) Be aware to take
Patients who are violent towards hospital staff should be refused treatment Nurses should adopt the ethical principle of deontology and promote good, not harm. There is a binding duty for nurses based on morality. Moreover, there is a strong emphasis of the moral importance of cultivating virtuous character traits such as empathy and compassion in nurses. As virtue ethics are inculcated in medical and nursing students, they ought to have an ethic of care, without biasness, when carrying out treatment plan for all patients (Staunton & Chiarella, 2017). Hospital staff should embrace the ethical principle of beneficence - to actively do ‘good’ to all patients.