Nursing Standards Essay

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NVT2 Task 1 One of the nursing standards of practiced that I feel applies to my role in this case is Standard 7. Ethics. “The registered nurse practices ethically.” (ANA, 2010, p. 47). The competencies that are outlined in this standard of practice mean that that I, as the nurse, should uphold, protect, and preserve all my patients’ rights, including their beliefs, their values, and their right to self determination. I should speak up and take appropriate action when needed. I should question any unethical or illegal practice. I should advocate for my patients equality concerning his health care. I should always maintain confidentiality and I should utilize the family centered care model. (ANA, 2010, p. 47). This standard implies that ethical rules should be followed. The fact that the patient had an advance directive and that Mr. Y was appointed the POA should have been disclosed. I should have spoken up and mentioned the advance directive when I spoke with Mr. Y. I also should have prevented Dr. K from openly discussing the case with other people in the room. Although this standard implies that family members should be considered a part of the health care team, HIPAA rules and regulations need to be followed as well. This standard also implies that Mr. E’s values and right to self determination should be honored. The nursing code of ethics that I feel applies to this case study is Provision 1, “The nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and the uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems. (ANA, 2001) This code means to me that I, as the nurse, will do everything in my power to advocate for my patients right for self determination, to be open minded and value all

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