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. So ethics then traces back to religion and how people of a certain faith govern themselves based on their practices and traditions. However, in a professional setting, the religious aspect is set aside in order to provide the services the patient deserves.
Standard 12 of the American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice states that “the registered nurse integrates ethical provisions in all areas of practice” (American Nurse Association, 2004). Why would the ANA have to formulate ethical provision in all areas of practice? Give an example. This question was asked in my Professional Nursing - Concepts and Issues class and it drew a good question of how provisions
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) believes that important decisions are repeatedly made before an answer is fully available.
Ethics and morals are intrinsically linked. Ethics are principles, which govern practice. Nurses require a sound understanding of all morals and principles, therefore they should be recognised as an integral part of nursing as nurses face these moral issues daily. (Tadd 1998).
Butts, J., & Rich, K. (2005). Nursing ethics across the curriculum and into practice. Sudbury: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Castledine, G. (2000). Doctors are not gods: a few just think they are. British Journal of Nursing, 9(12), 810.
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For the purpose of this assignment, ethics in relation to nursing will be discussed. "Ethics; A code of principles governing correct behaviour, which in the nursing profession includes behaviour towards patients and their families, visitorsand colleagues" (Oxford Dictionary of Nursing 2004).This assignment will consider autonomy as identified in a practice placement, but will also look briefly at the ethical principle of non-malefience that is relevant in this assignment. It will also closely look at this issue and will describe how the principles of ethics apply to practice. In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC 2004).Any names of patients referred to in this assignment
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control or influence. These include resource constraints, institutional policies, management decisions, and the practice of other health care providers. Nurses also recognize the potential for conflict between an individual’s needs or the needs of a group or community. Such factors may affect the degree to which nurses are able to fulfill their moral obligations and/or the number and type of ethical dilemmas they may face.
A code of ethics focuses on the morals and ideals of the profession and provides a working framework for nursing practice. Nurses can use the code of ethics as a guide for
direction and resolution of ethical dilemmas. It is not intended to cover all the aspects nurse
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The nursing code of ethics has a very standard definition. It is the base on how nurses should guide themselves in conduct by making the right decision regarding ethical issues. According to the National Student Nurses Association “students of nursing have a responsibility to society in learning the academic theory and clinical skills needed to provide nursing care” (2003). In the clinical setting nurses have a lot of responsibilities while caring for an ill patient, they have the obligation to practice their profession with compassion, love, and respect the uniqueness of each patient, as nurses we are not supposed to deny care to a patient because of their economic status, their skin color
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, yet the RN is ultimately responsible for the results and patient care. Again, the RN is accountable for the patient, must be an advocate for the patient, and assumes accountability. The RN must be a leader and coordinator of care as a professional nurse according to the Nurse Practice Act.
The nursing supervisor is responsible for all nurses who report to her. Therefore, in this case study, the chain of command goes from the Director of Nursing to the nursing supervisor to the charge nurse to the LPN. Therefore, any actions that happen under the nursing supervisor’s watch are ultimately her responsibility. And, according to the Nursing Code of Ethics, the RN has a responsibility to
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situation a nurse may know that administering a particular drug may improve the patient’s condition, but may be refrained from conducting the required action due to doctor’s absence or non-permission. There are numerous cases through which ethical dilemmas in the profession of nursing can be discussed. Nurses in order to remain within the defined boundaries of ethics need to be munificent, maintain patient’s confidentiality, autonomous, diplomatically truthful and must respect patient’s individuality. (David, Diane and Aroskar, 2010)
Apart from all this, there are however situations where such dilemmas are properly addressed and the patient automatically demonstrates a prompt tendency to
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. These articles discuss the researchers' perspective on the efficacy of sedation for critically ill patients. A brief overview of each article will be discussed, but the primary focus will be the ethical conduct or misconduct of the research teams involved. This report will attempt to determine if ethical issues or concerns are evident in the information provided in each document.Overview of Quantitative ArticleThe quantitative article, "Effect of a nursing-implemented sedation protocol on the duration of mechanical ventilation", is a study in which the practice of protocol-directed sedation during mechanical ventilation is compared to non-protocol-directed sedation. The study consisted of
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Running Head: PERSONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL ETHICSPersonal and Organizational Ethics[Writer Name][Institute Name][Course name and number][Name of paper][Instructor's name][Date submitted]Personal and Organizational EthicsIn my experience as an employee, whether a nurse or working furniture delivery person, was deception sometimes part of the people that is not something nice to see at work. A manager wants to stores when I was working as a warehouse manager for the furniture store, to see if another manager would like to go together to buy and a container of furniture. If you buy a bowl full of furniture you can get it a lot cheaper than if you buy by the piece or group. The other director
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Ethics and Professionalism in Nursing
The combination of professionalism and ethics can be equated with an extraordinary nurse because they are core components in the nursing profession and crucial to patient trust, confidence and wellbeing. Having a degree in nursing is not what makes one a professional. Professionalism is
The skill, good judgment, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well. It is further described as: the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person.
