People trust and depend on nurses, and I will have the ability to win their trust and become their healer. My main focus will be caring for people, I agree with Nightingale’s theory of nursing; she focused on caring and helping people coping with their environment and situation (Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2011, p. 44). Also, I highly agree with Peplau’s theory, this theory emphasizes the importance of patient and nurse interpersonal relationship and determines its importance for caring patient (Potter et al., 2011, p. 44). These two theory guides me to achieve my values and belief towards nursing which are altruism which is a act of selfless care and developing strong bond between my patient and me helps my patients become dependable and make me accountable and responsible towards them. My definition of nursing has not changed; it is basically caring for people and being able to connect
Developing that human relationship with your patient is key to helping them achieve a great quality of life. At my hospital look other hospitals the concept is take care of the patient first or the patient comes first. My hospital really expects that of all staff. They give us the equipment, time and recourses to do so. Our CEO, COO,and CNO have a motto and it is: as staff we do not ever say we don't have it, or we don't do it.
People: The employee’s of the hospital treat the patients with courtesy and respect. They build relationships with the patients in order for them to feel safe and comfortable with the care provided. The retention rate for the 2013 was above goal. Community owned: Being a community owned hospital all decisions are made locally. Decisions are made by employees that live and work in the same community.
“11.2. Promote the value of self-determination for each individual.” This Code of Ethics is noteworthy to me because it allows individuals rights to have full power of their own lives. For example, people have rights to confidentiality when it comes to their healthcare records and being able to have access to their documents about one’s self or the treatments that they receive. Self-determination is empowering, allowing us to make meaningful decisions in our own lives; whether it is voting, job opportunities or even what group you socialize with. “11.3.
Therefore, treating all patients fairly is an ethical duty of the hospital and staff with respect to values and beliefs. It is also imperative to follow the chain of command and assist the family together with the assigned nurse in assessing the need for medical attention and at the same time acknowledging the wishes of the family
(Berwick 2006) Providers that Respect Time Medical Providers all have a philosophy which guides their day to day business practices. Physicians that respect time have made a philosophical decision that a patients’ time is valuable. This is a value centered approach to patient care, and results in more engaged patients and more satisfied customers. The Physician is acting in the role of consultant, and is thereby in the employ of the patient. There are not many other professions where the employee can make the employer wait, only in a physician office can this happen.
They can ensure smooth handoffs as the patient transitions through the continuum. They often prevent medication errors, reduce infection rates and facilitate patient transitions from hospital to home. (Howell, 2013) Nurses at every level take a leadership role through knowledge and caring. Demonstrating understanding of the person, health and environment helps to drive nursing practice and patient care. (AONE, 2010) Leadership is not just managing but facilitating.
Good personal ethics are very important for me to have because it allows me to deal fairly with people in any situation and in any aspect of life. I believe good personal ethics are very important for everyone to have although some may not think so. My Ethical Lens Inventory results allow me to identify what my individual values are and what my challenges and strengths are. The inventory allows me to see ethical issues clearly and being aware of my priorities and values helps me to understand how I deal with ethical issues that may arise in daily life. My personal preferred lens is the Equality/Rationality in the Relationship lens.