Professional Roles And Values: Functional Differences

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RUP1 Professional Roles and Values Stephanie Gibson Western Governors University

RUP1 Professional Roles and Values

Functional Differences The definition of a regulatory agency is a governmental agency created under the terms of legislation to ensure compliance with the law in agencies that carry out the purpose of the law. It can be at the federal or state level. It may also be called a regulatory authority. (, 2014) Examples are Joint Commission of Health and the state boards of Nursing. Their job is to regulate compliance with meeting criteria for performing certain activities and to provide disciplinary action for failure to comply. The state boards of nursing are responsible
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In the course of the years I have practiced nursing, I have had to learn new technologies, expand into different areas and grow. Now as the most experienced nurse in my unit, I use these same principles to help newer nurses develop their own practice. Sometimes when I have felt frustrated at a lack of knowledge, or competence, it helps me to take a moment and think about where in the 5 stages of development is this nurse. I know that using this theory as the key to my practice has had a prominent role in my own growth and in the role of mentor and preceptor that I have played. I believe that like art and medicine, nursing is a practice. It is an area of constant growth and change. It is impossible for one person to be great at everything and know all there is to know. Using this theory gives you permission to be a novice at something new, even if you have years of nursing experience. Contributions of a Historical Figure in…show more content…
She lived from 1879 to 1966. She was a nurse, sex educator and an activist for women’s rights particularly regarding birth control. She actually coined and popularized the term. At that time in society, discussion of birth control was considered obscene and was illegal. She was jailed many times over the course of her life for publicly speaking and writing about her beliefs. In the early 1900’s she worked in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a neighborhood of mostly poor, immigrants. She treated many women after “back alley abortions” or attempts at self-induced abortion. “No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously decide whether she will or will not be a mother,” (The Biography Website, 2014) It wasn’t until 1936 that the Supreme Court ruled that doctors could legally prescribe and discuss birth control methods. While I don’t agree with her thoughts on eugenics, I strongly believe in the right of every person to make decisions regarding their own health. I expand that belief to include decisions about treatment, the right to choose death with dignity or even to choose physician assisted suicide in the terminally
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