Background and Significance of the Study Moral integrity is the key ingredients and navigator in professional nurses that lead to ultimate goal of nursing care. It has been recognized as a fundamental part of professional nurses’ practice (Ulrich et al, 2010; Pavlish et al, 2012). Professional nurses play the largest role to support the need for individualized treatment of the patient. The goals of the profession of nursing are related to ethical and involve protecting patients from harm while providing care that is the most benefit for the patient (Bosek, 2009; Kopala&Burkhart, 2005; Helft, 2011; Susan, 2013,). Nowadays, professional nurses have encountered to face and manage with moral problem that occur from complexity of patient health problems, advances in technology, inappropriate of health care system, policies and priorities that conflict with care needs, inadequate staffing and increased turnover, or lack of administrative support (Brazil et al. 2010; Eizenberg et al. 2009; Elpern et al. 2005;
Conclusions:- This study showed that common ethical values are generally shared within the global community. However, in several areas, influences of social, cultural, and economical status and religious beliefs on values result in a different definition of these values. This study revealed that based on humanistic nature of nursing, common values in nursing protect human dignity and respect to the patients.
Introduction All nurses are responsible for maintaining and enhancing the reputation of the profession. Nurses should act at all times in accordance with ethical healthcare practices, actively promote nursing ethics, and foster public trust and confidence in the nursing profession (SNB, 1999). What is ethics? Ethics is the study of what should be done (Kerridge, Lowe and McPhee, 2005), the principles of conduct governing an individual or a group.
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
Personal context The word collaboration is vital in any health institution with health professionals from different fields because success or goals of the institutions are achieved with good collaboration. For a good collaboration to exist in a healthcare institution, there must be set objectives and people involved must have same interest in meeting the set objectives. There must be a good communication that is clear, honest and purposeful. A collaborative nursing practice involve cooperation with the nursing team, other health professionals and patients as well as their relations.
To secure patient safety with HH as a basic component of healthcare, the global SAVE LIVES strategy: hand disinfection, promoting my 5 moments for HH targets healthcare workers. Allegranzi & Pittet (2009), argued that HH is recognized as the lead intervention for preventing the transmission of antimicrobial resistance and reducing healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) and suggested a multimodal intervention strategies to improve HH and aid in the decline of HCAIs. Allegranzi & Pittet (2009), indicated that the goal of the First Patient Safety challenge is to attain an improved HH practice globally with the ultimate target of promoting an effective patient safety culture. Also (14) indicated that HH plays a significant role to the perception of quality of care and its performance among health professionals is critical to advancing the sense of safety of patients during
2.3 Professional Context: It is important for me to do more skillful and be competent in my quality of care rendered to my patient. Professional must ensure that my record is accurate and accessible, reliable since it serves as useful information for quality of care rendered. 2.4 Current Research on Quality control in Nursing Jack Needleman and Susan Hassmilter (2009) stated that, hospital need to integrate their work to improve quality and patient-centeredness and to increase the efficiency of care delivery. Nurses and other front line staff must play key roles. To benefit from the insight and input of these staff members, hospital will need to value their potential contributing shifting their vision of nursing from being a cost center to being critical service line.
It also means resulting feelings are strong with convictions even in fact of adversity. Public Justification: refer to the ability of person be confident in the knowledge in their thinking right, doing right and share their moral conviction with others publicly. The conviction and believe that related to moral integrity in professional nurses In nursing profession, the standaard professioal values in nursing practices are based on principles of virtue, ethics, and code of professional conduct.
These are characteristics which the nursing profession incorporates into its practice. In addition, Siriwardena & Gillam (2014) added that professionalism defines one’s promise to excellent practice, giving respect to others, take responsibility for one’s own actions and display moral and ethical attitudes.
A core strength of the Loma Linda University Program is their capacity to seamlessly weave Christian values into an advanced medial education program. The medical profession absolutely could benefit from having professionals who come from a strong academic background, but it also needs professionals who strive to uphold Christian values within their daily lives. The values I’m referring to are characteristics such as compassion and integrity. Human compassion is at the very heart of the medical profession. It is the compassion that is nurtured by nurses, PA’s, and physicians which transforms the clinical and overwhelming medical world into something more humanistic and comforting.
Ethical Principles Ethical Frameworks for Decision-Making in Nursing Practice and Research: An Integrative Review. Ethics is the expected standards of moral behavior of a particular group. Nurses have been viewed as the most honest and ethical professionals in the United States. Nursing ethics refers to the ethical issues that occurs in nursing practice. It is governed by the American Nurses Association(ANA), which holds nurses accountable for their ethical conduct.
Healthcare ethics involves making well researched and considerate decisions about medical treatments, while taking into consideration a patient's beliefs and wishes regarding all aspects of their health. The healthcare industry has regard for the issues surrounding the welfare of their patients. Doctors, nurses, and other professionals who have the ability to affect a patient's health are all forced to make ethical decisions on a daily basis. I believe the result of ability to pay versus quality of care comes into ethical question in today’s society.
Introduction Professionalism and ethics have been in play for a much longer time in healthcare than in any other industry. Runciman and Walton (2007) critically state that when patients come into a healthcare institution, they enter a unique social relationship. In essence they feel completely vulnerable and care should be taken to ensure that they are more confident within the relationship. They are expected to share and expose themselves in the most intimate way making this relationship the most vital for their own physical, emotional and social health. The importance of professional ethics in healthcare can be found in the Hippocratic Oath and other oaths administered by various medical schools.
Ethics committees assist with resolving ethical issues and provides provisions to health care professionals in ethical matters. Ethics committees have three major functions, which are providing clinical ethics consultation, developing and reviewing policies and providing education on issues that relates to clinical ethics (McLean 2007). Their goal is to promote the rights of patients, promote shared decision making between health care professionals and patients, promote fair policies and procedures that will result in a positive outcome for the patient and enhance the ethical environment for health care professionals and facilities. Typical ethics committee members are physicians, nurses, surgeons, psychiatrist, social workers, chaplains