Other attributes of a professional nurse would include genuine compassion and caring for patients. This helps to
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Ethics is an essential part of what nursing is. Nursing has an eminent chronicle of trepidation for the wellbeing of those who are ill, hurt, and the helpless and for universal fairness. This concern is personified in the specifications of nursing care to those in society. The American Nurses Association has developed the nursing code of ethics that covers the obligations of nursing to protect those who are in their care. This code holds nurses responsible and accountable for their individual nursing judgments (Fremgen, 2006). Nursing includes the deterrence of illness, the easing of distress and the safeguard, support and the renewal of health in the care of patients, families and the
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Running Head: PERSONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL ETHICSPersonal and Organizational Ethics[Writer Name][Institute Name][Course name and number][Name of paper][Instructor's name][Date submitted]Personal and Organizational EthicsBy looking at the big picture a company will also realize that there is more than one way to reach a certain goal that may be important. If several employees are given a task it is only obvious that not every employee will finish the task in the same way. One employee may know of a shortcut or a different way of doing something that another may not (McDaniel, 2004). This is a good example of operation variety. When working on ethics in a company two very important topics come
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setting. Although a nurse needs interpersonal skills whilst in practice, there is also a wide range of tools that can be used to ensure that Sam receives the most appropriate person centred care possible. This essay will examine the professional issues, ethical issues and legal issues as well as legislation designed to protect not only the Sam but also the professional.
A number of laws, statutes and codes exist to protect not only the service user but also helps professionals to justify any action with regards to any intervention or advice that they provide. The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Code of Conduct, The Mental Health Act, The Children Act 1989, the Human Rights Act 1998 and case law
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domains”. For example, a right decision made using available information can still result in an unwelcomed outcome merely due to probability factors. Nursing documentation can help with the ethics of everyday decision making. Gina Kearney and Sue Penque discuss that “evidence shows that accurate record keeping and careful documentation is an essential part of the nursing practice” (32-36). Davis, Schrader, and Belcheir notes in their journal that “according to JR Rest’s model of ethical decision making, there are four processes that must take place in order for a person to act morally: 1. the moral agent must recognize the ethical dilemma; 2. decide if the selected action is morally correct
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knowledge, altruistic service to society, a code of ethics, significant education and socialization, and autonomy in practice, i.e. reasonable independence in decision- making about practice and control of the work situation and conditions” (Liaschenko & Peter, 2003, p. 489). These features are clearly distinguished in nursing profession and validated by professional licensure in each state. Furthermore, nursing theory provides the values, which strengthen nursing practice and help to create additional nursing knowledge (Colley, 2003). There are many different nursing theories that are significant to nursing practice, because they help nurses to examine what is already known, and what
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In Nursing, there are four main fundamental patterns of knowing to follow. The first pattern is called empirics, the science of nursing. Next is called esthetics which is the art of nursing. The third pattern to follow is the component of personal knowledge in nursing. Last is known as the pattern of ethics, the component of moral knowledge in nursing. Each of the patterns are very different in their own ways. However, nurses should utilize all four patterns when making decisions and giving care to their patients.
