Trust is important because the nurse can adequately identify and prioritize the needs of the client and then implement interventions to meet those needs. Once trust is violated, then a nurse cannot earn that trust back. As a consequence, a patient’s health is compromised because the nurse cannot deliver their service adequately. If I were to approach Marie and breach her trust, in order to convince her to receive the surgery, I would violate something that is vital in the nurse-and-patient relationship. If Marie decided to take the operation after talking to her, this choice would not be solely Marie’s own decision.
Moreover, Beauchamp (as cited by Wida ̈ng, 2002) acknowledged that respect and integrity are both significant characteristics in ethical reasoning and the provision of nursing care. In this essay, the importance of the theme, which is the respect and maintenance of dignity of patients, to the patient care, the patient’s health outcome, and to the nurse will be discussed. Maintaining the patient’s dignity and respecting them is one the duties and moral principles, which nurses have to uphold to provide quality holistic nursing care. To achieve this, there are several factors that nurses should be aware of, such as changing the environment that is comfortable a... ... middle of paper ... ... and evaluation. In conclusion, respecting a patient when doing nursing care and maintaining their dignity is very important as it affects their health outcomes and help maintain and improve the standards and principles of nursing practice.
In the case of a patient complaining of severe pain the nurse who contacts the physician to obtain an order for pain relief is acting in beneficence to that patient. An accountable nurse acts ethically under the code of conduct to be able to answer to oneself and others for their own actions. These actions cannot judge what life and health are worth to a
Fletcher, Holt, Brazier et al. (1995) discuss that when considering patient well-being, nurses may demonstrate paternalism towards their patients. Paternalism is to believe that it is right to make a decision for someone without taking into consideration those persons wishes, or even to override their wishes; therefore overriding autonomy. This happens all the more in Mental Health and Learning Disability services because people assume that they may not have capacity to make decisions for themselves. Singleton and Mclaren (1995) suggest that justification for nursing interventions rest on the concept that the principle of beneficence and non-maleficence takes precedence over considerations of respect for the patient’s autonomy.
When describing what this is the most important word is “professional”. When having an interpersonal relationship with a patient there is a fine line between professional and nonprofessional. It is imperative as a nurse to keep their distance for not only their own sake but for the sake of the patient. It may be easy to get caught up in a patient’s life since as a nurse their job is to care for them but there must be boundaries to ensure a safe and professional relationship. Empathy can be shown through having an interpersonal relationship by therapeutic communication which the individual (Richardson, Percy, & Hughes, 2015).
It is of high importance in health care due to the fact that nurses often care for vulnerable patients who may not be able to advocate for themselves in time of needs. Nurses must show patient advocacy by assisting the patient to choose decisions that are beneficial to the patient as well as informing them of their rights (Cole, Wellard, & Mummery, 2014). Because an individual has a right to self-determination and the freedom to choose what is best for themselves, patient advocacy that involves informing the patient should always be done in a professional manner with respect, honesty and dignity (Hanks, 2008). And nurses must show empathy and support of the decision a patient makes. It is also important for nurses to respect and encourage a patient advocacy and continue to ensure the choices of their patients are honored and respected despite of their opinions or beliefs on about them.
Autonomy is identified as another professional value and one that the nurse must possess. Autonomy is the right to self-determination. Nurse’s respect the patient’s right to make a decision regarding their healthcare. Practical application includes, educating patients and their families on their choices, honoring their right to make their own decision and stay in control of their health, developing care plans in collaboration with the patient (Taylor, C. Lillis, C. LeMone, P. Lynn, P,
A therapeutic relationship is the medium between under-involvement and over-involvement, and is the zone where nurses should remain. One reason why it is so important that nurses do not overstep their boundaries, is that nurses are respected, trusted, and valued by patients. It is important to keep this reputation to be successful in this field (Black, 2014). According to Black (2014), professional nursing is the protection and promotion of good health, preventing illness and injury, and relieving suffering through treatment and diagnosis. Nurses are also known as advocates in the care of individuals and their support systems.
This is reflected in professional practice when the nurse works to assure equal treatment under the law and equal access to quality health care. a. Example: The nurse supports and promotes fairness and nondiscrimination in the delivery of care. These professional values provide the foundation for nursing practice and guide a nurse’s interactions with patients and clients. In addition to values, ethical nurses should have several essential virtues, or human excellencies, that enable them to be responsible human beings: competence, compassionate caring, subordination of self-interest to patient interest, self-effacement, trustworthiness, conscientiousness, intelligence, practical wisdom, humility, and
Kozier and Erb's (2015) refer to veracity as telling the truth. Sometimes the nurse is left in a dilemma whether to tell the patient the truth. The nurse is left with the question whether, to tell the truth which may cause anxiety or a lie that is likely to relieve anxiety and fear? In reality lying to the sick persons would rarely justify. It is important that the nurse to weigh any benefit derived from telling lies to the patient versus the loss of trust the patient can have the nurse and the anxiety caused by not knowing the truth Confidentiality involves not divulging to others privilege information entrusted to one without good judgment except in a situation where divulging the information will help solve the problem of the client.