ANA Code of Ethics & Population Health Nursing The American Nurse Association Code of Ethics is a tool for professional nurses, to use as a guide, when serving the patients and the public. The code of ethics is designed to aid nurses when making decision regarding human rights in situation of life and death. As nurses, we are to inform, and aid the public in achieving health, safety, and wellness of all people. Population health nursing is also committed in achieving overall health of the United States population. Population health is the defined as the distribution of health outcomes within a population, the determinants that influence distribution, and the policies and interventions that affect the determinants (Nash et al, 2016).
Philosophy of Care and Professional Organizations Personal Statement Grand Canyon University: NUR 440 Heather Reed February 5, 2016 Philosophy of Care and Professional Organizations Personal Statement Personal Statement I chose nursing as my occupation because I believe that it is my calling to help others and to care for those in need. In order to conclude if there is a fit between the healthcare field and myself, I must first ensure that there is a fit between my personal values and the organizations. My values include an environment with patient-centered-care, kindness, honesty, leadership, education, evidence-based practice, and quality nursing practice. It is my philosophy that nurses are given the responsibility to deliver safe and universal care that is centered on the needs of the patient. Patients shouldn’t be viewed as just another ailment or medical diagnosis, but instead as real living, breathing people who need our help and deserve our attention and care.
According to the Nursing Code of Ethics and advocacy guidelines from the Edelman & Mandle text, the ethical and advocacy responsibilities nurses have when promoting health across the lifespan is very broad. Nurses’ responsibilities are depending on the patient’s needs or care. According to Elderman, Kudzma, & Mandle (2014) “Codes of ethics offer guidelines on not only about responsibilities for ensuring good care but also about responsibilities for recognizing and addressing barriers to service” (p. 110). The textbook by Edelman et al, outlines those essential responsibilities of nurses in ethical and advocacy that facilitate health promotion across life span. However, nurses have adopted a narrow approach to health promotion that focuses more
It taught me about the compliance of risk management for fall and the consistency of skills required based on the standard of nursing practice so that as a nurse, it will help us to improve our quality of care and keeps risk management skills updated. Besides, it taught me about how to be a careful nurse at the same time try to fulfill the patient’s needs. Decision making is important. As a nurse, we need to think the rationales before you provide your care to or for the patient. Risk management do help us decrease the nursing liabilities, but it also remind us to always follow the protocols and principles of nursing practice or on the other words ‘not to break’ it.
Theory Evaluation of Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory, Part III Theory Evaluation Dorothea Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory (SCDNT) has been a part of nursing theory since publication in 1971 (Fawcett & Desanto-Madeya, 2012). During this time, it has been used as a framework for many research projects and nursing school curriculum and as a guide to nursing practice (Fawcett & Desanto-Madeya, 2012). Is the theory congruent with current nursing standards? Dorothea Orem’s SCDNT appears to be consistent with current nursing standards. Over 400 nursing articles were noted during a literature search by Biggs (as cited in Smith & Parker, 2015).
Philosophy of Nursing Everyone’s values and beliefs about the profession of nursing are all different. The four concepts of nursing are interrelated and all mean something different to every person, too. Throughout this paper, I will be reflecting on my values and beliefs about nursing through the four concepts while comparing them to a nursing theorist with views that are most similar to my own. My Values and Beliefs of Nursing I believe that nursing is focused on the holistic care of individuals and their families in order to achieve and maintain an optimal level of health, a great quality of life, and comfort. This is done through promoting healthy living, providing a safe environment, preventing illness, and caring for the individual
My philosophy of nursing is a statement I will stand by as a nursing student and as a graduate nurse and will continue to incorporate it into my daily care. In my eyes, nursing is the ability to provide safe, holistic care to all people regardless of their age, race, gender, social status, or sexuality. Nursing is a profession in which it is essential to be caring and respectful of all patients in which they may be experiencing the most difficult health situations of their lives and to provide culturally safe care. My values of nursing shape my practice as a nurse and are affected by my views on health. In my eyes, health is not solely related to medical illness and disease.
It also clarifies nursing values and development and allows for accountability. It involves patients in co-ordinated nursing care (Feo and Kitson, 2016). The Roper, Logan and Tierney model helps nurses to focus on patient care by following the fundamental rights of maintaining independence of the ADL’s without diminishing dignity. Recognising that their knowledge, attitudes and behaviour may be influenced by biological, psychological, sociocultural, environmental and politico-economic factors and respecting their decisions in such. Overcoming and preventing illness to maintain independence is the nurses key focus in delivering patient care which follows the direction of the RLT model of nursing (Roper, Logan and Tierney, 2001).
Having a personal philosophy of nursing helps to clarify our beliefs and values and see how they fit into our nursing practice. Those beliefs guide our practice but inversely our area of practice also determines our conceptualization of nursing. So, a personal nursing philosophy is both influenced by individual definitions and the nature of practice. No matter your skills level your philosophy of nursing dictate how you care for your patients. Every nurse practices according to a philosophy of nursing based on individual beliefs and values whether it is conscious or not.