The first pattern of knowing in nursing is empiric, which is the science of nursing. More specifically, it is the factual knowledge from research or education that can be
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The provision 8 of the American Nurses Association (ANA)’s Code of Ethics highlights that nurses collaborate with other health care professionals and the local and global community in promoting health. Nurses are committed in fostering the health and well being of individuals and the community. This also includes the broader health needs such as, world hunger, pollution, equity in health care, and human rights. Nurses are also responsible in keeping themselves updated with the health conditions of the community (Nursing World, 2001).
Provision 8 states, “The nurse collaborates with other health professionals and the public in promoting community, national, and international efforts to
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, personal feedback, and ongoing education, I can make this possible. Second, standard eight states that “The nurse collaborates with other health professionals and the public in promoting community, national, and international efforts to meet health needs”. (Fowler & ANA, 2008, p. 164) I can use this standard to broaden my knowledge on worldly health problems and other global cultural concerns which might impact the society which I serve. And lastly, standard nine states that nurses are “responsible for articulating nursing values, for maintaining the integrity of the profession and its practice, and for shaping social policy.” The code of ethics, which we follow as nurses, sticks out to me
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obstacles to overcome. Sadly for the nursing profession many of our older more experienced nursing population are retiring from practice leaving a nursing shortage. This shortage has allowed many new nurses to enter into practice undertrained and lacking knowledge and skill in ethical values and professionalism. This is why it is imperative that in this highly valued and trusted profession that all new nurses must be knowledgeable in ethics and able to exhibit professionalism.
Webster’s dictionary describes professionalism and ethics as follows. Professionalism: the skill, good judgment, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well. Ethics: an area of
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location. PNO’s may also provide members with peer-reviewed clinical articles and journals specific to practice specialty as well as other resources to promote nursing education and growth.
B. Discuss two examples of how provisions from a nursing code of ethics influence your practice.
According to the American Nurses Association (ANA, 2014) Code of Ethics, Provision 3 states, “The nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient.” Provision three influences my nursing practice daily. I work as a RN supervisor for the NOC shift at a subacute care/skilled nursing facility. During an overnight shift, we pay special attention to any change
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Personal Statement on Pursuing Bachelors of Science Nursing Degree
Ohio University School of Nursing
Personal Statement on Pursuing Bachelors of Science Nursing Degree
At the tender age of 4 years old, I always dreamed of becoming a nurse. What attracted me to the nursing profession was a desire to be a caregiver. Being a nurse for 7 years has been rewarding and very challenging at times. I was not aware how to be a nurse until I became the patient. During my stay in the hospital, my personal experience being a patient taught me how important it was to continue my nursing education. It is important for me to be an advocate, competent, and trustworthy individual to
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Nursing is an ever-changing and growing profession. Tools such as, the scope and standards for nursing, state nursing legal regulations, code of ethics, and general principles of philosophy are used to set standards and promote growth within the profession. I use these principles and standards daily in my career as a registered nurse (RN). In this paper I will discuss the importance of these factors in my career, and how they all contribute to making outcomes successful for all involved.
American Nurses Association Scope of Practice
There are six set standards of the nursing practice; assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation (ANA, 2010
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side. I know I have her full support and I am making her proud. The thought of making her proud keeps me pushing towards my dreams.
In reality I feel that God has allowed me to face many trials and tribulations to push me towards nursing. I have experienced numerous events dealing with healthcare.
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I started my Nursing career in India and then I came to the United States and became an RN. I entered Nursing with the thinking that Nursing is a profession that will always allow me to have a job and all my patients will get better. However, from my experiences I understood that Nursing is more than just giving medications, and it requires clinical competence, cultural sensitivity, ethics, caring for others, and life-long learning about others and the evolving field of medicine. Florence Nightingale once said:
Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, It requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the
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observations, testing and proven theories. Nursing is not for the weak. Nurses need to be strong, independent and ready to advocate for the patients as well as their profession. Nurses are selfless, trusted caretakers with a title that comes with great responsibility as well as great personal satisfaction.
