There are a variety of definitions that organizations create to aid in a better understanding of the importance nursing holds in providing safe, patient centered health care to the community. For example, The International Council of Nurses states that “nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups, and communities sick or well, and in all settings. Nursing includes the promotion of health; prevention of illness; and the care of ill, disabled, and dying people. Advocacy, promotion of a safe environment, research, participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management, and education are also key nursing roles” (Potter & Perry, 2016, p.3). Although this definition is competent, I recognize, as I reflect on my nursing education, that I have unknowingly created a set of values and beliefs that aid in the creation of my own nursing definition or philosophy. It is a product of my knowledge obtained from classroom lectures, and my interactions with a diversity of patients, family members, and healthcare professionals during my CNA clinical rotations. In my opinion nursing is a service in which efficient patient centered care is provided using core principles such as safety, professionalism, communication and collaboration, …show more content…
In my opinion, ethics plays an extensive role in my philosophy because it reflects an individual 's core beliefs, values, and character. A nurse has to constantly make judgments that influences a patient’s outcomes in an ethical manner. For example a nurse has to have the knowledge of ethical principles, such as autonomy and beneficence, to have the power of being a major player in the decision-making process regarding patient care (Gonzalez, 2014). Ultimately, having a good comprehension of morality, or what one should and should not do, plays a detrimental role in providing patient-centered
The classical term for the word ethics is, moral philosophies that rule an individual’s or group behavior or action. The American Nurses Association used ethics to write the Code of Ethics for Nurses with these values and visions in mind: “(1) As a statement of the ethical obligations and duties of every person who chooses to enter the profession of nursing. (2) To act as the nonnegotiable standard of ethics. (3) To serve as an expression of the understanding on nursing’s commitment to society.” (Nurses Code of Ethics, 2015). With our ever-changing society and healthcare, also comes changes to the American Nurses Association’s
Ethics is a branch of philosophy dealing with what is morally right or wrong (Merriam-Webster, 2015). Nurses practice patient care without self-interest, thus, attempting to make decisions that are right for the patient. This writer’s goal is to be a patient advocate and make decisions based on nursing ethics and the patient’s right to choose.
This study showed that nursing ethical values in patients, clients car are similar in many cases due to a common core in humanistic and spiritual approach of nursing profession, which is taking care of a human values such as human dignity, kindness and sympathy, altruism, responsibility and commitment, justice and honesty, personal, professional competency were similar in most of the cultures.
This document will depict my own philosophy of nursing. I will describe why I chose to become a nurse, those who influenced me, my views on the “core” of nursing, my values and beliefs in regards to my patients, their family members, my peers, and myself as a nurse, I will then share my goals and visions for myself in the future.
According to the American Nurses Association, nursing is defined as “the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations” (American Nurses Association, 2016). Nurses have many jobs and responsibilities and wear many different hats. Nurses can perform at many different levels depending on their scope of practice which is defined by the board of nursing in one’s state of residence. It is important as nurses to understand and follow
As I have progressed through this semester learning about numerous nursing philosophers, I have poured over the readings trying to identify my place in the world of nursing theory. How am I supposed to create a theory with meaning and purpose? As I reflected on this question, an obvious and simple answer kept coming to mind. Why did I decide to become a nurse in the first place? What about nursing pulled me in to this profession? When I began to think of my nursing journey in this light, my personal nursing philosophy became obvious to me.
“Ethics is a systematic study of principles of right and wrong conduct” (Taylor, Lillis, Lynn, & LeMone, 2015, p. 96). The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics has nine provisions to it. All nine are important to the nursing field in their own way. There are two provisions that I find most important in helping my career as a nurse. Provision one, The nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect of 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. Secondly provision two, the nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient whether an individual, family, group, or community.
To make good nursing decisions, nurses require an internal roadmap with knowledge of nursing theories. Nursing theories, models, and frameworks play a significant role in nursing, and they are created to focus on meeting the client’s needs for nursing care. According to McEwen and Wills (2014), conceptual models and theories could create mechanisms, guide nurses to communicate better, and provide a “systematic means of collecting data to describe, explain, and predict” about nursing and its practice (p. 25). Most of the theories have some common concepts; others may differ from one theory to other. This paper will evaluate two nursing theorists’ main theories include Sister Callista Roy’s
The American Nurses Association (ANA) developed a foundation for which all nurses are expected to perform their basic duties in order to meet the needs of the society we serve. The ANA “has long been instrumental in the development of three foundational documents for professional nursing; its code of ethics, its scope and standards of practice, ands statement of social policy.” (ANA, 2010, p. 87) The ANA defined nursing as “the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations” and used to create the scope and standards of nursing practice. (ANA, 2010, p. 1) These “outline the steps that nurses must take to meet client healthcare needs.” () The nursing process, for example, is one of the things I use daily. Other examples include communicating and collaborating with my patient, their families, and my peers, and being a lifelong learner. I continually research new diagnoses, medications, and treatments for my patients. As a nurse of ...
They provide morals and are used to form what is the best and right action to do. Ethics can be controversial, but the nurse must keep in mind the patient and their morals. The nurse must understand the different positions of what is good, what is right, what ought to be done, the complexity of moral judgment and the obligations required of them (Barbara A. Carper, 1978). Ethics represent the norms of society. Unethical actions endanger social judgment, the patient, and personal morality. Learning personal values as well as moral judgments through actions and personal beliefs helps form ethics in the nursing learning.
Ethics asses the values, morals, and principles of nurses. Legal codes or laws are rules established by our government. It’s important that nurses have a clear and comprehensive understanding of ethical and legal codes within their career. The understanding of these codes is essential for nurses to safely practice and to protect their patients. Nurses must abide by these principles or face the consequences of legal action. These principles include autonomy, utilitarianism, confidentiality, and many others. Autonomy is the agreement to respect ones right to determine a course of action, while utilitarianism is what is best for most people as defined in American Nurses Association. In order to give you a
Throughout this philosophy paper, I have explored what nursing is based on my personal values and beliefs as it relates to the body of work in nursing. I value the importance of holistic nursing and the care of patients being individualized for them and their family. Also, effectively collaborating among health care professionals to ensure quality care for patients. Additionally, the importance of health promotion as one of the main roles of nurses is being a teacher, since promoting health prevents illness and increases the level of health in clients. These principles will serve as a guide for my personal standards of nursing practice.
Ethics are rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally right and wrong.(Merriam) The nurse is responsible primarily for the patient. Nurses need to promote, advocate for, and strive to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient.(FUN) The Dax Cowart Case is the perfect example of the need for autonomy, informed consent, and quality of life.
128) For the purpose of discussing models of nursing theory in healthcare we will limit the above definition from “trained and licensed professionals” to “nursing professionals.” What then is a clinical nurse? By definition, a nurse is an individual working with the purpose of protecting and promoting the health of the individual for which they are caring. This includes prevention of illness, alleviation of suffering and the advocacy of care. (Nursing World, 2014) The role of a professional nurse in the healthcare setting then is to uphold and reestablish the health of the patient through healing, therapy and disease prevention.
Ethics is defined as moral principles that govern a persons or a group’s behavior, ethical principles apply to both personal and professional relationships (Webster, 2015). The field of nursing is a profession that has been highly regarded and respected in society. Most nurses enter the profession in order to utilize their clinical skills to help others in their time of need. Those in failing health rely on nurses to care for them in their most vulnerable states, and expect a level of compassion and humanity while receiving care. Nurses have an ethical responsibility to their patients, clients, and their community. Compassion, empathy, and integrity are staple characteristics that nurses possess that allow them to successfully perform their