In today’s society many often look for a pat on the back, a reward, trophy or the spot light in order to do well in the eyes of their fellow man. However, in the nursing profession there are tasks taken on by a nurse alone with a patient who is in desperate needs our services and help. This is when the true ethics of nursing comes into play; being able to perform our best and do the right thing when no one else is around is so very important. Having a standard of care and displaying moral characteristics by serving others without an interest of self should be a rewarding experience to any nurse. No crowds, no lights, and no applause just doing a great job and caring for mankind as all would want someone to do for them. The dilemma is how does a person get to that point? Our personal, cultural and spiritual values contribute to the worldview of philosophy today often from rearing. Starting with a childhood experiences, upbringing and a belief in God is what contributes to a person’s cultural and personal experiences. However, when this is not available how is it that an individual can summon a type of moral characteristic or tenacity when it was not taught in the environment in which a person grows up in? It is at this time that fellow nurses and educational experiences help to develop and instill a standard to many regardless of nationality, background, or financial ranking. What matters the most is that nurses assume a title of professionalism while caring for others who expect nothing else but our very best. It is at that time that an individual must come to the resolve and make a determination prior to receiving a degree, walking across the stage and applying the pendant to the lapel that they as nurses will uphold a standard of trustworthiness, compassion and dedication. A nurse should strive to do his/her best without cutting corners, taking the easy way out or receding from a difficult/tedious task. Able to accept the job with both arms open and relying on schooling, knowledge, and a conscious to do what is correct and beneficial for each and every patient will last. The obligation as nurse for patients should be founded on nothing less than values, morals and ethics. According to Potter & Perry (2007), “an Individual value is defined as a personal belief about the worth you hold for an idea, a custom or an object” (p.67). These values help shape a person’s point of view as well as an aid in developing the nursing roles by helping to define nursing values and goals. Together with a team of professionals nurses can come together effectively regarding difficult ethical issues and concerns. Morals usually are referred to as judgment about a particular behavior whereas ethics is the study of a moral standard governed by right or wrong principles. The characteristics of moral conduct I strive to live by daily is to carry out nursing responsibilities in a manner in which I am consisted with quality patient care and affective in making a difference in a patient’s life one at a time. My personal views and philosophies may be conflicting with my obligation to practice nursing due to the fact that doctors, colleges and medical facilities spend billions of dollars on medical research and to a certain degree it has proven to be effective. Man has developed numerous cures for polio, syphilis, and other diseases in researches which patients are grateful for and cannot minimize the efforts of others. However, with the enormous amount of drugs on the market today there are times that man can do nothing that will…
Personal Ethics Development
PHL/323 Ethics in Management
May 10, 2013
PERSONAL ETHICS DEVELOPMENT
The process of ethics development begins during childhood. Parents are a child’s first teacher. The child is taught about making the distinction between right and wrong. The lessons are taught through direct teaching by the parents at first. As the child grows, there are other people who are influential in his or her life. For example: the…
March 26, 2013
GEN/195 - FOUNDATIONS OF UNIVERSITY
A great education has so many purpose in life if you ask me. though my whole life I have been fighting courageously for degree in my favorite career field. The knowledge on having a degree prove you are courageously qualify for the field you are applying for. My personal education been really under construction; subsequently, I'm not where I pictured myself when I was a kid which a DEA agent. The criminal…
Ethics is what truly defines a person or company. In our world today, everyone is governed by a complex of moral principles and values in which they believe in. That’s why everyone in the world is unique we all have different codes of ethics that make us the individuals that we are. We all have different opinions of what is right and what is wrong. Did you think it was right when Germany invaded Poland? Well Hitler certainly did. But why do…
or care for someone, which is what I do, because I value loyalty and consistency. I believe in getting a done honestly. I am fair and just and believe in doing what’s right for others. My weakness is that I’m judgmental, I judge people quick. My personal judgment overpowers me a lot, making me not see the clear picture sometimes. I make excuses when I feel really empowered I believe that rules don’t apply to me. I do so by convincing myself of this at times. My values are that I believe in equality…
(2007), define ethics as “the principles, norms, and standards of conduct governing an individual or organization.” I was influenced the way I determine different actions or behavior in a particular situation since I was a child. Growing up with a single Catholic mother made me value different things and behave in a particular way. In addition, this made me a have a particular ethical system that influences the way I work and act as an individual. At the corporation level, ethics is important because…
Personal Code of Ethics
Having a personal code of ethics is very important to me since it defines who I am and what my beliefs are. My ethical code symbolizes who I am as an individual as a result of my moral, religious, intellectual and cultural upbringing. One of my greatest wishes is for my personality and actions to clearly define my code of ethics, without me verbalizing or someone else reading it on a document. Some questions that I would like others to ask and come up with their…
What personal, cultural, and spiritual values contribute to your worldview and philosophy of nursing? How do these values shape or influence your nursing practice?
Ethics and values form the basis of nursing. Nurses provide nursing care by preventing illness, reducing suffering and promoting restoration of health in individuals, families, societies and communities. Nursing involves technical skills and abilities, duty and service to others with compassion and efficient decision-making…
Personal Ethics Development Paper
Personal Ethics Development Paper
At birth we are essentially a bare slate. At this time in our lives, we have learned nothing. Our only ability is to cry when we require nourishment or the need for individual vigilance and solace arises. Until certain things are compulsory we are content to lie there and watch the world rotate around us. Throughout life we evolve standards founded on what we have learned or experienced as we develop. The aim of evolving…
Ethics Awareness Inventory
January 20, 2015
Instructor: Jordan Pennefather
Ethics Awareness Inventory
The Ethics Awareness Inventory (EAI) is an instrument used to establish one's different attitudes to different portions of ethical thought and behavior. According to The Williams Institute (2011), "Ethics Awareness Inventory is a powerful tool for developing ethical competency. Besides being an instructive personal ethics assessment instrument, the EAI is a…
head and attempted another breath. The air still did not go in or make the chest rise. What should you do next?
-Give 30 chest compressions/ 2 finger swipe
There is a man lying on the ground and the scene is safe. You have approached, put on your personal protective equipment, and are kneeling beside him. What should you do now?
-Tap and check for awareness
What is the preferred method for performing 1-rescuer CPR on a child?
-use one heel
You are eating lunch in a restaurant and a woman suddenly…