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Title: Characteristics and role of the professional nurse in upholding ethical nursing practice


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  • Characteristics and role of the professional
    nurse in upholding ethical nursing practice
  • By
  • Dr. Hanan Said Ali

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  • Identify the characteristics and role of the
    professional nurse in upholding ethical nursing
    practice.
  • Explain the role of the professional nurse in
    upholding ethical nursing practice.

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Introduction
  • Nurses in all domains of practice bear the
    ethical responsibilities identified under each of
    the seven primary nursing values.
  • The responsibilities are intended to help nurses
    apply the code, help their colleagues and student
    nurses implement the code.

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Providing Safe, compassionate, competent and
ethical care
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • Nurses engage in compassionate care through their
    speech and body language.
  • Nurses build trustworthy relationships as the
    foundation of meaningful communication.
  • Nurses question and intervene to address unsafe,
    non- compassionate, unethical or incomplete
    practice or conditions that interfere with their
    ability to provide safe care.

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Providing Safe, compassionate, competent and
ethical care
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • Nurses admit mistakes and take all necessary
    actions to prevent or minimize harm arising from
    an adverse event.
  • Nurses planning to take job action or practicing
    in environments where action occurs take steps
    safeguard the health and safety of people.
  • Nurses support, use and engage in research and
    other activities that promote safe, competent.

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Providing Safe, compassionate, competent and
ethical care
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • Nurses work to prevent and minimize all forms of
    violence by anticipating and assessing the risk
    of violent situations.
  • During a natural or human- made disaster,
    including a communicable disease outbreak, nurses
    have a duty to provide care using appropriate
    safety precautions.

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Promoting health and well- being
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • Nurses provide care directed first and foremost
    toward the health and well- being of the person,
    family, or community in their care.
  • When a community health intervention interferes
    with the individual rights of persons receiving
    care, nurses use and advocate for the use of the
    least restrictive measures.

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Promoting health and well- being
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • Nurses collaborate with other health- care
    providers and other interested parties to
    maximize health benefits to person receiving
    care, skills and perspectives of all.

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Promoting and respecting informed decision- making
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • Nurses must provide persons in their care with
    the information they need to make informed
    decision.
  • Nurses respect the wishes of capable persons to
    decline to receive information about their
    health condition.
  • Nurses ensure that nursing care is provided with
    the persons informed consent . She must
    recognize and support a capable persons right to
    refuse or withdraw consent for care.

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Promoting and respecting informed decision- making
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • When family members disagree with the decisions
    made by a person with health- care needs, nurses
    assist families in gaining an understanding of
    the person decisions.
  • Nursing respect the informed decision- making of
    capable persons, including choice of lifestyles
    or treatment not conductive to good health.

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Promoting and respecting informed decision- making
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • When illness or other factors reduce a persons
    capacity for making choice , she must assist him
    to participate in making choice appropriate to
    their capability.
  • Nurses along with other health- care
    professionals with substitute decision- makers,
    consider and respect the best interests of the
    person receiving care.

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Preserving dignity( Recognize and respect the
intrinsic worth of each person)
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • Nurses in their professional capacity, relate to
    all persons with respect.
  • Nurses support the person, family, group,
    community receiving care in maintaining their
    dignity and integrity.
  • The nurse must take into account their unique
    values, customs and spiritual believes social
    and economic case.

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Preserving dignity( Recognize and respect the
intrinsic worth of each person)
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • Nurses respect the physical privacy of persons by
    providing care in a discreet manner and by
    minimizing intrusions.
  • When providing care, nurses utilize practice
    standard, best practice guidelines and policies
    concerning restraint usage.
  • Nurses maintain appropriate professional
    boundaries and ensure their relationship are
    always for the benefit of the persons they serve.

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Preserving dignity( Recognize and respect the
intrinsic worth of each person)
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • In all practice settings, nurses work to relieve
    pain and suffering by pain management, to allow
    persons to live with dignity.
  • When a person receiving care is terminally ill or
    dying, nurses foster comfort, alleviate
    suffering,, support a dignified and peaceful
    death.
  • Nurses treat each others in a respectful manner.

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Maintaining privacy and confidentiality
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • Nurses respect the right of people to have
    control over the collection, use, access and
    disclosure of their personal information.
  • When nurses are conversing with persons receiving
    care, they take reasonable measures to prevent
    confidential information in the conversation from
    being overheard.

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Maintaining privacy and confidentiality
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • When nurses are required to disclose information
    for a particular purpose, they disclose only the
    amount of information necessary for that purpose
    and inform only those necessary.
  • When nurses engage in any form of communication,
    including verbal or electronic, they ensure that
    their discussion of persons receiving care is
    respectful.

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Maintaining privacy and confidentiality
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • Nurses respect policies that protect and preserve
    peoples privacy, including security safeguard in
    information Tech.
  • Nurses do not abuse their access to information
    by accessing health- care records for purposes
    inconsistent with their professional obligation.
  • Nurses do not use photo or other technology to
    intrude into the privacy of a person receiving
    care.

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Promoting justiceSafeguarding human right,
equity and fairness and by promoting the public
good
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • When providing care, nurses do not discriminate
    on the basis of a persons race, ethnicity,
    culture, political and spiritual beliefs, social,
    age, lifestyle, physical ability.
  • Nurses refrain from judging, labeling,
    stigmatizing, and humiliating behaviours toward
    persons receiving care, other health- care
    professionals and each other.

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Promoting justiceSafeguarding human right,
equity and fairness and by promoting the public
good
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • Nurses do not engage in any form of lying,
    punishment or any form of unusual treatment or
    action that is inhumane or degrading.
  • Nurses make fair decisions about the allocation
    of resources under their control based on the
    needs of persons, groups ( provide fair treatment
    and for fair distribution of resources)

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Being accountableNurses are accountable for
their actions and answerable for their practice
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • Nurses as members of a self- regulating
    profession, practice according to the values and
    responsibilities in the Code of Ethics
  • Nurses practice within the limits of their
    competence. When beyond their level of
    competence, they seek additional information or
    knowledge, seek help from their supervisor.

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Being accountableNurses are accountable for
their actions and answerable for their practice
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • Nurses are honest and practice with integrity in
    all of their professional interaction.
  • Nurses maintain their fitness to practice. If
    they are aware that they do not have the
    necessary physical, mental or emotional capacity
    to practice safely and competently, they withdraw
    from the provision of care after consulting their
    employer. Nurses then take the necessary steps
    to regain their fitness to practice.

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Being accountableNurses are accountable for
their actions and answerable for their practice
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • Nurses are attentive to signs that a colleague is
    unable to perform his or her duties ( protect
    the safety of persons receiving care).
  • Nurses clearly and accurately represent
    themselves with respect to their name, title and
    role.
  • Nurses disclose actual or potential conflicts
    that arise in their professional roles.

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