As a new nurse, I was not prepared for the level of caring I would be faced with as an associate degree nurse. There are some things nursing school simply cannot teach in a two-year program. I was fresh off orientation when I had the patient of a lifetime. He was an older gentleman who was considered by the nursing staff on my unit as “impossible to please”. Being new to
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changes can be made, or if done carelessly, may contribute to a negative image in the public eye. I think nurses hold the power to change the healthcare system in our country, but we must first become organized and work together.
The American public has viewed nursing historically as a profession that is admired, respected, and trusted. According to the Gallup survey on honesty and ethics, “eighty-three percent of Americans placed nurses in the number one position as the most trusted professionals for the ninth consecutive year” (Gallup.com, 2007). The poll asks the public which profession they perceive to be the most honest and ethical and for the past nine years since Gallup added
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Pearcey, P., (2007). Tasks and routines in 21ST century nursing: student nurse’s perceptions. British Journal of Nursing. [Online]. 16 (5), pp. 296-300. Available from: http://ezproxy.napier.ac.uk:2083/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=6&hid=17&sid=67bf3a85-e548-475a-ac5f-a761877ae0a5%40sessionmgr11 [accessed 31st March 2011].
Phillimore, J., (2011). Approaches to health provision in the age of super-diversity: accessing the NHS in
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impact in clinical practices. All in all this study concluded that is essential to introduce team nursing in any given simulation experience which will definitely help in resolving any power conflicts within future graduates thus will create a more authentic and unique leadership within the nursing field (Shapira, 2012).
Describe your experience in simulation:
During my first simulation experience I didn’t fully understand the simulation scenario presented to me by my professor. I was confused thinking why do I have to pretend like I’m taking care of real patient, even though I was dealing with a manikin. I was thinking can’t just fake it and pretend like I did all the procedures by saying
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strength, the will and knowledge. But I go on to say that the nurse makes the patient independent of him or her as soon as possible". "Nurse serves to make patient "complete, whole" or independent" (Cited in USA Nursing Knowledge Consensus Conference, 1998)Conclusion:Although I found very difficult to understand Fawcett's description of the metaparadigm but at the end I found this very interesting to know that metaparadigm is like a framework that help me in my practice. Nursing has a unique responsibility to promote, protect and restore the client's holistic health.REFERENCES:Christensen, J. (1990) The Ethics of Care: Towards Partnership in Nursing, Lincoln University Press with Daphne Brasell
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In this event, the matter that is unusual can be the fact that I have experienced and witnessed the process for interprofessional collaboration between the community nurse and other professionals that I have never knew about before. This event made me realize that there are many aspects of community nursing that I have knew about before where in this situation it is the importance and accountability of interprofessional collaboration. From my nursing theory course I have learned that interprofessional collaboration is when the nurse forms relationships with other professionals that enable them to achieve a common goal to deliver care and strengthen the health system and clients involved in
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I chose nursing as my profession because nursing is my ideal profession. In nursing, I can provide others with the care and the knowledge they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I can also give others the love and attention they need to be proud of the life they live. I think that society is very vulnerable and I want to make great contributions to the world of nursing. I don’t just want to be a nurse. I want to be a great nurse who is looked up to because of my experience, knowledge, and competence as a healthcare professional.
