Sheracity And Fidelity In Nursing

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Veracity & Fidelity in Nursing: Personal and Professional Values
Not only is it important to know our own personal values set when it comes to providing nursing care, it is also a valuable skill as a preceptor or trainer of nurses to notice and assess, as well as potentially report, issues of ethical concern. There are standards of care as well as ethical components established by the American Nurses Association (ANA) that assist nurses in this process. Models of care and nursing theories utilized in our individual health systems can also point us in the right direction with regards to proper care of patients with truth telling and promise keeping. Communication is a key factor in not only the nurse patient relationship, but also the relationship we have with our fellow nurses and the institution in which we practice. After all, it is nurses who are responsible for maintaining the integrity of our profession.
Truth Telling and Promise Keeping: Foundations of the Nurse-Patient Relationship
The right thing to do was obvious, when put into the perspective of the patient and the nurse-patient relationship. Tele-nursing involves a special sort of nurse patient relationship, one that must be developed with an immediate rapport and understanding of trust with a caller (Nagel, Pomerleau & Penner, 2013). Patients enter into a relationship with the provider and by extension, the after-hours nursing staff, and place their trust in their provider at a potentially vulnerable time (Carter, 2009).
While training a nurse who was new to telephone triage, it became evident to me through several calls and transactions that the nurse was not honest in her interactions. There is no room in this sort of nurse-patient relationship for attempting ...

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