The Professional Values in Nursing serves as a foundation for nursing practice and how it is translated into practice. As nurses, it is our job to take on the responsibility of promoting values through our actions and develop respect and grow self-awareness as we interact with our patients. We are the voice for our patients, the advocates and show concern for those who are vulnerable. Core Professional Values There are five Core Professional Nursing Values: Altruism, Autonomy, Human dignity, Integrity and Social justice. Altruism, “the term is derived from Latin ‘alteri’ or ‘the other’, and describes unselfish attention to the needs of others” (Haigh, 2010, p. 1402).
It is these five values that guide us in our practice and as nurses we must promote and emulate these values. They play an important role in the quality of treatment and success of an organization and help us determine right from wrong. Professional Values In order for nurses to practice ethically they must understand the meaning behind each professional value. The first value is human dignity. With each patient we encounter we must show them respect as individuals.
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Since 1935, the Code has been revised several times. The current version of the Code of Ethics was adopted by APTA's House of Delegates in 2009 and The APTA code of ethics clearly defines the goals and ethical principles of the organization. It provides an ethical guidance for all physical therapists, and prevents them from taking advantage of their patient/client. It encourages the physical therapist to seek additional advice or consultation in instances where the guidance of the Code of Ethics may not be definitive. This Code of Ethics is built upon the five roles of the physical therapist, which include management of patients/clients, consultation, education, research, and administration, and the multiple realms of ethical action, which include individual, organizational, and societal.
Nurses in this field wrestle with privacy, confidentiality and quality of care challenges while staying within the limits of health-care reform legislation and HIPAA compliance. It’s essential for case managers to behave and practice ethically, adhering to the code of ethics that built their professional credential. It is vital to be aware and to practice the five basic ethical principles; beneficence, nonmalfeasance, autonomy, justice, and fidelity. Case managers should hold themselves accountable for practicing these five principals. Case managers need to recognize that their primary obligation and role is to their client/patient and that the decisions and actions they make should reflect their purpose of serving the patient (Case Management Society of America).
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The American Nurses Association (ANA) is an organization that represents Registered Nurses (RNs) throughout the United States. It protects the public and also holds RNs accountable for the action and care provided. For this discussion, I will explain Nursing’s Social Policy Statement for the nursing discipline, nursing practice, and societal health. I will also identify one item from the statement that will help me alter my professional behavior. I will also list goals and the steps that will be taken to reach these goals.
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Within this essay Evidence based Practice will be identified and the significant effect it has on the nursing profession, barriers will also be explored in the implementation of Evidence Based Practice. Individuals need specific care tailored to them, it is vitality important to have the correct professional and appropriate personal care. In order to receive this we need to get the patient involved in the decision process, listen to their views and opinions and receive the relevant, accurate, professional and medical information. Once all the information is collaborated a personal care package can be put into practice. Evidence - Based Nursing, An introduction (2008, p.1) “ At is core evidence based ‘anything’ is concerned with using valid and relevant information in decision making” “high quality research is the most important source of valid information”.