With each passing day, new challenges for nurses are created. As of 2011, the baby boomer generation (those born from 1946 to 1964) turned 65
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67 55.8 74 61.7 0.84 0.36 Total nursing image: High (70%+) 104 86.7 118 98.3 Low (<70%) 16 13.3 2 1.7 11.77 0.001* (*) Statistically significant at p<0.05
International Journal of Management (IJM), ISSN 0976 - 6502(Print), ISSN 0976 - 6510(Online), Volume 4, Issue 3, May- June (2013)
Table 2: Self-Evaluation of Task Performance and Self-Esteem among Nurses and Nursing Students
X2 Test p-value
Nursing Students (n=120)
No. % No. % Task performance: as a nurse I evaluate my general performance as follows:
I achieve required work objectives 119 99.2 120 100.0 Fisher 1.00 I fulfill the performance standards required 120 100.0 120 100.0 0.00 1.00 I do not
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. From the birth of the first nursing school, social sciences have been the foundation of nursing curriculum. Nursing was built on the humanities and continues to integrate it into the program because “a reaction of any individual to disease is not primarily because of the disease itself but to the personality of the patient and his social situations” (DeSantis, Lipson 7). In other words, nursing cannot rely on medical and biological knowledge alone to fully treat a patient. One must understand culture, ethics, diversity, justice and how to lead others in order to succeed in the nursing field and to better the lives of patients and our society. My coursework for the nursing school has
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My journey to nursing began with my personal healthcare experience, and has continued to evolve since entering the nursing program at State University. My personal philosophy of nursing is related my life experience and my personal philosophy of life. Using reflection-on-action, I have begun to understand the influences that have lead me to nursing. I discovered client and family centered care to be an important quality when I look at the influential nurses in my life. To develop a positive therapeutic nurse-client relationship, nurses must integrate all 5 dimensions of the therapeutic nurse-client relationship into their practice (CNO, 2006). When it comes to providing
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reflect what kind of person who does not ultimately what kind of person they are in the eyes of God. In the following paragraphs ethics and founded organizations in the world today and will be mentioned and it is important that every person who reads this to form their own opinion on the companies that have come in contact with.Personally, my employer does not mean giving up their code anyone ever personal ethics. Nursing ethics is very important in the workplace (Brooks and Dunn, 2009). I think that if the employer wants me to give up my code of ethics are more likely to find someone else to replace me or replace both was asking me to abandon ethics that I have learned in my life. If by chance
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caring for the most critically ill and those nurses who work in very busy areas, like the emergency department. Jean Watson’s theory on nursing involves relationship-based nursing. Empathy is central to this theory and the nurse must communicate empathy to the patient and family. This theory is lost when compassion fatigue has come into play. In the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, code one states that ‘the nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems’ (American
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had nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, I would immediately assess bowel sounds, provide comfort measures, notify the doctor of my assessment and call 911. To make sure the patients were safe and their needs were being met, the appropriate nursing action would be for the nurse to assign coverage for breaks and lunches so that staff will not be over whelmed and there is enough staff on the unit to meet the needs of the patients. What I learned from the case study is that I am accountable for the decisions that I make as a nurse. LaSala & Bjarnason (2010) stated “ The ethics of care is characterized by attentiveness, responsiveness, competence, and responsiveness.” It is important for
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inequalities are present and further provides methods to deal with such clients as per nursing ethics. It helps in challenging the norms of any society, and contributes in reducing or eliminating the inequalities. Furthermore, these social discrepancies are simulated globally, with the health of the poorer nation far worse, and life expectancy far lower, than in richer parts of the world. Thus, as compared to the factors that are related to biology, inequalities in society in terms of wealth, power, prestige and social inclusion/exclusion plays more significant role in keeping good health. For example, diversity and equality are highly valued in our Canadian society (Kozier, et al., 2010 p. 177
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a social system”.
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creation by speaking with pregnant minority girls about the aftermath of abortion on their lives. She then facilitates placement in a home and nutritional support during their pregnancies, as well as high school education completion or job training opportunities.
Nursing is a profession with a great responsibility provide effective healthcare to a diverse population. To achieve this effective healthcare, the nurse must utilize ethics, quality and continuing education, autonomy, communication and accountability. Incorporating the Franciscan Values enables the professional nurse to provide service to others through diverse, meaningful nursing care.
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Knowing nursing theoretical works helps nurses to contribute to the quality of holistic approach in nursing process. Nightingale’s theoretical work (1969) Notes on Nursing: What It Is and What Is Not focused more on patients and environment (Bolton, 2014). She developed 13 concepts, called canons for creating a healthy environment for patients. Two of them, chattering hopes and advices and observation of the sick, will guide me to assess Mr. D’s situation described in the attached appendix and how these canons connect to College Nurses of Ontario (CNO) (2009) Ethics concerning the client choice and limit to client choice and Registered Nurses Association of Ontario’s (RNAO) (2006) value
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ethics for nurses serves to provide consistent, clearly defined ethical and moral obligations and responsibilities throughout ANA. Establishing a clearly defined and uniform code of moral virtues and values to adhere to, the ANA can expect universally and uphold the highest expectations, no matter the facility that the nurses may work.
