Ethical nursing; patient abandonment It is important to first understand the difference between law and ethics. Ethics examines the values and actions of people. In nursing, ethical issues arise daily. There are issues such as death, dying, birth, abortion, genetics, quality of life, and general human rights. Laws on the other hand are binding rules of conduct.
NMC – Confidentiality The essay will define confidentiality its importance to nurses as a profession and the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Professional Conduct. It will further look at possible dilemmas that could arise in course of practice between the nurse colleagues and the clients. Examples will be based on my clinical placement 1 at Blackfriars Work Centre. Confidentiality is keeping secret, the shared information depending on the situation arising. Dimond (2002) define confidentiality as one of the values of good practise that is concerned with protecting the private information obtained about the patient and client during the period of professional practice.
The ANA code of ethics has provisions in place to assist in a decision for this case. Provision 1 protects human dignity, the right to self-determination. Provision 2 protects the patient's interests and facilitates collaboration among health care providers. Provision 3 and 4 provides standards, accountability, responsibility for nursing judgment and action. In the case of malpractice witnessed by a nurse against a fellow nurse and the facility that they worked, the code of ethics also has provisions to protect nurses as well.
These core concepts lead nurses to actions that guide their practice. Nurses incorporate these concepts as they review, formulate, and deliver nursing care (Brilowski & Wendler, 2005). Nursing is a common core concept of nursing theories. Comparing and analyzing the definition of the concept of nursing among theories helps to distinguish the differences between them. It is also important to know where and how theories can best apply to current nursing practice.
Implementing EBP in nursing care establishes who they are, what they do, and what effect they have on patient outcomes (Overholt, 2004). All nurses have the responsibility to delivering the best care that will deliver the best outcomes to the patient. Evidence-based practice serves as a framework of how to prevent or treat common issues seen in clinical practice. The process of implementing EBP into clinical practice is accomplished by a series of steps or
Application of Theory Paper Nursing theory is the framework that defines nursing practice, establishes standards of care and provides the information essential for functioning patient care. Theory presents logical and educated reasons for nursing actions, based on structured, written depictions of what nursing is and what nurses do (Rousell, 2010). When problems arise within the educational, research, administration and direct patient care settings; theory supplies a foundation for dialog. When using theory to facilitate resolution of a nursing issue it guides leaders in the direction of the common goal of affording superior patient care (Rousell, 2010). In this paper I will apply the Ida Jean Orlando’s Nursing Deliberate Nursing Process Theory to patient boarding in the Emergency Department (ED), a current issue at the facility I am employed.
As a professional, I will be guided by the provisions contained in the code of ethics in the American Nursing Association. The first provision is respect and recognition of human dignity (Grace, 2013). It is important for a nurse to take into account of the fact that professional values and needs are needed in their relationship with individuals, family or community while in practice (ANA, 2015). The other provision that will influence by practice is the primary commitment to the patient as defined in the American Nursing Association. I will be able to understand that the interests of the patient are primary in my career.
However, those in nursing can be distinguished by its emphasis on relationships, collaborative care and human dignity.” Legal and ethical issues can intertwine and can vary from person to person. The issues faced by nurses in their practice are based on what the individual believes is right or wrong and according to Guido (2010) ethics embodies a process of establishing standards of conduct and moral judgment. The chief ideologies of healthcare ethics that must be supported in every day clinical practice are beneficence, nonmaleficence, autonomy, and justice. Beneficence means promoting actions that are beneficial. Nurses work to foster what is best for their clients and attempt to achieve optimal outcomes.
The foundation of any successful nursing career is built with continuing education, a strong knowledge base of the history of nursing practice and theories, strong ethical principal and learning effective application of the nursing process. This paper explores different areas that have personally influenced me as a nurse. These influences include Board of Nursing (BRN), Professional Nursing Organizations (PNO), ethical principles, nursing theory, and historical influences. A. Functional Differences The differences between a regulatory agency such as the Board of Nursing and a Professional Nursing Organization is that the BRN regulates, writes laws, approves licensure and governs nurses. The BRN serves to protect patient.
Code of Ethics Paper Jody Long HCS 435 June 21, 2010 Bob Vella Code of Ethics Paper The code of ethics is a list of rules and policies that is used to get acceptable behavior from members of a group, association, or profession. Each organization has its own code of ethics to work by. Not only does a code of ethics help with the confidence in the organization but also can show that members are committed to the ethical guidelines that are set before them. The code of ethics usually starts with a section that sets the purpose, aspirations, and goals of the organization. [ (Smith, 2010) ] American Nurses Association Code of Ethics The American Nurses Association was started in 1896.