The commitment to ethics in nursing education is at best uneven across programs. Some programs require a specific course (or more) in ethics ( Michael D, Dahnke PhD ). Ethics are very important in the practice of nursing, to make sure the treatment of patients is in the right way. (Macciocchi French, Bush, 2009) The relationship between health care worker and patient must be characterized by privacy, linked to the patient's need to ease the suffering of quickly. (Macciocchi French, Bush, 2009) .also ,To influence patient care from an ethical perspective, nurse needs Knowledge of ethical principles, such as autonomy and beneficence,and to be a major player in the decision-making process regarding patient care ( Parker, F,2007) .
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. Furthermore, the ANMC has formulated domains, specifically the Professional Practice domain, which guides nurses in their practice to provide holistic and quality nursing care that is done with respect and dignity. As a future registered nurse, I know that I need to be aware of this issue so that I can be considered a competent nurse. To do this, I need to be sensitive in carrying out my nursing interventions adequately and respectfully so that I can help maintain their dignities. Finally, I believe that the proper way to care for patients with respect and dignity is to take care of them as I would like to be taken care of.
Provision 4 explains the nurse’s obligation in providing optimal patient care is determined by the appropriate delegations of tasks that a practicing nurse is responsible and accountable for. The patient has a legal right to negate treatment, as often seen, but that does not make it an ethical decision for their health. The nursing indications principle is the obligation a nurse has in direct care activities, delegating, and teaching. The nurse maintains accountability and responsibility in accord with the standard of patient care, under these nursing indications. 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.
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.
Professionalism and Professional Boundaries in the Nursing Profession Professionalism and staying within professional boundaries is not only a critical part of maintaining your patient’s trust, but it is also a law that nurses must follow to remain practicing. Patients are vulnerable to the nurse in this position, so the nurse must be careful not to break this trust. Professional boundaries are the gap between the nurse’s professional position and the vulnerability of the patient. Nurses are required to abide by privacy standards to protect the patient and to practice a therapeutic relationship. A therapeutic relationship is the medium between under-involvement and over-involvement, and is the zone where nurses should remain.
Introduction: Nursing is an extremely challenging healthcare profession. While some might think the role of a nurse is to simply administer medications, nurses must actually provide much comfort and support. The main role of a nurse is to be a patient advocate, which means the nurse must be a charge nurse, caregiver, educator, and a counselor for patients and their families. Nursing has many essential elements when practiced holistically. Advocacy includes the acts of educating, protecting, emotionally supporting, communicating as well as supporting patients in the decision-making process.
personal values, such as respect, responsibility, and obligation are dependent on the moral attitude of the nurse. Professional attitudes in nursing comprise of inclinations, feelings and emotions that conform to their principles and serve as the basis for their behavior. Professional behavior or behavioral professionalism however is behaving in a manner to achieve optimal outcomes in professional tasks and interactions. Nurses must always be committed to the client at all times. In case the family and community are included in decision-making, she must be accommodative to their ideas whether even in cases where she does not agree.
This shows that there is a certain level of integrity in our thoughts and that we strive to maintain integrity in the values of the nursing profession. There will be times when our personal or professional values may be questioned but I have learned that it is important to stand up for what you believe in, to advocate for yourself as well and as much as you would advocate for your patient. To compromise when necessary, but to ensure that the compromise does not compromise your personal or professional values and above all else always comply with the ethical standards that have been set by the Nurses Code of
Trust, integrity, autonomy, and privacy are one of the many sub-values that fall under human dignity. It is important for the nurses to respect and understand the culture and beliefs of the patient without being judgmental or confrontational. The wellbeing of the patient is priority and so the nurses must focus on gaining the patients trust first by tending to their needs and exhibiting
Healthcare organizations are committed to providing clients with quality service and experience while promoting safety, health, and healing. Nurses have the biggest impact in providing safe client care and are known for their commitment in improving or increasing client health. However, this ethical commitment may not always be met due to breakdowns in healthcare delivery. Deviations such as adoption of unsafe practices or behaviors can lead to sentinel events. Any disconnects or disruptions can be a detriment to client care.