Ethics in the Nursing Field
The bigger community-citizens, people who require medical care, inter professional group members and nursing compeers look ahead to and are entitled to more than basically knowledge and adequate qualification. All these people in the society look forward to observe good character from nurses (Chen, Werhane, and Mills 11). Good qualities related with suitable traits in nursing have improved progressively from those such as cleanliness and selflessness to embrace several described in the framework and believed to be important in the practice of coming up with a healthy workplace and generous ethical environment. For example, understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it, reliability, genuineness and prudence. Being Compassionate has been considered as the essentials basis of a healthcare provider and an important trait essential for the deliverance of ethically good care (Chen et al. 17).
For example, exercising compassion with fellow members of the acute and critical care group could also add to supporting an ethical practice atmosphere for the reason that it is an aspect of moral sensitivity. Moral compassion is essential for it to be recognized that an ethical quandary exists. When there is no moral sensitivity and compassion, members of the healthcare team could not be in a position to realize that there might be a problem or could innocently accept ethically intolerable behaviors or conditions (Volbrecht 85). This acknowledgment also calls for the ability to value other people’s view including team members. This is through acknowledging their principles, beliefs and responsibilities. Compassion and moral understanding comprise consciousness of the different courses of action and to what extent they could distress all members affected (Volbrecht 110). This could be the patient, relatives, and other people on inter professional group.
Chen, Donna T., Patricia H. Werhane, and Ann E. Mills. “Role of organization ethics in critical care medicine.” Critical care medicine 35.2 (2007): S11-S17.
Volbrecht, Rose Mary. Nursing ethics: Communities in dialogue. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002. Print.