Even in the case of a colleague, it is said that staying silent ‘’protects” our colleagues should not be encouraged, as silence only maintains the disease. 7.4 Current research: Recently, it is said that ethics are a personal matter as everyone has an individual concept of what is good and what is evil. The nurses, in performing their various roles irrespective of their area of practice, encounter ethical dilemmas, and make some ethical decisions that has impacts on both nurses and their patients. 8. Personal Moral Beliefs and Values: This is taken from module 8.2 of BMN03 of the Ethical Issues in Nursing Practice.
Personal Nursing Philosophy The society has high expectations for the nursing profession. Most cultures expect nurses to have high morale standards and a good character or virtues (Newham, 2014). Consequently, several societies consider becoming a nurse a calling. However, multiple reasons are responsible to choose the nursing profession. Some reasons might be plain to recognize by the nurse, but sometimes the reasons might linger in the subconscious.
Nursing should be distinguished by its philosophy of care particularly its approach to the well-being of clients is ultimately the end purpose of nursing. Philosophy of nursing states our thoughts on what we believe to be true about the nature of the profession of nursing and provide a basis for nursing activities. 1.1. PERSONAL CONCEPT A philosophy is a statement of beliefs that include one’s behaviour and in this case, influence the practice of nursing. Philosophy is a science that comprises of logic, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics and theory of knowledge.
Every nursing, in order to consider the profession must have an understanding of at least three of the five professional values, in my opinion. These values consist of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice (Taylor 96). Beginning with the professional value of Altruism, the believe in or practice and self concern for the well-being of others (96). I believe that in order to be the best nurse you can be for your patients, you must understand the concept of altruism. As a nurse, your profession is to take care of people, if you do not know the professional value of altruism than you cannot possibly understand how important it is to care about the wellbeing of your patient.
The philosophy of nursing includes values that are a part of everyday life. This includes life outside of nursing. Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline. ("Vocabulary Dictionary," 2018) According to the state of Illinois, “nurses are an integral part of the team of health care professionals responsible for the treatment, safety, and recovery of moderately, acutely, chronically ill or injured people, health maintenance of the healthy, and treatment of life-threatening emergencies in a wide range of health care settings. Nurses may also be involved in medical and nursing research and education, and perform a wide range of non-clinical functions
Philosophy of Nursing Education Philosophy of nursing is statements of belief about nursing and expression of value in nursing profession that are used as bases for thinking. Nursing philosophy signifies the belief or system of the profession that provides its perspective for practice. Nursing philosophy examines the relationship between truth and ideals in nursing. The examination of theses truth and ideals leads to beliefs that form the framework for nursing practice. Nursing philosophy forms the frame of reference for the scientific view of the nursing process through the development of a logical body of scientific evidence.
Provision one, a provision in the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses, entails that nurses should pursue their nursing career with empathy and respect towards all patients. In other words, patients should be viewed as separate individuals with separate values and beliefs. Nurses and other healthcare professionals should respect their individual decisions, whether they agree with them or not. This code of ethics provision relates to the ethical dilemma of a patient refusing medical treatment. Although nurses are trained to do all that they are capable of doing to save patients’ lives, sometimes nurses reach a dilemma that puts a strain on their practice.
Since all men are equal and valuable to God, nurses should treat each one of them with same quality of care. Also, nurses need to keep in mind that their patients are human beings who need attention and love. Especially when caring for coma or paralyzed patient, nurses must know that they can hear and feel everything even if they can’t respond to you. Thus, nurses should do their best to preserve patient’s integrity and maintain dignity during their care. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO 2018).