The Importance Of Confidentiality In Nursing Practice

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USEFULNESS: So many studies have been made and it was shown that theories are very useful and important in our current practice. Theories are used to determine the content and structure of a programmed curriculum; it provides foundation for nursing practice. More knowledge is gained or generated because it gives direction for the future of nursing practice. Lastly, theories describe, predict and explain facts in nursing. For instance an Encyclopedia philosopher believed that electrons are negatively charged and are also part of theory of electrons and that believed contains the concept of electrons as a part. This belief describes the sort of things electrons are, how they can be expected to behave, how they are detected and how they relate…show more content…
Example a respondent may experience social sanction, peer or family scorn or even termination of employment due to the fact that he or she disclosed her views on certain things. Another risk is publication of data that a respondent assumes to be confidential thus causing embarrassment and legal penalty. Confidentiality is an essential part of social science because it provides assurance of protection to participants. Nurses are obliged to keep information to themselves which makes patient secured around them. Once patients feel secured around a nurse he or she can disclose so many issues that can help in future research work but once security is lost patient pretends and pass on wrong information which may affect the result of that…show more content…
Another example is a patient refusing to disclose the father of her unborn child so I invited her to my station, provided privacy and made her feel comfortable, during our conversation she disclosed that her uncle impregnated her, with appropriate measures the case was handled. Nurses have every chance of getting information due to their daily interactions with patients. CURRENT STUDIES: A participant is more likely to provide honest responses when their identity is not disclosed, Kathy Quan, RN, BSN, PHN wrote an article called “ Confidentiality and your Nursing job”. In her article she reminds students and nurses to carefully consider patients privacy and she challenged nurses to answer the question what is confidentiality before pursuing nursing as a career. Patient needs to trust health care provider and nurses have long been listed as one of the most trusted among all professions. To maintain that trust nurses must understand confidentiality
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