ANA’s role and importance of their ethical values
Nurses apply their moral and ethical training in difficult scenarios within the workplace where leadership and guidance are necessary in the nursing profession. Developing a set code of ethical and moral values also supports the nursing organization in providing the best care to their patients, without
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themselves at the policy level to assure proper funding to alleviate nursing shortage. The JCAHO (2002) report expects a profound nursing shortage by 2020 and urges health care facilities to consider methods to retain nurses.
Other areas that I felt was not addressed was the culture of institutions. An institutions culture directs the position an organization is heading. JCAHO (2002) encourages health care facilities to advocate for a culture of safety. A culture of safety is achieved by leaders modeling care, respect and ethics by being visible for staff to view. Farquhar, Collins and Clancy (2007) also support building a culture of safety to ensure patient safety.
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M and other health team members.
In conclusion, reflecting on this my past experience had helped me in promoting the values of client’s well being, respecting client choice, assuring privacy and confidentiality, respecting sanctity and quality of life, maintain commitments, respecting truthfulness, and ensuring fairness in the use of resources. (CNO 2002)
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Module Title PLE 2.3
Cohort September 2012
Assignment Title PLE 2.3 Reflection
Assignment Date 18th April 2014
Word Count 1591 words
PLE 2.3 Reflection
Scottish Patient Safety Programme
and the Early Detection of the Deteriorating Patient
The aim of this reflection is to discuss patient safety in an acute setting according to the Scottish Patient Safety Programme. I will be using a model of reflection, Gibbs Reflective Cycle to structure my essay (Gibbs 1988 cited in Paterson and Chapman, 2013). In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council identifiable information will not be written, maintaining confidentiality (NMC, 2010a).
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philosophy of nursing, that is to be an advocate for my patients' and their family during their most vulnerable time, continuing my education to provide the best quality care available and taking a holistic approach by looking at the person as a whole; caring for their body, mind, and spirit (Chitty, 2007 p. 312).I believe nursing is an evidence based practice, the care provided to patients and family have been proven through research to be the safest most effective way to implement care. My values which mold my beliefs have been acquired throughout my life from the people around me and my experiences. My values and beliefs will continue to change as I get older, have more experiences in my
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to healthcare workers as they address new ethical issues on a continuum. Contained in the nursing Code of Ethics is a myriad of topics, however, the topics of great importance to me are: autonomy, privacy, confidentiality, and acting on questionable practice (whistle blowing). These topics are outlined in further detail under Provisions 1, and 3 of the Nursing Code of Ethics.
Provision 1.1 in the Nursing Code of Ethics states that “the nurse, as a professional, should practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems
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In this era of increasing medical technology, changing modes of communication and the expansion of nursing professional roles, ethical, legal and social issues in nursing are increasing. Nurses operate in situations that put them under ethical, legal and social challenges on a daily basis. These issues are linked to legislative changes and ethics of medical technologies geared towards helping nurses to provide better healthcare, for patients. They govern issues of confidentiality, practice, medical issues and the expectations the society has put on nurses. The nursing profession has had radical development and change since its inception. Technology has contributed much to the development
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As a nurse, I want to care for everyone I come in contact with. If there was a student partner with alcohol on her breath, I would be concerned for her and her patients. My own values about alcohol do not matter because my primary concern is to protect the patient. I would follow protocols and laws of my hospital and of the Arizona State Board of Nursing in order to move forward in reporting this student nurse.
In the nursing code of ethics provision 3.6, which is addressing impaired practice, states, “Nurses must be vigilant to protect the patient, the public, and the professional from potential harm when a colleague’s practice, in any setting, appears to be impaired” (American Nurses