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Developments in Nursing Field and its Significance Introduction Nursing is a branch of medicine that covers the sensitive, cultural, and biological requirements of the patient, in addition to diagnosis and treatment. Traditionally, nursing was thought to entail cleaning patients, emptying their bedpans and keeping them comfortable and well looked after (Health issues and careers). This notion has changed throughout time, and nursing can now be practiced as a medical profession. It is worth noting that nursing has encountered a profound culture alteration over the last few decades. In regards to this, nurses are expected to apprehend and conduct research, and to base their professional practice on emerging evidence from research (Beck 4).
My Nursing Philosophy: Beliefs, Values and Ethics The philosophy of nursing consists of values, beliefs and ethics that shape the way a nurse thinks, performs their duties, and behaves. “Philosophy is the intense and critical examination of beliefs and assumptions. Philosophy gives coherence to the whole realm of thought and experiences" (Burkhardt, Nathaniel, & Walton, 2014, p.25). Nurses follow their personal philosophies, but also need to adhere to the professional standards and guidelines set by their governing body. This paper will discuss my personal nursing philosophy including my values, beliefs, ethics and clinical practice.
In this essay we are going to explore the connection between professional nursing practice and professional caring. I will outline the terms of professional nursing practice and what makes nursing a profession? I will describe the term of professional caring and the connection to the nursing practice and discuss the dilemma of care and cure. And also determine the importance of both in professional nursing practice. Professional nursing practice has been developing for several centuries.
I still believe that this profession revolves around the nursing metaparadigm, which involves the aspects of nursing, health, the person, and the environment (Bender & Feldman, 2015), but I now see that it is also grounded in critical thinking. This critical thinking allows for nurses to gain a deeper understanding into each aspect of the metaparadigm and without this aspect or lack thereof, Arli, Bakan, Ozturk, Erisik, and Yildirim (2017) believes that the care being provided could be negatively affected. Moreover, while reflecting on what my philosophy entails, I first inquired into what I believe nursing to be. For me, nursing is a profession unlike any other and contrary to what I used to believe in first year, only those who are registered under the College of Nurses can be a part of this profession. It is important to remember that although anyone can help bandage a cut, this does not mean that they are a nurse or part of the profession.
The purpose of this paper is to review the theory of self-regulation and how it can be applied to practice in health care settings to improve patient outcomes. According to Johnson (1997), more than 25 years of research has influenced the development of the self-regulation theory, which is about coping with healthcare experiences. Health problems have shifted from acute to chronic where it has been identified that personal behaviors are linked to over half of societies chronic health problems (Ryan & Sawin, 2009). As the modern nurse strives to provide specialized care and improve patient outcomes, the utilization of nursing theory continues to gain importance. This theory explains how patients use specific types of information to cope with health care events thus providing a rational for selecting information that can be expected to benefit patients.
The healthcare system is very complex, and the nurses should be aware of all the policies, laws, ethics, and available sources to provide quality care to all patients. The following case study will explore some of the decision-making processes the nurses consider while caring for their patients to keep high standards of care. What does Sue need to know about her personal values and legal/ethical issues to determine how she will make decisions about providing care for indigent persons? As mentioned by the Cherry and Jacob (2014), “nursing ethics is a system of principles concerning the actions of the nurse in his or her relationship with patients, patients’ family members, other health care providers, policymakers, and society as a whole”
International Council of Nurses Code of Ethics for Nurses The International Council of Nurses (ICN) adopted the ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses in 1953, with its most recent review and revision in 2012. The ICN Code of Ethics follows four principal elements that outline the standards of ethical conduct: 1. Nurses and people- People requiring nursing care are the nurse’s primary professional responsibility, along with providing an environment where human rights, values, customs, and spiritual rights of the patient, family and community are respected. 2. Nurses and practice- The nurse is responsible for continued education to maintain competence in nursing practice and delegation, and is responsible for maintaining personal health to ensure that care is not compromised.
Essential Qualities for Competent Nursing Nursing is a career path abounding with complexity, opportunities, autonomy, and challenge. These things come with a very heavy burden of responsibility to provide quality, safe care to all patients. It is for this reason that there are specific guidelines that govern the practice of a nurse. This paper aims to evaluate and explore ethical issues in nursing and how they relate to the five core competencies laid out by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The first part of this paper will compare the role and perception of nursing now in contrast with the how it has been throughout history.
Throughout most of history the perception of a nurse was interpreted as a bedside maid that served the doctor they worked under. However, nurses have defined, implemented, and birthed evidence based practice for over a hundred years (What’s, 2011). The application of evidence-based practice nursing care is concurrent with the effect on improved patient outcomes (Davis, 2016). The evidence based practice has evolved into a need for health care power teams that work together to continuously research the best outcomes for the patients in their care as a unit (Kerr,2007). Furthermore, the trinity relationship that exists between research, evidence-based practice, and quality control work behind the scenes to produce a decline in errors with patient’s