But, there is ongoing concern about the ethical practice of nurses. It seems that performing ethical practice in the presence of daily ethical dilemmas is difficult. Nurses have an ethical compliance not only to provide care for meeting the needs of a specific residents but also to develop the essential
These are two potential of nurses one is misconduct when guidelines are not adhered to and second is the factors that might promote or inhibit guideline adherence among nurses. (Davies, Edwards, Ploeg, & Virani, 2008) According to Ismaile Samantha (2014), there are similar and different promoter and barriers to adherence with clinical Practice guidelines. The two main factors that impact to adherence with clinical practice guidelines among nurses, one is environmental factors that are patient, organization, standard guidelines, and second is personal factors which included knowledge, attitude, and skills, intention. The primary promoters for adherence to clinical practice guidelines among clinicians ( Nurses) that can be helpful to utilizing the evidence base clinical practice guideline are focused on standardized patient care, optimize outcomes of patient care, clinicians are familiar with guidelines according to habit and routine, and guidelines are readily accessible and easy to utilize. (Keiffer,
Nurses admit to mistakes they have made. For example, if a nurse administrates a medication to the wrong patient by mistake, the nurse has to be honest and admit the mistake in order to save patient's life. In conclusion, Professionalism is extremely important in the nursing profession in order to maximize Patient's outcomes. Furthermore, nurses’ interactions and relationships with patients are important to ensure that the outcomes are met. Professionalism in nursing profession has basic principles Such as discipline, integrity, teamwork, Appearance, caring, empathy, and honesty.
Utilitarianism an approach proposed by Bentham and Mill (as cited in Common Foundation Studies in Nursing PP. 92-93). The consequences thought to be beneficial via the action that brought the greatest balance of good over evil. The Healthcare professionals have to decide what to do keeping the health and wellbeing of the patient the central focus. Short-term memory loss can be part of Dementia progression but one must Rule out underline causes.
2005; Sporrong et al. 2006; Wigglelon et al 2010). The goals of nursing profession are involve ethical and protecting patients from harm (Kopala& Burkhart, 2005). It is looking at or investigating certain issues about human ability that concerned what ought to be, what is right, or wrong. Nurses have to face with patients, families, physicians, and other professionals who are a
Introduction In today’s health care system, the quality and delivery of nursing care are influenced by the development of technological support which also contributed some patient to accomplish a better quality of life, while for others it prolonged their distress. Nurses’ main responsibility is to manage situations and to give safe and proper legal and ethical care by using their ethical knowledge. Perrault, 2008 defines ethics as a branch of philosophy dealing with what is morally right or wrong. It also helps to maintains standard of care provided. Nurses come across several ethical problems in the line of nursing practice.
It is against such back drop that a study of this nature is important in helping the patient, patient’s family and the care givers to understand the phenomenon in order to help control it. The significance of the study is: 1. To help patient understand their role in curbing the effect of hypertension in chronic kidney disease. 2. To help caregivers understand the importance of their role in controlling hypertension in CKD.
Ethical decision making in a health care system is undertaken to enable health professionals to increase their awareness of ethical issues involved in their practice and to guide them in arriving at sound, justifiable decisions (Amado, 2004). In the clinical setting, it requires a trained sensitivity to make good ethical decisions to ethical issues and a practiced method for exploring the ethical aspects of a decision and weighing the
Research is an important source of knowledge in nursing practice but the same important factors are clinical experience and patients’ value and preference. Nurses can make a decision by consider the research and their own experience but nurses should also concern the feeling of patient. In this essay, there is prove that the importance of evidence-based practice and the limitation in Hong Kong medical system. Research is an examination and investigation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts, modifying of accepted theories or laws base on new facts, or practical application of such new or revised theories or laws (Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T., 2008). It is important in nursing practice for continuing advancements for promote
Ethical Decision Making While working with clients, nurses will have many instances when they need to call on nursing ethics to deal with difficult situations. Moral or ethical principles are fundamental values about the way patients should be cared for and treated. These principles include autonomy, justice, fidelity, veracity, beneficence, and nonmaleficence (Zerwekh & Garneau, 2018, p. 420). Nurses who do not follow the Code of Ethics for Nurses could find themselves in legal trouble. They also may face a higher risk of being involved in a situation that could lead to disciplinary charges or malpractice litigation.
The case of Anna’s premature labour describes the difficult and ethically – challenging situations that are present in health care settings. The scenario outlines the moral values and principles that are in question, such as the patient’s autonomy, beneficence and the sanctity/ quality of life. Autonomy, is the ability for the patient to exercise her choice, beneficence is the act of benefiting others. The sanctity and quality of life which reflect the value of life, and the values of choice and self-determination (Collier & Haliburton, 2015 p. 440). The decisions that could be taken in this case involve, Anna agreeing with Dr. Brown and not to have any treatment to her baby, thus allowing the child to die, or disagreeing with Dr. Brown and
According to de Jong and Clarke (2009), a good death is one where people feel like they have “lived a good life” and are given the opportunities to prepare themselves for death. de Jong and Clarke (2009) also examine how in a good death people felt like they were given more control over their death when they could tell the care team their wishes regarding their care. It is imperative that nurses and other healthcare workers help accommodate the wishes of the patients to ensure that they can receive a “good death” (Doorenbos et al., 2006). According to Henry and Hayes (2013), it is the responsibility of the care team to review the wishes of the patient and to maintain good communication throughout the dying process so that nothing is overlooked or forgotten. Henry and Hayes (2013) also refer to the importance of respecting the wishes of resuscitation and organ donation as well as the recognition that to many people end of life care should not stop at the moment of death.
Assisted suicide is an ethical issue which is reliant on a person’s values, morals, religion, and experiences. Debated this topic can bring out strong emotions and opinions pulling away from the focus of this paper which was simply to describe view points from both sides of the spectrum. There are many nursing implications that are associated with assisted suicide. Among these is the importance for nurses to be aware of their own beliefs about end-of-life care. Self- awareness will prepare nurses for challenges they will face when dealing with death.
It is the duty of the manager to ensure targets are set and obtained. Managers can make an impact on the policy by researching and coming up with solutions that best fit the needs of the practice or facility. On the other hand, the systems can also give health care managers direction as to what training may be necessary, as well as what changes will be essential to the growth of the practice. Having health policies helps to define a vision for the future which in turn contributes to establishing targets and points of reference for the short and medium term they also help outline management priorities and the expected roles of different groups while building consensus and informs people (WHO, 2016). Without health policies just like regulations and laws, health care would lack structure, therefore, putting patient’s safety at risk this is why it makes such a huge impact on managers.
To help make a choice, they should first look at their personal and professional values that define their nursing practice. After, they need to look at ethical principles and legal documents to help guide their decision. In the end, they must compare and contrast these factors together to come up with the ethical decision that they ultimately feel is best for their